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    Behavior: Does Your Pig Snarl?

    I know this might sound ridiculous, but I'm curious if anyone else has a snarling pig. I think one of my pigs snarls.

    Fitzroy snarls when I have to trim his nails, clean his chin, comb his fur or...
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    Skin Problems: New Rescue May Have Skin Issues

    We rescued a new boar on Sunday (pictures and intro to come shortly). I think he may have parasites based on observation over the past few days.

    Some of the symptoms I have observed - he hates...
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    Looking for a Male - NYC Area

    One of my males recently lost his cage mate. He seems so lonely and I think he would benefit from a new cage mate.

    I would prefer a younger boar, but would be willing to take in an older one as...
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    Alton G. Pigg, Goodbye

    This morning, Alton G. Pigg passed away. He wasn't sick, but he was an older pig when we got him so I think it was just his time. Yesterday morning he was popcorning for his salad, then last night he...
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    What's Happening?

    At the top of the forum is a section titled "What's Happening" and includes the newest posts, social groups, and blog posts. Curiosity is eating away at me... what do the blue and yellow boxes next...
  6. Thread: humping

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    Behavior: Re: humping

    Alton used to go crazy for that stuffed guinea pig they had at IKEA for a while. Him and Winston would fight so much over whose turn it was when they would find her in their cage, it was ridiculous....
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    What is Wrong with Me?

    I am having some sort of emotional turmoil. I just wish I could shake myself and scream. I have been carrying this guilt on my back for a long time now and it weighs me down so much. I feel so...
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    Skin Problems: Redness from Playing with Hay Basket?

    Winston DuWheet has a little bit of red skin on the back of his neck and I am at a loss as to how or why it is there, but I have a theory.

    The skin is not broken, dry, crusty, scabby, losing...
  9. Thread: humping

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    Behavior: Re: humping

    I have six boars and I think I have seen everything.

    They hump items in their cage all the time. Beds, cushions, toys, each other, even ice packs in the summer! Occasionally, they even do...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Did I do the right thing?

    Fortunately, Colorado has pretty comprehensive animal laws concerning pet stores and luckily, it covers guinea pigs. Pet stores in Colorado must be licensed and if they do do comply with the animal...
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    Re: Prairie Dogs?

    That's really unfortunate that she has relied on others to care for her animals, due to her own irresponsibility. It's sad because it's people like this that keep getting animals and then not caring...
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    Pet Stores: Re: Pet Store Piggies - so sad

    The simplest thing you can do to help is to support pet stores that do not sell live animals.

    Do not give that pet store any additional profits and do not purchase an animal from there. Find an...
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    Re: Prairie Dogs?

    I think your burrow idea is good and may be helpful - just be sure they don't eat the plastic bin. They are natural chewers.

    Prairie dogs eat raw veggies, such a corn, carrots, leafy greens,...
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    Play: Re: Depressed piggy?

    It may be more than just being lonely. While that may be one reason your piggie is depressed, there could be a more serious issue going on.

    Does your piggie show any signs of being sick? Has you...
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    Re: Prairie Dogs?

    I can't find anything doing a search. You might contact these organizations and ask them what you could do:

    Prairie Dog Coalition

    Prairie Dog Lovers

    They may have some contacts in Ohio or...
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    Re: Prairie Dogs?

    I'm not sure a zoo would be willing to take the prairie dog in. I would think that the prairie dogs in the zoo already have an established family colony and may not welcome a new addition.
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    Re: Prairie Dogs?

    Personally, I don't think keeping a prairie dog as a pet is ethical.

    They are extremely social animals that live in large colonies, usually made up of family members. Not to say that you are...
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    Newest Posts

    I am wondering if there is a way to get an email notification when a new thread is started.

    Right now, I receive a daily email around 3:00 am with a summary of the new and updated threads from...
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    I Need Good Food!

    I am wondering if there is anywhere I can find a list of companies that do not genetically modify or pump hormones or excessive preservatives into their foods. :yuck:

    I am so tired of being sick...
  20. Re: Hurray! First Ever Animal Abuse Registry

    Check out this chart from the American Humane Society detailing animal abuse laws:

    HSUS State Cruelty Chart

    I am so disappointed that even the state I live in (NY), the state that just passed...
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    Yes, it always stuns me how easy animal abusers get off the hook. Almost like a slap on the hand. It's terrible.
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    Re: Photo contest :)

    Oh darn - I missed it!
  23. Hurray! First Ever Animal Abuse Registry

    I think this is such a breakthrough. Suffolk County (NY) has approved the first ever animal abuse registry:

    CBS New - Animal Abuse Registry

    I think this is so important because of the many...
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    Dominance: Re: Three pigs working out the order.

    I have six boars now, I used to have seven before Byron passed. The boys live peacefully in pairs, but it took me many worrisome introductions to get them into that sort of arrangement.

    Working...
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    Upper Levels: Re: Upper levels... Without zipties?

    Here are some releasable cable ties on Amazon:

    Releasable Cable Ties

    Big Lots is a discount chain store. I think it sells closeouts, I haven't been to one in awhile. They used to be called...
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