Tuesday, July 8, 2008

NY-Craigslist-Westchester/ Long Island / Albany

*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 *

Westchester, NY: Two 1 y.o. sisters being rehomed due to child's asthma. Come with food, timothy hay, two water bottles, bedding, food dishes, and two cages. The cages are being marketed as one for indoors and outdoors. GUINEA PIG LESSON: Guinea pigs cannot be housed outdoors! They are very vulnerable to heatstroke, and there is no guarantee that predators won't be able to get into the cage. See some very compelling reasons for INDOOR HOUSING on this page from Guinea Lynx.

Massapequa Park (Long Island), NY
: 2 y.o. friendly male guinea pig ("Mortimer") being rehomed due to too many pets, baby, lack of attention. Mortimer has "never bitten" and "enjoys being held and pet." His adoption fee will be donated to a local animal shelter. Comes with a free cage, toys, accessories, and any remaining food and bedding. GUINEA PIG LESSON: Guinea pigs do not make good classroom pets. Here's a letter to teachers with the many issues to consider in having a guinea pig as a classroom pet.

Saratoga (Albany), NY: Young "playful cute" female guinea pig being rehomed due to change in schedule. "She is a doll and loves to hang out in bed with you." Comes with a bag of 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 PA/NY/NJ/WV

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