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  1. Behavior: Re: How far along is my Pregnant Guinea pig?

    Your mention of "both were male" concerned me, so I wanted to tell you to separate the male & pregnant female immediately if you have not done so already.

    A sow can become pregnant again right...
  2. Thread: Hay in Eye

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    Injury: Re: Hay in Eye

    Unless you can visibly see the hay, and are indeed absolutely sure it is hay that you see, please do not try to pull anything from your guinea pig's eye.

    One of mine over this summer had a hay...
  3. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    If you are still looking for chews here is where I get safe chews for my guinea pigs that they actually use. They love the mobiles, meadow ball, twists & fidget sticks. They seem to ignore anything...
  4. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    julifhy, I am so sorry to hear about the babies not making it.

    One of the sows I adopted a couple years ago was very young, like Coco, and unfortunately pregnant. She had complications during the...
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    Bonding: Re: New Piggie Help

    My condolences on the loss of your three other guinea pigs.

    I am assuming the cage is the same one the older girls have lived in for a while. Did you thoroughly clean the cage & everything in it...
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    Bonding: Re: Craigslist Adoption Terrified

    Rynn21...I gave my advice from PERSONAL experience. I also started with a midwest cage, so my suggestion did not come from judgement, it came from my learned experience and having to problem solve...
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    Bonding: Re: Craigslist Adoption Terrified

    The midwest cages are great for travel and temporary medical cages, but one midwest cage isn't sufficient for the permanent residence of 2 guinea pigs. You are seeing an example of that.

    There...
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    They are adorable!

    Oh, the burrowing...you got some curious, fun piggies! I have some who like to burrow as well. I add a couple of fleece tunnels and fleece forests in the cage... this usually...
  9. General: Re: Im helping a family take care of 3 guinea pigs...

    Welcome!

    This forum has answers to all of your questions and information regarding things you haven't even thought of yet! I would recommend you take time to read through this forum. Also here is...
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    Chat Re: Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

    Thank you for that reminder!
  11. Sick: Re: Small Pellet Shaped Poops & Not Drinking (Piggie on Meds)

    Whenever mine are doing poorly, for whatever the reason, I give them extra vitamin C via a 1cc syringe. I measure the dose based on how many mg are in the vitamin C product. Oasis makes a good liquid...
  12. Sick: Re: Small Pellet Shaped Poops & Not Drinking (Piggie on Meds)

    Sorry your little guy is feeling unwell. Good for you getting him to a vet to have him checked out.

    I would recommend using a probiotic called Bene-bac while using the Baytril antibiotic. Give him...
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    Injury: Re: Jasmine's Medical Thread

    Update:

    We saw the eye specialist today.

    Apparently that black bump at the bottom of the eye in the pictures above is an iris prolapse.

    It seems that whatever caused the injury...we suspect...
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    Injury: Jasmine's Medical Thread

    I would greatly appreciate any tips, advice and especially reassurance from members right now.

    Jasmine who is almost 3 years old had an injury to her left eye. It appears to be from a hay poke. It...
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    Re: Pandemic Class Pet Piggie

    Here is a good chart from the forum that will help you with the calcium issue: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/22156-READ-ME-Cavy-Nutrition-Charts-amp-Poisonous-Plants-List

    Try giving...
  16. Sick: Re: advice needed for multiple symptoms in all 3 piggies

    They need UNLIMITED hay all day long, not just a bit in the evening. Hay is the major portion of a guinea pig's diet and is essential to a healthy GI and teeth. Give them a nice big pile each day....
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    When my liners were new and not wicking great yet, I would just do a total cage clean if large portions of the main liner were moist to the touch when vacuuming. I would completely swap out with a...
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    gravity_waddles Looking forward to seeing pictures of your 3 beautiful skinnypig girls when they get settled in!
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    Sounds to me like you've done your research and are well prepared, so pat yourself on the back rather than beating yourself up, because you are way ahead of some already. You will have some lucky...
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    Re: Hello and an introduction

    Welcome to the forum!

    Looking forward to hearing all about Peanut and Jellybean.
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    The fleece will wick better each time it is used. Trust me.

    As long as you don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets, it will continue to improve as your guinea pigs make use of it and you wash &...
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    Fighting: Re: my bonded first pair started fighting

    Although an upper floor does not count towards cage size, I encourage anyone with squabbling pigs to make this addition to their cage if they can for more harmony between them. It gives everyone...
  23. Fighting: Re: Piggies that have been together for a year are fighting

    Second levels and lofts don't count towards needed cage size, but I have always found having a wide loft (minimum of 2x2) with 2 ramps has always helped reduce some squabbles. It allows them to have...
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    Chat Re: Introducing........ Simon!

    Simon is lucky to have made it into your wonderful care. He is such a handsome boy!

    I can't wait to hear all about Simon and Leo's friendship. They needed each other.

    I know Scooter would...
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    Frustrated: Re: Is she pregnant?

    Bpatters is absolutely correct...a mom will become stressed with her babies in a too small cage. She will take her frustration out on her babies.

    The babies will take it out on each other if they...
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