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01-18-15, 06:56 pm
Mia wasn't exactly planned as we got her in the walmart parking lot from someone whose kids had grown tired of her after Christmas. So, needless to say, I know nothing about her. I got a few basics things that a quick online search and some books at the pet store mentioned I need. Timothy and alfalfa hay, water bottle, oxbow pellet food, salt wheel, vitamins, and a bunch of toys.

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01-18-15, 07:04 pm
Cute pig! Thank you for taking her in.

However, ditch the salt wheel -- they're no good for guinea pigs. And most of the guinea books on the market have woefully outdated and even incorrect information. This site, and Guinea Lynx, are the premier guinea pig sites on the internet, and you can find good information on any topic you want.

Two good places to start are here: http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html and here: http://www.guinealynx.info/emergency.html. Read the articles on the main page of this site and at www.cavyspirit.com. Read the stickies at the tops of these forums, and see http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/22156-READ-ME-Cavy-Nutrition-Charts-amp-Poisonous-Plants-List for what you can feed and how often.

01-18-15, 07:27 pm
Don't need the salt wheel. Don't put the vitamins in water. Do give the oxbow feed, it's hood quality. Eventually, get your piggy a bigger cage and a pal. Provide a cup of veggies daily.

01-18-15, 09:47 pm
Also, she looks pretty big, so she may be above 6 months. Alfalfa shouldn't be given to pigs over 6 months because it has too much calcium for them, and can cause stones.

Awesome job on getting her the oxbow and the timothy hay :) She is a gorgeous girl, thank you for taking her in.
If you want help sexing her to make sure she actually is a girl, you can post photos here, too.