It happens I have to make a purchase from theferretstore (they carry Oxbow timothy pellets and offer free shipping over $25) and I wanted to remember to use the igive site this time.
Other people sometimes donate a portion of their sales to support rescues too (I think an acquaintence of Ladyveg makes cavy cosies and helps her rescue from sales).
So, I´m sticking this up here because last time I forgot. I hope to report it is an easy process. And I need pellets now!
The igive link is www.igive.com/cavyspirit
Current promotion: Join iGive.com for free and make your first purchase within 45 days of joining. We´ll donate an extra $5 to your favorite worthy cause!
To support a rescue in your area, check www.cavyrescue.com
Being a conservative person, I am not really sure how this thing works -- you install a small amount of software. It says you can uninstall it. I don´t know if it will do popup ads while you are browsing the internet. But for people who do alot of online shopping, being able to donate a percentage of your purchases is a great idea and can do alot of good. I hope other people will give it a try.
I got my timothy pellet order in. Now all I have to do is get it.
Here is my iGive page; I hope it works: iGive for Baraboo Guinea Pig Rescue
Diane has been sending me pretty regular checks from the guinea pig pouches that she sells. They are beautiful, and I can testify to her seamstress abilities and workmanship. Mine have lasted through weekly washings. Here is her website: Guinea Pig Cozies
I agree with her warning about cedar shavings but do feel pine shavings get a bum rap. If they are allowed to air before use, the phenols (the only thing that could cause any problem) evaporate, which would lessen or prevent any real or imagined ill effects.
- Little Jo Wheek
I don´t mean to go off on a tangent here, but I agree with Lynx about the pine shavings. That and the fact that all pine shavings are NOT created equal. Various brands have different sizes of shavings and/or dust. Some are more absorbent. The worst are recycled-type pines which smell awful. I just tried another bag of a different variety. As soon as I opened the bag I was overwhelmed with the phenolic smell. I have left them open in the garage to air out for almost two weeks. The entire garage smells like pine in this heat and the shavings still smell awful. Don´t think I´ll be using them except for compost. The shavings I normally get are virtually dustless and don´t have a strong odor at all. I´m still experimenting with other beddings (esp. paper) alone or in combination on top of the pine. I still can´t get over the carcinogenic carbonized dust in paper bedding nor the smell. My hands are black with carefresh. Plus it looks dirty all the time to me. Oh, the plight of the cavy owner!
- Little Jo Wheek
I´ll see what I can find this morning. I wish I had the email of that guy.
- Little Jo Wheek
I wish I could get into some of these articles.
These are about carbonized aerosolized particles:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&d ... opt=Abstract
- Little Jo Wheek
These are some more finds, but I am not going to list them individually.
There is no doubt that the carbon dust is created during the sterilization process when heating the paper bedding. Of course, humans and rats aren´t always consistent with their reactions to drugs, environmental reactions are generally similar. Humans, luckily seem less sensitive due to being able to move away from places/things we have adverse reactions to... One of the DVMs I work with is quite allergic to many things including chlorine (bleach), many phenolic disinfectants (not good since vets rely on them), and animal beddings (including anything with dust). Newspaper beddings are fairly neutral, but she reacts to them also. I´m assuming the dust is the problem, since plain newspaper is fine.
I have come to the conclusion that certain cloths (towels, polarfleece, fake lambswool, etc.) are the least reactive to small animals and humans. Those with free-range pigs are probably doing the best job limiting hazardous exposure (unless they use certain disinfectants/cleaners in their home). Unfortunately, this is much more time and effort consuming than other prepared beddings. Mine are not bedded on fabric unless they are ill (or have asthma). I have to admit there is a time and effort compromise there in my home.
They seem pretty happy. Unless I´m not quick enough with the vegetables.
It´s not you, it´s your browser! To avoid shopping problems, Internet Explorer 6.0 cookie security settings must be set to enable third-party cookies.
To enable third-party cookies:
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I do exactly what they say and I get the same thing, I have even tried to restart my browser AND reboot my machine....get the same error script. Any ideas? I´m thinking delete the program and try to reinstall but can´t find the program listed (to be honest I didn´t really do a through search though)
Please help, I have a lot of shopping to do and I am supposed to be shopping through My DH´s site so that we get the kick back, my DH is gonna kill me when he finds out <LOL>
The browser I was using also had a low security setting. You might want to try that and change a few other things to see if something else will work.
Did you upgrade to IE 6.0 becuase I´ve had that vs for a long time, so did you mean you upgraded the igive vs?
Damn it my whole computer is flipping out now. I keep hearing this clicking noise and my mouse just apears and disapears at will.