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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:22 PM   #2
Tammy
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Sadly, guinea pigs are showing up and being euthanized in animal shelters more and more these days, so check into adoption before you check into a pet store. It's possible there's a guinea pig rescue in your area, which is a great way to get one. You can save a piggie life and work with them for a good piggie temprament match for your son.

If you go to http://www.petfinder.com you can search in your zip code for piggiess that are available for adoption. In the search box, they're listed in the category of "small & furry."

If you can find a rescue, you also get the added bonus that they usually spay or neuter their piggies prior to adoption. That's better for their long term health and less $$ out of your pocket at the vet in the end!

If you're interested and haven't found these already, here's some ways to make your own cage/pen. We've made these for our rabbits and it's a really cost-effective way to get a nicer home for them than your basic commercial, over-priced cage.

http://www.guineapigcages.com/

For general care, these websites have lots of good information and message boards, as well -

http://cavyspirit.com/

http://www.guinealynx.info/
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