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    Bonding: Re: What am I doing wrong?

    Anything else you noticed? How is her weight? Does she scratch or anything? I hope it is not mites or smth else that might be hurting her. Do tell more about her reaction, like does she start being...
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    Mites: Re: I can't beat these mites!

    tfarabian, how are your piggies doing?
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    Infection: Re: Red/irritated nipple?

    My piggy did have a mammary tumor removed and it grew like in a matter of a week, so super fast in our case. But it looked a bit swollen/lumpy, felt warm to touch, but there was no discharge. It was...
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    Media: Re: Guys with guinea pigs?

    That's funny, but I concur!
    My husband gets very involved with our boys too. He cleans the cage and all, I am in charge of handling the fleece, he feeds them too, cuddles w them etc, no shame here...
  5. Fleece: Re: Fleece flippers? How do you go about washing?

    I usually prefer a more gentle cycle. There's nothing but pee after all, that once soaked, comes out. Also I might add some vinegar even to the detergent area, if I have tougher stains (like...
  6. Fleece: Re: Fleece flippers? How do you go about washing?

    Oh I see.
    Yes, you take out the coroplast sheet, basically you slide it out.
    The uhaul pads also slide out of the fleece, constructed as a tight pillow case.
    You will probably have some hay from...
  7. Fleece: Re: Fleece flippers? How do you go about washing?

    Well how experienced are you with fleece?
    If you look at the videos, they have a coroplast that keeps them as "flippers" and it's removable, and inside is just uhaul cut to size, and the fleece is...
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    Re: Expensive pets!

    Yes thx. I started a new thread in the Medical area.
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    Vet: Guinea pig insurance?

    Just wondering if you have health insurance for your piggies and which one, how much is the fee, coverage etc

    I've received some names in a different thread about petinsurance and carecredit?...
  10. Fleece: Re: New fleece, also explanation for sewn liners

    This might sound stupid, which part do you attach to the fleece, and which to the cage?
  11. Fleece: Re: New fleece, also explanation for sewn liners

    How does velcro act when washing the fleece, doesn't it get stuck with pieces of hair and material?
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    Joy: Re: You know you've been pigged when.....

    Laughing - mine was wondering if they count for our taxes and how to make it happen.
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    Joy: Re: You know you've been pigged when.....

    I could use a game...

    You know you've been pigged when your veggie intake diet has changed for life.

    You know you've been pigged when your dinning table area has been totally donated to your...
  14. Fleece: Re: New fleece, also explanation for sewn liners

    If you sew them together, on a long run, don't they have different levels of shrinkage?
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    Mites: Re: I can't beat these mites!

    You really need to find out what it is before you treat with anything. So is it lice, is it mange mites, other?
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    Behavior: Re: Constantly knocking over food bowl

    Same issue. I switched to a very low margin ceramic bowl and he doesn't do that anymore - probably there is not enough grabbing area or because the margins are thicker than the other one...who knows...
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    Mites: Re: I can't beat these mites!

    http://www.guinealynx.info/lice.html
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    Mites: Re: I can't beat these mites!

    Is your vet an exotic pet vet?
    What type of mites do you mean, mange mites? If so, are those "shots" treated correctly with Ivermectin?
    What do you mean by finding mites on them? You cannot see...
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    Puberty: Re: My guinea Pig got her period?

    Vet like next week.
    They should probably do an Xray to exclude stones, urine culture to see the bacteria, can be a UTI (urinary tract infection). Is there anything else you have noticed? Like higher...
  20. Diet: re: Feeding Baby Pigs with Older Pig Housed Together

    Alfalfa is high in Calcium and piggies need extra than normal up to 7- 8 months max.
    If you have them together, just leave them on timothy, and give separately the alfalfa hay and higher Ca veggies...
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    Re: Expensive pets!

    You speak the truth. I had very high vet bills lately with 4 numbers, and as Paula, I was just told last week by a coworker that he is considering one piggy for his 4 year old. I shouted (not said) a...
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    Fleece: Re: Fleece Flippers

    Depends how the lofts are built. I have a base of 2x4, and two lofts of 2x2 built as the base were 2x6. So that leaves you with enough space to move around and clean as only half of the loft is...
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    Stones: Re: Bladder stones issue

    Piggy is happy now over the rainbow bridge.

    We have tried a lot, and he had 1 good day, followed by 2 bad ones, all in a vicious loop.
    Yesterday morning he had a lot of blood in his urine so we...
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    Stones: Re: Bladder stones issue

    I meant to say Calcium carbonate for the stone.
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    Impaction: Re: Vitamin B for impaction pigs?

    An idea would be to take the caecal and mash it up with some water and maybe food (I used Critical Care as my piggy was sick and syringe fed; you can try grinding 2-3 pellets though), and give it up...
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