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    Conditions (may be in the wrong area??) Found abandoned pig - now what?

    Someone abandoned a fairly young (tiny nails/feet, small stature & small poos) female in the natural area next to my church. We had been seeing what we thought was a rabbit in the distance for a couple weeks, but she became brave and came out to the church garden Saturday so we were able to...
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    Behavior Biting baby (juvenile) - background included. Ideas??

    In March our beloved Bru passed away suddenly from a tumor, though we had been watching it since he was a baby (when we first noticed it), it had never grown and was diagnosed as a fatty tissue tumor during a routine visit. Then in march it looked bigger one evening, not too worried because I...
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    Behavior Guinea pig mourning??

    Hi all, I posted in the other forum about it but Popeye passed away last night. The e-vet said he succumbed to old age (he was at least 7 yrs old) he was acting off, he wasn't skittish which is very not normal for him - the pig ran to hide anytime he heard a noise, he was absolutely his normal...
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    From 5 to 4....

    24 hrs ago, our dear popeye passed away from old age. We rescued popeye in the spring of 2011 from a person threatening to kill him if someone didn't pick him up that day. We immediately went and brought him home. He was impacted, filthy and his nails were over grown. He had spent the first 5...
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    Hay Well POOOP! Allergy

    Has anyone suddenly developed an allergy to Hay? This is the second bale from the same farm (compressed timothy/orchard mix) I have NOT had an issue with the hay before, don't even have "hay fever" in the spring. Went out to the shed to bring some hay in off the bale and broke out in hives ALL...
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    Is there such a thing as a "safe" Out door run?

    Here is where I am: The boys LOVE being outside in the play pen. In fact they get along perfectly out there (go figure.) I love to sit outside on nice days to do my homework and would love to bring them out with me, but I am always scared to bring them out while I am studying because I feel...
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    General Stopping in to say Hi!

    It's been a while since I stopped in. So I thought I would stop by and ramble about my piggies since "normal" people think I'm crazy :P So the news: Gim and Pip's "owners" never managed to find them a new home and they became part of the family - so we officially have 5 pigs, not just our...
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    Rehoming I am torn about rehoming these two boys!

    In reality we do not have the space for 5 guinea pigs. But when I start to create the ad to rehome them I can't. I worry someone will neglect them, abandon them or even feed them to a snake. I do already love them, but the hubs and I agreed that our home was temporary for them. UGH!! I just...
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    Genitals Impacted boars with raw genitals (Warning graphic)

    I am having two boars dropped off tomorrow, they were my sister-in-law's but she abandoned them when she moved out and my brother-in-law doesn't know how to take care of them so he is bringing them here until he can find a proper home for them. When I saw them yesterday they were both very...
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    Photos Pig clones from Santa!

    A wonderful "Mrs Claus" made these great stuffed piggies for my kiddos. I found her on Etsy looking for a gift for my nephew and ended up buying these little fellows for my kids instead! She used pics of the pigs to create the stuffies, unfortunately she couldn't find the right grey for popeye...
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    Biting Okay I think I have a serious problem on my hands

    Alright everyone, I think I have a real problem with Brutus and I am not sure at all what to do. I have an 8 year old son (Jake) with some mental health and behavioral issues. He has ADHD, SID, PTSD, PICA and Trichotillomania (he eats hair - but not guinea pig hair) and quite possible some...
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    Frustrated Borax and Guinea pigs?

    So I went into the children's room to gather laundry only to discover my little one's ant farm knocked over and empty. >((Someone remind me again why I let THAT into the house????) Sure enough there are a couple ants in the guinea pig cage. I am cleaning it with vinegar and changing all the...
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    Hay Is this okay?

    Is this mix safe for the pigs? Itailan Preinnal rye, orchard,tall fescue,blue grass & Timothy hay. Local farm close by sells bales for $5. It would really help considering the boys go through hay like it's candy. But I have only heard about Timothy and Orchard Grass being good for them...
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    Fruit Forgive me if I'm just not seeing it...

    I have read the chart several times (I have it printed and hanging on the fridge so even the kids know!) and did a search of the forum, but I am just not seeing citrus fruits besides orange listed, I know I must have missed it somewhere, but just can't find it. I always have citrus fruit on...
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    Play Can I just say how much I love my piggies!

    Here I am studying (I went back to school for my AA in education) and these pigs are just cracking me up! I can't concentrate! First you have Brutus, who will wheek every time I turn a page, wheek at the bird when she sings (and of course that makes her sing more) and yet will turn his back...
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    Behavior Breaking in?

    I'm not sure if I should post this in cages or here, it deals with both as far as I'm concerned. I apologize in advance if I am posting in the wrong spot. When the hubs and I decided to build the cage we did a lot of research, some of it here, I love our cage and the pigs seem very happy. Each...
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    Feet Some weird feet issues on the piggies....

    So today was weigh and clip nails day. Popeye was great 2 pounds and 9" long. Nails are just a little brittle which I understand can be normal for a senior piggy. Is there anything to be done to help this issue or is it just one of those things that happens as they age? Brutus is 3 pounds and...
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    Cage Building a new cage

    So the Hubs has decided he is not a fan of the C&C, he thinks they look a little junky. He has determined to build a 3 level cage (each boy on a separate level, since we know both Bru and Popeye can't get along and we aren't fans of the idea of putting either of them in with Samson [no one ever...
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    Injury Cut lip

    Came home from lunch to find a spot of blood in brutus' cage. On closer inspection I found he split his lip. It's no longer bleeding and he is grooming, eating and drinking fine, does not seem to be in pain. Since he is housed alone I have no idea how he cut himself. My best guess is he was...
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    Conditions Bind piggy???????

    Sorry if I posted this in the wrong space, I'm not really sure where else to put it.... The hubs works at a pizza restaurant in a shopping center, Thursday night near closing one of his drivers found a small animal carrier by the bike rack (the cloth kind with a small cage inside) with what he...
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