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I got this cage for her just a few months back, I also use CritterCare bedding for her, I changed her bedding on Friday. Also I’m concerned with one of her front feet shown in the pictures above, it’s like a faint purple color, should I be concerned? Because I saw someone on here say that, that can be a sign of lost blood supplySecondarily, I would ask about the cage size and the bedding and how long you've had them. Those kinds of things can be a sign that perhaps some adjustments might need to be made in that area. If you want further advice on that, feel free to attach a cage pic or send it privately if you prefer.
Question, I know I have to make adjustments, get her a bigger cage, better bedding but in the meantime before I have any of that, should the coconut oil help with her feet? Wouldn’t rubbing oil on her feet also get debris and stuff stuck on her feet?Yes, perfect. It's the business that supports this website and is the best quality C&C cage available today. If you can possibly fit 60" of length, the Large would be the absolute ideal, but if you can only fit 54", then that is the great solution. I also highly recommend getting a Cavy Cafe kitchen insert as well: https://www.guineapigcagesstore.com/cavy-cafe-kitchen
Your disposable bedding goes in that and then most people use fleece liners in the remaining area. With a Cavy Cafe, you'd need a 2x2.5 GRID-sized liner (Medium cage with Cafe). They are available in a number of places and we have them on our sister store, Guinea Pig Market. I'll have a growing directory of providers later.
The bedding I recommend which I've scientifically tested out to be the best is a combo of Hemp Hurd (or Hemp Shavings if you will) covering a light base of Wood Pellets: https://www.guineapigcages.com/articles/an-ideal-bedding-combination.35/
It lasts the longest between cleaning, is most definitely the healthiest for them to breathe 24x7, is not very dusty, doesn't catch on fleece or clothing or fur, over time is the cheapest to use, and keeps them the absolute driest on top. I've been using it for years now.
I have a very messy, sick pig and she stays the cleanest the longest with that combo. See the above article for more info and what and where to get it.