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  1. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    Don't let them lay next to the ice itself. They'll get wet, the bedding will get wet, and in the heat, you can have fungus growing in no time. That's the purpose in freezing the water in a...
  2. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    I wouldn't. They probably won't chew them anyway.

    You can put ice in their water bottles so they've got cool water. And do make sure they've always got fresh cool water, especially when the...
  3. Cage: Re: Want to get a C&C cage, but worried about dog and cat

    Actually, it's a LOT easier, and a lot more sturdy, to use closet shelving for a lid. The home improvement stores will cut it to the length you need, and it comes in several widths. You can get two...
  4. Thread: Hay too old?

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    Hay: Re: Hay too old?

    Hay maintains nearly all of its nutritional value for two years, then slowly declines thereafter.
  5. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    peanny77, I'm certainly aware of what @Domies the pigs meant by "eastern." But I still think it's funny.
  6. Re: Hi I知 new and I have some worries about my New Guinea pig

    It's all normal. But you should keep a close eye on him, because pet store pigs are often sold when they are ill.

    You should also immediately turn them over and compare their private parts,...
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    General: Re: does my guinea pig have an eye problem?

    XpancakeX, you can edit your posts for up to 10 minutes by clicking the Edit Post icon at the bottom. That way you don't have to make a new post every time you have a new thought.

    I'd just watch...
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    General: Re: does my guinea pig have an eye problem?

    Post a picture, please.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    I'd give them the calculated dose. A lower dose just won't get rid of the parasites, and you'll have to do more doses.

    In all my years with guinea pigs, I've never known one to have problems with...
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    The 947 gram pig is so close to one kilogram that we can use that to calculate the dose. The other one will need about 10% more.

    I see that Lynx has included the dose for sheep drench, so that...
  11. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    You need a long strand grass hay. (Note that does NOT mean that the STEMS of the hay have to be long. It refers to the fibers inside the stem.) Common long strand grass hays are timothy, orchard...
  12. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    You can if you want. The biggest problem will be if she has one large pup that blocks the birth canal and can't be delivered. Any attempt to save her in that situation would require a exotic vet...
  13. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    There's a ton of information here: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners
  14. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    Are you buying hay in small bags at a pet store or someplace like Walmart? If so, not only is it generally the dustiest you'll ever run into, it's also the driest and by FAR the most expensive.
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  15. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    Celery and parsley, especially parsley, are very high in calcium. Too much calcium can contribute to bladder stones, which are painful for your pig AND your pocketbook. Pregnant pigs do need extra...
  16. Re: Hi I am new!! and I also have a few questions

    Welcome!

    Here's a thread with some good information for newbies: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners

    I'm really concerned that vet said you...
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    Yep, that's what you'll need.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    You're definitely going to need a better syringe than that. You need a 1 ml syringe marked off in tenths.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    How much does your pig weigh? And do you have a small syringe without a needle? If not, a pharmacy will probably give you one.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    That's probably the very hardest stuff to calculate correctly. I don't have time to do it right now, but let me work with a dose calculator and see what I can figure out.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    What strength is the cattle drench stuff? Some of that is for 1200 pound horses, and it takes a LOT of careful dilution to get to a safe dose for a guinea pig.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    Yes. Get the .5% or the 1% kind -- it's far easier to measure, and you're far less likely to overdose them. You can apply any of it behind the ear, even the injectable and oral stuff.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    That's not mites, that's lice. Mites are microscopic, and can't be seen.

    First off, don't use any more PestAvert. It doesn't have the necessary chemicals to kill the bugs. And, it's a spray on,...
  24. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    A 3x2 will be ok while the pups are still very small. But keep an eye on their ears -- those are usually the first things that get attacked if the sow is feeling crowded. However, if you keep any...
  25. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    You'd do better to substitute red or green leaf lettuce for the celery and parsley. They're both high in calcium, and the young guinea pig food should have all she needs.

    You can check the pelvic...
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