Hello fellow guinea pig lovers
My little chap Rusty(2yrs) fell ill on Saturday 19th July and I rushed him to the vets on the Sunday. He had trouble breathing and the vet said it was pneumonia and prescribed Baytril also giving him two injections.
After finishing his seven days of Baytril he's making a good recovery and showing an interest in his veg but not eating an awful amount of his pellets. He has been drinking a little but I am still syringe feeding him with water
It is useful to have real data, so I will put mine down.
Pinky - f - from birth - 5 years - CnC indoor/pine shavings/Oxbow hay and pellets and outdoor run - runt/genetic
JoJo - f - from birth - 6-7 years - same conditions - heat stroke
Spike - f - from birth - 6-7 years - same conditions - heat stroke
Black Scooter - m - from birth - 7 years - same conditions - old age
Sammy - m - from birth - 7 years - same conditions - old age (alpha male)
My guinea pig did not like these. I bought them at a humane society in New York and tried them. My guinea pigs avoided them and not even Miranda (My least picky pig) would touch them. In my opinion they were a waste of $5 when I just couldve gotten them more Orchard grass (which they love) instead.
I was up late last night looking through Craigslist to kill sometime and I saw an a listing from the 15th titled "Free Pair of Guinea Pigs." I clicked on the ad and all it said was "Pair of male guinea pigs. Cream color. 7 inches long." There weren't any pictures, so I'm sure the person didn't care what happened to the pigs.
I wanted to get the pigs and foster them so they wouldn't end up in some horrible place, so we emailed and texted the lister today like the
It was time for my apartment's yearly inspection today, and after the guy came through and tested all the smoke-detectors, he asked me if those were guinea pigs I had in the second bedroom. I told him yes and he asked if I sheer them and spin their fur into yarn.
I was half-tempted to say "Of course I sheer my short-haired guinea pigs; their fur makes the plushiest sweaters!"
Non-guinea pig people have no idea of the secret world of guinea pig owners