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  1. Hay: Re: Help! My guinea pig won't eat hay but eats everything else fine

    If a different hay doesn't work, I'd want to have a proper tooth examination. His molars could be overgrown and causing problems with eating.
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    You don't need to take her to the vet unless she's in labor for several hours without delivering. You don't need to help with the delivery.

    She and the pups will need alfalfa pellets or alfalfa...
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    General: Re: Dried fur on bottom?

    You'll need to find an exotic vet near you. And yes, they'll probably do an ultrasound. Some cysts are large enough to be felt, but many are not.

    Don't ask for anything, just describe the...
  4. General: Re: Books To Read and Learn About Guinea Pigs

    I've found nearly as much misinformation in books about guinea pigs as I have online. About the only two places I trust are this site and Guinea Lynx.
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    General: Re: Dried fur on bottom?

    How old is the pig that's chasing and mounting? She may need to be evaluated for ovarian cysts. Very young pigs don't usually have them, but they commonly begin around three years of age.

    I...
  6. Re: First time guinea pig owner with a few questions!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners

    You'll find many of your questions answered in those...
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    General: Re: How To Take Guinea Pig To Vet?

    Small animal carriers are fine for taking them to the vet.

    Vet costs vary widely across the country and even in the same city. Your best bet is just to call around and ask.

    Do be sure that...
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    Newborn Pups: Re: Guinea pig from Petco gave birth...

    Turn the two sows over and compare their private parts. If they're the same, they're both sows. If not, leave them separated.

    Pet stores are notorious for missexing pigs and keeping both sexes in...
  9. Thread: Bald spot

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    Skin Problems: Re: Bald spot

    Sounds like a plan to me. Apply the cream sparingly with a q-tip and rub it in well. And I wouldn't handle her with bare hands -- fungus is contagious.

    See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html...
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    Skin Problems: Re: Flaky, hard, bloody skin.

    It looks like fungus, and ordinarily you could treat it yourself with something like Lotrimin. But because it's so close to the eye, and you can't get Lotrimin in his eye, you will need to take him...
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    Size: Re: Is MidWest Appropriate cage for 2?

    They're not really large enough for two. The minimum recommended size for two pigs is 7.5-8 square feet, and the largest Midwest falls in between that. Larger is recommended.
  12. Skin Problems: Re: Ringworm do cage mates have to be separated?

    You should do it when you start treatment, and I'd do it again at the end. Mites are tough little critters.

    Don't let the vet do a scraping to test for ringworm. It's painful for the pig, and...
  13. Skin Problems: Re: Ringworm do cage mates have to be separated?

    No, you don't have to separate them. They've all been thoroughly exposed.

    Also, don't spray that area with anything. There are antifungal creams/liquids (Lotrimin is one) that you can apply...
  14. Re: I'm not new but apparently I never made an intro post

    PB might be coming home with me! Adorable piggy!
  15. Introductions: Re: Can I introduce a bonded pair of guinea pigs to a solo guinea pig?

    You can introduce a singleton to a group of pigs, whether just two more or a whole bunch. But I think it usually takes much longer than introducing two singletons. It needs to be done in an...
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    Cage: Re: Jumping piggies

    Closet shelving makes an awesome cage lid. You can buy it at any home improvement store.
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    Aggression: Re: Im completely lost with my guinea pigs

    https://guinea-pigs.livejournal.com/3002707.html
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    Aggression: Re: Im completely lost with my guinea pigs

    Your cage isn't large enough for one pig, never mind three, still less three boars. Three boars need a minimum of 10-12 square feet, and more is better. You've got less than 6 square feet.

    Also,...
  19. Re: Hello - Im a new piggy mummy of Adopted 4 year old

    Welcome! He's a cutie!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners.

    And a word of warning:...
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    Photos: Re: Guinea Pig Tattoo

    Great tat!
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Maybe? Can you help me?

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/103012-How-can-I-know-if-my-guinea-pig-is-pregnant-And-how-far-along-is-she
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    Hair Loss: Re: Mental Issues? Is it possible?

    I'd think that whatever is causing the hair loss might also be causing the behavior. I wouldn't worry too much about the behavior until the skin clears up. If it persists then, at least you'll know...
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    Hair Loss: Re: Mental Issues? Is it possible?

    He's not doing that to himself. He can't reach that part of his back.

    I'd assume fungal infection, and start with treatment for that. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html for more info.
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    Genitals: Re: Help determining gender of piggie

    The second picture is too fuzzy to tell anything about it. The first one looks male, but it would really be good if you could post clear, well-lit, close up pictures so we could see better.
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  25. Mites: Re: Suspect Mites: where to find ivermectin in Canada

    http://www.guinealynx.info/ivermectin_topical.html
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