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rainbowstarsx

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So my boys were picked up this morning by a lovely man and his two children.
I've been worried sick since I got a phone call from him, that they'd go to a bad home but he assured that they'll be just fine, just by seeing him and chatting to him.

The children immediately picked them up and were hugging and kissing them, so I took it as a sign that they're going to carry on having a great life, so I'm happy :) and he said he has a big outdoor cage for them to go into, which is great.

I feel I've done the right thing for them, and although I'm upset, I know that they'll enjoy having the little girls to play with :)

Thanks to everyone whos helped me in my time of need x>> x
 

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Although it was a hard decision for you to make, I think you have done the right thing. I am pleased that you have managed to find a new home for your boys. Have you kept Damon? xx
 

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Although it was a hard decision for you to make, I think you have done the right thing. I am pleased that you have managed to find a new home for your boys. Have you kept Damon? xx
Yes, I have kept Damon. And he will be fine on his own for now. He is a lot happy and lively than I have seen him in a long time, and I'm sure a lot of people won't agree with him being on his own.

I think maybe down the line I will add a sow to him.
 

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I'm so pleased they've gone to a good home - I had to rehome my own piggies a couple of years ago, so I do know how you must've been feeling.

Did you say you'll be able to visit them if you want?
 

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I too know what it feels like to have to rehome some of your pigs; it's devastating but i'm really glad you've found your boys a good home & that you have Damon. :)

I have had single pigs (boars & sows) & all were perfectly happy on their own.
When 2 pairs of my boys fell out, i had no room for them all & had to put one with an older boy who had lived alone for 3+ years after being bullied by his ex cage-mate. It almost killed him.
There was no fighting, the new boar was no threat, but i believe the stress of having this young boar in his hutch contributed to what happened.

I separated them, he went to the vets & i nursed him back to health but he was never the same & he passed away a few months later.
It may well have been coincidence, i'll never know, but to this day i blame myself.
 

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Yes, I have kept Damon. And he will be fine on his own for now. He is a lot happy and lively than I have seen him in a long time, and I'm sure a lot of people won't agree with him being on his own. I think maybe down the line I will add a sow to him.

At the end of the day, you know Damon the best. yes, it is recommended that guinea pigs are kept in pairs / groups but after all the bullying, he is probably best to get over it. You have already said you may have him paired further down the line but one step at a time :)
 

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I'm so pleased they've gone to a good home - I had to rehome my own piggies a couple of years ago, so I do know how you must've been feeling.

Did you say you'll be able to visit them if you want?
Hi Sue :)
I've had so much bother with rehoming my boys! Typically, the people who were supposed to be taking them and I could see them dropped out, and decided that they couldn't look after them but I got a phone call from this man - I think it is better that I can't see them, I'd get myself too upset whenever I visited I think.
Again, thank you for your pm's :) x
 

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I too know what it feels like to have to rehome some of your pigs; it's devastating but i'm really glad you've found your boys a good home & that you have Damon. :)

I have had single pigs (boars & sows) & all were perfectly happy on their own.
When 2 pairs of my boys fell out, i had no room for them all & had to put one with an older boy who had lived alone for 3+ years after being bullied by his ex cage-mate. It almost killed him.
There was no fighting, the new boar was no threat, but i believe the stress of having this young boar in his hutch contributed to what happened.

I separated them, he went to the vets & i nursed him back to health but he was never the same & he passed away a few months later.
It may well have been coincidence, i'll never know, but to this day i blame myself.
Yes, I couldn't have lived with myself if anything else had happened.
The 3 were very badly bullying Damon, and if I hadn't have separated them when I did, although it was a hard decision, I do believe I would have found him dead.
He was covered in scratches/bite marks all over his back, and he was hiding all the time in his igloo. He is much more lively now though :)
Thank you for listening and helping me through my distressing time :) xxxxx
 

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At the end of the day, you know Damon the best. yes, it is recommended that guinea pigs are kept in pairs / groups but after all the bullying, he is probably best to get over it. You have already said you may have him paired further down the line but one step at a time :)
Yes, I do believe that for the time being he will be fine on his own, although that doesn't exactly agree with 'guinea pig standards' but being in the situation I have been in, it was either keep him on his own, or rehome him with 3 guineas that WOULD eventually kill him.
I'm such an animal lover, and couldn't have him in danger.
Further down the line, yes I will get him a friend, whether that means getting him neutered and living with a sow or a group, or even a single boar. But I'm taking each day at a time now, and enjoying him being back to his lovely self! :)
 

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I have 2 male Guinea pigs that live on their own because they fell out one day, I can't put them with any of the other established pig pairs and I'm not having anymore. They are happy enough and I'm sure Damon will be fine too.
 

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I hope this man is prepared to possibly buy two new cages if the three all fall out, and these pigs won't end up on a free ads site/in a new home in a few months time.
 

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I hope this man is prepared to possibly buy two new cages if the three all fall out, and these pigs won't end up on a free ads site/in a new home in a few months time.
Wow, thank you for them kind words.
The 3 were bullying 1, they all get on great other wise. That's really put a downer on a great piece of news!
 

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Wow, thank you for them kind words.
The 3 were bullying 1, they all get on great other wise. That's really put a downer on a great piece of news!

Just saying I hope this man knew exactly what he was taking on and has done his research. You know yourself how easy it is to go into things blindly and have to suffer the consequences. I hope YOU told him this might happen as it still could, IMO it would have been the responsible thing to do.
 
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Folks lets not start with this one again the poor girl has been through it enough. I think best thing rainbowstars is just to let it go now and move on. Damon needs a happy mummy. I run a rescue centre and everytime one goes i think oh goodness i hope they keep to their word and piggies stay happy but i have to move on and do the best i can for new arrivels,Hope you feel better soon x x x helen
 
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Folks lets not start with this one again the poor girl has been through it enough. I think best thing rainbowstars is just to let it go now and move on. Damon needs a happy mummy. I run a rescue centre and everytime one goes i think oh goodness i hope they keep to their word and piggies stay happy but i have to move on and do the best i can for new arrivels,Hope you feel better soon x x x helen
 

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Just saying I hope this man knew exactly what he was taking on and has done his research. You know yourself how easy it is to go into things blindly and have to suffer the consequences. I hope YOU told him this might happen as it still could, IMO it would have been the responsible thing to do.
The man knew exactly what he "was getting himself into", he said he's been around guineas and animals all his life and he is prepared. I would NEVER let someone else get into the situation I have been in, so please do not lecture me. I have done the right thing, and am leaving it there now.
Sick of people on this forum who like to take the worst in everything. I had this same problem on my last thread and it just ISN'T fair, when I have given 2 lovely little girls and a great family my 3 boars who were so sweet but unfortunately bullied Damon. I shouldn't have to explain myself and be made to feel guilty when a bad thing has happened. I'm leaving it at that.
 

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Folks lets not start with this one again the poor girl has been through it enough. I think best thing rainbowstars is just to let it go now and move on. Damon needs a happy mummy. I run a rescue centre and everytime one goes i think oh goodness i hope they keep to their word and piggies stay happy but i have to move on and do the best i can for new arrivels,Hope you feel better soon x x x helen
Thank you x
 

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I'm so glad you got your little boys sorted. It must have been very hard but here's to them having found a wonderful new home! X
 
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