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    Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    So yesterday my male piggy passed away leaving his daughter behind. She will be turning 5 this upcoming November so Iíve been trying to find her new cage mate. I tried the animal shelter and they do have older piggies BUT they wonít give out guinea pigs unless you have a very big cage. I have a 2x6 C&CÖwouldnít that be enough?


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    Re: Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    In my experience animal shelters are either lax with requirements or don't know about "pocket pets" (example - when adopting my first pair from an animal shelter, they were willing to let me adopt one/separate a bonded pair). I'm sure if you mention the cage size in feet they would be fine.

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    Re: Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    Here are the Humane Society recommendations for guinea pig cage sizes. Your 2x6 exceeds those standards by quite a bit. I'd take the article to the animal shelter and let them read it

    https://www.humanesociety.org/resour...ea-pig-housing

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    Re: Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    Yes I agree as well. Maybe take some pictures of your cage and show it to them. I’ve never heard of animal shelters declining adopters for having a 2 by 6 C and C cage.

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    Re: Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    Hi I did mention the cage size but the lady on the phone didnít sound happy about it. I was going to mention thatís itís a c&c cage but I donít think she would know what that is because Iím in Germany.
    Going to send in some photos of the cage to their email. I hope they approve!
    It makes me sad because she said that they have a lot of old guinea pigs up for adoption. Donít know if they ever get to go to a home with such strict requirements.


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    Re: Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    ~*HAPPY UPDATE*~

    After I made my last post I found an ad of someone wanting to rehome their 5 year old piggy. Her name is Toffee and I broke down to tears when I saw her pictures because she looked exactly like my little old lady, Poppy, that passed away a year ago.
    I met up with the seller with my little Teddy, and the two girls hit it off right away!! Watched them for about 20 min and they were happily chutting around each other.
    Toffee is now home with us and she seems to be comfortable exploring her new cage


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    Cool Re: Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    Awesome! Thatís great! So happy for you!

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    Re: Finding a buddy for piggy is HARD.

    Congratulations on your new baby, Toffee. Very happy to read the two piggies are getting along so well.

    I adopted my last piggy, Felicia, from the local human society/SPCA and she was part of a bonded pair. However the staff there split them up and told me it is easier for them to be adopted out as singles. I asked to see the other half of the pair but was told she was being treated for a medical condition in their medical facility. I thought that was odd.

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