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Welcoming new fluffy friends 🐹

Hi everyone, 

 

I've got some very exciting news: I'll be adopting two guinea pigs this weekend!  

 

Picture of enclosure for guinea pigs

We've been preparing their new home all week, researching vets, insurance, food, care tips and all sorts of things to make sure they are happy piggies. Here's the enclosure we've prepared - the ramp between the two levels will be added tonight, we are putting the finishing touches to it and making sure it's safe and secure:

 

Not pictured in this photo are all the toys, tunnels and "boredom-breakers" I've also got for them to keep them active and entertained. ☺️

 

Tomorrow morning I'm heading to a rescue in Richmond to meet a few pairs of guinea pigs and hopefully, if everything goes well, bring one (pair) back home with me. I'll post pictures of them next week Smiley Happy

 

In the past, I've only ever had dogs (and one rescue bird that stayed with me for a few years as well), so this is all very new for me. 

 

Do any of you guys have experience with guinea pigs? Any tips and advice you could share? I've been reading a lot about piggies and watching many videos lately, and all help is very welcome!

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Re: Welcoming new fluffy friends 🐹

I didn't know you could adopt Guinea Pigs. Hope all goes well and you bring a pair home yahoo

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There are actually a lot of rescue centers for guinea pigs, but most of them are outside of London. The one I'm going to is this one, which is still 45-50 minutes away for me, but worth it. I'll update you on Monday on how it went! fingers crossed

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Re: Welcoming new fluffy friends 🐹

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Brilliant! Brilliant! That is such good news Bouncy What a wonderful and kind gesture to take in two rescued guinea pigs πŸΉ πŸΉ.

Have you thought of names for them yet? If not, I am sure [as they did with the famous Blunderland chicks] that members will suggest a few.

I am so look forward to hearing more and regular updates.

A lovely way to go into the weekend @EmilieT Hug Fantastic

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Make sure you get 2 females.
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Oh how lovely @EmilieT  and how great that you are taking two. They form frienships and don't like being on their own.

Can't wait to see the pictures....star

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Thanks guys!

 

@Mi-Amigo I've got a few names in mind, and it will mostly depend on what they look like since guinea pigs come in all sort of sizes and colours Smiley Happy That being said, if you have any names that you would give to a pair of guinea pigs, more inspiration and ideas can't hurt so do let me know what you'd pick Smiley Wink

 

@MI5 Did you have troubles with male guinea pigs? From what I've read males get tamer and not as obsessed with marking their territory once they're over a year old, but when they're younger they're more tricky to take care of ... We definitely want either two females or two males, but  think it'll be down to which ones we fall in love with Smiley Wink

 

@Cleoriff This rescue makes sure they find pairs that get along really well and are adopted together, which is lovely heart

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I second that ^^^^ @jonsie 

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@jonsie @Mi-Amigo I'll have to find a delicate balance between sharing plenty of photos without spamming you guys, feel free to tell me off if it's too much or not enough joy

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