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    New pig owner here , any advice

    Hello there i am a new pig owner, a mother and a daughter pig.
    I have never had pigs before tho i have done bit research before hand but.
    Any advice or tips for a first starter out?
    Thanks!
    (ps there in doors not outside with very huge cage)

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    Re: New pig owner here , any advice

    Welcome to the forum!

    This would be a great place to start reading if you're a new piggie parent. There is lots of information in here essential to guinea pig care.

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners

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    Re: New pig owner here , any advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    This would be a great place to start reading if you're a new piggie parent. There is lots of information in here essential to guinea pig care.

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners

    Thank you

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    Re: New pig owner here , any advice

    The very first, and most important thing I can give you a tip on is:

    Find an exotic vet for them. It's not really a question of IF they will need vet care, but when. You really don't want to be scrambling trying to find a vet if one of them happens to fall ill. If one, or both, gets sick or injured, they can go downhill with frightening speed. The best thing you can do is have a good vet on hand that you can get to ASAP.

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    Re: New pig owner here , any advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    The very first, and most important thing I can give you a tip on is:

    Find an exotic vet for them. It's not really a question of IF they will need vet care, but when. You really don't want to be scrambling trying to find a vet if one of them happens to fall ill. If one, or both, gets sick or injured, they can go downhill with frightening speed. The best thing you can do is have a good vet on hand that you can get to ASAP.
    thanks for your reply i looked for vets in my area but only one is just out of town and its a far way away. so i would need to travel just outta my own and with no car its gonna sting a bit T_T but i looked and 13 there and back isn't bad really

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    Re: New pig owner here , any advice

    Hello! Welcome to the forum! One important tip that I can give is be prepared to clean ALOT. I don't know what bedding your using, but if you use fleece then I recommend investing in a mini vacuum. My mini vacuum has been a LIFESAVER! It just sucks up poop and hay really easily.

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