Meet our rescues: Toffee and Mocha
We got a call September 7 2022 that someone had discovered two guinea pigs on their daily walk with their dog. These two poor pigs were found huddled together underneath a tree, without a cage or shelter. The man who found them had no experience with guinea pigs so he contacted us in hopes we could care for them. After all, Almost every shelter was full to the brim and no one was accepting any guinea pigs!
We happily accepted these two to provide a dry and safe temporary home for them! With them being girls we decided to keep them for 72 days to watch for any pregnancy, illness, or infections! Despite them being almost 3 pounds, these guinea pigs were very young! based on their nails, we estimated them to be under a year old! So I had lots of work to do!
( Photo taken Day 1 in our care)
We decided to name these sweet girls toffee and mocha! Since they had coffee-colored furr, The first few weeks, they were understandably extremely shy being in a new place, we kept them in their traveling habitat for about two days until adding on the first expansion!
During week one in their expanded enclosure, we really saw the two of them opening up! They became extremely spunky mountain pigs! Always climbing and chewing on whatever they could possibly find!
With this the two weeks had past and their health quarantine was cleared! It was time to switch them to their big enclosure to finish up their pregnancy watch!
We upgraded them to a 2x4 C&C! (Puppy pad was later covered with fleece)
These two were such incredible guinea pigs to have in my care, They were spunky and brave, always stealing food from each other and causing some sort of mischief! And most importantly, their bond was extremely strong, We believed them to be of the same litter as they did not have an alfa of the group but they really loved each other, frequently cuddling and zooming around with each other!