That is just unbelievable! I cant bring myself to read so many of her threads anymore, she is just a disgrace. Im not going to be nice about it anymore, she is just causing many of us so much frustration and anger. Diamond, I am actually starting to believe you are a hoarder. There is absolutley no way any of your animals are in good condition.
It's tough, for me, because I have a lot of animals in my house as well. I foster for a rescue. Right now I have 4 rabbits, 1 pigeon, a chinchilla, 3 hamsters, 13 rats, 14 guinea pigs, and 1 spiny mouse, with six more guinea pigs coming in this weekend (and a couple presumed pregnant). I know that that is a lot of animals. However, all of those animals are receiving an excellent diet, all of them get vet care the second that they're ill, and they're all in cages that are above the minimum standards.
All of our rescue pigs are in C&C cages. All of our rabbits are in pens that are 16 square feet. The chinchilla has a huge quality cage to himself. The hamsters are all in 20 gallon long aquariums (or spatial equivalent in cages). The rats are 6 per ferret nation, with two males that haven't been able to pair up with anybody very well living next door to each other in "pet store" cages that are rated to hold 3 rats each.
The guinea pigs eat Cavy Cuisine, get oxbow hay, and get daily veggies. Same for the bunnies (only with bunny pellets). The rats get a block base with Suebee's and fresh supplements every day. The hamsters are getting Healthy Handfuls supplemented with Suebees. The pigeon is getting Harrison's. The chilla is getting Chinchilla Deluxe with plenty of hay and alfalfa. Ad nauseum.
It's something that takes dedication to do. If I put all the guinea pigs in pet store cages and all the rats in hamster cages, etc, I could probably "save" 50 rats and 30 guinea pigs and 25 rabbits, etc. But what kind of life is that for an animal to lead, and what kind of example am I setting for the people adopting from us? "Do as I say, and not as I do?" If I don't treat my animals as important individuals that have specific needs and deserve an optimum environment how can I tell other people to do that?