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MyPiggiesRock
06-27-06, 05:49 pm
Hello, I reside in Georgia, US and I have 3 little girlies, Ruby, Lily & Ginger. I have had piggies since I was a small child and they are wonderful pets. Thank you for having us and I look forward to all the info on this site.:heart:

HowietheGreat
06-27-06, 05:50 pm
Welcome!!!! Are you going to post any pictures?

MyPiggiesRock
06-27-06, 06:37 pm
Welcome!!!! Are you going to post any pictures?

Yes, where should I post them in this forum?? I am not sure, Thank You

fourbwabbys
06-27-06, 06:41 pm
Welcome. You can post them right in this thread.

MyPiggiesRock
06-27-06, 07:02 pm
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d806b3127cce8a988b762b8e00000016101EYuWTNmxY8
Ginger, Violet(passed away 5/06) & Ruby
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d806b3127cce8a988eb86bda00000015101EYuWTNmxY8
Our newest addition, Lily
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d806b3127cce8a9883abaa6700000016101EYuWTNmxY8
Ruby, geez big surprise, she is eating again!!:)

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6d806b3127cce8a9880b36bd600000016101EYuWTNmxY8
Our senior resident Ginger she is eight months!

fourbwabbys
06-27-06, 07:13 pm
Awww, your pigs are so cute!

jdomans
06-27-06, 08:13 pm
Oh I love your pigs. I am in Savannah. Welcome to the group.

VoodooJoint
06-27-06, 08:58 pm
Welcome to the forums. Cute, cute pigs you have there.

I do notice something you need to change. In the first picture I see some corn and seed mix. You need to get rid of that. It is very unhealthy for your GPs and a potential choking hazard.

How big is your cage? I've never seen grids like that before. Are they an alternative to grids you found or is that a store bought cage?

CavyKid17044
06-27-06, 09:13 pm
The corn and seed thingy looks like a chewy stick. and they are so cute! Don't you just want to give them a big hug?! ^_^

suzilovespiggie
06-27-06, 09:23 pm
Such pretty piggies. Welcome to the forum. You will learn so much here on the great care for piggies.

VoodooJoint
06-27-06, 09:26 pm
The corn and seed thingy looks like a chewy stick. I do believe you are correct. Now that I look at it again it looks like a seed treat stick. It still needs to go.

cavy-cool-crazy
06-28-06, 06:12 am
OMG. You stole my Charlie and painted a few splodges on him to disguise him!!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/cavy-cool-crazy/2006%20Pig%20Photos/June%20-%20Dec/CharlieProFile.jpg

Ha, only joking. But they look almost identical around the face. Ginger even has the Shower Cap!!

They are all adorable pigs. Welcome to the forum.

MyPiggiesRock
06-28-06, 07:12 am
I do believe you are correct. Now that I look at it again it looks like a seed treat stick. It still needs to go.

I did not know that those were bad for them. They sell them especially for guinea pigs.

MyPiggiesRock
06-28-06, 07:14 am
Welcome to the forums. Cute, cute pigs you have there.

I do notice something you need to change. In the first picture I see some corn and seed mix. You need to get rid of that. It is very unhealthy for your GPs and a potential choking hazard.

How big is your cage? I've never seen grids like that before. Are they an alternative to grids you found or is that a store bought cage?

They are store bought cages, I have 2 of them, however Ruby has her own as she and Lily fight an awful lot. I can leave their cages opened though and they have the run of our home. My doggy loves them.

MyPiggiesRock
06-28-06, 07:15 am
OMG. You stole my Charlie and painted a few splodges on him to disguise him!!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/cavy-cool-crazy/2006%20Pig%20Photos/June%20-%20Dec/CharlieProFile.jpg

Ha, only joking. But they look almost identical around the face. Ginger even has the Shower Cap!!

They are all adorable pigs. Welcome to the forum.

That is so funny, they look alot alike. Thanks:heart:

cavy-cool-crazy
06-28-06, 01:25 pm
I daresay she and Lily probably fight because the cages are too small. It's a common problem with the pet store cages.

What are the inner dimensions - not the size of the wire top, but the inner edges of the plastic bottom? The homepage of this site will tell you about the size a GP cage needs to be. www.cavycages.com (http://www.cavycages.com)

My Baby Mu
06-28-06, 01:53 pm
Welcome to the forum. What are you feeding them?

Ruby77
06-28-06, 02:35 pm
Your piggies are very cute, I especialy like Ginger the abby!

MyPiggiesRock
06-28-06, 06:10 pm
I daresay she and Lily probably fight because the cages are too small. It's a common problem with the pet store cages.

What are the inner dimensions - not the size of the wire top, but the inner edges of the plastic bottom? The homepage of this site will tell you about the size a GP cage needs to be. www.cavycages.com (http://www.cavycages.com)

Their cage is perfect size for two but they just have never gotten along. I am going to build a huge one for them next week. My husband is going to buy all of the stuff this weekend for me when he is out & about, he has a truck and some of the stuff is rather big for my jeep to hold.

MyPiggiesRock
06-28-06, 06:15 pm
Welcome to the forum. What are you feeding them?

The question is what am I not feeding them?? LOL,I swear they LOVE eating. I feed them kale, corn silk/husks, pellets, carrots(once in a while) apples, endive, green leafy goodies like romaine, spinach, butter lettuce etc. some diced celery, bell peppers, however I will no longer feed them iceberg, do not yell at me anyone, I never knew that iceberg lettuce was so unhealthy as well as the corn treat sticks being bad too. Any other suggestions would be great. I went to the farmers market and bought a bunch of goodies for them today, but I can always make a trip tomorrow.

My Baby Mu
06-28-06, 07:24 pm
Kale, and spinich (a little bit) should be limited to twice a week. A carrot per day. Fruits should only be fed 2-3 times a week, with the more citrus ones less. Cilantro is a good food.

This is a good thread to read http://www.cavycages.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11278.

Ruby77
06-29-06, 04:49 am
I don't think anyone has the right to yell at anyone else as we all start out somewhere! I didn't know that woodshavings were bad to use as a bedding when I first started out but as soon as I did I stopped using them!
Piggies do eat constantly (and pooh, hehe) have you tried them with melon or parsley, which should be used only as a treat too but mine love it!

MyPiggiesRock
06-29-06, 07:42 am
I don't think anyone has the right to yell at anyone else as we all start out somewhere! I didn't know that woodshavings were bad to use as a bedding when I first started out but as soon as I did I stopped using them!
Piggies do eat constantly (and pooh, hehe) have you tried them with melon or parsley, which should be used only as a treat too but mine love it! Yes you are correct. It could cause someone to react defensively. I am glad I found this site so that I may learn the proper care for my guineas. Alot of the information given to me has been very useful and will help my piggies live a healthier life. I had a piggie named Violet, we got her from a friend. She was very ill to begin with, she got better with medicine, but a few weeks later she passed away. It was very sad. I hope to gather as much information as possible so that my piggies will flourish.

MyPiggiesRock
06-29-06, 07:42 am
Kale, and spinich (a little bit) should be limited to twice a week. A carrot per day. Fruits should only be fed 2-3 times a week, with the more citrus ones less. Cilantro is a good food.

This is a good thread to read http://www.cavycages.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11278.

Yes thank you the thread is very useful. I appreciate you.

My Baby Mu
06-29-06, 05:52 pm
I didn't know that woodshavings were bad to use as a bedding when I first started out but as soon as I did I stopped using them!

Ruby, you can use some woodshavings. You just can't use cedar or pine (but you can use kiln dried pine).

Ruby77
06-30-06, 05:59 am
I am afraid I have heard that ANY woodshavings are a big no no as it strips oils from the piggies skin making them more prone to fungal. Cetainly in this country, dont' know about anywhere else in the world.

cavy-cool-crazy
06-30-06, 12:37 pm
That is also what I have heard. Aspen, pine, sawdust etc. all have been found by some to actually absorb moisture from pigs' bodies and coats and dry them out a little. Interestingly, as with Ruby, I've only heard of it in UK so far.

The site is strict but for a reason. You didn't know any better and it's all in the past now, nothing you can do about it. What you now are willing to do is learn and research and act for the present and the future, and listen to what people here have to say about caring for piggies and so on. That's the important bit.

It's the ignorant ones who think we talk crap and think we are too strict, bossy and biased that cause trouble, and unfortunately there have been a few of them in the past.

It's always good to see someone willing to learn and to listen.

MyPiggiesRock
06-30-06, 12:45 pm
Thank you so much cavy-cool-crazy. I am in love with this site, there is so much information, I am so thrilled that a person can be so invested in their pets. Alot of people think only cats or dogs should get special treatment and that piggies should get pellets and water and thats sufficient. I am glad to know that the relationship with piggies can be as fulfilling too. I can not wait to finish their new home today and watch them enjoy it.

JarBax
06-30-06, 01:07 pm
I think your piggies rock too! They are very cute!

I think most of us started off doing things 'wrong' for our piggies - but as CCC says, it's the changes you make now, knowing how to improve their lives that matter. Nobody should make you feel bad for not knowing!

Tell us all about your cage! Size, shape, what the piggies think etc! (and ofcourse, we want pictures!)

MyPiggiesRock
06-30-06, 01:11 pm
My cage will be done hopefully today, my hubby was stopping to get a few other things I need, mainly the little plastic ties. I also think I will make it a 2 story because it will be easy now that the bottom is almost done(that was the harder part), so far I have 3x4 and will make it a 3x5 with a level up top for these guys as well. Got the coroplast and yes I am almost done. I will post photos as soon as I am done.

JarBax
06-30-06, 01:26 pm
Cool! I have a 3x4 too! My upper level is 1x4 - so is using the length where yours uses the width. It will be interesting to see how they differ! Definitely go for two storey - my two girls LOVE racing up and down the ramp in their good moments, and getting away from eachother in harder times!