Monday, March 28, 2011

Harvey and Buster's Upcoming Adoption

Today I heard from a very interested couple in Blossvale that would like to take Harvey and Buster. Just as I was starting to fall for Buster (he's a crested cavy). They have asked that we hold them until Sunday because they would like to come on Saturday. They had lots of questions and seem very excited.

I love meeting people like this, who just love the guinea pigs before they even get them. We still have several males available but hopefully our ads will generate more interest for all of them, in that case we could even take on a couple more. We have been pretty full and haven't been able to take more.

So, here's hoping Saturday goes off without a hitch, and Harvey and Buster love their new home.

Friday, March 25, 2011

An Adoption- 2 Females

Today we had a man and his two daughters come to pick out a set of girls. They chose Daisy and Brownie. They had lots of questions and seem to be very excited about their new pets.

Additionally our Available page has been updated to include Tico, Harvey & Buster, Joey, and Oreo, some of our boys, the girls pics are all up, but some have changed with the new shots I have gotten. Check it out!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's New?

We haven't any new piggies lately and I haven't posted some pics, but I thought I would tell a story about one of our males. His name is Cookie Dough, and a week after we got him, he was in the boys' cage and his eye was all white and gooey. YIKES!

We took him to the vet and they said it was so infected that we needed to have it removed. Needless to say I wasn't exactly sure it did need to be removed but I thought they know best, right? I did read online that sometimes with a lot of treatment it might be ok.

We didn't have the money to get his eye removed just yet, and they gave us antibiotics to help the infection but said to come back in a few days.

After a few days we saw that his eye was getting better and guess what, now two weeks later just after he ran out of antibiotics he can SEE! His eye is great, its beautiful just like the other one and he is awesome.

I love this guinea pig. He sits right at his cage waiting to get pet through the cage without sniffing and nibbling my finger. He is such a sweetie and I'm so glad he came to us. Unfortunately he will have to find a home, but the new owners will love him, I promise. Check him out- Cookie Dough!


Monday, March 14, 2011

100th Post & March is Adopt A Guine Pig Month

Seems like we just got started (back in August) and so far we have adopted out 54 piggies, though 3 have come back. Not a bad percentage in my mind though.

So I thought I would post some updates for the 100th post. We have taken in around 60 guinea pigs, a couple didn't make it, many babies did not due to the stress on their moms, and we have done some vet trips. We have traveled to Fort Drum, Cortland (and further south), Oneonta and Albany. The only place I haven't gone is up north on the other side of the state.

We are cutting back because in July we are expecting our 3rd child. Our apartment is small and we need some space, though we will continue doing rescue. So far our worst cases were very skinny pigs, and another who lived on cedar her whole life with horribly long nails. These are besides the cases where guinea pigs have died.

We have gotten a lot of help and even some donations when people are adopting. It's been fun and it was sad to watch some of the cutest, or unique ones go.

Adopt a guinea pig month. This month (march) is adopt a guinea pig month and I encourage anyone who is interested to contact a local rescue/shelter to get a guinea pig. If you have friends or relatives I would be happy to help them find a local place where they won't get sick, unsexed cavies. (Those darn pet stores).

Tyson & Fudge Adopted

I don't think I ever posted a picture of Tyson but he came to us with Gwyn and they had a litter together. Yesterday a family came to adopt a pair and chose Tyson and his baby boy Fudge. They went with a cage, hidey, some food and water bottle. The kids seemed to love them and mom asked a lot of questions about taking care of them. I'm always glad when I can keep pairs together like that, I am sure they will do well in their new home.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Female Guinea Pigs Need Homes

I received an email from another adoption person of guinea pigs who just found out she can not keep all of her guinea pigs. She has 6 females up for adoption because of this and as we are trying to cut back a bit, I am hoping someone can help.

She has put together an amazing offer for them, as you will get a great cage (big) the bedding, all the accessories they need and a pair of guinea pigs for just $40. You can't beat that in any store.

Without further adieu let's meet the ladies:
Bailey
Bella
Brenna
Carley
Miley
Zoey

I'm not going to lie, these girls are so cute and I WANT Miley and Bella sooo bad, but we have a lot of females and I can't bring myself to tell my husband I want more :( Please take them home with you. Email me at mary@mary-green.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We Lost A Piggie Of Our Own

About a week ago we noticed our guinea pig Logray got into a fight with another guinea pig.

It was weird because they had been getting along so well. We called the vet and she gave us some antibiotics to help with any infection.

I watched him everyday and force fed him foods and water, but it wasn't enough.

On Saturday morning I called the Emergency vet in Westmoreland and took him in. They are open 24/7 and they were awesome.

Unfortunately when we got there, right after being weighed he started to shut down. The vet didn't think they could do anything to help so we quickly had him euthanized. I had done everything I could do, and I wish I had brought him back to the vet sooner, though I'm not sure they could have done much. She said he probably got backed up inside from something and just all went downhill from there.

It was horrible to watch him shutting down. He was having seizures and twitching. He was only born in July, and he didn't die of anything like impaction or anything like that. She said he probably didn't feel good and stopped eating as much, then got bound up from it, and that was all.

Either way we are going to miss him, he was such a sweet, tough guy, and just absolutely gorgeous. I've been avoiding posting because I didn't want to write about it.

As for the vet it was an Emergency vet, and the fee was reasonable at only $94 for the exam (they waived it for us), euthanization was $35 I believe. Give them a call if you ever have to get in on the weekend or night, our own vet charges $225 just to come in for emergencies, so it's a deal.

Special Notice:

Guinea Pigs are very social animals. If you are considering adopting one, please consider having more than one for improved health and personality.