Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sorely Needed Update

Apologies again for the lateness in updating this site. This last week has been absolutely the busiest we've ever had in our history here. We took in many guinea pigs, adopted some out, and had some returned, so I haven't even been able to keep up with pictures of adoptables. Anyway, I wanted to let everyone know who we have as far as adoptable guinea pigs that are available now. The Himalayan shorthair is Rockstar. He is about two years old, and is still adjusting to being here, so he is a little nervous. The tricolor abby is Wallace, and the solid black abby is Gromit. They have now been separated, as they were not getting along. They may be adopted as individuals. They would NOT be good for small children, as they tend to be on the nervous side. The black and white shorthair with pink eyes is Bandit, who has only been here for a few days. His previous owner said that he tends to bite men and tolerates women, so again, probably not a good fit for small kids. If you would like a guinea pig who's a little more "hands off," he would be perfect for you.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Hello everyone...I need to keep on top of the blog, so here's what's been happening since I put up the new pictures: We have a pregnant female, Marceline, who is due any day now. Someone is interested in adopting two females for Christmas, but obviously, we will not know the sexes of the babies until they're a couple weeks old. Pascal and Kisses' adoption is pending, which leaves their dad, Sigmund. He is the black and white crested (more white than black), and he will still be available for adoption. We just had two males returned; they were adopted out as babies a year and a half ago. Angus is a brown and white silkie; his brother Moo Moo is a black and white Peruvian. They MUST be adopted together. They are really beautiful, but both have long hair that will require regular grooming. I have had to turn a lot of people away in the last couple weeks, and there are a LOT of guinea pigs on Craigslist right now. Normally I would try to contact some of the owners, but right now I cannot take on any more. If you are a Time Warner customer and get YNN on Demand, check out Pet Pointers with Lisa Chelenza. She came out to the farm to film a segment on us, which is full of useful information about guinea pigs.

Monday, November 5, 2012


I must apologize for the VERY long absence from this blog.  We have a Facebook page that has taken off astronomically, and I didn't realize until now that I have not updated this page in six months, which is unacceptable.

This has been a very busy year, mostly with taking in guinea pigs as opposed to adopting them out.  We've lost a few of our older ones and welcomed some new fact, we have a pregnant female who is due any day now.  We are also welcoming Lisa Chelenza from YNN news, who is doing a segment for Pet Pointers with us this Wednesday (not sure when it will be broadcast but I will let everyone know).

I am going to put up some more pictures of adoptables and update the list...again, very sorry.  Our link will be in the news story so I want everything to be current.  Thank you all for your patience.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Ok, no pictures right now, but we have quite a few boys for adoption:
BOXIE has been placed with Jack, but would make a good single guinea pig for someone.  He is a brown/white shorthair with pink eyes, about 1 1/2 years old.
LUCKY is a beige/brown shorthair, loves to snuggle on your shoulder.  Very outgoing personality, about 2 years old.
VEGAS AND RENO...Both shorthair; Vegas is brown/white with very dark eyes that look like he has eyeliner on.  Reno is buff with pink eyes and is a bit larger than Vegas.  Although they may not be related, they are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  Reno is also a "chirper" which is rare amongst guinea pigs!
BERTA is also available...she was Lotus's mom and is an orange/brown shorthair, about 1 1/2 years old.
I will try to get pictures up as soon as I can...sorry!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012


I see I have not updated this since Lotus passed away two weeks ago.  We have, since then, lost four more guinea pigs, all of them older, but it is still hard to lose that many in a short period of time.  Milo, Pudding, Jillian, and Joe have all gone on to the Rainbow Bridge in the last 14 days.  That puts our current count at 18, plus one as we have a new arrival coming today.  The same thing happened with a string of deaths last year; most of the guinea pigs were elderly, not living together, and not even near each other, so there is no illness being spread.  Unfortunately, we have had some guinea pigs here for 6-7 years, and I'm sure more will be leaving us as the weeks and months pass.   :(

Friday, April 20, 2012

RIP Lotus

I took Lotus back to the vet Monday, hoping they would be able to do another procedure and she would be home by Friday. On Wednesday morning, the vet techs found she had passed away. I was amazed at all the support, concern, donations, etc. we got from both friends and complete strangers who had never met Lotus. We fought as hard as we could and did everything in our power to make her better, but in the end, her little body couldn't take anymore. I want to thank everyone for your kind words and for asking about her these last two months. She was the loudest squeaker here, and now that she's gone, the other guinea pigs seem to know and have been very quiet. :(

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lotus Not Out of the Woods

So, Lotus ended up getting spayed..her prolapse was the vagina/uterus, not her rectum as I had originally thought. We had hoped the spay would put an end to all her problems, but just two days later, I found she had prolapsed AGAIN, so we went back to the vet on Saturday. We are now trying Prep H as she seems to have some type of chronic inflammation similar to irritable bowel syndrome. We are keeping her clean with short baths, putting the cream on her twice a day, and keeping her fleece bedding VERY clean.
Most likely tomorrow we will be getting a 6-7 year old male guinea pig named Zach whose family is moving to a place that does not accept pets. Obviously, that is pretty old for a guinea pig, so I offered to take him and give him a permanent home here, as he is too old to adopt back out.
Again, I apologize for being behind and letting the Facebook page eat up more of my time than I had planned. I just wanted to let everyone know what's happening with Lotus..and as much as I had hoped she would be adoptable someday, I have a feeling she will need to stay with us to continue receiving the care she needs.