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  1. Mony

    Bedding ideas for outdoor enclosure

    So I’m planning on converting an old wooden sandpit into a guinea pig enclosure. The sand pit has large grounded posts on four corners as there used to be a cubby house on top. With this I plan the build a cage like enclosure where the pigs will have more room to roam than an ordinary cage...
  2. M

    Bald Patch?

    My little sister just got a guinea pig from the pet store last week named “Pickle.” Pickle is very active, playful, and seemingly healthy. However she has this large bald patch on her head that seems to have gotten slightly bigger. My mom is kind of reluctant to take her to the pet store...
  3. kbearne

    Survey For Guinea Pig App

    Hello all, I'm working on my university project and I have created an idea and some wireframes/storyboards for guinea pig care app which I would appreciate feedback on via this survey if you get a chance? Guinea pig app wireframes feedback Survey Apologies if this is posted in the wrong...
  4. antonianicoleee

    Poorly Piggy, Been Told To Prepare For The Worst :(

    Hi everyone. I took Poppy to the vets on Monday. When I took her the time before she weighed just over 1.3. She now weighs 1.02. She has lost quite a lot of weight. The blood is apparently coming out in her urine, not in her poop so apparently this is still cystitis and they think she is just...
  5. Lilythepig2017

    Detailed Pellet Question: Fats/ Oils/ Calcium/ Sugars/ Etc

    Hello While reading over stuff I think my pellets (Oxbow organic pellets) are too high in calcium as they say they are at 0.9% I read that 0.3% is the highest it should be. Now my pig is 4 months old so I know she needs some calcium for bones but after 6 months I'd like to pull her off them...
  6. J

    White Spot Above Guinea Pig’s Eye Help

    I got my guinea pigs from Petsmart on New Year’s eve (about 2 weeks ago) and they’ve been in good health, very active, etc. But today I noticed that my black guinea pig had some white above his eye that I’ve never seen before. I thought it was just a speck and that it was nothing that couldn’t...
  7. TheCavyFamily

    Store Bought Cages

    The first months in the new house were messy. The rooms were filled with boxes with no space. So I had to purchase store bought cages for my guinea pigs. Now things are calming down and on Wednesday (January 17, 2018) our package for the c&c cage is coming in with also a bunch of toys and...
  8. TheCavyFamily

    Guinea Pig Tatoos

    Arent these tatoos beautiful! (These are not mine, the photos were taken off the internet) I wanted to post something but I didn't know what so this should do it:tu: P.S. Happy New Years from my piggies and I (:
  9. P

    Ulceration Of Eye

    So my guinea pig Cloud whose just over a year old, had an eye ulceration and in the end it was decided to remove the eye which the surgery took place about a month ago. Now he's lost so much weight after surgery although he looked to be doing well before the wound got reinfected which we've...
  10. J

    Post Op Piggie Not Eating From Eye Removal.

    Hi guys I'm new to this, I joined because I'm concerned about my piggie. On Friday Ronnie had to have his eye removed, it was a success. He come round well the vet said, she said he had a little to eat and I took him home. The Monday previous I had took him to a different Vet and he had gave...
  11. piggie.slave

    Scabby Lump?

    Hi, I was cleaning out the pigs today when I noticed that he had a rough bum, when I had a look he has a scabby like raised lump. He is a 3 year old sheltie male, that lives with another male, they get on most of the time, have a few squabbles but never drawn blood, I will attach photos, an...
  12. Dom R

    Is This Poop Normal?

    Hello Community, I have recently noticed my 10 month old Boar's poop change drastically. They used to be quite large and thin (Banana shaped as people normally say) and I've noticed recently they've gone much thicker and a slight curve in it I guess. I've tried searching on it but nothing seems...
  13. L

    Help! Lump On Guinea Pig :(

    Hi, I have noticed this rather large lump on my guinea pigs stomach. He also looks like his coat is greasy and full of white specs. Anyone have any ideas ? :( taking him to the vet tomorrow
  14. A

    A Very Cute But Aggresive Guinea Pig Problem

    Alright so heres the story, I have two guinea pigs, Alexander and Louy. When I got Alexander, he was very easy to tame so I didn't need to worry about him. However, I am having a difficult problem with Louy. Louy is a tiny part abyssinian guinea pig (assuming hes abyssinian because of his...
  15. ChloeCee98

    Full Of Cold And Got A Grumpy Pig!

    My guineapig Noodle is in such a bad mood with me I'm full of cold so literally just going in and sitting near them and talking to them. My partners helping by giving them their food and water but I don't want them to get upset and feel like I've abandoned them My voice has gone too so when I...
  16. Ever

    Guinea Pig Weight

    Hello, I just read that if you can feel your guinea pig's ribs (not see, just feel), it means that they aren't overweight. Is this correct?
  17. Maya_7

    My Babies Leo,toffee And Spike

    Here are some pics of my three cute piggies!
  18. Maya_7

    Hi Does Anyone Have Any Tips On Taming Baby Guinea Pigs?

    I juest recently got a baby guinea pig to go with some other pigs which are already tame and was wondering if anyone had anytips of taming babies.
  19. ginnyweasley

    Feeding Baby Guniea Pigs?

    I don't own guinea pigs yet but I plan on getting two young ones. I read that it's best to give young pigs alfalfa instead of the usual timothy hay, I plan on giving them alfalfa pellets should I still give them alfalfa hay as well or is that overkill? Also if I should give them alfalfa hay does...
  20. Gpigwheeklyuk

    It's Finally Here! The Magical Guineapig Colouring Book! :d

    Hey everyone! So I've been working super duper hard on my first guineapig colouring book and it's finally available to order on my guineapig wheekly shop! I thought I'd share with you all a sneak peek since you're my very special guineapig forum friends ;). There's 64 pages in the book...
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