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  1. Diet: Re: I have accidentally been feeding my guinea pigs iceberg lettuce!!

    Iceberg lettuce isn't toxic, it just isn't good for them. It doesn't have much nutritional value at all and has been known on occasion to cause loose stools.

    Watch them for unusual poops, if...
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    Size: Re: Is a 4x4 C&C cage good for 3 males?

    You are correct about three boars usually being a bad idea, but it is very common and almost never an issue to keep two females together in a correctly sized cage.
  3. Behavior: Re: My sow is pregnant and due soon, but the vet is closed.

    I have personally never found much point in checking the pelvic bones, aside from driving both yourself and the guinea pig in question crazy. One of my girls had pelvic bones 2+ fingers apart for...
  4. Not Eating: Re: Donít see him eating, but not loosing weight

    Yes I have a very nervous, highly strung guinea pigs who wouldn't eat until i left for months.

    She didn't want to eat in front of me but also hated that her cage mate was eating veg/pellets that...
  5. Thread: Boars Fighting

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    Fighting: Re: Boars Fighting

    I have successfully reintroduced a boar pair after a bad fight (both were bleeding, they were reintroduced after everyone healed), so it is certainly possible. However it might be a rocky...
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    Cage: Re: Moving cages with new pigs

    Have you considered adoption? Many rescues are having a tough time getting people willing/able to foster animals, and i suspect there may be an influx of surrenders if people are unable to afford...
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    Fresh Food: Re: Best ways to keep veggies/etc fresh?

    Luckily here in Australia there are lettuces sold with the roots still attached, as they are grown hydroponically, so it lasts much longer in storage. I can get these to last weeks if I store them in...
  8. General: Re: Guinea pig just gave birth tips to keep babies healthy?

    you should see the pups hanging out under her legs with their heads where her nipples are, she will begin nursing them quite quickly but actually get her milk in for a day or two. Before that she...
  9. General: Re: Guinea pig just gave birth tips to keep babies healthy?

    Weigh the pups daily to see if they gain weight, expect a small drop for the first day or two while her milk comes in. Make sure the cage is large enough, if it isn't the pups may end up with chewed...
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    Fighting: Re: Bite Wound Help

    Is there any way you could just house them as two separate pairs in two separate cages permanently? It seems like something about being in a quad group is not working out for your boys.

    Just keep...
  11. Thread: Treatment

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    Ovarian Cysts: Re: Treatment

    Perhaps they don't have an ultrasound machine? Perhaps they don't feel they will get good enough imagine on an ultrasound? All we can do is speculate.

    Honestly though i would opt for spaying over...
  12. Thread: Treatment

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    Ovarian Cysts: Re: Treatment

    Is there any particular reason that surgery to remove the cysts/spaying her is off the table? At 3.5 i would say she is perfectly within the age range that i would personally be opting for having her...
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    Chat Re: Anyone Else get Annoyed...

    They are not allowed in Queensland or the Northern territory but they can be kept as pets in all other states. I think it is the same situation with most small mammals though where you can't import...
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    Chat Re: Anyone Else get Annoyed...

    They are a treat to local wildlife because they could out compete them for food and other resources. They could also pose a treat to some native plants if they were to establish as pests in the wild....
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    Chat Re: Anyone Else get Annoyed...

    It does annoy me, but for a bit of a different reason. We don't even have hamsters here in Australia, they are illegal, there are none in the country and you cannot import them. So when someone...
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    Chewing: Re: Safe HARD chew toys...

    apple/pear tree branches from an untreated tree.

    Personally my guinea pigs have never been fond of chews and have never had teeth issues with just hay alone keeping their teeth ground down, so I...
  17. Conditions: Re: Took my piggies for a check up on ringworm....but

    I would also say no to the wipes but for more reasons then just how much medication would actually get on them. First the wipes are alcohol based and clearly say not to use on open wounds or raw...
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    Sexing: Re: need help sexing two week old guinea pigs

    First and third photos look like possible boars to me, I am unsure on the other one (with more grey on the bottom). It might help you tell for certain to feel for the penis bone, males will have a...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: HELP my piggy is likely pregnant and getting close to time. No clue what to do!

    Very curious, the bottom looks very female, but the top where the penis would be looks quite male. Certainly might be worth getting him/her checked by the vet to see what they think.
  20. General: Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    Get her to a vet ASAP, she may have prolapsed. Even if it isn't a prolapse anything hanging out post birth needs a vet urgently.
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    Quarantine: Re: Introducing A Potential Piggie?

    It depends on where you are getting the new guinea pig from. If it is a reputable rescue then you may be able to skip quarantine or quarantine in the same room. If it is from a more questionable...
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    Re: Hey Guys! It's nice to meet you!

    Use whatever tool you are most comfortable with, just start off slowly, you could easily cut off half of what she has now and still be nowhere near the quick. It should be slightly easier because she...
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    Re: Hey Guys! It's nice to meet you!

    Welcome!

    Do you know what her previous home was like and how old is might be?

    First tip I can give, which you might already be working on, is getting those nails a bit shorter for her as it...
  24. Introductions: Re: IS there really a best sex or age for a new cage mate?

    I have done about 14 bonding sessions involving two adult boars, using the same introduction method in the link guinea pig papa posted. Of those only 2 turned out poorly.
  25. Adopting: Re: Need help finding a friend for my recently single male piggy

    Generally speaking it doesn't work out well if you try and pair two dominant and stubborn boars. If neither one will back down and both are determined to be the boss it is likely to end in bloodshed....
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