Sorry I cannot fix red eyes or white eye on this comp.
First Daddy's new baby cause she picked him as her favorite straight away. This is Chutney. Chutney is of course a condiment sort of sauce or jelly like stuff made from spices and fruit or vegetables and sometimes fermented a little. Alcohol content is likely under 1%. Still the name sticks to my alcohol themed names that I somehow got into.
And this one is Parfait.
Named after Parfait d'Amour, which is a rich brightly colored purple liqueur made from a Curaçao liqueur base. Alcohol content is about 30%.
These were two single gals before we showed up at the rescue. Here they are during a buddy cuddle which is what I use in place of buddy baths for mildly disputing pigs and save bath for when it is more difficult to pair a couple of pigs. Suddenly they were best buds when placed on the piggy blankie on the bed. Still not perfect in cage, but much better. They lived side by side in adjoining cages and apparently have had a lot of words with one another which they need to sort out.
IF enough folks wish it, or if there is enough begging from a couple folks, I will also share some intro pics from the piggy meetings next time I get on here. Things went better than expected except for traveling. I took two travel cages and wound up having to stop at a liquor store to get a box as well. One of the new gals in a box, Tika in the small travel cage, and the other three in the big travel cage. I have pics of that too. :D
The cutest thing was when Chutney laid down all comfy and splayed out and Roden went to lie down next to her.
Well, as close he dare to actually.
There are pics from my angle on one side and MrTex's from the other side.
The "candy" pellets are only used by the rescue during intros and sometimes for sick pigs who need to gain weight. They are not a cheap brand of junk pellets, they are Gerty. Not ideal but far better than cheap junk pellets. And as i said used only on special occasions.
The traveling home pics of the big separation after the only major scuffle so far caused by close quarters in the travel cage. We have Tika in a small square C and C grid carrier. Chutney in a liquor store box. Best place to get boxes, cause other stores tend to break them down immediately. Then we have Parfait on one side of the large grid travel cage and Xaica and Roden on the other.
Parfait is really much more gorgeous than she looks in most pictures. Chutney is rather photogenic but she is also even more stunningly colored in person. When we walked through the rescue passing cages of males and of females on pregnancy watch who were not available yet, these were the first two to run up to the cage edge to greet us. Still run if we try to pick them up though.
Parfait is terrified of being picked up. But we are working on it. Chutney is apprehensive about being carried home after cuddles and likes to nip a blue and purple knot onto my inner arm the way Foster used to do if I did not carry him in the right position - mouth facing away from me. heheh. She is training me. A few more nips and I will remember the proper carry position.
And now we are six...
Tika was named after Baltika Russian beer and shortened to Tika because it means "wonder of life" in an African language or some such. When she was born she almost died being smothered by another rescued pregnant pig who was very anxious to start mothering. She had stopped breathing and was limp. She was found just in time for a warm snuggle and massage to restart her heart and breathing.
Last night in the middle of the night I found her in a spot of the cage she didn't even like to go to and she was fluffed up and sort of seizing. I held and cuddled her until she passed. It was something sudden because the other day she was eating grass and green pepper happily.
It has been awesome to have this little guinea pig girl in my life. She was always assertive. Loved to nip my skin in a tiny pinch and pull as far as it would stretch. She never bit her human daddy though. She was bossy with her cagemates when they came near her but she mostly preferred to be alone. During cage cleanings she had to be put in a separate holding cage or she would nip her cage mates repeatedly. Her favorite veggie was probably Romaine lettuce. She will be missed very much. Popcorn free at the bridge little one.