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LunaOreoPigz

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As our wonderful forum is growing daily and, we hope you'll agree, is better than ever, it would be useful to know how you first found out about us and why you decided to join.

How did you come across us? Did someone recommend the forum to you? Did you find us through a social media site (e.g Facebook) Did you find us through a search engine?

What made you join? Were you looking for some specific advice? Did you want to join a community which you perceived to have similar interests to you?

Any other thoughts and comments would be gratefully received!

TGPF Staff.
I just searched guinea pig and it came up
 

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Found this forum because I was hoping for someplace where I can post question, and someplace that is still active. Searched for "guinea pig site" via Google and found this, so I clicked on it and see that there are new posts. Then I immediately registered, because I am a newbie 'guenew' pig owner (sorry for the bad pun, just HAD to do it 😂 ) and I need all the help and research I can get.
 

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Found this forum because I was hoping for someplace where I can post question, and someplace that is still active. Searched for "guinea pig site" via Google and found this, so I clicked on it and see that there are new posts. Then I immediately registered, because I am a newbie 'guenew' pig owner (sorry for the bad pun, just HAD to do it 😂 ) and I need all the help and research I can get.
lovely to have you here
 

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As our wonderful forum is growing daily and, we hope you'll agree, is better than ever, it would be useful to know how you first found out about us and why you decided to join.

How did you come across us? Did someone recommend the forum to you? Did you find us through a social media site (e.g Facebook) Did you find us through a search engine?

What made you join? Were you looking for some specific advice? Did you want to join a community which you perceived to have similar interests to you?

Any other thoughts and comments would be gratefully received!

TGPF Staff.
Thank you for the forum!
I found you through search as a relatively new piggie-carer, and have referred to it for general behaviour, care advice ever since - also when faced with a behaviour or health issue I urgently need to find out more about. We took on piggies with no experience of small furries, only dogs and farm animals, so translating behaviour and noises was like starting a foreign language!
I have found your articles and reference guides invaluable.
I have recommended the forum to other piggie owners I have met since.
I decided to join so I could contribute and to be able to star ta thread if I needed to ask a question.
 

Sophie B

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Thank you for the forum!
I found you through search as a relatively new piggie-carer, and have referred to it for general behaviour, care advice ever since - also when faced with a behaviour or health issue I urgently need to find out more about. We took on piggies with no experience of small furries, only dogs and farm animals, so translating behaviour and noises was like starting a foreign language!
I have found your articles and reference guides invaluable.
I have recommended the forum to other piggie owners I have met since.
I decided to join so I could contribute and to be able to star ta thread if I needed to ask a question.
Piggies are strange creatures indeed! 😂
 

Sweet Potato

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I just googled "guinea pig forum" I think my friends and family are a bit frustrated with me talking about my pets and nothing else all the time so I needed an outlet for that. I've owned piggies for about a year and a half gradually correcting every mistake I could possibly have made and now i'm ready to socialise with other piggy people and not be ashamed of my setup and care.
 

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I just googled "guinea pig forum" I think my friends and family are a bit frustrated with me talking about my pets and nothing else all the time so I needed an outlet for that. I've owned piggies for about a year and a half gradually correcting every mistake I could possibly have made and now i'm ready to socialise with other piggy people and not be ashamed of my setup and care.

Hi and welcome!
We have an active Chat section and a friendly community of piggy lovers so you will hopefully feel at home here to share your enthusiasm with people who won't be bored stiff!
There is also the occasional forum meet in either Birmingham or Manchester (or further south in Salisbury) where we always have a great time chatting away and to which any member is welcome to join and do all the piggy pictures on the phone stuff etc. to the hilt! We also tend to bump into each other or volunteer at some rescue events all over the country and where there are always interesting piggy things on offer...

We also have lots of regularly updated information and support in our various Care sections and via the Guinea Pig Guides shortcut on the top bar.
 

Hannah_xx

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I can’t remember how I found the forum in 2008, It must have been a google search looking up proper care advice. I was about 16.
I was so happy to find my old account was still available when I came back on the forum last year, I was so excited when I got my pigs to have a place that I can talk all about them and refresh myself on their care. I’m now 28 and honestly.. this forum means SO much to me. Moving to Australia last year and leaving behind my friends and family has been somewhat difficult on my mental health, Me and my partner wanted to move here and still do, we love it! We can’t wait for our new future to start forming out here.. however at the moment I’m finding myself to be quite alone. I’ve never been massively social but when you’re suddenly the otherside of the world to everyone you’ve ever know.. it’s lonely. I’m sure once I start a new job and we move house a bit closer to a town I will start meeting more people my age and be happier :).. So yes I love that I can come on here and chat chat chat away and talk about my passions without being judged.

Thank you :luv:
 

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I can’t remember how I found the forum in 2008, It must have been a google search looking up proper care advice. I was about 16.
I was so happy to find my old account was still available when I came back on the forum last year, I was so excited when I got my pigs to have a place that I can talk all about them and refresh myself on their care. I’m now 28 and honestly.. this forum means SO much to me. Moving to Australia last year and leaving behind my friends and family has been somewhat difficult on my mental health, Me and my partner wanted to move here and still do, we love it! We can’t wait for our new future to start forming out here.. however at the moment I’m finding myself to be quite alone. I’ve never been massively social but when you’re suddenly the otherside of the world to everyone you’ve ever know.. it’s lonely. I’m sure once I start a new job and we move house a bit closer to a town I will start meeting more people my age and be happier :).. So yes I love that I can come on here and chat chat chat away and talk about my passions without being judged.

Thank you :luv:
Are you being affected by fires?
Been thinking about you knowing how bad things are in Victoria
 

Hannah_xx

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Are you being affected by fires?
Been thinking about you knowing how bad things are in Victoria
Thankfully I’m quite far away from the major fires. There has been some fires in my area but luckily they’ve been controlled in a few days. Anything could happen each day though..
My heart hurts thinking about all the animals suffering such awful deaths :no:
 
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