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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. TheLottiediarys

    Please Help, Is This Safe? - E.cuniculi Transmission And Hygiene

    Hi guys, our rabbit is sick with E-Cuniculi shes indoor with fleece and towels, Is it safe to wash this bedding in the washing machine and give it to the Guinea Pigs or could they get sick if i do this? If its washable, should i use a high temperature? wash it twice? What should i do to...
  4. TheLottiediarys

    Can Guinea Pigs Catch E-cuniculi From A Poorly Rabbit?

    My rabbits currently poorly with suspected e-cuniculi, waiting on test results to confirm, My question is.. Are my Guinea Pigs in danger of catching it too? Obviously their houses in seperate rooms while she is sick and I'm taking precautions in terms of hygiene but while my rabbit is inside...
  5. Sonnet

    Wonder What They're Thinking...

    Can't believe I've only just started bonding these two! First time having to do it, so am a little nervous, but so far, so good. They seem to get on at the moment.
  6. Lilythepig2017

    How Many Mg Of Calcium Per Pig Per Day Total?

    So I’m building a daily menu for my pig keeping Ca:P in mind. I would like to know how much Ca a pig needs in mg in a day. I read 200mg on some website but that seems awfully high to me as humans need 1,000 I believe and they are not 1/4 our size! Lol I want to make sure i give her all she...
  7. Lilythepig2017

    Guinea Pig Communication Between Others

    So with my birds (Parakeets) if they hear a parakeet on my phone chirping they will call to it and try and communicate. They will believe a bird is actually there and be interested. With Lily, if I play her happy guinea pig sounds she literally ignores it and walks away disinterested. I’m...
  8. Lilythepig2017

    Vitamin D Question In Pellet-less Diet

    I think I may go for a pellet-less in my guinea pig's diet. What Vitamin D supplements are recommended during the winter months? For the spring/ summer/ fall months I've heard outside for just 15 minutes a day will suffice. Are we talking *direct* sunlight? Or just indirect sunlight outside...
  9. Isabela

    Guinea Pigs Scratching And Biting Because Of Washing Powder?

    Hello. Is there any chance that my guinea pigs scratch and bite themselves because the washing powder that I use for their fleece blankets doesn't suit them? I've since changed it. I used a liquid powder Blink Color Waschmittel Ultra-Sensitiv and now I switched to the powder one. The one I...
  10. Isabela

    Guinea Pig Talking When Cuddling

    Hello. When I pick up my guinea pigs and it's cuddling time they are talking to themselves. Does anybody know what that means? Also when I pick them up and stroke them they are vibrating and purring. I don't think that is good since they look annoyed. Always after I try to pick them up. Also...
  11. Isabela

    Scratching And Biting Because Of Hay Dust?

    Is it possible that my two guinea pigs are scratching and biting themselves because of the hay? The hay is fresh and it's always dusty. It's from home, not from a store. Since a lot of people have allergies and dry skin because of that, is it possible that they have it too? They've been to the...
  12. Petelixon

    Shed Or Playhouse?

    Hi. I was wondering do you prefer playhouses or sheds for your piggies? Anyone has any pictures of your set ups? Thank you x
  13. D

    Guinea Pig Love!

    Hey,I have 2 guinea pigs. Kirby and Yoshi. We have had them for a bit over 2 months. They live in 2 play pens connected, so they have plenty of room. Its in their own bedroom but the door is always open and right off the connected livingroom and kitchen so they can hear and see us enough but not...
  14. sparkle

    Some Questions On Bringing Guinea Pigs Indoors!

    I created a few forums a few months ago on a similar topic however, now it is nearing Christmas time I have been thinking of finally setting up a c&c cage for my guinea pigs. I still have a few questions as I really just want to make sure that everything is okay and safe for them and I would...
  15. Isabela

    Help Guinea Pigs Fighting!

    Hello, I need serious help. Lounge Small Pet Cage | Free P&P on orders £29+ at zooplus! This is my cage. It's big and has two floors. My pigs are 4 months old, bought together 3 weeks ago and are both females. At first they were afraid and were always together and hiding and in some time they...
  16. 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...
  17. TheLottiediarys

    Question About Hammys And Guinea Pigs In The Same Room!

    I know a lot of people on here have 'Animal rooms' Me included. I have two hamsters, and my Guinea Pig Girls in a C and c cage in my own animal room, But I've recently learned on a hamster forum that Hamsters should be kept in dark rooms away from windows and such because they need it dark in...
  18. sparkle

    Guinea Pigs Questions.

    Recently I have been thinking about moving my guinea pigs from outdoors to indoors. I have already asked about this however, I am now trying to think a bit about the space I have and other animals I may be getting in the future. I have a few questions and I would really appreciate it if anyone...
  19. sparkle

    Pros And Cons Of Keeping Guinea Pigs Indoors Or Outdoors?

    I have 2 guinea pigs who are living outside and I am considering bringing them in permanently. I have another forum post where I was asking a bit about bringing guinea pigs indoors however, I decided to make another one asking for the pros and cons of keeping guinea pigs indoors or outdoors. If...
  20. sparkle

    Outdoors To Indoors

    I currently have 2 guinea pigs who have been leaving outside for a few years now. I'm considering purchasing a new hutch for them soon as I am hoping to be able to afford to upgrade to a two floor hutch soon however, I have been thinking about bringing my guinea pigs inside for a while now and...
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