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    General: Re: Oxbow or Sharwood?-Scurvy advice?

    Mine likes the Oxbow Natural Science treats. Each has 25 mg. of vitamin C. Oxbow also has Garden Select pellets that have herbs added, so they smell and taste different than the original pellets. I...
  2. Genitals: Re: Vet says it may be cancer! (Graphic photo warning!!)

    Do you have a update on your guinea pig? I’m hoping the meds and topical treatments are making an improvement.
  3. URI: Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Glad to hear you were able to see a vet and your girls are doing well. You mentioned meds, did they have a respiratory infection after all?

    And is there a reason that the vet recommends spaying? I...
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    Chat Re: 250mg Vitamin C to much

    I have tried the Oxbow treats with mixed results. She likes the vitamin C treats so I give her 1/2 of one each day since she also gets green peppers and pellets daily.

    Other treats consist of one...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I hope he continues to improve! 🤞
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    Vet: Re: RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)

    According to MSDSOnline, various animals including guinea pigs have been infected through intranasal injections in lab tests. The virus is spread by significant prolonged contact with an infected...
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    Biting: Re: Teeth Chattering

    She likes being wrapped in a piece of fleece once she’s on my lap. It’s just when I have to catch her that she’s upset. But she settles down pretty quickly, especially if there’s a treat involved. I...
  8. Size: Re: Smaller cage, or surrendering a guinea pig.

    Boys usually need more space, but there are some improvements you could try. Make sure there is two of everything: food sources, hideys, and water bottles so one can’t prevent the other from eating,...
  9. Re: Unplanned adoption, seeking input on my check list

    Thanks for the good news about Nutter Butter! I’m so glad things are going well.
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    Where to Order?: Re: Where to buy treats, snacks etc

    Mine also likes the Oxbow treats and vitamin C. I make treats by freezing pieces of watermelon. I cut pieces and lay them on a cookie sheet in the freezer until they’re frozen, then pour them in a...
  11. Thread: Spur

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    Grooming: Re: Spur

    It sounds like you have a great team to do this! The flashlight trick is a great idea.

    I have to trim mine alone. Depending on my piggy's mood some days are easier than others. Luckily she has...
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    Biting: Re: Teeth Chattering

    Chattering is a warning that he is scared. He might run or stay and nip. When they chatter at each other and your hand is in there, you have a greater chance of a bite.

    Mine chatters sometimes...
  13. Thread: Spur

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    Grooming: Re: Spur

    Styptic powder can be used to stop bleeding. Foot injuries are a major concern since guinea pigs can develop bumblefoot which can be difficult to heal.

    Mine gets small spurs on the front feet...
  14. Thread: Foot Peeling?

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    Feet: Re: Foot Peeling?

    Mine gets small spurs like that as well. It feels like a thick hangnail. As Soecara recommended, I carefully trim them so the edge doesn’t get caught on anything. I also moisturize her feet using a...
  15. Thread: New Hidey

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    Play: Re: New Hidey

    If you get a hay box like the one in Mymister’s picture, you can also just flip it over for a good hidey. These are stacking bins from the Dollar Tree, and they are one of my piggy’s favorites. She...
  16. URI: Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    Good luck with your little ones. I hope they recover quickly with no more issues.
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    Hay: Re: Advice on Orchard Grass Hay

    With your biology expertise you gleaned a lot more from that article than I did! I have read about the phosphorus in sodas and calcium loss in bones and teeth. I have in-laws with dentures due to...
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    Hay: Re: Advice on Orchard Grass Hay

    I almost didn’t find this link again, but Oklahoma Coop Extension had nutrition percentages for different grass hay. They list orchard grass having .27% calcium and .34% phosphorus compared to...
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    Hay: Re: Advice on Orchard Grass Hay

    https://wheeklyreader.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/which-hay-is-for-guinea-pigs/

    Here is a link to the article I found regarding orchard grass and timothy. It sounds like the calcium differences are...
  20. Not Eating: Re: Urgent!! MY PIG IS HOOTING!! Not eating, drinking, moving much.

    I’m glad to hear he’s doing better and eating well. I hope he continues to improve.
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    Not Eating: Re: Punkin's medical thread

    All the best to you and your little guys. I hope they both on the mend soon!
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    Re: Sweet dreams, Smuckers

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Scamp as well as Smuckers. These little ones are prey animals and they hide their illnesses so well that by the time there are symptoms, it may be too late to help them....
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    Hay: Re: Advice on Orchard Grass Hay

    Depending on the cutting, orchard grass can be a little lower in calcium than Timothy. Blood in the urine could indicate stones, so that may be the reason for the orchard grass recommendation.
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    Re: Forgive me, my old pig

    Your little guy was so lucky to have such a good home! The love and care and adventures he experienced with you were wonderful for him. When he passed, most likely due to natural aging, he was with...
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    Vet: Re: Annual exam needed?

    I’m glad to see this post and get opinions from experienced owners. The last checkup my guinea pig had was at the shelter before I adopted her, so that’s a little more than 2 years. I was feeling...
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