The Ruby Sue Review

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun May 12, 2024 12:15 am


Ruby Sue has been here 24 hours and she’s got a social media presence. She’s not an influencer yet, but who knows. Here is a link to first pictures:

https://www.instagram.com/p/C61nlDfufu ... 1jZDR1Znpt

She’s scheduled for a wellness exam next Saturday when Charlie goes in for annual vaccinations. Lucky Millie will be relaxing at home, missing out on the growls and wheeks.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun May 12, 2024 8:23 am


Thanks for the pics! She has such an interesting coat pattern. What a cutie!

Looking forward to more Ruby Sue!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu May 16, 2024 9:59 pm


She's beautiful. Glad she has a great home to be in.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun May 19, 2024 2:29 am


Vet visit went well today. Ruby Sue was a favorite. The vet just cuddled her up. She seems healthy all around. I mentioned she has callouses on her front feet and I’m putting salve on them. The vet said that can come from poor quality bedding or lack of vitamin C. She’s getting a supplement so we’ll see if that helps.

It seems everyone there is a fan of the National Lampoon Christmas movie and had a good laugh about Ruby Sue being named after Cousin Eddie and Catherine’s little messy girl.

Charlie fought as bravely as he could while wearing a muzzle, but he got all his shots and a blood test. His thyroid reading was low so he started a new med. He’s whiped out tonight. It was a stressful day for him.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun May 19, 2024 8:19 am


Glad to hear Ruby Sue looks healthy! Is she getting along with Millie okay?

Hugs to Charlie. Hope he is recovered today.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun May 19, 2024 11:22 pm


Charlie is still tired today. I gave him some pain meds and hope he feels better tomorrow..

I haven’t put the guinea pigs together yet. It’s only been a week and I want to make sure everyone is healthy.

I ordered new grids and want to expand the cage. Right now I have a 2x3 grid cage which is the minimum size for 2. I would like a 2x4 size which means I need to build a new floor as well. The floor is wood wainscotting framed with 1x2 edge and the cage sits inside the frame.

And I’ll have to replace a display shelf that’s next to it with something more narrow to make room.

So I have a lot of work to do. In the meantime, I’m using a pop-up play pen for Ruby Sue to get exercise when I’m around, which is several hours morning and evening. Otherwise she’s in a smaller cage. Not ideal but better than living in a park under a shrub, or in a small cage at the humane society.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon May 20, 2024 7:20 am


Ruby Sue is one lucky girl! I have the feeling the two girls will get along fine once you have completed the setup.

I hope Charlie feels better today too.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Mon May 20, 2024 4:32 pm


I hope they get along. I plan to do a thorough cage clean and divide the cage so they are side by side for a while. Millie is fussy and nippy and doesn’t want to be bothered. Ruby Sue is laid back and curious about everything. Millie likes timothy hay, Ruby Sue likes orchard grass. It should be interesting.

Charlie is still taking lots of naps.

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