The Ruby Sue Review

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:00 am


Will you be trying new foods? A new area? Something to keep them off balance?

I will be eating a dragon fruit today for the first time! (it was in the markdown bin). Had another interesting tropical fruit yesterday that was yellow, bumpy, and tasted similar to a kiwi.

I hope they become fast friends!!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:22 am


Pretty much the same story tonight. I have a 3x3 grid on the floor with hides and fleece forests. Millie is terrified and Ruby Sue just keeps pestering her. I’m sure it’s just curiosity, but Millie jumps, squeaks and runs. The longer they’re together, the more frantic Millie gets.

When they get back in their divided cage, Millie heads for her corner, fluffs up her bedding, and hunkers down keeping an eye on Ruby Sue.

I did have a laugh today, though. I gave them both some lettuce. Millie gulped hers down, Ruby Sue had some hanging from the side of her mouth. Millie reached through the partition, grabbed the lettuce out of Ruby Sue’s mouth, and it was gone in no time. Ruby Sue was looking around like, “What just happened?”

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jun 11, 2024 11:34 pm


Mille got her just deserts! ("lettuce" ;-)

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:53 pm


Well, after trying several times for several hours, Ruby Sue and Millie are not making progress. When Ruby Sue would stand up at the divider, Millie would do a sneak attack and nip her nose or toes. That sets Ruby Sue off wheeking, digging and pulling Millie’s bedding into her cage. She just couldn’t leave Millie alone.

So I bought two of the 13” cubbie shelves from Target, and yesterday assembled both, put one in front of the other, and built a new 2x3 grid cage for Millie.

Honestly, both pigs were so happy with their new spaces. They each have room for hideys and Ruby Sue just loved all that space to explore. Today there’s a lot less bar chewing and wheeking. Both had veggies and they’re taking an afternoon nap.

It’s not what I planned, but they both really needed more space and they seem so much happier.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:56 pm


Happier is so good to hear!

I know we have often remarked that even if a pair of guinea pigs might not get along, the knowledge that one is not the only guinea pig in the house has a positive effect.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:18 am


That’s good to know. Both are definitely more at ease with each of them having more space and hidey spots.

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