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    URI: Possible Chronic Respiratory Problems

    Hi! I recently acquired a new female guinea pig from someone giving her away on NextDoor. She is 3-4 years old and has lived on low-quality pine bedding her entire life. I have had her quarantined...
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    Bullying: Re: Introductions are not going well!

    Okay thanks. Yes I did clean absolutely everything and had the fleece draped in a way that it seemed like a hidey across the area. It’s hard to find a time to do it for 8 hours because I have to...
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    Bullying: Re: Introductions are not going well!

    They were in the neutral area for 4 hours today.
    I thoroughly cleaned the entire cage with 50/50 vinegar and water solution. They didn’t have any hideys - just fabric draped over areas. I had step...
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    Bullying: Introductions are not going well!

    I have a 3.5 year old female pig, Bean who lost her friend several weeks ago. I adopted another female that is the same age, Apple, and introductions are not going great.
    I did a 2 weeks quarantine...
  5. Tumor: Experiences with Senior Guinea Pig Surgery?

    My 5 year old female guinea pig, Mu, has been losing weight fairly quickly and may have a tumor (possibly ovarian but that's just my guess from feeling). She is otherwise acting very healthy and...
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    General: Re: Loads of fruit flies

    Another good way to get rid of fruit flies is put a piece of banana in a jar and then attach plastic wrap to the opening of the jar with a rubber band. Then stab the plastic wrap a few times with a...
  7. Conditions: Re: How can you tell if a guinea pig is in pain?

    A big indicator of pain is being puffed up and hunched into almost a ball, not wanting to move. They will also not eat food if in lots of pain.
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    Fleece: Re: Making a Kitchen

    It should be fine to cut the edges. I like to use this edging around cut coroplast to protect sharp edges as well as discourage chewing:
    https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/candc-edging
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    Pigsitting: Re: Separate or together

    They will likely need to be re-introduced if you separate them for vacation. I would look for a sitter that will take both.
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    Eyes: Fatty Eye Tissue - When to see vet?

    Hi everyone! My piggy, Nim, has had fatty eye tissue under one of her eyeballs for about a year and it hasn't caused her any issues. Recently, she started getting fatty tissue also coming down from...
  11. Re: I'm craving some pictures of piggies today

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    Herbs: Re: Is this herb mix safe for piggies?

    Okay thanks. That's kind of how I was leaning too. I work at an animal shelter so I'll just give it to the birds there.
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    Herbs: Is this herb mix safe for piggies?

    I bought some chew toys off of a bird website for my guinea pigs and got a free bag of dried herb salad. This is the list of ingredients: red clover blossom, echinacea, chickweed herb, dandelion...
  14. Skin Problems: Re: Does this sound like a fungal infection?

    So I work at an animal shelter and I showed the in house vet some photos and described the issue. She said it looks like dry skin and if it were ringworm, it would have most likely caused some hair...
  15. Skin Problems: Re: Does this sound like a fungal infection?

    I use fleece with uhaul under it. I wash it once a week.
  16. Skin Problems: Re: Does this sound like a fungal infection?

    We're on day one of applying monistat and I felt so bad. One of my pigs, Mu, has had dry looking skin on the bottom of her feet and when I gently rubbed the monistat on them, she made little cries of...
  17. Skin Problems: Re: Does this sound like a fungal infection?

    Okay thanks! They were treated with the durvet pour on liquid for 3 weeks on two different occasions (the most recent being 2 weeks ago). I treated them all once a week for 3 weeks using the Guinea...
  18. Skin Problems: Does this sound like a fungal infection?

    Let me start off with saying all pigs have been treated for mites recently so I don't believe mites are the problem. My three pigs have been itching more than usual the past couple of months. I...
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    Re: Please flag breeder

    Another breeder that wants to trade all of her baby Guinea pigs for a chinchilla :(
    http://denver.craigslist.org/pet/5467424460.html
  20. Behavior: Re: My Guinea pig is acting strange, does anyone know why? PLEASE HELP!!!

    I have one guinea pig that HATES having her back pet. She kind of bucks her back legs like a horse to get my hand away from her and makes an annoyed sound. She's been treated with ivermectin twice...
  21. Behavior: Re: My Guinea pig is acting strange, does anyone know why? PLEASE HELP!!!

    You can buy ivermectin online. Lots of people use this one from Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Ivermectin-Pour-On-For-Cattle/dp/B00JAL3AAW
    Here are the intructions for dosage. It ends up being only...
  22. Just Delivered: Re: 4 new surprise babies have afterbirth/nursing/care questions

    Oh my gosh they're adorable. I love the picture of them cuddling with mom :)
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    Behavior: Re: Hilarious thing my guinea pig did...

    Haha the best is when they don't fall for it. They look at you with this "really? how dumb do you think I am?" look.
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    Behavior: Re: Hilarious thing my guinea pig did...

    Haha I do that to my dog as well. Lots of people pretend to throw a ball and watch the dog look around confused for it. I don't do it over and over again because I would feel bad but as long as you...
  25. Re: Introducing Myself (new to the group and having piggies)

    Yeah they could be older. Sometimes people will buy a guinea pig from a petstore and then return it a couple weeks later. It could be that this happened to one of your pigs before you got them. Who...
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