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    Re: Hello! Piggies Arriving on Monday

    Closet shelving makes an awesome, cat-and-dog-proof lid.
  2. Mouth: Re: Issues related to tooth operation—very complicated medical history

    Guinea pigs almost never need their front teeth trimmed. Vets who do it often do so out of ignorance about the length of guinea pig teeth. Bruising the tongue and cutting the cheek so badly that he...
  3. Chewing: Re: Guinea pig’s teeth not aligned, please help!

    When a pig loses a tooth, they often lose the same tooth again a couple of times before things stabilize. I'm not sure why, but I read about it a lot. But usually things firm up again.

    If you...
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    Bonding: Re: Questions about adding new piggies

    Put the girls in another room for three weeks until quarantine is over. During that time, handle your boys first, then the girls, to prevent transferring any diseases. And either wear a smock or...
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    Re: Hello! Piggies Arriving on Monday

    Flat and bigger gives them more room to run, but a loft will work. However, a 1 x anything isn't really large enough to let pigs get by each other without getting in someone's face. If you can do a...
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    Injury: Re: Skinny pig has a cut!

    Is that blood on his nose? It's hard to tell from the picture.

    Take a look at http://www.guinealynx.info/cheilitis.html and see if that looks like what it is.
  7. Mouth: Re: Issues related to tooth operation—very complicated medical history

    I'd find a new vet even if I had to travel more than two hours for one. Not even all exotic vets are good at treating dental issues, and I certainly wouldn't want the vet you've got treating my...
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    Fighting: Re: What to do after separation?

    A 2x6 would be much better. Depending on space, you might just get a box of grids (make sure they've got nine holes per side, not eight) and give them some extra space to run.

    If the houses are...
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    Fighting: Re: What to do after separation?

    A 2x4 isn't large enough for two boars. Can you expand the cage?

    Pigs need large spaces to run around in. Too much cage furniture can cut down on their ability to do that. They also need...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Good to hear!
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    Dominance: Re: 3 Male guinea pigs chasing new male

    Three males together almost never works, and it especially doesn't work when you add a third to a well-established pair. We never recommend that anyone put three males together. There are a very...
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    Sick: Re: Liquid Vitamin C dosage-Scurvy

    You can copy your post above and paste it on your pig's original thread. You're allowed only one medical thread per pig -- it makes it much easier for people to give you good responses if all the...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Stain in Corner of Guinea Pig's Eye

    Have you tried an anti-fungal shampoo? See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html.
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    Quarantine: Re: Closed door quarantine?

    Closed door is better, but if you can't, you can't. But do put her in another room, and always go from caring for your existing pig to the new one rather than the other way around. It also helps to...
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    Sick: Re: Trixie’s Medical Thread

    It does sound like she's inhaled some lettuce. But I definitely would not give antibiotics in that situation. Giving one or two doses and then stopping when it isn't needed does nothing but create...
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    General: Re: Oxbow or Sharwood?-Scurvy advice?

    Sherwood's original pellets were made with alfalfa hay, and were very high in calcium. I wouldn't give them to an adult pig for fear of the pig developing bladder stones.

    Sherwood has put out a...
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    Injury: Re: White/ cloudy eye

    We need a better picture. Please turn him so the light is hitting his eye, and get the picture as close-up as you can.

    General info is available at http://www.guinealynx.info/eyes.html.
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    Re: Hello, I am new!

    Welcome!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners
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    Wood Pellets/Chips: Re: when do pellets need changing?

    I left pellets in my 16 square-foot cage for 9-10 months, and could have gone much longer. But we had to move the cage upstairs, and it was too heavy to move with with all the pellets in it.

    Just...
  20. Tumor: Re: Experiences with Senior Guinea Pig Surgery?

    Five isn't really a senior pig -- many live past seven or even eight.

    The most important thing consideration for surgery is what kind of condition she's in. If she's otherwise healthy and you...
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    Urine: Re: Collecting a Urine Sample

    You can do it without a grate. Here's what I always used:

    -- A plastic box, like one for file folders, except that mine was a little narrower.
    -- A cookie sheet with rims, a little smaller than...
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    Vet: Re: RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)

    You just asked if they could get it. All the papers were about giving RSV to guinea pigs. So yes, they can get it.

    That's as far as I got with the papers, because I thought that's all you...
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    Vet: Re: RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)

    Yes, they are. https://lmgtfy.com/?q=RSV+guinea+pigs
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    Conditions: Re: Guinea pigs poop longer / farting

    Given that the poops are soft, I'd also cut out cucumber for a while. You may be able to add some of these things back if her poop firms up, but I'd wait for several days after things have...
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    Conditions: Re: Guinea pigs poop longer / farting

    Is she an adult pig? And what veggies do you feed?
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