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  1. Re: Reintroduction & a lot of written waffle.

    Welcome back, stray hares!
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    Feet: Re: Swollen ankle: Chocolate’s med thread

    You can do what I suggested in post #2 .
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    Feet: Re: Swollen ankle: Chocolate’s med thread

    If you can't get to the vet for an x-ray right away, I would confine her in one end of the cage so she doesn't have much room to move around. Make sure the water bottle is low enough that she...
  4. Thread: Bottled water

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    Nutrition: Re: Bottled water

    Check the calcium levels of any bottled water you use -- some can be quite high. A level of .4% or less is ideal.
  5. Behavior: Re: Guinea pig keeps biting “pigloo” at night

    My pigs worked for Atlas Van Lines, and all were champion cage-furniture movers. They do it because that's what guinea pigs do.

    All I can suggest is that you put the cage in another room, or get...
  6. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    I never had a guinea pig that would touch a chew stick, so it's nothing unusual.
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    Re: New Guinea Pig Owner and a Question

    No question suggestions, but here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners

    Read as much as you can...
  8. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    If they were still in the sacs, they wouldn't have been able to breathe, and their hearts would have stopped pretty quickly.

    In every case that I know of that the pups have been bitten or partly...
  9. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    @julihy, please don't blame yourself. I doubt that you could have done anything to help them.

    And the sow did NOT hate the pups. That's a ridiculous idea. It also had nothing to do with the...
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    Cage: Re: How to waterproof wood hidey?

    Not really. Most people just throw them out when they start to mold.
  11. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    Don't let them lay next to the ice itself. They'll get wet, the bedding will get wet, and in the heat, you can have fungus growing in no time. That's the purpose in freezing the water in a...
  12. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    I wouldn't. They probably won't chew them anyway.

    You can put ice in their water bottles so they've got cool water. And do make sure they've always got fresh cool water, especially when the...
  13. Cage: Re: Want to get a C&C cage, but worried about dog and cat

    Actually, it's a LOT easier, and a lot more sturdy, to use closet shelving for a lid. The home improvement stores will cut it to the length you need, and it comes in several widths. You can get two...
  14. Thread: Hay too old?

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    Hay: Re: Hay too old?

    Hay maintains nearly all of its nutritional value for two years, then slowly declines thereafter.
  15. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    peanny77, I'm certainly aware of what @Domies the pigs meant by "eastern." But I still think it's funny.
  16. Re: Hi I’m new and I have some worries about my New Guinea pig

    It's all normal. But you should keep a close eye on him, because pet store pigs are often sold when they are ill.

    You should also immediately turn them over and compare their private parts,...
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    General: Re: does my guinea pig have an eye problem?

    XpancakeX, you can edit your posts for up to 10 minutes by clicking the Edit Post icon at the bottom. That way you don't have to make a new post every time you have a new thought.

    I'd just watch...
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    General: Re: does my guinea pig have an eye problem?

    Post a picture, please.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    I'd give them the calculated dose. A lower dose just won't get rid of the parasites, and you'll have to do more doses.

    In all my years with guinea pigs, I've never known one to have problems with...
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    The 947 gram pig is so close to one kilogram that we can use that to calculate the dose. The other one will need about 10% more.

    I see that Lynx has included the dose for sheep drench, so that...
  21. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    You need a long strand grass hay. (Note that does NOT mean that the STEMS of the hay have to be long. It refers to the fibers inside the stem.) Common long strand grass hays are timothy, orchard...
  22. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    You can if you want. The biggest problem will be if she has one large pup that blocks the birth canal and can't be delivered. Any attempt to save her in that situation would require a exotic vet...
  23. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    There's a ton of information here: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners
  24. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    Are you buying hay in small bags at a pet store or someplace like Walmart? If so, not only is it generally the dustiest you'll ever run into, it's also the driest and by FAR the most expensive.
    ...
  25. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    Celery and parsley, especially parsley, are very high in calcium. Too much calcium can contribute to bladder stones, which are painful for your pig AND your pocketbook. Pregnant pigs do need extra...
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