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    General: Re: Tissue box for hay feeder

    Generally, the USDA recommends one-time use of egg cartons due to salmonella and other bacteria that can be present in the cartons. Our garbage company will not recycle them, so we end up using them...
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    General: Re: Tissue box for hay feeder

    I wouldn't use a tissue box. There will be tissue fibers left behind that aren't meant to be eaten, there may be a fragrance added, and the glue would concern me. I have used cereal boxes in the...
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    Partners in crime!
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    Not Eating: Re: Pig seems to have trouble eating

    Good luck at the vet appointment today - I hope they are able to take care of the problem.
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Good care and nutritious food really improves their coat and overall health.
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    Nutrition: Re: How good/bad are corn husks?

    I freeze corn husks for my guinea pig. I had 4 of the gallon freezer bags over winter and I have jut a small bunch left. At one point when my guinea pig was ill, corn husks were the only food she...
  7. Thread: Scooter

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    Chat Re: Scooter

    Such a sweet little guy. So sorry you lost him but so glad he had such a good life with you.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Whichever clinic you decide, I wish the best for Smokey's recovery.

    Since both estimates are just that - estimates, I would choose the clinic with the vet who seemed the most capable and caring....
  9. Introductions: Re: How long should they stay in the neutral cage?

    You're not a failure, I would have done the same. That's why I haven't gotten a second pig for mine. She was a single pig who was in foster care after having 2 babies at a young age. She's been very...
  10. Introductions: Re: How long should they stay in the neutral cage?

    Make sure you have several hideys with 2 entrances so one pig can't corner the other one. And it may help to have some fleece fringe or other hanging dividers to disrupt their line of vision so they...
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    Re: New here but not to guinea pigs

    I'm sorry you lost Woodlen. I have a single pig and she is very active, healthy, and social, so Carrie may do okay. I have a homemade 2x3 grid cage on a wood base. The base is made using a half-sheet...
  12. Sick: Re: Small poops & possible throw up?? (I know they can't but still!)

    I agree, they usually have some food in their mouths and will even get some in the water bottle nozzle if they drink right after eating.

    The medicine is probably for pain, unless a tooth was...
  13. Thread: Ants!!!

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    Frustrated: Re: Ants!!!

    The rain brings them out of the ground to the surface and it sounds like they found a place to go in your closet. We had a similar experience a few years ago with heavy summer rains. We're in a...
  14. Loss: Re: Guinea Pig got Bladder stones.. did I do something wrong?

    I'm so sorry you lost Mildred. Stones are a problem and there really isn't a sure-fire way to prevent them. You were feeding her a good brand of hay and pellets, but some pigs are just more prone to...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Is this the first vet that you saw? This one seems to be really working with you to get Smokey feeling better.
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Rescue Pigs Pregnancy Journey

    Congratulations on your new family! I hope everything continues to go well. It's so nice to have the rescue sponsoring little Augustus, and great for everyone that you are taking such good care of...
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    General: Re: Cute and funny things your GP do(es)

    I love the tunnel story! They can be so stubborn and indignant.

    Sometimes when I spot-clean the cage, Lacey gets huffy with the whisk broom. She jumps at it and kind of grunts. She also gets mad...
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    General: Re: Can I Lose my Piggies Trust?

    They usually don’t like their nails trimmed. But most of the time they can be bribed with a favorite food afterward and they get over it. Mine is moody and some days she has a fit about nail trims or...
  19. Hay: Re: Are my guinea pigs acting spoiled or is this hay actually bad?

    Mine does the same thing. As Bpatters said, hay varies based on the cutting. Right now the Oxbow Timothy I have is thick strands and fuzzy tops. So I mixed in some Kaytee Timothy, which is shorter...
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    The same thing happens with Lacey if she gets extra veggies, or if she's playing with the water bottle and drinking more than usual.
  21. How Much?: Re: If my piggies finish their pellets and veggies, what do I do?

    I give mine small amounts of veggies throughout the day, and scatter them in the cage so she has to forage. I also keep corn husks on hand, which I freeze in the fall. Like hay, they are good...
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    Behavior: Re: Guinea Pig is behaving very differently

    This really sounds like mites or some other pain or itching irritation. Does he have a large enough cage for exercise, at least 8 square feet?
  23. Re: hi all I used to be active here a couplen of years back but got in active

    Welcome back. I love the names of your guinea pigs!
  24. Sneezing: Re: Guinea pig sneezing even after talking medication

    Sneezing, coughing, and a clicking sound when breathing are classic symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. If that's the case, an antibiotic is needed as this is a serious illness that will not...
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    Fleece: Re: Worst fleece designs?

    I just read some of my previous posts and realized auto-correct is making me sound like I'm drunk!
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