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    Hay: Re: Found this in my Oxbow Hay...

    I can't say what type of twigs these are but to me they just look like they were mixed in with the hay when it was harvested. I've found things like this on occasion when I've gone through my hay. ...
  2. Behavior: Re: Newly adopted pig in quarantine - doesn't seem to be eating hay

    I'm so sorry for your loss of Pigsilver. It sure sounds like he had a rough go of life. You certainly did everything that you could for him. He was very blessed to have had such dedicated owners. ...
  3. Thread: Shop vac?

    by Kelsie
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    Cleaning: Re: Shop vac?

    Artista, GuineaDad uses the bottom half of what I think might be a Bissell vacuum. He uses it in his cage to pick up the hay and poo. I don't know if you ever watch any of his videos on Youtube but...
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    Re: My Guineas taking a pic

    Aww, they are so adorable. What beautiful piggies! Thanks for sharing your picture of them with us and welcome to the forum.
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    Chat Re: So many gpigs for adoption rn...

    I only had one hamster in my life. I remember I called him "Happy" and when I purchased him I also bought the whole Habitrail system with all of the tubes and sleeping quarters. I think he had a...
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    Re: Hello fellow piggie lovers

    Welcome to the forum. It's so nice to meet you. I've also had piggies for years and yet each day I learn something new about them. Some of the information comes from the various forums I am on but...
  7. Re: Happy to be here! My name is Ben and Theo is my piggy.

    He is such a cutie and you are right, he is photogenic. It's so nice to meet both you and Theo. He's a lucky little guy to have been adopted by you. May you have many happy and healthy years with...
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    Adopt vs. Buy: Re: I took RESCUE to a whole new level

    What an amazing story. You certainly went on and above in your rescue effort. Thank you for not giving up when it seemed like all hope was lost. This story really renews my belief that there are...
  9. Supplements: Re: Oxbow Natural Science (Supplements) - Your Thoughts?

    My pigs used to love the Oxbow Vitamin C tablets until they changed the formula and made them more of a wafer compared to a tablet. After that none of my pigs would touch them even after soaking the...
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    Re: New & would like advice on adoption

    I agree with SSLee that this family will quickly lose interest in visiting the pigs once they are gone from their house. I wouldn't be afraid to continue with the rehoming because I don't think they...
  11. Re: These people want to buy 10 diffrent types of animals and will trade produced rab

    @4boipigs, I agree with you about many of the craigslist ads being worrisome. I've never rescued a guinea pig from one of their ads but I did answer an ad from a lady wanting to find another home...
  12. Re: Any advice on grieving and how to cope with guilt?

    My deepest sympathy for your loss of your precious piggy, Rico. You did everything that was humanly possible for him so please don't feel like you did anything wrong. Just by reading your post, I...
  13. Re: Unknowingly Adopted A Pregnant Guinea Pig (Any Advice is Welcome)

    I have no experience with a pregnant guinea pig, but from everything I've read from others, it's very common for them to lay around when they are close to delivery. I'm sure she feels very...
  14. Thread: Pneumonia

    by Kelsie
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    General: Re: Pneumonia

    I will be keeping Louise in my thought and prayers for a speedy recovery. You are a very kind person to take her in when she was abandoned. I hope you will keep us updated as to how she is doing.
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    Hiding: Re: need some advice

    Guinea Pig Papa has given you excellent advice. Throughout my years of guinea pig ownership, I've had pigs with very outgoing personalities and pigs who were shy. With time each one of them became...
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    How Many: Re: Transitioning a Solo Pig

    I'm happy to hear that she seems to be adjusting. The signs to look out for would be loss of appetite and general listlessness. I would say that hiding out and not wanting to interact with you...
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    How Many: Re: Transitioning a Solo Pig

    I'm so sorry to hear about your losses and an extra hug for your loss of Hermione. I understand your situation regarding not wanting to get anymore piggies. I've seen that same scenario many times....
  18. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Aww... They are adorable. Thank you for sharing your pictures and welcome to the forum.
  19. Thread: Little Bear

    by Kelsie
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    Re: Little Bear

    Guinea Pig Papa, I would also like to thank you for writing such a lovely tribute to both @boipigs and Little Bear. You always express your condolences in the most touching way. I've always admired...
  20. Thread: Little Bear

    by Kelsie
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    Re: Little Bear

    I'm so sorry to read of Little Bear's passing. I followed your posts on him and always admired you for the way you took him in and gave him so much love. Thank you for allowing us to share his life...
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    Adopting: Re: Guidance on type of new brother to adopt

    I got my last two pigs from two different shelters. The first shelter was very well run with a knowledgeable staff who seemed to really care about this young guinea pig. The second shelter was just...
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    Re: Hi everyone! New(ish) piggie owner!

    I'm sorry I'm a little late but welcome to the forum. Thank you so much for adopting these boys. I love the names you've chosen for them. May you have many happy years with Willow and Oak.
  23. Bedding: Re: My report after switching from shredded paper to aspen bedding.

    A guinea pig bedspread covers the entire cage and goes over all four sides. It keeps the pigs from burrowing under the fleece. If you go online and type in "Piggy Bedspreads" it will take you to...
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    Rehoming: Re: Separating babies from moma and rehoming

    The only advice I can give you is to carefully screen any new adopters. Of course you can't control what happens once your pigs go into a new home, but choosing only someone who shares your idea of...
  25. Bedding: Re: My report after switching from shredded paper to aspen bedding.

    I always use Carefresh for my rat cage. It works perfectly so I thought when I built my guinea pig enclosure I would use it. That was a short lived idea. The cost was exorbitant for that large of a...
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