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Heat Wave And Fly Strike Warning

Discussion in 'Guinea Pig Chat' started by Wiebke, Jun 30, 2015.

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  1. Claire W

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    @Wiebke On the first page, you said not to put guinea pigs in cold water straight away. Would it be okay to give them a bum bath or does that give bad situations as well? It's hot today so I'm not sure. :)
     
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    Always give a bath or bum bath in hand warm water (ps: by the way, that also goes for humans having a shower - it cools down better than a cold water shower).
     
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    Hope you don't mind - Just shared your link on fb for heat management & heat stroke. Over the last 2 days, I've heard of 3 piggies dying from the hot weather.
     
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    No, I don't mind sharing at all - the more people know what to do, the more lives can saved.

    I have been hearing of several deaths, too - and that is just the tip of the iceberg. :(
     
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    I have also heard of several deaths. It's so sad :(
     
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    I gave my piggies ice cube veggies last week. They enjoyed them. I worry about them getting too hot. My texel piggies had drastic bottom hair cuts to keep them clean. Should you put anything in a hitch to keep flies away? One of my piggies has wet poohs since a hysterectomy for cancer she has extra fibre and probiotic to help, it worries me flies may be attracted to the pooh. Any other ideas for firming up her poohs would be appreciated, but I think I have tried everything.
     
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