Manny and Coco were from Gloucester, MA. Their owner wound up with too many piggies and her landlord made her part with two of them. 🙁 Luckily, we managed to scoop them up just in time! They were being fostered together, but they did not do well together and had to live in a divided cage. Eventually the divider was breached and there was a piggie throwdown (no piggie blood was shed), so they have been moved to separate foster homes where they have been thriving.
Coco is being fostered by Sarah in Auburn, ME.
#2015050N, “Coco”, Guinea Pig, White and Agouti, American, Male, DOB: 06/18/2013, Spayed/Neutered?: No
UPDATE 9/11/15: “Sweet Coco! He is a good boy, waiting patiently for his forever home.”
UPDATE 7/27/15: “Coco is doing well, he is such a sweet boy and loves his cuddles. Nothing new to report, he is pretty set in his ways and his love of all things food! He does need his own space and doesn’t tolerate other piggies near him for too long even on neutral territory. He is good at first, but then it quickly escalates. He craves attention and would love a home where he is an only piggy and has lots of humans doting on him!”
UPDATE 6/30/15: “I can honestly say, Coco is the sweetest guinea pig I have ever had the joy of fostering. He is always happy to see you and will come running to the side of the cage to greet you. Veggies are the way to his heart and he will happily take them out of your hand and drag them backwards into his pigloo to eat them. He loves to have his nose rubbed and will sit in your lap or on your chest and cuddle with you as long as you want. He is a big teddy bear and deserves a forever home that will treat him like the prince he is!”
UPDATE 5/17/15: I love attention! I can’t settle down at night until Foster Mama rubs my nose. Oh how I love nose rubs! I can’t stand being picked up; I hope you’re fast enough to catch me! Don’t let that scare you, because I really do love to be held, cuddled, and have my nose rubbed. I don’t approve of fruit. Leave my salads for veggies only!
UPDATE 4/6/15: We like to bug Foster Mom Steph for food. Oh, you’re walking by on your way out the door? How ’bout some SALAD?? Going to the kitchen? THE REFRIGERATOR IS IN THERE, BY THE WAY…! 🙂
We are starting to get used to being petted in our cage. Also, we do still like our divider, but we like to share our hay through it now. Eating hay side by side is pretty good!
UPDATE 3/16/15: They are doing well and thriving. They sure love getting two dinners each night, since I feed the cat and the hamster at different times haha. With them being separated by the divider now, I’m finding Manny to be quite a chatter, while Coco waits for Manny’s signal to decide whether he should get excited & come out of his hidey house. They are such clowns!
I want to know what’s going on all the time, so I sit on top of my hidey house & talk a blue streak. I can’t sleep unless I roll my bedding into a bunch. Sleeping in the sun is nice, too! I also LOVE to chew on things: willow branches, hay cubes, toilet paper roll toys and carrots are a few of my favorite things! I’m still getting used to being touched & held.”
Life is all about FOOD & HOW MUCH IS MINE? I don’t let anyone touch my food & I’ll run you over if you have some. I love my buddy Manny! I get worried when I don’t see him. I like to hide in my hidey house & would rather talk to you from my cage. I like time outside my cage, but my foster cat sister makes me nervous. I’m still learning that human touching can be good touching.”
UPDATE 2/26/15: Hi! I’m Manny. I really like to chew. Oxbow Stacks and chew sticks are the best! I’m pretty laid back, but I’ll show ya who’s boss if it comes to it. I’m not too keen on being petted in my cage, but take me out and I will relax with you! I have a friend named Coco, but I’m not always so sure about him. Sharing a wall is fine by me, though!
And I’m Coco! I really miss my friend Manny when he is not in his side of the cage. I try to tell everyone that I want him back in his space. But since I don’t really like to be messed with when I’m eating, I’m okay with our divider. Also, I like my stuff to stay where *I* put it. Even if I decide to relocate it many times. My side of the cage, my stuff! I do like some nose rubs, but I still get a little freaked when I’m being picked up. And once I’m out, I’m anxious to see what else might be out there, though I will admit I do kind of think being petted is okay, and I’ll purr to show that.