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Before turning you pet into a rescue or shelter please read the following.

Are you turning your guinea pig in because of allergies?

In many cases, allergic reactions are a result of the hay or bedding being used for your furry friend. As a fellow allergy sufferer here are a few tips to try you can try to ease your sneezes.

Change the hay that you currently use. I learned that I am terrible allergic to Timothy hay. Once I switched to Orchard or Bluegrass hay my allergies were reduced dramatically. You can find the best quality hay at,, or check for a location near you that carries Oxbow products.

Change the bedding that you currently use. Many bedding product can be very dusty. We have had great success with switching to lined fleece bedding. The bedding has an absorbable layer in the middle. You can shake the fleece out, toss it in the wash and use it again and again. This will also save you a fortune in the long run when you consider purchasing bedding for 5-7 years. You can find cage liners on these websites:, &

Are you turning your guinea pig in because your kids are bored with their pet?

Very few children can handle the responsibility of a pet on their own and can quickly lose interest in them. Shelters and rescues are inundated with animals because of this reason. Before turning your pet in, try and find ways to make caring for your family pet more interesting. Make a game of it, give them rewards, show them that animals are not disposable.

Are you turning your guinea pig in because you are moving?

Moving with animals can be difficult but if you are allowed to keep animals in your new home here are some personal experiences for moving with your pets:

Across the Country – A piggie owners experience moving from New Jersey to California.

Moving Internationally - Info coming soon

If you have read the information provided and still need to turn in your guinea pig(s)

Please email us at with the following information:
Guinea pig’s name
Current Diet
Any known health issues

We will return your email within 48 hours

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