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  1. mamattorney

    General Smelly Fleece Bedding

    My cage is the equivalent of a 2x3 and I change the fleece every other day.
  2. mamattorney

    Introductions Meet Lilly, Marshmallow's brand new cagemate

    I've been reading your thread and prior to getting a new pig, I was worried about a stressful introduction like you've had. I think it went well for a couple of reasons - first, Lilly is just a baby, six weeks old today. I'm sure that made a big difference. Second, both pigs were used to...
  3. mamattorney

    Introductions Meet Lilly, Marshmallow's brand new cagemate

    Marshmallow's cagemate passed away in early November. Today, I answered a craiglist ad seeking to rehome a baby girl guinea pig (born 10/27). We did a half hour introduction at her house with some spinach on a big fleece blanket - all went well. Not a chatter, a rumble or even an offended...
  4. mamattorney

    Want a Guinea Pig(s) Adding a Cagemate: Baby or Adult

    Thanks for your thoughts. Our local rescue doesn't do "first meets", and two of the adults were from that rescue. The other I actually haven't heard back from, so it looks like any adoption I would do at this time would be "blind".
  5. mamattorney

    Want a Guinea Pig(s) Adding a Cagemate: Baby or Adult

    Thanks for your response. I'm leaning towards the baby, too.
  6. mamattorney

    Bonding Do Introductions Often Fail?

    I didn't realize anyone had responded to this post - thank so much! I saw it fall off the top list of postings with no responses and never saw it come back up. Sorry about that. The 1 year old pig at my local animal control was adopted so she's out of the picture. But I'm still looking...
  7. mamattorney

    Want a Guinea Pig(s) Adding a Cagemate: Baby or Adult

    Which is better/more reliable for a stable relationship? I have a female @2+ years old. I'm feeling out some possibilities for a cagemate. Three potential pigs are adults. One is a baby (born end of October). All are girls. Would the dominant/submissive nature of a pig be evident in the...
  8. mamattorney

    Bonding Do Introductions Often Fail?

    A questions for those who do this a lot (rescue owners, volunteers, etc). How often do introductions fail? My local rescue does not do "first meets" as the owner does not think they reflect what may happen two or three weeks down the road. What looks like an OK match doesn't sometimes doesn't...
  9. mamattorney

    Behavior Torn about what to do about loss of guinea pig

    Our family is very sad today. One of our guinea pigs passed away this morning. She had been sick on and off since July, no conclusive diagnosis, just GI stasis. She'd get lethargic and stop eating, I'd nurse her back to health and think we were in the clear, and in several weeks the process...
  10. mamattorney

    Adopting Difficulty adopting.

    I don't disagree with you OP. I have issues with how involved some adoption applications can be as well. You can rationalize almost any question, with the concept of "we're just trying to protect the animals" but some of them are just very invasive and overreaching and really make you feel...
  11. mamattorney

    Hiding Best hidey houses?

    My girls really liked their willow branch tunnel - until they ate it!
  12. mamattorney

    What breed? Breeds/Varieties

    That's incredible - thanks! She sounds so complex and fancy!
  13. mamattorney

    What breed? Breeds/Varieties

    I'd love to know more about Fluff:
  14. mamattorney

    Introductions Guinea Pigs and Hyper Dogs: Introduction Advice?

    It may not be as stressful for long, but I would keep them separated. We have a dog that's a chaser, but not a jumper. She was VERY interested in the guinea pigs when we first got them - cocked ears whenever they made noises, etc. But, now she doesn't bat an eye. It didn't take long for her...
  15. mamattorney

    Rescues BAD SPCA Rescue???

    I'm sorry that you feel badly about surrendering your guinea pig. The restrictions of not seeing his new home, completely surrendering all ownership rights and not being able to adopt him back sound pretty reasonable to me, especially since it was an open/kill shelter. So while I don't know...
  16. mamattorney

    Adopting Looking for a long hair pig in Illinois?

    I can't remember who was looking for a long haired guinea pig to adopt, but I just happened upon these guys today - http://allpetpantry.com/adopt_bella_buddies.html This pet store used to not be its own rescue, but they would serve as a "satellite office" for our animal control to free up...
  17. mamattorney

    Weight How do i weigh a piggy?

    Just FYI - many kitchen scales have a way to "zero out" serving dishes. Mine has a flat glass plate on it that's too small for a guinea pig, but I can put a large bowl on the plate, hit "on" and it will ignore the weight of the bowl.
  18. mamattorney

    Adopting Where did you buy your guinea pig?

    We got our two from our local animal control.
  19. mamattorney

    General Vet Exams

    I'm not sure how much the exam would have cost because the vet I took mine to gives free initial exams to any adopted pets (as opposed to purchased), but they weighed them, did a physical exam of eyes, ears, teeth, belly, fur, feet, double checked their sex, listened to their hearts and trimmed...
  20. mamattorney

    General Fertilizer?

    Excellent! I'm going to start on some of the "tea" today. I'm going to try it out on our hosta garden first - they haven't started nosing up yet, but they may enjoy a enriched drink in the next couple of weeks while they gear up to make their appearance. It's too early to plant the veggie...