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  1. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    To update all, things have been progressively getting better. Both pigs continue to eat together at feeding time and roam the cage together without incident. There’s still a lot of mounting by Owlie,...
  2. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    2nd night in and it’s pretty much more or less the same. The only issue that concerns me is that Nibbler won’t leave his corner unless he’s offered treats or veggies. He’ll even climb and bite the...
  3. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    Quick question, if I see Nibbler not eating as much as he should while in their new enclosure due to stress or fear since they’re still working things out, should I take him out and hand feed? Or is...
  4. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    Thank you! We believe Nibbler is better so we reintroduced them last night and I think things went okay. They were left alone overnight as well with minimal issues, however, this morning Nibbler who...
  5. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    So we’ve decided to try the reintroduction again today and as expected it started with the usual chattering, side-stepping, puffing-up, squeaking, etc. Aside from an occasional shake off, Nibbler...
  6. Nutrition: Re: Senior Boar & Weight Loss (Eating Habit Changes)

    So the thing is they have been together for a good 2-3 days before the antibiotics kicked in, then they were split up using a cage grid divider so they can still see and smell each other as well as...
  7. Nutrition: Re: Senior Boar & Weight Loss (Eating Habit Changes)

    Hi! As far as we could tell, no negative reaction to the antibiotics and Metacam as his poops looked to be of the ideal type and his behavior was back to normal. He actually couldn’t wait until I...
  8. Nutrition: Re: Senior Boar & Weight Loss (Eating Habit Changes)

    Hi, we split up the boars because Nibbler was on the antibiotics for URI immediately after going through the bonding phase. I guess you can say it was a quarantine if you will. We were looking to...
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    Not Eating: Re: Pig seems to have trouble eating

    I’ve been reading your thread and keeping my fingers crossed your little one recovers! I suppose switching up the hay/types could be a good idea and may spark some interest and motivate him to get...
  10. Nutrition: Senior Boar & Weight Loss (Eating Habit Changes)

    Hey everyone, it’s been a little over a week since our senior pig of 5 1/2yrs (Nibbler) has completed his cycle of medication for a potential URI. The treatment appeared to be a success as he...
  11. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    Nibbler’s poop results came back negative and they’re looking good 2.5 days into the treatment. We’ve been laying off the veggies just in case it might upset him, but I do want to try to reintroduce...
  12. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    Thank you as always for your responses. What can we use to deter owl from biting the grid/cage?
    I ordered BeneBac gel in syringe form and it should be coming tomorrow. We’ll be administering the...
  13. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    Nibbler seemed very lethargic and puffy earlier and so we decided to get him to a vet today as soon as we could. He wasn’t eating his hay (and would only eat his bell peppers and treats). After...
  14. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    He was checked and treated last year for a URI and we definitely will be scheduling an appointment for both pigs for this week if possible. Our boy Nibbler got mounted and glued in the rear yesterday...
  15. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    I found an exotic vet in the city that mentions treating guinea pigs specifically on their website so I’m looking into calling them tomorrow morning and booking an appt. for a check up. He’s eating...
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    Keeping Cool: Air Conditioner/Cage Set Up

    Hi again!

    To keep my piggies cool, I brought them into the living room and set up their play arena.
    I was thinking of leaving them in here overnight as it is far less hot because our AC is here....
  17. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    Is it strange that Nibbler (the one who I thought was dominant and doing the chasing) is now the one being chased?
  18. Diet: Re: Thinner Poops (Concerning or Paranoid?)

    Thanks, I may just order the stuff from from the link then. Seems like the best choice especially if it can arrive tomorrow. The burrowing under the hay at first (I mean the last couple of days)...
  19. Diet: Re: Thinner Poops (Concerning or Paranoid?)

    Is this something I should buy?

    https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Bene-Bac-Plus-Probiotic-Syringes/dp/B06XK2699C/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=benebac&qid=1623180359&sr=8-3

    Nibbler had been good...
  20. Diet: Re: Thinner Poops (Concerning or Paranoid?)

    I’m definitely going to check how it is tomorrow, and the tip is what’s also concerning me as well. I have never given a guinea pig probiotics before however when he was sick with a URI last year, I...
  21. Diet: Re: Thinner Poops (Concerning or Paranoid?)

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  22. Diet: Thinner Poops (Concerning or Paranoid?)

    Hey all, 5yr old boar Nibbler has gone through a lot this week (the death of his buddy and the introduction of a new cagemate). I have been monitoring his weight and poops practically daily. He’s...
  23. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    Things have gone rather smoothly today, although it was up there in temps reaching 91 degrees F outside, I set the boys up with a shaded corner spot which they both shared and a few ice packs outside...
  24. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    What you’re describing between your pigs sounds about right, I’ve definitely seen that with Nibbler and Yancy too - as long as they continue to go about their business in the end, things are good....
  25. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    From what I read, and correct me if I’m wrong - the first part of the introduction is them establishing hierarchy/dominance. Is that right? I believe Nibbler (black/brown) has already done so by...
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