Busy times again here at the Ranch. Just when I think I've heard it all I hear something new. Someone was told not to put a younger boar in with an older boar as it would kill the younger. NOT TRUE. This is the best way to pair.
Trixi came to visit and left with her new cage mate Duchess.
A baby boy has gone to be a cage mate.
Mcpig is waiting to go to his new home and live with Basil. He's has to be weaned from his mum first.
Bella is reserved to go and live as a herd in Southampton, along with Lacey. Again when she has been weaned.
Polly. Molly and Margret have gone to live in a lovely new home. They have a lovley big run in the garden and they will live in a heated Summer house in the winter.
Domino and Fidget have been reserved, their mum is having a Guinea pig mansion built.They will be leaving in a few weeks.
Bourneville who was my single piggy has come bach to the Ranch, to find a cage mate. He now has his baby, Sprocket. They have gone to live by the sea under the close eye of Benson the dog.
It's also been sad times at the Ranch. I've lost Ratty, my Alpha male. He was 4 years old. He and his brother were rushed into my vets. They were in intensive care, and were tube fed. After a 3 day fight , Ratty laid down and went to sleep. However Sprocket his brother pulled through. He now has a new cage mate Teddy. Ratty has been laid to rest in the garden.
Smudge my Bunny who has just been neutered, laid down and went to sleep 3 weeks after his opp. Possibly due to a tummy bug.
Merlin, the Guniea pig had visited the vets with a funny tummy, he lost his fight and went to sleep.
Rosie and Fluffy visited the vets showing signs of a funny tummy. They have both recovered.
Teddy, the Guinea pig was taken to the vets being unable to move. After 2 injections and 24hrs rest and recuperation he is now up and running around.
Any animal showing signs of illness are rushed to my Vets. They do a wonderful job and the staff are excellent. Some of my piggies who have long turn health problems will stay with me for the rest of their life. I have some who have no eyes, one who has had a stroke, and Henry who has a tumour. This was diagnosed just after christmas. However he is living a full and active life. He eats, drinks and plays with his cage mate. He is too old to go through an opp. So while he continues to be happy and active, I will give him a chance of a good life. When the day comes he will go to the vets to close his eyes and sleep.