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    Re: New to the Cavy World

    Welcome to the cavy world!

    I first would just realize that if you rely on your mom for the money to care for the pigs and she doesn't want any (regardless of what you tell her) then you have to...
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    Behavior: Re: How many pigs is an appropriate heard size?

    Generally speaking, two or more guinea pigs is all that's required for pigs to be happy although more is certainly more fun for them if they all get along. I did find that with uneven numbers one...
  3. Re: Are you thinking of buying an animal from Petco or Petsmart?

    I too bought my first pigs I owned myself from a pet store and I didn't know better. I do now!

    As for your conundrum I think it's more of a theoretical concern rather than a realistic scenario to...
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    Cage: Re: Big cage vs access to people

    Yeah pigs love high traffic area and of course as the owner you get to enjoy your pigs more if you're around them more, both these are really good reasons to keep them in an active area but the...
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    Cage: Re: Cage location and cleaning

    Welcome to the forums! :o

    First thing you'll want to do is make sure the cage is large enough since I can't think of any appropriately sized cage that would fit on a dog crate, petstore cages are...
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    Cage: Re: Big cage vs access to people

    What do you mean by, no access to people? The pigs would definitely need adequate space when you adopt another one and have completed the quarantine/introductions or they might fight with the lack of...
  7. Thread: Hello all...

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    Re: Hello all...

    Welcome to the forums! :o Before you do anything make sure to read through all the links in this post thoroughly and prepare accordingly, so big enough cage, right pellets and food, etc.:
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    Re: Hello everyone! New piggie owner, need advice!

    Welcome to the forums! :o

    I definitely think you should check out those links bpatters shared first and read everything thoroughly before doing anything else, there's a lot of misinformation out...
  9. Re: How do I convince my parents to let me get a Guinea Pig with a cat and 2 dogs?

    Welcome to the forums! :o

    I would strongly suggest that you wait to get guinea pigs until you're older for several reasons (and please hear me out):



    The household you are in is not...
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    Play: Re: Can anyone tell me if these toys are safe?

    Covering it with a couple of layers of fleece could work as long as there's no way they could get to the plastic part very easily. I'd still keep an eye on it to make sure they aren't gnawing through...
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    Play: Re: Can anyone tell me if these toys are safe?

    I wouldn't give them the crinkly ball because they'll just chew on it and eat it and eating crinkly plastic paper is obviously not good for them. The fiesta puffs are not good for them the...
  12. Thread: Hey everyone :)

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    Re: Hey everyone :)

    Welcome to the forums :o your pigs are adorable! I'm glad you're taking on board all the information on this website, realizing the mistakes you made, and trying to fix them. Don't be too hard on...
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      General: Re: Information for new guinea pig owners

    I was wondering when you'd finally make a sticky :p I've been wanting a sticky to re-direct new people towards for a while now so this is doubly convenient :D
  14. Frustrated: Re: Shared expenses for guineapigs between my BF and I

    What about if you ever have kids (If you want those or can have those that is) would they also be yours only to pay for everything and look after while he gets to play with them? As if he wants all...
  15. Puberty: Re: Baby Boars Biting (but don't want to be separated)

    Awww they are so adorable!!! :D I love their coloring.
  16. Puberty: Re: Baby Boars Biting (but don't want to be separated)

    Welcome to the forums! :o Whenever you separate your pigs and put them back together they need to re-establish dominance (depending on how long they are apart) which will cause more aggression if not...
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    Re: Piggy passed away suddenly

    I'm so sorry for your loss, it sounds like you did everything right and these things sadly happen sometimes :sad:
  18. Re: hello i am new to this forum and could really use some help

    Welcome to the forums! :) Here are a couple of links to help you compare the pertinent parts:

    http://cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm...
  19. Thread: male and female

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    Behavior: Re: male and female

    Why have you not separated them yet??? Pregnancy is extremely hard on the sow because the babies are far developed by the time delivery happens. You're risking losing both your sow and any potential...
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    Adopting: Re: A New Friend For Alex

    Awww so cute! They're adorable! :o Glad the introductions went well.
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    Sad: Re: Bored

    Welcome to the forums! :o I definitely agree with everyone here, a bigger cage would mean they are far less bored, they exercise more so they stay healthier both physically and mentally from the...
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    Adopting: Re: A New Friend For Alex

    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pigtures :o If you have the money to cover the vet bill for two sick pigs I would just go ahead and introduce them seeing how lonely your pig is. Just be prepared...
  23. Thread: Quiet in here!

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    Chat Re: Quiet in here!

    There's several new posts every day from my experience. Sometimes less, sometimes more but I've never seen it inactive for more than a day.
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    Videos: Re: Fourth of July inspired cage

    I laughed so much when Aristotle ran off with the cake :D great cage!
  25. Conditions: Re: Jamie [ my guinea pig] is shaking all time, what to do?

    It looks like he's breathing fast rather than shaking which might be normal but could also potentially be a sign that he's struggling to breathe if this is what he's doing all the time, maybe a URI...
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