Three Cavies in a Boat

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jacqueline

Post   » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:23 am


Thanks. Let me think on it. Your work really is very very well done. I hope you and your piggies all enjoy it immensely

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Kimera

Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:23 pm


Guinea pig status for today: thirteen piggies and coming :). Today two pairs of big, fat skinnies arrived. Don't worry, males are neutered. One pair is shining black, the other black and golden aguti with white. Their C&C cages fill most of my bedroom! The skinnies are so cute, and so warm, like small hot water bottles.
This is going to be very wheeky-squeaky Easter!

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:37 pm


You are so talented, making nice things for your pigs. I don't sew so purchase what I have. I enjoy spoiling my girls!

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Kimera

Post   » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:42 pm


Well, I have another piggie :). I'm not sure yet if he will be a foster or a permanent inhabitant. He is also nameles, more or less, I call him Ututu for now.
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I received information that there was an adult guinea pig abandoned in a large, chain pet shop near my place, so I went there to see. And there he was, sitting alone in a small, but clean cage. I talked to the employers and asked if I could take the pig. They were more than happy to oblige, since they could not sell him anyway. I left them Caviarnia adress cards and took the piggy with me.
And there he is - he is a young but adult boar, sheltie-type, in good health and very gentle. I think he is not used to all the attention, soft beds and company, but he is very submissive and never caused any problems to my other three boars. If anything, he seems a little afraid of them and escaped from the room on a couple of occassions. I found him later under a bed in another room. He also caused a short circuit in my apartment on the first day :) - he gnawed on a lamp cable. He was very lucky to come off unscathed, although I think he has slightly singed whiskers on one side. Now I have one working lamp less. Oh, the joys of having animals (particularly rodents :)).

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jacqueline

Post   » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:31 pm


What a handsome boy!

Crazy4me

Post   » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:57 pm


What a stunning boy!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:53 pm


He's beautiful. Glad he's now under your care and able to meet other pigs once quarantine is over.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:22 pm


He is indeed a very handsome guy!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:50 am


Yes, he is beautiful

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Kimera

Post   » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:50 pm


Some new pictures of my cavies.
Bobcio today on my balcony
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And here are all my own piggies
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RayOfFngSunshine

Post   » Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:12 pm


Your boys (and the fosters) are so adorable, and you take great pictures of them! You should totally have your own thread in the Cavy Chronicles; I would love to see/read more about your herd whenever you feel like updating, if you have the time.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:15 pm


They are all so adorable! I'll move this to Cavy Chronicles.

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Kimera

Post   » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:01 pm


I'm sorry to say that my beloved Bobcio is not doing well. In fact, he is very sick, and I think his condition is terminal.
As you know, he is almost eight years old, but up until now, he was healthy. In summer he started having problems with his genitals - tiny abscesses on his prepuce. They were flushed and treated with antibiotics, and it seemed that everything was okay.
I spent August and part of September in Canada, and my piggies were "at the spa" :), boarded with several other guinea pigs at my friend's place. They had a ball, being able to stay outside long hours and grazing in the garden, which was a rare treat for them, since I live in an apartment building.
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They came home like kids, returning from a summer camp - dirty and happy!

However, soon after, Bobcio's health problems returned, and this time with vengeance. He began loosing weight rapidly and one day I found a lump in his groin area. The vet said that it might have been related to the other one which Bobcio had on his side for some time. Surgery was possible, but before that, it was necessary to do blood tests. Unfortunately, the results showed that my Bobcio's liver was in very bad shape. His liver enzymes, AsPAT were very elevated: 1562.5 U/l, while the norm was 27 - 68.
That suggested that his liver was almost destroyed, and the cause was probably a cancer. Metastases were not excluded. Of course, any surgery is out of question, Bobcio is too weak.
He was treated first with L-ornitine L-aspartate and phosphatidylcholines, which help with liver repair, with aim to improve his liver functions, but Bobcio's condition still worsened. Now he has problems with breathing, slight discharge from nostrils and murmurs above his bronchia. He has been treated aggressively as if he were a patient with pneumonia, with gentamycin injections twice a day, since yesterday. If it helps him, he is to be started also on a steroid, because it is the only thing that my vet thinks can help Bobcio. However, it seems now that this hope is very thin. He gets also Duphalyte and probiotics, and I'm feeding him HerbiCare, a powdered feed similar to Critical Care.
This is Bobcio a few days before:

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Today he looks worse. Sometimes I worry that he is already dead, but he only sleeps. He lies so limp...
I am devastated.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:03 pm


I'm so sorry about Bobcio's condition. It's so hard to watch our little friends decline. I'm glad he had that wonderful summer vacation.

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:19 pm


I'm sorry to hear Bobcio is doing poorly. I agree, it is very hard to watch our much-loved pets decline.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:01 pm


I am so sorry to hear he is not doing well. It sounds like he did have one wonderful summer vacation.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:12 pm


Sorry to read that Bobcio is not well and that things are so serious. However, glad that he's home with his family and being closely watched. It's never easy to see our special pigs go into decline, especially due to illness. Best wishes to you and that he continues to be comfortable.

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Kimera

Post   » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:01 am


Bobcio died today. I have found him already dying this morning, and I rushed him to the vet. Euthanasia in his case was only the question of accelerating of stopping his heart action.
I want to bury him in my friend's garden, the place where he spent his last holidays.

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daisymay
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Post   » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:12 am


I am so sorry for your lost of Bobcio. RIP little one, you had a great life living to 8, you deserve a rest. Run free and popcorn in paradise thinking of the wonderful slave you had and holiday you enjoyed. Sending you big hugs, he was a handsome fellow.

GPIG

Post   » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:16 am


Sorry about Bobcio.

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