Everyday's a Dede Day!

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Post   » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:20 am

I've made this thread for little Dede to celebrate each and every day she's with us as well as to celebrate every day her sister Delta is with us.
They both are lethal whites.

Some of you may remember me from the thread 'In the life of Precious", since Precious passed away I haven't been on here much.

Dede & Delta were born on 22/03/14 to Darla, they have two other sisters, Deka & Dot.

Dede has no top incisors but has two at the bottom, she has two bottom molars. Out of all her sisters she has the most trouble gaining/keeping weight as she does have trouble eating/suckling. Of course I'm feeding her CC as well to help her out.
Dede is very loud!

Delta has all incisors but they are very crooked, she also has all her molars as and far as the vet could tell they are normal. Delta was the biggest of the litter weighing in at 109 grams at birth, she is gaining weight well.

Both girls are blind (as far as we can tell/noticed) and deaf but have the most amazing sense of smell! Dede is just like Precious and is very very loud!

They'll be staying here, and so will their mum Darla - she'll be their guide and eyes.

Now time for pictures!!

One of the first pictures of the girls, taken a couple hours after they were born.
Dede (L) and Delta (R)

Sister picture!
Delta, Dot, Dede, Deka

Hi there! I'm the adorable, talkative Dede!

Fine! I'll do one 'proper' pose for you all!

That's it! No more pictures for today! I do need my beauty sleep you know!

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Post   » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:32 am

Dede is indeed an adorable bundle of fur. As are her sisters. I hope they all continue to do well. At least she's in the care of someone experienced with lethal whites. She couldn't be in a better home.

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Post   » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:48 pm

What cuties! Your pics are great too! Unsure how well the blue background would print but if you're at all interested in submitting the third pic for next year's calendar possibilities folder, that would be great!


Post   » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:26 pm

Oh, are they ever adorable, especially Dede! Congrats to you!


Post   » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:12 am

Another attempt at sister picture - But Deka wasn't in the mood for pictures.


WAIT! I need to tidy myself up a bit!

Update on the girls;

Delta is slightly worrying me as she's sleeping more than the others/normal but other than that she's doing okay and eating hay more and more often. She likes to sleep besides her smallest sister Dot and Dot cuddles up to her.

Dede is very energetic - we watched her do *as far as we know* her first popcorn! She attempts to eat hay but it always ends in fail.

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Post   » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:06 am

They are so amazing. I hope Delta does well with you. I wondered if she was a lethal.


Post   » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:48 am

Lynx - I would love to enter her picture. (:

If on the off chance her picture gets a spot in the calendar I'd need to send you (?) the original copy as this one will get blurry if you make it bigger for I used an online photo editor so I could have a link to post the picture. If that all make sense!

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Post   » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:03 am

Yes, an original picture works best.

Here's my address (an image so the email is not harvested):


Post   » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:18 pm

Both girls are still doing well - they're often be wheeking away!

Tomorrow they'll be a week old, it seems like they've been here alot longer though!

I'm so proud of their mum Darla and their sister's and their 'aunties' who are also living with them right now.

It's not a fancy picture or anything, the girls love to run around and explore things and It's hard to take a picture of them while keeping them safe!
They both tend to go to sleep when being held though.


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Post   » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:23 pm

Oh they are so cute and look like little cuddly cotton balls. :)

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Post   » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:33 pm

What a beautiful bunch!

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Post   » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:58 am

So cute! I am glad they are in such a good home!


Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:14 am

Thank you all for nice comments!

Darla now has a little foster girl, so Dede, Delta, Dot & Deka have a little foster sister!

Little Dusk was caught by someone's cat, they then took her to the pet shop (not sure why people take find animals to pet shops!) who then told them to take her to the vets I use as they knew one of the vet nurses is a bun person, they called us and so we went and picked up Dusk.

Dusk is VERY weak, she can hardly walk around. We're giving her CC and have taken out Darla & Dusk and watched Dusk suckle off her.

We've taken the girls away from the other adult girls/aunties as a couple of them don't take adding newbies into their group too nicely!

Their cage is a slightly on the smaller side but because we had to make it on the floor we had to add a lid/cat proof as while we trust our cats with the adults; little baby guineas would just be too much of a tease.

Here is their cage;

Darla seems to be treating her as if she was one of her own

Dusk and little Dot (of course Dot! She's always in the pellet bowl!)

All bubs weights as of today;
Deka weighs 107 grams.
Dede weighs 96 grams.
Delta weighs 127 grams.
Dot weighs 64 grams (she's the runt and we've had trouble with her gaining weight)
Dusk weighs 71 grams


Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:33 pm

Sadly after a long 'battle' during the (sleepless) night we lost little Dusk, we will be taking her body to get cremated.

But of course Dede & Delta are always more than happy to help make me smile.

Little Delta after some CC

Dede having some CC

Dede,"Feed me!!!"

Dede being her funky little cheeky self!

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Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:27 pm

What a gorgeous family. I just adore Dede, may she live a full life with you.

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Post   » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:34 pm

Sorry about little Dusk. Nice to see D&D thriving!


Post   » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:21 am

Dede and Delta are still going strong!

It's of course hard to tell them apart in pictures, but in person they are so different even though they are alike!

Dede is very loud, and loves to explore - she's a happy little girl who always popcorns. She's often wheeking away.

Delta is quiet one, who likes to keep to herself. She is social but shy.


Post   » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:19 pm

All are doing well!

Tomorrow they will be two weeks old!

Miss Darla the amazing mum;

Delta trying to avoid having a picture taken

And now they are in their cage which they'll hopefully be staying in which is the bottom 2x5. My male pair is in the top 2x5 and my herd of 7 is in the 4 x 7-ish.

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Post   » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:41 am

What a lovely set-up for the pigs. There's obviously no shortage of comfy places to nap in. Love your choice of fleece coverings.


Post   » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:22 am

Thank you! (:
They have cozies from the US, Canada, Germany and then ones made here in NZ by me. We have a pretty plain range of fleeces here in NZ, so I got some from the US - would all be much easier if I lived in the US!

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