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    Re: In Memory of my Pokey (photos)

    Thank you everyone for the kind words! It's nice to know I'm not alone and that many others know how special the bond can be with your piglet. I think some people think you can only bond with dogs or...
  2. Re: You'll always have a place in my heart, Ginger

    I just lost my little guy too. My heart goes out to you. I'm making a lovely little photo album for him so I can always remember his sweet little face and all the good times we shared.
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    In Memory of my Pokey (photos)

    Last week I lost my precious Pokey. He was my first guinea pig and the best companion and friend I could have ever asked for. We had a special bond that I never knew was possible with such a tiny...
  4. Urine: Re: Blood in Urine. Vet says NO UTI or Stones. Any idea?

    That could be it! Thank you for the info. The bleeding seems to come and go, and sometimes it's thick- like coagulated or like a discharge.
  5. Urine: Blood in Urine. Vet says NO UTI or Stones. Any idea?

    I have a 5 year old male piggy who has intermittent blood in his urine. I rushed him to the vet at the first sign of blood. They tested his urine and gave him an xray. After a full exam and several...
  6. Impaction: 3.5 y/o Male Guinea Pig- Build Up in Perenial Sac?

    I have a 3.5 y/o boar and though he seems to be defecating pretty much normally I've been noticing more frequent build up in his perenial sac. He is often having "stuck together" or oddly shaped...
  7. Wheezing: Return of wheezing 2 months after antibiotics.

    Hi there-

    I have a 3.5 y/o pig who has suffered from wheezing/mucousy sounding breathing. I first noticed it about a year ago but it came and went and I monitored him closely. In Oct. of 2011 it...
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    Impaction: Re: Impaction Prevention Procedures?

    Great to know. He already has all the things you listed. I'll just check him once in a while and make sure it isn't full.

    Thank you everyone for the advice and input on the matter!
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    Impaction: Re: Impaction Prevention Procedures?

    I saw two vets, both exotic. They were both good and very nice. They just didn't mention it to me. Anyway- I just finished doing his first sac cleaning and I think it went well. I mixed the mineral...
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    Impaction: Re: Impaction Prevention Procedures?

    Thank you. That video is very helpful. Why does it say on Guinealynx to use a syringe and warm water to flush out the sac? http://www.guinealynx.info/impaction.html It also doesn't say anything about...
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    Impaction: Impaction Prevention Procedures?

    Hi There-

    My sister's guinea pig was recently diagnosed with impaction and I have been doing a lot of reading about it and I also want to make sure I am doing the right things to prevent it in my...
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    Stones: Re: Can a pig pass a bladder stone on his own?

    Thanks so much Paula. Does KM have oat hay? I haven't heard of that before.

    Pokey is going back in for a his check up this afternoon. He is doing amazingly well! Not a drop of blood since the...
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    Stones: Re: Can a pig pass a bladder stone on his own?

    Thank you everyone for the valuable information. Pokey currently gets KM pellets, and he was getting about 1/4 cup a day, but I plan on cutting that down after reading this.

    There seems to be...
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    Stones: Can a pig pass a bladder stone on his own?

    Hi Everyone,

    It has been a very stressful couple of days for Pokey and I. Yesterday morning I awoke to find many bloody urine patches around Pokey's cage. I rushed him to the vet and they said his...
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    Congested: Re: Stuffy nosed piggie?

    He hasn't been loosing weight and still eats as much as ever. It's been 3 days now and the symptoms have not returned. I don't really want to rush him to the vet unless it's an emergency. I really...
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    Congested: Re: Stuffy nosed piggie?

    Hmm... so today he isn't making the sound at all.... I suppose I'll just watch him closely for a few days. Maybe he just had pellet dusk up his nose.
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    Congested: Stuffy nosed piggie?

    I noticed Pokey making a funny sound that I'd never heard before and it sounds like his nose is stuffy. He is making a soft kind of popping noise like he has some nasal congestion. He seems to be...
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    UTI: What causes UTI?

    I've noticed that UTIs seem to be common in guinea pigs. What are the causes of UTIs and what are techniques for avoiding them? Thanks!
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    Re: Hidey Hut Bottom

    Fleece does seem to be the best. My piggers live in my homemade tents and I have several changeable square fleece pads that I change out every other day. Then I toss them all in the wash. It works...
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    Behavior: My pig doesn't bite, but he loves to lick?

    My pigger Pokey has never bitten he is very well behaved that way but now he seems to love to lick me! When I cuddle him on my shoulder he licks my neck and when he sits by me on the couch he likes...
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    Re: How do I make cozies, tents, bags?

    I'm afraid I can't give away the secret to my tent pattern, as it took me a while to perfect myself! If want one you can get them on etsy.com!
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    Re: Good hidey houses??????

    How bout a tent?!?

    http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/accessories/43035-my-homemade-piggie-tents.html
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    Re: Cute pigger item on Etsy

    ha! I was wondering the same thing!
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    Re: Cute pigger item on Etsy

    hahaha! I just bought two of these before I saw this thread! They were so cute I could not resist! I bought the grey agouti and the long haired chocolate brown! Once they arrive I will let you know...
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    Re: Pigloo alternative?

    thanks! I made them myself! Piggies love 'em!
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