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  1. Re: What Products Do YOU Use/Like/Recommend?

    Tunnels are really good toys. There are lots of shops on Etsy that carry them as well as others elsewhere. Piggies are naturally explorative and since they can run through it, it doesn't really take...
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    Hay: Re: Most important quality?

    I forgot to add: aside from the look and the smell and all that, if you decide to try a bale directly from a farm, check for dust. I got one once that was so dusty I had to throw it out, even though...
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    Grids Re: I am seriously done with grids!

    Or making the plexi glass only come up to a certain height (12 inches or so), and leaving the rest open? Even with holes you really can't get enough ventilation.
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    Hay: Re: Most important quality?

    Once you try KMS it really is hard to go back to Oxbow. :) The Kaytee stuff looks greener because they use color additives, or so I've heard. Try Oxbow orchard grass, if you can -- it's usually very...
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    Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Stubborn, Black Nailed Guinea pig!

    Carrots are so helpful for nail trimming if no one can help hold your piggy. I kind of alternate between putting them on the countertop and holding, I move them from one to the other depending on...
  6. Rehoming: Re: Can't rehome: How much human interaction do pigs need?

    Try to gives as much floor time as you can. I'm having the same problem; full time student, I work part-time, and I run my own business as well. As others have mentioned, piggies don't really desire...
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    Cage: Re: Moving - clever ways to hide the cage

    Ugh, that's absolutely terrible. Have they ever SEEN a guinea pig? They're not exactly pests..... I'm very lucky in that in my area, everyone who's said "no pets" has laughed at me when I mentioned...
  8. Re: A little hesitant about posting this...sorry

    I see both sides on this one. First, it is a little off-putting when you join, and a little unnecessary. A huge volume of members on this site are kids, and this is the internet. Kids aren't always...
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    Fleece: Re: Few questions

    I know the people you linked. A friend bought one of their cage liners. It's actually very thin, so the smell starts pretty quickly. I make them myself, but use an extra layer of absorbent material....
  10. Thread: Igloos

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    Re: Igloos

    You'll want five hideys for four pigs. I like to use this as one of mine: Amazon.com: Penn-Plax® Guinea Pig Castle Hide-Away®, Large: Pet Supplies It's like a pigloo, but with two entrances to...
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    General: Re: Cuddle Cup/Hidy/Tunnel/ Toy Ideas?

    I don't hand sew anything on my tunnels. It's just a double row of topstitching over a cuff that's been rolled twice to hide the unfinished edge. It's murder on a home sewing machine. If you don't...
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    General: Re: Cuddle Cup/Hidy/Tunnel/ Toy Ideas?

    I actually haven't made cuddle cups yet -- I just haven't found a design I like, yet, for it. Mine love it when I flip their cuddle cup upside down and let them hide under it! As for my tunnels and...
  13. Cage: Re: How much have YOU had to rearrange to fit your C&C?

    My bedroom is practically built around the pig cage! There was a perfect amount of space for my sewing desk and another desk for my live-in boyfriend, but instead the bed is lofted, his desk is under...
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    General: Re: Cuddle Cup/Hidy/Tunnel/ Toy Ideas?

    Here's a link to my shop listing on Guinea Pig Zone. I make lots of guinea pig "toys" -- tunnels, fleece corner forests, and cozy sacks for cuddling and hiding. Penny Gig Designs

    My veggie staples...
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    Rescue(s): Re: Piggie Poo Taking Over Petco

    That's such good news to hear! Yeah, Petco has taken a real step up to help out in my area, where very few shelters and no rescues will accept small animals. From what I know, there's a ferret rescue...
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    Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Tips Trimming black nails!

    I'm pretty lucky: I have one pig with one black foot. My strategy is to shine a light underneath (ok, and I'm a scaredy cat, I leave the nails a little longer). I know someone who clips a lot of...
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    Behavior: Re: my guinea pig bit me :(

    Honestly I'm just thinking it means she doesn't like being held that way. Guinea pigs chew on things when they're distressed. Mine pulled all the stuffing out of her cuddle cup when she was sick. The...
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    Ramps: Re: Providing traction for my ramp

    I got a six pack of little carpet squares that were meant for traction on steps -- they were just about the right size for my bent grid ramp. I'm planning on replacing my carpets when they're nasty,...
  19. Thread: Hiding

    by Holly&Fred
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    Behavior: Re: Hiding

    They'll warm up to you. Instead of removing their houses, which will put them more on edge, try putting your hands in the cage all the time. Whenever you walk by, adjust the hay, add food, whatever...
  20. Thread: Fleabane?

    by Holly&Fred
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    Forages: Re: Fleabane?

    kathlaaron, I wish it were mine, I just found it on the internet. :) When I reposted it because of how awesome it was, I got a comment about it then. To me, he looks like as he's getting ready to...
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    C&C: Re: Evaluate My Cage! Version 3.0

    I love it! Very nifty. I recommend cutting those toilet paper tubes down the center lengthwise if they're not already, guinea pigs can get their heads (and bodies, if they're good) stuck if they're...
  22. Thread: Fleabane?

    by Holly&Fred
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    Forages: Fleabane?

    Is fleabane OK for guinea pigs to eat? I haven't found any info here or on Guinealynx. This question came up when I forwarded the photo below, and someone recognized the plant and raised the...
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    Coroplast: Re: 36 inches by 72 inches at Home Depot

    Beautiful cage! What are you using for ramps?

    I stopped doing business with SABIC after they quoted me $10 on the phone for coro and by the time I drove up the same day, the price had gone up to...
  24. Hay: Re: Where and how to store hay/where to buy hay.

    For me 25 lbs of hay lasted 9 months. Most bales are 35-50 lbs.

    I store my hay in a plastic container indoors with the lid off. I try to fluff the hay up as much as possible so there will be as...
  25. Hay: Re: Where and how to store hay/where to buy hay.

    I had a bad experience buying locally recently. I'm trying another farm this week. The first one told me the hay I was getting was orchard grass, which doesn't have seed heads. Whatever I have is...
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