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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.
  3. 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.
  9. Thread: Introduction!

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    Re: Introduction!

    Cute piggies!
  10. 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.
  12. 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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    Fleece: Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    Are you using hot water? Strong detergent?
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I googled for exotic vets in CC, and none of the clinics have anyone certified in exotics. However, one of the reviews of Dr. Tristan at Animal Hospital of Padre Island was very complimentary of the...
  15. Cage: Re: Where can I find cheap supplies to make my own cage?

    There were elections in lots of places in early November, and candidate signs are made out of coroplast. You should be able to get a bunch of them and tape them together. Just be sure to tape on...
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    Behavior: Re: How do I stop my sows from barbering?

    A larger cage would definitely help. Two adult pigs need at least eight square feet, and more is definitely better.

    It might also help to give the barbered pig a short haircut. Maybe the barber...
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    Say What?: Re: Guinea pigs wont be quiet!!!

    Another thing you can do is feed them their largest meal just before you go to bed. But I absolutely second Soecara's suggestion of moving them out of the bedroom.
  18. Behavior: Re: Tips for teaching piggys how to use a water bowl?

    I wouldn't. It's 100% guaranteed that he'll pee and poop in it.
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    Cage: Re: Babysitting, looking for advice...

    Larger is better, and they'll be better off there.
  20. Thread: Helpppp

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    Re: Helpppp

    You're probably just going to have to let him grow out of it. He's a puppy, and labs stay puppies for a LONG time. Just keep a strong lid on the cage, don't let him get to them, and they'll be OK. ...
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    Re: Rest in peace Cider.

    I'm so sorry you lost him. But I doubt seriously that the temperature of the room had anything to do with it. Guinea pigs can tolerate cold quite well, and we've had one on this board rescued after...
  22. Genitals: Re: Second Opinion: Trouble Sexing Guinea Pig

    The acid test of a male is whether or not you can feel a penis bone. Put your index finger crosswise his body, just barely above his genitalia, and gently push back and forth. If there's a bone...
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    Diet: Re: Veggies to feed with mazuri pellets?

    Those Hartz pellets are made with calcium carbonate, which has been anecdotally linked to bladder stones. I'd switch to KMS or Oxbow.
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    Nutrition: Re: Does benebac help with appetite?

    All Bene-Bac does is to repopulate the gut with helpful bacteria. It may or may not help with appetite, but is usually given to calm the gut and help with digestive issues in the intestines.
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    Diet: Re: Veggies to feed with mazuri pellets?

    Mazuri pellets contain calcium carbonate, which has been anecdotally linked to bladder stones. If you can get Oxbow or KMS Hayloft, they'd be a better bet.
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