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    Re: Pigs chewing on Midwest ramp cover?

    I experienced that as well. That's when I began to cover the ends.....never again experienced the problem.
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    Re: Pigs chewing on Midwest ramp cover?

    I'm not crazy about the appearance of that ramp.......but then it doesn't matter what I think! lol

    First of all, what is the ramp itself made of? Is there a coroplast base under the fleece? If...
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    Sick: Re: Long Term Bloating and Diarrhea - advice?

    I once had a similar situation with a cavy and Flagyl was the medication that ultimately seemed to help his digestive issues.

    Are you still feeding her grass? I rarely ever feed a cavy grass...
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    Hay: Re: Advice on Orchard Grass Hay

    Not necessarily more, just different information. I was happy to see the stats on the Ca content of various hays. Good looking out!
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    Hay: Re: Advice on Orchard Grass Hay

    Great article! Thanks for posting the link. As a professor of biology and A&P, I always find it interesting to see how human and animal physiology are often comparable. What applies to one often...
  6. Not Eating: Re: Urgent!! MY PIG IS HOOTING!! Not eating, drinking, moving much.

    Not sure what you mean by "tipped"? Cavies can lie in some peculiar positions. Some lie on their belly with feet splayed out behind them, many lie on their side in contorted positions, etc. Is his...
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    Behavior: Re: Grumpiest piggie ever?

    Love that glare! I know it all too well.

    It can take a l-o-o-n-g time for some cavies to come around. It has taken as long as three years for me with lots of hard work.

    One of my babies was a...
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    Hay: Re: Advice on Orchard Grass Hay

    I'd be curious to know the source of your information. Any references? Not challenging, just asking.
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    Re: Sweet dreams, Smuckers

    These little creatures that we love so much are oh, so fragile. I recently had one of my fur babies tell me that he wasn't feeling good and in terrible pain... and three hours later died as my...
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    C&C: Re: Cage Expansion and Cleaning

    Lots of people seem to like the U-shaped cage. Look through the photo gallery and you will find just about every imaginable configuration!
  11. Not Eating: Re: Urgent!! MY PIG IS HOOTING!! Not eating, drinking, moving much.

    I think she meant "help you find a vet".

    Everyone says that hooting is a sign of a heart condition, but my Sparky has CHF (congestive heart failure) and doesn't hoot. Some surefire signs are that...
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    C&C: Re: Cage Expansion and Cleaning

    I have a 2x5 cage with a 2x2 loft and generally have two boars in it. I would expand the cage in a heartbeat, but absolutely have no room. Don't even consider a 1x anything loft, especially for two...
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    Vet: Re: Annual exam needed?

    I take mine in once a year whether they are exhibiting any health problems or not, especially if they are more than two years old. We call it a "well piggy exam".
  14. Thread: Dog pen cage?

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    Cage: Re: Dog pen cage?

    That's a very clever setup......is it yours? My only issue with it is that I don't like having the wire grids next to the piggies. No particular reason except a possibility of them hurting themselves...
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    Vet Costs: Re: Guinea Pig Insurance: Yay or nay? And who?

    Even though this is too late for my current situation with Sparky, it is valuable information for me for the future. As we always say, "it's not a matter of IF your cavy will need vet care, but...
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    How Many: Re: Cage mate passed, get another?

    I tried doing this and Sparky had zero interest in the stuffed animal. I even got one about the size of an adult cavy and virtually the same coloring as his departed brother. I also tried this with a...
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    Re: New Guinea Pig Owner

    Upon checking, apparently BBB no longer carries the desired air purifier. I saw them on Amazon:
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    Re: New Guinea Pig Owner

    There really is no ideal place because every home is different. You want to have the cage in a location where there will be frequent human company and where they get lots of attention. But, use...
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    Fleece: Re: Is dollar store fleece safe?

    I don't recommend no-pill fleece, but that's just a personal preference. Like @ItsaZoo, I prefer blizzard fleece for several reasons: it is a much tighter weave, doesn't pill, tends not to stretch...
  20. Size: Re: I have a cage size delema -- what would you do in this situation?

    The reason you can't visualize it is the way that it's described. I think what the poster is talking about is the type of setup that we often use as an introduction area, a temporary cage or a travel...
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    Play: Re: Ideas for Hideaway/Hut

    I absolutely agree! However, if you have a cavy like my Sparky, a cardboard hidey won't last long. He is absolutely mad for paper and especially cardboard! I used to spend a lot of time creating a...
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    General: Re: Best size bowl?

    With regard to a food bowl, you have received sound advice from other posters. I think we all have had the experience of cavies dragging their bowl across the cage, standing on the edge and flipping...
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    Re: Greetings from Indiana!

    I agree.......great story! :cool:

    With one exception, I have always had neutered boars. I did have a neutered boar/intact sow pairing and they were just the most delightful pair one could ask for....
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    How Many: Re: Cage mate passed, get another?

    I've struggled with the same situation regarding a surviving cavy. Sparky lost his "brother" with whom he had lived since they were four and six weeks old. Chip died suddenly and without warning due...
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    Cleaning: Re: How do I make my cage smell better

    Nothing really jumps out at me. You say, "my room"? Does this mean that they are kept in your bedroom? If so, are the boars also in that room? To my thinking, that is simply too many cavies in a...
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