I bought her one of those superpet cages..thought I was getting her the best money could buy. Of course, after reading all about the C & C cages..she is currently in a 2 x 4 grid cage and she LOVES it!!
This past week..after quite a few e-mails to Evangeline, I adopted Ruby at the shelter. She is a PEW and 6 months old. (I almost adopted a sweet red and white "female", that I later found out was a male). Ruby was abandoned in an empty apartment in a small, filthy, wire bottomed cage. She is a bit underweight and stained from being in such bad conditions. Right now she is in quarantine in Roxanne´s old cage in another room. In the three days since I´ve rescued her, she now licks my hand and runs to the front of the cage when I enter the room. She has been eating tons of Oxbow timothy hay, blue seal pellets and fresh veggies. She had kind of a rat like face when I got her because she was so thin. I swear she´s already putting on weight!
I run a small licensed daycare in my home with six VERY respectful 3 and 4 year olds. I make sure that I clean and take care of Roxanne´s cage in their presence so they know that we are her caretakers and she depends on us for food, a clean home, fresh water and of course, love. I never let them hold her or take her home for the weekend, but I do let them gently pet her when I hold her. I am looking forward to the end of the quarantine period so I can put Ruby and Roxanne together. Thanks to the posts, I know what to expect and hopefully can make a smooth transition for them both.
I am looking forward to reading all the posts and getting to know everyone here.
I´m glad to hear you moved Roxanne to the 2x4 grid cage. What a lucky pig to have found you. Ruby sounds like a sweety. Great that Roxanne will soon have someone to keep her company.
Is there a link somewhere so we can see pictures of your girls?