Tuesday, June 10, 2008

PA-Craigslist-Allentown/Philadelphia/Harrisburg/ Lancaster

*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 *

Easton (Allentown), PA: Female guinea pig being rehomed due to not getting along with her cage mate (if you're having a similar issue but want to keep trying, see Social Life). Crested, medium haired American. Comes with cage, water bottle, and food. "Great with people and loves attention."

Philadelphia, PA: Male guinea pig being homed with cage. The cage is the size espoused by br33ders and petstores looking to turn a profit by keeping a smaller product on their shelves in order to stock (and sell) more. Informed pet owners and rescuers endorse and use these cages: Cheaper, Larger Cages. Comes with timothy hay, bedding, guinea pig book (unless it's animal planet or adult's guide it's outdated and inaccurate), pigloo, tunnel, brush, water bottle.

LISTING REMOVED Garnet Valley (Philadelphia), PA: Tricolor 9 month old male guinea pig (brown/black/white) being rehomed due to move. "Very sweet...doesn't bite." Socialized to people and used to children. Comes with cage, water bottle, food, and bedding. DANGEROUS: rolling balls (can break the bones in foot/spine, are fatal, should only be used for gerbils) and vitamin C drops IF USED IN THE WATER because they are not water soluble. After five minutes they aren't effective any more, and they leave the water tasting bad. Reduced water consumption causes a host of medical issues in guinea pigs. (And guess what a non-Cavy Savvy Vet might prescribe? Vitamin C drops for scurvy. Ouch. Look to a Proper Diet instead for vitamin C sources).

LISTING REMOVED Hershey (Harrisburg), PA: One year old male guinea pig being rehomed due to lack of time. Comes with cage, bedding, food, toys, food bowl, water bottle, pigloo.

LISTING REMOVED Lancaster, PA: Beautiful Bella! Two year old female guinea pig named Bella being rehomed due to allergies. Poster clearly loves her pig and has had her since she was a baby. Bella "loves to be out of her cage and play." She comes with her cage, treats, food, and water bottle. Guinea pigs' average lifespan is 5-7, 9+, oldest lived to 12 years.

* 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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