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    Bullying: Re: Introductions are not going well!

    Did you wash all the fabric and all the hideys? Water bottles? Food dishes?

    Have you taken all the hideys out and draped fleece strategically across the cage to break up the lines of sight? It...
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    Bullying: Re: Introductions are not going well!

    How long are you leaving them in the neutral area?

    Are you cleanig EVERYTHING in the cage so that nothing smells anything at all like either pig?

    Do all the hideys have two doors?
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    Books: Re: Detailed piggy books?

    Every book I know of has some major flaw to it -- misinformation about diet, cage size, medications, etc. And anything "scientific" about guinea pigs is apt to be focused on medical research.
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    How Many: Re: Trying to sort a herd

    Multiple boars won't work if there's a sow in the midst. I think you'd be better off to wait until your boar has passed on and then let your sow pick out a potential mate from a rescue.
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    Cage: Re: Looking for bulk litter for guinea pigs

    Wood pellets. Hands down the cheapest, and best for odor control.
  6. Re: New to the Forums, Not New to Guineas, and Working on a Guinea Pig Guide

    Welcome to the forum!

    There's plenty of information out there about guinea pig care. This site is a good resource -- see...
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    Bathing: Re: How To Bathe Guinea Pig?

    You don't want waterless shampoo. I'm not in favor of using that for any animal that grooms itself unless there's some huge reason the animal can't get wet.

    Where are you that you can't find...
  8. Crusty Eyes: Re: What is this white around my guinea pig eyes?

    Can you get a closer, better lit picture? It may be hair loss from fungus, but I can't tell from that photo.
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    Nutrition: Re: Ca:P Ratio Confusion

    Most of us don't pay any attention to it.
  10. Crusty Eyes: Re: What is this white around my guinea pig eyes?

    I can't tell from the picture. Is the white stuff around her eye, or on the eyeball?

    If it's on the eyeball, t could be osseous metaplasia. It doesn't bother the pig, and there's nothing to be...
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    Bathing: Re: How To Bathe Guinea Pig?

    If you use a baby wipe, dip the pig's butt in warm water and rinse it well. There are perfumes and oils in baby wipes that you don't want the pig to ingest when it's grooming itself.
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    Bathing: Re: How To Bathe Guinea Pig?

    Squeaky Clean Critter Shampoo is a good choice, and is usually widely available. Just be sure to rinse her well and dry her completely before putting her back in the cage.

    But I'd also check into...
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    What breed?: Re: Help identifying gender!

    See if http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm helps you any.

    A guinea pig penis has a bone in it, called a baculum. If you put your finger crosswise just next to it and rub back and forth, you...
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    Frustrated: Re: Found abandoned guinea pigs

    Thanks for taking them in! Good luck with them.
  15. Re: I’m babysitting a rabbit and I have some questions

    Bordatella is the organism that rabbits can carry that can infect guinea pigs. I wouldn't let them meet.

    Rabbits do need hay, but grass can substitute if you can find it. Hay is just dried grass...
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    Feet: Re: Swollen ankle: Chocolate’s med thread

    Yes, Revolution should work, but it may take more than one dose. Be sure to use kitten Revolution.
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    Feet: Re: Swollen ankle: Chocolate’s med thread

    Oops, my bad! Sorry, peanny77.
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    Feet: Re: Swollen ankle: Chocolate’s med thread

    You posted six hours after I asked you but didn't mention the nits.

    If they're stuck to the hair shaft, they're definitely lice. Treat them all.
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    Feet: Re: Swollen ankle: Chocolate’s med thread

    So, you didn't answer my question?
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    Feet: Re: Swollen ankle: Chocolate’s med thread

    Can you just flick the dots off with your finger? Or do you have to pinch them and slide them off the end of the hair?

    If the latter, they're lice nits, and you need to treat with ivermectin. ...
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    Sneezing: Re: Cold

    Ditto Guinea Pig Papa. You need to get her to an exotic vet ASAP.
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    Re: Witchcraft and Guinea Pigs

    Yes, they can cause problems, and not only in the guinea pigs. You're also at risk. The candles are oil based, and so is the smoke.-- it has chemicals and carcinogens in it. You can google up...
  23. Behavior: Re: Guinea pig keeps biting “pigloo” at night

    Be careful with tape in a guinea pig cage. They LOVE the stuff, and it can kill one pretty quickly by causing a GI tract obstruction.
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    Weight Loss: Re: Adopted severely underweight pigs

    Look at http://guinealynx.info/eyes.html and see if anything looks like what your pig has.
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    Won't Eat Veggies: Re: Difficulty with Veg

    You've been here before, so you know there are a bunch of different forums with stickies at the top. And if you look at the Diet and Nutrition forum, you'll find that the very top sticky is "How to...
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