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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    Guinea Pig Papa , @Soecara , I really appreciate the helpful suggestions...But here's the thing: If I order something online, it has to ship. And I need this now, not a week from now. The longer...
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    Hmm...I don't know where I would could find that...
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    Attempt number 1 (I apologize for the horrendous picture quality):

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    I made the cart out of LEGOs, because I didn't have any wheels that I could directly attach to the flip flop,...
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    Oooh, that is clever. Thank you very much--I'll definitely need that for reference. I don't know where I can find neoprene...I'll have to look into that.
  5. Re: San Antonio Hunks Pose with Adorable Guinea Pigs for 2020 Calendar Benefitting Lo

    True genius.
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    Exercise: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    Greetings, my human and non-human friends. Today I come with a complicated and unusual issue.

    As some of you know, Maple is paralyzed. Or, he was paralyzed. He's gotten a significant amount of...
  7. Re: Hi from me and 2 guinea pigs - Rick and Dick!

    Welcome to the forum, and hello from Maple and Steve!
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    General: Re: Can Chewing the Bars Hurt their Teeth?

    Ooo, clever! I've got to get/make me one of those.
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    General: Re: Can Chewing the Bars Hurt their Teeth?

    I'll put my head together with my mom and we'll see if we can do some of those things! They're pretty set in their ways (and Maple hates chewing wood), so I don't know if it'll work. But we'll see.
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    General: Re: Can Chewing the Bars Hurt their Teeth?

    I think you're wrong about the frustration and territorial behavior. When we put Maple back into his cage after holding him for a while, the first thing he does is go and chew the bars of the divider...
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    General: Can Chewing the Bars Hurt their Teeth?

    Hello! I do hope I'm posting this in the proper forum.

    I have two boars (Maple and Steve) living in a 2x6 C&C with a grid barrier down the middle, because they didn't get along well enough to be...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    Maple went to the vet yesterday, and they trimmed his teeth. It seems to have helped. He's eating the orchard grass just fine, but he's still not very into his pellets. He'll walk over and eat one...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    Thanks
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    This evening's feeding was rather traumatic. Maple has decided that he now hates any and all syringes, but for the first time we were actually able to get something into him. Mostly because I finally...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    What do you mean by a molar planing?

    I'll have another look at his incisors, but last I checked they didn't seem to be worn at an angle. Also, he is eating hay again. So that's something
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    That's what I thought. If he's eating hay and chewing hard things, will his teeth wear down enough? Or do they need to be trimmed in some way?
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    And the saga continues.

    I watched Maple trying to eat his pellets today, and I figured out why he dropped them all. For whatever reason, he can't eat them unless he can get them at exactly the...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    Got it. Many many thanks
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    Shavings: Re: Got some Questions about shavings?

    I used aspen shavings for a good while. It never caused a problem for my boar Maple, but that's not a good reason to think it won't cause a problem for yours. Maple is just good like that--his...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    spy9doc , thank you! That's all very helpful. We have some spring mix...is there anything in a spring mix that they might NOT be able to safely eat? (for example, ours has spinach in it...is that...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    I tried bell pepper--he wouldn't eat it. And he seems to be struggling with his hay...he has to get it at just the right angle, or he can't seem to eat it.
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    Yet another update:

    My dad gave me a new end for my syringe, but it was just slightly too narrow. I watered the Critical Care down as much as I felt like I could without it being more water than...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    My brother suggested that! But I have no idea how to pull that off. Hopefully I won't have to--I could've sworn I saw him support his weight on his back left leg today. I think he's actually getting...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    Yeah...I think I may have to do that. Dad gave me an end for the syringe I currently have, but it's too thin, and the stuff won't come out properly. He says he needs to find an "irrigation syringe"...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    Frozen, huh. That's interesting!

    I'm not totally sure if I'll be able to find them--corn season is a little earlier here than most places--but I'll keep an eye out. Thank you!
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