Tuesday, June 17, 2008


*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 York, PA: Three males being rehomed due to missexing and herd ballooning out of control. One male is 10-11 months old, the others are the off-spring. The poster is also selling a cage, but opt for Cheaper, Larger Cages. The one in the ad is cruel for three males, they need even more space than three females (who need even more space than that cage!). Double check the sexing, as always.

LISTING REMOVED Manchester (York), PA: YARD SALE GUINEA PIG ON 6/20 & 21. As I said with our last yard sale guinea pig, this is just setting up for a disastrous impulse buy. 8 month old sweetheart male pictured below, comes with cage and half a bag of food and bedding (he needs a Cheaper, Larger Cage and a friend-Social Life ).

Do me a favor, dear reader, if you are near this neighborhood but aren't able to save the guinea pig yourself, could you print out and place a GuineaLynx Care Guide near the cage (with permission)? And make sure s/he's not out in the sun? If the guinea pig is, try and convince the owners to put him inside, perhaps with a sign saying there's a guinea pig indoors. Failing that, move piggy into the shade.

LISTING REMOVED Levittown (Philadelphia), PA: Two female guinea pigs being rehomed, can be adopted together or separately. Typical story and parental reaction, "MY KIDS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE TERRIFIC TO HAVE THESE AND DO NOT WANT TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEM, SO THEY ARE NO LONGER GETTING THE CHANCE." This is why parents must commit to being the primary caretakers of any pets, and prepare to be the sole caretakers.

LISTING REMOVED Reading, PA: Two female guinea pigs (and three rabbits, should not be housed together) being rehomed with cage and accessories due to move.

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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