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Soon I'll be welcoming another piggy into our home

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Some of you know that a while back I was going to be getting George a friend from a woman on craigslist, but couldn't because George had to go to the vet and we were having some money problems.

Well, the other day when I took George to the vet due to his weight loss, I met a couple that has a rabbit rescue. We got to talking about my guinea pig and I mentioned that I was wanting to get him a friend sometime soon.
They said they had a few males piggies at their rescue, and two of them I had actually seen on PetFinder and really wanted!
They aren't a bonded pair so I would be getting only one of them.

I was talking to the woman who owns the rescue on Facebook yesterday and she told me she could put Rigby on hold for me!
I'm planning on having a 2 pig emergency vet fund saved up within the next couple of months along with the $25 adoption fee.
One of the girls that I work with recently got another job so I'm getting A LOT more hours now. :)

I also have a question, since he's coming from a rescue will I still need to quarantine him?

This is Rigby - he's a Teddy guinea pig and he's about a year old:

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OMG him and George will be perfect brothers.

You should most likely still quarantine because he could be holding something and not actually be infected? If that makes sense? Lol.

I'm really happy for you Aleks! :)
 

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OHHHHHHHH *STEAL*

i want that piggy i want that piggy i want that piggy!!! :eye-poppi:love:
 

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OMG him and George will be perfect brothers.

You should most likely still quarantine because he could be holding something and not actually be infected? If that makes sense? Lol.

I'm really happy for you Aleks! :)

I know right? I really hope they get along!
Thanks, I'll definitely quarantine just to be on the safe side. Seems like I'm gonna need to buy more C&C supplies!
My boyfriend's sister moved out recently so now there's a spare bedroom upstairs where I can keep him during the quarantine period.
I'm really happy too, it seems like it was meant to be! :D

OHHHHHHHH *STEAL*

i want that piggy i want that piggy i want that piggy!!! :eye-poppi:love:

Hehe, now you guys are gonna end up planning a pig-napping of Rigby aren't you? :p

The other single piggy up for adoption that I wanted is just as cute! His name is Theo. I wish I could get them both. :p
This is Theo: Petfinder Adoptable Guinea Pig | Teddy | Melvindale, MI | Theo
 

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Hope no piggie theives are near you. Like 5ge solid color. I have 2 that look almost the same driving me loco trying to figure out who is who.
 

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Looking good, hope they live long and prosper!
 

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Thanks you guys. I can't even begin to explain how excited I am. It's gonna be so hard to wait a couple of months!

@edcaguy Nope no piggy thieves that I know of, plus he lives in my room, so no worries there. :)
Haha I don't think I would be able to have identical piggies, I would always be getting confused! :p
 

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Is that Rigby? Wasn't he part of a pair? I saw them on Petfinder.
 

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wantwantwantwantwantwant. :grumpy:
 

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He is very cute!
 

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Is that Rigby? Wasn't he part of a pair? I saw them on Petfinder.

They were but not necessarily bonded if that makes sense? The woman said they came in together but that they fought so they had to be separated.
 
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I'm so excited you found a friend for George. He's a real cutie too! Hope intro's go great when the time comes.
 
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He is so gorgeous.

And some rescues quarantine them ahead of time. I would ask them what they do.
 

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I'm so excited you found a friend for George. He's a real cutie too! Hope intro's go great when the time comes.

Thank you! I hope everything goes smoothly as well, I'm already really nervous about if they're gonna get along or not. :eek:ptimist:

Oh, I thought it was you. I was going to say I liked your hat. lol

Hahaha nooo, I'm 18. His santa hat IS pretty sweet though. :p

He is so gorgeous.

And some rescues quarantine them ahead of time. I would ask them what they do.

I know right? He has me swoon. haha
Thanks I'll definitely ask them. :)
 

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You guys I am SO excited!
I filled out the adoption form today and I'll be bringing him home in 2 or 3 weeks!
I still need to get supplies for his quarantine cage, but it'll only take a few days to get the supplies for that. :)
So far I know that he loves Romaine lettuce and Bell peppers, and he also loves hay and is 'one of the cleaner piggies'. haha
Also, Theo got adopted yesterday! It makes me so happy to know that the piggy he came in with (but had to be separated from) found a good home. :)

I have kinda been stressing out about the introductions, though. I'm pretty worried that they might not get along. :sad:
 

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He's beautiful. Best of luck. <3
 
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