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    Vegetables: Re: Bell peppers specifically

    I usually have some pepper strips in the freezer. We had some really hot weather this summer and the frozen peppers must have tasted pretty good. And then I don't have to worry about running out of...
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    Lethargy: Re: Guinea Pig not eating and lethargic

    Is your guinea pig getting vitamin C supplements? Lethargy and lameness can be symptoms of scurvy caused by lack of vitamin C.

    And is he drinking enough water when the temperatures are high? If...
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    Vegetables: Re: Bell peppers specifically

    Mine loves the green peppers when they're frozen, so hopefully that works for you.
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    Re: New Owner Needing Help!

    As CavyMama said, guinea pigs are skittish. They are always on the lookout for danger and their only defense is to hide.

    Do you have a couple of hideys? My guinea pig's favorite is the stacking...
  5. Urine: Re: Blood in cage, excessive drinking, possible stones

    So sorry you are going through this. It’s so stressful. I hope she starts improving and you can get her back home so she can recover.
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    Conditions: Re: Rocking back and forth??

    What it looks like to me is normal breathing, then sniffing and taking quick breaths, then normal breathing again. You would only notice that when he’s laying down. The next time you notice him...
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    Nutrition: Re: Corn husk and low calcium diet

    I freeze corn husks as well. I check at local grocery stores for fresh corn. Sometimes they provide bins for the husks so customers can shuck the corn in the store. I find the husks in the bins, put...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Snickers' Medical Thread

    I don't think you were giving him too much because the recommended vitamin C is 10-30 mg daily. Check your vitamin C package for dosage, but the Oasis drops I saw online listed 8 drops = 30 mg. So if...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Snickers' Medical Thread

    https://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/too-much-vitamin-c-worsens-guinea-pig-arthritis/

    Here is an article on too much vitamin C. The Oasis package says 8 drops is 30 mg which should be plenty if...
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    Play: Re: Freestanding water bottle stand

    I don’t know about the water bottle holder, unless you could somehow use something like an overturned plastic bin for better stability.

    I move my guinea pig between enclosures and I think it adds...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Snickers' Medical Thread

    What is the dosage of vitamin C that you’re supplementing? I ask because too much vitamin C can irritate existing arthritis and cause joint stiffness. It would be easy to give too much in liquid form.
  12. Won't Eat Veggies: Re: My guinea pig won't eat vegetables or pellets.

    It sounds like she never had veggies and just doesn't want to try them. I would try only one veggie at a time, like carrot, and maybe mince it up to see if she's interested. Or try long strands with...
  13. Urine: Re: Blood in cage, excessive drinking, possible stones

    I agree, the water bottle is most likely leaking. And if she's sitting near the bottle, she may be wet from water and not necessarily urine.

    It's good that you have a vet appointment. Depending on...
  14. Newborn Pups: Re: Petsmart Sold Me TWO Preggo Piggies. HELP!

    This happens frequently with pet stores. The breeders aren't responsible and the pet stores may not have anyone there who is an expert with these animals.

    It sounds like you have enough room for...
  15. Re: Do guinea pigs have to be kept in pairs?????

    Guinea pigs indicate happiness by being active, vocal, social, and having a good appetite.

    For example, exploring the cage and hideys while making a chuck-chuck sound. Moving lightweight hideys...
  16. Thread: Scared Rescues

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    Behavior: Re: Scared Rescues

    Another suggestion, make sure you have more than one hidey and that they all have two entrances so one pig can't get cornered by the other. You may even want hay piles in 2 different places. The...
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    Re: Worried, need advice on skin condition

    Fungal infections are difficult to treat, especially if there are other issues such as parasites, or high humidity in the summer. Here is a link to more information that may be helpful:...
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    Weight Loss: Re: Adopted severely underweight pigs

    Well, mine has the same food preferences. She won’t touch yellow or red bell peppers, tomatoes, squash, or green beans. She likes cucumbers but really only likes the peels and will leave the squishy...
  19. Bloated: Re: My guinea pig's body has become unproportional??

    How long have you had your guinea pigs and how old are they? Gestation is anywhere from 60 to 73 days.
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    Weight Loss: Re: Adopted severely underweight pigs

    Hopefully the vitamin C will get Chico’s scurvy in check. I give mine the Oxbow Natural Science wafer and she loves them.
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    Chat Re: Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

    Thanks for the reminder - I need to get this on the calendar. Lacey has been demanding food all day so she must have known it was a special day and I should be waiting on her more than usual.
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    General: Re: Every guinea pig owner needs to know!!!

    There is a lot of good advice here and many experienced people who are always ready to answer questions.

    I will comment on the Switzerland ordinance, which pops up from time to time. Switzerland...
  23. Thread: Best Hay?

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    Hay: Re: Best Hay?

    It sounds like you have quite the furry family! Your cat reminds me of a dog we had, a fox terrier mix. I called her my Velcro dog because she always had to be touching me. Then if I looked over at...
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    Play: Re: New pigs aren't interested in floortime

    Right now they just want to stay safe. My guinea pig is used to changing surroundings because I put her in a larger cage during the day and I move her hideys and hay to a different spot each day so...
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    Hay: Re: Should the hay be sealed?

    It should have some air so it doesn't get moldy. Most of the bags have air holes in them, or you can transfer to an open container. Just make sure it's food safe. I use a large container made for dog...
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