Blixa died last night, basicly in my arms. (she was on a heating pad) But when I found her in the cage I thought she was dead, then I saw her breathing really shallow. I tried to save her but couldnt. At least she was comfy when she passed.
Now I have Nick left. I've owned guinea pigs for years now. And know that they need to be with others to really be happy. But I can't get another pig. Im torn on wether or not I should find her a home or just keep her. I mean I did rescue them and made that comitment to give them a happy life.
Reasons why I don't want to give her away:
I've had her for at least 2 1/2-3yrs
Im worried about the kind of home she would be placed in.
Im a VERY cavy savy person, with the whole C&C cage setup. The cage is 2x3ft and shouldnt be any smaller. Veggies, toys, fleece & comforter bedding. You name it, their place is like the Guinea pig pent house!
I do NOT want her to go to a home with kids.
So already im asking a LOT to rehome a guinea pig, which not a lot of people really know how to care for them, since they are kinda "special needs" and need more then a pet store cage, and pellet food.
Reasons to give her away:
She's all alone with no buddy.
Since she was rescued she never did bond with me more her play mates.
Im afraid since she wont have a buddy her lifespan will be cut short, maybe she gets deppressed or something. Like those lovebirds after one dies the other one will, idk?
Oh, Im really torn on this. I know its just a guinea pig but still they make great pets and are a lot more then what most people think of them. As in just keep em in a small cage and that's it. What should I do? What would you do?
Here are my girls, Blixa is the one with short fuzzy hair Nick has the long hair
Both are over the rainbow now. Mick died a couple months back. He was at least 5yrs+