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  1. Cavysarah

    Guinea Pig only eating dry food

    Hello, I am hoping someone can help me with my guinea pig. She won't eat any food other than dry food (and pea flakes as a treat). We use Burgess nuggets with blackcurrant and Oregano. As a result she is a lot lighter than our other guinea pig (she is 600g and the other 1-1kg) but not losing...
  2. S

    Overgrown molars and not eating hay

    I have a 4 year old male named Sully who recently had gut stasis. We took him to the vet and after a week of antibiotics and a LOT of critical care his gut is totally fine. He poops and pees regularly and gets very excited about food. However in the interrim of not eating correctly his molars...
  3. D

    Guinea Pig advice

    Hello, I am thinking about getting a Guinea Pig. I did have guinea pigs as a kidAny answer to my questions would be very helpful. the guinea pig would be mainly an indoor pet, but when summer comes will take them outside on grass in a run (is quite a big run) is it ok to have just 1 guinea...
  4. S

    Hay mites

    Hi all I’ve just discovered that my pigs have hay mites this morning I have ordered some lice and easy shampoo from gorgeous Guineas but I’m just wondering does anyone know how to keep these from reinfecting as I discovered that obviously ivermectin is not useful for these mites as they are not...
  5. KingEric

    Rattling Noise when Breathing

    Hi everyone, new member here! This is my first thread so please be kind! I have a 5 year old guinea pig, every now and again he has an awful loud rattling noise whilst he is breathing. This has been happening more and more often as he gets older. I assume it to be hay stuck up his nose as it...
  6. G

    Guinea pig newbie.

    Hi there, another thread from me! I have recently rehomed 2 boars from a rescue on Saturday (they are both definitely male and the lady showed me their bits). 6 and 12 weeks old. I'm wondering how you all set up their cages? I have been told by the rescue lady that I should put newspaper on...
  7. Yusuf

    is supermarket hay safe?

    before I get my new piggies, I wanna do as much research as possible, so I was wondering if I should only stick to pet store hay, or if it was ok to give them hay that i bought from a supermarket In the past, when I ran out of hay that i usually gave to my bunny, I would run to tesco, asda...
  8. veesilver

    Hay suggestions: my piggie doesn't eat Timothy Hay

    Hi everyone! My baby Peach doesn't seem to eat hay (I see her rarely munching on it, but she is always wheeking for her favourite food - a muesli dry mix, which she was fed at her breeder and I am trying to remove from her diet). She certainly doesn't have 80% hay in her diet at the moment, and...
  9. Jesse's pigs

    I feel like I’m doing something wrong

    As the title reads, I feel I’m either doing something wrong or missing a trick 😂😂 is it just me that seems to go through a mountain of hay daily or is it normal? I only have three piggies (two boars in one cage) and my other boar in the other cage AND yet I throw a bag full of hay away a day. I...
  10. ChloeP

    Hay storage idea

    I've recently switched to getting my hay from Haybox (they absolutely love it) but I love a bargain and decided I simply had to get the largest amount as it was the best value...now I have three massive 5kg cardboard boxes sat in the spare room of my fairly small flat 😅 Not like we will have any...
  11. Ffduty

    Alfalfa for underweight guinea pigs?

    Hello, I have 3 sows, they are all about 5 months old, but are a bit underweight and a but small for their age. They are eating fine and seem otherwise healthy but still don't seem to be putting as much on as they should. I have been recommended alfalfa hay to fatten them up, is this suitable...
  12. Dimite102245

    Guinea pig climbing into hay feeder

    One of the new guinea pigs I got (her name is Cupcake) keeps climbing on top of her hay feeder. I’m worried that I’ll go to bed at night and then wake up with her feet stuck in her feeder. Does anyone have any advice on how to get her to stop doing that? Right now I have the feeder higher up...
  13. Y2Craig

    Hay storage

    Hi all, We got our latest delivery of Timothy Hay the other day and they've changed from using bags to boxes. It's quite big (9kg), in fact too big to store where we usually do bear the cage. Also, we live in a garden flat so concerned about bugs getting into the box. Anyway, my question is...
  14. Sherman and Shaggy's Mom

    Picky hay eater

    So I switched to a different brand of hay (cheaper for more standlee hay), same hay type (timothy), but one of my boys kinda turns his nose up to it. Like I end up putting in scraps from the other brand which is almost gone for more bedding and he goes to eat that. So I want to know will his...
  15. Sherman and Shaggy's Mom

    Is there such a thing as too much hay?

    Hello, I have two baby boars about 7 months and after removing their hay rack, hay is now on the floor, due to someone's suggestion they are eating like crazy. I just bought a big 96 oz bag like 3 days ago and its halfway gone. Is that good? Is that healthy to eat so much? They make me feel...
  16. W

    My mum is allergic to the pigs fur and hay

    My mum has been struggling with allergies. She's taking medication and it's not working so unless I find a solution I don' know what will happen with the pigs living indoors. The main problem seems to be fur and smaller bits of hay accumulating in the washing machine after a blanket wash. I keep...
  17. A

    Hay/Grass

    The glorious weather we had through May meant my two 20 week old sows have had plenty of lawn time. They've gorged and gorged on grass and have been extremely content. Now the weather has turned a bit wet they've been confined to their large hutch with bundles and bundles of hay...all of which...
  18. Queenjellybeany

    Hay Rack?

    Hi all! I was here yesterday asking for help for mites on my poor piggie girl! So I'm wondering if it would be better for me to have a hay rack that they can eat from? They normally just have a hay and grass mix on the floor for them to play in as well as they love it haha. Now however I'm...
  19. cashewandpeppa

    Dust-free hay in the US

    Quality of hay is BY FAR the most important thing to me for my girls. I'm looking for a premium hay to order online that doesn't have a ton of dust at the bottom of the bag/box. I'd order from dustfreehay.co.uk if I was in the UK, but I'm in Chicago, IL. And their hay is American-grown, so I'm...
  20. Y

    Hay- replaced

    Hey, I have a question: I bought 2 pounds of hay two weeks ago and put them in a cage. There was plenty more left of him. The question is, should it be replaced, or can it be left to them? Thanks
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