My Dad Won't Let Me Get Another Pig After One Died

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Hello! This is my first post here, if I did something wrong please tell me. But I had 2 guinea pigs, Willow and Luna. Luna got sick and ended up passing away a few weeks ago. The vet said to have Willow quarantine for 2 weeks, and it's been 2 weeks. But, my family is going on vacation. So it'll be another week. Willow has never been really social, and we're having her stay at my friends house, where they're sure to keep her entertained. But a few hours ago I brought the idea up to my dad, and he refused to get me another. I told him that Willow needed a cagemate, and he said I needed to give her away then.

I don't want to give her away. She means so much to me and after I lost Luna I don't think I could handle losing another one. If I absolutely have to give her away, I will. But that's my last resort.

His excuse is that we already have 4 cats (which aren't mine) and that we aren't getting any more until they die (which won't happen until Willow is dead). And that I don't clean her cage enough (which is complete bs, I spot clean twice a day and fully clean it 3 times a week.)

Even though my mom knows I need to get another, my dad is the one who works. Not my mom. He has all the money, and if she purchases something big like this it has to go through my dad.

If I messed up here, I'm so sorry! This is my first post on any type of forum!
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum. I’m sorry you lost Luna. But you are right Willow would love to have another friend to live her life with. How old is Willow? Could you say to your dad that you could do some chores to help pay for another piggy? Or maybe a paper round or some other job? If he sees how much you really would like another he might change his mind. 🤞
 

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:agr: It’s a bitter pill to swallow but it’s their house, their rules. I’m afraid if your dad really refuses then you will (much as it pains you) have to surrender her to a rescue. It wouldn’t be fair or right to keep her alone for your…own feelings/comfort. That would mean you’re not meeting her needs. So as such, in her interests, it would be better to surrender her so she can be paired up with another piggy.

When you do move out, you’ll be able to have your own (hopefully). But for now, it’s a case of do as you’re asked. Sorry it’s not what you want to hear, but I don’t think it would be fair to lie to you either ☹️
 

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Welcome to the forum.
So sorry that you lost Luna.
Be gentle with yourself as you grieve
I agree with the advice already given.
 
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