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  1. bethaleio

    To Neuter Or Not To Neuter..

    Hey guys! I will quickly tell the story of my piggy, Tumnus, and then get to the point of this thread! What would have been around 3 months ago now, there were 3 male piggies that some jerk had set loose in a field by my apartment. Tumnus was caught fairly quickly, but the other 2 were much...
  2. Parnassus

    Clearing Bladder Sludge Effectively

    Hi friends! I'm feeling heartsick tonight. My sweet Whistler has been diagnosed with bladder sludge. It's my first guinea pig with sludge! So, I'm convinced she's just more naturally gifted in developing it than others. ;D I could use some advice, even if it's just to keep doing what I'm...
  3. Griffindor717

    New Piggie Options...

    Hi everyone :) I know that every pig is different and it's impossible to comment on different situations when you don't know the pigs in question, but any generic advice would be very gratefully received! I still have my lonely 7 month old girl, who's best friend died a couple of weeks ago. The...
  4. HeulwenRose

    Seeking Advice From Owners With Just One Pig

    Hello! I would love some tips and advice from other owners who own just one pig. Honestly any responses would be greatly appreciated! Nearly two years ago, I bought two of the most lovely guinea pigs anyone could wish for. Dalek Kaan (Hopefully there are some Doctor Who fans here), the black...
  5. P

    Fleece Cleaning?

    So I've been debating whether I should house my 2 boars on fleece since it seems so popular (they are currently on wood shavings). I just need some info about the 'cleaning' of the fleece, if that makes sense. I am thinking about layering 3 big carpet/doormat things then some fleece on top...
  6. MalaneGuy

    Guinea Pig Eyes (seeking Advice)

    Hello My name is MaLane. I own a full grown male Guinea pig. (I'm not sure what kind of breed he is. His all white but half his face and one ear is black). I noticed something when I first got him, his one of his eyes is kind of odd. Honestly, the only way I can explain it is that it looks like...
  7. Tiayra

    Hating Fruits And Veggies?

    So. My girls refuse to eat anything other than their hay and pellets, besides the occasional lettuce. I have tried so many different things, they respond to none of them. Berries, bananas, bell peppers, parsley, oranges, cucumbers, kiwis, celery, etc. Is there any advice, pointers, or recipes...
  8. crnyng

    Growing Wheatgrass?

    I don't trust the grass grown around my city seeing as there are pesticides put down, along with cats and dogs using the grass to potty. I was looking into buying wheatgrass seeds to grow so my pigs can have some grass to munch on occasionally. I was wondering if anyone's done it before and...
  9. Brianna Nordin

    Advise For Piggie Fleece Burrowers!

    It's really frustrating when you hand sew a cage liner and you put it in their clean cage and you wake up to piggies burrowing under it and you have to reclean the cage again cause there is poop and pee all over the bottom. Me and my loves have been at war for awhile now, they love burrowing...
  10. Guineapigfeet

    Trio To Quad? Advice Appreciated

    Hi, I have three 9 month old (ish) sisters who get along great. Chewie and BB are more affectionate to each other than to Rey, but no one is bullied or left out in any way. The accountant at work also has a pair of older girls (maybe 3 yrs?) and has previously asked if I would take the...
  11. drewj

    Urgent! Uri?

    I seriously believe my new Guinea pig has a URI. I have called the vet and made an appointment. I've called serveral actually. The ealiest any of them can see her is Monday the 13th (it's Thursday the 9th) and I just want to know is there is anything I can do until then to keep my Guinea pig...
  12. Watermelon-Pets

    Any Help On Keeping Piggies Clean?

    So when I got given my two piggies I noticed straight away they were quite dirty, especially the white one! So I want to give them a nice clean to make them look the cutest they can! So how do I do this? Is it water and shampoo or sand? Or is there an even easier way of keeping them clean?
  13. drewj

    New Piggy Is Smaller Than The Other?

    so I finally got my Guinea pig a cage mate (it's been 2 months and I finally had enough money saved) and the new one is younger and is MUCH smaller. the bigger one isn't mean to the baby, but she has a few times just laid in one of their hidies on top of her or she has stepped on her while they...
  14. Watermelon-Pets

    I Could Do With Some Advice!

    So I have been asking for two Guinea Pigs for ages, and my friend is giving away her two. So we decided to take them. They are arriving in around 4 days. I ordered a load of toys online and that has arrived, the hutch is ready and built, the garden and grass is perfect and food and water and all...
  15. Celine298

    Antibiotics & Piggies Appetite Loss

    Hey all! I brought my piggy to the vet yesterday with a skin ailment, fungal infection with possible mange mites. Although mites have been more or less ruled out (vet is getting a second opinion just to be safe) I've begun treating his fungal infection. I was prescribed Baytril (0.8mls twice...
  16. Celine298

    My New Traumatised Baby

    Hey all! I recently bought a new guinea pig (Sunny) from a well known and respectable pet shop. I'm aware that they are social creatures and like to be kept in pairs or groups. This pet shop adopts that policy and keeps it's piggys in pairs/groups of the same gender. However, when I picked out...
  17. crnyng

    Looking For Advice/possible Housing Situation

    So my story goes, I have 9 pigs. 6 female and 3 male. All my females are or will be housed together in a roughly 20 square foot C&C cage. I then have two males housed together and my last one alone because he fought with both my other boys regardless. The two males housed together (Mocha and...
  18. crnyng

    Bladder Stone; Advice

    Hello everyone, my most recent adoption/rescue, a 3 year old female, has been bleeding from her vaginal area lately. Today we had an appointment and have found out she has a bladder stone. I was quoted 600 to 800 dollars for the surgery, which I don't have, having spent 400 in the last 2 weeks...
  19. Squidgypigs

    Can I Just Rant About People Not Taking Advice?

    Sigh. This past few weeks I've been asked several questions about pregnant sows and baby pigs (and other general pig care questions) by a few people, only to discover the majority haven't listened at all. Fathers to be board are still being kept with heavily pregnant sows (sometimes...
  20. Beans&Toast

    15 Year Old Guinea Pig Advice.

    I was rummaging through old bags in the loft and found this book. I got this 15 years ago when I had my first 3 piggies. I've just had a flick through it and I'm horrified :P Apparently the best place to get a piggy is a pet shop or breeder. And it's a good idea to have them live with...
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