If your DD doesn't take care of them then she has to give them up. Harsh maybe but I would expect an 11 year old to be fully capable to care for a guinea pig.
At that age my siblings & I were expected to feed, water & clean up after our pets (& we had several being on farm).
Might be time to follow through - if loss of privileges etc isn't working. Maybe sit her down & give one last warning - either she takes care of her pet or she must rehome it.
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19-04-2015 22:18 #42
If you say that you are giving the pigs to a family who will love and care for them as they should be, the way SHE should be, that doesn't indicate a throw-away attitude. It emphasises just how important the pets are and the fact that they deserve more than just the bare minimum that she can be bothered to do.
It is harsh, but not overly so and it sounds like its time to show her you're not bluffing.
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