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  1. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    No, do not separate them. Guinea pigs are wired to establish dominance every time they meet another pig, and everything you've done today will be for nothing if you separate them.

    I'd leave them...
  2. Thread: Wet Bum Daily

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    Skin Problems: Re: Wet Bum Daily

    I'd suspect a bladder stone, and would want an x-ray.
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    Not Eating: Re: Pig seems to have trouble eating

    Vet, ASAP, for a dental x-ray, both top and sides.

    Give him way more CC than that. A pig that's eating nothing else needs 100 cc of Critical Care for every kilogram it weighs, spread out into 6-8...
  4. Thread: Vitamin C?

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    General: Re: Vitamin C?

    VitaDrops makes a liquid vitamin C that you can syringe to the pigs or sprinkle it on their veggies.
  5. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    If the pups are running around and the mom is eating/pooping/drinking/peeing normally, there's really no reason for a vet visit. If you think something abnormal is going on, post back here and...
  6. Sick: Re: Piggie on Baytril (Multi-Vitamin Question)

    Pigs are not generally given multivitamins. They usually contain fat-soluble vitamins, and since pigs are mostly made up of fat and fur, they can get vitamin overdoses. If you want to give him a...
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    Nutrition: Re: How good/bad are corn husks?

    I've never been able to find nutritional values for corn husks. But they shouldn't replace hay if hay is available, since hay is a nearly perfect food for GPs. I always just used them as a treat.
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  8. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Agreed on the separation. He must NOT be in the cage when she gives birth.

    Here's some info:...
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    Re: Nice to meet everyone

    Agreed. No. third. boar. It fails about 99.5% of the time. And no spayed female. One male can live with multiple females, but multiple males will fight over females, even they boars are neutered...
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    Male pigs can get breast cancer, but it's not as aggressive as the human kind, and the removal isn't a terrible surgery. It does need to be removed, however, as it can grow large enough to be...
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    Nutrition: Re: How good/bad are corn husks?

    The silks are also good for her. Just cut off the dried outer ones and only feed the inner ones. As Guinea Pig Papa said, corn is grown with a LOT of pesticides, so you don't want to feed any part...
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    Bloated: Re: Bloated or chubby- What to do?

    Yes, particularly if she's just eaten and hasn't pooped in a while. You need to worry when they're firm all the time, sound hollow when thumped, and when she's showing signs of illness such as not...
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    General: Re: Abyssinian Guinea Pigs?

    I'd be willing to be there's not a purebred guinea pig anywhere in the world. They've been mixed together in so many places -- pet shops, labs, backyard breeders, whatever -- that they're all mixed....
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    UTI: Re: Rosemary's med thread

    She needs to see a vet. Providing medical care is as much a part of responsible pet ownership as food, hay and bedding.

    A UTI is not that expensive to treat. A stone IS expensive to treat, but...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Electrocautery just means they use a electrical current to stop bleeding. It's used in almost every surgery.
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    Bloated: Re: Bloated or chubby- What to do?

    The ingredients are OK. But you shouldn't give simethicone, or any other medicine, unless the pig actually needs it.

    Bloat is an illness, and pigs with bloat will usually show symptoms. Chubby...
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    Re: Breeder on GP Finder

    I reported it to Teresa.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    heftysmurf, it may help to think about it some other way than a per hour rate. No question most vets make quite a bit of money. But they see lots of animals that just require check-ups and...
  19. Weight Loss: Re: Can piggies survive on critical care and veggies? Elderly pig with tooth problems

    Tooth planing doesn't require the same anesthesia as surgery, and it isn't surgery. It's a quick dental procedure, the pig doesn't go as deeply under, and there should be no problem.

    She won't...
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    He'll be fine. Just take something to feed him as soon as the vet is finished.
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    He probably has a sinus infecion on that side.

    I know it's not easy to do on a guinea pig, but if the vet could get a sample for a culture and have a sensitivity test done, you could find out what...
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    Cage: Re: Buying Cages Online

    Here's a thread with info on how to find the materials for a C&C: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/107825-Where-to-find-C-amp-C-cage-materials

    This site has instructions on how to do...
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    Pregnant: Re: Pregnant Pig signs of pending birth?

    The exact number of days isn't too important, since the pups don't know about that. They'll come when they come. A sow will probably carry a small litter longer than a large one. But if you can...
  24. Introductions: Re: How long should they stay in the neutral cage?

    Make absolutely sure that NOTHING in the new cage smells anything like the old pig. Take all the furniture out if it can't be washed or cleaned, and replace it with cardboard boxes and fleece...
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    Weight: Re: Skinny Guinea pig

    I wouldn't "try" to get them to eat anything. The best thing you can do is put hay, pellets, veggies and water underneath something that's draped over part of the cage and then leave them alone. ...
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