I will take in Piggies


Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:35 pm

I will take in any unwanted Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Ratties,and Mice.

I assume the rabbits will be in the same room?

And i never said i was a breeder. breeders breed animals for the money.

Breeders breed - period.

I can very well provide for vet bills since I have to provide for the dogs vet
bills and they cost a whole lot more.

Guinea pigs require exotic vets(specialists). They are usually more expensive to treat than cats or dogs because there is so little med info about them. Many dog and cat vets don't know how to treat pigs.

I'm guessing you are 14?

As for the name I'm thinking not a lot of pit bull afficionados will be visiting here so recognition of your name isn't really a factor. I am just telling you with a name like that on a board populated with "fluffys" you will get a negative reaction. If people are leery of you, this could be why.

There's lots of info about different breeds if you do a search.

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Just Do It

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:39 pm

My vet bill for my Guinea Pigs, has been A LOT more than my 2 dogs vet bills put together. Just so you know they are not going to be less expensive.


Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:51 pm

I do know of many vets that do take care of the guinea pigs, And I know very many people who love both pitbulls a guinea pigs rats ect.I am sorry that you have something agianst pitbulls.and no I am not 14 I am 17 and I have my own house my mommy does not support me. I have been emansipated for over a year. I work for my self and pay for everything my self. And really what the hell is your guy's problem. I didnt do anything to you. But do not worry I will not try to help any of your piggies.they are safe with no home in a rescue.I did not want to just collect animals. only if they needed a home. I only want a female and a male so that the 2 piggies I have do not have to live alone.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:55 pm

It's Abyssinians. Sorry, Kara. One more "s."

Yes, I live in Oroville. I agree with many of the concerns put forth by the other board members. Rescuers do not actively look for animals to take in and do not breed. True rescuers, in any case. It has taken me some time to evolve to where I stand right now, and for good reason.

Anyone taking in animals (especially rescues) needs to adhere to the strict standards of their peers. I always invite any rescuers or interested public into my home to see how my own cavies live. I believe (except for the breeding references) that rescues should also adhere to the "Responsible Breeder" article I wrote on www.cavyspirit.com/responsiblebreeder.htm

Check it out. I would also be open to touring your facility, should the offer still stand with my father. Perhaps this weekend? Are you indeed a minor? If so, I know you will need to consult and have me contact your parents/guardians.

Do you mind posting your vet's name?

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:58 pm


But I am very familiar with vets in Oroville and Chico. Butte County proper. There are only one or two that won't prescribe toxic medications. There is a difference. Not just any vet will do for guinea pigs.

I agree on the costs of veterinary care. One sick animal (dog or cavy) can easily set you back $500 in one fell swoop for a comprehensive work-up. It is expensive.


Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:03 pm

My vet is Ronald E. Murray at the Oro Dam Vet and I have not had to take in my piggies for any treatments but he has always done well with my dogs and cat. And I have heard he is very good with guinea pigs. I would love to have you over as soon as possible. We are in the process of moving but I am sure we can arrange somthing. Also I would love to hear any Ideas for the making of my guinea pig cages. And I am 17 and it is my house.



Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:07 pm

Also if anyone online would like to see my piggies I do have a web cam and can show them to you

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:07 pm

Ugh. Run. He prescribed Amoxicillin for one of my pigs and another penicillin-derivative for another. Ask around. He is not my recommendation if you want a live guinea pig OR a dog.

Do you live in the city limits? My email is celestecavies@yahoo.com if you want to email your details on location. www.cavycages.com It's a requirement for any of my adopters to meet the minimum requirements on that site. Personally, I do have C & C cages for most of my pigs.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:08 pm

Can you post links to pics?


Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:10 pm

I do not have any on the computer yet but i thing i can take pics with the web cam


Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:12 pm

Also who would be a better vet for my piggies. I dont want something to happen to them and not have a good vet on hand. If you say he is bad for guineas I will trust you but with the dogs he has taken care of them for 4 years and i have never had a problem

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:15 pm

People who care about their pets do not go there, but for a more appropriate vet reference, I would email the info, too. My preference is BOVH, since I worked there for more than 4 years and am in the veterinary field.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:17 pm

Who'd you get your dogs from? Do you show them? I know a few people around since I've lived here for the past 20 years.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:18 pm

Please try to use some punctuation, since the sentences are getting a bit tiring to separate.


Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:23 pm

How could I get ahold of some of those C&C cages? I would really like to buy some. also what is the price on them?

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:25 pm

Look at the site. www.cavycages.com It tells you all you need to know. You need cubes from Target or Costco, coroplast from a sign shop, and I also use cable ties to snug up the connectors.


Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:53 pm

Etta Mae, I smell something too. Why is it that every time someone comes on this board saying that we are rude they always:

1) Have terrible punctuation
2) Have questionable animal caretaking practices

I'm not saying that these two necessarily go hand in hand, it just makes me wonder if this is all the same person or if there is an underground group of GL-haters who all flunked out of high school.

Yes, Lynx, the other "rescue" is bothering me, along with a lot of things, but in general it's a proliferation of these breeder/collectors calling themselves rescues.

I think I will post that thread. It's only fair that potential adopters should be instructed on how to distinguish between a real rescue and a breeder masquerading as a rescue. After all, they are going to the rescue on the assumption that they are doing something to help animals, not breeders.

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Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 7:00 pm

It takes reading only one page in this forum to know what will set the members off. New posts with bad spelling, grammar, and poor use of punctuation have a tendency to squish in as many hot topics as is possible.

Pigs are nowhere near extinction. There is no reason to create any more.

Get on your bike.

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 7:15 pm

Just so everyone knows I've really stepped up my writing program for my third graders.

Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:20 pm

Thank you! It really bugs me when highschoolers can't write a complete sentence!

It looks like the new rescue in my area ran away. No explanation for the quick getaway when we were having a running discussion earlier. My email box has yet to produce an email. Oh well. I guess you can infer anything you like about that.

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