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    Bedding: Re: Fleece or wood shavings?

    You really should consider giving Furby a haircut, especially during the summer. Check out this thread and the post that I made thereon:
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    Bedding: Re: Fleece or wood shavings?

    The short answer is "no". When it comes to a handheld vac, you absolutely get what you pay for. The one I use isn't cheap, but it has all the requisite features for a vac that will last and that you...
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    C&C: Re: Amazon c&c grids

    Your best bet when working with Coroplast is to use a high-temperature glue gun. I find it invaluable for all sorts of projects and none more so than cage construction. The glue dries very quickly...
  4. Keeping Cool: Re: Summer haircut, and guinea pig doesn't drink much water

    Do you by chance have a Costco membership or know someone who does? I bought my hair cutting kit from a Costco (it's not available online) for around $30. It has everything that you will need...
  5. Keeping Cool: Re: Summer haircut, and guinea pig doesn't drink much water

    A temperature of 77⁰F is approaching too warm for a haired cavy and anything above 80⁰F can be downright deadly, especially if they can burrow under fleece. I would continue to provide the cold...
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    Sick: Re: Elevated liver enzymes

    Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Chewy! Sparky sends his best for your new and peaceful journey. You must know how much you were loved.
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    Pellets: Re: Guinea Pig Won't Eat Pellets

    It's not as though these pellets are your only option, and the simple fact that Snickers simply doesn't like them despite repeated attempts to entice him. Why not consider donating the pellets to a...
  8. Size: Re: What's a better layout for 5 sows - 14x2 (L-shaped) or 7x4 (rectangle)?

    A 2x anything cage quickly becomes too small. If I had the room I would certainly go wider than two grids. There are many configurations that you can make with three grids wide which is generally the...
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    Introductions: Re: Female and male pigs living together?

    Neutering is quite safe when done by a cavy saavy vet. :cool: I have literally had all my boars neutered with no problems. Of course, it IS a surgery and all surgeries carry risks, but the risk...
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    Sick: Re: Elevated liver enzymes

    To add thoughts to my previous post.......

    As you know, the gallbladder stores bile which is made in the liver and secretes it into the digestive system when triggered, to aid in digestion and the...
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    Sick: Re: Elevated liver enzymes

    You really have little to fear with regard to giving him pedialyte. It is simply an electrolyte solution to replenish those lost in diarrhea, dehydration, etc. It does have a little dextrose added...
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    Sexing: Re: Could my guinea be pregnant?

    I think you already have it figured out. Cinnamon looks as though she is going to pop any minute! Toasty also appears to be pregnant. And, oh yes, Dulce is a boar. ;) If I'm not badly mistaken, those...
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    General: Re: Boar cleanings?

    Thank you. That is language that an 8 y.o. might use........and an 8 y.o. isn't old enough to have an account. Same for words like wee, poo, etc. We should all be adults here....let's use appropriate...
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    General: Re: Boar cleanings?

    Do a search for anal sac cleaning videos. There are at least two good ones here on the Forum.
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    C&C: Re: which water bottle should i get?

    Many water bottles leak and I find that it is the individual bottle, rather than any specific brand. I've tried a lot of different water bottles, but admittedly not the Choco Nose.

    I use the...
  16. Thread: Grooming?

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    Grooming: Re: Grooming?

    Please don't start a new thread for every one of your questions. Try to keep most of your questions confined to one thread so people can keep track.

    Be aware that this Forum has a good search...
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    Urine: Re: Different coloured wee?! Is it normal?

    The orange color could simply be normal. Often when urine sits for a while and oxidizes, it becomes an orange/brown color. OTOH, it could be the result of something she ate, but I've never seen my...
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    Grooming: Re: Ear cleaning fluid?

    I guess it's just me, but I wouldn't go near my cavies with mineral oil.....too likely to have ingredients that I don't want to put in their bum nor their ears.

    I was taught how to clean cavy ears...
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    Size: Re: Cage size for 3 guinea pigs

    That sounds like an excellent idea.
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    Sick: Re: Elevated liver enzymes

    What a cutie he is! Love those piggy lips!

    I wish I had some input for you, but with all the various issues my cavies have been through, I have no experience with elevated liver enzymes. I did a...
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    Diet: Re: Advice on guinea pig diets!

    What is the recommended dosage?
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    Diet: Re: Advice on guinea pig diets!

    I'm afraid that I disagree with much of what has been said regarding Vit. C and the way to administer it. NEVER, EVER put it in their drinking water! It quickly loses its potency and your cavies...
  23. Re: RIP Cricket and Squirrel (A cautionary post on pregnancy)

    I am so sorry that you and the girls had to go through this. :sad:

    We love our furry little friends so much, and yet their lives are often cut short for any number of reasons. We hooman parents...
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    Size: Re: Cage size for 3 guinea pigs

    Sorry to say this but you seem to be dead set on building this cage your way despite the advice of those far more knowledgeable and experienced. Why are you plunging ahead without considering what is...
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    Re: Guinea Pigs fighting and separate them

    What she is referring to is that you have all your fleece forests on the same side of the cage. Stagger them so that one is on one side of the cage and the next is on the opposite...
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