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    Re: What's your new years resolution?

    To not procrastinate (I'll get to that eventually)
    Keep my 'A' average
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    General: Re: Afraid of guinea pig???

    I have tried that in the past but I forgot to mention this, but all she says is that she is afraid of hurting and dropping him, and I have repeatedly taught her how to hold them properly, but she...
  3. Re: Can anyone tell me what may have happened to my little piggy?

    I had a Coco who passed away in '08. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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    General: Afraid of guinea pig???

    My sister has been around guinea pigs for about 6 years. She has held them, groomed, bathed and cleaned the cage. Ever since we got our new guinea pig Smudge, she has been very aprehensive about...
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    Chewing: Re: Safe to chew?

    As mentioned before, make sure 24/7 loose hay (not cubes) is provided. Also, you can provide an UNTREATED apple or pear tree log. Avoid any other fruit trees as they can be poisonous. The general...
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    Re: World languages: Talking about pigs?

    Albanian: derr Indie kavie
    Danish: marsvin
    Dutch: Guinees biggetje, Cavia, marmot (obsolete)
    English: Guinea pig, Cavy
    Finnish: marsu
    French: Cobaye
    German: Meerschweinchen
    Greek:...
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    Re: How did you choose your pets' names?

    For my guinea pig Smudge, my mom picked his name. He is an American Short Hair, and he is a red and black agouti. He has a line of probably 8 white hairs or so that go in a straight line in between...
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    General: Re: hay mess -- best solution?

    I have tried so many dfferent hay options it was ridiculous. Ive tried everything from actual hay racks to grids. Shoeboxes are great, but they will quickly become soiled from urine. I used bent...
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    Re: What are your guinea pigs' favorite toys?

    My guinea pig got a hammock for Christmas, and I have to say, it really is his new favorite toy. It took like 20 minutes of putting him in it, and him jumping out for him to realize that, "Hey, this...
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    Re: How many animals do you have?

    I have one guinea pig, a frog, and 2 fish...I lease a horse, so I guess I partially own a horse...Haha, but not entirely... :)
  11. Grids This video shows why proper grid height is essential

    I do not find this video very funny at all, but just another example of how careless owners can be irresponsible and how it can affect their animals.

    Video removed by moderator. Please see post...
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    Hay: Re: Sweet Meadow vs. Oxbow Products

    Sweet Meadow is great, I used it for about 2 years. The only reason I stopped using it, was because the store stopped carrying it because it wasn't very popular (but they got Oxbow instead which...
  13. Thread: Care Fresh

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    Carefresh: Care Fresh

    I had always been kind of skeptical about using Care Fresh bedding, but I bought a huge bag of it the other day, and I used it in Smudge's cage. I was a bit unhappy with it at first, considering how...
  14. Adopting: Re: Couldnt help myself, I got another :)-pics

    She looks like a Cinnamon to me. Even though she isn't really that color, that was the first name I thought of.
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    Hay: Hay type/variety?

    I got some samples of hay the other day. I got only samples of grass based hay. the samples I got-one had molasses?
    It says Equine variety so I am assuming that I shouldn't feed it...
    But some of...
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    Hay: Re: Alfalfa Hay

    I would feed Timothy hay and Timothy based pellets. With all grass based hays, age doesn't matter. With Alfalfa hay however, it should be fed only to animals under 6 months of age primarily because...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Total disgrace

    This is yet another prime example of the arrogance and (for lack of a better word) stupidity of many petstore employees. Unfortunately, many of these people don't know any better, and simply believe...
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    Joy: Re: What would your Pigs be for Halloween?

    I think Smudge would be a ninja. He just strikes me as a pig who is "Family pet by day, and secret ninja pig by night!!" Que ninja pigs entrance, and the kung fu music!!lol I am not sure why I think...
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    Hay: Re: Storing Hay

    I wouldn't recommend a cardboard box though. Because it could be hiding mold spores in the sides, and this could slowly transfer to your hay. Plus, if it is in the garage, with the temps changing...
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    Forages: Re: Too much grass?

    If the grass is untreated, let them eat as much as they can eat. Grass based hay should also be offered 24/7 along with grasses. They will stop eating when they are ready to. This is a concern of...
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    Re: What do you use?

    I use a set of 4 children's foam play mats for cage time and floor time. Just make sure they are covered with a towel, so the pigs don't ingest the foam.
    For toys, I use a wiffle ball and put grass...
  22. Getting Along Re: the mods suck and so does this site i i i i i i

    2pigs- and to think that energy could have been used to have all of the other posts have proper grammar and spelling!
  23. Getting Along Re: the mods suck and so does this site i i i i i i

    Maybe I am missing something here, but weren't you the one who clicked the sign up button for this site? I don't think any of the mods or helpful members would have signed up such an ignorant person...
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    Nutrition: Re: Question about which hay

    I would go with the Timothy. Every guinea pig, regardless of the age should have a grass based hay 24/7. The other mix hay, which has Timothy, Meadow Grass, and Alfalfa, do not contain all grass...
  25. Cage: Re: Is this pet shop cage suitable for 2 pigs?

    The cage you are talking about is fine to use for one guinea pig. But, I wouldn't bother with buying that one. With the C+C cage, it is not only cheaper, but if you end up getting another guinea pig...
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