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    Behavior: grinding up her pellets?

    Hey everyone! I have two pigs that are about 9 months old. My more dominant pig Popcorn in the past week-2 weeks started grinding up all the pellets everyday in the cage. I have 2 food bowls that I...
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    Cage: Re: Cage too small?

    if you look here Guinea Pig Cages, Your Cavy At Home it gives dimentions for pigs based on how many. For 2 pigs it should be 2x4 (or i believe i have heard 3x3 works as well for 2).
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    Hiding: Re: Hiding Under Fleece

    Maybe when you do that give him a smaller "blanket" piece of fleece he can still burrow under so he still has that comfort.
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    Re: How to know two are bonded

    Rabbitsncavyluv, I think the above is what the person was refering to when they said it was not tactful. That one paragraph insinuates the person knows the downfalls of purchasing at a petstore and...
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    Hiding: Re: Hiding Under Fleece

    If I leave corners uncovered one of my pigs will do the same thing. I put their cozies in each corner and the far corner of the cage I have a coroplast insert I put Carefresh in for their...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is she expecting?

    If she lost 80g in two days, is sleeping a lot and seems lethargic I would say you need to get her to a cavy savy vet asap to get checked out. These are all signs of illness.
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    Re: Hello - New member

    Welcome to the forum Dave! Cannot wait to see some pigtures! I am happy to hear you are learning from the site, it is such a wealth of information for new owners. Your piggy will love when you get...
  8. Thread: Litter Box?

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    Litter Training: Re: Litter Box?

    I have a "kitchen" area that is 1x2 grids, I used leftover coroplast to make an insert for the litter area/kitchen which I put carefresh litter in. I put their water bottle, hay rack and pellets in...
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    Re: Pet Stores hosting adoptions???

    There is a local no kill rescue for dogs and cats, Homeward Bound, that uses Petco's locally for their adoptions. They go to stores in the metro. When our beloved Karma (dog) died about a year and a...
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    Getting Along Re: Tone in threads

    Where I have seen the tone on the threads shift is when the person posting they bought, bred, or plan to breed their guinea pig just doesnt get it and gives the impression they are just going to do...
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    Re: Henry and Lady

    The other thing that comes to mind is she got them from the same breeder. How do you know they aren't related (ie brother, sister, mom, son, cousins etc) Inbreeding causes many malformaties and...
  12. Bullying: Re: One sister decided this week she doesn't like the other

    My females do this to each other when they are in estris (piggy period) usually only lasts about 3 days then they are fine and buddies again. I would agree though get another hidey or two. I actually...
  13. Thread: litter

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    Carefresh: Re: litter

    I use fleece and then carefresh only in the "kitchen/litter" area. This cuts down the cost of using it in the whole cage.
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    Vegetables: Re: Good vegetables high in vitamin c

    Check out the diet and nutrition section of the boards. There is a sticky there with a very good chart on veggies and fruits for guinea pigs. Also there are some sample weekly diets there.

    You...
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    Conditions: Re: Help!!! Please!!!

    So very sorry for your loss.
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    Photos: Re: smile!

    If i dont pignap them first! :p
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    Mites: Re: Ick! What do I do!?

    From what I know the treatment for mites needs to be prescribed by a vet, you cannot just buy it. It is very painful and yes can be very dangerous and deadly to your pigs. Guinealynx has a good read...
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    Behavior: Re: re-introductions after seperation

    thanks =D

    As you can see I change out their bridges, tunnels etc for variety. I still need to make 2 more cuddle cups so I have one set for use one set for wash, but my yard needed work this...
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    Photos: Re: smile!

    That is like greeting card perfect!! Way too cute!!
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    Behavior: Re: Weird things your guinea pig does

    My pigs after I wash the cozy cups will roll around in them. Popcorn does almost this wierd spaz in it until she falls out :p then repeats the whole ritual until she is comfy in it.
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    Behavior: Re: re-introductions after seperation

    It started with a bump by her eye that looked similar to a cyst. I found something similar on guinealynx of its progression from when we found it...
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    Re: Simple guinea pig toy

    That is an awesome idea! I am always looking around my house for things to stuff hay or treats in to keep the girls guessing. I may have to check on this one!

    also posting an image of...
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    Behavior: Re: re-introductions after seperation

    yes everything was cleaned and total re-arrange on the cage. They had their pigloos up until I opened up the cage and gave them the cozy and cover hidie areas.
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    Behavior: Re: re-introductions after seperation

    Also FYI, we got the piggies in Jan and they had to be seperated mid Feb due to Shadow's issues. They were only about 1.5-2mo old when we got them.
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    Behavior: re-introductions after seperation

    So my piggies were seperated for about 1.5 months while Shadow healed from an abcess. While they were seperated I divided the cage so they could still see each other since when I had to seperate them...
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