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  1. Princess_Piggie

    Hair Loss Minnie's medical thread

    Re: Hair and some skin seems to have come off, advice on what to do? (pics included) bpatters, this is a new subject for the same pig, could you please update the title to something more suitable? So yet again, Minnie seems to find herself in some sort of trouble. Less mysterious this time...
  2. Princess_Piggie

    Lump Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Well my girls are still doing good, albeit seemingly more accident prone of late. I'll inbox you a more personal update :)
  3. Princess_Piggie

    UK Alternative to Yesterdays News UK

    After having major issues with suppliers left, right and centre with Yesterdays News, it being out of stock for months on end, I finally found a suitable cheaper alternative! Back-2-Nature, 30 litre bag from VetUK for almost half the price of a very similar size bag of Yesterdays News! Just...
  4. Princess_Piggie

    Lump Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    If it were to be pus filled, how would you notice that with it being under the skin, just so I know what to look for?
  5. Princess_Piggie

    Lump Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    bpatters, it does seem to squish in. What would you recommend? Hi pinky! Happy New Year to you too! I've been doing fairly well, how've you been doing?
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    Lump Daisy's under-the-skin lump thread.

    Unfortunately, this is another medical thread, but for my other girl Daisy. While checking her over for issues (those of you who don't know, my other girl had a fungus question mark hanging over her, so I was checking Daisy for signs), I came across a very small, soft, moveable lump, adjacent...
  7. Princess_Piggie

    Hair Loss Minnie's medical thread

    Re: Hair and some skin seems to have come off, advice on what to do? (pics included) Well I've been rubbing her regularly with the cold pressed coconut oil and the patch if anything seems to have gotten ever so slightly smaller, so thankfully it seems to be the grease gland. I'll be keeping a...
  8. Princess_Piggie

    Hair Loss Minnie's medical thread

    Re: Hair and some skin seems to have come off, advice on what to do? (pics included) Will do, and I'll post back if the patch enlarges. Thankfully my coconut oil is the correct type so I've already started on the right path. Thanks again!
  9. Princess_Piggie

    Hair Loss Minnie's medical thread

    Re: Hair and some skin seems to have come off, advice on what to do? (pics included) Thanks bpatters - if it does turn out to be fungus, what are the risks of it being passed to her cage mate?
  10. Princess_Piggie

    Hair Loss Minnie's medical thread

    Hi all, long time member but a long time since I posted! So a refresher, I have two little piggies, Daisy and Minnie, and this thread is regarding Minnie. We were just having our weekly check over, nails, general feel around etc, and I got to her behind and felt a crusty texture in the area her...
  11. Princess_Piggie

    Chat Alligator in My Backyard Today

    I used to holiday in Orlando regularly and never came across a gator! We're going again in 2016 so I'm kind of hoping to see one just for the novelty of it :p
  12. Princess_Piggie

    General Do dogs hurt guinea pigs?

    The cage needs a very secure lid, and they will likely need more sheltered areas to hide from it. I'd recommend giving them some training tips to stop the dog jumping at the cage etc too. If it's a large dog, a closed room would be best, or a cage on a very high, sturdy surface.
  13. Princess_Piggie

    Sick Potentially sick but not sure

    She's usually making the noise when she's sleeping/laying down. I'll keep an eye on her obviously but I don't think she does it when she's going to the toilet.
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    Sick Potentially sick but not sure

    I think there *might* be something wrong with one of my girls. She's usually the lively one and she's curling up and sleeping a lot more than normal now. I'd say it's been going on for about two weeks. She's still got the energy to escape capture for a good 5 minutes before I can get her out to...
  15. Princess_Piggie

    Chat What's Your First Name?

    My name's Sarah (ser-ah). Some people spell it Sara, but without the H, it's pronounced (sarr-a). Nobody miss spells/pronounces it, but when someone spells their name without the H and still says it ser-ah, I want to beat them over the head with a big letter H. And when I was in primary school...
  16. Princess_Piggie

    This Forum

    First off, controversial posts like this are usually more at home in The Kitchen section of the forum. Addressing your issues however, yes, there are plenty of times more seasoned members will jump on a newbie for feeding the wrong things, putting males and females together, giving them wheels...
  17. Princess_Piggie

    Pellets mom sneaking in walmart pellets

    I can see where OP is coming from. I don't live with my mum, but sometimes if she came over while I was out, she'd just toss hay all over the cage for no reason, because they have a huge hay holder and never run out. I know it sounds tiny and petty but it was really irritating. That being said...
  18. Princess_Piggie

    Adopting Small children and guinea pigs

    Ditto pinky. No matter how much kids love animals, the reality is that they might get bored, or take interest in something else, or get distracted by new friends, or lots of homework, the list is endless. There has to be a financially responsible adult behind their kid ready to do the middle of...
  19. Princess_Piggie

    C&C Holiday themed cages!

    I really wanted to get some christmas themed fleece for the girls cage this year but couldn't manage it on top of everything else I needed to buy so for now, they've got some tinsel round the legs of the table the cage is on. I'm going to get my christmas fleece in the January sales when it'll...
  20. Princess_Piggie

    General Christmas gift for the piggers

    That's so cool! Did you buy it or make it? My girls are wheeking with jealousy!
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