She was rescued 3 weeks ago with a male, they hadn't breed in 6 months according to the people we rescued them from.
Her boy Ollie is now de-sexed and is up for adoption via our guinea pig rescue (Auckland Cavy Care).
Precious has 5 new best friends...
Family line up below...Buttercup, Pluto, Precious, Pixie, Trixie and Gigi
I feed her Critical care once a day as even though her teeth are all normal she seems to have some trouble keeping weight on...
Every morning she's the piggy who wheeks and wheeks and wheeks! (Is that normal for a lethal white to be loud?)
We like to play hide 'n seek but last time she hid so well I almost forgot where she was! Can you find the Precious?
And the first picture I ever took of my girl!
And this is the cage they were rescued in:
Today our vets gave her a free x-ray so we could make sure the lump on her side isn't a baby lump...they said they think it's just a kidney and it's nothing to worry about.
She steals the heart of everyone she meets...like my cat Panther...
Here they are and she's giving him a nice big cuddle:
They both leaned forwards to investigate the camera
They all have a story behind them.
Buttercup was the newest to join the herd only 2 weeks before Precious, she came here for me to take photos of her so I could put her up for adoption for someone...and the first girl we rescued back last year was a merino...I hadn't seen one since and just couldn't let Buttercup go so I adopted her myself :P
Pixie was added to the herd before Buttercup, she was brought up running around someone's backyard with her mother and sister and 5 males but sadly when we went to pick them up one of the males had just been killed by their dog. They were all very scared and wild like..little Pixie the most so I couldn't make anyone adopt a very wild-like scared pig so she stayed...her sister is bonded with another girl and they have both helped each other alot as her sister's new friend was brought up with rabbits and didn't wheek for the first month.
Pluto and Gigi were both adopted from the SPCA as buddies for Trixie girl...I had wanted to adopt Gigi's sister but when we walked in she was on her way to her new home...they wouldn't allow us to adopt us one so we adopted both. Pluto is neutered and Gigi is spayed.
Trixie was the start of the whole herd...the pet shop gave her to us *for free, they made no money* as they were going to put her down due to her biting everyone and not being able to find a home...They called my girl a devil and were scared to touch her...shes such a lovely girl and so very smart! She is the leader of the herd and has a very big heart..she's let all of the other pigs join her in her house with no fights at all.
Haha...just wanted to share a bit about Precious's family!
Precious is doing well this morning...I've got to feed the piggies their veggies and might take a couple of pictures to share...though it's cage cleaning for them this weekend and the day before I do a complete cage clean Pixie digs up the fleece so the cage is a bit messy today.
Precious kept me up through-out the night...she does random lots of very loud wheeking to no one in particular. She is such a loud girl!
Mildred Did fairy use to have eyes? I looked at her first thread and thought In some of the first pictures she had eyes...but maybe it was just the way the photo was taken.
Well, she sort of has one eye, it started off a dark 'colour' but then it turned sort of glass-like. The other eye stays closed and there isn't much there really.
If you want to really understand the reasons for LWS I can recommend searches for LWS in rats, there seems to be much more research done on rats, one in particular on the 'rat behaviour' website has a really good article that helped me to understand it fully. I can't always explain it though! One thing you have to remember is that LWS guineas do not have pigmentation therefore they do not have any colour (meaning they can't be 'pink eyed white', and Fairy didn't ever have any colour in her eye as such). I haven't explained that very well really, the article IS worth reading though!