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  1. Smileandnod

    Conditions Cushing's Disease Diagnosis

    Thanks to @GuineaPigPapa's urging, I am creating a thread for my Guinea Pig Lucy who was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease after a two year struggle trying to figure out her ailments. It is my hope that what information I can provide and keep updated will assist anyone else going through this...
  2. Smileandnod

    Injury Jasmine's Medical Thread

    I would greatly appreciate any tips, advice and especially reassurance from members right now. Jasmine who is almost 3 years old had an injury to her left eye. It appears to be from a hay poke. It went from a simple watery eye to cloudy white the same evening on Thursday. The vet was already...
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    Conditions Rocco's medical thread

    To administrators: I attempted to post to previous Rocco thread, but it would not allow with an error message stating it was too old to reply to it. https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/121267-Preparing-for-almost-8-month-male-getting-neutered?highlight=Rocco Please combine if neceesary...
  4. Smileandnod

    Sick Mumbly and Nouget med thread

    So...I need helpful advice and guidance, as well as some patient listeners to hear about my really stupid choice this week. On Wednesday I went to a local pet supply store to get a bag of oxbow on my way home from a long day at work because my online order of pellets was delayed due to...
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    Neutering/Spaying Preparing for almost 8 month male getting neutered

    I am preparing for my almost 8 month old male, Rocco, to get neutered so he can live with his mother and sisters in large cage system. This is a first for me (both the neutering and any surgery for my guinea pigs). I found a knowledgeable exotics vet who has successfully performed neutering in...
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    Size What is appropriate Recovery/medical cage size?

    What would be the proper size cage to have for 1 guinea pig recovering from surgery or illness? I plan to get my male neutered soon so he can go in with his mom & sisters and read that it is best after surgery to have a guinea pig in a more confined space until healed. Yet I cannot find I any...
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    Pregnancy I need guidance! Newly adopted sow (possibly pregnant) and just introduced to herd

    I have 4 females that have been together and get along well (estimated ages: 2 yrs, 1 year, 1.5 years and 8 months). I just adopted another female and her daughter 3 weeks ago (our local shelter was trying to prevent euthanasia by clearing the kennels....including guinea pigs). We have the...
  8. Smileandnod

    Hello and Thank You all

    This is my first time posting, but I have been reading posts and information for months. I have 4 female guinea pigs (all rescues from our local shelter). I want to say how grateful I am that this forum/site is here. I have learned so much valuable information. I learned about proper cage size...