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    Oxbow's Critters

    I know that Oxbow Pet Products are recommended by many guinea pig owners, but actually I was a little surprised to read this

    A guinea pig does not require a lot of space, so it is an ideal pet for a child's bedroom or for a person living in an apartment.
    under oxbow critters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sannie
    I know that Oxbow Pet Products are recommended by many guinea pig owners, but actually I was a little surprised to read this

    A guinea pig does not require a lot of space, so it is an ideal pet for a child's bedroom or for a person living in an apartment.
    under oxbow critters.
    i read that too, and I was quite shocked by that. It IS supposed to be the best in critter care products.
    Oh well...

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    It doesn't take that much room, actually. It really doesn't. They don't state how much room is needed, so we really can't blame them for saying that they don't take up much space. Relative to dogs and such, they really don't. They are good for apartments and kids' rooms, too. Not that I agree with the statement that they are easy to care for, but the vast majority of their information is correct. I'm not saying this was they best way for them to convey how much space is needed, but it is not specific enough for me to make a judgement. That's all, it's a really good source of pellets, it states they heed hay, vitamin c, no wire bottoms, and that floor time is good. It also warns against cedar and pine, and does not provide these. All I'm saying is that we can't all jump to conclusions about how big they are meaning, because it just isn't said. Just my 2.5 cents. =)

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    But you'll agree that it lets room for speculation...

    also, I think the members of this forum agreed that they are not the best pets to keep in a child's bedroom.

    I don't want to be judgmental, but reading this (although it's not really specific) might lead people to think it's an "easy animal to care for which can be put into the responsibility of a kid".

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    Yes, I do agree fully with that. Although, they do say it is better for older children, and not just kids. Much better than others, but it does need a bit of improvement. We could write in if you want, and have them reference this site. That would be great! Yes, I totally agree with you that it is misleading, but the thing is, what do they mean? I think we should write and find out for sure, what do you think? Thanks for the heads-up by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mncavylover
    Yes, I do agree fully with that. Although, they do say it is better for older children, and not just kids. Much better than others, but it does need a bit of improvement. We could write in if you want, and have them reference this site. That would be great! Yes, I totally agree with you that it is misleading, but the thing is, what do they mean? I think we should write and find out for sure, what do you think? Thanks for the heads-up by the way.
    I think that is a wonderful idea ;-)
    Do they have a contact on their side? (I haven't checked)

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    http://www.oxbowhay.com/link.sp?page=ContactUsHome

    Just saw this. Want to write now? Where should we write it to? (what section)

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    Mmh... maybe under customer service??

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    That's what I thought, too. Ok, want to give it a shot?

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    Yeah... I am gonna write them. Will let you guys know what their response is.

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    Ok, great! Good luck, Sannie!

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    I haven't heard from Oxbow yet, although they say to respond within 48 hours...

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    At least they don't say they are ideal pets for small children like the pet store told me. I am surprised to hear that they said that.. Hmm makes me think.

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