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    General: Re: Housing Male Guinea Pigs Alone???

    There ARE no wild guinea pigs, and I don't know that anyone knows if the boars were solitary in the wild. I seriously doubt it.

    Many, many people house boars together. Pairs will usually do OK...
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    How Much?: Re: Critical Care Question

    Guineapigs32, you need to actually read your thread. All of it. People take the time to answer your questions, and then you post the same issue again. That's not quite fair to the people who are...
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    How Much?: Re: Critical Care Question

    I've been active on this and other boards for years, and I've never heard of a guinea pig dying from anesthesia during a tooth planing.

    Did you read my post above where I explained that it's not...
  4. Injury: Re: My guinea has a bald spot behind her ear help PLEASE

    Using things like "idk" instead of spelling it out. If you're on a computer, we ask that you spell things out because there are people for whom English is not their first language, and it makes it...
  5. URI: Re: Possible URI?? Hair loss under eye, runny nose etc.

    Hair loss around the eye is usually fungal, and unfortunately it requires a vet trip because OTC fungal ointments that are safe in the eye are pretty non-existent.

    Hair loss around the eye is not...
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    Behavior: Re: Guinea heat timeline question

    Usually heat is 1-2 days every 14-16 days.

    How old is the new pig? Excessive rumbling can be a sign of ovarian cysts, but they don't usually occur before a pig is about three years old or so.
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  7. Injury: Re: My guinea has a bald spot behind her ear help PLEASE

    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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    Nutrition: Re: Vitamin C drops on vegetables?

    The drops on the veggies are just fine, especially if you're just giving them as a supplement. The downside to doing it that way is that you don't know how much each pig is getting.

    If you want...
  9. Abscess: Re: GUINEA PIG ABSCESS DRIED UP! He's acting weird!

    Click on Forums at the top of the page.

    Pick a forum.

    Click on the Post New Thread button.
  10. Abscess: Re: GUINEA PIG ABSCESS DRIED UP! He's acting weird!

    The way you keep a wound open is to flush it -- your vet should have given you a syringe and instructions. And an abscess requires antibiotics, whereas a cyst usually does not.

    If this was an...
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    How Much?: Re: Critical Care Question

    You'll have to ask the vet about the costs. Costs of any procedure vary widely across the country, and even within the same city.

    They're won't put her under deeply because they're not working on...
  12. Behavior: Re: Guinea pig has watery eye with crust around it and appears tired!

    If she doesn't eat, she'll die. Guinea pigs secrete stomach acid ALL the time, unlike people, who only do so when they're hungry. That can cause painful, even fatal, stomach ulcers.

    Here are...
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    How Much?: Re: Critical Care Question

    You'll have to ask the vet about the cost. Procedure costs vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. But some vets do lower the costs when a pig will require repeated planings....
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    Genitals: Re: Uncomfortable When Using Bathroom?

    You can't feel stones in a sow unless they're in the very short urethra. If they're up in the bladder, no way.
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    Infection: Re: Possible mites?

    All guinea pigs have a bald spot behind their ears. Is the pig scratching it?
  16. Thread: Hello there

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    Re: Hello there

    Welcome!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners
  17. Thread: Water Choices

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    Water: Re: Water Choices

    It probably won't hurt them for a day, but I wouldn't give it on a regular basis.
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    General: Re: I'm not quite sure what's happening

    Are you just seeing loose hair all over the cage, or are there places on the guinea pig where the hair is definitely thin? Because guinea pigs normally shed a lot of hair.
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    Injury: Re: Sprained hind leg

    Do the full introductions when you put them back together. I had two sows who were litter mates. One had surgery to remove a bladder stone, and I confined her in one end of the cage. I thought I...
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    Injury: Re: Sprained hind leg

    He needs to be confined to a smaller place where the other pigs can't hassle him and where his leg has time to heal. You could section off a small area of the cage with grids, or put him in a small...
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    Re: Guiny's Medical Thread

    hsepur, please do not hijack a thread. Your pig's medical condition has nothing to do with the names of guinea pigs. This will be your pig's medical thread, but in the future, start a new thread...
  22. Thread: Help !!!!!!

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    Sick: Re: Help !!!!!!

    Looks like the beginnings of cheilitis to me. The quicker you start treating it, the easier it is to cure.

    See http://www.guinealynx.info/cheilitis.html.
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    Lump: Re: small bump on guinea pig back leg

    A closer-up, better-lit photo would help.

    It could be a wart, a sebaceous cyst, a lymphoma, or any number of other things. Only a vet would be able to tell you for sure. But lumps like that are...
  24. Lethargy: Re: Guinea pig with arthritis, loss of appetite and play mate

    Overgrown incisors can be caused because the teeth aren't in quite the proper position in the jaw. Nothing necessarily "happened" to cause it.
    ItsaZoo's right in that you absolutely need to hand...
  25. Aggression: Re: 3yo sisters show aggressive, dominance-like behavior with blood :( help please

    Just to be clear, that's not a bloody spot from a bladder infection -- those are pinkish because the blood is diluted with urine.

    And Smileandnod is right, those spots are the center of the abby...
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