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    Frustrated: Re: Is she pregnant?

    Retained pups are a medical emergency requiring an immediate spay.

    She may not have retained pups -- some pigs will just seem larger than others after delivery, and she may just be a different...
  2. Feet: Re: Hind Leg Paralysis, Sudden Onset , 18-Month Old Female

    Don't overdo the kale and spinach -- you'll just trade one problem for another. Both are too high in calcium and vitamin A to be given regularly.

    The Oxbow supplements, unless you give four per...
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    Adopt: Re: Looking to Adopt Colorado Springs, CO

    Contact them anyway. Guinea pig rescues may be a group of foster homes, not one dedicated place. They may have a pig much closer to you than their address indicates.
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    Adopt: Re: Looking to Adopt Colorado Springs, CO

    There are a bunch of piggies about an hour from you: https://www.petfinder.com/search/small-furry-for-adoption/us/co/colorado-springs/?species=Guinea+Pig
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    Adopting: When you buy a guinea pig...

    When you buy a guinea pig, there's an excellent chance this is what you're supporting:

    From Pennsylvania:


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    General: Re: Guinea pig’s clumpy stools

    I'd cut out the multivitamin tablets. They've got fat-soluble compounds in them, guinea pigs are just balls of fat and fur, and can absorb too much of the fat compounds.

    I'd also cut out the...
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    Diet: Re: Green corn on the cob leaves?

    Throw away the outer layers. Corn is raised with a ton of pesticides, and I think all that has to be taken off. But once you've gotten rid of the outer layer or two, the rest should be OK. That's...
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    Urine: Re: Too much calcium from water?

    The filter replacement costs on the Zero are high if you replace it as often as recommended. And if you live in an area with hard water, you have to replace them even more often than the recommended...
  9. Re: Truffles, my last trooper, passed suddenly today

    I'm so sorry you lost her.
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    Urine: Re: Too much calcium from water?

    Yes, it sounds like you have very hard water.

    I'd ask the grocery store if they can get some without the added electrolytes -- one of the grocery stores in my area sells it both ways. Or you...
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    Cage: Re: Got a new cage my girls love it!!

    I'd ditch the pigloo. There's no air circulation, so they're sitting in and inhaling the fumes from their own urine. A pigloo is just an invitation for one pig to trap another and get its nose...
  12. In Heat: Re: Can someone help me determine if my piggie is pregnant?

    Looks like she may be. 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 some help.
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    Conditions: Re: Room temperature

    If you're comfortable, they'll be comfortable. Haired pigs tend to prefer it cooler rather than warmer, while skinnies need more heat. I kept my house at about 68 degrees, and mine were fine. They...
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    Re: Piggy Obsessed

    Young pigs are not at all necessarily easier to handle or to tame. They're skittish, and require an enormous amount of patience to get them used to being handled. An older pig that's well...
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    Re: Piggy Obsessed

    You're right, three boars is almost certainly doomed to failure.

    A boar as young as the Texel isn't "bonded" in the way we think of guinea pig bonding. He's just too young to start working out...
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    Re: help me sex my baby guinea please

    The picture needs to be much more of a close-up.

    Also see http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm.
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    Hair Loss: Re: Does my guinea pig have mites?

    Fungus. That's not a sign of mites. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html for info on shampoos and how to use them.
  18. Diet: Re: ??Any idea of low calcium and less gassy vegetables???

    ONE THREAD per pig regarding medical problems and issues relating to those.

    I'm closing this thread.
  19. Newborn Pups: Re: Help with sexing, feeding, and info on neutering my new pups

    No. Pigs that don't live together shouldn't be put together for floor time. They don't play with each other, and they're wired to establish dominance every time they meet another pig. It's...
  20. Newborn Pups: Re: Help with sexing, feeding, and info on neutering my new pups

    The males are going to be most unhappy when they're separated, but they'll be together, and they'll survive. It may be easier on you to move them into a separate room until they adjust. There's no...
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    Conditions: Re: Possible pregnancy

    Don't overdo the kale. It's extemely high in both calcium and vitamin A. She's getting enough calcium in the pellets and hay, and she doesn't need nearly that much vitamin A.
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    Sick: Re: Bladder Stone and Constipation

    What do you mean by "trouble pooping?" Guinea pigs are almost never constipated, but pigs with bladder stones are often uncomfortable when they poop. They may whine, or hunch their backs.

    The...
  23. Lump: Re: Lump on Butt of Boar (Spuds Medical Thread)

    Well, a picture would help. Take a good, well-lit close-up and post it, and we'll see if we can offer any opinions.

    Abscesses are not necessarily doughy. Lipomas, which are benign fatty lumps,...
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    Conditions: Re: Possible pregnancy

    Yes, she can be pregnant. Females can get pregnant at four weeks of age, although some do not.

    You should feed her like you would any young pig -- good quality hay, good quality pellets (the...
  25. Diarrhea: Re: My baby is on antibiotics and having diarrhea, help!

    Did you start him back on a full serving of veggies? If a pig has had a digestive upset, the usual thing is to add veggies back one at a time, with 48 hours or so between each new one. Sometimes...
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