I am happy to have found such an informative site to help my family and I raise this wonderful and loving furbaby. He is just a sweetie. I have also found the reference for the C and C cages and have the cubes and will soon be getting the Coroplast.
I also wanted to say that I am smitten with the three piggies pictured in the right hand corner of the web pages and was wondering if they belonged to someone here and how I might go about adopting piggies that look like those. I love black and white because I had a kitty who has long since passed away who was black and white. My family does plan to adopt another piggie through our local rescue but I really want one that looks like the ones here, especially the long haired blk and wt one. Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
I hope to get to know some of you better.
Julie and Gunner
- Thanks for the Memories
I suggest you look in the Cavy Placement forum. There are quite a few rescues and shelters out there. Pigs of every description pass through their doors. See who is close to you and start asking. I´m sure someone has the right friend for you and Gunner. Some places have a wait list where you can request a particular breed or gender and they´ll call you when they have one.
I have two black and white long haired pigs too. I´ll give you a link to some pics.
Here are some of our members´ holiday photos, my pigs are in there, checking out the bar and eating the snowman´s nose!
Don´t feel too bad about getting your pig from a pet store, we all learn through our mistakes. Just remember next time to try a rescue or shelter. I´m sure there´ll be a next time!
I´m glad you´ve found a good vet and hope those mites clear out fast.
Julie and Gunner
Gunner and Julie
I don´t know if they´re purebred, though they could be. I adopted them from our local Humane Society after someone abandoned them in a shopping center parking lot. Most of us have adopted "mutt pigs", they´re all equally lovable and have their own distinct personalities.
Rachel has some lovely pigs, I hope you find one that´s just right for you and Gunner.
- Supporter in '11
I´ll never buy from a pet store again and really struggle with the quality of life issues for pets which results in me spending soooooooo much of my life, trying to make their little live´s better.
This is a great group, very knowledgable, friendly, and fun!
Gunner and Julie
- I gave what I could!
It´s great that these guys know what they´re talking about....except for Evangeline. She just likes to pretend she´s smart.
Good luck finding your second piggy!
Welcome aboard. Don´t worry about getting your first pig froma pet store. I think we all did it before realizing rescues are really the place to start. It´s great that you are thinking of giving Gunner a buddy. However, you need to be warned. Pigs are extremely addictive. I clearly remember the day I promised my boyfriend "yes, dear, just one"! Ha! A dozen of pigs later, here I am. Whenever one leaves for a forever home or one more gets here, now, he doesn´t even notice.
Oh, and don´t listen to Dobby. She needs to be smacked across the head from time to time, and that,s precisely what I´m going to do right now.
Has she emailed you? She´s really sick right now, but I´m wondering how the arrangements are going.
HAHA, Dobby called Evangeline "old."
You people just don´t understand. You think E is such a meanie, but her house is decorated in Hello Kitty and she puts little pink bows on her pigs.