So I've been watching the humane society again and they had to separate the two male albino guinea pigs they had because they started fighting. One of them got adopted and the other one in the listing I linked to is still there. He's been there for a month and his eyes look very saggy (you can't tell from the picture).
They also had him in one of those tall cages that are more for a ferret with the wire ramp to the upper level exposed. I grabbed a passing tech and had them remove it. I explained about how their little feet can get caught in there and cause injury. I also asked about his saggy eyes. She looked at his chart and the vet had noted that they weren't anything life threatening and he was being given drops for them. He was pretty active and although it took some coaxing, he came up to the side of his cage for some hand nibbling. He got his fill of that and went to his hay for a snack.
There's spaying and neutering, but the cost of having all 3 of my boys done is prohibitive. Also, I'm very apprehensive about surgery on my pets unless it's to save their lives. It's just easier and better for me to have just males or just females. As it were, I wasn't given the choice, since my wife and granddaughter picked out Mr Bubbles without telling me they were doing it. It turned out to be the best thing to happen to me.
- For the Love of Pigs
Yesterday morning we saw a listing for a female at the Humane Society. Snow was forecast for the afternoon but hadn't started, so we set off around noon -opening time - and got there at about 12:30. They were just closing for the snow & didn't have time to take care of the adoption. Well, we got back to the car and yes, the snow had just started. Within ~5 min. the roads were iffy and after 10 min. it was bad. Daughter was driving, took it real slow and we got home ok. I'm not sure it was one of my best decisions. It's snowing right now so today's not an option. Maybe tomorrow...
- For the Love of Pigs
Unfortunately they don't keep lists, Lynx. But the roads are clear and I got there at 12:00 when they opened and got her - Emma! She's supposedly 8 mos. but is small and acts younger. She doesn't seem to be very afraid. She comes out of her hidey (she's in quarantine) to eat hay while we're watching. She's tan, black & white - adorable, but we'd think any pig was adorable.
This girl is very young. Only a few months old. No placard, so I don't know how old or what her name is. Curious little thing. She climbs right up and begs for attention.
Baby girl. One month old. Skittish, but did come over and sniff my finger. Even took a bit of a compressed hay pellet from my hand.
Male Abby. 10 months old. I was going to adopt him too but he's got multiple health issues and is under a vet's care. That makes him unavailable for adoption at this time. He must have come from a bad situation because he's very afraid. I had to wait for him to come out and then sneak up to his cage to snap that photo.
They've gotten 7 more guinea pigs in the last 3 days. Someone might have surrendered their entire herd. I'm going to go visit them and see if they need anything.
Saw the rescue piggies today and this beautiful girl is the only one who reacted to me. She took the spinach leaf and nibbled my finger. The rest of them just stared at me for under their shelter. One of the boys, the baby one is already gone. I dropped off some fresh collerd greens and spinach leaves for them since my boys don't eat that.