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Free guinea pigs' dropping for gardeners

Posted by pitimpinai z5 Chicago (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 21, 05 at 8:02

Hey! Hey! Hey! Gardeners in Chicago southern suburbs & NW Indiana!!

Check out the guinea pig rescue in Chicago Heights. The people who run it have 3 large garbage bags of goodies to give away everyday: guinea pigs' droppings, beddings, newspapers, & hays. They have to pay big $ to have them hauled away. I received permission to give you this magic e-mail address:

I posted this info. in the Soil & Midwest gardening forums too. I wish the rescue were closer to me. :-(

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RE: Free guinea pigs' dropping for gardeners

Wow, I never thought of that. They (the guinea pigs) are herbivores so fecal organisms should not be a problem. They give away 3 LARGE garbage bags EACH DAY? They must have lots of g. pigs.

RE: Free guinea pigs' dropping for gardeners

Yup, wonderful stuffs. Good as fertilizer & mulch. Great for compost. Not smelly like manure either, I know, because my son used to have them as pets.

They have 70 GP right now and have rescued over 1200 in recent years, I was told.

Unfortunately, I live nearly two hours away at the opposite end of the city or I would go get them everyday! I might be tempted to make a trip this summer. :-)

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