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  1. CavySpirit

    Fleece Pee Pads

    Whatever you choose, be careful of thread stitching. Pretty much any exposed thread on edges or seams can be a danger. I was just speaking with a customer the other day who bought a cheap cozy or pad somewhere. She didn't realize the stitching had started to unravel. Her guinea pig ended up...
  2. CavySpirit

    Wood Pellets/Chips Wood Pellets

    You mean you can go pick it up at their store? I only recommend wood pellets when covered completely with hemp shavings. That's a great combo. If you are doing that, then you can try it out. I don't see the reviews, but I think this purpose is different than what others are probably reviewing it...
  3. CavySpirit

    Fleece Pee Pads

    Bath mats vary greatly, but generally are not that absorbent and will be a nasty mess with poos that you can't clean up very well. It's really best to stick with cheap, inexpensive fleece with an absorbent material underneath. The most absorbent is 2 layers of Uhaul. Fleece and Uhaul are...
  4. CavySpirit

    Sick Chico and Amigo's med thread

    Have you tried Coconut Oil? (VCO--Virgin, Organic, Cold-pressed)? I'd be rubbing that in twice a day for a while to see if that helps.
  5. CavySpirit

    Size Help

    A 6x3 needs two sheets (or pre-cut bases) of Coro tapped together. You can't get a cage that big from one sheet. You also can't reach across a cage that wide to clean it or to get your pigs out. You pretty much have to step inside a dirty cage on the floor to clean it. Are you sure that's what...
  6. CavySpirit

    Fleece New Cage, New Fleece

    Honestly, I would just spend a few bucks now and get the right stuff if you can. You will always have issues with compatibility with those grids which are really too small in size with grid holes that are too big (unsafe: strangulation risk). You won't be able to upgrade to any other cage...
  7. CavySpirit

    Fleece New Cage, New Fleece

    The cage size is quite fine for 2 boars, especially with the upper level, with the caveat that bigger is always better. If you cut your coro's length to 56" with 6" walls, it will match the standard C&C 4-grid cage length. Normal cage size width -- internally -- is 27", so your 2.5 grid width...
  8. CavySpirit

    Fleece New Cage, New Fleece

    Oh, those are non-standard grids. I can guess, but what are the dimensions of those grids? I assume that's the 11.8" version? If so, those inner grid holes are too big to be safe for guinea pigs -- almost 1.7" vs less than 1.5". That's not a 5-grid-long C&C cage the way most people refer to it...
  9. CavySpirit

    Fleece New Cage, New Fleece

    Even if you could find liners that big, you wouldn't want them. Too big and unwieldy and they aren't evenly wet or dirty to justify washing the whole thing. Patchwork things in overlapping segments. Contrary to GuineaDad's claims that their liners are good for burrowing, guinea pigs don't...
  10. CavySpirit

    General Guinea Pigs front foot is a faint purple and one of her nails on the foot

    Yes, perfect. It's the business that supports this website and is the best quality C&C cage available today. If you can possibly fit 60" of length, the Large would be the absolute ideal, but if you can only fit 54", then that is the great solution. I also highly recommend getting a Cavy Cafe...
  11. CavySpirit

    Brands The Healthiest/Best Type of Hay

    I've gone back and forth on hay brands. I used to be a Small Pet Select fan and a KMS fan, but lately, I've been sticking with the Oxbow Timothy/Orchard Grass combo from Chewy in the 90oz bags -- overall cost (product plus shipping and not making Bezos rich -- for me) and product quality over...
  12. CavySpirit

    General Guinea Pigs front foot is a faint purple and one of her nails on the foot

    You just need to do as recommended for the feet. But honestly, that cage is way, way too small for guinea pigs, so they have no choice but to be in wet bedding all the time. Also, I think Critter Care bedding is a paper-based bedding which IMO is pretty much the worst for that kind of thing. The...
  13. CavySpirit

    General Guinea Pigs front foot is a faint purple and one of her nails on the foot

    Secondarily, I would ask about the cage size and the bedding and how long you've had them. Those kinds of things can be a sign that perhaps some adjustments might need to be made in that area. If you want further advice on that, feel free to attach a cage pic or send it privately if you prefer.
  14. CavySpirit

    General Guinea Pigs front foot is a faint purple and one of her nails on the foot

    The back paws look like they need some attention. If you don't have coconut oil, I would get some and apply and rub in some coconut oil to the back bottoms of the feet. That long nail on the back paw needs to be trimmed down and the front nails need a trim as well. So, coconut oil for a while...
  15. CavySpirit

    C&C Cage resale?

    Not quite ready right now. But, I'll be adding a classified section in the coming weeks. We're needing to walk before we run on things. We're still working through the basics before add more things in. :)
  16. CavySpirit

    General Being a better pet-parent

    Awww. Thank you and thanks for the follow-up. I think you'll do great and just remember that you are not alone and you are doing better than many. Look forward to future updates. :)
  17. CavySpirit

    General Being a better pet-parent

    Well, Jess, your post brought tears to my eyes in deep appreciation for your courage to post this. I don't know of too many saintly people who haven't compromised their guinea pigs' care in one or multiple ways over time. I don't think any person on this planet really appreciates the level of...
  18. CavySpirit

    Fruit Can guinea pigs eat wild strawberries?

    Now, you're making me laugh! It will take me a day or two, but I'll dig up a couple of photos I have of my occasional attempt. My version is what led to me creating this item for sale on our store. https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/playcenter Imagine covering the inner ring with some...
  19. CavySpirit

    Fruit Can guinea pigs eat wild strawberries?

    The other thing is, guinea pigs aren't like goats when you take them outdoors in an enclosed and safe pen. For the most part, they'll be freaked out from the change and want to just hide. Also, they don't like change and won't typically be adventurous in trying out new foods. So, the idea of...
  20. CavySpirit

    General Help with Siblings guinea pigs

    Another avenue is to help rehome them, now or later. My website www.GuineaPigFinder.com is designed to help people help themselves responsibly rehome guinea pigs. If your sister or your Dad would let them go to a better home, that is. If you take them, you might also consider this avenue, as...
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