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  1. Prasiddha

    bits and bum cleaning

    Hi friends, I haven't done much of cleaning on my 8 months old boar till date since he was quite a clean freak. But today when I observed there is something white in his anal sac. Also his penis looks little dirty. I searched and didn't get hold of mineral oil. Could I use pure coconut oil with...
  2. J

    Poops Sticking To Fleece

    Hello, Ive owned 2 guinea pigs for about a year. I originally used fleece bedding but it was too difficult to clean the cage because the poop and hay kept sticking to the fleece.I had to switch over to paper bedding but now i want to give fleece another shot. I created a kitchen area so the hay...
  3. Nicky71

    What Is This ?

    Help . I am taking piggy to vet tomorrow after I found this on him tonight . It is above his butt to the right . He seems fine in himself , normal behaviour , eating , pooping etc . But in the meantime what should I do ? Should I clean it and if so what with ? Looks like an open wound with...
  4. Lil3piggies

    Cleaning!

    Hi guys, has anyone used or know if this is ok to use to clean the hutch with? Or will I have to dilute it? Thanks!
  5. B

    Cleaning Anal Sack

    I know this is a gross topic, but here in the uk, what do yous use to clean your gentleman piggies I'm talking smelly willies and gunky , we try warm water and cotton buds but it never fully cleans up.
  6. MadPiggies :D

    Responsibility Of Being A Guinea Pig Owner

    Many people purchase their beloved furry friend before even thinking about it and ends up with a too small cage,in balanced diet and a lot of health issues. I cannot stress how important it is to do your research before getting a guinea pig as sadly in my case I have had many sleepless...
  7. S

    Cleaning Tips For New Pigs?

    Hello! I just got 2 cute little pigs and I knew I'd be spot cleaning twice a day, which is fine, but I realized that I didn't initially consider when the pigs are very new and how difficult it'd be to get them out of the cage so I could clean. At the end of the day to really get in there, I...
  8. Kallasia

    Cage Cleaning - Handheld Hoovers!

    Hello all, So I've found this hoover online that looks great for cleaning the pigs out. Anyone got any experience? Or do you think this is overkill? It is expensive... BLACK+DECKER 18 V Lithium-Ion Flexi Vacuum [Energy Class A]
  9. Jennybug89

    Post Bath Photos!

    Got through the bath and she let me use the hair dryer too. I think she hates me now but she's scratching much less and feels and looks lovely so I think it was worth it! Oh Rosie, I love you piggy!
  10. B

    Shake And Vac?

    Anyone out there know if glade shake and vac is okay to use on the carpet of the room that our guineas live in? Tar!x
  11. WinnieandBear

    Post Hernia Op Infection Please Help!

    Hello guys! My sow Bear had a bladder flush at Christmas and subsequently developed a hernia which eventually my vet wanted to repair using mesh. She said she hadn't used that on a Guinea pig before but she is usually fantastic. I noticed the wound kept bleeding for a week and she said it may...
  12. H

    Hutch Care

    Hi piggie parents... our piggies came to live with us yesterday (2 young boars)... they have a hutch with access down a ramp to a run. I'm currently using newspaper to line the hutch.. then a layer of dust extracted wood shavings in the main area, and filling their bedroom area with Timothy hay...
  13. ChloeCee98

    Long Haired Guinea Pig Pampering?

    Recently adopted a long haired guinea pig! With really crazy hair lol she seems fine with it and her previous owner said she did trim her bum hair once every month or so. Although today I was cleaning out the piggys cage and she stumbled into her platform inside the cage...her hair is a little...
  14. Squishymoth

    Dirty Piggy

    I posted a few times a while back about one of my piggys chamomile who had a bladder infection, and I'm worried she may get one again. For the past few days her feet have been very dirty and I've been cleaning them off every night during cuddle time, today I wanted to get a closer look because...
  15. Jesse's pigs

    Boar Cleaning- Help.

    Hi again- I seem to ask a lot of questions! So I have a boar Mo- my first boar,and he seems fine (though some of you know about the sneezes- thx for your help!). I do wash his grease gland quite regularly as his is very active. His fur is shiny and he tends to clean himself most of the time...
  16. Beans&Toast

    Washing Up Liquid To Clean Grease Gland

    Can you really use this to clean piggies grease gland? I've seen it recommended on here, but surely that wouldn't be good for their skin..?
  17. MollyB

    Cleaning Up An Old Hutch

    Hi All! I've purchased a used hutch; the wood is still sturdy, but there's some urine staining around the wood on the bottom of the 2 levels. What's the best way to disinfect, and neutralise the scenting on the wood? I've seen some people use vinegar, bleach, disinfectant, but I'd really like...
  18. 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...
  19. G

    Maggots!

    Hi all, today whilst I was cleaning my Guinea pigs Duke and Aladdin's hutch, I noticed some awful little wriggly things. I instantly knew they were maggots because I have been experiencing some issues with flies even though I have a fly net on the hutch! I feel like such an awful owner and have...
  20. E

    Disinfecting After A Uri

    Hi, (Another question) I posted about my guinea pigs having a URI obviosuly this has been in their cage and outdoor hutch. As I've been told it's a bacterial what disinfected/anti bac is recommended? Thank you!
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