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    Nutrition: Re: Guinea pigs and Vitamin C supplements

    I won't shop at places that sell animals unless it is a dire emergency and I need something right away that the other pet shops around me don't carry.

    I buy my pellets in 10 pound bags and my hay...
  2. Fleece: Re: Fleece will not wick! I've tried everything...

    When you test for wicking, are you using a single layer of towel and a single layer of fleece? If the fleece is bunched or layered it may not wick. Also test for wicking on both sides of the fleece...
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    Grow Your Own: Re: Wheatgrass

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/78378-My-wheat-grass-study-and-results?highlight=my+wheat+grass+study

    I detailed the entire process I used years ago after experimenting to find out...
  4. Stones: Izzy's Medical Thread, Need recommendations (Ovarian Cysts + Stones)

    Izzy and I have had a stressful day, although i'm sure hers has been worse.

    To simplify her medical history, Izzy has ovarian cysts that were unsuccessfully treated with lupron. She is 6.5 so we...
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    Cage: Re: Mistake made with pet store cage

    You can probably return it if you got it at a pet store.
  6. Cleaning: Re: How often to clean my cage? How much bedding?

    If you let us know what city you are in maybe we can help find a place? This forum has people all over the place, they might know of a place.

    Local animal shelters sometimes have pigs as well. My...
  7. Cleaning: Re: How often to clean my cage? How much bedding?

    If you are in the states Jo Ann fabric frequently has fleece sales, and coupons come out all the time. I'm Canadian but I will actually drive all the way down to New York to buy fleece because it's...
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    Supplements: Re: Syringing Oasis C drops

    I actually just got my critical care on Sunday! So just in time :rolleyes: I bought it to supplement, but I guess it's good I have it in case I have to hand feed.

    Izzy has always been a great...
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    Supplements: Re: Syringing Oasis C drops

    We've just returned from the vet. Vet determined the glucosamine is fine and she doesn't have diarrhea. After doing a swab of her vulva the vet came back and said there is a LOT of bacteria in the...
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    Conditions: Re: Experience with aging piggies

    Did you notice any GI issues with Sly when you introduced the glucosamine?
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    Supplements: Re: Syringing Oasis C drops

    Update: I've called my other vet and we are going in for 3pm. I'm very concerned and I want to ensure this isn't a stone as I can feel something near her urethra. I have her out with my on some light...
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    Supplements: Re: Syringing Oasis C drops

    Based on this thread: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/115636-Experience-with-aging-piggies/page5?highlight=aging+pig

    Perhaps 1cc was too much.

    Now I have looked her over and I am...
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    General: Re: 5 Week Old Care Tips

    I feed mine their main salad before I go to bed. They get pellets when the bowl is empty (but never more than 1/2 cup per day for three pigs). My dad is the self proclaimed grass man, he goes outside...
  14. Cleaning: Re: How often to clean my cage? How much bedding?

    Welcome!

    Here is a link to some information for new guinea pig owners! https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners

    A c&c cage is really the best...
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    Supplements: Re: Syringing Oasis C drops

    So this morning when I woke up I noticed her butt was wet. She has a brown crust around her vagina. I don't see any diarrhea in the cage and I've had her out with me for about 45 minutes and she's...
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    Supplements: Re: Syringing Oasis C drops

    I've just noticed Izzy's poops are a little lighter in colour and they seem less moist. Could this be because of the addition of the critical care? She doesn't appear to be in any pain, i'm wondering...
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    Behavior: Re: New guinea pig owner

    Ditto what guinea pig papa said, unlimited pellets are important as they are growing.

    Even in her old age, my girl is a good 1200g/2.6 lbs. My male was over three pounds when he passed.

    With...
  18. Re: How do I convince my parents to get me guinea pigs?

    I am going to have to agree with the above. I got my pigs when I was 15, in eleventh grade. I had a paper route at the time so I had a source of income, and I got a job about 6 months after adopting...
  19. Not Eating: Re: New pig will not eat... Am I just paranoid?

    Chances are he will eat while you aren't there. Definitely cover the cage and put the food and water near a hidie. Try to leave him be for a day or two to let him adjust, avoid trying to pick him up...
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    General: Re: Breathing in pig poop

    Mine have been in my room for 5 years and I'm fine :o
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    Adopting: Re: Adoption panic

    I agree with Bpatters. Please do not buy a pet shop pig! And quarantine is absolutely necessary unless they come from a reputable rescue (not an animal shelter) that deals with guinea pigs. Spent...
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    Supplements: Re: Syringing Oasis C drops

    That's a typo! Oops. I am giving 0.25ml, not 2.5ml.

    Does that sound like an okay amount?

    I've been mixing 1/2 tsp of critical care with 5ml of water, the .25ml of vitamin C and 1ml of the...
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    C&C: Re: Second level on C&C Cage!

    The connectors look fine. I actually don't even use connectors for my loft, and i've never used them when I had a two level cage. I put a 1x2 piece of wood under the top level to support the weight,...
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    Supplements: Syringing Oasis C drops

    I have been supplementing my 6.5 year old pig with vitamin C drops (in addition to a bit of critical care and a liquid glucosamine). I have been giving her 2.5ml of the Oasis vitamin C drops.
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    Supplements: Re: Are these vitamin c tablets okay?

    I had one heck of a time finding vitamin C to supplement my older girl with. My vet was able to give me some liquid vitamin C to give her, which is working out much better than any tablet i've ever...
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