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    Cage: Re: Looking for bulk litter for guinea pigs

    If you elect not to try the wood pellet solution suggested by @Guinea Pig Papa, I use the Petco "So Phresh Small Animal Crumbled Paper" litter and really like it. It is superb at controlling odor and...
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    Injury: Re: Help with giving eye meds

    Let me see.......I presume that you are an adult dealing with a 2 lb. cavy.........who is going to win? We call it "tough love" for a reason. You aren't a bad pigmom, just an inexperienced one.
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    What breed?: Re: Please help me identify the sex of my pig!

    Sorry.........double post.
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    What breed?: Re: Please help me identify the sex of my pig!

    You really need to take a straight on, close-up pic of the genital area. Here's some help:

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    Piggy - boar

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    Piggy - sow (note the Y shape)
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    Re: How to change user name?

    Let me add my "welcome back" as well! It sounds as though your life is moving in the right direction and that life is a bit more stable. Yes, @bpatters is the one who can change your user...
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    Re: Reintroduction & a lot of written waffle.

    Wow......some reintroduction! Welcome back. I know that we will all benefit from your knowledge and expertise. :D
  7. Behavior: Re: Guinea pig keeps biting “pigloo” at night

    What else do they have to do all day besides sleep? >( What else is there to do for excitement besides chase your brother, run zoomies, and wait for dinner?

    I finally figured out how to thwart the...
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    General: Re: What to do about newly solitary cavy

    Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Oreo! :love:

    Consider that cavies really don't grieve as we humans do.....they just know that their buddy is gone. My decision would be for the best interest of...
  9. Thread: Hay too old?

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    Hay: Re: Hay too old?

    I don't know where your bluegrass hay information is coming from, but I just recently bought a 45# box and the hay is terrific! Look on the KMS site and you will see a review that I...
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    General: Re: Separating bonded adult & babies for feeding?

    I hate to tell you but this cage simply won't be large enough as the babies grow. Don't even THINK of dividing the cage for any reason!

    Very young cavies don't absolutely need alfalfa pellets and...
  11. Thread: Still bond?

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    Bonding: Re: Still bond?

    You can rest assured that Bianka is going to be hormonal as well because of her heat cycles. Bella Rose may exhibit more pronounced behavior, but I would be surprised if Bianka doesn't have hormonal...
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    General: Re: Piggy dealing with loss

    I'm so sorry that you lost Leo, and when it's unexpected, it sometimes hurts even more. Although having been in a similar situation not long ago, I can only tell you how I handled it.

    My Sparky...
  13. Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Does Anyone Have Any Tips For Trimming A Squirmish Piggy's Nails?

    There are many, many posts here on the Forum regarding cutting cavy nails. Just use the search box on the upper right.

    I don't believe in the "cut a couple of nails a day". I do everything at once...
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    Diet: Re: Guinea pig drinking A LOT of water

    I have to confess that I DO fill the bottle to the top. :ohmy: I check to be sure that the rubber washer is seated correctly, screw the top on tight, turn the bottle upright and squeeze it slightly...
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    Fleece: Re: Can portable washing machines wash fleece?

    Every time I hear this, I think "what a silly argument". Did your Mom ever use cloth diapers on her children? Has no adult in your family every pooped or peed in their pants? If this happens, does...
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    Sneezing: Re: Simon's Medical Thread.

    What wonderful news! Maybe you should start a new business........poop from Leo. Cures all ailments and puts your piggy on the path to recovery.
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    Re: Durian's med thread

    Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, baby Durian! :love:
  18. Diet: Re: Help - My guinea pig ate part of a puppy pad??

    Cavies LOVE the blue plastic on puppy pads! :ohmy: If you use them, you must fold this part under so that #1 they can't see it, and #2 they can't get to it. If you use puppy pads, best course of...
  19. Re: They've bonded but are the arguing? Literally no clue whats going on lol

    Sounds familiar! We've had one sow within the past 10 years and the day/night before she went into heat, she acted just like a female with PMS. >( My husband and I both laughed about it at the time,...
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    Sneezing: Re: Simon's Medical Thread.

    And you deserve that he is healthy and happy! You do your utmost for every one of your furry children and it is about time for a great outcome.

    BTW, how is Leo handling everything?
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    Skin Problems: Re: Suspected Fungal Infection, Next Steps?

    That's probably o.k. in warm weather. However, I always dry my cavies with a hairdryer set on "low", use a diffuser, and keep my hand between the piggy and the dryer, fluffing the hair as I go. In...
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    Re: My 2 years old guinea pig is probably pregnant!

    I've been meaning to wish you the best with your little guy and to say that I think you are doing a wonderful job with him! :love:

    I would urge you NOT to feed him glucose. Instead, I'm confident...
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    Sneezing: Re: Sneezing out of one nostril

    Because we cannot have timothy in the house, I used orchard grass from SPS with no problem. The only supplier of Bluegrass hay that I know of is KMS. Again, I encourage you NOT to buy timothy until...
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    Sneezing: Re: Sneezing out of one nostril

    I don't know why not.....anything is possible. Even though I've never heard of cavies being allergic to hay, I suspect that may be a factor. Timothy hay is a potent allergen for many...
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    Sneezing: Re: Simon's Medical Thread.

    Has a thorough cardiac workup been performed? I ask this only because dyspnea is often a symptom of CHF. I remember questioning my Vet on more than one occasion about Sparky's "head bob" and that I...
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