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    Re: New Here! Hi Everyone!

    Welcome! Have fun building your cage!
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    Scratching: Re: Tico's battle with Mites

    How many treatments did you give and how far apart? Have you treated both pigs?
  3. Cage: Re: New To Cubes, Flooring Question, Second Level Question

    As long as you are open to suggestions and doing your best, you are likely to receive only helpful advice.

    My suggestions are:
    -Stop feeding the pellet mix. Throw it away and get a high quality...
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    Lump: Re: on piggie's cheek

    She should be fine until the afternoon. Good luck!
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    Exercise: Re: New pig - Naps during floor time?

    Quarantine isn't for you, it's for the safety and health of your pigs. They hide illnesses very well, and often by the time you notice symptoms, they are extremely sick. You are putting both of...
  6. Cage: Re: Is using shredded newspapers and flyers okay with pine bedding?

    As others have said, it just gets wet, heavy, and smelly. It's not that absorbent.

    Make sure that the pine shavings you are using are kiln dried.

    And I second the recommendation for fleece!
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    Mites: Re: Could it be mites or lice?

    You can't see mites, and lice can be difficult to see. Is there any hair loss? If so, I would treat them.
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    Exercise: Re: New pig - Naps during floor time?

    You should have done a full three week quarantine behind closed doors before the intro, but it's too late for that now.

    I would give him a week or so to get used to floor time. Make sure he has...
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    Size: Re: How many boars?

    It should be fine. With boars that get along well, up to 4.
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    Pregnant: Re: pregnant rescues, socialization?

    Have you treated for mites and lice? That can be one reason they bite, and given that they were in a dumpster, it's pretty likely they have one or both. I'm glad you took them in!
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    Won't Eat Veggies: Re: My 2 piggies don't eat veggies

    You're overwhelming them with too much variety. Feed ONLY lettuce and bell pepper until they eat them consistently. You should feed them several times a day in small amounts. This can take weeks...
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    Adopting: Re: need advice this can't fail

    You should know pretty much immediately if they are getting along, so thirty days is plenty. Do a full three week quarantine--don't cut it short.

    To increase your chance of them getting along:...
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    Grow Your Own: Re: Growing economical plants, hay, grass...

    They can have a lot!
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    Grow Your Own: Re: Growing economical plants, hay, grass...

    Yes, you feed your pigs genetically engineered veggies all the time unless you feed only organic food.
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    Re: how we came together

    Congrats on the adoption, and welcome to the forum!

    Some advice:
    -Double check the sex (or have the vet do it). Shelter pigs are normally properly sexed, but there are exceptions.
    -Adopt him a...
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    Storage Areas: Re: stand/storage under a 2 x 7

    You don't necessarily need 14 grids for the base--you can get away with less.

    25 grids should be fine. I would plan it out first though and look through the galleries. Be sure to leave some...
  17. Thread: Mister

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    Re: Mister

    Oxbow is a good brand. It might help to have someone else help you hold him at least the first few times you do it. Bribery with his favorite food will help too!
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    Introductions: Re: Sloop and Piglet are together

    You can just clip a small towel in the corner of the cage with binder clips too. It's cheap, easy, and the pigs love it!
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    Re: Mister

    Hi CharlieP! Welcome to the forum!

    You are on the right track with the veggies, but your diet needs a little bit of work--check out the stickies in the diet and nutrition forum. There are good...
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    Introductions: Re: Sloop and Piglet are together

    You can try towel tents. They don't take any space away from running and still make great hiding spots.

    Very cute pigs!
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    Introductions: Re: Meet the new member of the family!! :D

    Be careful with Kijiji. There are many breeders there.
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    Frustrated: Re: Please help me shut them down

    Several people have to flag it before it is removed, not just one person.

    When a post gets flagged several times, it is removed. This makes it less likely that he will sell his pigs. If he...
  23. Behavior: Re: Introducing new pig/pigs to my 2 I already have

    Guinea pig introductions are very different from rabbit introductions. Read this: Guinea Pigs Social Life

    You can do the intro immediately after quarantine is complete.

    Yes, there is a chance...
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    Coroplast: Re: Do I need Coroplast?

    You don't absolutely need it, but it is really nice to have. If you can find it, I would use it.
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    Neutering/Spaying: Re: To Neuter or Not??

    Carla Christman
    Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic - Home

    I have used her, and she is very experienced with guinea pigs. If you have questions about her, feel free to PM me.

    I would definitely put...
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