I don't want to give back my brother's guinea pig… help!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BushelAndAPeck:  I think you need to have a discussion with your brother and say that he either needs to decently care for the animal or consider letting you take it. It may be a three year old’s pet but as the parent, he’s definitely responsible for the animal’s living conditions and I’m appalled. I feel for you. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can’t take someone else’s pet, no matter how much you want to. But do talk to your brother when he gets back about how to take care of it. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

explain what you found at their house etc and suggest that perhaps you could keep the guinea pig and your neice could come and visit it??

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BushelAndAPeck:  if it would save some awkwardness/conflict, maybe don’t bring up WHY you want to buy him, other than you really like him?

 

Although that won’t help any future pets your brother might get :/

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You should talk to your brother about how he feels about having the guinea pig. There’s a good chance he realizes they’ve gotten in over their heads with this pet (I agree a guinea pig is not an appropriate pet for a 3 yr. old) and maybe he will welcome you taking care of it. And your neice can always come and visit him his new happy home 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

poor little guinea pig! I agree with PPs…ask your brother if you could buy the guinea pig from him because you totally fell in love with the little guy and couldn’t dream of giving him back! He deserves a safe, clean home with someone who will take care of him. I wish you the best of luck!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Yes, do your best to keep the little guy!  Gunea pigs are very social animals, and those living conditions sound really bad.  I bet they might find it a relief not to have to deal with a stinking guinea pig anymore.  

If your parents are on your side, and your bro is hostile, perhaps have you parents can step in and mediate.  The little pig should not be stuck in such bad conditions.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Poor little guy 🙁 He would be so much happier with you!

I would just say that you got very attached to the little dude, and ask if you could keep him there to take care of and your niece can come visit him any time.

Or, go with what a PP said and pretend the piggy died. Then keep him all for yourself 😉

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