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Recent content by WokeBecky

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    Grooming Crises averted--for now. Matted rump on long haired GP.

    Today I noticed that my year old, long haired (5-6+"), female GP had a urine soaked, golf ball size mat over her rump. I felt like such a pet parent failure for not noticing earlier. I did a lot of Youtube "research" on what to do. I decided to get a small electric trimmer for long haired...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    They are super cute and very robust. Mama seems a bit aloof so far, but I totally interrupted her right after birth because I didn't know they were born. I cleaned half of their cage earlier in the day and went to clean the 2nd half and there they were. Pocus (first one to give birth) had a boy...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Hocus would like to introduce her two babies, born today and exactly one month after Pocus gave birth. They are both blonde and white Abbys, like their auntie Pocus. These two are much bigger than Pocus' two. Hocus had a solid 6 weeks of good nutrition whereas Pocus had hers about a week after I...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    I need help problem solving this dilemma. I did an initial gender check on all my guinea pigs including Honey, my 6-7 year old singleton, Honey. I think Honey is actually a male. I think one of Pocus' babies is a male. Hocus and Boo are definitely female and both look pregnant; both have hair...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Access to Honey has been blocked with a piece of coroplast. Honey now seems distraught, but hopefully I can take it down after the babes are too big to fit through the grids.
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    Genitals What gender?

    What gender is this guinea pig?
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Noted. Thanks for the quick reply and explanation.
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    The babies can fit through the grids and they are visiting the unrelated older female (Honey). She's not harming them and seems to enjoy having them. My question regarding Honey: is there an age limit where sows can no longer conceive? I ask because I'm wondering if any male babies can go in...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Well Pocus (the abby) had two babies last night. One is a partial abby (is that a thing?) and the other is smooth coated. She wasn't very big at all, but I did suspect she was pregnant. I was surprised to see the littles this morning. I haven't handled them yet. I wanted to give them, Mommy...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    I'll pick up some alfalfa pellets for them. I'll know soon enough whether or not they are pregnant and will switch back if they aren't. The cage right now is 4X2 CC. I have the ability to double the length in an "L" configuration, I'll just need to pick up some more coroplast. Will that...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Should I stick to the adult formulation of pellets or should I switch them to the juvenile? They are all a good weight, but if pregnant they might be masking some thinness/lack of nutrition with pregnancy weight. Right now they are all eating a lot. Even if I triple, quadruple, or feed even...
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    Pellets Are Oxbow pellets still considered a good brand?

    I've been using the regular formula, I guess it's the Essentials? I dump my pig chow into a sealed container and don't have a bag available. I've noticed that over the years my pigs have poo-poo'ed the other formulations so I just stick to the original. As far as hay, I mostly buy Oxbow...
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    Pellets Are Oxbow pellets still considered a good brand?

    I've been feeding my GP heard Oxbow brand pellets for the last 13+ years without researching to see if they are still considered the best readily available pellet in the USA. Are they? What else is preferred or acceptable?
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Pictures for tax! Note: I don't keep them in an aquarium. This was just to show them to someone and to take a couple of pictures. Hocus in the back with a reflection of herself Pocus fore on the right Boo fore on the left Hocus back, Pocus middle, Boo fore/bottom Hocus to the left, Pocus...
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    Pregnancy Three recently adopted females possibly pregnant

    Long story short, my 12 year old female GP recently passed leaving my 6 year old female alone. I started looking for 1-2 females to put next to Honey, my lonely girl. I noticed my local animal shelter had many, MANY guinea pigs so I went and looked. I came home with three females: Hocus...
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