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UPDATE:  The guinea pigs have found a new home!  Thanks to everyone who expressed interest.  I did not post the comments left by interested parties because many people sent me phone numbers and email addresses, and I wanted to protect their privacy.  In any case, Hooray for a successful adoption!

PS: If you want to dramatically increase the traffic on your blog, just post a notice about free guinea pigs!  I was getting pingbacks in Russian!  Wowsers!

Anyone want two free guinea pigs?  My best friend’s neighbor has a mother and baby guinea pig, both girls, that he can’t keep.  I’d love to take them, but I have a boy guinea pig, and I’m not in a good location or financial place for guinea pig breeding right now.

Guinea pigs are great pets!  They love to be held and petted, they purr–lots of people don’t know that guinea pigs purr, but they do–and they’re very affectionate.  Pets are great stress relievers, and guinea pigs are easy to care for.

Guinea pigs are very environmentally friendly pets, too.  Don’t have room for a compost heap?  Get a guinea pig!  They love to eat apple cores, carrot peelings, celery leaves and grass.  Ever end up with more fresh spinach than you can eat before it wilts?  A guinea pig will help you eat your produce before it goes bad!

Got weeds in your yard?  Don’t use pesticides!  Get a guinea pig!  Dandylion leaves are one of the best foods for guinea pigs because they are packed with vitamin C.  Guinea pigs also love clover, but don’t feed them more than an ounce of clover every other day or so.  Clover is in the legume family, so it will give the pigs gas.  Guinea pigs can’t burp, so too much clover will give them a tummy ache.  Unfortunately, I have first-hand experience with this.

But really, if you want a couple guinea pigs, leave me a message!  Guinea pigs are very social, so it’s good to get a pair.  For more information about guinea pig care, look here.

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