Monday, June 27, 2011

Some New Pics of Piggies Available

We still have some piggies available, here are some of their pics:
This is flower, he looks like a skunk from Bambi, and his eyes are not red.

Joey and Daddy, must stay together, great guys, about 1 year old. 
Pip and Newton, great guys, Newton is awesome, lovable, sweetest guy.
Very lovable Cookie Dough doesn't usually run off and lets you pet him and pick him up.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

From Fleece to Kiln Dried Pine

We had our guinea pigs (and rescue piggies) on fleece for quite a few months. At first they seemed to love it and so didn't we, but after awhile I grew to miss something easier. The fleece was a bit of a pain as the poo would clump up a bit, there were a LOT of cages, and each change would take 10 minutes a cage, because we had to take and shake the fleece out.

This was all before the mess it could leave in the washer and dryer. Needless to say it added up and we needed a change. While we didn't want to go with pine shavings, we found some kiln dried pine shavings at the Tractor Supply Company that is considered safe for guinea pigs.

I was hoping the guinea pigs wouldn't have a big problem with it, and I was pleasantly surprised when we put them back in their cages. So many of them LOVED it. Our own girls just layed in it, chewing up some of it, but then popcorning around too. So cute!

I just wanted to share this experience as I know fleece is huge, but there are other options and when you have tons of piggies like we do, fleece may not be the best option.

Out biggest issue was the hay getting stuck in the fleece- GRRR!!!

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.