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    Hay: Re: Can hay cause soft poo?

    Oh I love that idea, I didn't think of going with a smaller box. I was afraid that if I ordered another 50lbs box, I would get the same quality...
    I will definitely try that option!! Thanks
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    Hay: Re: Can hay cause soft poo?

    Thanks LittleSqueakers, that's what I was thinking too. I'm glad that you have noticed the same so I can assume it's the hay. Did you continue using the same hay?
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    Hay: Can hay cause soft poo?

    Hi,

    I have a rescue and have over 20 GPs. Recently I bought a 50lbs bag of oxbow timothy hay and all of their poo changed and I'm wondering if this can be the cause.

    The hay is different, it's...
  4. Thread: Pee pad help

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    Mattress Pad: Re: Pee pad help

    I have a rescue and use liners in all my cages. I have a few piggies that tend to pee on one spot and can get wet and smelly quite quickly but I simply layer pee pads one on top of the other and...
  5. Bedding: Re: Hoping for clarification on bedding for my pigs.

    Hi, I know you wrote this a little while back but in case you are still looking for a solution...

    The trick with fleece is that you need something absorbent under it. Fleece is great since it...
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    Fleece: Re: Many questions about fleece

    Ok I'm not familiar with the flippers. I've never tried them but I know what they are and how they work. They are like pillow cases. To make them rigid you need to insert a piece of coroplast which...
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    Fleece: Re: Many questions about fleece

    Hi tleray, welcome to the wonderful world of Guinea Pigs :D

    I've been making and selling liners for a very long time so I'll try to help you out. Now when you say the Midwest terrace with ramps,...
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    Teeth: Re: Does he need a chin sling or not?

    My vet really specified premolars, she said the first two on each side were the worst, arching and almost touching and trapping his tongue and then the next ones also had to be trimmed but not as...
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    Teeth: Re: Does he need a chin sling or not?

    I've read of a few vets trimming premolars not molars, without anesthesia. She told me it was better because of his age but I'm wondering if the stress they are causing isn't worst for his heart..
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    Teeth: Re: Does he need a chin sling or not?

    Again, you're the best!! Thank you so much! I will definitely start looking for another exotic vet with more experience in dental issues.

    I had a feeling that what she was saying didn't make...
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    Teeth: Does he need a chin sling or not?

    Hi, I'm in need of information and your expertise.

    I have a rescue. This past summer, late July, I rescued an amazing GP called Kiwi. He is about 6.5 yo in pretty good shape and the vet said...
  12. Teeth: Re: Can a GP grind down their molars themselves after they've overgrown?

    Thank you soooo much for your reply. It makes total sense about the coarse hay, I’ll make sure to change it often and continue giving him orchard which is what I’ve been giving all my piggies.

    My...
  13. Teeth: Can a GP grind down their molars themselves after they've overgrown?

    I run a small shelter/rehab for guinea pigs. I picked up two males last week. They were kept in a large-ish bow front glass aquarium with all you can eat pellets but were fed hay occasionally and...
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    General: Re: How to keep food seperate

    By giving them smaller amounts and putting them on a scheduled feeding helps. I have 4 piggies all together and one was a baby. I feed them around 6:30 in the morning 1 tablespoon each in 4 little...
  15. Cage: Re: Show me your C&C table. What do you have it on besides the grid stand?

    The picture I just put up before is for my rescue piggies. My home piggies are on a c&c base. I just noticed that yours don't have bottom grids to stabilize you "legs". I have an L shaped 2x5 with a...
  16. Cage: Re: Show me your C&C table. What do you have it on besides the grid stand?

    I use a LINNMON table top with 4 metal legs that I had cut down to 18 inches. I found my table & legs on the want adds for 30$. They come in different sizes but this one is great as it fits a 2x4...
  17. Dominance: Re: I'm not sure I should leave them together

    thanks again bpatters for all your help.

    We don't have guinea pig rescues around here unfortunately. That's why this rescue contacts me when they get one, which is not very often. I really would...
  18. Dominance: Re: I'm not sure I should leave them together

    thanks bpatters , the baby is back with Mom, neutered Dad and Old Auntie and all is great.

    Now for the foster, I would very much like to get her adopted as a duo, in your opinion, is this still...
  19. Dominance: I'm not sure I should leave them together

    Hi, I need any help and advice you can give me. I have a little female that I'm fostering from this rescue I help out from time to time. They deal more in cats and dogs so they bring me the piggies. ...
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    How Much?: How much parsley is too much parsley?

    I've been looking all over trying to find the answer. I know it's high in calcium, vitamin C and oxalates but also seen that it can be toxic in high doses but with no other information. Does anyone...
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    Injury: Re: Advil & Zyrtec's Medical Thread

    I agree with you interjection but it does sound convincing. It's not just about the pellets, it's also about giving them too much/many veggies. It's also not just about stone and sludge formation. I...
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    Injury: Re: Advil & Zyrtec's Medical Thread

    You say you feed them Sherwood pellets, have you read the science behind it? Dr Sherwood says that if you cut all vegetables from their hay diet, water intake will increase by 400%!!!

    How many...
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      Cage: Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    I've been getting ideas from here a lot and I thought it might be time for me to share. I have 3 girls and a neutered male. When I started I made a 2x3 then quickly upgraded to a 2x4 then moving some...
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    Diet: Oxbow vs Versele-laga and why?

    One of my girls is having gut problems. Sick of meds, I want to go a more natural way. She bloats really easily and has had UTI a few times and constant bouts of softer poo/diarrhea. When I remove...
  25. Behavior: Re: Tips for hay area that pigs don't poop/pee in all the time? Alternative hay feede

    oh so this is new?!? I guess I should pop in a little more often to see what the does and don'ts are....

    sorry
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