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CourtsCritters
05-21-16, 09:30 pm
So I just recently acquired 5 bunnies ;)

I was doing research on them on cage options/care etc and came across videos on youtube about guinea pigs also. They were an animal to be honest I never gave much thought too... but fell in love with them whilst watching them on these videos. So I tried to do a lot of research and then went and adopted 5 brothers! :crazy::p I am having a blast taking care of all of these adorable sweet critters. :) My bunnies too awhile to come around to me but are good now. These 5 are still fairly skittish but are making leaps of progress everyday. I am so excited! I can't wait to learn more about them. Why are they so addictive??! I could go adopt 5 more. hahahaha

BY THE WAY.... THIS IS A TEMPORARY CAGE. ORDERED BOTH BUNNIES AND GUINEA PIGS THE LARGEST C&C CAGES WITH EXTENSIONS COMING ON MONDAY. I can't wait to set them up! They will be thrilled.

Okay so without further ado... here are my guinea piggy boys. lol

From front and then left-right. Bacardi (who is a biter bad boy!), Macgregor, Jameson, Burwell, and Carona. :p
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They can't be in the dark, right? haha
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and here are my buns (remember keep in mind.... I am getting new, better, and bigger cages!!!)

From front and then left to right... Demelza, Hermione, Varity, Esmerelda, and Weasley hehe

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Such cute babies :)

https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13255910_10153742004204372_7131922094646040939_n.j pg?oh=472e4681401171893414edf34cde0ff5&oe=57E46558

I know this is mainly a guinea pig forum but I couldn't help but share both.

bpatters
05-21-16, 09:52 pm
It's fine to share your bunnies as well. There's a rabbit discussion thread on here.

You do know these guys require exotic vets, I hope. And that they're both scarcer and more expensive than small animal (dog and cat) vets, who often don't know how to treat them.

CourtsCritters
05-21-16, 10:10 pm
It's fine to share your bunnies as well. There's a rabbit discussion thread on here.

You do know these guys require exotic vets, I hope. And that they're both scarcer and more expensive than small animal (dog and cat) vets, who often don't know how to treat them.

So I've heard :) Theres actually a good local one to me!!

bpatters
05-21-16, 10:12 pm
Save your pennies, then! You'll need a sizeable vet fund sooner or later.

The other thing I'd suggest is turning all your guinea pigs over and comparing their private parts to be sure they're all male. We've had many a pregnant guinea pig on here because someone was told that their new pigs were both male or both female. You should probably check the rabbits, too, if there's some way to do that. I know nothing about rabbit anatomy.

CourtsCritters
05-21-16, 10:49 pm
Save your pennies, then! You'll need a sizeable vet fund sooner or later.

The other thing I'd suggest is turning all your guinea pigs over and comparing their private parts to be sure they're all male. We've had many a pregnant guinea pig on here because someone was told that their new pigs were both male or both female. You should probably check the rabbits, too, if there's some way to do that. I know nothing about rabbit anatomy.

They all had originally came from petsmart... would they get their sex wrong you think? :-/

bpatters
05-21-16, 10:50 pm
ABSOLUTELY! You wouldn't believe the number of missexed pigs that come from pet stores.

Fay
05-21-16, 11:48 pm
Welcome to the forums! Ditto everything bpatters said but since you're also new to guinea pigs please read the following guides thoroughly:

http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html
http://www.guinealynx.info/medical_guide.html

and check out all the stickies on the forum :o if you have any questions at all don't be afraid to ask!

lissie
05-22-16, 02:16 am
Welcome to the forums!

Since you mentioned having 5 boars, I'd also recommend reading this thread.
http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=46468

I am quite surprised your boys are not fighting. Once they reach their teenage stage, things may change.

Comely Guineas
05-22-16, 03:00 am
Wow, you must have a lot of money and free time caring for that lot! haha. Lucky you. Cute pets :)

maddy harper
05-22-16, 11:55 am
Hi and welcome

CourtsCritters
05-22-16, 04:59 pm
Thanks everyone for your advice! I'm trying to do as much reading up on everything as I can. :)

barbaramudge
05-23-16, 01:24 am
Well I gotta tell ya, you need to read up on those bunnies! There isn't a c&c cage on the site big enough to house one. Better get an xpen and plan on bunny proofing an entire room. With 4 they are going to need a whole lotta room to roam. A bunnies cage should allow at least 3-4 big long hops worth of room and several hours a day to range a large space.

lisa325
05-24-16, 07:16 pm
WOW!!! You're going to be a very busy slave with such a large family. They are all very cute :love:

CourtsCritters
05-24-16, 08:14 pm
WOW!!! You're going to be a very busy slave with such a large family. They are all very cute :love:

Thank you! I love the work! I feed them in the morning when my 5 month old takes a nap and then spend time with them after he goes to bed. It works perfectly! :)

pouty
05-24-16, 08:40 pm
I LOVE YOUR FAMILY. Welcome to the forums. :) !!! I really want to see your cage when it comes in. I love seeing people's cages!!

CourtsCritters
05-24-16, 09:15 pm
I LOVE YOUR FAMILY. Welcome to the forums. :) !!! I really want to see your cage when it comes in. I love seeing people's cages!!

They are actually coming tomorrow! I can't wait to get them set up. I am so excited. haha I ordered a couple fleece cuddle cups, huts, and tunnels too! They are going to be spoiled even more. :)

pouty
05-24-16, 09:54 pm
They are actually coming tomorrow! I can't wait to get them set up. I am so excited. haha I ordered a couple fleece cuddle cups, huts, and tunnels too! They are going to be spoiled even more. :)
I want to see I want to see!!

im currently learning how to sew stuff for my piggies and I'm making a liner for my friend's piglet

if you lived near by id make you a liner also!

CourtsCritters
05-26-16, 09:21 pm
I want to see I want to see!!

im currently learning how to sew stuff for my piggies and I'm making a liner for my friend's piglet

if you lived near by id make you a liner also!

Bunnies in new cage :)

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https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13256538_10153751709414372_5272333103181591775_n.j pg?oh=09dfc9ae7fab97c691002b1775ef4a79&oe=57C9BA30

Piggies :)

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