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October 27, 2011

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Maia, the Pet of the Day
Name: Maia
Age: Three years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Abyssinian Guinea Pig
Home: Hampton, Connecticut, USA
 
   Maia is a very special Guinea Pig. I adopted her from The Critter Connection, a cavy rescue in Durham, Connecticut. Maia had arrived there from a shelter in Maine. There, her previous owners dumped her because they got a dog. Maia's stress level went up when the dog was brought home, and this possibly caused her to get a URI (upper respiratory infection) which is common in guinea pigs. I knew she looked sick when I got her, and brought her to the vet right away. She got better on antibiotics. I also changed her bedding to aspen, which helped. I ended up bringing her to the vet once more.

    Here, Maia is indulging in one of her favorites, fresh picked grass, which she enjoys in season. In the other picture, she is snuggling with her favorite moose, Henry. I figured coming from Maine, she might like a moose buddy, and I was right! She gets a cup of veggies and fruits every night. She lives with her cage mates, in a seventeen-square-foot cage, which they love. Maia is in a permanent home now and is very happy!



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