Well, no, piggiemomma, at the time I didn't know about the three-week thing. . .I was still relying on "guinea pig care" books. The one had at the time had better information than the first one I had bought, but I have since come to find out that there were several MAJOR, GLARING errors lol. . .
Thank goodness I never bedded them on the "absorbent, aromatic" cedar shavings the book recommended!
More later, after the kids go to bed and I can gather my thoughts. . .