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  1. Thread: Pellets???

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    Diet: Re: Pellets???

    Pellets are the easiest way to ensure that they get their needed vitamins and minerals. They can do without them, but you have to be more careful about what veggies you're feeding them to make sure...
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    Cyst: Re: Separate recovering guinea pig

    You should have done full reintroductions with them rather than just putting them back together -- thoroughly cleaned cage that smells nothing like either pig, introduction in a neutral place, etc.
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    Conditions: Re: I have a male skinny

    He probably has mites in his ears -- that's classic ear mite behavior. See http://www.guinealynx.info/earmites.html.
  4. Thread: Air purifier

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    Re: Air purifier

    spy9doc has some info on air purifiers, I think. You can search for her posts, or send her a PM and ask her to post the link here.

    You might try switching to meadow, orchard, or bluegrass hay. ...
  5. Thread: New to this

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    Re: New to this

    Just one thing to add... Please don't buy your guinea pigs. There are many, many, many guinea pigs in rescues and shelters that need good homes. Pigs sold in pet stores are bred and raised in...
  6. Injury: Re: 2-year-old male piggy has red lump growing from bottom eyelid.

    You go, Nibbles!
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    Re: New Owner/ Need Help!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners
  8. Thread: Pneumonia

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    Sick: Re: Pneumonia

    Maybe. I wouldn't use hot steam, but cold steam, particularly if the vet would give you a steroid to put in it, might be a lot of help.
  9. Thread: Pneumonia

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    Sick: Re: Pneumonia

    Bronchitis doesn't mean fluid in the lungs -- it means that the bronchial tubes (the ones going from your throat into the lungs) are irritated/inflamed.

    The antibiotics will treat any infection...
  10. Thread: Pneumonia

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    General: Re: Pneumonia

    Please don't make duplicate posts. The people who read the forum regularly read all the new posts, so duplicates do nothing but clutter up the forum and scatter the responses in different threads.
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    Re: New To Guinea Pigs

    Oh, cute piggies! Thank you so much for taking them in!
  12. Injury: Re: 2-year-old male piggy has red lump growing from bottom eyelid.

    Glad you got a diagnosis and some meds. Keep us posted on how he's doing.
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    Hay: Re: possible bug in Oxbow hay?

    Hay harvesting is a highly mechanized process, with almost no human intervention. If a bug is all you find in it, consider yourself very lucky. Fields of hay have mice, deer, birds, bugs, worms and...
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    Fleece: Re: Handheld machine for fleece?

    https://www.quill.com/is/image/Quill/s0158387_s7?$img400$

    Binder spines work well, although some are better than others. Someone one here, but I can't remember who, recommends a particular brand....
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    Re: Light a candle for little miss Phoebe

    I'm so very sorry you lost her.
  16. Injury: Re: 2-year-old male piggy has red lump growing from bottom eyelid.

    Take a look at this link: http://www.guinealynx.info/eyes.html#pea

    There's some anecdoctal evidence that pea eye and heart conditions are related, but nothing has been proved. And there are...
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    Re: New To Guinea Pigs

    Bless you for taking them all in!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners
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    General: Re: Guinea pig choking experience

    I think they're fine.

    As far as the acidic issue, I fed my pigs huge hunks of bell pepper all their lives, and none ever had a mouth sore. They also got tomatoes every day. When I was a kid,...
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    Skin Problems: Re: Guinea pig dry skin?

    That clump on the hair suggests a possible fungal infection. You could bathe with Nizoral -- see http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html for instructions.
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    General: Re: Guinea pig choking experience

    Guinea pigs can choke -- they have very tiny throats which can get blocked. I always fed my pigs large chunks of veggies rather than tiny ones on the theory that there were fewer small pieces that...
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    Bullying: Re: So Frustrated! Guinea pig "bullying"?

    Take Sausage to the vet to be examined for ovarian cysts. Excessive hormonal behavior can be caused by those cysts. Possible treatments, if she has them, are either hormone injections or spaying.
  22. Thread: Introduction!

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    Re: Introduction!

    Cute piggies!
  23. Sick: Re: Diarrhea caused by antibiotics, how to treat?

    The best thing to have done would have been to have refused the Orbax in the first place. Very young cavies can have their growth stunted by some antibiotics, and usually are restricted to Bactrim...
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    Fleece: Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    Fleece is nearly indestructible, and neither hot water, strong detergent or bleach will do anything to it.
  25. Behavior: Re: Could I ask for advice? Lone guinea pig making sad sounds

    Another possibility might be to foster for a rescue. Many rescues have "sanctuary" pigs that aren't adoptable to families with children, for whatever reason. However, they might let you foster...
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