Lily was the first piggie I got (in summer 2004). She had been living in a cage in my neighbours basement without bedding, hay, or any sort of house, just with a bowl of water and a bowl of food. I had only had rabbits before, but I thought even without any proper guineapig knowledge, I could care better for her. So I asked, and they were only to glad to give her away.
A year later (after moving to the UK) I got Marvin from a petshop. We had been looking for a friend for her, as she was only sitting in a corner of her cage, being obviously lonely. So, we went into that petshop, and there he was, being the cheekiest piggie ever. Snatching hay out of other pigsÂ´mouths, and when a rabbit was in the way when he wanted to get to the water bottle, he just hopped onto his back! Just the right pig to bring a bit of life and excitement into Lilys boring day to day routine
And now, last weekend, we got Milka!
A woman had bought her from a petshop, together with a friend - who turned out to be a boar. Milka got pregnant, and started having hormone problems, and loosing fur all over her back. Owner couldnt cope and gave her to a breeder in Leeds (Vicky Holt) who takes in rescues from time to time.
She contacted us on a forum after I posted that I was looking for a himalayan sow who wanted a good home - well, and now shes with us Marvin absolutely ADORES her.
And this is where they live: