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  1. Aertyn

    Aggression question about Homeopet supplements

    To answer your question in regards to Homeopet Supplements, there are NO active ingredients in that product. As with all Homeopathic treatments the ingredients are diluted to such an extent as to be considered non-existent in the final product. They are at best, useless, to at worse dangerous...
  2. Aertyn

    Australia Anyone use Grocery store GP pellets?

    I use Oxbow and Burgess. At a stretch Vetafarm...but it's the worst of the better ones by a long shot. The rest are all awful. https://shop.guineapigsaustralia.com.au/food/ My guys like the mint pellets.
  3. Aertyn

    Australia Guinea Pig Food Supplier

    Bit late to the party, but I use https://shop.guineapigsaustralia.com.au/food/ I use Oxbow but mix it with the Burgess Mint to make it go further.
  4. Aertyn

    Fleece won't wick!

    In my experience, some fleece will just NOT wick. I've had this really nice Lilac fleece for two years, soaked it, washed it, soaked it, washed it on end. Still won't wick. Gave it to my dog.
  5. Aertyn

    Behavior Separating baby boy from mum

    And buy earplugs. It's horrible to listen to, but they do get over it. If you can't pair him up with a buddy straight away, fill his cage with toys and fun things to do and a couple of cheap stuffed toys to snuggle with in the meantime.
  6. Aertyn

    C&C Getting C&C Cage on Monday!

    Welcome to the C+C club. It's addictive. As is fleece! (and you're just getting into peak Fleece buying season too). Try Best & Less for good quality, cheap fleece (I rarely spend over $10 on a blanket). Spotlight + Lincraft have good deals towards the end of winter so always a good idea to...
  7. Aertyn

    Rescues Need help finding adoptable pig in QLD Australia

    Try Alex at Gold Coast Guinea Pig Rescue https://www.facebook.com/goldcoast.guineapigrescue/?fref=ts
  8. Aertyn

    Rescues Need help finding adoptable pig in QLD Australia

    Also, try petrescue.com.au petfinder.com is only for the US and Craigslist is basically not used in this country. Gumtree is where you go for dodgy BYB pigs.
  9. Aertyn

    Rescues Need help finding adoptable pig in QLD Australia

    Re: Please help! Need a guinea pig in Australia Where are you located, that might help. There are loads of rescues on the Eastern Seaboard (right from the Gold Coast down to Melbourne and everywhere in between), I only know of two in SA and one in WA. None in the NT, ACT or Tasmania though.
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    Pellets Mazuri 5664 looks and ingredients??

    VetaFarm Cavy Life Origins is also okay to feed, I've tried it with my guys (though they all get Oxbow as their staple pellet, 1tbsp each a day) and they seemed to like it just fine. There is also a feed manufacturer (cannot remember the name for the life of me) but they are (in conjunction...
  11. Aertyn

    Fresh Food A Bail of Timothy Hay..

    I keep my bales in a hessian 'bale buddy'. Serious lifesaver. Plus, it comes with handles for hefting it around :P I keep it in the garage and invested in a wicker laundry hamper to keep the hay in the pig room nice and neat. Edit, Did some googling...You guys in the states have weird Bale...
  12. Aertyn

    Cage is this cage big enough?

    Just as a price comparison. This is a 2x5 C+C cage. It costs $80. It is 30 inches wide by 76 inches long. In comparison, the largest cage you have is 22 inches by 46 inches and costs $130. http://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/candc-cage-xl#.Vcc75vmqqko
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    Water Traveling and Need Help With Water!!

    When I moved I used a plastic storage crate (largest I could find, it was 120l which is around 40G I think). Also, when you're not actively moving in the car you can attach a drink bottle to the crate (just drill three holes, one for the spout and one for the cord or what to go through to...
  14. Aertyn

    Australia Im sick of vets in australia

    Where in Melbourne are you located? I use Lort Smith at Plenty Valley OR Lort Smith North Melbourne (though the Exotic Specialist is on holidays atm). Melbourne Rabbit Clinic are good, as are Warranwood.
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    Grids Looking for grids (C&C) in Australia (Melbourne)

    Pretty much the only place to get grids from these days is guineapigsaustralia.com It is rare to find them anywhere else (sometimes you can find them on ebay, but they can be really expensive). Your best bet is to use the Clever Closet range from Bunnings, it's not as flexible as the grids but...
  16. Aertyn

    Bathing Help about anal sac cleaning?

    It's actually not advisable to routinely clean their anal sacks for no reason. You actually strip away the natural mucous and can tear the lining and actually cause issues rather than prevent them. Anal Sack cleaning should only be done for pigs that have problems. I always check the area...
  17. Aertyn

    Hello, I am new to this site and I need some advice.

    It takes only moments for a male to impregnate a female, they should never be allowed together, even for supervised floor time. Where abouts do you live that you don't have C+C cages? Also, C+C doesn't mean you need the grids and corflute...it simply means a space large enough for them to live...
  18. Aertyn

    Pup not gaining weight as quickly as siblings - should I hand feed?

    Please, PLEASE do not ever feed milk meant for other species to Guinea Pigs, they have very specific needs that are completely different to dogs. (That this advice came from a breeder is not surprising, what IS surprising is that we actually do have a specific formula for guinea pigs in this...
  19. Aertyn

    Chat Whatever happened to the word "petted?" Or "definitely?"

    I remember in High School, in one of the joint English/Maths room they had all these little sayings around the room to remember spelling and grammar (not that much of it stuck with me over the years), but one that did was written in bold and all it had was 'A lot is two words'. All these years...
  20. Aertyn

    Chat Whatever happened to the word "petted?" Or "definitely?"

    To me, both are wrong. It's 'He likes to be patted'.