More adorable babies in Michigan!

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:50 pm


I again am fostering some babies for Rabbit and Small Animal Rescue in Westland, Michigan. I'd like to get a GL home for them if possible, especially after the happy ending last time. (Thanks mapleowl!!)

Here is the story. A family bought two female guinea pigs from a pet store. We all know what happened next. They woke up to a baby (or maybe two). They promptly removed the father, but it was already too late. The mom, Snickers, was already pregnant a second time, even though she is very young too. They kept the dad (and a son?) and gave the pregnant mom and her older baby, Cashew, to RASA.

Here is Snickers (right) and Cashew (left): ImageIMG_2442 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

They are not much older than the babies and also are available for adoption.

The second time, Snickers had........

ImageIMG_2473 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

Not just one, but ....

ImageIMG_2483 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

Well, not just two but.....

ImageIMG_2502 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

and......

ImageIMG_2509 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

Actually, Snickers had five babies, but the only girl, a small all white Aby died while they were with another foster. (The baby didn't have red eyes, so I assume she wasn't a lethal white, true? The mom is a roan, correct?) A necropsy showed underdeveloped lungs.
She was the smallest and last to be born.

They've been named Peanut, Walnut (Wally), Pistachio (Stan) and Filbert (Bertie). Their sister was Macadamia. I've only had them a day, so I don't know much about the personalities and I don't even know which name goes with which one yet. We've been calling them Grey, Blackie, Brownie and TC (for tri-color). I have observed that Blackie is bold and curious while Brownie is the shy one. Blackie is usually the first to explore something new, followed closely by TC.

For size comparisons - the box in the pictures is a tangerine box and the red hut is a hamster hut.

I'll post some close up pictures in the next day or two.

The adopter will have to go through Rabbit and Small Animal rescue. We won't list them on Petfinders for a week or so in hopes that we can find a GL home. I am in Detroit and can drive to Toledo, western Michigan etc. While I'd like to adopt them together, I suppose they will be put up for adoption in groups of two, but first, I'd like to figure out who gets along with whom.

I think they were born in mid-January. I'll get the exact date.

Oh, as long as we are on the subject - here is my other adoptable foster (in tact) boy, the stunning 1.5 year old Twinkie:

ImageIMG_2282 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

Who loves his chin scritches:

ImageIMG_2276 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

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PooksiedAnimals
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Post   » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:54 pm


Such cuties!

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:22 pm


Oh, they sure are!!

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:00 pm


I forgot to mention that I am driving to Boston from Detroit in mid-March and could bring some piggies to Boston or meet someone along the way.

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:28 pm


Here are the individual photos I promised.

First, the black one who is the bold and curious leader of the pack:

ImageIMG_2459 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2567 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

Then, both ends of the Tri-color one (saxy legs and all):

ImageIMG_2559 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2513 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

Then the grey one and finally, the very shy brown one:

ImageIMG_2524 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2457 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:36 pm


Man, they are really cute.

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:16 pm


Some good news! Twinkie went to a very nice family. His new cagemate was lonely since he had just lost his brother/long time cagemate. He and Twinkie hit it off pretty quickly.

Imageimage by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

The babies are going to be listed on Petfinder.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:21 pm


That's super!

Talishan
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Post   » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:25 pm


Awesome. Thanks for the update.

cadrhys

Post   » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:40 pm


Hey! I just saw your post and am from Boston and looking to adopt a pair of peegs. Not sure if you've already driven over or not but I figured I'd ask!

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snowflakey
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Post   » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:14 pm


Wow, they are all so adorable. Great job finding a home for Twinkie! I hope those cute babies are snapped up with good homes soon (or one home? A girl can dream!).

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:22 pm


cadrhys - Sorry, I arrived back from Boston the day before you posted.

Snowflakey - I have the same dream. The brothers seem to all get along and have fun racing around together.

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daveandtiff

Post   » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:46 pm


Truly adorable!! Boy, it would be really hard to let go of these sweeties, but so glad Twinkie joined a lonely pig and hoping everyone else will be in a loving home soon.

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Fri May 06, 2016 8:32 pm


Really great news!! The brown and the gray baby found a terrific home together. The adopters came to Detroit from Toronto to pick them up. They were very nice, knowledgeable and enthusiastic - and regular readers of GL. The babies couldn't have found a better home!

ImageIMG_2965 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

I still have the black and the tri-color babies if anyone is interested.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri May 06, 2016 8:50 pm


That is super! I do think those two guinea pigs are awfully cute!

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snowflakey
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Post   » Fri May 06, 2016 9:25 pm


Fabulous news. What a cute pair. I hope we'll get updates from the new family!

Talishan
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Post   » Fri May 06, 2016 11:45 pm


Oh excellent. Thanks for the update!

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Tue May 10, 2016 7:07 pm


I have another baby for adoption. His name is Boots. He is the most active piggy I've ever had - a real king of the zoomies - hence his nickname "The Flash". He runs circles around his cage, climbs the bars, jumps on boxes and runs circles again. During floor time, he's at one end of the kitchen and a second later, at the other end. No one ever sees him move from point A to point B. We think he may teleport. He definitely has some super power.

He was born in mid-February. He's a crested. His mom is a silky, so his hair is a little longer than an average short haired piggy. He is a great wheeker and very interactive with humans. He is as full of personality as he is of energy. He is great with our older (and passive) boy Brillo because he puts all his energy into his constant motion and none into domination.

Here he is (left) a month ago, snuggling with our recently deceased boy Abner (no relation):

ImageIMG_2694 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr
(It is rare to see Boots just sitting.)

He's a bit bigger now - about half the size of an adult. This picture was taken a few minutes ago:

ImageIMG_3016 by SkittleandTwix, on Flickr

I'll have to try to get some video of him running laps. It is hard to explain his personality without seeing him zoom. He is a charmer and cute beyond what you see in the pictures. He seems to have a lot of facial expressions, from the smile in the first picture to the stink eye in the second one.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Tue May 10, 2016 9:14 pm


He sounds like a great pig!

Talishan
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Post   » Wed May 11, 2016 5:17 am


He's out there. You can just tell in the pics. :-)

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