Our beloved class pet Bacon needs a caring family to take him for weekends. If you are willing to take him home it does not have to be a regular occurrence. I am asking which families would be ok with being considered for a few weekends throughout the school year. Ideally I will have enough family volunteers so that each family only has him for a couple of weekends total.
He (or she, we're not really sure) is very easy to manage. He eats once a day, food is provided. He drinks very little water, it may need to be partially filled once. And that's it! We change his bedding at school, that will not need to be done. He makes no noise or smell. He is the most low maintenance pet I have ever seen.
Optional duties when taking care of Bacon:
Holding him, letting him sit on your lap. He does not bite people. He gets a little nervous when he is picked up but he calms down quickly. He is very used to people.
Clipping his nails GENTLY and just a little at a time. Youtube videos and GOOGLE would be great resources to see how to properly do this. If you do not feel comfortable with this task then by all means skip it.
Feeding him the occasional carrot or piece of lettuce. I'll allow the students to feed him one baby carrot a day. Compared to his body that's huge. Some fruit or vegetables that seem to be ok for animals may not be ok. Apple seeds may be poisonous, bananas make guinea pigs ill. Sticking to small carrots or leaves of lettuce or totally safe.
No pressure at all. The most inconvenient thing is transporting his cage and bag of food from the classroom Friday and back to the classroom Monday.
He is a cherished member of our community. Most students feel very attached to him. If you would like your child to try out what it is like to have a low maintenance pet, this would be a great opportunity!