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Scales and Nail Clippers

Gigabyte

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I am in need of some recommendations for scales, nail clippers, and water bottles.

I have used human nail clippers but have found them difficult and dangerous to pig nails as of late.

And, I am also wondering if I need two water bottles if I have two guinea pigs? I've only had single pigs, but I may be fostering soon. So I'm curious if they'll fight over water like I've seen them fight over veggies.

Also, I can't seem to find a good scale. I'm looking to buy it off Amazon. I've heard (but am not sure) that it sound measure in grams and ounces.

Sorry if I sound so ill-informed. I feel like I'm learning guinea pig ownership all over again. lol
 
Let’s start from the top…

Nail Clippers – These are the one’s I use and have found them to be effective.
Small Pet Nail Care: Super Pet Pro Nail Trimmer at Drs. Foster and Smith

Water bottles – I am of the opinion that you should always have at least 2 water bottles in your cage, EVEN if you only have one pig. I’m a bit of a worry-wart and always want to plan for the unexpected. With 2 water bottles I have the peace of mind that my piggy will stay hydrated, even if one of them fails in some way.

I use these water bottles and love them. With glass you can clean them with boiling water, plus there is a cute little carrot to indicate the water level at a glance. Also, they have minimal dripping.
Small Pet Feeders and Waterers: Living World Eco+ Water Bottle at Drs. Foster and Smith

Scale – I got mine from Amazon and I have to admit…it seems pretty cheap, as far as construction, but it does its job. You can weigh in ounces, grams, pounds, and kilograms.
Amazon.com: Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale, in Elegant Chrome: Kitchen & Dining

And just as a side note – The first 2 products are from a site called Dr’s Foster and Smith. If you order over $50 then shipping is free. You can get Oxbow hay and pellets through them as well as other critter stuff.
 
I will get The Biggest Loser Scale!
My problem with the Foster and Smith stuff is that it has such expensive shipping. Awesome prices but yikes!
 
Yeah, I really would LOVE to get one with ounce markers too.
 
I don't think they will fight over the water bottle. Mine don't. However they might start fighting as a show of dominance.
 
I will get The Biggest Loser Scale!
My problem with the Foster and Smith stuff is that it has such expensive shipping. Awesome prices but yikes!

Shipping is completely free if you spend $50 or more. I just make sure I get everything I need all at once.
 
I'm fostering because I don't have very much money, actually. :guilty: But maybe my boyfriend will get some stuff for his kitties and we can split the cost! Thanks Catahoula. I totally must have the glass bottle!
 
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