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  1. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    julifhy, I'm very sorry to read that Coco's pups did not make it. I'm not experienced with animals and have read that hamsters will kill their young, but did not realize that guinea pigs might also....
  2. Thread: Hay too old?

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    Hay: Re: Hay too old?

    My piggies love oat hay and I feed it to them at least twice a week or so as an alternative option. Their day-to-day hay is orchard and for diversity, I put in a separate container one of these...
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    Sneezing: Re: Simon's Medical Thread.

    What a cutie Simon is and so glad to read that he has improving daily. Looking forward to continued good news about Simon and Leo.
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    Re: Hi! I'm new to the forum :)

    @julifhy, I'm also in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our area, for some reason, it takes awhile to find a solo female piggy. They get adopted really quickly but I've seen boar postings up for weeks....
  5. Thread: Living lettuce

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    Vegetables: Re: Living lettuce

    All the living lettuces I've bought from the supermarkets have been butter.
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    Sneezing: Re: Simon's Medical Thread.

    @GPP, so glad to read of Simon's improved health. I've been reading this thread but have no recommendations or experience to offer. Sending positive thoughts and energy to Simon and you. I'm...
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    Nutrition: Re: Corn husk and low calcium diet

    The previous two years I was getting discarded corn husks from the compost bin at my local Trader Joes. It got to where some of the cashiers recognized me as the guinea pig lady. But this year,...
  8. Thread: Best Hay?

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    Hay: Re: Best Hay?

    @hihiduyu, thank you for posting that GuineaDad's timothy hay is back in stock.

    Right now I still have too much hay as I bought an extra 20 pounds when stay-at-home started and then bought 3...
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    Re: Not new, but meet new baby girl

    The length of time in the neutral area varies based on the behavior of your pigs, so you will have to monitor it. For the two intros I did, I left both pairs in the neutral area for 3-4 hours but...
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    Re: Not new, but meet new baby girl

    Congratulations @Arista on your new fur baby and I can't believe how comfortable Bianca is with you already.

    I've twice used the same introduction link that @GPP posted. The alpha, Felicia, of my...
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    Fleece: Re: Thoughts on GuineaDad fleece liners

    The Etsy seller is PigmomCrafts. She has been selling on Etsy only starting this year with 47 sales, so I'm guessing the idea for the pocket was inspired by the GuineaDad liner. The size of...
  12. Thread: Best Hay?

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    Hay: Re: Best Hay?

    GuineaDad's timothy hay is out of stock. I'm allergic to timothy hay and emailed GuineaDad to ask if they are planning to add orchard hay. The response is that they are looking to add other types...
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    Adopt: Re: Bay Area, looking for skinny pig

    @Arista, I just saw a Craig's List post to rehome 4 skinny pigs for $20 each in the Sacramento area. That is closer than Santa Barbara and within driving distance. There is a black one that is...
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    Hay: Re: KMS Hayloft Bluegrass hay

    I am also allergic to timothy hay, not to the extend you are, and have found orchard and KMS bluegrass to work well for me. As far as I know, KMS is the only place to buy blue grass hay.

    I also...
  15. Thread: Intro

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    Re: Intro

    I bought a couple of shirts last Christmas and I'm not going there again, so many cute shirts that it would be too easy to have another collection going. I'm trying to simplify my life these days.
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    Play: Re: New pigs aren't interested in floortime

    None of my piggies enjoy floor time. Just like @Kelsie's piggies, mine would just run to a hidey and sit or switch to another hidey. I also stopped as it was too much work to set up and take down,...
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    Chat Re: Just something I wanted to share.

    I also did not see your original post on 2/11 and glad to see this update now. Both watches capture such an important aspect of you and those are truly wonderful friends indeed.
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    Level of Effort: Re: What is better for homemade c&c cage?

    Are there any Japanese Daiso stores in your country? My local Daiso stores sell rectangle grids that will work for cage making at a very reasonable price.

    As to the yoga mat, when I was...
  19. Vet: Re: How often did you have to take your guinea pig to the vet in his/her lifetime

    My vet suggested semi-annual check ups but I take them in on an annual basis. I've read recommendations here to take them in on an as-needed basis and I've decided to do that going forward. My most...
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    Play: Re: Plush pillows/toys for guinea pigs?

    I also tried going the stuffed animal route when my alpha piggy died and Lily was all alone. She totally ignored the stuffed animal. After I adopted Felicia, I left it in the cage and both Felicia...
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    Chat Re: Introducing........ Simon!

    Welcome Simon! What a cutie and so glad to read that he is well socialized. Looking forward to reading more about Leo and Simon. It looks like they pair really well together and will get on well.
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    Re: My baby Scooter. I will miss you so.

    I am very sorry about your loss of Scooter. I had read your post early this morning but was too sadden after reading it to write anything. Scooter was such a spunky pig and an important part of...
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    Sad: Re: Another Kijiji Rescue

    Well, the previous owner got one thing right, she wrote that Mabel deserved a better home than she was able to provide. I can't believe the state of the cage that Mabel was living in, that was so...
  24. URI: Re: One of my pigs appears to have a URI and we cannot take her to the vet

    Thank you for your update and I'm very sorry with all you did, your piggy did not make it.
  25. Medications: Re: No interest in pellets or hay after starting Baytril

    Totally agree with everyone above on the need to give probiotic following antibiotic. 2 months ago, my new piggy, Felicia, developed an abscess which ruptured. The vet put her on Baytril and another...
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