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  1. M

    Should i introduce a know 'aggressive' piggie to the group

    Hi, So my little brother really wants a Guinea pig. Since i was already planning to get a third guinea pig i agreed to let him own my third one. All good right? Later when we went to buy some hay from the pet shop this plan was completely ruined when he fell in love with a little black piggie in...
  2. Oodjamaflip

    The Sow Dynamic

    I need some advice on whether or not to introduce a sow. We originally had two boars who came as a pair from a young age. After going through the summer last year we started to notice that one was being aggressive to the other. We persevered but it got to the point that blood was drawn and...
  3. PigsInTransit

    Sore feet, any suggestions?

    Hi GPF, one of my pigs Lisa has a little sore spot on one of her back feet. My vet found it at the pigs latest check up and i've been keeping an eye on it. She doesn't seem to be in any sort of discomfort, but i know pigs can hide things like that quite well. I've been keeping their cage as...
  4. Kirstie :)

    Help Me Name My New Piggy!

    Hello! I am getting a female piggy in around a month. :yahoo: I'm looking for some name suggestions - something unrelated to looks and behaviour. At the moment, I quite like the name Pippa or Bella, but I'm very open to suggestions! She is going to be the companion of my current piggy Gorm...
  5. Cherri

    Daffodils?

    Hi! So my sow ended up eating four daffodil flowers. I know it was bad on my part to leave them above her cage. My cat knocked down the vase that was holding them, and she ate a few. It was just the flower part though. I was gone at work whenever it happened and wasn't able to remove...
  6. McNallington

    Mounting

    Hi everyone, I just wondered whether anyone could offer me a bit of advice about my piggies? I have had my two girls for nearly three years and there has always been mounting going on but recently it's become constant. It used to be in a cyclical nature so I don't know whether or not it was...
  7. Zelsi

    I Separated My Boars - What Next?

    I have just separated my two boars, same cage but a divider down the middle. While on holiday my family took care of them and when I returned I checked each one thoroughly and the younger one (12 months) had some bald patches / nips on his back and cheek. The larger one (2.5 years) did bite him...
  8. Annelle

    Welcoming A Little Rex(?) Into A Sow Trio!

    Hi fellow cavy lovers! I am celebrating the addition to a sweet baby girl, and wanted to share her adorable face with you all <3 I fell victim, and adopted her from a pet store, (for shame, I know,) but I could hardly resist. I haven’t a clue what her mix is, but she seems to have a bit of...
  9. PerfectPigs

    What Is The Best First Medicine To Use For My Sow With Cystitis?

    My (roughly) 5-year-old sow named Olga has been recently showing the symptoms of cystitis. She is making soft squeaking noises when she urinates, has been urinating often and is always damp on her stomach (from the result of urinating a lot). I don't want to try any full-on medicine yet, as she...
  10. Koko

    Question! Boar And Sows

    heya! So I have two pairs of boar + sow. They are seperate because the two boars originally had a fall out, so they can't be put back together now. Would it be fine to introduce one sow, to the other pair, during floor time and vice versa? Like would the other boar get jealous or smell the...
  11. Williams15

    Worried About Bloat!

    Hi, I'm new to this site so apologies if there is already an existing topic on this. I own two sows who are three years old. Yesterday I was giving them cucumber when I noticed one of my guinea pigs, who is the bigger of the two, had a slightly swollen stomach. At first I thought she may have...
  12. AdamFrench

    Post Op Advice

    Hi, our 18 month old sow had surgery 41 hours ago to remove a mammary cyst and nipple, and a sebaceous cyst from her rump. Each has produced a 50mm stitched wound, knitted with dissolvable stitches. She's still a lot less active but is eating hay and veggies from my hand and some on her own and...
  13. Celine298

    Growling Sow

    So I had my two out for a little lap time this evening and I reached down to pet Lola. Normally she loves being petted and scratched, she burbles constantly when I do it, but tonight she let out two little growls! I'm used to hearing it from sunny as he rumble struts but not Lola! Could she...
  14. G

    My Guinea Pig Keeps Biting Her Wound?

    I have a sow who developed a bent foot at an early age due to wired flooring (from the previous owner). Earlier today, I noticed she was bleeding on her bent foot with it being very swollen - like a small marble stuck in her skin. I cleaned up her wound with water and compressed it to stop the...
  15. Celine298

    Lola Now Lives Under The Sofa...

    My little sow Lola has been called "The Pocket Rocket" from the moment we got her. She's a ball of business: super curious, very confident and crazy for exercise and playing. She get's along famously with my boar Sunny, despite him being a grumpy bum sometimes. They live in a 6X2 C&C cage. It...
  16. septendecim

    Sow Bullying?

    I have two texel girls (Juno and Freya) aged 8 months, who've been together since they were 2/3 months old. Juno has always been the dominant one and Freya doesn't challenge her. Freya has lightly scratched or nipped Juno while she was rumble strutting but it was never anything serious and they...
  17. CavyIris

    Guinea Pig Is Trying To Escape

    Hi, I have 2 guinea pigs (TinTin and Milou) the are both about 5 months old. I bought a guinea pig yesterday, (Marwin). she was a friends, but my friend couldnt afford her so i took her in. and she is for now in another cage for 2 more days until i have finished building their new cage, in which...
  18. 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...
  19. C

    Bonding A Sow With A Pair?

    Hi there, I have 2 bonded sows already who are about 10 weeks old (not exactly sure) they're still small 400g. And I've just rescued another baby sow who is about 8 weeks old (300 g) how do I go about bonding them? Any help would be appreciated so much Have a good weekend
  20. AdamFrench

    Multiple Sow Issues

    We are having no luck at the moment. Tao was taken into the vets for a repeat white bum. She had 10 days on Baytril and the symptoms would not remain away. An x-ray showed she had a thickened uterus wall. So another 28 day course, double dose, was prescribed. She stopped eating so the...
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