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  1. Karsluma

    Hay Where do you get your hay from?

    I paid $65 for KM hay. I think the shipping was double the cost of the hay - but if I look at the total cost, I am saving a TON of $$. I was buying Oxbow hay from Petsmart and it was crappy brown hay and I had to buy their large bag at least 3 times a month for around $10. That's $30 a...
  2. Karsluma

    Water My guniea pig hasen't discovered how her water bottle works!

    Is she a baby? If so, she may not need much water since she is eating the lettuce. All 3 of mine acted like that when I first got them, and I wondered the same thing. Now they drink like crazy, but they are big and eat a lot too!
  3. Karsluma

    Cage Combining two C&C cages

    I have a kitchen off the side of my original cage, to make it into an "L" shape - and the piggies climb over the coroplast to get to the kitchen. It isn't very high and I didn't want to cut my fleece out there - tried making a ramp, and then realized they weren't using it and just...
  4. Karsluma

    C&C Overwhelmed and confused

    A full-sized sheet of coroplast will be enough for a 4X2 cage (I'm not sure where the 8X3 size is coming from). So you might need another 1/2 sheet or so. I have the coro going up the sides about 4 inches maybe? I have my fleece big enough so that it goes up the sides and over, and the...
  5. Karsluma

    Hay KM Hay?

    Shipping is going to seem like a lot - I think I spent $25 on hay and $40 on shipping. But it will last months, and just look at it as costing $65 rather than "the shipping is way more than the hay!" - the box is more tall than wide and fits nicely in our garage. I was spending $10 on...
  6. Karsluma

    Chewing Biting the Bars-Make It Stop!

    Mine also bite the bars. I had to put dividers in the cage and two are on one side, adn one is by himself. The two on the other side bite the grids.... The one by himself is as happy as can be! I gave up trying to stop them.
  7. Karsluma

    General Guinea pig death

    Good luck! I'm glad you're taking the advice of one of the moderators. I also think you are trying to do what you can. Just calling the RSPCA twice is to be commended - although I'm not sure how they'd get the pig out without damaging the deck. There are a lot of people condemning you...
  8. Karsluma

    C&C C&C cage - Unwanted pregnancies...

    I just wanted to add that I'm impressed that you DID rescue pigs instead of going to the pet store. So many people (me included) did not realize the horror of the pet stores until after purchasing a pet store pig and then coming here to get all the information. So what you did was perfect...
  9. Karsluma

    Mites few Quoestions about my 2 piggies and mites(please HELP!)

    I wouldn't give her a bath at all - not if you suspect mites or are treating her for it. If you must bathe her, I would wait a few weeks after the last dose just to make sure her skin irritation is completely gone. That being said, I did just give all three of my pigs a bath for the...
  10. Karsluma

    Vet Olivia's vet visit

    I'm pretty sure I was given Ivormec for my pigs as well. Did your vet know you had another piggie at home? You should definitely treat them both at the same time. When we suspected mites for one of my boars, the vet treated all 3 with their first dose and then I took home two more doses...
  11. Karsluma

    Ivermectin I just gave my third/final dose of Ivermectin for mites today...

    Well, here's the thing - we don't have confirmation that it is, in fact, mites. I refused the skin scraping, and figured why not try the Ivermectin first and if it doesn't work - go from there. I was just sure it would work. So now that he isn't scratching like crazy as I would think he...
  12. Karsluma

    Ivermectin I just gave my third/final dose of Ivermectin for mites today...

    Update - he's STILL not better- does anyone have any advice? I called the vet and he said that it can take 10-14 days for the Advantage to work (it's been 7). His back still looks the same (not any better). He is NOT scratching himself. Someone said that he maybe should've had another...
  13. Karsluma

    Grids Target

    I just bought a set from Target and they were a mix of smaller grids and bigger grids - since I was just expanding, it was ok - I just used the bigger grids to make some storage for my stuff. The smaller grids looked to be the same as the old ones I had.
  14. Karsluma

    Diarrhea Diarrhea

    I saw a picture of Ariel on another thread and she looks 100% healthy and beautiful - so you've had her for about a month now, and whatever you are doing is working - as soon as you figure out the hay problem, I think you're in the clear. I agree to start mixing the Alfalfa and KM at first...
  15. Karsluma

    General Sleeping???

    It took a very long time for me to catch my pigs with their eyes closed! It even took a long time for me to catch them actually lying down. Now all three of them will lie on their sides when they rest - and 2 of the three will definitely close their eyes. One is still very skittish and he...
  16. Karsluma

    Ivermectin I just gave my third/final dose of Ivermectin for mites today...

    Yes, I gave the ivermectin 7 days apart (3 doses) and I did treat all three pigs - wouldn't the others show symptoms? He said the oral Ivermectin wouldn't treat Lice and the Advantage wouldn't treat mites, but he felt that if it were mites, it would not have gotten better and then worse...
  17. Karsluma

    Ivermectin I just gave my third/final dose of Ivermectin for mites today...

    Back from the vet (if anyone is reading this - I'm just updating in case it may help someone)..... This is a new vet. He is stumped. He said that mites don't usually cause that alarming of symptoms, lice could and Ivermectin isn't the best for mites, and it could be fungul and be...
  18. Karsluma

    Ivermectin I just gave my third/final dose of Ivermectin for mites today...

    Well, definitely not getting better - it's not as bad as it was in this picture - but it's getting worse again, so we're back to the vet tomorrow - and I'm going to a different vet this time. I found a more reputable vet, even though I've been going to my previous one for years. I really...
  19. Karsluma

    Ivermectin I just gave my third/final dose of Ivermectin for mites today...

    and the one pig diagnosed with mites still has some scabs on his back. I thought they were mostly gone last week when I cleaned the cage (and gave the 2nd dose), and this week they seem about the same, not better. I have 3 pigs in the same cage, but 2 weeks ago when I noticed that Freaky's...
  20. Karsluma

    Cleaning Cleaning problem of multi-level cage

    I had this problem and ended up taking off my 2nd level - I just couldn't reach back there, and it was just to tedious when I changed the entire cage. I'm not suggestion you do this - but it was a problem for me. I use a small handbroom and dustpan to sweep the fleece each day and if it has...
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