02.13.15

Florence and Edward – Adopted!

Posted in Adopted! at 7:22 PM by Lori

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Update 6/15: Flo and Eddie have been adopted into a loving home! Congratulations to everyone, and thank you to Northstar Rescue and Andy’s Pet Shop!

Flo and Eddie are a darling young couple who came to us last fall. We got Eddie neutered right away because they seem very bonded and we want them to stay together, but that meant an extended pregnancy watch for Flo, as we had to start the clock 2 weeks after Eddie’s surgery. She did not have any pups, so now Flo and Eddie are available for adoption.

Like all young guinea pigs, Flo and Eddie love to run and play. A Cubes and Coroplast (C&C) cage is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to provide a roomy home for your guinea pigs. Guinea Pig Cages website will help you to find the materials you need and gives instructions on how to build one.

Flo is a long-haired guinea pig, so she will require regular grooming to keep her coat clean and free of mats. We recommend keeping her fur cut short for easy care, unless you want to spend a lot of time fussing over her to keep it long and silky.

Please contact us here at Friendly Farms if you would like to meet these adorable guinea pigs.

02.05.15

Snowball and Teddy

Posted in The Friendly Farms Crew at 1:39 PM by Lori

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Update 6/24/15: Teddy has unexpectedly passed away. We have bonded Snowball to Almond Joy and Kahlua, a pair of our sanctuary piggies, and she will spend the remainder of her days with us here at Friendly Farms.

Snowball & Teddy are a bonded pair of older girls. They are friendly and used to being handled, but, as with all guinea pigs, need to take some time before they fully trust you.

Snowball has ovarian cysts, which are very common in older female guinea pigs. Your vet can check them during her well-pet exams to make sure they are not growing or causing Snowball any discomfort.

One of Teddy’s hind feet looks like it was broken at some point in her life. It has healed and she walks on it just fine and it does not appear to be at all painful for her.

Guinea pigs live for 5 – 8 years, so these girls still have plenty of good times ahead of them. Contact us here at Friendly Farms if you are interested in providing them with a comfortable retirement home.