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I have a Sydney!

Teria

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Anyone remember my search for a neutered male in February? I found one I would really have loved to adopt, and his name was Sydney. Sadly, I didn't get him due to stupid circumstances.

Today, I went to the local shelter... you know... just to have a look. Now I am very happy to announce that I just adopted a pig called Sydney! She was the only female at the shelter, and when I heard her name, I knew I had to take her with me. She's a black abby, born Feb 04, with a red? brown? streak on her left shoulder, and I'll post pictures as soon as she's settled down.
 

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Yay! Congratulations. I guess it was meant to be then since her name is sydney =)
 
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Same here, I kept my boys original names.
 

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Congratulations! I'm looking forward to pictures!
 

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It took me five minutes to name Bonnie, almost two weeks to name Zirbel, and I replaced Gobi's shelter name Gabino rather quick though "Gobi"'s not my favourite name either (not even when it means cauliflower in Panjabi. *GG*). But I usually call him Mops anyway cause he walks like one ("Mops" being the name of a clumsy little dog, I think the english name is "pug".) *G* And I'm not even thinking of renaming Sydney. She's already exploring her cage now btw. :)
 

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Ok, so I couldn't resist... here she is.



I had hoped that she'd turn around to show that pretty reddish streak on her shoulder but noooo, she refused.
 

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she's reallly cute! just a question though what is that white blob in the picture?
 
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She's so adorable, Teria! Enjoy!!
 

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Thanks everybody! She's not half as shy as the others were - already exploring, eating and getting settled nicely.

Tinkerbell: It's a piece of dried bread.
 

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She is a cutie!

I don't believe bread is healthy for cavies, I would get rid of it.
 

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Really? My pigs love it... do you just believe or do you know?
 

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I know bread is bad for them.
 

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Ok, I just checked several sites. Some recommend bread, some don't. Reasons given are: it's good cause they can file their teeth on it, it's bad cause it fattens them up or has too much salt or other bad stuff. We have many different kinds of bread in Germany, and almost every site I checked recommends "Knäckebrot" which is baked to be very hard and dry. I'll get rid of the other stuff. :)
 

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I have heard different things as well. I have heard that it should be given in moderation (Gurney says once a week) and if you do give it it needs to be dried bread. Peter Gurney highly recommends it, but I know some people don't like him or trust his advice. I generally do. It also seems like more places in Europe do it than here. I have read on many more European guinea pig sites and rescues that they do it than here.
 

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I think "file" is the wrong word for what I mean but I hope you still understand it... "making their teeth shorter". I mixed it up with the german word, sorry. *G*
 

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No, it still makes sence.
 
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Well, I wouldn't do that. Not even if I HAD a hamster, which I don't. *G*
 
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