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    General: Re: Should I have my Guinea pig neutered?

    Like Soecara said, unless you want to house with a female or if you had a chronic impaction issue, there really is no reason to neuter a boar. It doesn't calm them down like it might with a dog. So...
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    What breed?: Re: What breed are my new girls?

    Uhhh yeah, ditto what bpatters said. 24 pigs for sale is a breeder. That's not even in over her head. They aim for large numbers because large numbers of babies = more money.
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    Introductions: Re: Female and male pigs living together?

    Switch to a water bottle. Bowls are difficult for guinea pigs to drink from since their noses can get wet which can cause them to ingest some of the water.
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    Diet: Re: Just double checking

    Canned vegetables are usually preserved in water or syrup. They also tend to be soft/mushy. Raw veggies are what guinea pigs need. It helps with their digestion.
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    Introductions: Re: Female and male pigs living together?

    Define "excessive". Guinea pigs can drink a lot at once.
  6. Re: Made this account when i was 11 years old, help deleting

    Hello,

    Accounts don't get deleted. If you don't want to participate anymore, simply sign out and don't sign back in.
  7. Thread: Please help

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    Behavior: Re: Please help

    Really sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, once they can no longer swallow, there isn't much that can be done. Their bodies are shutting down at that point. You did everything you could but...
  8. Sick: Re: Baby Piggies - Sneezing, Crusty Eyes, NO VET

    In addition, antibiotics can cause digestion issues (diarrhea, etc) so make sure you are using a probiotic as well.
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    Re: New Guinea Pig owner

    Also, he needs unlimited access to hay. It keeps their molars worn down and it keeps their gut moving which is essential for guinea pig health.
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    Behavior: Re: Newbie silkie owner here

    If she's only been with you 3 days, it's no wonder she is hiding. Guinea pigs are prey animals so their instinct is to hide when the "big scary human monster" is nearby. It can takes weeks or even...
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    Weight Loss: Re: Maple losing weight.

    How often are you weighing her? Daily weigh-ins are not very effective in truly determining weight as weight will fluctuate throughout the day. Weekly weigh-ins are the most effective.
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    Aggression: Re: Guinea pig bites all the time

    How did the vet "confirm" the mites are gone? Skin scrapings are wholly ineffective and are very painful for the pig. Mites burrow under the skin and are microscopic so just a look at the skin...
  13. Thread: Cage Cleaning

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    Cleaning: Re: Cage Cleaning

    Guinea pigs are going to go where they go. The idea of potty training (i.e. going in one designated area 100% of the time) is a fallacy. Usually guinea pigs will pick 1 or 2 corners to use as their...
  14. General: Re: Why do Guinea Pigs like brownies so much?

    They are probably reacting to the noise, not the smell. They likely associate any noise coming from the kitchen as "food is coming!"
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    Behavior: Re: 14 weeks & agitation

    Okay a couple of questions.
    1. Are they litter mates? You mentioned they are sisters but sometimes people use that term in an adoptive way.
    2. The cage is large enough. Chasing, chattering,...
  16. Aggression: Re: Cagemate Woes - Need Advice for Constantly Bickering Piggies

    4X2 is generally large enough for 2 females but it's meant as 4X2 on one level, rather than broken up with an upstairs/downstairs setup. They need the room to run laps.

    Also, how were...
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    Bonding: Re: Don't know if what im doing is wrong

    Guinea pigs are prey animals by nature so they can take weeks or months to get used to their caretaker. Associate yourself with good things like yummy food. Talk to them, even if they are hiding,...
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    Fur: Re: Help not sure what this is !

    Guinea pigs naturally have bald patches behind their ears. The black is the color of its skin under its fur. It's nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Hi, I?m new here

    Neutered boars need to be kept separated from the female for 2-3 weeks after surgery while the active sperm die off.
  20. Re: Aloha! And need help getting old sow to bond with new one.

    Your intro on the lanai sounded pretty normal. Short of blood being drawn, there is no reason to separate and in fact the separation and reintroduction is way more stressful for pigs than just being...
  21. Behavior: Re: One pig is a bully. Had to separate because of illness now they wont get along.

    You have to do proper introductions. You learned the hard way that you cannot just plop a pig into the cage of another. You are just setting yourself up for failure.

    Before introductions, should...
  22. Behavior: Re: My new Guinea pig wont eat from my hand and its the 3rd day

    Quarantine should be a total of 21 days. It's to make sure any underlying illnesses are no longer a threat. Quarantine should be done in separate rooms and behind closed doors. Introductions...
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    Teeth: Re: Piggy not eating hay but eating Veggies

    It's vital that pigs get hay into and through their system. For one, it keeps their digestive tract moving (i.e. keeps them regular). Also, it keeps their molars worn down.

    One thing you can...
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    Behavior: Re: New piggies question

    Hi melchiorvester,

    Here's what I would keep in mind -- guinea pigs are prey animals by nature. That is to say, their instinct is to hide when startled or unsure. To them, you are a big scary...
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    Re: What type is He ?

    Freddy777 - Your photo did not show up. Instead, it was a VERY long (maybe 200 lines) jumble of letters and numbers. In order to post your photo:

    1. Make sure it is saved with a name you will...
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