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alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary

Guinea Pig Rescue Official account for Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary, an ACNC registered non-profit guinea pig sanctuary. Proud supporters of @uniofqld vet school 🐹 http://www.alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary.com/donate
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It's sort of cathartic to think that, had the vet not persuaded josie's owner to surrender her the day they brought her in for euthanasia for no reason other than that she didn't get along with their other piggy, we wouldn't have this bright and bubbly girl in our lives.

it's also amusing that a piggy who was supposedly so aggressive that euthanasia was the only remaining option, now lives peacefully in a herd of seven.

it just goes to show that animals very much are the product of their environment 🐹

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comment 4 star 242 2 hours ago

Happy third birthday to buzz! this darling potato belongs to our good friend and foster carer @cavysthesassy , and has become an honorary sanctuary member after having stayed with us for several weeks during his post-operative care. we hope he and his family, both human and piggy alike, have a wonderful day 🎂

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comment 16 star 856 3 weeks ago

Long haired piggies can often pose an additional challenge to people who commit to guinea pigs on a whim, perhaps from a pet store or through a giveaway site. they require extra attention to grooming than short haired piggies, and failing to do so can lead to this (swipe for more). the pile of hair on the right is just normal, albeit dirty hair. the pieces on the left are solid matts that we very gently cut out this morning. some of these were constricting her hind legs and blocking her genitals, resulting in clumps of hair, poop and debris matted together. her skin underneath is inflamed, but we've begun a treatment protocol and we hope she's more comfortable already. this is why education is such an important part of animal welfare, in situations like this we can't necessarily point fingers because ignorance is not the fault of one person. we hope that our experiences when piggies like this come into care help raise awareness towards the prevention of unintentional neglect.

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comment 6 star 575 4 weeks ago

Guinea pig care guide flash sale 🐹

to help raise funds towards our rescue expansion, our guinea pig care guide will be on sale for as little as $10 (50% off!) for the next 48 hrs. this 60+ paged guide is an easy to read, fully illustrated source of information for piggy parents of all experience levels. it covers a short history, the different breeds, an explanation on their noises and behaviours, housing requirements, diet and nutrition, how to groom your guinea pig, how to introduce two or more guinea pigs to each other, a comprehensive medical guide that will help you through your piggy's sick days, and more!

purchase your copy at www.alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary.com/care-guide (link in bio). sale ends monday (17/09/18) at 9pm aest, and all proceeds go directly towards costs of building our new rescue centre.

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comment 6 star 260 5 weeks ago

For those of you who don't know bella and her story, this darling piggy had her eye surgically removed in may this year following some sort of injury or glaucoma. last week, we noticed swelling of the socket and on friday she underwent surgery again. the eye socket itself was in great health, but bella had a large amount of glandular tissue secreting fluid into the socket. this tissue was blocking the duct that would normally drain the fluid, leading to swelling and infection. dr. hamish from uq vets small animal hospital removed that tissue, and we're hoping his will solve the problem. bella's post-op recovery involves antibiotics, pain relief, supplementary feeding and regular cleaning of the suture site. she's had a bit of discharge from the site but she's otherwise fine; moving about and eating well on her own. watch this space for more updates on bella's recovery.

special thanks to @ladypigford, who surprised us this morning with a donation that will be going straight towards our remaining vet bills. thank you so much for your generousity 💕

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@gcgpr
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@pigandnut 🐾
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comment 32 star 892 last month

Bella had her eye removed in may this year, following some sort of injury or glaucoma. post-op recovery went without a hitch and bella was back to her usual cheeky self, but in the last couple of weeks that empty socket began to swell. a check-up last thursday with dr. hamish showed leftover glandular tissue that's producing fluid. after a week of antibiotics, bella has come back to uq vets small animal hospital for assessment and will most likely need to undergo further surgery to remove that leftover tissue. before being dropped off this morning, bella enjoyed a quick strawberry and some crittacare (which ended up all over her snuggle sac!) and we look forward to an update on her prognosis this afternoon 🐹

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@nutsandchips
@cavysthesassy
@thepiggieherd
@thefoxresidence
@sharnas_cavy_sanctuary
@gcgpr
@myperfectpiggyfamily
@thepiggyparade
@pigandnut 🐾
#guinea #pig #guineapig #cavy #instacavy #ilovecavies #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapigsof_ig #piggies #iloveguineapigs #guineapiglove #cavylove #cavylover #cavynation #guineapigrescue #animalrescue #alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary #cute #rodent #instarodent #keepcalmcavyon #petstagram #petsofinstagram #instapets #adoptaguineapig #cavyofinstagram #cavyoftheday #rodentsofinstagram #pawfect_piggies_of_ig #opttoadopt

comment 17 star 722 last month

Puff is missing an eye, and because of this she often has trouble with her food bowls. more often than not, she'll accidentally tip them over and spill her pellets all throughout her cage. so when we heard of @staybowl, we realized these tip-proof bowls were exactly what she needed. between you and me, puff seems pretty chuffed to have a fuss-free way to eat her pellets 😚

special thanks to @guineapigsaustralia, the australian staybowl retailer who made this possible.

follow our pawtners
@nutsandchips
@cavysthesassy
@thepiggieherd
@thefoxresidence
@sharnas_cavy_sanctuary
@gcgpr
@myperfectpiggyfamily
@thepiggyparade
@pigandnut 🐾
#guinea #pig #guineapig #cavy #instacavy #ilovecavies #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapigsof_ig #piggies #iloveguineapigs #guineapiglove #cavylove #cavylover #cavynation #guineapigrescue #animalrescue #alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary #cute #rodent #instarodent #keepcalmcavyon #petstagram #petsofinstagram #instapets #adoptaguineapig #cavyofinstagram #cavyoftheday #rodentsofinstagram #pawfect_piggies_of_ig #opttoadopt

comment 9 star 812 last month