What things should I be asking, or that tehy should know to ensure good care.
Though these little guys are only 2 days old, I'm very fond of them, and want to gie them good homes.
- Me, too!
Have them come over BEFORE taking the pigs, and look at your cage setup. Discuss cage cleaning, proper healthcare including nail trimming, vet visits, etc.
Show them how to pick up the pigs correctly, clean and disinfect all piggy supplies, and how to check the pigs for lumps and bumps.
Be sure they know that guinea pigs can live 5-7 years, are very social animals, etc.
Print out Lynx's basic care pamphlet.
Direct them to Teresa's site, www.cavyspirit.com, and the related sites on care and cages.
THEN, have them come over again in a week. Review all of the above. Then decide if they are the right home for you pigs.
I basically do all the above, have them fill out an application, talk to them over the phone, and schedule a visit.
Then I decide if they would be adequate owners for my all-time favorite pet, Grace. If they're not good enough for Grace, then no pig.
If they're good enough for her, they are good enough for any of the pigs and I let them adopt.
Make sure they realize what's involved in adopting. Cost, time, commitment, responsibility (not a childs), etc.
The Cavy Spirit site has great information! Check it out.