Tuesday, July 1, 2008

PA-Craigslist-Allentown/ Harrisburg / Erie / York / Pittsburgh

*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 *

Bethlehem (Allentown), PA: Two female guinea pigs being rehomed after being temporarily housed with the posters, who took them in after their previous owners were moving. They are well socialized to people and "as sweet as can be."

LISTING REMOVED Strinestown (York), PA: An 8 month old male crested guinea pig named Camo being rehomed due to lack of time. "Very sweet...loves to sit on your lap and watch T.V. with you!" He comes with his cage (too small, try Cheaper, Better Cages), Timothy hay, a half bag of food, a food bowl, water bottle, cage liners, and a GUINEA NO NO: Vitamins don't go in the water! They aren't water soluble, meaning they stop working after about five minutes and then just make the water taste bad. If a guinea pig has a reduced water intake, that leads to a host of medical problems. He should get his vitamin C from a Proper Diet .

Harrisburg, PA: Three guinea pigs being rehomed with cage and shavings (make sure it's not cedar or plain pine) due to lack of time. Two females, one male (PREGNANCY WATCH). This is part of an ad selling a lot of household items. GUINEA PIG LESSON: Adopt them with the air conditioner! Guinea pigs are very vulnerable to heatstroke. They should never be kept outdoors, and if you're too hot, they're definitely too hot.

North East Erie, PA: Two bonded 1.5 y.o. male guinea pigs being rehomed with their cage, water bottles, house, food dish, and these items on the GUINEA NO-LIST: leashes, harnesses, and timothy hay wheel (too much work for the pigs to get their hay). Look how adorable these boys are!

Pittsburgh, PA: One y.o. male guinea pig (brown and white) being rehomed due to change in situation. Well socialized and loves floor time. Comes with play pen. Photos by request. Poster wishes for guinea pig to go to caring and devoted home. (I wish that for all my AAGP babies!)

* 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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