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    Re: My guinea pigs

    They are absolutely darling! The food association is cute:D Welcome!
  2. Conditions: Re: Moving Cross Country, Pig Status Declining

    In addition I would just make sure the piggies aren't getting too hot. Guinea pigs are very sensitive to high temperatures (80 degrees can be very dangerous) so make sure in addition to having water...
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    Parasites: I think we've got fleas - precautions?

    Hi all,

    So this is the first summer we'll be having in our new house - and I think we've got fleas. Me and my sister were hanging out in the yard and she's now got all of these small red bumps. I...
  4. Size: Re: Expanding my cage, but how big is too big?

    Thanks for the information, guys, and thanks @Soecara for the advice about the size being manageable. I will definitely take that into consideration more.
  5. Size: Expanding my cage, but how big is too big?

    Hey guys,

    So my two boars, Domino (6) and Carl (1 1/2) are in a 2x4 c&c. However, I have noticed that they both could use some extra space, and while they don't fight they sometimes just look...
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    Sick: Re: I think my guinea pig has my flu!

    But since he's been wheezing on and off and we've seen the vet since then we know it's not always an emergency. Do you have any opinions on the flu? That would very helpful.
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    Sick: I think my guinea pig has my flu!

    QUICK BACKSTORY ON DOMINO: 5 years old, has wheezed on and off in the past which we think may be a heart problem but are awaiting an ultrasound from the vet, has knee arthritis and is on meloxicam.
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    Medications: Loxicam for dogs, is it safe?

    Hello everyone,

    So we took Domino to the vet two days ago, and we found he had some arthritis. The vet prescribed him some meloxicam, but when I took a look at the meloxicam, it was Loxicom and...
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    Re: Good Christmas presents for my piggies

    Aww so sweet! Maybe purchasing some fancy botanical hay, I know they have seasonal blends, too ;) Maybe some homemade chew decorated like snow flakes?
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    Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Tips on cutting black nails?

    What I do is to first cut the white nails, then I have an idea of how much to cut off for the black nails. I just wing it then, maybe cutting slightly less of the black one.
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    Introductions: Re: Am I doing this right?

    I hope I'm not too late, but for now I think you should separate them. Any bloodshed and I would separate them.
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    How Many: Re: Does Charlie need a friend?

    Aww, what a big boy! Such a cutie!

    Yes, I would get him a friend. It's never too late! This summer I got my 4 year old pig a bud, he was about 1 month old at the time, maybe a bit older. He's now...
  13. Frustrated: Re: Flies in my pig cage!! Can anyone help figure out what kind they are?

    Also, one more thing, be sure to check your pigs for fly strike! It's incredibly dangerous ad could cause serious damage to your pigs.
  14. Frustrated: Re: Flies in my pig cage!! Can anyone help figure out what kind they are?

    Yikes. Sorry you have to deal with this. I don't know how I could handle it, especially since I share a room with the pigs!

    What I would do first, is give the cage a DEEP cleaning; wipe down...
  15. Re: Looking For Local Pet Shops To Buy From! (Chicago)

    Check out Critter Corral, they may have some foster homes near you. After a quick search on Adoptapet.com, I found these girls too in Libertyville...
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    General: Re: Minimum supplies for evacuation?

    Stay safe <3
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    Dominance: Re: My guinea pigs are rumbling A LOT

    Ditto lisa325 try to include more tunnels and/or hideys with two entrance/exits. Also make sure their cage is nice and big; don't clutter it too much. Only one of my boys rumble struts, the 4 years...
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    Re: I refuse to buy ________ at the petstores!

    I refuse to buy pets from Petstores, but also chew toys!

    I personally love supporting small shops, and they have WAY cuter items than what you'd see at Petco. Playtime Little Critter Creations...
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    Re: Introducing: Artemis and Luna!

    Awww, they are SUPER cute! Artemis has such a gorgeous coat! And I love Luna's white stripe! Also, love the names, Sailor Moon vibes hehe ;) And it's so lovely of you to give these cuties a home, I...
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    Pellets: Re: KMS pellets look very weird

    Kelsie thank you for your suggestion, I tried it last night and it seems the boys are eating it now. They have also been doing the same thing as your pigs: leaving some in the bowl, and kicking them...
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    Pellets: Re: KMS pellets look very weird

    bpatters I'm pretty sure he didn't bight on the walls because he never does that and he's such a laid back, lazy piggy. Pellets was only an idea, but thanks or the information on chewing. That is...
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    Pellets: Re: KMS pellets look very weird

    UPDATE: Tonight while syringe-feeding Domino's vitamin C, I've noticed that he has broken his teeth. Im pretty sure it's from those rock-hard pellets. He and Carl don't have any scabs, so I don't...
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    Pellets: Re: KMS pellets look very weird

    @Kelsie My guinea pigs are starting to eat them now, but they never finish the bowl and aren't as eager to eat them anymore. I think within a few weeks they will get used to it, but I can tell they...
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    Pellets: Re: KMS pellets look very weird

    I forgot to reply to this thread, but KMS got back to me within a day and told me that their pellet mill can be inconsistent, but the formula is still the same. I'm personally still not happy with...
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    Pellets: KMS pellets look very weird

    Hi everyone,

    So I recently purchased some KMS pellets, and when I opened it, I noticed that the pellets were much shinier and longer than usual; the pellets are usually very short and have a...
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