I'm considering adopting this guinea pig I found on Craigslist, but at the moment I'm not sure how it would all work out. I have a 3-4 year old female (VERY dominant) whose cagemate passed away a year ago and in the meantime she has been living with a neutered male who can go back to his original home if/when we adopt a friend for this girl.
For those of you who have adopted through Craigslist, how does it work with introductions and quarantine? I need to know as soon as possible if the two pigs get along, but I am technically supposed to do 3-week quarantine first, right? The thing is, if I take these three weeks to make sure she can't spread anything to my pigs, I will have to wait three weeks before introducing and knowing if they get along. If they don't get along, where will I take the Craigslist pig? I suppose I could keep her but the point is to have them as a bonded pair and if they didn't get along I'd have to have them in separate cages. After quarantine, I wouldn't be able to give the pig back to the original owner if the pigs didn't get along.
How should I go about this?