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    Force Feeding - any tips?

    I suppose I should start from the begginning. A couple days ago me and my dad noticed that one of my four girls, Piglet, wasn't eating and seemed a little bit listless. I took her to the vet on...
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    Re: When are mites gone?

    well she's had two doses of Ivermectin at the shelter (possibly three). should I treat her again (and my other pig), or watch for signs of mites returning? This is my first bout with mites and I'm...
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    When are mites gone?

    I adopted my new piggy (Maya) with a BAD case of mites. she's had her ivermectin now and is getting her hair back, scraching less, and is generally looking and acting better. When can I safely put...
  4. Re: HEY Canadians! Where do YOU buy supplies??

    For anyone interested, I was quite impressed by Tisol the other day! If you live in Vancouver, I reccommend it!
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    Re: Does a Cavy need a bath?

    I bathe mine occasionally (once every six months or so, Buffy my long-haired cavy neeed them a little bit more often) when they really need it, and I give them "butt-baths" once every month or two....
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    Re: are most owners.................

    I'm 20 years old, single female, no kids (unless the piggies or dog countlol ). Anyhow my story is quite long (I'm a woman of few words... unless it comes to my piggies!) but I'll try to stick to the...
  7. Re: HEY Canadians! Where do YOU buy supplies??

    Right now I often go to "Mr. Pets" on commercial drive and 1st avenue (I live in Vancouver, BC) cause they're quite cheap, but they don't always have the timothy hay and only have two kinds of...
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    Re: Dumping guinea pig (for real)

    This is just terrible. My new piggy, Maya, is a case like this. Someone got tired of their guinea pigs so they gathered them up in a bag and tossed them by the side of the road. The other guinea pig...
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    Re: Guinea Pigs and Dogs

    Interestingly enough my dog does the same thing. Anytime I have the pigs out, there he is sniffing and chasing and licking them. He's a Maltese cross and I'm not really afraid of him hurting them...
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    Re: New Piggy! *pigtures*

    Firt of all, thank you guys so much for all the congrats and well wishes! And the name suggestions! Keep 'em comming, I'm at a bit of a loss on what to call her lol

    And Tonka, I appreciate your...
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    New Piggy! *pigtures*

    Hello everyone, great news! I took home a new piggy today! The adoption is official in a couple weeks! She's a little hairless right now due to mites, but she's a little sweetie. After her condition...
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    Re: Questionnaire

    1) how old are you? 5-13 / 14-16 / 17-25 / 26-40 / 41+

    I am currently 20 years of age.

    2) are you male or female?

    Female

    3) Would you describe your guinea pig as a family pet? (is it...
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    Buffy and Salem

    It's been a week and I think I'm finally ready to write this.

    Salem died a week ago today on January 17th. It was very unexpected as he seemed perfectly fine, not even the slightest indication...
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    Re: Vegetarism and Religion

    Well I am a pagan and a vegitarian, but I was a vegitarian long before becomming a pagan. I suppose in a sense it does have to do with religion, but most of all, chewing on a corpse just grosses me...
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    Re: Does Your Cavy Respond to Spoken Words?

    I'm convinced they know a little bit. They seem to know their names, and when I'm talking to them, as opposed to talking to someone else. They usually know when they're in trouble, cause they freeze...
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    Poll: Re: Help or Hurt Poll? (Christmas Toys)

    I actually voted "helps" on this one. I owned a littlest pet shop as a kid (and loved it, one of my favorite toys) and I grew up to be a shelter supporter and devoted pet owner. I don't know if this...
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    Re: Buying From Owners?

    I personally like ths shelter option the most because 1) you're giving a needy pet a home and 2) the information you get from the shelters is just miles ahead of the pet shops. When I bought my first...
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    Re: What breeds are your guinea pigs?

    Well, let's take a look shall we?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/living_nightmare/Photos/Piggies/DSCN2508.jpg

    This is Buffy, who is a...tri-colour, I beleive, sheltie. I may be a...
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    Re: Am I allergic?

    anaphylaxis is an extreme reaction to a substance the body decides is a poison. It's fairly rare (I think the statistic is 1-2% of north americans) but extremely serious, and people can and do die...
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    Re: your favorite color piggie?

    I love Black and Orange piggies (Halloween colours!) alot, but black and white and tri-colours are beautiful too. I like solid white pigs too. Piggies with markings in their fur are a favorite of...
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    Re: where did you get your piggies?

    I got my first pig six months ago from a Petcetera after my hamster, Kioko, died. I was too sad about my hamsters death to get another hamster, and felt ready to take on a more 'demanding' pet, so...
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    Re: Introducing my new Piggies!

    Thw introductions are going as well as one can. My little piggy is still really afraid, but she's getting better. I was lucky to get such calm pigs!
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    Introducing my new Piggies!

    Hello everyone! I've come bearing great news! lol

    As some of you know, I started out with one pet-store pig in a pet-store cage. I named her Piglet and got so attatched to her that I started...
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    Re: Safe treats for piggies?

    I bought my piggy store bought treats once...she didn't like them at all.lol So, yeah. Save your money.
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    Re: Why won't my new piggies eat veggies?

    My advice is just to keep trying. My piggy was actually afraid of vegtables when I first got her (she was terrified of the watermelon I tried to give her the first couple days). Don't force them to...
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