These girls came to us on 6/15/18 from a crowded animal shelter. The three are bonded and need to go home together.
Fostered by Christine in Bristol, CT.
#2018300N, “Penelope”, Guinea Pig, Tan and White, , American, Female, DOB: 06/25/2017, Spayed/Neutered?: No #2018301N, “S’mores”, Guinea Pig, Brown and White, , American, Female, DOB: 06/25/2017, Spayed/Neutered?: No #2018302N, “Tiramasu”, Guinea Pig, Brown and White, , American, Female, DOB: 06/25/2017, Spayed/Neutered?: No
“S’mores is the bravest and most curious. The other two are pretty shy, Penelope being the shyest. As they have gotten used to me and learned I hold the treats they come out of hiding a lot more.
All the girls hid from me in the beginning. They now come to the front of the cage to greet me hoping I have some yummy food/treats. They all take food from my hand. Penelope and Tiramisu usually take off with the treat, while S’mores hangs around. They dislike being handled but will settle down on my lap with a towel or fleece. They allow me to brush them, S’mores being the most tolerant. S’mores lets me pet her when she is eating.
It has taken time and patience but the girls are more comfortable around me. They are treat motivated and will tolerate more while eating treats.”
“It has taken some time, but the girls have really warmed up to me. All 3 come to the side of the cage for treats, squeaking wildly. While they love all treats,they get the most excited for strawberries. All three will take treats from my hand. While they don’t enjoy being picked up they do like to sit on my lap while I brush them. Last week the girls let me trim their nails. This is a break through because I couldn’t even touch their feet when they first arrived. Penelope was the most tolerant of the nail trimming even though she is the most shy. They squeak responses to me when I talk to them and remind me when it is time to eat.
The girls are very sweet and with a little time, attention and patience they will warm up.”