Elephants baby is now one month old. Gus has been separated and is now in the top level of my 4x2 and the girls are in the bottom. I am getting frustrated because I have yet to find him a forever home. He is posted on guinea pig zone. I am worried about posting him on Craigslist because of so many irresponsible people. I figure if he is seen on guinea pig zone then the people are semi knowledgeable.
I don't think Gus is doing well. He hides in a blanket most of the time and chews on the grids. Quite frankly I am pretty sure he is bored. He is proving to be very hard to tame. He won't come out at dinner time and when I finally catch him he flails until I put him down. He has also not taken to drinking out of a water bottle. I am worried he isn't getting enough water, I put a bowl of water in there for him and he didn't touch it. I am trying to give him as many "wet" veggies as possible but I don't want to over do it in fear of other side effects. How could I tell if he is dehydrated? His poops are normal.
My next problem is what to do with him. I have considered getting him a buddy and just keeping him. But that would limit my girls to the bottom level and them for the top. When I built the cage I was wanting the girls to have both levels. The bottom doesn't seem very well lit and it is getting dirty much quicker (not that I am too worried about that). I don't have the space for another cage of this size and I have read that boys need a little more space. So do I keep trying to adopt him out as a lone pig, get a buddy, or get a buddy and try to adopt them out together if the right home comes along?