Last week the Burnaby SPCA posted on Facebook about a little Guinea Pig found in a very sad state … her cage had been left in a ditch in the pouring rain and she was half submerged by the time she was rescued. I just can’t imagine how she ever came to be there. She has cleaned up very nicely and they’ve nicknamed her Posh.
Since Guinea Pigs need to chew on wood (like apple, pear, or aspen) to keep their teeth worn down to a healthy length … and we just happen to have a big ‘ol apple tree in the back yard … I thought that taking a few branches in would be a nice treat for her.
It’s a fabulous tree. Even though it seems like we pick more apples up off the ground (and take to the wildlife rescue down the road) than we end up picking for ourselves we always seem to have lots. I’m still enjoying the applesauce I made last fall 🙂
She’s a little cutie of course and was ok with our visiting … until I touched the top of her cage and spooked her a bit … then it was straight into her little hiding spot. The cage bars weren’t very camera friendly I’m afraid and since it was a quick visit I didn’t ask about coaxing her out and giving her time to get comfy in front of the camera in a more open environment.
Posh isn’t available for adoption just yet, I’m guessing they need to wait to see if her owner comes to claim her. If you’re interested in adopting Posh if/when she is available give the Burnaby SPCA a call.