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  1. I

    Lice in guinea pigs

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had a problem with their guinea pigs having lice. I have 2 boys who are now a year old and 3 months ago noticed that the darker pig had a couple of little white lice-like creatures in his fur. They both were scratching too. Took them to the vet who said she had...
  2. S

    New Guinea Pigs Behaviour

    Hello! I’m new here as I have just got my little guinea pigs 😁 they are 2 months old and came home with me 5 days ago now. Me and my boyfriend already have so much love for them and spend a lot of time talking to them, holding and stroking them. I will attach a little video of them in their play...
  3. Sonnet

    ...And what are we meant to do with this?

    Had an old shoe box lying around, so thought I’d turn it into a hay box for the boys to root around in. Cut the lid and one side off, then took it outside, filled it with hay and placed it in their hutch. ...They ran away from it. After a few seconds, Sprout poked his head out of the bedroom...
  4. Sonnet

    Can’t believe it’s only been 5 months

    Since I brought Sprout home. He’s just slotted in so well, and is becoming quite the character! To be honest, I’m glad I did fall in love with him at first sight. Chutney had started tellling me that he wasn’t happy being on his own, and I had been thinking about beginning the search to find him...
  5. batman

    I have some guinea pig issues. Help?

    Hey there. I have three guinea pigs, all are male. Two of them are two years old (one is pretty fat, lol) and were purchased together from the same cage and get along great! However, my other guinea pig, 1 year old, has been a bit of a trouble maker. I've been noticing that he's been picking on...
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    Help My Female Guinea Has Problem But I Don’t Know What To Do.

    My guinea pig has some dark yellow brown stuff around her butt/vagina. And once I found that one part of her hair near to her vagina has is wet and orange, a little bit red
  7. Sonnet

    Shoes Are Yum!

    No idea why, but Sprout has to come over and nibble my shoes whenever the piggies are out for play time. Chutney wasn't interested before, but hey, if Sprout's doing it, then they must be tasty, right?
  8. Sonnet

    Some People Have Guard Dogs...

    I have a guard guinea pig! Sprout has decided that sitting on top of the hidey and wheeking every time I so much as move (even if I’m not in the same room) is the best way to try and get food. At least Chutney begs normally!
  9. S

    Spelt?

    I have some spelt seed that I originally bought to use as ground cover. I believe it's an older type of wheat. Would it be okay to feed some to my three guinea pigs? I would of course cut it before it went to seed.
  10. winniethepooh

    How Long Does Dominance Last?

    Yesterday I put my two boars in a bigger cage that is 2 x 6 grids. They are doing the usual stuff, teeth chattering, rumble-strutting and mounting. How long does this dominance usually last?
  11. Isabela

    Ferplast Bottle

    Hello. Does anyone have any experience with this water bottle? I recently bought it for my piggies and they are just ignoring it. Did anyone else have the same problem?
  12. Ineedapiggie

    Convincing My Parents For A Guinea Pig.

    Hey! I've wanted two guinea pigs for a really long time now. But, my parents keep on saying no. I've done everything though. I have written a four page essay all about them, why I want one. They keep on saying that they stink and are really hard work. I know they are but I'm really...
  13. winniethepooh

    I Need A Plan Quick!

    So, since my cage isn't big enough for 2 piggies, I decided to keep Winnie in a pet store cage for a few days because we are deciding on how and where we are going to build our HUGE C&C guinea pig cage. I need some ideas because obviously, pet store cages are too small but that is the only...
  14. Kiko+Peanut

    How To Keep A Piggy Entertained

    So I have seen many methods of people doing different things to keep there piglets happy. Some really cool. Some really bad. Some just plain dangerous. What do you do to keep your babies happy?
  15. winniethepooh

    Trio Of Boars?

    I was thinking today, is a trio of boars a common thing? I know a trio of sows is a thing and they get along but would a trio of boars work out? I currently have 2 boars right now and was thinking (of course when they settle in to their C&C cage and get over their dominant stages) of getting...
  16. winniethepooh

    Fleece Bedding Is Better?

    I am thinking about switching to fleece bedding because it seems to fit my standards. I need fleece that I can just wash every day and will not leak through and have a washable absorbent layer. Right now, I currently have store-bought bedding, which everyone knows is a hassle to keep up with so...
  17. Sonnet

    How Did You Even Manage To Do This?

    And don't think that hiding behind Chutney means I can't see you, Sprout. I can, as it happens, you fuzzy black menace!
  18. Nibsandtuft

    What Food Do Guinea Pigs Like?

    We have two male guinea pigs and they love the normal food like beans and cucumber etc. But we would like to try them on something different ! Any ideas :hmm:
  19. Nibsandtuft

    How Do You Keep Two Boars From Mating?

    Our two male guinea pigs ( tufty and nibbles) keep trying to mate with each other. Does anyone now how to stop them? Thanks
  20. Isabela

    Ivermectin - Which One To Buy?

    I wanted to buy Ivermectin for a while now for my guinea pigs. I just got a new one and it looks like she has dry skin and therefore mites probably. I want to buy Ivermectin from Ebay. Can somebody send me a link to what I should look for or which one is recommended?
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