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    It's been a long time

    HI all, it's been a long time since I posted.I know longer have pigs I use to have 6 but my last pig passed away this August. My oldest passed on this summer, Poppy was 8. I Miss him terribly. I just...
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    Re: down to one pig now

    Thank you Lunar!
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    down to one pig now

    Hi all,

    It's been a long time since I've been on this site. I use to have 6 male pigs and as time has passed, they've crossed over the bridge but one I've really been missing my piggy "Popcorn"....
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    General: Re: Things to look for on new pigs?

    If your getting these pigs for the first time, it's best to check their gender and separate them appropriatley that is males with males, females with females or you may end up with more pigs.
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    Re: not in the christmas spirit

    Thank you all for your time and words of encouragement.
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    not in the christmas spirit

    My dog died tragically 2 weeks ago. he was only 4. I have absolutely no desire to celebrate the holidays. I haven't even spent time with my pigs and I feel guilty. Just don't know how to pull myself...
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    Teeth: Re: Vet says tooth problem now

    I don't understand why she would have to put the pig under to do dental xrays and $1500.00 seems extremely steep. She doesn't describe what she's going to do. My pig went for an exam of his mouth,...
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    Stones: Re: HELP with post op pig

    I'm sorry to hear your pig is going through all this but your vet should have sent you home with pain meds. Based on what you describe appears that your little one is in a lot of pain. I'm real big...
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    Bathing: Re: How do you clean out the pee stains?

    "Do not" soak your guinea pig in vinegar, you will irritate its fragile skin. You can try soaking in enough luke warm to just cover the area in question to loosen then take a drop of dawn dish...
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    Behavior: Re: Terrified when picking them up

    Yes time is important. I've had my boys for many years and they will let me pet them and massage them and pretty much lie low. Time is important, they need to get use to their new environment,...
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    Infection: Re: Eye removal

    Hello,

    I haven't been on in a while. I truly hope for a well and speedy recovery for Poppy. My suggestion is to keep Poppy as comfortable as possible and be vigilant on Pop's pain medication and...
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    Not Eating: Re: anesthesia on an old pig

    I would give him critical care and syringe him water. Is he pooping and Peeing?? Is he on any pain medication? Have you been in touch with the vet about the pig not eating? I'm sorry to hear the...
  13. Re: young readers please do not read..disturbing.

    Thank you for all your support.
  14. young readers please do not read..disturbing.

    I know that this forum is mostly about guinea pigs, we also have rabbits. I'm still upset about this.
    My daughter relocated to my mothers home because it was much closer to work and school. We have...
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    getting onto forum

    Hi,
    I don't know how many of you have this problem but anytime I google
    cavy cages forum, it takes me to "url.shortlinkinfo". this is something new.
    I don't know why but it doesn't allow me to...
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    General: 14 guinea pigs

    I recieved a call from Camp Papillon animal adoption rescue located in Stroudsburg PA that a women, located in Cresco Pa has 14 guinea pigs and is looking for permanent homes. She is NOT a breeder,...
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    UTI: Re: blood on bedding

    I took a picture of his pee area showing a dark red ring on his botom to take to the vet with my cell phone, however I don't have an adapter with this phone to download the pictures into the...
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    UTI: blood on bedding

    I went down to feed the boys this morning and discovered blood on the shavings concentrated to one corner of the pen. I immediately called the vet and brought Ben in. After an xray and exam, Ben has...
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    Just Delivered: Re: Lola Just Had Her Babies!!!

    They are just beautiful
  20. Aggression: Re: I had a feeling something was going to happen

    True, you do want to address the wound immediately. The reason I don't use betadine is because it's very drying and irritating to the skin even diluted. I use 3% hydrogen peroxide slightly diluted to...
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    Sick: Re: URI? Pigs may be sick

    Ideally if one pig isn't ill it's better to separate it from the others, that is moving it into another room until the other 2 are better. There's no real harm. You can spend more cuddle time with it...
  22. Aggression: Re: I had a feeling something was going to happen

    Yes, I've had more than my share of treating wounds.

    It depends on the nature of the wound. I first assess the wound. Is it red, tender warmer than the surrounding tissue and most importantly...
  23. Aggression: Re: I had a feeling something was going to happen

    I've been thru this, they probably aren't compatable for each other and it wouldn't matter how big the pen is.
    For the well being of the wounded pig, I'd keep them separated and watch the area for...
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    Sad: Re: This pig needs help!

    I was going to suggest offering her to go visit the rescue. I know your concern.

    Good Luck
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    Teeth: Re: Pierre with malocclusion

    I'm very sorry for your loss.
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