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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    How scary! It does sound like a blockage that maybe he couldn't chew completely and went down his throat. I hope he starts to show some improvement.
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    How Much?: Re: Going Through Hay Fast

    That's what I love about guinea pigs, they make us laugh every day!
  3. Fleece: Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/122250-Homemade-Toys-and-hideys?highlight=snuffle+mat

    Here is a link to the Homemade Toys and Hideys Forum. I posted instructions for making a Snuffle...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I hope this takes care of his eating issues so he can eat hay and keep his teeth worn down properly.
  5. Cleaning: Re: How Often To clean the cage and What products to use?

    I just found Bagley's Best cleaning sprays at a liquidation store. I know Ed Bagley he has a number of environmentally friendly products, and this is the all purpose cleaning spray. It says it's...
  6. Fleece: Re: DIY Fleece Beds, Hideys, Tunnels, Sleepies Etc

    I make weepads by layering fleece, a light-weight microfiber or kitchen towel, a piece of thin batting, and piece of woven cotton fabric. I make them about 12 x 14 or larger.
    1. Place the fleece...
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    How Much?: Re: Going Through Hay Fast

    I have the same situation. Lacey will be snoozing when I get the little broom and dust pan out. Before you know it, she's jumping at the broom to chase it away and gobbling up hay that she wasn't...
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    How Much?: Re: Going Through Hay Fast

    I stir up the hay a bit and top it off with fresh. That starts the foraging process all over again and she picks through the whole pile. I throw out the old hay at the end of the day. I toss it in...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I’m sorry to hear Scooter is still having issues with his teeth. Did he get through the ear infection okay? I would think that could cause pain in his sinuses and teeth and he’d go off his food. I...
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    Play: Re: What are the best toys?

    I have a whiffle ball the size of a baseball with holes all around. I cut up peppers and carrots and put them inside and my guinea pigs rolls it around to get the veggies. I also have a cat treat...
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    Behavior: Re: Tips for an Easily Stressed Guinea Pig

    Kateanddoodle, you could use a piece of fleece with long fringes draped across the width of the cage. Binder clips work well to clip fabric to the grids. Even a cardboard panel across the cage with a...
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    Behavior: Re: Tips for an Easily Stressed Guinea Pig

    Do you have any dividers or fleece panels that you can hang in the cage so they are not always in sight of each other. It sounds like Bea needs some time to eat without being scared off. Maybe lap...
  13. Re: First time guinea pig owner with a few questions!

    http://www.guinealynx.info/diet.html

    Congratulations on your new guinea pig and kudos to you for researching how to feed, house, and care for him. His life will be so much better in the large cage...
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    Fleece: Re: Joann's Anti-Pill Plush Fleece

    Anyone looking for a bargain price on fleece may want to check Joann Fabric's President's Day Sale. They have 70% off solid color plush anti-pill ($3.60 per yard) and blizzard fleece ($3.00 per...
  15. Chat Re: Be honest...do you eat as well as your pigs?

    I have a lot more salads and make more veggie soup from scratch since I have all this produce around the house. And when Lacey gets veggies, the dog wants his cut so he gets a piece of carrot or cuke.
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    Chat Re: Just something I wanted to share.

    Wow, the friend and the watch are both priceless treasures!
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    General: Re: Guinea pigs and ferrets?

    I would definitely have a really secure and safe cage for the guinea pig and the ferret. While domestic ferrets usually eat chow, they are descendants of wild ferrets that hunt rodents and mammals as...
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    Hay: Re: All living things market medley

    Mills, if your local pet store is like ours, they match on-line prices. So if I want to buy something locally, I check prices on-line, then I check the stock in my local store so I know they have the...
  19. Thread: She’s here!

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    Re: She’s here!

    Ever hear of “Champagne taste on a beer budget?” My guinea pig is just the opposite. I bought a Timothy tunnel for about $10, she preferred the overturned stacking bins from the Dollar Tree. I bought...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: HELP my piggy is likely pregnant and getting close to time. No clue what to do!

    http://www.guinealynx.info/sexing.html

    Here is a link to a site that has good info and photos to help determining the gender of guinea pigs from young to adult. The site also includes links to...
  21. Thread: She’s here!

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    Re: She’s here!

    Muffs and tunnels are on my to-do list. I love sewing and have plenty of fabric and batting. My pig is just kind of lukewarm about the Cuddle Cup so I’m not going to bother with another one. She...
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    Re: She’s here!

    For a bed, I use a Cuddle Cup in a corner of the cage and use binder clips and a square of fleece to make an awning clipped to the cage. The two are separate, but when she's in the Cuddle Cup she has...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    I hope Scooter continues to do well and gets rid of that ear issue. It sounds like that will resolve his teeth issues as well.
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    Play: Re: Where To Get A Playpen?

    I use two baby gates at the ends of a hallway for playtime. I have sheets of cardboard from boxes and I put that between the gate panels so she can’t stick her head through.
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    Size: Re: Temporary cage for guinea pig?

    I found you have a rescue or humane society in town, they very often have used cages cheap. I picked one up for $10 that was suitable for a guinea pig temporarily to travel or in case of emergency....
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