||Four years old |
year when we went on holiday we boarded our rabbits and guinea pigs with
a lovely lady, Rachel, that runs a rescue from her back garden. The holiday
boarding helps with the cost of running the rescue. When we collected our
pets, who had been very well looked after, after our holiday we saw a
friendly guinea pig alone in a cage (Bailey) and Rachel said he had been given to the
rescue because his owners now had a puppy and it wouldn't leave Bailey alone.
He had been neutered and was ready for a new home. As we had an elderly
female guinea pig, Primrose, who had recently been widowed we thought it
would be nice if he and Primrose could be friends. Rachel agreed, so we tried
them together and they bonded almost immediately, so we adopted him. Bailey
and Primrose lived happily together for six months before Primrose sadly passed
away with a tumour.
As it's better for guinea pigs to have a friend, we phoned Rachel to ask if
she had any gps that needed a home. She told us she'd just taken in two
ten-week-old females, Poppy and Penny, who had been bought for a seven-year-old
child who had already got bored with them and her parents had given them to
the rescue. We took Bailey over to Rachel's to meet them and put them in a
large run where we witnessed a lot of running around and squeaking, but no
aggression. After an hour or so of this we brought them home and continued to
watch them. At first the girls were very flighty and nervous as they were so
young and hadn't been handled much, but now they are good at having their
hair combed and their nails clipped and being cuddled. They also come right
up to us when we take them fresh veggies.
Now they have been living with Bailey for six months and love going out in
their run on the lawn mowing the grass and eating their veg and hay. Wherever
one goes the other two follow. As you can see from the pictures, Bailey loves
his two girlfriends and they sure do love him. He watches over them very
attentively, and has taught them all about being good guinea pigs, how to
wheek for food effectively and everything a happy piggie should know.
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