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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Fantastic news! I am so happy for you, Scooter and Leo.
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    Introductions: Re: Getting another guinea pig! Tips?

    First quarantine the newbie to make sure there are no illnesses and double check that it is indeed another female.

    Then the best way to introduce them is to have them meet in a large neutral area...
  3. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome! Glad you joined the group.
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    Sick: Re: Sparky's Medical Thread

    I am so very sorry for your loss spy9doc. Sparky was clearly very much loved and was a special little guy. It is difficult to lose one so dear.
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    Cage: Re: Overhang to go above floor cage

    I also started with midwest cages so I have a bit of experience with maneuvering these off the floor.

    Folding plastic and metal tables, such as lifetime brand tables, can be used easily for...
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    Cage: Re: Overhang to go above floor cage

    Space is important to guinea pig's well being and health, so the bigger the better. Definitely give them the bigger space especially if they are fighting before one of more are injured.

    Do you...
  7. Thread: Eye issue

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    Conditions: Re: Eye issue

    I have used the vetericyn ophthalmic gel successfully with minor eye issues. Make sure the tip of the bottle is clean and squeeze enough in to coat the eye. Sometimes the first blobs of gel will just...
  8. Fleece: Re: Sorry another fleece wonít wick topic but Iíve literally tried everything, please

    You are doing well and this is ready to use. As the fleece gets more use, the better it will wick the moisture from the top to the absorbent layer underneath so that the fleece feels dry.

    If you...
  9. Fleece: Re: Sorry another fleece wonít wick topic but Iíve literally tried everything, please

    Generally the bleach will intensify the soap, and since the fleece isn't dirty it will just create soap residue when used with soap repeatedly. The vinegar will strip away the soap. I would use just...
  10. Fleece: Re: Sorry another fleece wonít wick topic but Iíve literally tried everything, please

    I have bought many things from piggy bedspreads (LOVE them!) and use only fleece pads that I have made or bought (also from guinea pig market). Sometimes getting things to wick can be frustrating.
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    Re: It's Introduction Day!

    Wonderful news! I am so happy things are going so well! Such handsome little guys. Glad they are becoming best friends.
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    Chat Re: I would like you all to meet Leo.

    Wonderful news! Leo is a handsome little man! He is a lucky guinea pig indeed to have been brought home by you.

    It's going to be an amazing experience for him as his life improves dramatically and...
  13. Re: Maybe Iím not a good piggy parent after all...

    Welcome to the forum!

    If you are ready to adopt, congratulations! Proper care is really quite simple. I guess I am confused on where you feel inadequate. You've had guinea pigs before, so you have...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    It is wonderful to hear such good news. I am thrilled to hear that Scooter is doing much better.

    After I had my male neutered he refused to drink on his own for several days and went downhill. I...
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    What a couple of adorable little guys! Looking forward to updates as these two grow up and become good friends.
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    Behavior: Re: Baby guinea pigs

    The cage is way too small. A 30x 17 cage is only 3.54 sq ft. ... You need at least 7.5 sq ft for one guinea pig. Unfortunately pet shop cages, like yours, that are advertised for guinea pigs are too...
  17. Not Eating: Re: Bumblefeet + Possible bladder stone : not drinking, Eating less but no visible pa

    If things are not improving, perhaps just call the vet to inquire about further treatment options for Lily. I have a feeling the Vaseline suggestion was to help prevent further damage to her feet and...
  18. Not Eating: Re: Bumblefeet + Possible bladder stone : not drinking, Eating less but no visible pa

    Welcome to the forum. I am sorry your first post is about a challenge. It seems you are doing great by providing Lily with unlimited hay, daily fresh veggies and oxbow pellets. Excellent!

    The only...
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    Cyst: Re: Cleaning Cyst Spot

    I have one girl who has had a cyst such as that. That actually looks good and clean.

    I used a curved oral syringe to flush it daily with sterile saline and diluted nolvasan (chlorhexidine solution...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Great news! Scooter and you have been through a lot recently, so I am happy to see hopeful news!

    I just lost a beloved pet of 17 years this past week. I have been sick with grief, but I am also a...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I am so happy to hear Scooter is improving! I keep checking in to see updates...so thank you for keeping us posted. I look forward to reading more good news and possibly seeing pictures of a friend...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Thank you for the update on Scooter. I will keep sending good thoughts his way as he continues to recover.

    I also know how hard Punkin's loss has been on both of you. He was a very special little...
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    Re: I'm sorry, baby Punkin. I love you.

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

    I know that Punkin was so loved and you worked incredibly hard to provide him with a wonderful life.

    Thank you for sharing the photos. He was very special...
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    Fleece: Re: The Guineadad Question

    I expanded and now have a 6x6 bottom level on my cage. To get the same great affect of a piggy bedspread (which I used with my 2x6 cage before) that prevents tunnelling, I sewed 2 pieces of 3 yard...
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    Not Eating: Re: Punkin's medical thread

    As I have read your posts GuineaPigPapa, and as I have learned so much from you here on this thread, I know that you will always make the best decision for Punkin because it comes from love and...
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