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    General: Re: Confusing Rescue rules?

    I know of at least one rescue that doesn't support feeding veggies at all. I don't agree but I sort of get where they're coming from. And my local rescue fixes every pig they get and generally only...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I'll be thinking about Scooter tonight. The pooping is encouraging.
  3. Stones: Re: What was your experience with bladder stones and your guinea pigs?

    I've had two experiences with bladder stones in my pigs. One went well and one did not.

    My first was with my pig Fuery. I noticed him peeing blood one day, and the vet immediately recommended...
  4. URI: Re: What can I do while I wait to get into a vet!

    I forgot to mention this before but when my pig had a URI, my vet recommended picking up Afrin (you can get it at any pharmacy) and putting a small drop into each nostril. It could help ease the...
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    Not Eating: Re: Punkin's medical thread

    I just saw all this that you've gone through with both of your boys. I'm so sorry; it's not fair to have to deal with so many issues at this age and especially with both of them now. I have my...
  6. Vet Costs: Re: Guinea Pig Insurance: Yay or nay? And who?

    An important distinction with pet insurance is that pre-existing conditions are still a thing with it. So the ideal would be to get it when your pigs are babies, or as early as possible before...
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    Re: All about my herd//HOUSING HELP??

    I've seen mixed-sex herds with multiple males work, but it's very, very rare that it will. The herd I have personally met with multiple males was one where the vast majority of the pigs were older...
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    Chat Re: Guinea pig YouTubers?

    I watch Skinnypigs1 and Piggiepigpigs. I don't 100% agree with everything either of them do but generally they give good care advice.
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    Sick: Re: Sparky's Medical Thread

    I'm sorry that you're dealing with all this. Best wishes for Sparky. Keep us updated when you can!
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    I'm so glad that he got through surgery okay and seems to be doing better! What a little fighter.
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    UTI: Re: Colonel is squeaking when he pees

    Best of luck. I'm sorry you and Colonel have had to deal with this so many times. I'll be thinking about him and hoping for the best.
  12. Re: Fly Free Over the Rainbow Bridge, my sweet Chip!

    Oh no, I just saw this. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose them, but especially that young. Godspeed, Chip.
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    Play: Re: Teaching Pigs to Use a Cuddle Cup

    That's a good idea, putting them in it for lap time. I'll keep it in the cage to give them the opportunity to figure it out, too.
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    Play: Teaching Pigs to Use a Cuddle Cup

    Hi guys, it's been a while! I've been having fun taming my new babies, and a friend sent me a couple cuddle cups. The problem is the pigs aren't terribly interested in them. They'll sit on top of...
  15. Adopting: Re: Advice needed ... fostering or adopting and issues with surrenders

    I haven't fostered, but I've looked into it.

    My local rescue pays all vet bills for their foster pigs, and you pay for food and other general care costs. So if your rescue works similarly,...
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    Feet: Re: I think my guinea pig has a spur, would like some other opinions.

    Some pigs are just prone to them. I had one pig who just kept growing spurs throughout his life, and many who didn't. They never bothered him, though. I just cut them down when they got long.
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    Sick: Re: Too Thin?

    It looks like the camera angle to me. From the picture it seems like they're well taken care of.
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    Introductions: Introed My Two Pigs Today

    Well, I adopted a new little boy today at the MGPR adoption meet. He and Meghan got along okay at the meet, although his foster said he seemed like he was kind of shell shocked and not acting like...
  19. Adopting: Re: Adopting a Long-Distance Piggy... Best way to manage the drive?

    I wouldn't worry too much about driving a pig that distance. Every year or so I drive from Maryland to Florida with my two pigs (about 15 hours), generally all in one go instead of broken up into...
  20. Thread: Simon

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    Re: Simon

    Thank you all. It really means a lot to me to share my grief with other guinea pig people. Though my friends and family sympathize with me, I feel like people don't truly understand unless they...
  21. Thread: Simon

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    Re: Simon

    Thank you, @Guinea Pig Papa . I can't believe this all happened so fast. Just a couple months ago I was marveling at how long it had been since the pigs had had any health issues. I shouldn't have...
  22. Thread: Simon

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    Simon

    I'm devastated to say I lost Simon today.

    When I got back from my Christmas vacation a few days ago and picked him up from boarding, he was hiding in his house and his nose was snotty. I was mad...
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    Bonding: Re: Meet My New Boar - Bacon

    I did see a trio on the list of adopters, but I think I was there after you. I was adopting too, getting a new friend for Simon. Maybe we'll cross paths at an event in the future. :)
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    Bonding: Re: Meet My New Boar - Bacon

    You were there today? I was too! I wonder if we passed by each other.

    Bacon is a real cutie. I understand the conflicted feelings (I've got them too), but congratulations!
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    Re: My Ymir

    Thank you both. This absolutely blindsided me. She was absolutely fine until suddenly she wasn't.

    She didn't take long to win me over. Once she got home, the first thing she did was jump up...
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