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    Adopting a guinea pig friend (s). Are these guys "kosher"

    I found a 2 guinea pigs that I would like to adopt for friends of my guinea pig. (I don't know if this will show up... https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/35521866)
    I emailed the people and they asked for a 50$ donation. They also said that theyre guinea pigs don't need to be quarantined sonce they do that themselves.
    I'm low on money but I might be willing to "pay" them the 50 if I knew that I didn't have to quarantine them first.
    What do you guys think? Is there anything fishy about these people? Is it normal to donate in order to adopt? Is it normal to just adopt and maybe later you'll donate? The organization is called "empty cages collective".

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    Re: Adopting a guinea pig friend (s). Are these guys "kosher"

    It's definitely normal to pay a donation in order to adopt. In fact, that's standard. Giving away guinea pigs for free is risky because then they can easily end up as snake food. I paid 20 dollars to adopt my new pig, Simon, from a nearby SPCA.

    It's normal for a rescue to quarantine so you don't have to. As long as those pigs have been separated from other pigs for three weeks, they should be good as far as quarantine goes.

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    Re: Adopting a guinea pig friend (s). Are these guys "kosher"

    Ditto @ThePigAlchemist. Most rescues run on a shoestring budget, with the owners often chipping in hundreds and thousands of their own money to keep the thing going. $50 for a pair of guinea pigs is VERY reasonable, and I'd be delighted to get a pair of pigs for that.

    I've never had to quarantine a pig that I got from a legitimate guinea pig rescue.

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    Re: Adopting a guinea pig friend (s). Are these guys "kosher"

    That's great news you guys.thx so much for the information.

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