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  1. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Welcome to the forum!

    Here's some recommended reading for new pig owners: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/113176-Information-for-new-guinea-pig-owners

    If that's a pet store cage,...
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    Bonding: Re: Need advice on bonding two boars

    First, you're not going to bond them. You're going to introduce them, and whether they bond as best buddies, bond only the extent they tolerate other, or don't bond at all is totally up to them. ...
  3. Genitals: Re: JellyBean - 8 wk female not cleaning her bottom/genitals?

    Nervous baby-pig mama.

    She may improve as she gets older, or she may just be one of those pigs that will always show urine stains in white fur.
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    Neutering/Spaying: Re: Recovery after surgery

    Soak the pellets in some water for several minutes, then put them in a blender or food processor.

    Here's some handfeeding info:...
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    Neutering/Spaying: Re: Recovery after surgery

    This may have some help: http://www.guinealynx.info/postop.html

    But I'd get up in the middle of the night and hand feed him some Critical Care or a pellet slurry if he still hasn't eaten.
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    Injury: Re: I Dropped My Guinea Pig

    She needs to see a vet for an x-ray to see if she's broken the leg. While you're making the appointment, confine her to a small area of the cage so she can't move too much, and keep a close eye on...
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    Fleece: Re: How often to wash fleece?

    Wash it when it looks/smells dirty. How often you do it will depend on whether you've got pee pads that the pig uses, or a separate kitchen that catches most of the output, or if your pig has soft...
  8. Thread: Howdy from NC

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    Re: Howdy from NC

    Have you turned them over and compared their private parts to make sure they're both the same sex?

    I wouldn't separate them unless there's bloodshed or one is aggravated to the point that it's...
  9. Lethargy: Re: Sick pig! Pig acting slow, trembling, does not want to eat

    I'm so sorry you lost her.
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    URI: Re: Some URI concerns

    I'm so very sorry you lost him.
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    Behavior: Re: Acting spooked/differently

    He's fine. Popcorning drastically decreases with age.


    You could treat him for mites yourself: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/111160-How-to-treat-for-mites-and-lice
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    Mounting: Re: Introducing Boars -- Should I Separate?

    Sounds like it's going well.
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    Hay: Re: Allergic reaction to Timothy Hay

    It's very rare for people to be allergic to the pigs themselves.

    But when you switch, clean the cage thoroughly and bathe the pigs to get rid of the old hay dust.
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    Mounting: Re: Introducing Boars -- Should I Separate?

    They're going to mount, no doubt about it. Unless there's blood shed, or one of them is pestered to the point that he's losing weight, let them be to work it out on their own.

    Throw out the...
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    Re: What sex are my guinea pigs

    Desscott95, please don't post your question on another person's thread. Start your own.
  16. Lethargy: Re: Sick pig! Pig acting slow, trembling, does not want to eat

    Your first post about it apparently didn't come through.

    She's obviously sick, but not obviously dying. Guinea pigs routinely live to seven or eight. She needs to see an exotic vet ASAP.
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    URI: Re: Some URI concerns

    The URI your pig has may or not be contagious. If it's viral, probably not. If it's bacterial, maybe. And I don't really know whether your allergic condition would make you more susceptible to...
  18. Bonding: Re: New Baby Cavy - Adding to my existing piggies?

    Don't intro them in that cage. Unless you clean EVERYTHING -- wiping down the wires, washing all the plastics, taking out all the wooden things, it will still have the smell of pig in it, which may...
  19. Bonding: Re: New Baby Cavy - Adding to my existing piggies?

    Either quarantine for three full weeks, not two, or go ahead and put them together. Shortening quarantine won't do anything except expose your pigs to anything she might have.

    However, if it...
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    General: Re: My guinea pig ate a tomato leaf.

    He'll probably be fine. Tomato leaves are edible, although I don't know why anyone would want to eat one.
  21. Feet: Re: Bella Rose a little red and dry paws and feet

    Upside down bottle caps make good piggy foot baths, and you may be able to bribe her to sit still if you feed her yummy treats.

    Here's some info on how to trim the spurs:...
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    Hay: Re: Allergic reaction to Timothy Hay

    You can switch cold turkey -- they'll adjust.

    All hay has seed heads, but how many you get depends on when the hay is cut.
  23. Weight: Re: Is this the end? Guinea pig has slowly stopped eating, dropped weight suddenly

    I'm very sorry you lost him.
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    Sick: Re: Sick Guinea Pig not doing well

    I'd be afraid that flushing it would force the infectious material back into his lungs. Does the steaming not help?

    Is there an emergency vet near you that has someone on staff with knowledge of...
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    Sick: Re: Sick Guinea Pig not doing well

    The most important thing to do is to feed him -- he's got to have food moving through his gut. And syringing the water is also important.

    It seems that neither of the antibiotics has been...
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