Outside of neglect and abuse situations (that's a different issue), I'm looking for all the good suggestions and tips that you (rescuers, regular members, new members, long-time owners, short-time owners) have given others who have, for whatever reason, to find a new, safe, good home for their guinea pig(s).
I know some of the basics, but certainly not all and would like to put all good suggestions in one place.
Those of you who have had to do this yourselves or have helped others to do so safely and well, what helps? What doesn't? What would you say to a friend to help them find a new, good, safe home for a cavy they can't keep and you can't take?
To find prospective adopters --
- * Put a flyer up at a cavy-knowledgeable vet's office
- * Charge a fee;
* Ask where the pig will be kept;
* Ask what the pig's diet will be;
* Ensure they know the pig will need vet care, that that may be expensive, and that the pig needs a specialized vet;
* Go with your gut ...
What else?? Feel free to add links to threads you have made here that pertain to this topic.
Thanks in advance for helping to make this a comprehensive and usable thread!
(Lynx -- I'm making this a sticky. Please edit and/or un-sticky it if you think that's inappropriate.)