Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Video of group in garden run.

video

11 comments:

Dave said...

Since Horatio and Haggis, two lovely boys who really needed a calm and understanding home, came to live with us our lives have completely changed for the better! :o) Within the first week it became apparant that little Haggis's real name really ought to be Houdini, after he found a way out of their play pen within ten minutes, tried to leap mischeviously from our settie and gave us the occassional exciting chase around the living room, much to his delight! He is a genuine adventure pig in the truest sense of the word! His big brother Horatio has grown and grown in confidence and loves a cuddle, and digging out the food treats we put by for him no matter where we hide them! They both love exploring and adventure games and not a day goes by when they don't do something new to make us laugh and smile. They were a little nervous for the first few days but are now really comfortable in their huge cage and spend all their time out of it chatting away happily at full volume! They come out to be with us for at least two hours a day and cuddle up to sleep on the sofa, they even get a bedtime story, lol! Suzi is brilliant and has a natural talent for making sure the piggies in her care go to the right homes, in our case especially it was the guinea pigs that chose us! I definitely recommend to anyone with a little time and room in their heart that they visit a rescue centre and give a little animal the life and home it so desperately deserves. You won't regret it.

We can't thank you enough! Good luck with all your wonderful work Suzi,

Dawn, Dave. Horatio and Houdini (Haggis)

Michelle said...

Last August when we came to visit your rescue centre from Brecon, we rescued Cleo's babies from you 3 girls which we named clover, cookie, and coco for our 3 daughters. Our daughters love the guinea pigs and they are very spoilt, they have got a huge indoors open pen and a very large enclosed garden with plenty of grass to enjoy on a nice sunny day. They get plenty of love and attention each day and love to sit with us at night and have cuddles.
They are 3 very happy guinea pigs and they are all delightful additions to the family. Thank you very much for all your help and good luck with all the hard work you do. Thanking you ray, Michelle and girls from Brecon

Leila said...

After several unsuccessful introductions I was despairing of ever finding my dominant boy Billy a new cagemate after his friend sadly died. Enter Suzy who, after trial & error (due entirely to Billy's personality), introduced BillyPig to Phoebe & it was love at first sight (I hasten to add that BillyPig was neutered first!) Phoebe has now been with us for 3 months & is part of the family. She & BillyPig are inseparable and if one is taken out of the cage, the other squeaks loudly until taken out too! Phoebe was quite skittish at first but after a few weeks of taking lessons in 'laid-backness' from BillyPig she is now quite happy to sit and be stroked whilst she nibbles on some delicious treat & has learned that biting on the cage bars brings treats much faster! She even 'shouts' at the dog along with BilyPig now too! Suzi is a wonder with the pigs; she is a fountain of knowledge and a truly lovely person. I have promised myself that all my future pigs will come from Suzi. Thanks again. Leila, BillyPig & Phoebe. xxx

L said...

We rescued two guinea pigs 18mths ago, Suzy was excellent with advice about their diet and general health care, she has also given them an helth check since and further advice, Their are now called Nibbles and Joey, Nibbles is very confident and will come to you and look for treats, and if you are cutting cucumber you can hear him squeeking and pooking his head out to see what is going on. Joey is still very shy and runs beck into his house when you get near the cage, but he is a lot better than he was.It is Joeys Birthday today he is two so i will be giving him a treat today, Last time Suzy saw him he vas very over weight, We have cut his treat's down to once a week (not every day).But he still looks huge to me. I am now going to send a photo of him to suzy so she can see how he is doing.
Best wishes
Leigh and Family xx

rebecca said...

I had gethin and morgan from the shelter. They are doing very well and are very settled together. I am glad I did have them both as a pair. I would advise anyone to go to the shelter and get guineas from there. The shelter is better set up than all the pet shops I have seen. Its not about money like the pet shops. But with sue its about the guinea pigs. I will defo be back in the future sue! Why go to the pet shops when you can give a guinea a brand new start and a loving home. GO TO SUE AT THE SHELTER!

Jane said...

I needed an older piggie as one of my 4-yr old girls was pining for her companion who we’d recently lost. Twinkle was originally going to stay at the rescue because she had urinary tract problems and ovarian cysts. As the other of my two girls had exactly the same and I was used to caring for her, Suzy let me take Twinkle. On taking Twinkie to the vet, it turned out that she had a large bladder stone and had to have an operation. With lots of TLC, which is very bonding, Twinks has made a speedy recovery and has turned out to be a real character. My girls live in a 5’ x 4’ open run in the living room and they can hop out whenever they like. Twinks has learned this very quickly and also that if she stands in the middle of the room and SHRIEKS very loudly, one of us will come running with food. After just one month she thinks she owns the place and is great fun to have around. She’s not at all bothered about the dog and has certainly cheered up my other two girls. Please don’t go to a pet shop, go to a reputable rescue like Suzy’s - she’s wonderful and will make sure you have the right pig(s). Do also consider having an older pig – they have just as much to offer and could still give you many years of love and fun.

Eulan said...

In the Summer i adopted 2 female guinea pig called ava and annable.re named them Betrys and cari .now they have settled down there the most lively guinea pig I have every seen.my uncle made a maze for them and if they go in in the morning you will see them sleeping up on top floor.i have also had two new guinepig.my friend has moved to Scotland and was not wanting them to go on such a long journey. i have bonded them and i have never seen them so happy .the group is always together.i am so happy my life is perfect now they have come along.if I'm sad say i had a bad day the moment i see them my face lightens up.
Thank you so much suzi

Your are doing some great work

Leila said...

Well, 5 months has passed since I first visited Suzi & although my initial intention was just to find one friend for BillyPig, he is such a lucky boy he has ended up with 6 girlfriends - on subsequent visits I just couldn't leave without another piggie! I'm so grateful to Suzi for her continued help & support with the pigs, and also sympathy on the sad loss of one of my girls. I now have a healthy, happy (extremely noisy) group of pigs & the noise of 'wheeking' can be heard all over the house :o). It has to be said that making sure each piggie gets enough individual attention (and cuddles) takes a long time these days but I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks again Suzi. Love & 'wheeks' from BillyPig, Phoebe, Una, Tallulah, Carmen, Millie & Little Miss Dinky. xxx ps. Also love from Ruby & Minnie, the fostered pigs. x

rebecca said...

I am so so happy to have Gus and Alfie (pongo) in my animal family. They get on well and have been well paired up by Sue. Sue does a really good job with the piggys and I wouldnt trust anyone else to have my piggys off. See you in the future Sue well done for helping so many guineas and for my four I got from your shelter.

sophie said...

At the beginning of the year I bought 2 female guinea pigs, unbeknown to me 1 was pregnant at the time. A few weeks later she delivered 2 baby guineas, 1 a girl and 1 a boy. When it came time to seperate the boy I felt sorry for him that he would be on his own and wanted to find him a friend, that is when I contacted Suzi. She was wonderful as I am a novice when it comes to guinea pigs she answered all my questions and gave me great advice. We went to see her a few days later and she paired Pip my guinea pig up with a slightly older guinea pig called Tom. They got on great straight away and really look after each other. Suzi said that Tom had been picked on by his brothers and was a little shy and reserved. He is still a bit nervous now but is getting better and even let me bath him a few days ago which is an achievement. I would definitely go to Suzi for future guinea pigs I think that she is a truly selfless and inspirational person.

Thank you
Sophie, Lee, Tom, Pip, Flo, Fliss and Penny xx

Samantha said...

I just want to thank Suzy for all her help and advice! I have emailed Suzy lots of times about my two piggys and am very greatful for her quick responses and accurate and detailed answers! They have helped me alot as im new to owning guinea pigs and wanted to make sure i was doing the right thing with my boys. Hopefully in the future i will visit and may adopt some piggys from her. I would highly recommened Suzy as she has answered all of my worries and is truly a lovely person who is clearly devoted to her guinea pigs! Keep up the fab work and hopefully see you in the future. Best wishes for the future.
Love Sam, Gizmo & Joey x x