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gpiggies
01-08-15, 01:28 pm
Hi cavy lovers! I've recently developed a growing interest in g-piggies and have been doing some pretty extensive research on the essentials for taking care of them. I don't have any piggies at the moment (just a handsome little black Syrian hamster!), but I wanted to make an account early so that I would have approximately 6 months to take my time and do thorough research before I adopted in the summer. I'm planning for 2 short-haired females who will live in a 2x4 C&C cage with a 2nd level for the kitchen. I can't wait to meet you all and learn more about the g-piggies of the world!

pinky
01-08-15, 01:41 pm
Hi cavy lovers! I've recently developed a growing interest in g-piggies and have been doing some pretty extensive research on the essentials for taking care of them. I don't have any piggies at the moment (just a handsome little black Syrian hamster!), but I wanted to make an account early so that I would have approximately 6 months to take my time and do thorough research before I adopted in the summer. I'm planning for 2 short-haired females who will live in a 2x4 C&C cage with a 2nd level for the kitchen. I can't wait to meet you all and learn more about the g-piggies of the world!

Welcome, gpiggies. I'm a volunteer with Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue that adopts out guinea pigs to those in the Chicago and surrounding areas. Please consider adopting instead of buying a guinea pig. Our rescue always has a lot of guinea pigs available for adoption so it's a good place to be able to choose and compare from a large number. The rescue recently celebrated 15 years so you can be assured it's a reputable place to get a healthy pet. We're licensed by the IL Dept. of Agriculture.

http://www.crittercorral.org/

We have volunteers throughout the area who do adoptions.

ThePigAlchemist
01-08-15, 01:48 pm
Welcome! Props for taking your time to do research. I'm in a similar place, but I'm doing research for rats instead. You'll definitely find tons of pig information here, but it looks like you're off to a good start information-wise.

BaconAndEggs
01-08-15, 02:39 pm
lolApplause for doing your research!lol
And welcome! You will certainly find loads of information on this website, and there are many more you can look at. Adoption is a good thing to consider. Also, more applause for getting (Or going to get) a C&C cage, and preparing before you got your piggies! Yay!

Wish you luck in the Summer and feel free to ask questions as always! :)

gpiggies
01-08-15, 02:48 pm
Welcome, @gpiggies (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=33991). I'm a volunteer with Critter Corral Guinea Pig Rescue that adopts out guinea pigs to those in the Chicago and surrounding areas. Please consider adopting instead of buying a guinea pig. Our rescue always has a lot of guinea pigs available for adoption so it's a good place to be able to choose and compare from a large number. The rescue recently celebrated 15 years so you can be assured it's a reputable place to get a healthy pet. We're licensed by the IL Dept. of Agriculture.

http://www.crittercorral.org/

We have volunteers throughout the area who do adoptions.
Hello! I was actually looking at a few piggies your organization had available on Petfinder. I wouldn't be adopting them now, but I'll definitely be looking again around June/July to adopt and I hope there can be a match then!


Welcome! Props for taking your time to do research. I'm in a similar place, but I'm doing research for rats instead. You'll definitely find tons of pig information here, but it looks like you're off to a good start information-wise.
Thanks! And oh, you are going to LOVE having rats! My sister has 2 rats and they are FULL of personality... and mischief lol


lolApplause for doing your research!lol
And welcome! You will certainly find loads of information on this website, and there are many more you can look at. Adoption is a good thing to consider. Also, more applause for getting (Or going to get) a C&C cage, and preparing before you got your piggies! Yay!

Wish you luck in the Summer and feel free to ask questions as always! :)
Thank you so much! I have to say that the research is a huge part of the fun because it builds knowledge and anticipation for when the day comes that I'll be ready to introduce 2 adorable piggies into my life!

mufasa
01-08-15, 02:50 pm
Hello, fellow Chicagoan! (Although actually I moved to FL 10 years back...couldn't take the cold.) Good for you for doing your research, and you're going to love having guinea pigs as pets. Critter Corral will find you the perfect little friends.

gpiggies
04-05-15, 09:33 pm
Hi everyone! After doing my research, I was presented the opportunity to adopt a pair of baby sow guinea pigs that were from an accidental litter from some missexed piggies. They are sisters who share the same mother and were born last Christmas. Without further adieu, please welcome Isaac (left) and Bori-cha (right).

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag319/buckybearbaby/The%20Girls/IMAG0549_zpsbhvremoh.jpg

Bori-cha means barley tea in Korean - I thought it was fitting because of her colors and tea is awesome.
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag319/buckybearbaby/The%20Girls/IMG_3680_zps8m7edcpd.jpg

Isaac is named after one of my sister's favorite scientists, Sir Isaac Newton.
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag319/buckybearbaby/The%20Girls/IMG_3688_zpscq7pagpv.jpg

Seeing as how I just got them Saturday, they're still settling in but man, Bori-cha is quite dominant over Isaac and will constantly follow her around and chase her out of her hidey house, making Isaac squeal in annoyance. They've been housed together since birth, but maybe it's just the new environment that has Bori-cha expressing herself more aggressively.

maddy harper
04-06-15, 01:51 am
hi and welcome
looking forward to hearing more about your pigs...