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    Vegetables: Re: Best vegetables and fruits for guineas?

    Yellow bell peppers have more than double the amount of vitamin C per 100g than do green bell peppers. So, even though they are pricey, they are an efficient food to supply them with what they need.
  2. Behavior: Re: New Guinea Pig: Very Shy, Hiding, and Doesn't Eat or Drink Much!

    That's great to hear! They do take a little time to warm up to new situations. We're starting to do more floor time with our 6 month olds and they are not sure what to make of it yet! But, I know...
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    Stand: Re: Cage stand fiasco

    OK, thanks everyone! I will check out the cage pics on the site. I definitely need more central support and also some more horizontal grids at the bottom.

    Also, Thanks for the pics of your cage...
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    Stand: Re: Cage stand fiasco

    Thanks, but I put 2 zip ties (tight) on every side that was connected, and it still moved around too much for my liking. It's still assembled so I will see if I can get it tighter but I feel like the...
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    Stand: Cage stand fiasco

    So, I had some extra grids and connectors lying around for a future cage expansion, and decided last night on a spur of the moment to use these to build a cage stand. I have a 2x5, and spent almost...
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    Re: Looking to buy my first 2 guinea pigs.

    LOL, I was quickly looking through the Canada threads for the first time and didn't notice the dates. Just assumed it was recent since it wasn't too deep. Sorry!!
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    Ramps: Re: Best Ramps Around---Tell me all about them

    Got it! Thanks so much for the clarification. I hadn't understood that the 4 wires are bent with the coro.
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    Re: Looking to buy my first 2 guinea pigs.

    I'm in western Ontario. Your best bet is either the Humane Society or Kijiji. Our local humane society does not take small animals, but hands them over to a few local pet shops that foster them and...
  9. Hiding: Re: Why do my guinea pigs hide whenever I enter the room?

    It's really early. Give them a few weeks, and consistent attention (not overwhelming) and they will start coming out when you're there. Mine come out but if I make any sudden movements, once of them...
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    Ramps: Re: Best Ramps Around---Tell me all about them

    spy9doc, your post is very useful, thank you, but I am a little confused about the wires and the base. Is the base in fact the top part of the ramp that connects to the second floor? I think the word...
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    Adopting: Re: Adding more guinea pigs to our pair

    Thanks! I do have the space to add another level to our C&C, and am willing to add a 4th piggie as well. We also have a Midwest cage that we use when going out of town for long stints that I will be...
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    Adopting: Re: Adding more guinea pigs to our pair

    I am going to go see her this week. Check out her personality and make sure she is in fact female (the current owner is not sure of gender "she" may very well be male, in which case, our search will...
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    C&C: Re: How to seal leaks?

    I used duct tape to seal the folds on both sides. Works perfectly, easy and inexpensive to do. Otherwise, the coroplast eventually cracks and urine gets in there where it is impossible to ever clean.
  14. Fleece: Re: Want to switch to fleece, but it's so expensive!

    I must be very lucky because all I have had to do was wash my fleece once and it wicked fine. Maybe it's the detergent I use? I am old school/crunchy and use the unscented powered stuff, washed on as...
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    How Much?: Re: Amount and timing of veggies

    I knew about oxalic acid and calcium, but it's good to be reminded! For greens, they mostly get baby romaine, regular romaine or red leaf lettuce. The baby romaine is mixed in with spinach, chard,...
  16. Behavior: Re: New Guinea Pig: Very Shy, Hiding, and Doesn't Eat or Drink Much!

    Yep, we had both a dish and a bottle for a long time, and when they started using the bottle consistently, we removed the dish and added a second bottle since we have a large cage.

    Any veggies she...
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    General: Re: Taking them to college

    We just did 12 hours twice with ours over the holidays and they were together in a cat carrier. But they are two mild-mannered girls, and still small at 6 months old, so they were fine.

    I used a...
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    How Much?: Amount and timing of veggies

    How much veggies do you feed one pig daily? Our two girls are 6 months old, and I have been giving them each 1 cup per day, about 3/4 packed leafy greens or herbs, and the rest dense, colorful...
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    Vegetables: Re: Best vegetables and fruits for guineas?

    Cilantro and clover (from our lawn in the summer) are definitely favorites here! Yellow bell peppers are super high in vitamin C, but can be expensive. I tend to buy green peppers for them, but they...
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    Adopting: Adding more guinea pigs to our pair

    We have a pair of 6 month old females, which we got at 5 weeks old, that are doing great. We got them from a locally-owned pet store, which was our best option at the time (we live in a smaller city...
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    Want a GP: Re: Checklist for bringing home 2 guinea pigs

    I think your list is great! We have the same size cage for our two girls and they can run around in it, which I love. I bought discounted fleece at the fabric store and we used washable bed pads...
  22. Behavior: Re: New Guinea Pig: Very Shy, Hiding, and Doesn't Eat or Drink Much!

    Our guinea pigs did not drink very much the first week we had them. They were also very skittish and got stressed out from being held. I worried same as you, but a few minutes of lap time here and...
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    Loss: Re: Another piggy died today... WHY?

    I hate to break it to you, but I think you may have overwhelmed their bodies with too much sugar and water. Watermelon and bananas are VERY high in sugar, and corn is very high in the type of starch...
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