Adopting another piggie

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Wed May 08, 2024 11:09 pm


I don’t know what I’m getting myself into, but I put a deposit on a piggie at the local humane society. Here is her story:
https://www.petplace.com/pet-adoption/ ... 082/PP1987

husband and I both saw her on the website. She is a stray found in a park by a woman walking her dog. The dog started nosing around some shrubs and that’s where she was hiding. The humane society worker said her bedding was nearby so apparently someone dumped her. There are a lot of apartments in the area.

She has been handled, I held her and she was pretty mellow. I checked her eyes, nose, teeth, ears, feet and belly. She looks healthy. I’m not sure about the age. She still has small toenails and straight toes but she’s a good size.

So I’m picking her up Friday. I don’t have a large enough cage, so I’m going to check their used store tomorrow. I have extra grids so I may be building a cage this weekend. And trying to find a place to put it.

I just feel sorry for her. She’s in a little cage, and the humane society does goofy things like putting plastic cat balls or salt licks in the cages. But at least she’s safe and fed so I guess that’s an improvement.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu May 09, 2024 2:25 am


What a beautiful little sweetheart! She is very similar looking to Wilber and Skipper. I don't blame you for adopting her. I can't imagine how anyone could dump her like that. Luckily she was found and is now going to have a great home.

Lisa12

Post   » Thu May 09, 2024 5:09 am


Whoa, congratulations!

Our Galli was quite similar, too..hope Millie and Charlie will accept her..

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu May 09, 2024 7:13 am


What a cutie! I want to run my finger down her nose. Sounds like she is young enough to live a good life with you. Millie is in for some excitement!

I like that you spend time looking at adoption pictures - and that your zoo of a home has room!
p.s. your husband is a keeper.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu May 09, 2024 12:49 pm


I always get cold feet when I make a commitment like this. Thanks for the encouragement! And husband is a good guy. He likes the pigs and is in charge of carrot sliver snacks. He draws the line when it comes to veterinary or clean up though.

I don’t know about room. Right now I only have a pet shop cage. But I’m on the lookout for a larger one. This morning I remembered I have a pop up playpen I haven’t used much. It’s about the same size as Millie’s cage, so there’s no advantage to setting it up for floor time for her. However, the new girl could get some supervised exercise in that while I figure out cage options.

In the meantime she’s still better off than abandoned in a park.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu May 09, 2024 11:23 pm


Absolutely! Much better off!

What's more, she will be a star ;-)

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Fri May 10, 2024 2:16 am


We stopped at the humane society retail shop today. They had a Midwest cage for $10 that I bought. It’s a little larger than the one I have and it should be a good short-term solution while she’s getting to know the sounds of the household. So it’s all clean and disinfected and ready for tomorrow.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri May 10, 2024 7:58 am


I can't wait for the chronicling of their meeting and lives together!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Fri May 10, 2024 5:26 pm


She’s home and she got the spa treatment - bath and nail trim. She’s easy enough to handle and didn’t hesitate to start eating hay. I’m not fond of the door on this cage - the whole front opens from the bottom up. So I guess I’ll have to bribe her with food and then open the door.

Her new name is going to be Ruby Sue. Fans of National Lampoon’s Christmas movie will remember the messy little daughter of Catherine and cousin Eddie.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri May 10, 2024 10:12 pm


Great name! Looking forward to a little video of her (and Millie too).

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sat May 11, 2024 1:22 pm


The Wabbitat cages I have open the same way as the one you have. Bribing them with food before opening the cage door is the best way to get them used to it. That's what I did with my pigs and it's to the point now that they don't run away when I open their doors. Even without a food bribe, it doesn't bother them.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sat May 11, 2024 3:23 pm


Little Ruby Sue comes and stands up on the door. My fear is that she’ll jump out. So I throw some veggies in the back and then get the door open.

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