Monday, May 24, 2010


Ryan and I got our garden planted last night...we decided to build a raised bed, fill it with topsoil, and plant there instead of tilling our fenced-in "garden" this year. Our soil out here is mostly clay, or sand..not the greatest for planting, so hopefully this will make things a lot easier. We planted tomatoes, blueberries, and of course, cucumbers and carrots for our piggies!
Since we don't qualify for a loan to build a pig house next to ours, I've been doing some thinking, and I've decided that what I need to do is get some bigger cages and put some of my single guinea pigs together. I have a couple of females who are not going to be adopted out, so they can become permanent cage-mates, and this will free up their current cages in case there is an emergency and I need to take in more. It will also get a couple of cages off my dining room floor! I have already ordered a 2x3 C&C plus two custom-made fleeces. They won't be ready for a couple weeks, but it will be worth the wait. I would also like to place some of my single boys together, but I'm not sure if the whole buddy-bath thing works for males as well as for females. If it does, I'm willing to do it. A lot of guinea pigs who arrive here are singles, but placing them together when possible not only will save space, it will give everyone more company.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard that buddy baths are a good way of bonding males.
    Also, I don't know if you got my last email but I wanted to add that I am free all day Saturday if you's be up for a visit. I would love to help you clean cages or whatever you need help with.