Gidget

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:49 am


On Sunday, my husband and I made a trip to meet a little guinea pig I saw online. The rescue was a little over an hour away, and they only have adoptions on Sundays from noon to 5:00, so we just kind of picked up and drove down there.

Apparently she was part of a seizure by Animal Control back in August. At that time she was estimated to be about 4 months old, thin but healthy. They treated her with a drop of Revolution as a precaution. A few days ago she was transferred to this rescue.

There was a dog barking constantly while we were there, but it’s a foster-based rescue so hopefully she didn’t have to listen to that all the time. So Gidget (formerly known as Felicity) came home with us - this is truly a rescue situation.

Today Gidget weighed 546 grams. She’s thin but eating well - good input and output, and seems healthy overall.

Here is a link to some pictures: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUHJkuiM81-/?utm_medium=copy_link

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:34 am


Adorable. She has the same swirl on her head as Mr. Bubbles.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:51 am


She is adorable!

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Post   » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:11 am


What a cutie!

Bookfan
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Post   » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:27 am


Oh my goodness! She's a little doll. She looks small to me for 5 mos.

Does she have a bikini so she's ready for the beach?

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:16 pm


I wanted to name her Rose or Rosey with that swirl. But my friend has a grand baby named Rose and I didn’t know what she’d think. When I told her about it she thought it was pretty funny.

So I looked at name lists for inspiration. Gidget is a combination of girl and midget. She’s just a little skinny thing so it seemed to fit. Plus, she’ll have her own theme song borrowed from the TV show.

She doesn’t have a bikini, but maybe she’ll need some fleece and accessories with a beach theme. Looks like I have an excuse a reason to visit Joann Fabric.

Now I have to set up my big cage again, after I make sure she can’t stick her head through the grids.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:16 pm


Pictures! More pictures at the beach!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:18 pm


The local Humane Society just got 4 female guinea pigs in that are 5 months old. So I went to see them this afternoon and they are definitely larger than Gidget. One of them stretched out and must have been an inch and a half longer, and they are also filled out more. So I think Gidget is younger than 5 months.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:59 pm


She'll be with you for years and years I hope!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:22 am


Gidget is starting to relax a little and when she gets zoomies she is a speedy little thing.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUJiAftlOSb/?utm_medium=copy_link

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:51 am


Oh, she is so fast! I can't wait for her to have companions and even more space!

Anyone who bugs her, she will leave in the dust!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:15 pm


Gidget sleeps like my husband - one foot hanging out of bed!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVyYL8vsQ1/

The poor guy didn't realize that Gidget has her own theme song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JmLAhvsH-0

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:36 pm


I wanted to say I was familiar with the song but it wasn't a sticker! (no memory) I think some show theme songs stick forever - others not so much.

Gidget is still a winner!!!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:45 pm


I always seem to remember theme songs. I knew the whole song but I don't remember much about the show. I'll have to find some episodes on YouTube.

Yes, Gidget is a winner. She fell asleep on my lap last night. We have a few lap times each day when she snuggles into a burrito wrap and has treats.

Bookfan
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Post   » Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:26 pm


Sounds like she's happy with her new home.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:41 pm


I bought one of those Oxbow play wall toys. At first she nosed around and took a bite at everything, then she lost interest. So I’m using it to hide corn husk and fresh veggies. She walks by, gets a whiff of something good and has to go back and check for treats.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:22 pm


Gidget started the day with a little lap time and a weight-in.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUxeqqsl9My/

She's at 594 grams, which is up from the 540 she weighed about 3 weeks ago when we brought her home. She claims its all lean muscle from doing laps and healthy eating.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:51 pm


Oh my goodness, she's precious.

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