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    I was about to give up pig ownership.

    After losing three guinea pigs and our family dog in less than six months, I felt like my time as an animal & pig owner was over. My little girl bled to death internally only a week ago after surgery, two weeks before that I had to euthanize my heart pig. I was contemplating not getting any new friends for my remaining 4 year old as all these losses hit me extremely hard.

    ..Then I saw these beauties up for adoption & I couldn't help myself.
    Meet Snow & Storm, the 3 year old female & 2 year old neutered male I'm about to pick up in a few hours.
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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    Very cute, I'm sure they will have an amazing life in your home!

    I'm so sorry for your losses, it's always difficult when an animal passes away, let alone when many pass in a short amount of time. It sounds like you give great care to your pets and that you love them very much. These two pigs will be happy with you

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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    So sorry for the loss of your pets, hopefully little Storm and Snow will help you recover.
    Both piggies are gorgeous, I have a soft spot for red-eyed pigs

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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    Congratulations on your two new additions. I'm sorry you lost the others. I kept pigs originally from 1999-2008. When my Strawberry died in '08, I felt like I couldn't handle any more loss so i didn't get any more pigs. Then I adopted my girls early last year, and I really don't know how I went so long without them.

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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    lucky for those sweet babies that you reconsidered, @HannibalLecter. I'm sorry to hear about your losses but I have no doubt that these cuties will help numb some of the pain.

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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    I'm so sorry for your losses. Your new babies look very sweet, Storm is just so handsome!

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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    Oh goodness, they are beautiful!!! I'm sorry for your losses and happy for your new additions!

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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    Quote Originally Posted by HannibalLecter View Post
    I felt like my time as an animal & pig owner was over.
    I can certainly empathize with you. I lost my beloved Chester and Maya within three weeks of each other. I was so grief-stricken that I just couldn't get over the loss of Chester, but I couldn't stand the empty cage either. I now have two little Aby boys that are so feisty and adventurous that it's fun to have babies in the house once again. It will take some time for them to bond with us, and I only hope that I will love them half as much as Chester.

    Your new "kids" are gorgeous!

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    Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    So sorry to hear about your losses @HannibalLecter. Have you picked up your new piggies yet? How are they doing? Love their fluffy fur!

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    Lightbulb Re: I was about to give up pig ownership.

    Thank you all for your kind replies.

    Well the intro & first day in their cage was a bit.. chaotic.
    I received a really nasty bite on the top on my right hand from Storm, who literally hung off my hand by his teeth when I had to intervene.
    Everyone was extremely agitated, and I ended up giving them all a buddy bath in the middle of the night. Things calmed slightly when I switched from fleece to bedding in the entire cage, in order to add more hay areas as "SnowStorm" constantly chased my female away from the kitchen section.

    My female is still terrified & afraid to move at all, and Snow just won't stop muttering to herself. I think we're all a bit traumatized.

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