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  1. Hair Loss: Re: Pulled out a clump of hair when picking up guinea pig

    Did the hair have what appeared to be bits of skin attached to the clump? Do you have a picture of the hair clump?
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    Ramps: Re: New owner looking for advice

    Make sure your ramps are not angled too steeply. You want a nice gradual incline/decline with sides to prevent injury.

    As far as taming a guinea pig... guinea pigs are prey animals and therefore...
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    Injury: Re: Emergency: Bleeding nose

    A car ride will not stress your guinea pig as much as you think.

    I had a guinea pig that needed to be driven over 4 hours to an exotics vet specialist at the University veterinary hospital in...
  4. Newborn Pups: Re: Has anyone seen this before? Very little hair.

    Very cute little one!

    Please make sure they are in a large enough cage for moms & babies. Size recommendations based on amount of pigs you have now can be found on this site or post here and we...
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    Re: Meet my Guinea Pigs!

    Welcome to the forum. What a couple of handsome guys you have there!

    I am sure you want your little guys to have a healthy and happy life, so I would like to make a few easy suggestions which will...
  6. Stones: Re: Guinea Pig 6 years old - Bladder Stone - not sure what to do

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace dear Geegee.

    Welcome to the forum. I wish it was under happier circumstances, but I hope you find comfort amongst friends here on the forum. Take...
  7. Re: Been a guinea pig family for over 5 years now.

    Welcome to the forum!
  8. Stones: Re: Guinea Pig 6 years old - Bladder Stone - not sure what to do

    I can sympathize with you as I am dealing with a similar situation right now with an elderly female who also has Cushing's disease.

    I would advise getting a kitchen scale. They are inexpensive,...
  9. Behavior: Re: I'm not sure if my guinea was killed or died? We are very confused!

    I am sorry for your loss.

    I also want to apologize for the posts lecturing you about where you got your pig, especially while you are grieving.

    My thoughts are her cagemates may have been...
  10. C&C: Re: Good cage size for 3-4 female guinea pigs

    I will always recommend a loft or other usable space to be more than 1x anything. Just 1 grid wide is just too close for pigs to pass and usually leads to aggressive behaviors even in the sweetest of...
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    Re: Sweet baby Ginger

    I am sorry for your loss.

    I understand all too well the pain of losing a beloved pet. Even though you may think you are prepared after a long illness, the pain of loss is hard to shake. Sometimes...
  12. Re: Looking for Guinea Pigs near Chattanooga, TN

    Looks like there are several animal shelters near you who have guinea pigs up for adoption right now.

    Please be prepared with a large enough cage for your new guinea pigs and proper supplies...
  13. Neutering/Spaying: Re: Our pig sammy passed away after ovarian cyst procedure

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    It is difficult to lose a much loved friend.

    Take care...and know that you are amongst friends here. I hope you take comfort in being a part of this forum..
  14. Fighting: Re: Piggie bullying his brothers and I canít fix it!!!!

    I have a female who is very territorial. She will lunge and be aggressive with any other pig if she is in a cage that isn't AT LEAST 3 grids wide (just over 42"). That's just her personality. Give...
  15. Want a GP: Re: I need advice, i rly want a guinea pig and i want to treat it right, any advice h

    Welcome.

    The best advice I can give you is to make the sincere effort to read through this forum. The immense amount of info you need to be prepared and educated is all here.

    I mean truly...
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    Re: My Baby Girl

    I am so sorry to hear Brownie passed away.

    It is so hard to lose a beloved pet.

    Take care.
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    Water: Re: Food stuck in nozzle

    It happens a lot! Check those water bottle spouts frequently. I give them a little tap each morning and night to make sure they are working properly.

    Guinea pigs are notorious for playing with...
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    He is such a handsome guy!! Love that hair and coloring!

    I hope he is better soon. Well wishes are being sent from me and my herd.
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    Grids Re: Swing Grid Questions?

    If you zip tie at each connection and zip tie a few times in the middle, you should be ok to have a sturdy area that will not sag.
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Some drops can sting a bit right after applying. I would wrap my pig in a towel, do the drops and keep their feet carefully tucked in the towel so she couldn't paw her eye. I would give her some...
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    Grids Re: Swing Grid Questions?

    My cage:
    level 1 is a bottom grid layer for storage. There are spaces for 6 bins on each of two sides. The center is completely gridded to allow for a stable structure and I have grids flat to the...
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    Eyes: Re: Little Bear's ouchie eye

    Just curious if you have asked to be referred to a veterinarian eye specialist?

    I had not really thought about this speciality until our vet referred us to one for one of our guinea pigs who had...
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    Bonding: Re: Bonding my boars

    How big is the cage?

    I have found making a cage a minimum of 3 grids wide gives more territorial pigs the space they require not to nip at anyone walking by.

    Is it a single level or does it...
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    Re: Ever in Memory of Friar Tuck

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful boy.

    Thank you for sharing this with us and for sharing Friar Tuck's medical journey with us. Through your love for Friar Tuck, you and he have helped so many...
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    Cleaning: Re: Toilet Training(???) or Management

    Guinea pigs poo where they sleep, eat and walk... basically all the time, everywhere.

    Of course you will find more of an accumulation of poo in the areas they like the most, so a favorite bed and...
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