Monday, May 19, 2008

WV-Craigslist-South Charleston, male guinea pig

*If responding to an ad by an individual, meet in a public place
or go with a friend. Google the phone number of the poster to
ensure it matches the name he or she gives *

LISTING REMOVED South Charleston, WV: A very classic story. Let's make this one a choose your own adventure.

1. Children beg and plead and promise to take care of guinea pig.
2. Parents procure delighted children a guinea pig.
3. Within FOUR MONTHS children have lost interest in guinea pig.

Do you...

a) set the example of responsibility to your children by being primary caretaker of the guinea pig, and not add to the overwhelming homeless population by listing him on CL, instead continuing to care for him so the children's lack of interest is not taken out on the guinea pig?

b) say "he has to go," thereby assuring the death of a pig in the shelter because as always, pigs > homes.

Sigh. Male Guinea pig comes with cage, water bottle, POISONOUS CEDAR BEDDING, food, and other accessories. It is a crime that petstores and Kaytee continue to market Cedar bedding to innocent pet owners who think they are doing right by their pets.

* AAGP recommends quarantining any new guinea pigs
for 2-3 weeks and confirming the sex yourself.
Many sad accidents or "accidents" can be avoided this way. *

helpful links: Where to Begin? General Care Guide & Quality Hay and Pellets in bulk & Pampering your Pig & Cheaper, Larger Cages & Bedding & Essential Guinea Supplies & Proper Diet & Cavy Savvy Vets & "What's Normal? What's Not?" & Social Life & Boy or Girl? & "What is Rescuing and Adopting?" & Social Cause Marketing & Guinea Pigs in MD/VA/DC .

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