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Danii22
03-10-15, 02:37 pm
Hi I'm Danielle and am a cavy mom to a little boy, Chewy.


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(Sorry for the large picture. I'm on my phone)

ive used this this website before for advice in the past and decided to become a part of such a great community.
I can't wait to meet some of you!

:)

nanony861
03-14-15, 06:34 pm
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Sballin
03-14-15, 10:06 pm
Welcome to fourm! Chewy is very cute :) love his name, very fitting for a guniea pig

Rywen
03-15-15, 12:02 pm
Hi and welcome to the forum!

101guineapig
03-17-15, 07:02 pm
Hi! I recently bought a gp and her name is silvia.
I didn't know ANYTHING on guinea pigs. I got all my info at http://101guineapig.weebly.com/
(I copied the web name:D)

bpatters
03-17-15, 07:08 pm
Welcome to the forum.

Let me give you some more comprehensive references.

See http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html for how to raise a healthy guinea pig. For the times when you suspect illness, read 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 top of the important forums here (diet and nutrition, medical, etc.)

If you have a pet store cage, it's not large enough. No pet store cages sold in this country are large enough for a guinea pig. Click on the Main tab at the top of this page, and read about C&C cages and recommended cage sizes.

And do consider adopting her a friend -- don't buy another one. There are thousands of pigs in rescues and shelters that need good homes. Guinea pigs are herd animals, and they need to be with other guinea pigs.

101guineapig
03-17-15, 07:40 pm
Welcome to the forum.

Let me give you some more comprehensive references.

See http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html for how to raise a healthy guinea pig. For the times when you suspect illness, read http://www.guinealynx.info/emergency.html.

Read the articles on the main page of this site, and at www.cavyspirit.com (http://www.cavyspirit.com). Read the stickies at the top of the important forums here (diet and nutrition, medical, etc.)

If you have a pet store cage, it's not large enough. No pet store cages sold in this country are large enough for a guinea pig. Click on the Main tab at the top of this page, and read about C&C cages and recommended cage sizes.

And do consider adopting her a friend -- don't buy another one. There are thousands of pigs in rescues and shelters that need good homes. Guinea pigs are herd animals, and they need to be with other guinea pigs.


Thanks for the feedback I will try to adopt another

101guineapig
03-17-15, 07:42 pm
wait.. my mom said that it's lots of work I can't convince her!

pepperbelle
03-17-15, 07:54 pm
Welcome!

This forum is a great wealth of knowledge!

bpatters
03-17-15, 07:57 pm
Two pigs is no more work than one. And they're herd animals, not solitary animals. They need another guinea pig with them.

CavyMama
03-17-15, 10:37 pm
Hi! I recently bought a gp and her name is silvia.
I didn't know ANYTHING on guinea pigs. I got all my info at http://101guineapig.weebly.com/
(I copied the web name:D)

If you got all your information from that site, you don't really have a whole lot of info. That site doesn't have much into on it and clearly it's someone's personal page based on the relaxed writing style. It's a good thing you found this forum. You will get a lot of great information and learn a lot from the folks here.

Do try to convince your mom to allow you to adopt (not buy) a same sex friend for your new friend. I would wait though until you get (or build) a C&C cage because as bpatters said, a petstore cage is too small for one pig, much less for two.

Make sure your pig has unlimited access to long-stemmed timothy hay. They need this all the time to help wear down their teeth and to keep their digestion moving. 1/8 cup of plain pellets (they do need to be plain and not have colorful bits in them).

The links bpatters gave you are great. Here is another link that I reference all the time: http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/22156-READ-ME-Cavy-Nutrition-Charts-amp-Poisonous-Plants-List. It's a great chart explaining how much/how often you should feed certain foods.

101guineapig
03-18-15, 06:23 am
Two pigs is no more work than one. And they're herd animals, not solitary animals. They need another guinea pig with them.

Wait-so I can tell my mom that it's as easy as taking care of 1?

101guineapig
03-18-15, 06:25 am
If you got all your information from that site, you don't really have a whole lot of info. That site doesn't have much into on it and clearly it's someone's personal page based on the relaxed writing style. It's a good thing you found this forum. You will get a lot of great information and learn a lot from the folks here.

Do try to convince your mom to allow you to adopt (not buy) a same sex friend for your new friend. I would wait though until you get (or build) a C&C cage because as @bpatters (http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/member.php?u=13820) said, a petstore cage is too small for one pig, much less for two.



Make sure your pig has unlimited access to long-stemmed timothy hay. They need this all the time to help wear down their teeth and to keep their digestion moving. 1/8 cup of plain pellets (they do need to be plain and not have colorful bits in them).





The links bpatters gave you are great. Here is another link that I reference all the time: http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/22156-READ-ME-Cavy-Nutrition-Charts-amp-Poisonous-Plants-List. It's a great chart explaining how much/how often you should feed certain foods.


The cage i got was a 2x3 grid cage is it big enough?

CavyMama
03-18-15, 08:39 am
You already have a C&C cage?

101guineapig
03-18-15, 09:47 am
You already have a C&C cage?


No but it is .7 sq m

pigslave1
03-18-15, 10:12 am
Hello and welcome! I love your piggie! If you have any questions on anything, just ask...

bpatters
03-18-15, 01:02 pm
They really need more. That's the bare minimum, and you'll have happier pigs if you enlarge the cage.

101guineapig
03-18-15, 01:09 pm
I cant convince my mom

CavyMama
03-18-15, 03:33 pm
If you truly cannot make the cage any larger then I would definitely not get another pig until there is enough livable space for both.

7 Awesome Pigs
03-20-15, 07:50 am
Hello, Welcome to the Forums!! So glad to meet you!! Your guinea pig, Chewy is adorable!!!!

AnnikasMommy
03-20-15, 08:04 am
Hi welcome to the forum! Love the name of your piggy. I too am new to the community and will say this forum has been so helpful and a wealth of information. Just reading through other people's post you will learn a lot. I'm not sure how old you are but as a mom my daughter is now doing additional things to earn money for the care of her boys. This is something my 9 year old did on her own and I will say that since she showed the initiative pretty much anything she wants for the boys she gets. She paid for the material for her C&C cage out of her birthday money, her and I build it together. Just a suggestion.

101guineapig
03-26-15, 07:25 pm
Hi welcome to the forum! Love the name of your piggy. I too am new to the community and will say this forum has been so helpful and a wealth of information. Just reading through other people's post you will learn a lot. I'm not sure how old you are but as a mom my daughter is now doing additional things to earn money for the care of her boys. This is something my 9 year old did on her own and I will say that since she showed the initiative pretty much anything she wants for the boys she gets. She paid for the material for her C&C cage out of her birthday money, her and I build it together. Just a suggestion.





Thanks! I will use your suggestion