I'm thriled to announce the arrival of our very first guinea pig litter! Calypso delivered twins just after midnight 11/7/12. I've given them the nicknames Pants and Smee.
Pants is the darker, and Smee the lighter. Pants is older by just a few minutes. Their father is our very own Skunk, so they are purebred Abyssinian guinea pigs. I have not sexed them yet. They will be ready for new homes 11/28/12. Adoption fee will be $25 each (or $40 for both is they are same sex).
Yesterday MNSNAP came to Brainerd. Autumn Harvest and Boy went in. Autumn's kittens would have gone too, but they didn't meet the 2-pound criteria. Autumn was spayed and given a rabies vaccination, so she's officially ready to go now! She's up and perky, back to her normal self. This morning I found her sleeping in the bathroom sink, all curled up. What an oddball.
Boy was confirmed as male, but his slow healing in the back end prevented them from performing his surgery. He was given antibiotics to see if that and the cream will help speed things up. I was also advised to bring him back to our vet and make sure he wasn't deformed in his male parts, which could also be causing the slow healing. I guess if his penis is misformed or too narrow, it could cause "leakage" that would eat away at the tissue around it, causing it to be damaged just as fast as it's healing. I'm going to try a week with cream and antibiotics to see if it makes any noticeable difference. I've already spent way more money on him then I'll ever hope to get back, and if he does have some kind of penis deformity, I can't even imagine what it'll cost to correct (or even if that's an option).
Follow along with the joys and heartbreaks of one small-time hobby breeder.