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  1. foggycreekcavy

    Pine Any opinions on kiln dried pine?

    We use pine shavings in my rescue occasionally. We’ve always used shavings over a thin layer of wood pellets. Mostly we use White Shavings from Gem, but use pine too if we can’t find the White Shavings. Since my rescue is more of a sanctuary now, some of these guinea pigs have been here for...
  2. foggycreekcavy

    General Timothy/Orchard Hay Mix

    I tend to think the pigs would eat all the timothy seed heads first, then the leafy strands, and leave the stems lying on the floor. At least that's what mine would do.
  3. foggycreekcavy

    General Bumps!

    Wow, your cage must be pretty huge if it's big enough for ten pigs. Can we see it? It's good that she sent one in. It must not be CL or she would have told you so. So they are abscesses, and not cysts? They are different things.
  4. foggycreekcavy

    Behavior Hates lap time

    Some pigs will mellow with age.
  5. foggycreekcavy

    Reference Cleanup

    You can also make one any size you want out of coroplast.
  6. foggycreekcavy

    Newbie Aboard!

    Agreed! Get a pair!
  7. foggycreekcavy

    Injury Guinea pig missing a chunk of ear help!!!

    How much are you invested in this vet? Neutering doesn't change a guinea pig's behavior regarding dominance issues. In any pair, neutered or not, male or female, one guinea pig is the boss, and males especially feel a need to establish this hierarchy. What neutering does is make it so you can...
  8. foggycreekcavy

    Neutering/Spaying Neutering and spaying costs

    Okay, you live in a pretty large area with lots of veterinarian choices. What I would do it call the ones close to you, and ask their prices. Also make sure they are exotics veterinarians. You might also check with the local rabbit and guinea pig rescues to see which vets they use. In my...
  9. foggycreekcavy

    Bonding Hi everyone, I am in desperate need of advice for bonding my new guinea pig

    I agree with bpatters on all accounts. What's a wooden Kaytee home? If you'd like to keep the new boy, check out C&C Cages. If it were me, I'd make a 2x5 for this pair. Read the link bpatters gave regarding intros.
  10. foggycreekcavy

    Pregnancy Pregnant Guinea Pig?

    She doesn't look pregnant to me. Neither of them do. Guinea pig gestation is around 70 days, give or take a few. But a 70 day pregnant guinea pigs looks a lot more pregnant than that. Of course time will tell. She probably doesn't like you to touch her there because it's really annoying...
  11. foggycreekcavy

    Bonding Are Silkie guinea pigs harder to bond with?

    People like to attribute character traits to different breeds, but I haven't really experienced that. It's all individual. I love silkies. I like the way the hair sweeps up at the ends. Of course you need to keep the long hairs at the rear trimmed or it gets tangled and soaks up urine.
  12. foggycreekcavy

    Behavior Pixie Rose has stopped grooming herself

    Pigs that don’t feel well don’t feel like grooming. Can you get into the vet any sooner?
  13. foggycreekcavy

    Loss Piggie is sick and i've already lost one

    That’s good that he’s eating, but he probably needs antibiotics. Try to get to a vet right away.
  14. foggycreekcavy

    Dominance Neither piggie will back down!

    What’s the cage size?
  15. foggycreekcavy

    Bonding Are they getting along? Just introduced.

    Pipsqueak is only 2 weeks old? Most babies aren’t weaned until they are 3 weeks.
  16. foggycreekcavy

    Lethargy Craigslist pig blues

    Ditto. I'd also get him a larger quarantine cage.
  17. foggycreekcavy

    Size Resizing C&C for two boars

    It amuses me that you thought the cage in the first post was too small! Just the bottom is bigger than what most people use for a pair of guinea pigs! Really nicely done. Lucky pigs!
  18. foggycreekcavy

    Bonding Kids wanting their first pet guinea pigs

    A hutch like that is harder to keep clean. Why not make/buy a C&C Cage? They are so easy to clean. It it seems to me that guinea pigs are living longer these days. I always have some 8 to 10 year olds here at the rescue.
  19. foggycreekcavy

    Covers Lid Ideas for 2x5 C&C?

    You might also consider putting the cage on a table, or building a stand for it high enough that Garnet can't jump on it.
  20. foggycreekcavy

    Sick Not sure he is going to make it - sick pig

    I'm sorry he's gone. Do you have other guinea pigs? It's recommended to weigh them weekly, it's a great way to see if a guinea pig isn't feeling well. Since guinea pigs are prey animals they hide their symptoms, so it's possible he had been sick longer than you were aware. Again, I'm sorry...