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    Popcorning: Re: Falling over popcorning?

    Thanks.
    I think having dealt with a chronically sick pig for so long, I just sort of subconsciously expect everything to be bad.

    His “brother” (cage mate) is so completely calm and chill.

    I...
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    Popcorning: Falling over popcorning?

    Following the loss of my last pig, we adopted a pair of very young, gorgeous boars. A standard and a Lunkarya.
    They are currently 8 and 10 weeks respectively.

    The standard, whose name is Gaffer,...
  3. Behavior: Re: Baby guinea pigs afraid in their cage, not of us

    Was he ok with being held and stuff though?
    that’s the part that is a little odd for me.

    they are way more personable outside of the cage than in it.
  4. Behavior: Baby guinea pigs afraid in their cage, not of us

    Our two new boys came home yesterday. We are thrilled to have them. They are quite young. 4 weeks and 6 weeks.
    They have been handled since the day after they were born and are very comfortable...
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    Blankets: Re: Crocheted/knit guinea pig beds

    I did end up making one and lining it with fleece. I’ll watch to see how they respond to it before making more.
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    Blankets: Crocheted/knit guinea pig beds

    Iím bringing home my new baby boys on Monday. Iím over the moon excited.
    Most of what I have from my previous piggies has been washed multiple times and sterilized. I have, however, gotten them a...
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    Sweet baby Ginger

    My sweet little potato, Ginger, passed into the great green field last week.

    I posted about him occasionally, especially in the health sub forum. He was sick when we got him and stayed sick most...
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    Cleaning: Sanitizing old cage for new pigs

    I need to completely clean and sanitize my cage.

    We have always had boars.
    We are adopting a pair of sisters at the end of April.

    I already have so many supplies, I donít want to get rid of...
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    Medications: Re: Coaxing meds into piggie

    This is the part I was missing! Thank you so much!
    I was putting it in the side, behind his front teeth. It got spat back out or dribbled down his chin. He wasn't swallowing it all.
    I know he...
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    Medications: Re: Coaxing meds into piggie

    I was given a fruit flavour for him both times. According to the vet, it’s the one that goes down the easiest with guinea pigs.
    Nevertheless, Ginger is very much over having me shove things down his...
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    Medications: Coaxing meds into piggie

    Does anyone have any suggestions on coaxing 1mL of antibiotics into a little pig twice a day for the next 7 days when he is really quite completely over it?

    My little pig Ginger developed an...
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    Teeth: Re: Eating troubles

    Sadly at 2:05pm, Bilbo had a seizure and died.
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    Teeth: Eating troubles

    My almost 4 year old pig Bilbo is having trouble eating pellets and hay. Weíre 99% certain itís a problem with his teeth.
    He is chewing the bars on his cage, which is something he has never done...
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    Diet: Will ONLY eat fresh

    I went away on vacation in December and left my pigs with a sitter for 2 weeks. She ran out of food and hay and used some of her own as a substitute.
    It didnít affect my younger pig.

    My older...
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    Ginger, my walking vet bill

    Admin: please edit the title to remove the injury tag. Thanks 🙂

    more on Ginger. The most expensive ďfree adoptionĒ ever, lol.

    Can a guinea pig be allergic to hay? Or to a particular hay brand?...
  16. Vet: Amazing Small animal vet in Hamilton/Ancaster Ontario Canada

    I seem to remember a thread not long ago looking for a guinea pig vet in Hamilton Ontario Canada. To date, I hadnít found one I was extremely pleased with. They never seemed to really know their...
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    Behavior: Re: The bucking bronco

    he is hilarious and so full of personality and energy. I adore him to pieces. But he is the first pig I’ve seen do this kind of “popcorning“. It’s so funny to watch him go.
  18. Keeping Warm: Re: How to Keep an Older Male Guinea Pig Warm

    I put small fleece blankets in the hidey huts. My pigs seem to love them. Bilbo likes to nest, and Ginger likes to burrow. At any given time, I’ll find one hidey or the other full of fleece. It’s...
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    Behavior: The bucking bronco

    Ok, so I have established that my little pig, Ginger, is straight up the weirdest creature I?ve ever had in my family.

    He does this thing. And I honestly cannot tell if it?s his version of a...
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    Pigsitting: Separate or together

    Background: I was sure all attempts at bonding were failed and done after my teen-pig, Ginger, was badly injured. The boys went into a large 4x3 grid cage with a fence separating the space into 2...
  21. Thread: Chewing bars

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    Behavior: Chewing bars

    My question is twofold.
    1) How do you get guinea pigs to stop chewing the bars between cages.

    I separated my boys after a bad squabble left my younger boar, Ginger, with a cm long gash in his...
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    Sexing: Re: Is my piggy pregnant?!

    Yes, it’s pretty normal to eat hay fairly constantly.

    Female guinea pigs can develop a certain rotund, pregnant appearance as they mature
    if they develop ovarian cysts. Or she may just be...
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    General: Re: Fleece bedding

    I have used those.

    i made my fleece liners with dollarstore and/or thrift store fleece blankets and thrift store flannel sheets and towels. They work great. And the more you wash them, the...
  24. Bonding: Re: Dominance/adolescence/bonding and when to give up

    I’m curious...

    is is it normal for a guinea pig to continue to try establish dominance through a fence?

    They’ve been separated for 12 days, sharing a large cage with a wall. Ginger continues...
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      Cage: Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

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    Here is where my boys live.

    I have the cage sitting on top of industrial plastic shelf units, so I don?t currently have coroplast under the fleece. It doesn?t seem to matter. I like...
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