A little history...I have owned ferrets, dogs, cats, chinchillas, hamsters, etc throughout my lifetime. My littles (20, 15 and 8) are growing up on me quickly and baby fever kicked in after I lost my 10 year old doberman to auto-immune disease. We fought it for two years and the last attack she gave me "the look" so I took her to the emergency vet
to be put to sleep. She is now peacefully resting in her urn in the living room.
A friend of mine had a colony of suggies when we were young and I was always intrigued with them. She shared them with me when I would visit and I grew very fond of them. I witnessed the bond
and knew enough about them to know I wanted to get a pair.
I contacted a breeder
and found some lovely young ladies but my wife decided we should rescue instead. I knew this was going to be challenging but we are up to it. We started looking and found two males that were in need of a new home. I asked tons of questions about them, the care they were receiving, etc and knew that these little boys needed a new home ASAP. I picked them up Sunday. They are 7 months and 8 months out of pouch and came from a "breeder
" originally (sounds
like someone who is irresponsible and let his pets breed several times to me) and were supposedly put together at a young age. They do seem to be very bonded
to each other so no issues there. The family that had them knew nothing about them except what the "breeder
" told them and they were feeding them cat food with sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds mixed in. I have placed them on BML diet
is going really well. They go for their vet
check and neuter Saturday morning (the earliest the vet
could get us in).
The first night we didn't handle them much and let them get used to their new home and our voices. It didn't take long to realize that we def do not have two males. At first we thought it was possible that we had one intact male and one neutered male but after some additional bonding
time and closer inspection...we have one male and one female. Keeping fingers crossed that we don't end up with any joeys BUT last night Diesel (male) was extra oily during playtime and Moxy (female) was very timid which is not like her. I'm going to get a temporary cage to separate them after work today because my son called when he got home from school saying Diesel was making weird noises and being a little aggressive to Moxy. I'm really hoping she didn't get pregnant already.
Sorry for the novel but wanted to introduce myself.