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Saltines?!

mncavylover

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That's horrible! There are so many other things to feed them. Like they're going to find saltines in the wild...
 

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jeez why are people so dumb, like the other day i heard some girl saying she loves giving chocolate to her dog its like ARGGH why do people feed them food thats just killing them
 

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is salt bad for pigs? cause i read in on of these "horrible pet books" that they should have salt wheels?
 

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i think there not supposed to have salt wheels erm i forgot why though
 

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Salt wheels are a waste of time. You'll only end up with a dehydrated pig.

mncavylover - PetsHub is a crap forum. Full of misinformation and run by a closed-minded wanker. You're best to avoid that place.
 

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Because they're just.. b-a-d. lol, i just took all of my salt and mineral wheels off.
 

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hehehe do you know what wanker means :D, and yeah lol that forum seemed weird
 

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Yes, I know what "wanker" means. I'm also older than most people who post here.
 

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did you come from england? as thats a british word
 

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I thought it was an american word as well! Why on earth did you ask if chad knew what wanker ment??? Would he use it if he didn't.

Are you talking about chris? He's a right old git and he's off his rockers. He says he cares for guinea pigs and yet breeds them! *bows down to chris* Yes, chris, you really are THE BEST guinea pig owner in the world.
 

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lol i thought it was british :D cos its commonly used in england
 

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No, not from England, but again, my age allows for me to know lots of useless stuff.
 

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I know what it means! Thanks for the reassurance Chad, I pretty much found that out right away. ;)

It just made me mad, that's all. I'm trying to find a thread of compassion for these animals from him, but I'm not sure if he has any.
 

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He's got 73 guinea pigs! And there was all these detailed instructions about how carrots are not proven bad for pigs and how you should just feed them as much as they like. :0
 

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Sodium Bicarbonate = Baking Soda (the stuff you use for teeth whitening and keep in your fridge to keep it from smelling bad). Plus, partially Hydrogenated anything is bad. I don't believe those are 'good' ingredients at all...
 

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Even if you analyze all the individual ingredients, you're still talking about a highly-refined product. I mean, guinea pigs need tons of fiber, saltines have none. Anyway, I don't think Chris was suggesting you feed your pigs saltines. He was just saying they won't die if you do it once in a while.
 

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The only reason you should ingest baking soda is if you have a bad case of acid reflux and there's nothing else quickly avaliable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_bicarbonate

As you can see it is more likely to give the poor guy gastritius (as it mixes with his stomach acid -- HCl) than to assist him in anyway. Additives like these are the reason to avoid processed foods. It may be safe for a human to ingest (in all but the largest quantities) but pigs being much smaller can be much more sensitive to these things.

Here is a full MSDS for sodium bicarbonate as you can see it is not exactly 'harmless'.

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Skin:
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash
clothing before reuse.
Ingestion:
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Get medical aid.
Inhalation:
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing,
give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.

Now is that something you want to feed to your pig?
 

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I know, it's awful. Apparently the almighty Chris thinks so. :p on him.
 
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