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  1. Conditions: Re: New pig owners, lots of questions! Looks like lice already....

    They are not transferable to you or other animals, running lice are species specific.

    You don't need to do anything special to clean out the cage beyond what you usually do, they can't survive...
  2. Conditions: Re: New pig owners, lots of questions! Looks like lice already....

    The treatment for mites and lice is the same. You can use ivermectin without needing to see a vet, measure the dosage as per the information in the post bpatters linked, make sure to check the...
  3. General: Re: Just adopted two piggies, need advice on adjusting and health concerns

    Just keep a general eye on her, however from the kicking alone I wouldn't be too worried.

    More than likely she just doesn't like her sides touched. I had a sow like that, if you touched her sides...
  4. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    You can hold baby guinea pigs as soon as mum is finished drying them off, however it should only be for very short periods of time. They need to bond with their mother and will become distressed if...
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    Cage: Re: Buying Cages Online

    There is a cage on Amazon that I can see that does meet the size requirement AS LONG AS you also purchase the extension.

    https://www.amazon.com/MidWest-Homes-Pets-Deluxe-X-Large/dp/B07CDXJVP2/
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    Weight: Re: Skinny Guinea pig

    Yes they may just be nervous, I would be more concerned if they haven't peed or pooped at all after they have been in the cage overnight. I wouldn't necessarily cover the whole cage, but certainly...
  7. General: Re: Is my female pregnant? Brand new gp owner here...

    Most sows don't need C-sections, in guinea pigs C-sections are a last resort and often don't have a good result. It is possible for a sow to have pregnancy complications that require medical...
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    What breed?: Re: What breed are my guineas?

    Guinea pigs with a mohawk are called ridgeback.

    Ozzy looks like a true mixed breed, it looks like he has a bit of longhair in him causing some longer fur around his bottom and neck, but he isn't a...
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    Genitals: Re: Bedding stuck in testicle

    First things first prepare a work space, get some q-tips, some water or coconut oil. Put the coconut oil/water in a container and put the ends of a couple q-tips in it, have some paper towel to put...
  10. Genitals: Re: Unable to sex guinea pigs and the vet hasn't returned my calls

    She doesn't look obviously pregnant, but that doesn't really mean much. Have a read of this thread...
  11. Genitals: Re: Unable to sex guinea pigs and the vet hasn't returned my calls

    That one, the one with the cream belly is the certain girl. It is the one with the black and orange belly that I can't say for certain.
  12. Genitals: Re: Unable to sex guinea pigs and the vet hasn't returned my calls

    I am completely certain the first one is the a girl, the second one the photo is too far away to tell for sure.

    However if you run your finger back and forth just above the genitals you will be...
  13. Thread: Ants!!!

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    Frustrated: Re: Ants!!!

    I also have aquariums, what I do is use surface spray only, and pick a brand that has a very direct spray (the less spread the better as it means less is going into the air). You can also make sure...
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    Ramps: Re: New owner looking for advice

    Check out this thread for some good ideas for adding traction to the ramp https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/121857-Pigs-chewing-on-Midwest-ramp-cover

    Also you can try to "teach" her how...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Rescue Pigs Pregnancy Journey

    Happy to hear about the safe delivery, hopefully Betty also has a smooth delivery.

    From experience I can tell you those are baby teddy/rex coated guinea pigs. As the mother is a smooth coat their...
  16. How Many: Re: Tricky Intact Male and Female Caging Situation

    Your only option to keep all three is to build a second cage up. Don't allow the female with the males, even supervised. It will just cause problems, the boys will very likely fight over her as they...
  17. Loss: Re: Guinea Pig got Bladder stones.. did I do something wrong?

    The only things I can see listed in her diet that may have had a fair amount of calcium in them were the herbs. Also some guinea pigs, for some unknown reason, have problems with excess calcium in...
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    Sick: Re: unexpected death 2yo male

    When you say smallest, how small was he? Some underlying chronic health conditions can cause stunted growth and can result in sudden death, like for example heart issues.

    Sometimes they do pass...
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    Injury: Re: Spinal injuries (are not hopeless)

    I had a similar situation. One of my girls a few years back just suddenly lost use of her back legs overnight, I have no clue what she did to herself or how she did it. I took her to my usual vet but...
  20. Sexing: Re: Need help sexing my 1 month old guinea pig

    I really can't tell from that photo, but see my post in this thread for more info that can help you identify if your pups is a boar or sow....
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    Bonding: Re: Sow trios: Adding babies

    Personally I just place all three into the introduction area at once, after you put the third in they need to figure out where they all stand with each other so the initial period of 1 on 1...
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    Bonding: Re: Sow trios: Adding babies

    Personally I have never had an issue with sow trios once they make it past the initial introduction aside from one becoming "the odd one out", but more often then not the odd one out doesn't seem at...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Rescue Pigs Pregnancy Journey

    Yes I agree it is probably most likely the father may possibly be the brother or father of the pregnant girl, but there is still a chance he might not have been roan in that case.

    A roan x roan...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Rescue Pigs Pregnancy Journey

    Fingers crossed that either by some stroke of luck dad was not a roan, or you get very lucky and even if both parents were roan you don't hit the 25% odds of a lethal white.
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    Adopt vs. Buy: Re: Impulse buyers, stupid questions, etc

    To be honest even I got questions about "guinea pigs" when they were actually thinking of hamsters.

    The strange thing about that is I live in Australia and we don't even have hamsters here. I...
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