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    Talk me down, thinking of adding a 3rd boar

    I'm soooo tempted to rescue another boar or a pair of sows (or even rats or rabbits) from an overloaded rescue near me. They took on a massive hoard of neglected and pregnant small animals and are desperate. But I don't want to do separate cages and floor time etc....
    Talk me down, I know it's a bad idea, I just hate to see the rescue so in need...
    I already sent the rescue money and bought them hay and pellets off the Amazon wish list....It's not helping ...
    My 8 year old even told me to send them his birthday gift money, bless him.

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    Re: Talk me down, thinking of adding a 3rd boar

    You already know a 3rd boar is a bad idea. As far as adding other pigs.... Only you know best. You know what you can and can't do. It IS heartbreaking to see rescues so desperately in need. I can't even look because it affects me emotionally and I don't deal well with it. I would take every single pig I could.

    Bless you both for doing what you can, and doing what you've already done.

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    Re: Talk me down, thinking of adding a 3rd boar

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie1234 View Post
    I'm soooo tempted to rescue another boar or a pair of sows (or even rats or rabbits) from an overloaded rescue near me. They took on a massive hoard of neglected and pregnant small animals and are desperate. But I don't want to do separate cages and floor time etc....
    Talk me down, I know it's a bad idea, I just hate to see the rescue so in need...
    I already sent the rescue money and bought them hay and pellets off the Amazon wish list....It's not helping ...
    My 8 year old even told me to send them his birthday gift money, bless him.
    Pairs of three boars rarely work and can make any current dominance problems worse. If the boars don't get along you might have to re-home the other one causing even more trouble than it's worth.

    Assuming you have two males adopting two sows is double the guinea pigs. Not only that but that, but double the guinea pigs double the guinea pig expenses and a bigger possibility for disease.

    Use that hay and pellets and give it to that shelter to help them out.

    If you really want to help out some guinea pigs donate to a rescue who needs it.

    Here are some rescues in the US: http://www.guinealynx.info/rescue_organizations.html

    UK: http://www.guinealynx.info/rescue_organizations_uk.html

    Canada: http://www.guinealynx.info/rescue_or...ns_canada.html

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    Re: Talk me down, thinking of adding a 3rd boar

    I am preparing to retire from a rescue I started 10 years ago. While getting adopters is wonderful, so is getting foster parents and money. And we always appreciated volunteers. So many different ways to help and any of them is important. Also helping to spread the word! So taking in animals you can't care for is not necessary in order to be helpful.

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