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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    You are so observant! Yes, there looks like a little swelling on the right side of his face and the front teeth are angled. I'm hoping the best for you two at the vet appointment tomorrow. Luckily...
  2. Thread: Warm ears?

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    Sick: Re: Warm ears?

    Part of the way they regulate body temperature is through their ears. If the room is warm, that may be what’s going on. If the ears seem inflamed, that’s another story since they do get ear...
  3. Infection: Re: Possible Bladder Stone [Can she handle surgery?]

    I think an ultrasound is a good idea and very easy to do. In my experience they can check the abdomen, bladder, and uterus quite easily, and see any masses or abnormalities.

    Baytril will I’ll...
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    General: Re: Is Floor Time Necessary?

    I have grids connected together for a large portable fence that I use for floor time. Lacey enjoys exploring for a while, then eats her fill and takes a nap. One thing that I’ve done in the past is...
  5. Thread: Overweight sow

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    Diet: Re: Overweight sow

    Glad you find it useful. I had just retired and was an avid Excel user, so my former coworkers got a good laugh out of the new spreadsheet for guinea pigs!
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    Fleece: Re: Fleece not wicking...tried everything.

    Here is a trick to find the right side of fleece. First, fleece stretches more across the width than on the selvage edge. So hold the stretchy edge and give it a good stretch. The edge will curl, and...
  7. Thread: Greetings!

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    Re: Greetings!

    Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of experienced guinea pig people here so if you ever have questions, someone will help you out.

    BTW: When I saw your name, I thought of a song by Weird Al...
  8. Thread: Overweight sow

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    Diet: Re: Overweight sow

    Both of your guinea pigs look healthy and a good weight. It's best to weigh the same time each day to get an accurate weight. Otherwise, they eat, they drink, they pee and their weights are all over...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    What a difference! His feet are looking great! If it were me, I would just keep up with the silver sulfadiazine/coconut oil. Epsom salt is great for reducing inflammation and cleansing but it is very...
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    Fleece: Re: Fleece pee pad?

    When I make these I have used lightweight kitchen towels, dish dryer mats, and microfiber towels for the middle absorbent layer. They wash and dry better if they’re a little lighter. I also make one...
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    Upper Levels: Re: Decorative Loft Front - Safe?

    If they aren’t chewers I would think windows could be made out of the sheet protectors that are used in ring binders. That ice cream truck is really cute.
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    So glad to read this. I thought of him today when I put coconut oil on Lacey’s feet and I was hoping he was healing up.
  13. Pellets: Re: To switch or not to switch pellets? Predicament

    My personal experience with Oxbow Garden Select was that my guinea pig liked the pellets for a while and then decided she was no longer interested. I ended up going back to the Essentials. I even...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    I hope he’s improving. You caught it early on so hopefully you’ll get it under control.

    I thought of him when I put coconut oil on Lacey’s feet this morning. I do that every few days since the...
  15. Vegetables: Re: Cauliflower- which part is best in nutritional value?

    Actually, cruciferous veggies including cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower should be avoided. They can cause gas and bloat. There are better alternatives like leaf lettuce, sweet peppers, a little...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    What a healthy little guy he is! So happy to see that, what a great Christmas gift!
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    Fleece: Re: Where to buy fleece liner?

    I use a sheet of fleece over the washable incontinence pads made for people to protect furniture and bedding. I don't sew anything together, just put the pads on the bottom and cover the whole thing...
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    Weight Loss: Re: Underweight pig/may be dying

    If she is eating her pellets by hand, I would take her out and give her an extra portion. Pellets can help add weight.
  19. Cleaning: Re: Please help, I'm new to caring for guinea pigs!!

    I use fleece bedding and a whisk broom and dust pan. Usually poop is in the hay pile, and corners of the cage. So I have wee pads in the corners which are just homemade fleece pads with a lightweight...
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    Frustrated: Re: Found abandoned guinea pigs

    That is good news! I hope this works out so they both have a buddy and you are giving them such good care!
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    Upper Levels: Re: Decorative Loft Front - Safe?

    The ice cream truck is cute for a hamster. They are more agile than guinea pigs so they can climb and jump better.

    If it were me, I'd make a prototype first from a cardboard box with a removable...
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    Rumblestrutting: Re: Guinea pigs arguing/ not sure what to do

    The first thing I would think of is cage size. For three guinea pigs you’ll need at least 10 square feet, more would be better. They should have hideys in multiple places that have 2 openings so no...
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    Fleece: Re: Where to buy fleece liner?

    There have been some instances of guinea pigs developing respiratory issues because they burrow into the pockets and of course pee in there. They breath the ammonia and develop symptoms of upper...
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    Exercise: Re: Exercise ideas for guinea pigs

    I have treat balls that I use for pellets and slices of carrot and green pepper. My guinea pig pushes them around the cage to get the food out. The one I use for pellets is made for cats. Here is a...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    So glad to see these posts that Friar Tuck is improving, eating, and putting some weight on!
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