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  1. Behavior: Re: Guinea Pig humping other Guinea Pig in sexual way??

    What you describe is perfectly normal. What I encourage you to do, however, is to turn them both over and compare their private parts. Petco is notorious for missexing pigs, and you may have a male...
  2. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    Wipes won't get enough medication to the area. You need a medicine you can apply and rub in, and wipes aren't designed to do that.

    I mean you can get almost any of those medicines you listed at...
  3. Just Delivered: Re: Is it normal for a GP to slow down on eating after delivery?

    No, it's not normal, and she needs an exotic vet ASAP. She may a retained placenta, or a pup still inside, and either is an emergency.
  4. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    The wipes won't do. You can get the others at any pharmacy.
  5. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    That medicine doesn't indicate that it's an antifungal, so I doubt it would help. Fungus can be hard to get rid of, and requires something that actively targets it.

    The shampoo also isn't...
  6. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    That's probably fungus, and will require either an ophthalmic antifungal medicine, which a vet will have to prescribe, or an oral preparation. It's too close to the eye for a regular antifungal...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Don't despair yet. I had a pig with some weird neurological symptoms that resolved themselves in less than 24 hours.

    Good luck, and let us know what happens.
  8. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    Chewing is often a sign of pain. Or, in this case, it could be itching.
  9. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    The lotion has miconazole in it, which is an antifungal medication.

    Why is he on Baytril? That alone can make him not feel good, and it won't treat a fungal infection. I'd expect either the...
  10. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    Post a picture when you get home and we'll take a stab at diagnosing it.

    It's a pretty rare thing to need a vet to diagnose a GP skin problem. There are plenty of things to try first, and only if...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Yep. Sounds like a plan.
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Well, I don't know that I'd do them the same day. Maybe the antifungal shampoo the day before the ivermectin treatment?
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Yes, only disinfect the cage.

    And yes, just bathe her body. If you do it in the kitchen sink, have someone help you -- they can panic and try to jump out. I always bathed mine in the bathtub. ...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    It should be. Pigs often itch more right after the first treatment because the mites are reacting to the ivermectin, but by the second treatment, it should have subsided. I'd go ahead and do the...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Loneliness won't cause her to itch.

    What strength of ivermectin did you use? And how much did you apply?
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    General: Re: Books To Read and Learn About Guinea Pigs

    The main page at GuineaLynx says:
  17. Cleaning: Re: How Often To clean the cage and What products to use?

    People have been using, and recommending, vinegar and water for years. Dilute it half and half. It will NOT harm the pigs, and it will clean the cage.

    In all my years of dealing with guinea...
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    Diet: Re: My Piggies Are Picky!

    Well, that looks like boar glue to me. If it's sticky, that's what it is.

    The top sticky in the Diet and Nutrition forum:...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Try an antifungal shampoo. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html.
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    General: Re: Books To Read and Learn About Guinea Pigs

    Care of guinea pigs is not based on the individual quirks of guinea pigs, any more than the care of children is based on their quirks. They have the same basic needs for good food, hay, bedding,...
  21. Cleaning: Re: How Often To clean the cage and What products to use?

    guineapigmom_2.0, there are stickies at the tops of all the forums that answer many of the questions you are asking.

    Here's some additional reading for new guinea pig owners that may help:...
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    General: Re: Dried fur on bottom?

    The chasing and a smelly bottom could be related, but also could not be.

    I think I'd take the one with the dried fur on the bottom first. If she's got a stone, it could turn into a...
  23. Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Guinea Pigs won't let me pick them up but I need to clip their nails,How do you d

    http://www.guinealynx.info/nails.html
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Pig stomachs move because they're digesting food. At this point, you should be able to hear the pups' teeth gnashing, and feel definite kicking if you put your hands along her flanks. If you don't...
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    Sick: Re: Mumbly and Nouget med thread

    Baytril (enrofloxacin) can stunt a pig's growth. But if the pig isn't going to make it without a strong antibiotic, stunted growth isn't much to worry about, IMO. You could ask about switching to...
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