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  1. Thread: Foot Peeling?

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    Feet: Re: Foot Peeling?

    Personally I trim any spurs that could potentially catch on something and tear off. That ends up being most spurs. Looking at your photo I would probably trim that spur.
  2. Thread: Cage questionS

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    Cage: Re: Cage questionS

    Personally I would be extremely hesitant to re-home a guinea pig to someone with the history your moms friend has unless they are extremely willing and open to changing pretty much everything about...
  3. Conditions: Re: Ruffled and uneven fur on my long haired guinea pig

    Is it possible he has had a bad hair cut, done by the other guinea pig? Some guinea pigs will barber their cage mates.

    Some guinea pigs will even barber themselves but they can only do that in...
  4. Conditions: Re: guineapigs left with little food for about 24 hours

    I would be looking for deformed poops, small poops, soft poops, strung together poops, basically anything out of the ordinary. If anyone starts acting in a way you are concerned about separate them...
  5. Conditions: Re: guineapigs left with little food for about 24 hours

    Watch their poops and their eating, if all seems well over the next few days then they should be okay. My main concern would be the lack of fiber possibly causing gastric upset, and if that does...
  6. Size: Re: I have a cage size delema -- what would you do in this situation?

    Personally I would have a change of plans and instead of guinea pigs get rabbits. It does sound like the situation may not be ideal for guinea pigs, and a dwarf rabbit may be more suited.

    Allowing...
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    General: Re: Best size bowl?

    I would advise against a water dish/bowel and suggest you get a water bottle instead, simply because guinea pigs tend to be very good at getting poop into the water dishes/bowels.

    For food you...
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    Re: New Canadian guinea pig mom to angry boys!

    The ideal size for two boars would be a 3x4 or 2x5 or larger.

    Generally speaking boars do prefer to have the bit of extra width of a 3 grid wide cage but it can make cleaning a little bit more...
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    Chewing: Re: Issues with guineapig chewing habits

    I'm not quite sure how you are holding her that her biting you is an issue. You should be able to hold her in a way so that she can not reach you with her mouth.

    To do this put one hand from the...
  10. Lethargy: Re: 7 or 8 year old guinea pig eating and drinking, but puffed up in a corner and wea

    I have had a guinea pig bounce back from that condition, but it took identifying and treating the underlying cause for it to happen.

    In the particular case of mine my boy had a gastric upset from...
  11. Thread: Injured eye

    by Soecara
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    Vet: Re: Injured eye

    I can't say for certain exactly what is wrong with her eye, but I can say for certain she needs to see a vet urgently. This isn't going to get better with just washing it.

    Ideally in most...
  12. Fighting: Re: Once blood drawn & separated, reintroduction possible or separation permanent?

    I have both successfully and unsuccessfully reintroduced a boar pair after a flying ball of fury ending in a period of separation.

    The successful pair were brothers, they went into a flying ball...
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    Pregnant: Re: Fancy's Medical Thread

    You should be able to tell right now if they will be Texel/Teddy/Rex coat types because even though their hair is still baby short they would still have a wave to their hair from the time they are...
  14. General: Re: My youngest boy passed. I never thought he could be a lethal. But now im doubting

    From looking at the photos on your imgur I can say that no your boy wasn't a lethal white. Lethal whites have no pigment on their body at all, and your boy did have some pigment on his nose and ear...
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    Re: What sex are my guinea pigs

    The photos aren't quite clear enough to be able to tell. However there are still ways you can find out even without us visually confirming.

    The easiest way to sex guinea pigs is to simply feel...
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    Behavior: Re: Guinea Pig’s Hind Leg

    As he is a satin has he ever been evaluated for osteodystrophy?

    Generally impaction doesn't have any signs, aside from the obvious when you inspect the anal sac.
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    Behavior: Re: Guinea Pig’s Hind Leg

    On a side note is pumpkin a satin guinea pig, or is the lighting in the photo giving his coat a deceptively bright shine?
  18. How Many: Re: Rescuing a Third Male - What's the best course of action?

    The chances of it working with all three boys together are very low, and there is the risk any introductions could go horribly wrong.

    Think injuries, worse case scenario a flying ball of biting...
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    Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: When to first trim young piggy's nails?

    I've always used the same nail trimmers for my adults and pup guinea pigs alike. The kind of nail trimmer I use is the scissor kind often sold for cats or puppies, similar to the one in this picture....
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    Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: When to first trim young piggy's nails?

    I would normally give my very young guinea pigs a nail trim when there is about 1mm of white growth which would be about 2-3 months old, and I would just take the very tip off. I would do this not...
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    Scratching: Re: Scratching until bleeding

    Could it possibly be a fungal infection? Check out this link which contains a few images of different kinds of fungal infections on guinea pigs https://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html
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    General: Re: Is this ringworms?

    Yes it is just coconut oil, but you want the jar to say cold pressed on it. It might not be on the front it might be in the small print on the back.

    Other methods of processing coconut oil use...
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    General: Re: Is this ringworms?

    Just to be clear, ringworm is a kind of fungal infection. Now it is possible that could be the start of a fungal infection, but it might not be. I personally wouldn't be rushing to the vet for this...
  24. Behavior: Re: Bonded Male Pair in Same Room With Female?

    Well over the years as I have had guinea pigs pass I have re-bonded my boys and girls with new same gendered cage mates, and I have almost always owned both boars and sow. With this set-up the boys...
  25. Behavior: Re: Bonded Male Pair in Same Room With Female?

    I have my boys in cages below my girls and they are none the wiser. I prefer to have my girls on top because I have a metal stand my father welded for me so there is absolutely no way for the boys to...
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