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  1. G

    Three males and a female?

    I have two male guinea pigs, and my sister is looking into getting a pair of guinea pigs from a rescue. However, the pair is a male and a female, and we are planning on housing them together: should we wait until a male pair arrives in the rescue? Would only fixing the female work? We are...
  2. Celine298

    Finding guinea pigs in Ireland...

    I'm looking for a female guinea pig, possibly around two years old, as a companion for my Lola. We recently lost her cage-mate, Sunny, and I'm trying to find a suitable friend for her. I've already been in contact with the ISPCA but they have none. Does anyone know of any reputable breeders or...
  3. M

    How long till i can introduce my neutered boar to my sows?

    Hi, We netuered our boar a while back and are eager to try introduce him to the girls, however looking online and even here i have found very conflicting information about how long we should wait, in two days it will be exactly 4 weeks since his surgery, is it ok to indroduce him now? i have...
  4. Celine298

    Hair loss in sows - insight?

    Hi all! I was browsing through the forum there and I'm seeing a lot of posts come up about sow's losing hair on their backs periodically. My Lola loses the hair on her back (just above her hips) randomly from time to time. She has been treated for mange mites, twice, and aside from the bald...
  5. DizzyD95

    Baby Guinea Pig (Sows) Average Weights

    Hello :) I have recently bought two baby guinea pig sows, Popcorn and Minstrel! I want to weigh them weekly for the next six weeks just to make sure they're both putting weight on - I think Popcorn is eating much more than Minstrel, so I want to make sure they're both healthy and growing as...
  6. Prasiddha

    White pasty discharge - female guinea pig

    Dear friends, You all know fluffy very well.she is a year old piggy (heart piggy).she has had consecutive litters (accidental). Few minutes back I lifted her for floor time. I was checking her throughout if she is healthy looking. I observed a white pasty discharge in her vaginal area. Even...
  7. Prasiddha

    My poor fluffy - sudden laboured breathing

    My girl fluffy is 11 months old. She has gone through series of illness and difficulties. Unexpected back to back pregnancy, URI and fur mites. At last past a month all got cured, she started gaining weight and was living happily. Even today morning she was good eating well and popcorning. It is...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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