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  1. Conditions: Re: Casper's Medical Thread: lesion on testicle

    An update: Casper's surgery was yesterday and he seems to be doing really well! When I picked him up at the vet, he was already awake, alert, and moving around. His appetite's maybe a little off,...
  2. Conditions: Re: Casper's Medical Thread: lesion on testicle

    He's maybe 5 months at the oldest.

    I should clarify: I've been referring to it as an "abscess" because I don't have any experience with skin conditions, and to me, it superficially appears to be...
  3. Conditions: Casper's Medical Thread: lesion on testicle

    Well, I've had my little men 2 months and we've already run into our first medical issue.

    Last Thursday, I noticed that Casper (formerly Avery) was having significant redness and a little swelling...
  4. Level of Effort: Re: How much does good guinea pig care REALLY cost per month/year?

    One of the reasons you'll see such a wide range of estimates is that different people may have different opportunities available to reduce their costs. For example, some people may be able to grow...
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    One more question I forgot: At their age (estimated 2-3 months) how much of pellets should I be feeding? Is it still 2 Tbs per pig per day?
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    Update: Introductions yesterday went better than I could have hoped! I saw no aggressive behavior the first four hours and most of that time was spent running laps, popping, and playing. They...
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    Thank you for the ramble, it was actually very reassuring! lol

    I was trying to watch him a little last night and rather than stay at the water bottle constantly, he seemed to wander over just...
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    Andrew weighs 490 grams tonight and Avery weighs 577 grams. It surprised me because I initially thought that Avery was the smaller of the two. Both have those tiny, sharp little cat claws that are...
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    I haven't actually weighed them yet, although that would have been a great thing to do when I took them out of their carriers to put in the cages. :P I'll weigh them soon, but both are quite small...
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    Adopting: I got new pigs, everybody!

    Begin the Second Age of Pigs. Some of you may recall seeing this story posted in the news feed a few weeks ago: https://wdef.com/2019/10/25/hoarding-case-mckamey-lots-rabbits-guinea-pigs/ This is...
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    Sad: Re: pigs wont eat after other passed

    I'm sorry to hear your piggie passed away. This link has some very useful tips on helping a lone pig after their cagemate has passed away:

    https://www.guinealynx.info/alone.html
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    Diet: Re: Calcium?

    I agree with @Soecara Saskia does sound like she has done some research on the subject (I really wish she had referenced her sources in the video), but much of what she says seems to be opinion...
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    Re: Pig Sitting Conundrum!

    I agree that having the pigs stay with your friends sounds like the best option.

    A 20-minute drive is nothing. I adopted 2 of the 4 pigs I've owned in the past from Knoxville, a 2-hour drive from...
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      Cage: Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    I'm going to be trying out fleece over a layer of wood pellets this time around, because I've heard so much good stuff about it. This was the only suitable brand I could find locally about 10 minutes...
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      Cage: Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    And the whole thing is set up on top of 2 IKEA lack tables and, at my Mom's back-saving suggestion, pulled out a foot or so from the wall so I can get behind it for easier cleaning access:

    86408...
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      Cage: Re: Let's see your cage Pictures please.

    Thought I'd show off photos of the PigPen, mark 3! It's all ready for piggies! Just got a little more saving up to do; I'm hoping by the end of the holidays I'll be ready! :D

    So at first I was...
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    Treats: Re: Piggies and Pumpkin questions

    This is mostly a guess, but I would think the actual hard, pulpy part (the part between the skin and the goop) is probably what is eaten when people eat pumpkins. I mean, pumpkin is a winter squash,...
  18. Re: San Antonio Hunks Pose with Adorable Guinea Pigs for 2020 Calendar Benefitting Lo

    Hahaha, what a fun idea!lol
  19. Re: I'm sorry, baby Punkin. I love you.

    Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear the news... I know we have all been following your journey with Punkin these past weeks, and we were all really hoping for a better outcome. You both...
  20. General: Re: Can Chewing the Bars Hurt their Teeth?

    Bar biting is never a good thing, and it can absolutely damage their teeth. Doesn't matter at all whether they're using their incisors or their molars (although I doubt they're using their molars --...
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    Not Eating: Re: Punkin's medical thread

    I agree with MerryFriarTuck. You've worked so hard the past several weeks to help get him better and your dedication is an inspiration. If you're not ready to give up and he's not ready to give up,...
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    Re: Popcorn something beautiful

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Popcorn
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    Mites: Re: fleas? or mites? maybe both!

    Sounds like it's probably fleas, as mites don't jump and fleas are celebrated jumpers. If your pigs aren't showing any symptoms of being very irritated by the fleas yet, you might be able to treat...
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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Stain in Corner of Guinea Pig's Eye

    I second trying the anti-fungal shampoo. Flower had kind of a chronic, mild dandruff/shedding/itching thing going on and it seemed to help her to be bathed with Nizoral shampoo.
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    Urine: Re: Collecting a Urine Sample

    That should be enough. I used to be a vet tech and I would occasionally check urine on my own pigs at work. It's not a lot, but I could always make 1 mL work!
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