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    Rescued Rat Isnt Handtame Please Help

    So a few months ago I brought home a pair of rats from our local shelter. They were born there and there was no time to hand tame them there. They were the last of their litter, seniors. People...
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    General: Depressed Guinea Pig

    Our Guinea Pig, Wally, has been very depressed since his buddy Gobo passed away in December. I have moved him into the living room so he can have more interaction with us, but he still seems quite...
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    Special Needs: Sick guinea pig help

    While my husband and I were away, our son's old guinea pig had maybe a stroke. When I looked in on him yesterday I realized that he is emaciated, has limited mobility, and is now blind. He has...
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    Re: Local shelter overrun with rabbits!

    There are some regular sized dwarf rabbits, but the big ones are probably 20-25lbs each. I asked about putting up an outdoor area for them so they could be out during the day, but vandals would...
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    Local shelter overrun with rabbits!

    None of the nearby rabbit rescues have any space so we are caring for them as best we can. Problem- the rabbit room is small, some of the rabbits are very big and none have cages big enough. ...
  6. Tumor: Re: Deciding if surgery is the right choice

    Kitimat bc, Canada
  7. Tumor: Re: Deciding if surgery is the right choice

    We are up north.there are exactly 4 vets within a 5 hour drive of us, and none are experienced with small animals. I know because I called and asked once when I had a sick rabbit. So this is the...
  8. Tumor: Deciding if surgery is the right choice

    Our favorite guinea pig, RC, has a tumour like growth on his side/belly. It is quite bad and started bleeding yesterday, so today, we took him in to see the vet. We hoped it was an abscess. The...
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    Cleaning: Re: bed sheets for easier cleaning?

    I like the shower curtain idea, I may just try that instead of a sheet! Pigglelove, I use safe shavings, no worries there. The problem I have with fleece, and maybe it's because they are boys, but...
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    Cleaning: bed sheets for easier cleaning?

    I am going to expand the Wheekers 2x4 into a 3x5, and since my children are the ones who clean the cage I was thinking of ways to make it easier to clean when they won't be able to reach all the...
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    C&C: So crazy it just might work.

    The main problem we have with our c&c cage is the floor space it takes up. In a house with 6 people, 2 dogs and 3 little guinea pigs, you can imagine how that might be a problem. Our house has 2...
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    General: Re: What if I grew a grass box for them?

    I'm going to give it a try! I'll update more when I have a plan :)
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    General: What if I grew a grass box for them?

    I have this litterbox for hay for my wheekers. It suddenly occurred to me that maybe I could plant a litter box with grass, like an indoor lawn for them. Their droppings would self-fertilize it and...
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    Wood Pellets/Chips: Re: Wood pellets?

    Is it comfortable for their feet?
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    Wood Pellets/Chips: Wood pellets?

    When you say wood pellets, what do you mean? Wood stove pellets?
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    Fleece: Re: Vaccuming/sweeping help!

    We are moving our pigs into a refurbished chinchilla cage, so our fleece is a whole fleece blanket, until I can get some coro and find the time to sew fleece flippers. I will try the bricks, and that...
  17. Thread: Chirping

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    Say What?: Re: Chirping

    Interesting. They haven't chirped since that one time, at least that I have heard.
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    Fleece: Vaccuming/sweeping help!

    I find it so frustrating when trying to sweep or vacuum the fleece, it shifts around or gets sucked up the vacuum hose, and the little poos all just roll away. So aggravating, especially when I am...
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    I still miss you, George

    George passed away about a month ago, he was really sweet and gentle. We have 3 other piggies, but George was my favorite. I didn't think I had gotten that attached to him, but today I am really...
  20. Thread: Chirping

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    Say What?: Re: Chirping

    We use both floors equally. They get lots of interaction. Of the 3, only RC seems to be really interested in people, Gobo and Wally wheek their heads off for food, but don't enjoy being touched at...
  21. Thread: Chirping

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    Say What?: Re: Chirping

    No one was fighting. When I went to check on them-because at first I was still dreaming and thought a bird flew down our chimney- RC was in the hay box eating, Gobo was hanging by the water bottle...
  22. Thread: Chirping

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    Say What?: Chirping

    So at an ungodly early hour this morning, one of my guinea pigs decided to take up the pastime of chirping. Loudly. I'm sure I would have found it adorable had it been after sunrise, but as it is I...
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    Cage: Re: Cage for 2 to cage for 3

    Thanks, Lissie, George was my favorite, sweet and gentle. I really like that second design, I'll have to see if I can fit it into the room they will be living room. Another option I have is an old...
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    Cage: Cage for 2 to cage for 3

    So after our boy, George, passed away, we took in a pair of boys named RC and Wally as new friends for Gobo. So we have gone from 2 boys in a 2x4 cage, to 3. I was thinking I would build a new...
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    Fleece: burrowing and fleece flippers

    I am planning on making some fleece flippers for my pigs. I used to use fleece and my pigs would burrow underneath it, which I did not like. Are they likely to burrow under fleece flippers?
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