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  1. deborahtucker

    General Introducing Benny Boo & Fru-Fru...

    They look like they're going to be great friends. I'm glad you got them.
  2. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more - update

    horsiecutie, I live in Marietta, SC. I will be rehoming most or all of the babies and possibly the adults as well. I will either keep a male companion for the daddy, or try to find him a home with another male. The adult females, I would like to keep together, as they are very attached to...
  3. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more - update

    Ok, here's a link to a pic of the new ones. I took this with them around the same coffee cup I used for the first bunch of babies. There are 5, but a couple decided to hide in the cup. They are all abbys, some more pronounced than others. I haven't sexed them yet. I'll do that when they are...
  4. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more - update

    Well, when I start cutting their veggies, it sure gets loud. They love their veggies! It's fun to see the oldest ones - 3 1/2 weeks old - popcorning all over the place when the veggies are on their way in.
  5. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more - update

    It's 1:40ish in the morning. I just ran through to use the bathroom, and while I was up checked on the last of the 3 pregnant females I rescued. She had 5 babies!!!! I'm now up to 16 guinea pigs! This rescue sure exploded. I do have a home for at least one of the males, possibly both from...
  6. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more

    Well, I sexed them. I have 3 girls and 2 boys. They will be 2 weeks old tomorrow, so I'll wait another week and move the boys in with the daddy. I had to move the still pregnant sow into another area, the other 2 were picking on her. She's so big she can barely waddle, and I was afraid they...
  7. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more

    I did baby proof. I've put a fine mesh wire over the cube panels, which seems to be working well. The holes are 1/4". I've been amazed at how quickly they are growing. Like I said before, I've never had babies, so had no idea what to expect. I sure didn't expect what look like mini adults...
  8. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more

    I actually found them on Craigslist, and was horrified at the conditions shown in the picture. The lady had "just gotten over them" as she put it. I did have to pay a little for them, but felt that I would rather do that, and know they would be cared for, than to let them go to whoever may just...
  9. deborahtucker

    General Rescued 4, now there's more

    Last Monday (a week and a half ago), I rescued 4 adult guinea pigs that were living in a 2x2 plywood box. I got them home and set them up in a 3x6 cube on old towels cage. (I don't have my coroplast for them yet). I set them up with food (LM Animal Farms), Timothy hay and fresh water. They...
  10. deborahtucker

    Unexpected puppies

    As stated before, I put up what I could afford at the time. Also, I had been told by many livestock owners that electric fencing would keep out predators (other than birds, of course) I already owned the wire, charger, and posts - so that's what I put up. I will be refencing and building...
  11. deborahtucker

    Unexpected puppies

    After having worked with llamas, I wouldn't own one. I have been run over, kicked and spit on and almost bit. I have small children, and don't want to take chances. We do have alpacas around our area, but I didn't consider them when looking for a guard. The dogs do live with the goats, but...
  12. deborahtucker

    Unexpected puppies

    The purpose for this purchase was not breeding. I bought these dogs at the time because they were proven goat dogs. I did not research the breeder, true. But at the time, I was desperate to protect my animals, and I had found no others advertised. These dogs were raised with goats, and that...
  13. deborahtucker

    Unexpected puppies

    I got her Dec 23. So she was pregnant when she came home. I already have a home for one of my pups. A wonderful lady who has an older dog that is not doing well. She will have the pup spayed before her first heat. The others will be placed as well. None will leave until they are at least...
  14. deborahtucker

    Unexpected puppies

    I will be finding homes for the puppies, requiring vet references in the process. No, not all dogs have the instinct to protect livestock. Some see livestock as food, or something to chase and harass. Not even all "livestock breeds" are good with livestock. There are rogue dogs that even...
  15. deborahtucker

    Unexpected puppies

    Thanks for the defense. I did call the police, I have spoken with the owners of 2 of the dogs - which are now chained (horrible way to restrain an animal), but I have seen no less than 12 different dogs on my property. As to allowing dogs to get shocked by my electric fence - I didn't invite...
  16. deborahtucker

    Unexpected puppies

    I went out yesterday morning and found that my dog had puppies. I only brought her home 2 weeks ago, so I did NOT intentionally breed her. She and my other dog, who I got at the same time are Border Collies and absolutely beautiful. So are the puppies, even though unplanned. I did purchase...
  17. deborahtucker

    Sudden change in attitude

    I do have Ivermectin that I keep on hand for my goats. I just need to find a way to get an accurate weight on her. I know how to figure doses, so that shouldn't be a problem. Thank you for all the insight
  18. deborahtucker

    Sudden change in attitude

    I'm sure they are both female, but I don't know how old they are. I got them from a lady that couldn't remember when she got them, but said that they are both at least a year old. I have not seen them mounting each other, but Rosie is lunging at Ruthie. I have not seen any injury, thankfully...
  19. deborahtucker

    Sudden change in attitude

    About a week ago, one of my piggies, Rosie, started rumbling at the other. Poor Ruthie spends most of her time hiding in her pigloo. These two have been together since before I got them 2 months ago. I have to feed them in separate corners when I give veggies or Ruthie won't get any. Does anyone...
  20. deborahtucker

    Sudden change in attitude

    About a week ago, one of my piggies, Rosie, started rumbling at the other. Poor Ruthie spends most of her time hiding in her pigloo. These two have been together since before I got them 2 months ago. I have to feed them in separate corners when I give veggies or Ruthie won't get any. Does...
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