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    Weight: Re: 5 weeks old,120g

    Maybe, but there's no way to know until she's grown.
  2. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    There's no point in going to the vet if she's behaving normally, and eating well.

    If she is pregnant, you can sort of guess how far along she is by the signs listed in that thread I referred you...
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    Infection: Re: Normal, sick, or recovering??

    I just wondered about the vet because it's very unusual to give Bactrim to an adult pig for a GI infection.

    I'd want them to try something else, either Baytril or Flagyl. Baytril can cause some...
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    Infection: Re: Normal, sick, or recovering??

    How old is your pig?

    Bactrim is not very effective against GI tract infections. It's more commonly used for urinary tract infections, or for upper respiratory infections in young pups who...
  5. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    It depends. if they've just eaten and are very full, it will feel like it's full. If they're sick and have bloat, it will be blown up like a balloon, and will make a hollow sound if you thump it. ...
  6. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    At nine inches, she's probably older than two months.

    She doesn't look all THAT pregnant, if she is at all. Just keep weighing daily and track her weight.

    I don't see any significance to the...
  7. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    You can feel movement in the stomach just because of the food going through the gut. If she's really just two months old, she couldn't be more than about 4 weeks pregnant, if that much, and you...
  8. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    She could be pregnant. She's old enough.

    But I'd hold off on taking her to a vet. It's impossible even for a vet to tell until the pig is several weeks along. The bones have to "mineralize"...
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    Conditions: Re: Bella Rose latest

    You already have a thread for Bella Rose. Please keep all medical posts on the same thread.

    I'm closing this one.
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    Bedding: Re: Bedding question's

    It's not only the dust that's a problem, it's the phenols in the pine -- the stuff that is the pine odor. Over time, it causes liver damage as well as lung problems.

    I'd definitely get my pigs...
  11. Behavior: Re: Is she having a bad day or is she not feeling well?

    Any kitchen scale that weighs up to five pounds in both ounces and grams is fine. They're widely available for about $15 or less. Some are easier to get the pig on than others, so consider that...
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    Behavior: Re: will my piggies become lonely???

    You can put them anywhere while you're introducing them, as long as nothing smells like either one of the pigs. But if you're putting them back into a cage that only one of them has been living in,...
  13. Behavior: Re: Is she having a bad day or is she not feeling well?

    Some pigs drink, some don't, some take it by spells.

    The best way you can tell if they're developing some kind of problem is to weigh them regularly and track their weights. If you've got one...
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    Behavior: Re: will my piggies become lonely???

    Then how do you know they won't get along if you haven't even tried to introduce them?

    See http://guinealynx.info/introductions.html for how to do it. And do it when you've got plenty of time to...
  15. Thread: Eye issue

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    Eyes: Re: Eye issue

    Did it look like anything on the GL page? If so, what did GL suggest you do?
  16. Thread: Eye issue

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    Eyes: Re: Eye issue

    Possibly a hay poke in the area just underneath the eyeball. See http://guinealynx.info/eyes.html to see if anything looks similar.
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    Behavior: Re: will my piggies become lonely???

    How have you tried to introduce them?

    Are they males or females?
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    Infection: Re: Fungal infection?

    It doesn't look fungal to me, but it could be. It looks more "warty" than it does like an infection.

    Could it just be a scab from the bite? Does there seem to be an infection underneath it? Did...
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    Weight: Re: 5 weeks old,120g

    Guinea pigs are no more the same size and shape than people are. As long as she's steadily gaining and is active, I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Re: Mom to three little pigs [emoji16]

    Too much furniture! They need large flat spaces to run around. Also, hideys with only one opening are just invitations for one pig to trap another and get its face slashed for its efforts. You can...
  21. Thread: Still bond?

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    Bonding: Re: Still bond?

    I'm not sure that's hair loss from ovarian cysts. With cysts, it tends to thin out over a larger area, not concentrate in holes.
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    Size: Re: Cage size question for 4 Guineas

    It's about the right size. Just don't clutter it up with a lot of furniture.

    But there's absolutely no guarantee that you'll wind up with them pairing off two and two. You may have one and...
  23. Thread: Crust on lips

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    Mouth: Re: Crust on lips

    Looks like the beginnings of cheilitis to me. See http://guinealynx.info/cheilitis.html.
  24. General: Re: Separating bonded adult & babies for feeding?

    Once they get past the baby stage, take them off the romaine. While it's not significantly higher in calcium than other lettuces, in some pigs it causes excessive calcium excretion that can lead to...
  25. General: Re: Separating bonded adult & babies for feeding?

    Spinach is high in vitamin A, and you have to be a little careful with that. You could get by with giving a little of it, but take a look here and see if anything else is possible:
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