Yesterday was an exciting day. A new (dark tan) chinchilla kit was born, and a new litter of three dwarf hamsters arrived too! We're still awaiting one very large guinea pig to deliver now, and we might have new teddy bear hamsters by the end of the week. I let my son match them up for breeding, so I don't know if they actually did or not. We'll wait and see!
Tomorrow should be exciting too as I'm going to be making an all-day trip to go pick up some new guinea pigs! With these new genetics, we should be able to produce Skinny Pigs (hairless guinea pigs)!
All kinds of updates! All of the 12/15/12 guinea pig babies have found homes. I have two more girls who could have babies within the next week or two (though I expect it to be a longer wait than that).
Four adorable Syrian (teddy bear) hamsters will be ready to go this coming Saturday. Two are black and white and two are brown and white. Another litter of Syrian hamsters is due 1/23 with a new male (we'll see if he's a better performer than the previous male).
Gerbil babies are doing well. The litter of four from Ruby and Dean were born 1/4/13 and should be ready for new homes around six weeks old (2-15).
I now have three female chinchillas in nursery cages awaiting babies (likely not until February). One is a beige/mosaic pairing, one is a homo-beige/ebony pairing, and the other is a brown velvet/ebony pairing. It'll be interesting to see what colors the new ebony male throws.
After months of trying, Mama Bun kindled a litter of four baby bunnies on 1/9/13. There are three reds and one white. The dad is a purebred New Zealand Red, mom is a mixed breed (possibly New Zealand/Himilayan?). Babies will be weaned at six weeks old (2/20).
Still no babies in the dwarf hamster cage, but she's getting big, so soon I would think!
Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2013. Onion went to the vet on 12/26 and after an exam and a flourecin stain, he was deemed healthy, healed, and ready to find a new home! Yay! He and brother Parsnip await their forever home(s) now.
The guinea pig babies are getting big. They're eating well and using a water bottle now too. They'll be ready to go to new homes January 5th (in four days).
The chinchilla babies are growing well, and they're so adorable! Their mom takes such good care of them.
New hamster babies were born 12/29/12 to one of the calico satin girls. There are only four, but it looks like they're dark, like daddy (panda markings).
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