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Elvis is Here

January 11, 2009

It’s not all frustration and angst around here. We have a new guinea pig to succeed Elvira. Meet Elvis:

He’s a handsome little guy with chocolate brown fur and white stripes, with a small orange spot on his forehead. His name is a tribute to the memory of Elvira, aka Elvie. We searched far and wide for a female companion for Cookie. We searched humane societies, guinea pig rescues (none within driving distance), and pet stores. No females were to be had. The theory is that many were purchased for Christmas presents.

We ultimately decided to purchase a male, breed one litter for a female companion for Cookie and then we will either subdivide the cage and keep Elvis on one side, give him away to a friend (Maddy has one pet loving friend in mind already) or use the proceeds from selling the other babies to either purchase a second cage to sit next to the girls’ big cage and house Elvis or pay for altering him. We will have a bit to decide. I figure we could expect to have babies anytime after mid-March. We haven’t seen any action going on, but then again we don’t watch them all day and apparently it is difficult to tell when a guinea pig sow is pregnant.

Does anyone want to reserve a couple piggies for pets?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tonia permalink
    January 11, 2009 8:29 pm

    Yeah for Elvis! He is so handsome! I would love to have a couple but unfortunately so would the cats. I wouldn’t want to risk it. -tonia

  2. Evelyn permalink
    January 11, 2009 9:12 pm

    He is adorable! I am so glad you were able to get one.

  3. Lisa permalink
    January 12, 2009 5:49 pm

    Tonia-Oh yes, cats could be an issue. You’re welcome to come visit and pet them anytime though!

    Mom-The girls were very glad too.

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