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    Injury: Re: Sore(?) on top of piggy's foot

    I think anything living can get warts.

    If it doesn't seem to be bothering him, and isn't increasing in size, I'd just watch for a day or so. But if he licks or (especially) bites at it, it's...
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    Injury: Re: Sore(?) on top of piggy's foot

    It looks like it could possibly be a wart, but I doubt that a wart would cause him to limp.

    Is it getting any larger? Is he licking/biting at it?
  3. Conditions: Re: How to tell if Guinea pig babies are fully weaned?

    Separating them will wean them. The mom would do it herself around three weeks, or shortly thereafter.
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    General: Re: New pups have eye problems

    Sounds like an infection to me. I'd see a vet for some antibiotic eye drops and an evaluation as to whether anything else is going wrong.

    BTW, I changed the name of your thread. "Please help"...
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    Behavior: Re: My guinea was instantly happier alone?

    Most rescues will let you have a single pig if you have a lone pig at home, so be sure to clarify that policy. They undoubtedly wouldn't let you have just one if you didn't already have another, but...
  6. Re: Spots' Medical Thread, was Piggy of 1 year old biting me

    Bear in mind that 1 cc of water weighs one gram, and that one teaspoon of water weighs almost 5 grams. So a "loss" of 4 grams may just mean that he needed to pee the first time, didn't the second...
  7. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    I'd say that's a very optimistic assessment. I wouldn't count on them having even one that knows anything about exotic pets.
  8. Re: Looking for suggestions for wild rabbits in my yard.

    Get a dog? You'd have to chase the bunnies out first, but that should keep them from coming back.

    Seriously, though, googling "how to keep rabbits out of yard" will give you several options that...
  9. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    Males have a bone that runs almost the whole length of the penis. If you turn the pig on its back, put your index finger crosswise the pig just above the genitalia, and rub your finger back and...
  10. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    It needs to be closer-up, and with the camera angled a little so there are some shadows to better define the area.

    However, the acid test of whether it's male is if you can feel the penis bone or...
  11. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    This may give you some sexing help: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm. Or you can post clear, well-lit, close-up pictures here.
  12. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    He needs a buddy as soon as you can get him one. The best food is always in the other pig's mouth, so they generally eat more when they're together.

    Two babies can live in a cage that size, but...
  13. Thread: Please help

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    Behavior: Re: Please help

    I'm very sorry you lost her. And it's even more sad that you were going to be near good vet care in only a few more days. I think it's especially hard when you're not sure the vet was doing the...
  14. Sick: Re: Found Abandoned Guinea Pig, Breathing Heavily, No Food Appetite After Vet Visit

    I'm very sorry. Thank you so much for taking him in. I wish there had been a better ending.
  15. Thread: Please help

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    Behavior: Re: Please help

    If she's wheezing, it's likely that she has a respiratory infection, and there's not really anything we can do for that. You'd have to see a vet for antibiotics.

    The best thing you can do for her...
  16. Sick: Re: Found Abandoned Guinea Pig, Breathing Heavily, No Food Appetite After Vet Visit

    He'll just poop in the tray with the water. I'd hang a water bottle on the outside of the basket with the spout going under his hidey so he can get to it without having to put his head out. Put the...
  17. Sick: Re: Found Abandoned Guinea Pig, Breathing Heavily, No Food Appetite After Vet Visit

    Thanks for taking this little guy in.

    Do you know what kind of antibiotic he was given? And was this an exotic vet? "Small animal" vet means dogs and cats, and those vets get little or no...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Stain in Corner of Guinea Pig's Eye

    You give him the Bene-Bac 60-90 minutes after the antibiotic dose.
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Stain in Corner of Guinea Pig's Eye

    Yeah, it is important. If he stops eating because of the Baytril, he can develop GI stasis and/or bloat. It's really important to prevent that, and Bene-Bac is the best weapon to do that. I've...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Stain in Corner of Guinea Pig's Eye

    They don't always go downhill fast with a URI, but they definitely can, which is why you have to be so watchful.

    He may or may not need Critical Care, depending on whether the Baytril causes him...
  21. Diet: Re: Am I giving my Guinea pigs the correct diet?

    This whole section of the site is on diet and nutrition, and there are hundreds of posts about what you can and can't feed: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/forums/80-Diet-and-Nutrition

    Also...
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    Bonding: Re: Skinny pig and newbie

    It's not the hair on the other pig that will hurt the skinny, it's the teeth and the nails, and another skinny would have both of those. I don't know why rescues say you have to be extra careful...
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    Pigsitting: Re: Pigsitting needed in Minneapolis, MN

    Two suggestions...

    One, check with the exotic vets in your area and see if one of their vet techs might be willing to pet sit.

    Two, look for a guinea pig in Minneapolis on Petfinder. The...
  24. Neutering/Spaying: Re: Preparing for almost 8 month male getting neutered

    Four weeks is enough for the separation from the ladies, a week is plenty in the recovery cage.

    Two weeks is way too long for you to take off from work to nurse him unless things go badly wrong. ...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Stain in Corner of Guinea Pig's Eye

    No, he needs an exotic vet to treat the eye. It's not fair to him to leave him in pain -- he depends on you for his medical care as well as for food and housing.

    Eye injuries are painful. Please...
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