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  1. Bonding: Re: Bonding - How Long for Introduction to New Pig

    If at all possible, I'd have someone come in to take care of them. Sometimes just a change of cage can upset all the pig relationships, and relocating them a different place would be very stressful....
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    Sick: Re: Guinea pig labored breathing and coughing

    I'm not a fan of separating sick pigs unless it's really a dire situation. They've all been thoroughly exposed to everything in the cage, and the separation just adds to their stress.
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Need Advice for Icky swollen eye

    She might just have a blocked tear duct. If you're able to clean all that goop off, then I'd very very very gently massage just below the eye, in the corner by the nose. Do that a couple of times a...
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    Hay: Re: KMS Bluegrass hay

    You may not see any improvement. All of the Pacific northwest is suffering from drought and fires, and it's a terrible hay season for the whole area. You might want to see if you can find some from...
  5. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    They don't care about privacy, and you don't need to move Honey -- guinea pig sows generally make great aunties.

    But 4x2 is NOT big enough for three guinea pig, much less with pups coming. You...
  6. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Pregnant and nursing sows should get alfalfa pellets -- they need the extra calcium, since the pups will take a huge percentage of it.

    Feed them all the pellets and hay they want, along with some...
  7. General: Re: Cedar rings against moths near guinea pigs?

    If the cedar rings are in your closet and/or drawers, they won't affect the pigs. That's totally unlike living with your nose half an inch from cedar shavings 100% of the time.
  8. Re: Pregnant 5 month old piggie😣totally not intentional!

    She'll probably be fine.

    Here's some info: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/103012-How-can-I-know-if-my-guinea-pig-is-pregnant-And-how-far-along-is-she
  9. Pellets: Re: Changing Pellet Brands: Sherwood Pellets (Yay or Nay?)

    I'm not at home and the link is on my other computer.

    Calcium is the main one to worry about, and the recommendation is to aim for about .4%. The calcium should not come from limestone or...
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    Introductions: Re: Opposite sex, adult-baby introductions

    I'd think it would work just fine. She's likely to be the boss anyway, and she'll be able to keep him in line.
  11. Chat Re: Cool resin soap dish as veggie platter?

    They probably can't chew it. Resin is usually pretty hard.
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    General: Re: Guinea pig possibly pregnant

    They should be ok then unless there's some complication unrelated to age.

    Do be sure to sex the pups and separate the boys from the girls by 21 days of age.
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    Play: Re: Tunnel recomendations

    The plastic is really tough. My pigs tried to nibble them, but they didn't get anywhere with it.
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    Play: Re: Tunnel recomendations

    Every pig I ever had absolutely LOVED these tunnels: https://www.chewy.com/lixit-critter-hollow-small-animal/dp/264627

    They're big enough to move around in, open at both ends, and best of all,...
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    General: Re: Guinea pig possibly pregnant

    Here's a link below to some information. But the crucial question is how old your girls are? The pelvic ligaments start stiffening at about nine months of age, and pregnancy is increasingly more...
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    Nutrition: Re: Need new Vit C source

    You need USDA data -- that's the gold standard for nutritional analysis. That link I gave you will have everything you need.

    But you need to be careful of what measurements they're talking about....
  17. Pellets: Re: Are Oxbow pellets still considered a good brand?

    The only two brands that either this forum or Guinea Lynx recommend in the U.S. is Oxbow or KMS Hayloft. However, KMS Hayloft has had major distribution problems, and they're a small regional...
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    Nutrition: Re: Need new Vit C source

    From the USDA (https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/), 100 grams of each item, then the amount of vitamin C:

    Tomatoes: 13.7 mg of Vitamin C
    Red Bell Pepper: 128 mg
    Yellow Bell Pepper: 184 mg
    Green Bell...
  19. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    What cuties! I love abbys.
  20. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Thanks for taking them in.

    See https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/103012-How-can-I-know-if-my-guinea-pig-is-pregnant-And-how-far-along-is-she for more info.
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    Conditions: Re: Managing osteoarthritis in back legs

    There's not enough research on glucosamine in guinea pigs to say whether it works or not.

    How old is your pig?

    I kept an eight-year-old pig with severe arthritis going for several months on...
  22. Pellets: Re: Changing Pellet Brands: Sherwood Pellets (Yay or Nay?)

    Sherwood is NOT the healthier choice. One of the long-time users and rescuers at Guinea Lynx and I have been following Sherwood since they came on the market. The science behind them is really...
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    Nutrition: Re: Need new Vit C source

    Tomatoes are not high in vitamin C.

    Mint is high in calcium, about the same amount as parlsey. Give it as a treat only.
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    Conditions: Re: Managing osteoarthritis in back legs

    Don't pad it too much. Trying to move on soft padding is harder than on a firmer surface. You don't want a hard surface, but a lot of towels are not the answer. If you've got something waterproof...
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    Re: Hello Everybody, I'm new!

    Welcome!

    But guinea pigs don't live as long as rabbits, while tortoises can live to be 100.

    Do your research. If you want a cute, cuddly pet that will be excited to see you, jump in your lap,...
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