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    Re: New to this

    The best way to score coroplast is to purchase the special tool that is made for it. I chose to use a carpet knife with the blade retracted and a metal straight edge. With a carpet knife you have...
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    Re: New Owner/ Need Help!

    Guinea pigs are a prey animal in the wild and can be skittish for a time. Be calm when around him, keep voices at a normal conversation level, and don't make sudden movements. You don't have to be...
  3. Cage: Re: Where can I find cheap supplies to make my own cage?

    I purchased grids from Amazon and a coroplast sheet from Home Depot. Total cost was around $45 for something far better than a store bought cage. I am moving to fleece over wood pellets instead of...
  4. Teeth: Re: Help! Advice for weaning off critical care

    I can only share my experience of moving a piggies off of critical care. Your experience may be different because it was a dental problem. I mixed a bit of critical care with some pellets and water...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    It is so nice to see good news on Scooter. Cautious optimism is always a good stance on all things medical. Nutter Butter and I hope to see continued news of improvement down the road.
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    Re: Guinea Pigs in Christmas Photos?

    Holding them on your lap with a small Santa or elf hats on would be pretty cute. If you are crafty, maybe make felt antlers.
  7. Teeth: Re: Weaning off of Critical care...advice?

    When one of my girls was sick I weaned her off. I reduced the critical care and made mushy pellets and slowly back to a normal diet. She really liked critical care also, but moved over to mushy...
  8. Re: Unplanned adoption, seeking input on my check list

    Just a little update. Nutter Butter is enjoying being spoiled and has learned wheeking is a good thing and generally results in supper, breakfast, fresh hay, or pellets arriving. There were some...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    It is good to see positive new about Scooter.
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    Re: I'm sorry, baby Punkin. I love you.

    That is a beautiful tribute to Punkin. I know how much you loved him and how much it hurts.
  11. Re: Hey There! My names Lilly and I'm looking forward to meeting other piggy owners!

    Welcome! Take a look at the pinned post at the top of the forums. There is a lot of good information and many questions that you might have can probably be answered there.
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    Re: I'm sorry, baby Punkin. I love you.

    I feel your pain and sorrow my brother. I am so sorry to hear that Punkin has passed. I know how much you loved and cared for your little man and you gave him a wonderful life. Please take care of...
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    Re: I'll see you again someday, Cola

    I am so sorry for you loss of Cola. She surely felt the love you had for her. Share extra time with Pepsi and help each other through things.

    This forum was a huge help when I lost my girls. I...
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    Nails/Nail Trimming: Re: Nail cutting.

    Go to post #23 here-
    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/121640-Unplanned-adoption-seeking-input-on-my-check-list/page2

    I was having problems with the nail clipping and spy9doc helped a...
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    Wood Pellets/Chips: Re: Wood Pellets Questions

    I am going this route soon. I found a couple of pinned post at the top of this forum very helpful. One of them addresses the type of pellets very well. The big take away from that post is to make...
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    Not Eating: Re: Sudden Guinea Pig Death

    Fred0071 These little guys work their way into a big part of our heart and when they leave us there is a big hole there. I love my girls and miss them dearly to this day. Now I have a boy that was...
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    Hiding: Re: New GPs won't come out

    I set up a kitchen area with a cover over it for my Nutter Butter. He was a very shy guy, but after adding a place where he could eat and drink under cover and feel more secure he became much more...
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    Hiding: Re: New GPs won't come out

    They will take awhile to settle into their new surroundings. There is a good youtube video on socializing guinea pigs and I believe there is information in one of the pinned post. It is a process...
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    Not Eating: Re: Sudden Guinea Pig Death

    I am so sorry for your loss. You took in a poor guinea pig that was being neglected and gave her a good home and a good life. Sometimes you can do everything right and it simply their time to pass....
  20. Re: Unplanned adoption, seeking input on my check list

    Further updates on Nutter Butter. His pigloo was replaced with a fleece forest and he will have a tunnel soon. The pigloo was taking up a lot of space and he seems very content to snuggle and hide...
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    Not Eating: Re: Punkin's medical thread

    I have been out of pocket a few days and was really hoping to see good news. It is good to see Punkin making progress, but I was saddened to see the news about Scooter. Hoping and praying Scooter...
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    Re: Sweet dreams, Smuckers

    To be loved means so much and in the short time you shared Smuckers knew what it was like to be loved and wanted. I share your tears for Smuckers. Thank you for being there for her.
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    Re: Forgive me, my old pig

    Take time to grieve and find a healthy way to let the emotion out. When my baby Bella passed I took time the couple days after to do some things I enjoy, remember all the good times with Bella, and...
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    Not Eating: Re: Punkin's medical thread

    Guinea Pig Papa When MuMu was ill Bella would get in a bit of a funk. Not terrible, just enough to notice she was a bit off. If Punkin is the boss pig Scooter might be a little reluctant to dive...
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    Re: Future Guinea Mom + Love This Site!

    Welcome! You are doing the right thing in waiting until you are secure financially before taking on piggies. I am researching insurance for my piggie in addition to an emergency vet fund. There is...
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