Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

BAINOA, Cuba (AP) — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat, only cuter, some would say. They live in Cuba and other Caribbean islands where they are sometimes hunted for food. But Pedraza and her husband Rafael Lopez say they only want to want to protect and take care of the animals, which measure nearly a footSource: http://news.yahoo.com/cuban-couple-keeps-rodents-called-huitias-pets-192642662.html

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , , ,

Cuban couple keeps rodents called huitias as pets

BAINOA, Cuba (AP) — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the huitia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the huitia looks like a giant rat, only cuter, some would say. They live in Cuba and other Caribbean islands where they are sometimes hunted for food. But Pedraza and her husband Rafael Lopez say they only want to want to protect and take care of the animals, which measure nearly a footSource: http://news.yahoo.com/cuban-couple-keeps-rodents-called-huitias-pets-192642662.html

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , , ,

40 Guinea Pigs Abandoned

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A woman in Beaverton is behind bars for dumping 40 guinea pigs in a parking lot. Cecilia Diaz is now facing charges of animal abandonment and animal neglect in the 1st degree which is a felony in connection to the crime. A Good Samaritan found them and called Southwest Animal Clinic in Beaverton. “The receptionist ended up taking the first, you know the first ten of them, basically, after the first three died. So, we thought that was the end of it until the next day when there was a lotSource: http://www.kdrv.com/40-guinea-pigs-abandoned/

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , ,

Sheriff: Ore. woman dumped guinea pigs in ditch

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon sheriff’s spokesman says a 19-year-old woman dumped more than two dozen guinea pigs into a ditch because she didn’t know what to do with them.     The Oregonian reports that Washington County sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Ray says the woman from the west Portland suburb of Aloha was arrested Wednesday for investigation of first-degree animal neglect and animal abandonment. Ray says the little animals had tags that linked them to the woman.     The spokesman says the sheriff’s office got a call Monday from an animal hospital that took the guineaSource: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Sheriff-Ore-woman-dumped-guinea-pigs-in-ditch-282034701.html

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , , ,

New report cards make parents feel like 'guinea pigs'

Several parents in the Fredericton area say they’re not pleased with the pilot project introduced for grading in the Anglophone West School District. Many of them say they found their children’s first report cards of the year confusing. Instead of letter grades or percentages, their children are now assessed with Ps for progressing, PWs for Progressing Well and PWD for Progressing with Difficulty. Filip Vanicek said he feels his children are being used as “guinea pigs” for a marking system that has not been proven to work. “It’s just dumbing down the system, for no good reason,” he said. Vanicek said it’s thoughSource: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/report-cards-parents-feel-guinea-105104090.html

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , , ,

Family's warning after pet rabbits and guinea pigs are 'stolen and killed' in hutch crowbar attack

Katy Hughes and daughter Iris Rubery are devastated after finding their four rabbits stolen and two guinea pigs killed. Rabbit Twinkle is in the picture Source: http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/NEWS/11593787.Family_s_warning_after_pet_rabbits_and_guinea_pigs_are__stolen_and_killed__in_hutch_crowbar_attack/?ref=rss

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , , ,

Guinea pigs found abandoned in ditch will be available for adoption soon

The people caring for a group of guinea pigs recently found abandoned in a Beaverton drainage ditch say the animals are healthy and should be available for adoption soon. Aloha resident Cecilia Diaz was arrested last week on charges of first-degree animal neglect and animal abandonment, The Oregonian’s Rebecca Woolington reports. Kate Brownlie, a receptionist at Southwest Animal Hospital and a longtime guinea pig owner, and a friend of hers are caring for some of the cavies, and the rest are being fostered. The guinea pigs were easily identifiable when they were found because they’re all a particular breed, known as Teddies, which haveSource: http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ssf/2014/11/guinea_pigs_found_abandoned_in.html

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , ,

Police: Oregon teen dumps 27 guinea pigs in ditch

Cecilia Diaz BEAVERTON, Oregon (KPTV) — An Oregon woman who authorities said dumped at least 27 guinea pigs in a draining ditch is facing charges of animal neglect and animal abandonment. Cecilia Diaz, 19, lives in Beaverton, and the guinea pigs were found in a ditch off 206th Avenue and Baseline Road. An employee at Southwest Animal Hospital in Beaverton said a good Samaritan found 13 of the guinea pigs over the weekend. A doctor who examined them believed they were dumped last Friday. Once those guinea pigs were handedSource: http://q13fox.com/2014/11/07/police-oregon-teen-dumps-27-guinea-pigs-in-ditch/

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , ,

Teen arrested for dumping almost 30 guinea pigs in drainage ditch, many died

– CNN BEAVERTON, Ore. — A woman who authorities said dumped at least 27 guinea pigs in a draining ditch is facing charges of animal neglect and animal abandonment. According to KPTV, 19-year-old Cecilia Diaz lives in Beaverton where the guinea pigs were found in a ditch off 206th Ave. and Baseline Rd. An employee at Southwest Animal Hospital in Beaverton said a good Samaritan found 13 of the guinea pigs over the weekend. A doctor who examined them said he believed they were dumped last Friday. Once those guinea pigs were handed overSource: http://fox13now.com/2014/11/07/teen-arrested-for-dumping-almost-30-guinea-pigs-in-drainage-ditch-many-died/

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , , ,

Woman dumps 27 guinea pigs

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A woman who authorities said dumped at least 27 guinea pigs in a draining ditch is facing charges of animal neglect and animal abandonment. According to KPTV, Cecilia Diaz, 19, lives in Beaverton, and the guinea pigs were found in a ditch off 206th Avenue and Baseline Road. An employee at Southwest Animal Hospital in Beaverton said a good Samaritan found 13 of the guinea pigs over the weekend. A doctor who examined them believed they were dumped lastSource: http://myfox8.com/2014/11/07/woman-dumps-27-guinea-pigs/

Read more...

Be the first to comment - What do you think?
Posted by Gilbert - November 8, 2014 at 11:46 am

Categories: Guinea Pig News   Tags: , , , , ,

Next Page »