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  1. Nutrition: Re: going pellet-less: Vitamin D - how to get in in winter?

    THis one could be better as a lower dose

    https://www.amazon.com/UpSpring-Wellbaby-Vitamin-Drops-Baby/dp/B00X4DJ3YY
  2. Nutrition: Re: going pellet-less: Vitamin D - how to get in in winter?

    according to research guinea pigs need some vitamin D so calcium goes into their bones, not soft tissues.


    Do the ingredients in this look ok? I of course would give a much lower dose.

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  3. Nutrition: 0.3% calcium: is that out of calories or grams of food per day ?

    When they say your pigs diet should be 0.3% calcium does that mean 0.3% of the calories they consume? Or 0.3% of the food they consume in grams/ kilos?

    This site:...
  4. Nutrition: going pellet-less: Vitamin D - how to get in in winter?

    Hello

    I am going pellet-less in my guinea pig's diet. What Vitamin D supplements are recommended during the winter months?

    For the spring/ summer/ fall months I've heard outside for just 15...
  5. Fresh Food: How often can I give microgreens to pig?

    Hello

    i bought kale and sunflower microgreens at an organic store. It says they have

    8% calcium
    6% phosphorous
    Vitamin k 90%
    manganese 35%
    vit c 10%
    vit A 10%
  6. Diet: Re: How to get young guinea pig onto new pellets

    If I don't give her old ones will she eventually start eating the new ones? Does cold turkey usually work well? She won't touch the new oxbow ones currently.
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    Sick: Re: Lily's Medical Thread

    Since late Dec 25th she has totally returned to health and gets better every day. Now, the 30th, she is SO energetic. Zooms around her play pen, doesn't ever stop eating, poos are normal and great...
  8. Diet: How to get young guinea pig onto new pellets

    Not surprisingly Lily came eating terrible pellets from the pet store full over sugar raisins hydrogenated out and food dye. I would like her off these and eating oxbow brand.

    I bought her them...
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    Chewing: Re: Edible/ nibble safe snuggle cup?

    Thanks for your reply :)

    Are there any snuggle cups made out of something that if I ingested it's safe? I've seen sea grass huts. Are they recommended?

    Also if it's made out of some kind of...
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    Chewing: Edible/ nibble safe snuggle cup?

    Our 3 month old pig Lily loves her snuggle cup but I noticed she is eating it which I don't think is good for her as the dyes and fibers may not be safe if ingested. Are there any cozy snuggle cups...
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    Vegetables: Mixing veggies into pellets

    Hello

    Our new pig Lily does not like a single veggie. I would like to get her eating some. If I mince up and mix with pellets how long should I keep this veggie pellet mix out before it goes...
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    Nutrition: Alfalfa and young pigs Q

    Hello

    i have a three month old pig. She is on adult pellets as these Oxbow adult pellets were the only pellets without sugar/sweetener added that I could find. As she's young I would like to make...
  13. Scratching: Re: Not mites, not lice, not ringworm... so what is it?

    Have they eaten anything odd? Washed their fleeces in anything new? If so allergies possibly.
    Any new supplements? could be metabolic? Like liver?? I know in humans with liver issues it can cause...
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    Sick: Re: Lily's Medical Thread

    Thank you so much for combining the two threads with a new title :)
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    Sick: Re: Is my guinea pig going to hate me??

    Is there a way to change the title of this thread? I'm not worried about her hating me, I'm just wanting advice on her health issue currently so I don't feel the title reflects this. I have a feeling...
  16. Medications: intolerant to antibiotics/ stopped antibiotics/ advice most appreciated

    (I have another thread open on this pig. I would be so grateful if you could combine here or delete that one as this title is more encompassing to the full scope of the issue and I would like to...
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    Sick: Re: Is my guinea pig going to hate me??

    Yes, my technique was awful for sure. Thank you for your tip! Tonight it went MUCH much better. Took not very long and she seemed happy which = less stress. Tonight she was much more energetic and...
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    Sick: Re: Is my guinea pig going to hate me??

    True. I forgot about that. THey probably shouldn't be taken on an empty stomach like people.

    I may try the same syringe for her meds though. I know not recommended but I feel that so many...
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    Sick: Re: Is my guinea pig going to hate me??

    I am giving medicines in am and pm and food at lunch and dinner because she was full and not hungry for critical care food if after her meds.

    or do you mean why I am I not syringing all meds into...
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    Sick: Lily's Medical Thread

    So on Saturday we got our first beautiful little guinea pig. By Monday she developed a stuffy nose (no chest involvement) so we took her to an exotic vet (the same we know and trust for our birds)
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