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    Injury: Re: Guinea Pig head tilted

    Allenf...as said above, make an appointment with an exotics vet as soon as possible.

    Ask for Benebac if you are given an antibiotic (or buy some on Amazon, chewy, or elsewhere). Benebac is a...
  2. Re: New (sort of) guinea pig owner here...learning as much as I can!

    Welcome to the forum!

    Yes, this forum has lots of great ideas, tips, and advice. Enjoy!
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    Upper Levels: Re: Loft/Built in house

    You can go to the cage store associated with this forum and go to the "Expanding" section for products or ideas.

    I built a cross between a patio and a mezzanine for a section of my 2x10 upper...
  4. URI: Re: How to mix Doxycycline in a carrier and determine dose

    Understandable that you want to avoid the vet fees for a condition you feel confident you already have diagnosed, but I would caution you in trying to create your own antibiotic suspension.
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    Behavior: Re: New pups, need help!

    Make sure you not only separate the adult male and female, but you also remove any male pups at 21 days from any females (including mom).
  6. Re: Guidance needed please - new to guinea pigs

    I am thinking everything that GuineaPigPapa said above as well...

    But...just to be on the safe side I thought I'd ask about how your little one looks. Do you notice any nasal discharge or eye...
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    4boipigs...first I want to say thank you for documenting this journey with Little Bear.

    Bruin and Little Bear were so lucky to have landed in your care. Their life before wasn't fair, but it was...
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    Cage: Re: Advice with water bottles

    I have a front load washer.

    Yes, there is some hair left in the washer after washing guinea pig stuff...but honestly less than when I wash my short hair dog's or long hair cats' stuff.

    I of...
  9. Diet: Re: Questions about diet change with abnormal poops/pee deposits

    Have you tried adding in some oat hay to treat the mushy poops?

    I have always had luck giving my guinea pigs, who have had mushy poop, a nice pile of oat hay when they have needed Benebac. The...
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    Cage: Re: Advice with water bottles

    Yes, unfortunately that is very true.

    Honestly though if these are your first guinea pigs, and with your 9 year old daughter being involved, I would recommend adult pigs anyways.

    Babies are...
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    Cage: Re: Advice with water bottles

    Yep, couldn't have said it better!

    When you have guinea pigs you eventually have to embrace the hay mess within the cage. You can try to contain it, but they will do what they will with it and to...
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    Cage: Re: Advice with water bottles

    Oh, by the way...how old are they? If they are a few week old babies, you should babyproof the cage.

    Just put some cardboard or extra coroplast up the sides to block little bodies from getting...
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    Cage: Re: Advice with water bottles

    Excellent on getting approved for the new pigs! I'm sure your daughter is very excited! Can't wait for pigtures and updates!

    Hey, if the fleece wicks that's great! You are doing terrific! You can...
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    Liners: Re: Side by side liner experiment....

    Have you considered the absorbent material Zorb?

    I have made pads with Zorb and Uhaul. The Zorb works great at absorbing quickly.

    The Zorb pads are also easier on my washer and dryer because...
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    Cage: Re: Advice with water bottles

    The most current fleece I got that wicks great from JoAnn's is antipill PLUSH fleece (not to be confused with regular anti-pill). It keeps it's thickness after many washes so there is a nice cushy...
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    Cage: Re: Advice with water bottles

    Another absorbent material you can use is called Zorb. It can be sewn between two layers of fleece and works great.

    When making large pads (2x5 or 2x6) I think the Zorb is easier on my washing...
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    Sick: Re: Bella lethargic

    My most recent who needed sub q fluids twice a day really squirms and rears up head when being handled. She was a rescue from a really bad hoarding situation.

    So I was really nervous about having...
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    Sick: Re: Bella lethargic

    Thanks for the update @ Artista.

    Have you asked about administering subcutaneous fluids since she is still dehydrated?
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    Not Eating: Re: Pig seems to have trouble eating

    Thank you for the update!

    I hope it continues to heal over the next several weeks. Those abscesses can be nasty for sure. So glad you got him to a vet and are getting it treated properly.

    Let...
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    Sick: Re: Bella lethargic

    GuineaPigPapa...I can't thank you enough for that suggestion with the syringes!

    It used to be a struggle. They hated the short tip of a 10ml syringe and it's impossible to get it where you need it...
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    Pregnant: Re: Pregnancy Watch With Overdue Momma

    I am sorry you feel that I was rude, as that was not my intention...just dealing with facts and trying to help you out with the questions you asked.

    Your pictures clearly show a narrow cage, not...
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    Weight Loss: Re: Baby guinea pig weight loss

    So glad babies are doing well.

    Don't beat yourself up about the baby that didn't make it, just be grateful that mom and all babies didn't succumb to a difficult birthing process. It happens.
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    Pregnant: Re: Pregnancy Watch With Overdue Momma

    What size is the cage? Brand and or measurements?

    A mom and babies should not be housed in a cage considered sized as temporary. They need a large cage suitable for several guinea pigs.

    Many...
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    Pregnant: Re: Pregnancy Watch With Overdue Momma

    I recommend to all waiting for their pregnant mothers to deliver to limit their anxiety waiting for the babies by instead focusing on making sure the new babies have the best chance for survival and...
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    Not Eating: Re: Pig seems to have trouble eating

    Poor Pigsilver...I do hope things improve soon. Very glad you have a vet appointment.

    Thanks for the updates and let us know how things go.
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