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UG he wants $100 for him.
 

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UG he wants $100 for him.

[MENTION=22808]BrendaMarie[/MENTION], I wouldn't just post it here if I didn't KNOW she was a breeder. I had already contacted her to make sure that she was "selling" the pig rather than adopting him out. Thanks
 

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No worries I didn't think you would but I wanted to see if I could get him out of there just in case you had your hands full and plus I really would like to find a boar for mine
 

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people that overprice sadly make finding a piggy a good home considerably less :(
 

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I tend to think people that are overpricing and unwilling to come down at all are normally breeders. Asking for $120 for a skinny pig or $100 for the pig and his cage SCREAMS breeder. And she had no problem saying she was an said she would contact her other breeder friend if I wanted one cheaper. So I pretty much said nevermind and posted her ad here.
 

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Nice trick to figure out whether someone is a breeder or not. What amount starts to sound fishy to you? I think $40 or 50 is a bit much to ask for a guinea pig, but I don't know if that should raise eyebrows or not. I would never pay more then $25 or 30 for a piggy, having found plenty between $10 and 20.
 

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Nice trick to figure out whether someone is a breeder or not. What amount starts to sound fishy to you? I think $40 or 50 is a bit much to ask for a guinea pig, but I don't know if that should raise eyebrows or not. I would never pay more then $25 or 30 for a piggy, having found plenty between $10 and 20.
Pigs here in pet stores sell for $20 to $30, so anything over that range makes me suspicious. Legitimate rehomers seem much more worried about placing their pigs in a good home rather than making money. My Amy was advertised on CL for $25, and when I got there, they threw in her cage, supplies, and even a bunch of grids, none of which was mentioned in the ad. They just legitimately needed to get rid of her and get out of piggy ownership completely.
 

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If you post them here I'll gladly flag along with you
 

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[MENTION=22929]Xeygwyn[/MENTION] What do the pictures say? There is such a thing as accidental pregnancies. Who's to say that's not what happened here? And the price is very reasonable. You'd have to call her to find out if she's a breeder.
 

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@Xeygwyn What do the pictures say? There is such a thing as accidental pregnancies. Who's to say that's not what happened here? And the price is very reasonable. You'd have to call her to find out if she's a breeder.

The wall of cages is what makes me smell fish...not just the babies but like pet store cages from ground to ceiling and back a few rows too.
 

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@Xeygwyn What do the pictures say? There is such a thing as accidental pregnancies. Who's to say that's not what happened here? And the price is very reasonable. You'd have to call her to find out if she's a breeder.

As little mentioned, it's the walls of cages with multiple rabbits/guinea pigs in a small area, and the rusty, dirty seeming conditions. I was looking to adopt another piggy, and I did contact her from a previous craigslist post of just some of the others without the cage photos. Apparently she has numerous babies she sells on a montly basis. I could be wrong, but the photos make me feel bad for them in such conditions.
 
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