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  1. Mishkapop

    Blog Home, piggles home.

    Well, after 6 long weeks, it's finally happened, the girls are all in together. No more mites, no nasty pregnancy suprises (phew), everyone is happy and healthy and the tribe welcomed the newbies with open arms. True, I sweetened the rite of passage known as introductions with an ENORMOUS tray...
  2. Mishkapop

    Blog Chubby chops and curly nails.

    Yesterday I cut the new girls nails for the first time. Oh. Dear. Lord. I don't think they had ever been done. Their front ones were curling out -sideways- and the quick was so long in the hind legs it's going to take a careful trim every few days for a while to get these ladies' feet in a...
  3. Mishkapop

    Blog Settling In

    Crumbs, Mab and Ingris have been with us a week now and I'm starting to get a feel for them. Mab is a little munchkin, quick to cause trouble. She's chatty too, giving me a few wheeks when she sees the veg bowl already! Ingris is a bossy boots, also a climber. She seems her happiest sat up on...
  4. Mishkapop

    What do baby piggie kicks feel like?

    I was holding Ingris this evening with my hand sort of tucked under her abdomen as I cuddled her to me and felt something that made me freak- it was like something was -tapping- on my palm. I think I also heard some very faint pops, though that could have been my imagination... The girls have...
  5. Mishkapop

    Blog Piggy Hospital

    Well, I went to the breeder saturday. She definately was retiring, there were hutches being taken appart and thrown into a skip as I arrived and there were a lot more empty cages. She was stopping because she couldn't afford it anymore and wanted to rehome as many of the animals as she could as...
  6. Mishkapop

    Blog Thinking about adopting....

    It was way sooner than I would have liked. But a breeder near me is shutting down, giving away piggies free. I have a nasty feeling if someone doesn't take these animals in they will be put down. I'm just not sure though. I don't like breeders. At the same time though, I hate the thought of...
  7. Mishkapop

    Upper Levels Updating Our Cage

    I've decided to finally do the work on our cage I've been wanting to do for a while, to give something to keep me busy and spoil my 5 remaining girls. We're going to add a 2x3 semi-level to our big ol' 3x6 cage, to give the girls a bit more room and somewhere new to explore. Really, I'm looking...
  8. Mishkapop

    Blog 24 Hours On...

    ... since I buried Wibble and I finally smiled as my boyfriend reminded my of the time she ripped a big clump of his beard out and ate it. Little monster... We gave her a beautiful funeral. Because we rent, I didn't want to bury her in the garden, or anywhere I would leave her behind, or she...
  9. Mishkapop

    Goodnight Wibble...

    You suffered so much in your short life, cursed with health set back after health set back. But you were beautiful and cheeky and my miracle pig and I'm glad you get to sleep now, free from all that awful pain...
  10. Mishkapop

    URI/Upper Respiratory Infection Freaking out... What more can I do?

    So I noticed Wibble's breathing was jerky this evening, rushed her to our emergency vets, who confirmed she has a URI. This is my worst nightmare. Her eyes are clear but she jerks when she breathes, is crackling and her nostrils are flaring. Also she is off her food and is just sort of laying...
  11. Mishkapop

    Blog Quandries and conundrums...

    Well, we've had a bit of a turn up for the books recently. The lady never got back to us about the white aby, so I guess it must have been a male. But a couple weeks ago someone got in touch from one of the rescues and bam: Meet Pompom: And Suvie (short for Vesuvieus): They were tiny...
  12. Mishkapop

    Blog Woot, Cavy Slave! Blog time!

    So, the girls are all settled in happily now, living all together in their wee mansion. And about a fortnight ago we were looking at the said wee mansion and my boyfriend suddenly goes "We've got the room for another guinea pig you know. What was that rescue you were looking at the other day?"...
  13. Mishkapop

    Introductions Input needed on moving girls in together perlease!

    Ok, so all the four girls are getting on what I can only describe as famously. In fact, I was really shocked at just how well they're doing! Waffles and Brunhilde greeted each other like lifelong friends infact (though we're pretty sure they may be sisters so there might be a small slither of...
  14. Mishkapop

    C&C First C&C, so excited!!!

    I finally got the bits ordered to make my c&c cage. It'll be an enormous one that I'll seperate into two at first to let my four pigs get to know each other better without the added risk of a ruckus. They've started playing together in floor time but I don't want to lump them all together just...
  15. Mishkapop

    Genitals Brown discharge

    Today I got Waffles out of the cage and was giving her the daily checkover to find a small amount of brown muccus coming from her genitals. I wiped it away, it didn't smell, her genitalia looks entirely normal aside from this, and she seems perky in herself. Is this something to be concerned...
  16. Mishkapop

    Abscess Will Wibble hate me? :(

    I finally, finally have my girls back home today, with Wibble in my care now. And I managed to successfully give her her antibiotics and clean her wound, but she -hated- it. The medicine especially. It took a couple of minutes and she cried the whole time. In the end though she was very good and...
  17. Mishkapop

    A rather bonkers idea...

    Ok. So. My other half and I have decided that expanding our family with piggies recently is the perfect reason to start looking for a bigger apartment to live in. However it is very unlikely that we're going to be able to get a garden because of the area we live in and the budget we'll be on...
  18. Mishkapop

    My fuzzy family

    Hello all. I'm Mishka, a cavy newbie. I have four little piggies, two of whom currently aren't with me due to some rather upsetting circumstances, but which will hopefully be rememdied soon. I'm trying very hard to make their lives the best possible and am always open to advice and if nessecary...
  19. Mishkapop

    Even vet can't tell....

    What do you think, guys? Is the larger sow pictured here facing away from me pregnant? Her name is Sigrun, or Siggy for short, and she's eating like a pig (scuse the pun) drinking quite noticeably as she has both a water bottle and a bowl so it's easier for me to keep track of it, she's...
  20. Mishkapop

    Abscess Going through the seven circles of hell, some experience advice needed please...

    Ok, before I start my story, I'm asking that no one shouts at me for gtetting my guinea pigs from a pet shop. I didn't do enough research, I know that now, and after the amount of misery our fluffy family is going through right now, I will never touch pet shop animals with a barge pole in the...
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