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  1. Guineapigfeet

    Candle warning

    Hi, I just wanted to share a very frightening experience in the hope it won’t happen to anyone else. We all know how dangerous it is to leave candles burning unattended. Fire crews come into schools and drill this into us. But at 530 yesterday morning my next door neighbours’ house burnt down...
  2. Shadow22

    Outfits

    I was at a pet store and saw an entire display of outfits for guinea pigs, and was wondering if it was safe? I liked the Santa hats and wanted to dress up my own piggies, but wasn't sure. The outfits dont look like they would come off easily, and I was wondering what if it got stuck? Or caught...
  3. R

    Wood Varnish Safe For Guinea Pigs?

    Hello, I recently bought this flat cut of wood and wanted to use it as the occasional veggie dish for my pigs. My issue is that i would like to coat it with a protective varnish to make the wood "water resistant" & easier to clean. Is it not recommended to do so even if I find an animal safe...
  4. B

    Blocking A Ramp?

    hi there, I just got two sows about 7weeks old and I have a two storey hutch however the ramp is too daunting for babies so I want to block it off is Mdf wood safe to cover the opening it's slightly raised but is very stable and secure as I want them to be on the top level where the sleeping...
  5. H

    Is Primperan 1mg/ml Safe?

    Hello people, 3 days ago, during their weekly weighing I noticed that one of my girls, Kelda, had dropped from 1025g to 980g. I inmediatly switched from weekly to daily weighing and started to monitor their eating more closely. She seemed to eat properly, leaving some veggies that they just...
  6. bumbling-bambi

    Incense Around Piggies?

    Myself and my partner both absolutely love to burn a little bit of incense to keep our house smelling nice! Now we haven't done so since we got our piglets because we couldn't find anything online to say if it was safe or not - so seeing as I've joined this forum i thought you would be the best...
  7. RJade

    Ramp Problems!

    Hi! Two days ago I bought three male guinea pigs from a breeder and I've put them in the two tier hutch. i left them in there for about 20 minutes and watched them, I'm unsure if they were just being skittish due to travel and a new environment, but they just kept dropping down the gap not...
  8. 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...
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