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  1. Thread: Hay Rack?

    by bpatters
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    Hay: Re: Hay Rack?

    Don't tie grids to the side of the cage. Pigs can get in the hay rack, and if startled, can break a leg trying to get out. We've had a few of these over the years.

    But you're gonna have a lot of...
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    Hay: Re: Compressed hay for pigs?

    Just to correct a common misconception about strands of hay... The long stems that the pigs eat are composed of the long strands that are so important for their digestive health. The length of the...
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    Hay: Re: Compressed hay for pigs?

    It's just compressed to make the package smaller.

    The thing I'd worry about is how fresh it is, and how long it's been stored in that plastic. No matter what you do to it, hay is never totally...
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    Re: Accidental possible pregnant guinea pig

    The signs of impending labor are in that link I gave you. Please read it AGAIN, and also the links within it.
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    General: Re: Recently moved, pigs not eating

    Yep. Moving house often upsets them. Just make sure they've got a covered area (something over the top of at least part of the cage) to protect them from the house eagles, and put their food and...
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    Re: nice to meet you

    Here's a thread that may help you: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/103012-How-can-I-know-if-my-guinea-pig-is-pregnant-And-how-far-along-is-she

    But please do not breed your guinea...
  7. Newborn Pups: Re: Baby developing slowly, nursing constantly

    As long as he's gaining, that's a good thing. Keep us posted on how he's doing.
  8. Weight: Re: What scales can I use to weigh my guinea pigs?

    Either will be fine.
  9. General: Re: Is my guinea pig sneezing or expelling air?

    Your indicators that he's doing ok are a stable weight, regular peeing and pooping, and normal activity. Short of an injury, skin condition, or obvious illness, you can usually watch anything odd...
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    What breed?: Re: What breed are my new girls?

    700-900 grams is WAY low for normal sow weight. They come from old textbooks based on lab animals, not pets. Every sow I had weighed just under or over 1300 grams, and both I and the vet thought...
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    How Much?: Re: Veggies and pellets question

    I'd just put the veggies down and let them eat. There's not enough difference in age to worry about separating meals for them.
  12. Newborn Pups: Re: Baby developing slowly, nursing constantly

    He sounds like he might be somewhat developmentally delayed, but it's hard to know. Does he seem to move normally? Can you post a picture of his eyes?

    Four grams difference from another pup...
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    Re: Accidental possible pregnant guinea pig

    Guinealearner1, STOP asking every poster if they think your pig is pregnant. It's been explained to you by more than one person that there's no way for us to be sure from a picture whether or not...
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    Pellets: Re: Piggy hates pellets?

    You'd have to order KMS Hayloft online, either from KMS or Amazon. Oxbow you might find locally.
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    Pellets: Re: Piggy hates pellets?

    A good quality pellet makes sure that a guinea pig has all the vitamins and minerals it needs. It takes quite a bit of effort to make sure they get those things if they're not eating pellets.

    The...
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    Sexing: Re: Could my guinea be pregnant?

    What cuties!
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    C&C Alternatives: Re: Dog exercise pen as a cage?

    I think that's safe, but if you wind up with bar-chewers, you need to keep them from doing it because of the danger of mouth injuries. Most people cover the inside of the cage with plexiglass up to...
  18. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Accidental possible pregnancy in my guinea pig

    Guinealearner1, you've already posted about this pig. In addition, at the top of the page where you started this thread, this is posted:



    This thread is closed.
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    Re: Accidental possible pregnant guinea pig

    We can't guess from a picture. Her size depends to a great degree on how many pups there are. A pig with one pup may only barely look pregnant, while one with several pups will be enormous.

    Did...
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    Cage: Re: Bedding or No?

    There are literally thousands of posts about the beddings that people use, with pros, cons, and general discussion. You'll likely find more than you every wanted to know about bedding in this forum:...
  21. Thread: Cancer?

    by bpatters
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    Lump: Re: Cancer?

    See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html for the creams that are safe to use. Apply sparingly with a q-tip and rub it in well so she doesn't lick any off her nose. If it doesn't improve within a...
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    Re: Accidental possible pregnant guinea pig

    I'd say she's definitely pregnant, and more than 4 weeks. She'd barely show at 4 weeks, if at all.

    See...
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    Bedding: Re: Fleece or wood shavings?

    The thing that would make it easiest to manage Furby's problem is a good haircut.
  24. What breed?: Re: Can you help me determine the breed of my guinea pigs?

    Almost all guinea pigs are mixed breeds of some sort.
  25. Thread: Cancer?

    by bpatters
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    Lump: Re: Cancer?

    If you google "exotic pets okanagan" without the quotes, you'll get several hits on clinics with exotic vets in your area.

    Don't bother with a small animal vet -- that means dogs and cats, not...
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