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  1. Congested: Re: Info please about nasal polyps in piggy with presumptive URI

    I tend to agree with @bpatters (I usually do) regarding hay. My husband is highly allergic to timothy and we have generally used bluegrass or orchard with no problems.

    One of my current boys,...
  2. Introductions: Re: Introducing a male guinea pig to my two females

    Yes, a month is about right. It takes that long for all the previously manufactured sperm to die and for some of the testosterone to leave his body. He will be more calm with less testosterone.
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    Play: Re: Tunnel recomendations

    A solution that I have used successfully for quite some time is a bent grid covered with an extra large stretchable book cover. Since it's school time, you can find the covers almost anywhere. I tend...
  4. Thread: Tickles

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    Behavior: Re: Tickles

    I can tell that she isn't enjoying herself by her body language. Suggest you use a lighter touch when doing the "tickles". They really are quite delicate and sensitive even though they may appear...
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    Genitals: Re: Bedding stuck in testicle

    Do you have him housed on shavings? If so, switch to some other bedding immediately! The shavings have a tendency to get stuck between the penis and the penile sheath and the poor boy can then either...
  6. Thread: Cloudy Urine?

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    Urine: Re: Cloudy Urine?

    You might find these charts from Guinea Lynx have just the information you're seeking.

    http://www.guinealynx.info/chart.html
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    Shavings: Re: Curse the shavings!!!

    You haven't been around the Forum long enough to know my story, so here goes. Back when I briefly used wood shavings, I had this very thing happen to one of my boars. Fast forward to around the end...
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    Shavings: Re: Curse the shavings!!!

    There is one other significant issue with wood shavings, especially if you have boars. They tend to get the shavings stuck on their penis and then can't retract the penis because the shavings get...
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    Re: Ever in Memory of Friar Tuck

    You're the best! :love:
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    Re: Ever in Memory of Friar Tuck

    Link, please! I have the perfect spot for it.
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    Re: Ever in Memory of Friar Tuck

    And what a lovely tribute it is! Isn't it nice to have a place where others who share your passion for cavies will understand both the pain and the joy that we experience with having them close to...
  12. Thread: Bananas

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    Fruit: Re: Bananas

    Check out this chart on Guinea Lynx: http://www.guinealynx.info/chart.html
  13. Skin Problems: Re: Bald spot found on my guinea pig's right side.

    O.K.......take a deep breath and calm down. You can handle this and your cavies are not in any immediate danger. You have come to the right place by posting on this Forum as there are several very...
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    Re: The forum ate my old account

    Thank you both for the compliment! It has been a problem for me as well since I try to refer to posts that I have previously created which is/was very helpful. I find that I sometimes avoid posting...
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    Re: We will miss you Petunia

    Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Petunia! It's obvious that you were loved a great deal and loved your hoomans in return. :love:
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    Coroplast: Re: Gp completely eating coroplast

    It seems completely random.....some will show little interest in coroplast, and others become obsessed with it. I generally have had cavies who don't have much interest until now. Rascal chews on the...
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    Vegetables: Re: Guinea pig safe birthday cake

    WOW........some very clever arrangements!
  18. Thread: Tips?

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    Bonding: Re: Tips?

    I'm sure that there are others who have far more knowledge of bonding than I do. Just a couple of ideas that I have learned over the years of being acquainted with some top notch breeders as well as...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    So true! It is SO difficult at the time and the pain and heartache seem almost overwhelming. When our beloved Sparky died New Years Day 2020, we were so distraught that we could hardly face the...
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    Bedding: Re: Is Kaytee oder control bedding good?

    I have fleece liners in all of my cage, both main level and the loft. I do have a litter box on both levels which has about an inch of litter topped with a generous amount of hay. I've used the same...
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    Injury: Re: Chippy Eye Removal

    I don't know this to be factual, but my experience says the same. And, when they are in pain, their appetite drops and thus fecal output diminishes as well. I'm surprised the Reglan hasn't had more...
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    Sick: Re: Pappy Pappersons Medical Thread

    Welcome back! Sorry it has to be under these circumstances, but it's nice to have you among us again.

    I suspect that I replied because I had a not-so-senior cavy have a couple of seizures (and an...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Friar Tuck! You certainly were loved and will be missed by all of us.
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    Infection: Re: Neck lump in elderly guinea pig

    Probably not........I must have missed that aspect. It absolutely could be either.....or neither one.

    Thank you, @bpatters for the excellent explanation that I didn't have time to write. I'm deep...
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    Infection: Re: Neck lump in elderly guinea pig

    Whoa! Don't be so quick to think that Sacha is terminally ill when in fact it may be a lipoma which is usually benign. Your description that I quoted would lead one to think that. I suggest that you...
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