Meet Kaito & Chiyo, two lovely young boars, they came in just today! I was informed they are around 6 months old now so still young boars. They are lovely and healthy boys and it will be very difficult to let them go, I may keep them just for a while to enjoy their company. When time comes for them to go to a loving pet home, only an indoor household will be considered for those to boys. They lived indoors since they were purchased at a garden centre at a very young age of around 8 weeks, now they are inside as well while staying in Piggy Kingdom. I will observe them for few weeks to see how they get on, they are bonded together but seem to have a bit of a power struggle, maybe because of the new environment and kids fussing around them, right now they are munching their pellets and shredding newspaper with which I lined their cage. Not much else to say, lovely, happy boys!
Lovely family adopted Piper and Pio, they took their time choosing the right pair, made sure everyone is happy with the decision, got the set-up ready and came for the Piggies today. I have no doubts they went to the right place and will be properly pampered as they deserve.
Please donate to help us save and rehome more Guinea Pigs and Rabbits, we've got few coming in each month and need your help to keep the things running smoothly. Thank you in advance :)
We've got 7 new Guinea Pigs and 2 Bunnies, all came in within last week...
Those three boys came in on Saturday the 8th, they were a result of irresponsible pet shop owner from Welshpool who sold 2 very young pregnant sows to unsuspecting people who just wanted a pair of pet Guinea Pigs to take care of and they ended up with 3 more little boys they couldn't keep. I was informed there were more pups born but not all survived, mums were only 2 months old when they were purchased, way to early to have pups, they are still youngsters at that age and need to grow their own bodies not produce a next generation! Conclusion is simple, never buy sows from pet shops, pet shop owners cannot and will not guarantee them not being pregnant, some of them are backyard breeders themselves, keeping boar in with the sow without break risking young baby sows to be mated at very early age.
Boys are called P, Q, R, P&Q will be available for adoption in January 2013, R is being paired up with an older boar and both will be available for adoption in February 2013 if all goes well.
Those two sows came in on the 9th of December 2012, their cage was awfully dirty and required scrubbing down thoroughly, thankfully apart from being quite jumpy they seem to be ok, only a bit thin. They need more time to settle in and become more friendly, they are hard to catch at the moment.
What a ridiculous reason to give those two boys up! They are...gays!!! Even worse vet couldn't help them, maybe some therapy for them then? Nah, I think they can be what they want here in Piggy Kingdom. Those two have not been regularly treated for parasites, himi boy (the white one) has few nasty scabs, the black boy is less affected. Guinea Pigs are prey animals and they will hide pain and illnesses even if they suffer a lot and mange mites cause them a lot of pain and itchiness as they burrow under the skin, scabs appear from scratching. When it gets really bad they could even die from the shock, it really drives them crazy. Those two are very jumpy and on the edge, we'll see how they behave when mites don't bother them any longer. They should be available for adoption at the end of February 2013 once their coat grows back.
This is Lobster, he came in on Saturday the 8th of December together with another Bunny, both had horribly overgrown nails, Lobster is very touchy, one can't pick him up without him kicking around like mad. He will have to be neutered before we can offer him to a new pet home and we need help with the vet bill for that. Please donate if you can. Please have a look at our HOW CAN YOU HELP page to see what we need on regular basis.
This Bunny came in with the one above, we called him Jupiter, he's a neutered male, the boys don't get on well at all and they need to be kept separately, until Lobster is neutered, if they still won't get on they will be rehomed separately.
PLEASE DONATE TO HELP US SAVE MORE GUINEA PIGS & RABBITS IN NEED AND PROVIDE HIGH STANDARD OF CARE TO OUR RESIDENTS
To see nails so badly overgrown is very depressing, it's quick and easy to cut nails plus they never grow that long if animals are allowed to run free not just get stuck in cages or hutches. Please remember to provide a bit more, not just basic care, they need a full bowl, place to live AND your time, attention, love. Live animals are not stuffed toys that can be left in the corner and nothing happens to them, they depend on their owner entirely and they deserve to have better quality of life than that. Overgrown nails may not seem so bad to people but Bunnies and Guinea Pigs walk on all their paws, when their nails are long or curled up simply every step hurts. It's not acceptable to leave them suffer unnecessary like that.