Thursday, July 24, 2008

NY-Craigslist-Watertown/ Albany/ Staten Island/ Long Island/ Elmira/ Syracuse

*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 *

Farmingville (Long Island), NY: Tan/white guinea pig (Boy or Girl? ), 8 months old, comes with cage, water bottle, food dish, and some toys. Must be picked up by the 24th or poster is taking the pig back to the petstore. GUINEA PIG LESSON: Never take a guinea pig back to a petstore for rehoming; they do no screening (just whoever can pay for the pig) and will often give returned guinea pigs away for free to anyone who wants them. Sn@ke owners are aware of which stores that do this; major chains are among them.

Watertown, NY: Guinea pig (Boy or Girl?)being rehomed due to too many pets and child losing interest.

Albany, NY: Three year old male guinea pig, "a huge lover, he cuddles and is very well behaved." Being rehomed due to other pets (kittens) being too interested in him. Comes with cage, water bottle and food dish.

LISTING REMOVED Staten Island, NY: 1 y.o. guinea pig comes with cage, food, toys, "very handsome and lots of fun." Guessing male? Named Cashis/Cash. Being rehomed due to move. Wants to find an adopter with guinea pig experience.

Massapequa Park (Long Island), NY: 1o month old friendly male guinea pig (mainly brown, some white) being rehomed due to son losing interest and mom no longer wanting to care for him. Comes with "everything you need." I would recommend at the very least Cheaper, Better Cages.

Suffolk (Long Island), NY: Three female guinea pigs being rehomed due to owner losing her job. Adopter must provide food and bedding. Come with cages, water bottle, and other accessories. 2 y.o. guinea pig by herself (Guinea Pigs need a friend! Social Interaction ), and two bonded females (3 y.o. and 1.5 y.o. ) being rehomed together.

Corning (Elmira), NY: 1 y.o. unsexed guinea pig (Boy or Girl?) being rehomed due to son losing interest after rescuing guinea pig "from horrible conditions." Guinea pig is friendly, quiet, with short calico hair. Adopter with guinea pig experience preferred. Comes with food, Timothy hay, treats, cage, water bottle, and pine bedding (make sure it's kiln dried).

Syracuse, NY: 1.5 y.o. male guinea pig being rehomed due to lack of time, needs help being socialized to people. Poster would prefer him to go to a rescue. Guinea pigs can be socialized pretty easily to a caring individual who has patience and time. Registering with GuineaLynx and posting on the forums for help is a good way to get tips. Comes with cage, litter (hopefully Bedding), and food.

* 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, Better Cages & Bedding & Essential Guinea Supplies & Proper Diet & Cavy Savvy Vets & "What's Normal? What's Not?" & Guinea Pigs need a friend! Social Interaction & Boy or Girl? & "What is Rescuing and Adopting?" & Social Cause Marketing & Guinea Pigs in MD/VA/DC

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