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  1. Thread: Abu's Abscess

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    Lump: Re: Abu's Abscess

    Total removal of the abscess is call encapsulated removal. This is because they take not just the pus but the thickened walls of the abscess, usually they do this without opening the abscess. I had a...
  2. Thread: Terramycin

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    Vision: Re: Terramycin

    If it is an ophthalmic ointment you put it onto the eyeball itself, treating the skin around the eye isn't going to help the eyeball. Good news is an eye is an eye, doesn't really matter what mammal...
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    Puberty: Re: Adoption tips for puberty boy

    It is fairly easy to sex even the youngest of pups if you know what to feel for. Male guinea pigs have a bone in their penis that you can feel just under the skin, females don't have a bone there so...
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    Re: Hi there! Newbie with some questions!

    Gradual introductions are not the way to introduce guinea pigs, every time you put them together and take them apart they start from scratch and it is very stressful for them. Introductions should be...
  5. Dominance: Re: Boar Introduction - is this a fail? Need help!

    I'd say try the neutral area introduction again. Bath them both first, ideally bath them together, and leave them in the introduction area for much longer. Put a whole day aside for this.

    Most of...
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    Pregnant: Re: Labor question for older Guinea pig

    8-9 months for a first time delivery is not an age I would be concerned about. As far as I am aware most guinea pigs don't experience the pelvic ligaments stiffening until they are past 1 year old.
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    Feet: Re: Cut piggy's nail but not all the way

    It won't join back together, but his nail will keep growing as usual and the cut bit will no longer be in the quick of the nail. Now depending on how deep the cut line is in the mean time he may...
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    Coughing: Re: Gagging motion with mouth?

    Sounds like he might be getting some food stuck in his back teeth. I've seen my guinea pigs do it very rarely. If it keeps up or he develops other symptoms it might be worth getting him in for a...
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    Re: Hopefully I like it here on this forum

    No they didn't get them from the lady's house, or any other pet. Mites are almost always species specific and all animals have a small number of them on them at all times, you can't get rid of them...
  10. Bonding: Re: Can i introduce a new bonded pair too a resident guinea pig?

    Age doesn't really matter when it comes to sow introductions, so new cage mates don't necessarily need to be similar in age to Peaches.

    I have had good success with a 2 sows and 1 neutered boar...
  11. Thread: Abscess Scab

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    Abscess: Re: Abscess Scab

    You need to keep it open for it to heal from the inside out or it will just reoccur. If there is a lump still underneath the scab it is probably filling back up with pus, in which case you will need...
  12. Bloated: Re: Guinea Pig Bloated; No Available Vets Within Week

    If you can get your hands on some simethicone infant gas drops that would be ideal.

    Also get a vibrating tooth brush, pillow, or similar object and sit with it on her stomach area for as long as...
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    Feet: Re: Gimbly's bumblefoot history

    Does he still have that open spot on his foot? If so I would really be swayed to suggest trying packing the wound with manuka honey and wrapping it in conjunction with the oral antibiotics.

    I've...
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    Pellets: Re: How often do you buy pellets?

    Store them in a dark airtight container when not in use in a cool dry place and they will be absolutely fine. The thing that breaks down in the pellets the fastest would be the vitamin C and that is...
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    Bathing: Re: Bathing a FILTHY guinea pig?

    That depends entirely on what you mean by the same way you've bathed your other guinea pigs.

    I've used the Aristopet small animal shampoo in the past and I've been happy with the results. I do...
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    General: Re: How much napping is too much?

    Whether or not to trust the rescues evaluation that he doesn't do well with other guinea pigs depends completely on the kind of rescue it was. If they housed them in small cages and may not have done...
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    Sexing: Re: Is My Boar Neutered?

    The problem with looking at photos is male guinea pigs have an open inguinal ring so they can draw the testicles up quite high towards the abdomen if they so desire. I had one boar who would pull...
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    Dominance: Re: Three Boar Bullying

    Yes I would still go for the bully boar with a girl over the other two even if one other is neutered/you get them all neutered. The smaller boy and the younger one may not seem like good friends...
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    Dominance: Re: Three Boar Bullying

    In your position where you have three boars, its clearly not working, the biggest one is a bully but is also neutered. I would pull the big bully that is neutered and get a female to house him with....
  20. Lump: Re: Might be a tumor, but it seems odd, anyone else see this before?

    Where on your guinea pig is this bump located?
  21. Re: our Ginney died and I have some questions pls help...

    - Is it normal for eyes to be open when they pass? It seemed as if they closed a little as we held him

    Yes this is normal. To be able to blink/close the eyes the muscles have to contract so most...
  22. Behavior: Re: Pig is like catatonic. also not really eating

    The problem with ventilation isn't an issue of oxygen its about airflow to get rid of moisture and built up ammonia from their urine. Breathing in ammonia is not good for any respiratory system...
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    Adopting: Re: Guidance on type of new brother to adopt

    It probably isn't ringworm, it is much more likely to be a different kind of fungal infection. It should be possible to get a cream to put on the patches, you can start treatment on all of the...
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    Adopting: Re: Guidance on type of new brother to adopt

    That patch under his eye does look suspiciously like a fungal infection to me.

    Now it should be quite simple to treat if that is a fungal infection but given how close to the eyeball it is you...
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    Keeping Warm: Re: Keeping pigs warm during power outage

    Guinea pigs actually deal very well with the cold unless they are hairless. Guinea pigs have evolved to deal with the cold of the Andes mountains. There have been more than a few cases of guinea pigs...
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