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    Introductions: Herd or Not?

    Right now I have two intact boars, whom I love dearly. At some point in the future, I'd love to get more pigs. I'd prefer to have a herd of altered males and females, but part of me is uneasy about...
  2. General: Re: What are you guys getting your pigs for xmas?

    A cage expansion! It's another 2 x 5 C&C cage, which at the end of all this will give my boys twice the room they have now. I'm very excited about setting it up for them!
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    Fleece: Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    I soaked my fleece liners in diluted vinegar for about an hour (I put them in a bathtub, ran warm water, and dumped vinegar in), which did the trick for me.
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    C&C Alternatives: Re: Could I use a dog Crate as a cage?

    If it's any comfort, I'm not good at building things either. Putting together my boys' C&C cage did try my patience on more than one occasion, but seeing the end result was well worth it. Besides,...
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    Adorable boys! I hope they pair well together!
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    Keeping Warm: Re: Warm Enough?

    No, I don't use Guinea Dad liners and don't have any plans to buy them in the future. Besides, the boys do have one fleece pocket item, but they prefer to lie on top of it instead of burrowing inside...
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    Keeping Warm: Warm Enough?

    I live in a basement apartment, and I have my two boys' 2 x 5 cage in my bedroom. My room is cool in the summer, so I've never had concerns about overheating. However, as the temperatures drop, I'm...
  8. Thread: Calcium?

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    Diet: Re: Calcium?

    Oxbow's Garden Variety pellets doesn't have soy in it. I checked since my boys eat it. I watched her video but wasn't entirely convinced about it. My boys love their Oxbow Garden Variety pellets (and...
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    Chat Re: Guinea pig YouTubers?

    Little Adventures is my favorite; her videos helped me a lot when I was researching guinea pig care.
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    Adopting: Re: Help me name my Boar!

    What a handsome boar! I like Jasper and Geode the best. You could even call him "Geo" for short.
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    Ramps: Ramp for Cage Time?

    So I've been wanting to find a way to give my boys floor time, where I can sit on the floor and where they can run around without getting into trouble (they both love to zoomie, and I've been wanting...
  12. Behavior: Re: New Guinea Pig - Skittish / Snapping / Dominance Behavior

    My boys didn't come from a background where they had minimal interaction with their previous owner. To get them used to me, I'd sit by the cage and quietly talk to them. Once they were comfortable...
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    Vegetables: Butter Lettuce?

    For the past six months, to try to keep their calcium intake down, I've had my boys eating red leaf lettuce, which they've really enjoyed. However, red leaf lettuce is hard to find around here, and...
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    Play: New Hidey

    So I've been wanting to buy my boys a new hidey. I was planning on buying a cavy cave from Guineapigcagesstore, but I was sorely disappointed to discover that they no longer sell them. I really think...
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    General: Re: Vet Trip Tomorrow

    I have a large carrier because it's the cat carrier my family's used for years and I figured it would be better than buying a brand-new one.

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!
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    General: Vet Trip Tomorrow

    I have a quick question. I'm taking my boys to the vet tomorrow for a check-up (I got a free one courtesy of the rescue where they came from). The only other time they've been in a carrier in the car...
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    Fleece: Re: How often to wash fleece?

    I have two boars in a 2 x 5 cage. I was changing their fleece once a week, but the fleece was getting dirty too quickly, so now I change it/wash it every 3-4 days.
  18. Shelters: Re: Guinea pig shelter 2 weeks, or friend for 2 days and one week

    Option 1. Better to your pigs in an environment that they're semi-familiar with and with people who know how to take care of them.
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    C&C: Cage Expansion and Cleaning

    I need some advice from those of you who have expanded your pigs' cage. I currently have two boars in a 2 x 5 cage, which they're doing fine in, but I'm thinking of expanding their cage to give them...
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     Poll: Re: How Many Cavies Do You Have? (POLL)

    2 boys. I'm thinking of adopting more (to keep separate, that is) later this year.
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    Treats: Oxbow Treats ok?

    Quick question. Based on a brief discussion on Facebook, I'm worried that Oxbow treats aren't safe for my boys because of the molasses in them. I give them each one digestive supplement every other...
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    Behavior: Re: Water Dishes or Bottles?

    Living World so far has been my favorite.
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    General: Re: Traveling Guinea Pig Mom

    Part of my concern is that my brother won't always be there to take care of them. Like, for example, on my next two trips, he'll be coming with me, so he can't serve as their caretaker during those...
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    General: Traveling Guinea Pig Mom

    I need some advice from you fellow guinea pig owners.

    When I first got my pigs back in February, one reason I went for them was because at the time I had never done much traveling (a day or...
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    Hay: Hay Rack?

    I need some recommendations.

    I've been buying hay in bulk for my boys. Unfortunately, they seem to be going through the hay faster than I'd anticipated, primarily because of waste. I use a cat box...
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