Cuy Data

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Brainerror

Post   » Wed May 25, 2011 7:43 am


I love that they warn you that cuy are not pets. It's funny that it's pronounced koo-ey when I instinctively say Kee. I need to convince my brain to say it differently now!

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mmercedesmom
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Post   » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:38 am


Titan
Rescued May 6, 2011 by Wee Companions
Irvine Shelter
4 lbs. 10 oz. - weighed at shelter just before we left
Red and white
No apparent abnormalities
Super mellow, comes forward to be petted while in open C&C cage.
Sits in your lap or on your chest like a bean bag who makes happy sounds. ;-)
No known health problems
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Held by Fenella who is fairly petite and about 5 ft. 4 in. tall

Charybdis

Post   » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:28 am


Barbara Ann and Rhonda, also from the Irvine shelter, rescued by OCCH on 6/11/11.

Barbara Ann is 1700 grams
Rhonda is 1400 grams, she may be a young Cuy or a mix
Toes are normal
Barbara Ann is feral. We have a hard time restraining her for photos. Rhonda is a little more calm.


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TexCavy

Post   » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:00 pm


Love all the cuties on here. Great idea for a thread.

Charybdis

Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:52 am


We have two more Cuy, a pregnant mom and baby. Pulled from the Long Beach shelter with dad who is not Cuy. Wild of course. Do not yet have a weight on the mom but you can see she has the typical red-white color:

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:47 am


Oh, they are adorable! They look so shy though!

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Bethie
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:16 am


I love that Regiane said that 'cuy' is from the sound they make. If you say it like you're wheeking, it's easy to pronounce. You can hear how it came to be, for sure!

Charybdis

Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:14 pm


Shy is one word for it. The mom is feral. The foster has been unable to catch her to weigh her.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:53 pm


I added a short section under polydactyly on the feet page about the multiple toe genetic defect:

gl/feet.html#poly

Lots of great photos thanks to Djakarta!

Charybdis

Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:45 pm


Thank you Lynx! We are seeing more of them with normal toes now but still huge and wild. Another landed in the Lancaster shelter last week. A huge, feral female with CL. She had surgery today -- I'm waiting on a weight and photos.

Charybdis

Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:51 pm


Here is a comparison picture of the aforementioned Titan, next to a normal-sized adult male guinea pig.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:54 pm


Titan is awfully cute!

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swirlysf
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Post   » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:44 pm


I have to agree, Titan is awfully cute.

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KarmicVegan

Post   » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:00 pm


Charybdis-- I just noticed my "shrine of piggies" in the background of the picture (mom & baby cuy picture) LOL

the new mama cuy is very had to catch - her face is very long as well.

I miss my special girls "barbara ann & rhonda" even if I only had them in my hosue for a little while. I had soft spot for them.

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CavyHouse
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Post   » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:32 pm


Paula Bunyan
7/7/2011
SVACA (Silicon Valley Animal Care Authority), Santa Clara, Ca

1430 gms; 3 days later 1510 grams
Red and white
No apparent abnormalities
Very fast and hard to catch; hard to hold onto (almost jumped from my hands); did settle nicely in lap

No known health problems

Cavy House Rescue

Paula came in with 5 other smaller piggies. I'm trying to figure out if these are her pups. Can cuys be bred with regular piggies? I DO NOT want to breed her!! The younger ones are red, white, golden agouti combination

Can cuy be socialized enough that they can be handled easier?

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:05 pm


Do you have a photo?

They sometimes calm down a bit but they are still pretty wild. No kids and a cage with lid is a good idea. They are strong. The one we posted above is with what we think is her baby. Dad is normal and looks the same as baby so we are guessing they can breed.

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CavyHouse
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Post   » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:26 pm


"Paula Bunyan" - 1510 grams
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5 piggies who came in with her, ranging from 400 to 900 grams
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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:44 pm


Yep, red and white like most of the cuys. You don't know how old the babies are, huh? I wonder if they are full cuy babies.

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swirlysf
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Post   » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:42 pm


Wow, I love how most of them are giving you the wary eye.

ottosmom

Post   » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:47 pm


Paula Bunyan is quite the full-figured girl and very cute too!

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