Ugh. If I didn't already have 7 guinea pigs and am at my limit I'd go get her. She looks like a decent little piggy from the picture.
Why would anyone put a guinea pig in a MAILBOX? I guess she thought it would be safe from predators there and would be found fairly quickly. But still, it was left with no food or water and there would have been no ventilation. There is a picture in the paper of the piggy sitting in the mailbox, which is one of those used in rural areas, the classic round top that sits on a post and is the shape and size of many of the small animal carriers you find in pet stores.
Check with the Humane Society. They sometimes have guinea pigs, though I'm not sure they really know what to do with them. Are you east or west Wichita?
We never planned on having more than 3 piggies, but when we got 3 females, one was actually a male. Hence the fact he is now neutered, lol. I'd consider letting you have one of ours females, but they've been together since birth and they are 3 years old now and I'm not sure how they'd do if they got split up from their herd-mates. Our herd is extremely close-knit.
Who's your vet?
I am not looking to add to my herd. I have had a lot of loss inthe last 19 months - two parents, two cousins, two dogs, and three guinea pigs. My mental health is not good right now.
Eirwen is an all white aby with ruby eyes. She is ok with being held, but prefers nose and neck rubs C&C side. I have lots of hay left and about 5 lbs of KMS hayloft Timothy pellets.
I have had guinea pigs for 24 years and did rescue for 8 or so years before my dad required me to become a caregiver. I have only been piglets for 2 weeks in that time. I tried to go without. I didn't last.
This time though, I think it is time to quit. I have not been as good as a pigkeeper as I should have in the past few months.
I would offer to take yours but if I tried to add to my herd I think my husband would have a cow. Plus, I don't want to risk upsetting the wonderful close-knit-ness of the entire herd together by adding an interloper at this late stage.
I wish you and Eirwen well. It's hard to be a caregiver for a parent.