|Fergus on the day of his arrival|
|6 months later.|
Baldric & Edmund
Baldric came to the rescue on Halloween 2010. He and his brother were handed into a rescue in the South East, as mine was the only placement offered that had no connection to breeding they were entrusted to me for their lifetime as I could guarantee they would never be used for breeding. Sadly Baldric's brother had serious health problems and he passed away not long after arriving at the rescue. Baldric is now 3.5 years old and thriving, he is paired with Edmund, son of Sorrel the C section mum. Edmund is now 2 years old.
Baldric & Edmund
|Baldric in his favourite place: A snuggley fleece cosy on his heat pad.|
|The only thing in life Baldric loves more than his heat pad is his adoring companion Edmund, these two are utterly inseparable.|
As a breed, I find hairless guinea pigs to be an aberration and a prime example of just what breeders are prepared to do irrespective of whether or not it is in the animals best interests. Baldric would certainly not choose to be bald. As an individual he is adorable and a much loved member of my piggy household, he would be just as adored if he had hair, as it is his personality that makes him unique, not his looks.
Lil' Dave & Magdalena
Magdalena came to the rescue aged just 10 weeks old and already pregnant, she went on to have a very good labour and seemingly easy birth of her 2 babies. She soon became very weakened and had signs of internal bleeding. Magdalena was very close to death at several points in the coming days, yet she rallied and has blossomed into a beautiful and very strong willed piggy. The story of her and the other pigs she came to the rescue with can be found here, please click..
|Magdalena during her pregnancy|
Dave came to the rescue as a companion for Magdalena as she has flatly refused all female companions, including her own daughter. He is a very happy boar, neutered of course, and loves his Miss M so very much, even though she does boss him around dreadfully at times. Watching them popcorn around the cage together just confirms that they are in actual fact a very happily married couple.
|Dave & Magdalena|
Pip has very recently returned to the rescue after the passing of his cagemate/brother Perry. As he has had several homes in his short life, this is his forever home, he is 3.5 yrs old. I hope to bond him with a new friend when the time is right.
|Guido & Luigi on the day of their arrival|
Thick crusting and scabs covered his entire body - the hair was held in place by the crusts, it came away in clumps.
He loves his food!! He had to be fed in a bowl as he was in too much pain to pick up.
The last area of crusting was removed, only a small area at a time could be dealt with as the pain level was very high - the infections have left his skin extremely sensitive.
Bandaging his back 24 hrs a day was the only way to prevent him triggering another seizure.
DaddyPig & Dyson : RIP
DaddyPig is a lifelong resident as he has a cyst on his head which is in a difficult place to operate on, so I clear it out every week for him to ensure he is comfortable and it doesn't get infected. He's a lovely pig with a great sense of fun although what makes him really happy is if he can bite me - really hard! It's very unusual for any pig to bite but he really enjoys it. Good job I love him so much.
Pandora : (RIP)
Pandy has come to live out her remaining years here at the rescue after the death of her last cagemate, she is 5 years old and a bit of a crabby old lady. Although she is not keen on piggy company she loves cuddles and chin rubs. Pandora passed away suddenly in September 2011 with no sign of illness or distress, she just went to sleep.