Cuy Data

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:43 pm

You could try contacting area rescues to see if they have or know about any cuy. They may have some in their rescue that they don't list since they are so hard to place. Don't cuy do okay with regular guinea pigs? I'm not sure.

ETA: I just saw a post by CavyHouse on another thread. She stated:

"I've had a lot of luck too placing cuys with non-cuys. It did seem to calm a lot of them."


Post   » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:03 pm

I found hay at a local farm and he eats like there's no tommorrow. I looked up places near my parents' home and will buy the next bale from a feed shop. Thank you for the advice.


Post   » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:06 pm

I will contact the rescues in my area (there are like two). My mother won't let me do boar dating at the nearest rescue, which is 75 miles away. aI just want him to have a friend. Let me know of any cuys in the area, as I am good with mine. Not too many people understand cuys, so I will take them


Post   » Thu May 31, 2018 9:51 pm

Nero (Male) 5-6 months old


Pet supply plus

2.16 lbs

Reddish-Brown and white
Normal Toes


Nope yet


Post   » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:41 am

Reading this thread, it seems very likely that my Nippa is part cuy, so I'll add her.

Nippa, female, almost five and a half years old.
Adopted October 31st, 2015, but originally purchased from Petsmart in 2013.
Weighs 3.5 lbs.
Dark eyed tricolor - orange, white, and dark brown.

No abnormalities that I know of.
She is actually very sweet! I've seen her grooming her cagemates before, and she is very cuddly once you pick her up. However, if she's made up her mind that she's not coming out for lap time, it's a real struggle to pry her out.
As far as I know she doesn't have any health problems, although I have noticed her wheezing sometimes when she's picked up. (I always attributed that to her being slightly overweight, but perhaps it's a genetic thing.)

Of course, I don't really know for sure if she's part cuy, but she surely looks the part, and I've never had any of the other pigs jump like she does. I have a small cage that I put them in when I clean the big one, and I've left the lid off before only to turn around and find her halfway across the room.

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