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hygiene

  1. Jesse's pigs

    Cage Question.

    Do you necessarily have to destroy a cage if a poorly piggy sadly passes away in it? I'm just curious especially with the unfortunate events my friend has had. Can you ever be totally sure that the cage is sterile? As I say this is just a query but I don't know what my friend is planning on...
  2. 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...
  3. Sammy!

    Is It Safe To Keep Guinea Pigs While Pregnant?

    I am the proud owner of three boars aged 6, 5 & 1 and am currently 15 weeks pregnant with my first child. I've recently been told by a friend that Guinea pigs potentially carry a virus called lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and I should avoid contact with them and their bedding etc. My...
  4. Luna1

    Grease Glands And Bathing

    My boar has a build up of grease around his grease gland, I have tried to wash it off using coconut oil and guinea pig shampoo but he is a bit tricky to bathe, he hates it. Is there any way of making bathing more enjoyable or another way to clean his grease glands?
  5. kitkat1

    Question About Boar Hygiene

    So I have a couple questions about boar hygiene- is there anything else I can use to clean the anal sac besides mineral oil? And can I clean the grease gland with any other type of oil besides coconut? Thanks!:)