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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Yep. Sounds like a plan.
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Well, I don't know that I'd do them the same day. Maybe the antifungal shampoo the day before the ivermectin treatment?
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Yes, only disinfect the cage.

    And yes, just bathe her body. If you do it in the kitchen sink, have someone help you -- they can panic and try to jump out. I always bathed mine in the bathtub. ...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    It should be. Pigs often itch more right after the first treatment because the mites are reacting to the ivermectin, but by the second treatment, it should have subsided. I'd go ahead and do the...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Loneliness won't cause her to itch.

    What strength of ivermectin did you use? And how much did you apply?
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    General: Re: Books To Read and Learn About Guinea Pigs

    The main page at GuineaLynx says:
  7. Cleaning: Re: How Often To clean the cage and What products to use?

    People have been using, and recommending, vinegar and water for years. Dilute it half and half. It will NOT harm the pigs, and it will clean the cage.

    In all my years of dealing with guinea...
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    Diet: Re: My Piggies Are Picky!

    Well, that looks like boar glue to me. If it's sticky, that's what it is.

    The top sticky in the Diet and Nutrition forum:...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Try an antifungal shampoo. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html.
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    General: Re: Books To Read and Learn About Guinea Pigs

    Care of guinea pigs is not based on the individual quirks of guinea pigs, any more than the care of children is based on their quirks. They have the same basic needs for good food, hay, bedding,...
  11. Cleaning: Re: How Often To clean the cage and What products to use?

    guineapigmom_2.0, there are stickies at the tops of all the forums that answer many of the questions you are asking.

    Here's some additional reading for new guinea pig owners that may help:...
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    General: Re: Dried fur on bottom?

    The chasing and a smelly bottom could be related, but also could not be.

    I think I'd take the one with the dried fur on the bottom first. If she's got a stone, it could turn into a...
  13. Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Guinea Pigs won't let me pick them up but I need to clip their nails,How do you d

    http://www.guinealynx.info/nails.html
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    Pig stomachs move because they're digesting food. At this point, you should be able to hear the pups' teeth gnashing, and feel definite kicking if you put your hands along her flanks. If you don't...
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    Sick: Re: Mumbly and Nouget med thread

    Baytril (enrofloxacin) can stunt a pig's growth. But if the pig isn't going to make it without a strong antibiotic, stunted growth isn't much to worry about, IMO. You could ask about switching to...
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    General: Re: What is on my guinea pig's nose?

    He might be allergic to his hay, or the hay might be dusty. What kind do you use?

    What do you mean by a "ruffled coat?"
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    General: Re: What is on my guinea pig's nose?

    No, he won't even know it's there.
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    General: Re: What is on my guinea pig's nose?

    Yep, that's it. Just a tiny bit, rubbed in very well. Use a q-tip, because fungus is contagious to humans.

    Has it gotten any worse since July?
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    General: Re: What is on my guinea pig's nose?

    If it doesn't wipe off, then it's not drainage from his nose.

    What I'd do is assume that it's a fungus and get some Lotrimin. Apply it sparingly with a q-tip and rub it in well so he can't ingest...
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    General: Re: What is on my guinea pig's nose?

    Take a look at this and see if his nose looks like any of these: http://www.guinealynx.info/cheilitis.html.
  21. Re: First time guinea pig owner with a few questions!

    Actually, Kaytee Timothy Complete pellets are pretty much trash. Their calcium source is calcium carbonate (limestone) that has been implicated in stone formation. The only pellets on the U.S....
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    General: Re: What is on my guinea pig's nose?

    I'm not seeing anything wrong, but it may be more obvious to you in person (or in pig!) than it is in a picture. Where exactly is the area that concerns you?
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    How Much?: Re: Going Through Hay Fast

    Ditto spy9doc. Saving money on hay is a false economy with guinea pigs.

    That said, I did discover that if I regularly stirred up the hay pile in my cage, the pigs would eat more of it. But I...
  24. Hay: Re: Help! My guinea pig won't eat hay but eats everything else fine

    If a different hay doesn't work, I'd want to have a proper tooth examination. His molars could be overgrown and causing problems with eating.
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Abby's medical thread

    You don't need to take her to the vet unless she's in labor for several hours without delivering. You don't need to help with the delivery.

    She and the pups will need alfalfa pellets or alfalfa...
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