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    Behavior: Re: Using The Loft As A Toilet

    Eventually everything becomes a toilet. If you have a Dollar Tree nearby they sell white microfiber polishing cloths in the automotive section or by the cleaning products. They are very soft and...
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    Hiding: Re: need some advice

    Good advice from everyone. What I did with my new little one is I repeat her name before I offer veggies that she likes. It took a few weeks but she finally started peeking out of the hidey when I...
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    Supplements: Re: How to use benebac powder.

    I read somewhere that as a rule, young guinea pigs don't like a variety of food. Mine is maybe 6 months, and she isn't fond of variety either. The most important thing is that she eats enough hay,...
  4. Behavior: Re: Why is my guinea pig try to get on my bed when i start sleeping

    Be very careful about bringing your guinea pig on any furniture off the floor. They don't understand height - a few inches or a few feet look the same to them. So it's very easy for them to be...
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    Sick: Re: Guinea pig labored breathing and coughing

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

    It sounds like lice or skin mites. The link above has information on parasites. Ivermectin is usually the recommended treatment, and there is treatment...
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    How Many: Re: Transitioning a Solo Pig

    I have a solo pig, and my last one was solo as well. You're right about the work - they really need a lot of time. Monitor her weight and watch her to see if she is moving around, eating, and seems...
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    Fur: Re: Guinea pig mites

    If you recently got him, have you contacted the pet store? Many pet stores offer a health guarantee for 14 days. At the very least, they should help you diagnose and treat him, and also check their...
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    Bonding: Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    Then you’re on top of things and it’s up to the piggies to make it work.
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    Pet health issues are the worst - it’s so exhausting and it can seem like there’s no time to actually enjoy just being with your pet.

    I hope you get to see your regular vet and figure this out...
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    Fleece: Re: Best type of Fleece to use?

    I love your sewing projects! I use the anti-pill plush fleece from Joann Fabrics. It's a little thicker than the regular anti-pill, and a little silkier in texture than the blizzard fleece. So it...
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    Skin Problems: Re: Maple Leaf's skin troubles

    Oh good, I'm glad his skin is improving!
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    Not Eating: Re: Pig seems to have trouble eating

    Thank you for the update, I'm glad Pigsilver seems to be improving. Good luck with the vet visit - I hope he's feeling even better by then.
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    Bonding: Re: Older boar constantly pestering young one.

    I would be a good idea to have a couple of water bottles and a couple of hay piles in case the younger one gets intimidated about eating and drinking. Also, a couple of hideys away from each other,...
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    Introductions: Re: New mate for old boy

    Mental stimulation helps. I have always moved the hideys and rearranged the cage each day because guinea pigs memorize escape routes. So mine will walk through all the possible combinations of...
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    Introductions: Re: New mate for old boy

    I think most people will tell you 2 males together can work well, but more than 2 will likely become a fight club. Also, a young boy who will go through adolescence may not be the best for an older...
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    Sick: Re: Stubborn URI Help

    That diuretic works very quickly. Our dog has heart trouble and when he gets his furosemide, we get him outside in the next 20 minutes. It's very effective.
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    Behavior: Re: Don't laugh...behavior question.

    Just be careful about him sitting on your shoulder. Guinea pigs have no sense of height, 1 foot or 1 yard are no different to them. And they can't really see below their chins. If something were to...
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    Sick: Re: Stubborn URI Help

    Was the diuretic furosemide? That’s usually what they prescribe when they suspect heart trouble and there is fluid in the lungs.
  19. Thread: Odd new piggie

    by ItsaZoo
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    Behavior: Re: Odd new piggie

    Is it possible she didn’t have a lot of enrichment or sensory stimulation in her previous home? Maybe she just doesn’t know what to do because there was nothing to do.
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    Skin Problems: Re: Maple Leaf's skin troubles

    Guinea Pig Papa is right about vinegar - it kills mold.

    Hydrogen peroxide 3% solution also kills mold. Just put it in a spray bottle, spray the surface and let it stand for 10 minutes. Then just...
  21. Conditions: Re: Piggies is skinny and poop is small and teardrop shaped.

    Guinea pigs transport easily in a small carrier with some hay and wet veggies like lettuce or even a little wet grass.

    If you can’t get Critical Care and you happen to have a blender like a...
  22. Conditions: Re: Piggies is skinny and poop is small and teardrop shaped.

    In the meantime you should get a recovery food like Critical Care. It’s made for animals that are ill and need nutrition and calories to keep their weight up. You will probably need to syringe feed...
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    Adopting: Re: Guidance on type of new brother to adopt

    The spot looks like a bite to me, which would make sense if he was crowded in a cage, or being bullied. I wouldn't worry about treatment, and the extra handling will help him get used to you. He's...
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    So sorry to read this. It sounds like Little Bear was feeling good and of course you were taking such good care of him. Now you need to take care of yourself. I'm glad you're looking at getting...
  25. Thread: Little Bear

    by ItsaZoo
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    Re: Little Bear

    My condolences on the passing of Little Bear. I loved reading about him, he was so lucky to have you caring for him. Take care of yourself.
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