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    Pellets: Re: Guinea Pig Won't Eat Pellets

    That’s what I would do. I give mine 2 tablespoons of pellets each day and sometimes she eats them all, other times some are left. I do put some of them in a treat toy that she rolls around and the...
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    Cage: Re: Bedding concerns: Carefresh natural

    They are making a pillow. I put pieces fleece about the size of placemats under the hideys and mine bunches them up for a pillow. I also use pot holders and those chenille dusting mitts that they...
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    Re: bedding

    I don’t think they actually eat it, but sometimes they taste things to see what they are. For awhile I used shredded paper with the Carefresh, and I did see mine eat a shredded piece but nothing more...
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    Diet: Re: Just double checking

    I think you could feed green peppers that were frozen. Most veggies like green beans, peas, carrots, etc., must be blanched in order to freeze and properly preserve them. So they are cooked in...
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    Pellets: Re: Guinea Pig Won't Eat Pellets

    The nice thing about pellets is the balanced nutrition and vitamin C. However, pellets are not as important as having grass hay such as Timothy available 24/7 and about a cup of fresh veggies which...
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    Re: bedding

    If it were my choice I would try the Wilko paper bedding in the first link above. It looks a lot like the Carefresh which is soft on their feet and very absorbent. I have had some of the recycled...
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    Diet: Re: Advice on guinea pig diets!

    Things seem to be working out for everyone and thatís great! One thing I will mention is whenever you have two or more GPs together, all the pigloos and hideys should have two openings so one GP...
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    Behavior: Re: Taming guinea pigs and out of cage time?

    Feeding by hand is a good start. They are very food motivated. Most never like being picked up, but will learn to tolerate it for a food treat. They are prey animals so they hide and try not to get...
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    Diet: Re: Advice on guinea pig diets!

    Anther option is Oxbow Natural Science Vitamin C tabs. They are little wafers that are made of hay and each one provides 25 mg of vitamin C.
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  10. Bullying: Re: Is it okay to separate my guinea pigs with cage divider?

    The new cage should help since it’s a nice size. And as bpatters said, hideys should have two or more doors so no one gets trapped. There should also be a few places with food or maybe scattered food...
  11. Bullying: Re: Is it okay to separate my guinea pigs with cage divider?

    For three males you will need at least a 12 square foot cage and maybe more. Males are naturally competitive and when they hit puberty they will establish their space and tensions grow. Most of the...
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    Bedding: Re: Kitchen bedding help

    I use a long rabbit litter pan for hay. I call it her eat-in bathroom. ;)

    I put Carefresh in the bottom and then a light layer of hay, and pile the rest of the fresh hay in the corner. She pulls...
  13. General: Re: Looking for alternative chews and treats! And some advice on squeaks.

    As others have said, Timothy or other grass hay 24/7 is a must. Some pigs, like mine, aren’t chewers. She will chew on fresh apple sticks that I cut from our apple tree, but that’s about all. Avoid...
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    Re: I'd like to thank the moderators.

    I agree the moderators do an outstanding job. This is a good place to learn about guinea pigs. Everyone is so helpful and respectful. Thank you!
  15. Bloated: Re: New to owning a guinea pig: Possible start of bloating?

    A full tummy that feels firm could be from fresh veggies or any fruit she might be getting. I notice it on mine in the evening after she has green peppers or fresh grass. You might also notice more...
  16. Sick: Re: Guinea pig sudden lethargy/not eating + shaking death anyone else experience this

    My sympathy, Toebeans, on losing your little one. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that you provided a good home and good care.
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    Behavior: Re: Very nippy guinea pig

    Mine will nip or bite if she feels cornered in a place that she can’t see out of. She’s okay in the cage if she can see out of the grids, but not in a hidey or pigloo. Also, guinea pigs in general...
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    Re: New Guinea Pig Mom/Grandma

    Before I bought the rabbit litter pan, or the eat-in bathroom as I call it, I used a home-made fleece pad for the hay. It is about the size of a placemat with fleece on one side, a microfiber kitchen...
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    Re: New Guinea Pig Mom/Grandma

    Congratulations on your new piggies and kudos to you for all the research you are doing to give them a good home!

    The fleece forest is a great idea. I buy the stacking bins from Dollar Tree as...
  20. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    I did actually meet two young women who surprised me with their knowledge. One has 4 guinea pigs and was knowledgeable about housing, food, care and knew how to pick up and hold the guinea pig when...
  21. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    It sounds like Bean is starting to relax and explore his or her new home. Pet shops and shelters struggle with determining gender. They usually only have a few people who know about guinea pigs and...
  22. Behavior: Re: New guinea pig is hiding/isn't eating veggies

    Congratulations on your new piggy! I’m sure you will be a great piggy parent since you obviously are learning so much so fast! There are lots of experienced people out here with plenty of good...
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    Re: Guinea pig persuasion essay

    You have asked very good questions that all potential pet owners should ask. IMO, you should only get a pet if you want one and understand the care and responsibility it involves. Would you be...
  24. Re: Hi! Experienced owner but new here & have a question, need direction

    I understand completely since my in-laws are the same way. Very judgemental and critical of everyone including their own families. I dread holidays and avoid being with them whenever possible. No...
  25. Re: Hi! Experienced owner but new here & have a question, need direction

    Welcome to the forum. There are a lot of knowledgeable piggy parents out here to answer questions and provide support.

    I empathize with you that you have to make these medical decisions while...
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