2- 7 month old males dumped at Petco - Michigan

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FatherMackatzie

Post   » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:14 pm


Was in Petco ( Arborland Shopping Centre on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan) when I came across a pet store cage on floor with two male guinea pigs inside. Very cute , seem to be in good shape. They are asking for $30.00 with cage ... If anyone is interested I would be more than happy to pick them up, possibly hold them for a while and help with transport. Will post pictures in a bit.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:35 pm


I hope they are feeding them properly!

FatherMackatzie

Post   » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:03 pm


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I seriously doubt it, Lynx. That's why I want to spread the word... Sooner they are out of there, the better.

To note: this doesn't mean I'm an advocate of Petco! Always take my dogs there to socialize when it is too cold to go to dog park... But never shop.

Talishan
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:29 pm


Thank you for posting this, and for the photos. Hopefully a good GLer can take them.

Would you be willing to try to get the store to get them up off the floor? Doors constantly opening and closing in Ann Arbor in January is going to make that floor very cold and very drafty. If they'd just put them up on a table or secure shelf it'd help.

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:33 am


I just wrote Rabbit and Small Animal Rescue (RASA) in Westland, but I know they are full and just lost two foster parents for the winter, so I doubt they can take them.

The Huron Valley Humane society takes guinea pigs. Crafty Cats has a number of rats up for adoption on Petfinders and might take them too. Can you call the Humane society and Crafty Cats? I am surprised Petco hasn't called someone. The one near RASA calls RASA to come pick up any abandoned rabbits or piggies.

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:48 am


I just checked out Crafty Cat Rescue's Facebook page. They have four guinea pigs that were dumped at Costco as well as quite a few young rats rescued from being snake food. Maybe they can take them? They are in Ann Arbor.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:47 pm


Costco? That is a pretty peculiar place to dump guinea pigs!

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:30 pm


Lynx - I thought that too, but I didn't take the time to double check.

I just went back and read their Facebook posting more carefully, they got 4 piggies as owner surrenders and they found a CAT outside of Costco. Ok, that does make more sense.

FatherMackatzie

Post   » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:35 am


Can someone assist in obtaining an email address for me ? I don't have Facebook.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:04 am


http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=crafty+cat+rescue

And their Facebook page is public, so you can see it without being a member.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:39 pm


Here's their direct contact page:

http://craftycatrescue.org/contact-us/

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:56 pm


Any news?

archer

Post   » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:14 pm


Hi. We live in Brighton and are looking for 2 pigs. We have never owned any before. I assure you we love pets. We have been trying to get recommendations for a reputable supplier. We haven't bought any of the supplies or a cage yet. Do you have experience and can you give us some guidance? Please call me at (810)333-8160. My name is Tom.

bpatters
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Post   » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:40 pm


Hi, Archer,

Read the earlier posts on this page and see if those might do for you if they're still available.

Please don't buy a pet store cage -- they're never large enough for one pig, much less two. See www.guineapigcages.com for recommended cage sizes and easy ways to build a C&C cage. The Photo Galleries there also have jillions of pictures of cages, and you can ideas. If you decide on a C&C cage and don't want to go the DIY route, you can buy kits from www.guineapigcagesstore.com.

For your reputable supplier, look for rescues and shelters in your area. If you use Petfinder, and put in "small and furry" for the type, and "guinea pig" for the breed, you'll see listings for rescues around you. Even if they don't have pigs that fit your criteria, check with them anyway. Rescues are run by volunteers, and their websites/adoptables info isn't always up to date. There's a rescue in Westland, about 30 miles from you, that has a bunch of guinea pigs for adoption.

Also, check with them even if they seem to be quite a distance from you. Most rescues are just a group of foster homes with no central location, and they may have a home and pigs much closer to you than the address indicates.

Please don't buy from a pet store. Those pigs and bred and raised in horrible conditions, and are inbred, often sick and/or infested with parasties, are frequently missexed, and often come pregnant, which means that babies are having babies. Besides that, there are enough unwanted guinea pigs in the world that no one ever needs to deliberately breed another guinea pig. The death rate for both sows and pups in high, in no small part because the pups are HUGE in relation to the size of the sow. They're also susceptible to a number of genetic diseases that backyard breeders are not aware of. If you adopt from a reputable rescue, you'll get an animal in good health that's been screened for any possible problems.

See the Cavy Medical and Health Guides on the main page of this site -- they contain a wealth of information for a new guinea pig owner.

Good luck in your hunt, and let us know what you find.

Talishan
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Post   » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:24 am


Ditto bpatters on all counts.

Here's our main care guides:

http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html

http://www.guinealynx.info/medical_guide.html

Many people think guinea pigs are low-care, low-cost pets for children. Nothing could be further from the truth. They thrive on companionship of their own kind and with you, but they require a nontrivial amount of daily care, and specialized vet care if they get sick, which isn't cheap.

They each have their own personalities and make wonderful companions if you're prepared to commit to them. Please keep us posted on how you do!

SkittleandTwix
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Post   » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:28 am


archer - contact Rabbit and Small Animal Rescue in Westland at http://www.rasarescue.org/ Check out the ones they have listed for adoption and, sometimes they have ones that aren't listed yet.

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