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    Hay Is it ok to feed my Guinea pigs hay that is from a barn?

    It is not recommended to use hay from a barn that also houses cows and chickens for your guinea pigs. This is because the hay could potentially be contaminated with bacteria, parasites, or other pathogens that could be harmful to your guinea pigs. It's better to use hay that is specifically...
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    Pigsitting Leaving pigs for a day and sitter isn't keen on poop duty

    It's important to ensure that your guinea pigs have a clean living environment, as poor sanitation can lead to health issues. While it's not ideal to leave their poop for extended periods of time, as long as your sister is willing to clean their cage at least once a day and replace any soiled...
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    Quarantine Unwell piggie and male behavior

    It's possible that the other males were trying to assert their dominance over Percy, despite his existing relationship with Peewee. However, the aggression may also be a sign of sexual behavior, as mounting is a common part of guinea pig courtship and mating. The head tilt and poor balance that...
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    Chewing Driven insane by piggo chewing bars

    First, you could try providing more enrichment for Maple Leaf in his own side of the cage. This can include hiding treats and toys around his enclosure to encourage him to explore and keep him occupied. You can also try providing him with different textures and materials to chew on, like...
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    Rescues Fostering tips :)

    Congratulations on becoming a foster parent for a guinea pig! It's great that you have experience with guinea pigs already, and it sounds like you're already thinking about how to make the transition as smooth as possible for your new foster. Here are some tips that might help: Take it slow...
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    Stands Stacking 2x8 and 2x6 possible

    Stacking C&C grids to create a multi-level guinea pig cage is a popular and effective method, but it is important to ensure stability and safety. Here are some tips: Use sturdy materials: When building the C&C grids, make sure to use sturdy materials such as thick wire grids and connectors...
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    Pet Stores This needs to be stopped.

    Thank you for bringing up this important issue. Supporting pet stores that source animals from breeding mills only perpetuates the cycle of animal suffering and contributes to the overpopulation of animals in need of homes. Adopting from shelters or rescues is not only more ethical, but it also...
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    Stones Bladder stones

    Bladder stones can be a serious health issue for guinea pigs, and surgery may be necessary to remove them. The surgery to remove bladder stones in guinea pigs is typically performed by an experienced exotic animal veterinarian. The procedure involves making a small incision in the pig's abdomen...
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    Feet Foot Problem

    Based on the pictures you provided, it's possible that your Guinea pig's swollen foot is due to an infection, which could have been caused by overgrown nails or an injury. Soaking the foot in warm water and trimming the nails is a good first step, but you should also take your guinea pig to a...
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    Behavior Bonding with Guinea Pigs, update, advice needed

    It's great to hear that Cocoa and Cinnamon are getting comfortable with you and your lap time routine. Here are some suggestions to help with your current challenges: Training them to accept food from your hand: You can start by offering them small bits of their favorite veggies or fruits in...
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    RIP Scotty 3/19/23

    I'm so sorry for your loss :(
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    Skin Problems Bald spot

    I would take him to a vet because of the high likelihood of it forming an abscess in that area.
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    URI/Upper Respiratory Infection Guinea pig with respiratory issues

    It's possible that your guinea pig is experiencing nausea or digestive upset, which can cause them to make a gagging or retching motion, even though they are unable to vomit. There are several possible causes of digestive upset in guinea pigs, including changes in diet, stress, or an underlying...
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    Stones Stone removal surgery causing lots of blood in urine post op?

    I'm sorry to hear about Gigi's health issues and her recent surgery. It sounds like you are very worried about her, which is understandable. It's not uncommon for guinea pigs to experience some blood in their urine after bladder stone surgery, especially if the stones were large or if there was...
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    Fighting My male guinea pig clawed the others eye out.

    I'm sorry to hear about what happened with your guinea pigs. It must be a very stressful and upsetting situation for you. It's important to first separate the guinea pigs to prevent any further harm from occurring. You should keep the injured guinea pig in a clean and quiet area to allow them...
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    Not Eating Malocclusion or scurvy or both?

    I'm so glad that Scampy is better!
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    Weight Loss Hyperthyroid and slowing or reversing weight loss

    I'm sorry to hear about Lola's weight loss. It sounds like you're already doing a lot of the right things by offering her a healthy diet of hay, pellets, and fresh veggies and trying to supplement her diet with critical care. Here are a few additional suggestions that may help: Offer...
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    Infection Not sure what to do

    It sounds like your guinea pig has been through a lot with various health issues and treatments. It's not uncommon for guinea pigs to have ups and downs in their health, and it's not unusual for them to have good days and then suddenly appear to be feeling poorly again. It's possible that your...
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    Not Eating Malocclusion or scurvy or both?

    I'm sorry to hear about Scampy's health issues, but it's great to hear that you're taking such good care of him and that he's brought so much joy into your life. Here are some things to keep in mind: Scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C in the diet, which can lead to a range of health...