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  1. M

    2 Girls Fighting

    Hi Everyone I have just joined. I have 2 female guinea pigs, they are only 8-12 weeks old and we have had them for nearly two weeks. They have a two tier hutch, with toys, varied diet etc and come out for floor time every evening for a couple of hours. Tonight however the slightly larger one...
  2. yayoiharuko

    Bitey Piggy

    Hi guys :) I'm sure some of you may know me from the whole "am I welcome here as a newbie" post, and some may remember me from the Introduction post. Anyway, I read the link that someone provided me about guinea pigs and biting and what it means and all, and today I decided to try and...
  3. D

    Guinea Pig Starter Kit

    I am starting a company that provides starter kits for new piggy owners. The kit comes with a c&c cage, fleece bedding, water bottle, hay rack, food bowl, 4 hides, a tunnel, oxbow pellets and hay, toys, grooming supplies and a surprise. How much would you pay for all of this?
  4. WheekWheekPigge

    Crusty Stuff On Edge Of Ear?

    Hello, I am new to the forums so this is my first thread! Anyway, my guinea pig has a little bit of brown crusty stuff on his ear! I am always super paranoid about my piggies so this is really scary for me! Please help if you can!
  5. Afton<3

    Kuro The Rabbit Update

    Hi All It's been a couple of months since I have been in here - in fact my last post was introducing you all to my rabbit Kuro. He is doing great and we have bonded brilliantly it feels like he has always been part of the family. The piggies are all really interested in him too - although...
  6. PiggieNinja

    Which Is Your Favourite Guinea Pig Pellets?

    please vote on which guinea pig nuggets you/ your guinea pigs think are the best as i'm considering switching to something different as it becoming far too costly and my piggies don't even seem to keen on it .... please consider the cost, how healthy they are, and how much your piggies like them...
  7. marahallie

    Getting A Guinea Pig Tommorow! (advice Needed)

    Any tips or advice for me? This will be my first time owning a Guinea Pig, but not a rodent. I'm open to all! C:
  8. DanielleParkes

    New Guinea Owner!

    I recently bought 2 male guinea pigs at 20 weeks old and I was advised to hold them for at least 30 minutes a day so they can get used to human contact. One of them if very active and makes squeaking noise and will take food from my hand whilst the other just scuttles up to my neck and will lay...
  9. J

    Buying From A Breeder

    I have been enquiring about a couple of young pure bred guinea pigs. Their owner is a judge at shows which I felt encourage by. I felt that buying from here was a much better option than a pet shop. However he has just told me that he owns over 50 guinea pigs. Is this something that should put...
  10. badger2503

    First Time Piggies...bedding And Location Questions!

    Hi, I've got two boar guinea pigs reserved to pick up next month while I get everything ready for them. They're a bonded pair and their birthday is on the 5th of April 2017. I'm so excited! One is a teddy and the other is a crested (I think?). I have a couple of questions related to the space...
  11. Afton<3

    A New Addition To The Family!

    So I am so excited to introduce you all to Kuro Usagi! He was just rehomed to me tonight and I am over the moon! :)):clap: Ps his name is Japanese and means Black Rabbit ( I love Japanese/anime things lol) he will get Kuro for short:)
  12. Annie Robbins

    Very Shy New Piggy

    Hey everyone, I have adopted a new 4 month old female piggy. I currently have her in quarantine away from my other piggy. It is day 3 since I have brought her home, and I have not held her just so she can adjust to her surroundings. Also, she is in a quiet room. She will not leave her...
  13. guineabee

    Is My Piggie Sick (allergy Or Uri?)

    Hi, I'm from the USA. My husband and I just bought two baby piggies from Petsmart (and now I know not to ever do that again because they may have come from a supplier that mistreats the animals). One of them has a little crust around her nose, and every once and a while she will let out a...
  14. TheLottiediarys

    Losing A Guinea And Gaining A Guinea.

    Unfortunately everything is happening a once. Sadly we lost our oldest female, Taini, this time last week, Which, unfortunately has happened around the same time we've gained two new piggies. Very suddenly last Sunday, Taini our 7 year old female who was living with a boar called Bear and two...
  15. guineabee

    Gaining Our New Pups' Trust - Did We Mess It Up?!

    My husband and I are guinea pig parents for the first time! We bought 2 4-month old girls 3 days ago. We got them from Petsmart and they are not used to human contact really at all (from what the employee told us). The night we bought them we put them in their cage and left them alone all night...
  16. Aliceandbuddy

    What Are Your Schedules? Advice

    Hello, I have a 5 month old guinea pig. He's the only one so doesn't have to fight for food or anything (rescued him and he is used to being alone- although he loves snuggles with the dog) and I asked the vet what his feeding schedule should be and he said to make sure he has veg, hay and guinea...
  17. C

    How Much Veggies?

    I have 3 sows, 2 are about 13 weeks and the other one is about 8 weeks. How much veggies should I give per pig, per day (in grams or cups) If you could tell me what you would feed them and portion sizes everyday (For example how much of a cucumber?) Today I am giving them; 1/8 cup pellets x3...
  18. Howard&Vince

    Meet Miss Fluffy Bum And Miss Peachy Bum

    After a great recommendation from a fellow guinea pig fan I collected Miss Fluffy Bum and Miss Peachy Bum from This Little Piggie in Richmond this morning ... After giving them a thorough check they are now relaxing and getting used to the their new home! The Sheltie is Fluffy Bum and the...
  19. VeganIzzy

    Guinea Pig Stressed And Horny

    So I got two Guinea Pigs yesterday, they are sisters. I handled one today, Parsnip, and she was happy to be out of the cage, however upon Parsnip leaving, Raisin began running around and biting on the cage, so I put Parsnip back in. I am worried however as Raisin has been what seems to be...
  20. VeganIzzy

    Guinea Pig Routines?

    This was also posted in another category but I received no replies so am searching for hope in this one! I am getting two Guinea Pigs tomorrow, they're boys and both are two and a half. They're from a friend who couldn't look after them any longer. I was reading upon routines and schedules, and...
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