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Guinea Pig show pic wanted!

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Hi all,
This might initially look a bad request on this forum...but please give me a chance!
I'm looking for a photograph taken at a guinea pig show of either a guinea pig sitting in a gage or a general shot of the show. I'm personally not interested in showing, don't like the idea and I believe the guineas enjoy it even less. (I find it especially odd that pet owners show their animals?)
So....
I'm working on a web page for my rescue site which will show a pic of one of my guineas enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon, playing in the yard or enjoying floor time and one of a guinea that has been taken to a show/or show scene. The theme of the page will be along the lines of
"How would your guinea pig rather spend his day."


Obviously the pic will have to be your own, so if anyone has ever visited a show and would let me use one of your pics, that would be great.

I've been to a couple of shows out of curiosity, but have no pics.
Thank you, if you can help, please get in touch.

Best wishes,
Barbara
 

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No one on this forum shows guinea pigs. I doubt you will find any pictures here. Try some other forums that do show pigs.
 
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I have some. Last year I happened to walk in on a guinea pig show at the local fair, so I took pleanty of pictures. What resolution and quality level do you want? The originals are 3mb JPEG / 6mb RAW (CRW), approx. 3000x2000 pixels. I can post the pictures here if it is OK with the rules and anyone else wants them, or I can e-mail them if the size is too large or they are against the rules to post (perhaps too disturbing).
 

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It does not look like it is legal to post it on the site. The site rules state:

"Also, any cage photos or photos with a cage in a background must qualify with the Cavy Cages minimum recommended sizes. Commercial or pet store cages which are too small will be deleted."

These cages were approx. 1 square foot (vs. 7.5) for a single pig and I believe they were commercial cages.

Is it OK for you if post them on yahoo.com under "my photos"?
If you have a yahoo login and can see this page:
(broken link removed)
or this page
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and you don't need that high resolution it should be OK.
Otherwise PM me with the preferred way to send the pictures, e-mail, AIM, IRC, etc.
 

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Thanks for not posting them. Pictures of pigs only are allowed in threads but not in the galleries. But since this site is anti-breeding and anti-showing, I don't think Cavy Spirit would even allow pictures of pigs being shown in threads.
 

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Interesting photos. The pigs don't look happy at all, and the rabbit has to sit on metal grids. And is that a furless gp in the last picture???
 

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Teria said:
Interesting photos. The pigs don't look happy at all, and the rabbit has to sit on metal grids. And is that a furless gp in the last picture???
I'm hoping it was genetic, vs. someone who shaved their pig for the show.
Even if it's genetic, it's bad enough that a breed like that exists and that people continue to intentionally perpetuate that breed for the purposes of showing. The size of the cages... a pig from front to back is nearly as long as the greatest cage dimension, 1 square foot may be too generous of an assessment for these cages.
 

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Ok, quick question. I looked at those pictures, and what is with the nekkid piggie?

Are we doing piggie porn? JUST KIDDING!

Is there a hairless breed?

Sarah

***edited to say, WHOOPS someone got to the question before I did!***
 

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yep...that's a skinny pig. really, that's what they're called
 

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Firstly, thank you again Access for your much appreciated help.

As I said in my initial post, the pics will NOT be used to promote showing in anyway whatsoever...quite the opposite. The photos will be used to illustrate that piggies are much happier playing at home than spending all day sitting in a little show cage. As a rescuer myself, I too am against showing, been to a couple out of interest to see what goes on....not nice places.

I think it would have been rather pointless posting this request on a board that encourages showing somehow...

Barbara
 

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where are the pictures?
 

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Piglet, please check post #5.
 

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Whoops, missed that post. Sorry!
 

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CavyKind said:
As I said in my initial post, the pics will NOT be used to promote showing in anyway whatsoever...quite the opposite. The photos will be used to illustrate that piggies are much happier playing at home than spending all day sitting in a little show cage. As a rescuer myself, I too am against showing, been to a couple out of interest to see what goes on....not nice places.
Looking at the pictures again (I took them several months ago) I think it would be quite hard to use them in a pro-showing fashion. There is truth in a photograph, we know showing is bad in reality and the pictures do a good job of demonstrating that. The camera can't lie, it can only capture reality.

That's kinda sad about "skinny" pigs, that breeders perpetuate the flawed breed as a novelty and for showing.
 

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Skinny pigs were gentically made for showing, and unfortunately are beconing more popular. As cruel as this sounds, I think we should let the breed die out, as they often get skin cancer and other diseases. It's incredibly unatural(how many hairless animals do you se running around the mountain foot hills of Peru?) and no good for the piggie population.
 

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So what are we supposed to do with the ones that are here now, put them down? Unfortunately, some people will see these ase designer pets. It is really sad. I am going to be fostering 2 of them and I have to change my whole way of thinking. I have to get used to changing my clothes after I hold one, completely sanitizing my hands or any part of me that may have touched them, making sure they are warm (they require a heat lamp). They also eat more so that they can generate heat. So, more eating means more pooping, which means more cleaning.
 

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So what are we supposed to do with the ones that are here now, put them down
Of course not! Let them live their lives out, but once it's done, don't breed more. It just causes problems.

Unfortunately, some people will see these ase designer pets. It is really sad
That's how many breeds are. Healthy breeds are becoming harder and harder t find because of unstable genetics and inbreeding. In fact, Labrador Retrievers are being inbred so much because of their popularit that's almost impossible to find good genes. My labby had to get both of her knees replaced because of inbreeding.
 

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Sorry if I got defensive. I got into a discussion with someone else about this and they said we should let them die out too but actually thought the rest should be put down. It's so frustrating.
 
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