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    Adopting: Need short transport in eastern Iowa

    A guinea pig with an injured leg has been listed for rehoming in tripoli, IA since May 10. No one has taken the guinea pig and the owner is getting a bit desperate. My truck is not safe to drive...
  2. Pigsitting: Re: So I'm moving and not sure what to do with my pigs while I try to sell my house

    Remember it's temporary. If they don't get a perfect vegetable mix they will not suffer health problems in that amount of time so long as the basic requirements are followed. If they don't get as...
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    Chat Re: Rabbits VS Guinea Pigs

    Every store sells rabbits. Petland often has 3 of their glass bins full of them and they often don't separate gender unlike with the guinea pigs. Petco and petsmart found chinchillas and ferrets do...
  4. Thread: Washing hands

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    General: Re: Washing hands

    Washing? What is this? :p I grew up on a farm, half the time barefoot, shoveling horse manure, and camping where there was no such thing as a toilet and running water. It doesn't phase me at all...
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    Pellets: Re: Feeding 2 guineas - 1 very dominant

    I have heard of many people with blind pigs before. I would make several smaller hay feeding stations and possibly pellets if the other doesn't just run around eating them all. That makes them...
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    Fleece: Re: Mums making me come off fleece

    Plenty of quality companies do not mark their white softwoods with a specific wood. Really only the overpriced pet store companies do and even when it says pine it may not be 100% pine. White...
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    Lethals: Re: bald spot on newborn

    Bad. They won't harm guinea pigs aside from being annoying but they eat near anything and never seem to die. We had to eliminate all wood products that were not well sealed, no wood bedding, freeze...
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    General: Re: Do dogs hurt guinea pigs?

    It depends on the dog. I have a foster right now that can't be around the small animals. He whines, barks, jumps on cages... and he's like 100lbs. He is improving but I keep him leashed and tied...
  9. Thread: That's corn!

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    Behavior: Re: That's corn!

    One of the purposes of making GMO corn is to make it not die when you spray it with all sorts of pesticides and herbicides to increase yield. Corn is very tasty to bugs and very weak against weeds. ...
  10. Thread: That's corn!

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    Behavior: Re: That's corn!

    I've fed them the entire corn plant before but commercial growers and non organic stores do have a concern of chemicals.
  11. Thread: That's corn!

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    Behavior: Re: That's corn!

    We walked in to the store while the guy was taking the husks off the front of the grocery store corn display so we asked if we could bag them up. lol We filled 3 produce bags with corn husks and...
  12. Thread: That's corn!

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    Behavior: That's corn!

    My husband doesn't know guinea pigs yet. He bought some sweet corn and we didn't finish 2 pieces. He was about to throw it out because any fresh food grows little bugs instantly around here and...
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    Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: How in the world am I going to do this?

    Usually if the guinea pigs are handled often you can clip here and there as you hold them or set them on a solid surface and slip out a foot. If you handle them frequently, feed veggies while trying...
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    Diet: Re: Trying to fatten him up...suggestions?

    If they aren't having continual problems it's healthier to let them gain weight steadily on a normal, balanced diet than specific supplemented foods. You can give the rest of the critical care you...
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    Re: What did the "banned" members do?

    I didn't see any banned names you might be talking about. If you mean archived threads from as far back as when my account was made, the forum was a different animal. You got banned easily and...
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    Behavior: Re: My guinea pig whines when I am near!

    Truly stressed and "I'm slightly annoyed and like to talk about" have an overlap. Some are rather happy pigs or quiet pigs and some will complain the entire time another guinea pig or a person is...
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    Pellets: Re: Protein percentage in pellets

    The same ingredients might be there but not in the same amounts and did he check for extra filler ingredients? There's a reason such pellets are cheaper. In some cases you might be able to make up...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Please tell me this is not happening

    It doesn't matter how many people stop buying from pet stores if most make the mistake of buying from pet stores before doing further research. How many show up here because they already have pigs...
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    Urine: Re: Guinea Pig Bladder Stones

    If a stone gets stuck in the urethra it can sometimes be flushed back in to the bladder for easier removal if a small enough catheter can be found. We have done it before so don't just give up.
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    Behavior: Re: My guinea pig whines when I am near!

    Try some of these http://mgpr.org/newsite/GP_Info/Guinea%20Pig%20Sounds.htm .
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    Behavior: Re: My guinea pig whines when I am near!

    It takes like 10mins to throw up a c&c when you know how. It's just a lot of space.

    Guinea pigs make near constant little noises. They make more when you or another pig directly interacts. When...
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    Cage: Re: Bedding: So Phresh

    Respiratory irritation and infections happens in rodents with baking soda added to bedding or bathing dust. Deaths have even occurred in rats. Ingesting it also carries risk. Remember baking soda...
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    Water: Re: Excessive water & not enough water?

    I think sometimes it's boredom. I've even had some that on a really boring day decide to go shove the ball up with their tongue and stand there while all the water drains out. I had to get tubes...
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    Cage: Re: Bedding: So Phresh

    I could have told you 15 years ago that baking soda bedding would be a problem. Who decided this was a good idea to market....
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    Wood Pellets/Chips: Re: Is douglas fir wood pellets okay?

    Shavings need to be kiln dried to remove the oils. I am not sure why I keep hearing pellets need to say kiln dried. Even without the heat they go through just the amount of compression would force...
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