Wheekly Tales from the Timothy Bin Vol 6

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cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 12:48 pm


I hope everyone had a great weekend, I am still semi-recovering from our hike and food coma. :)
Thank you to so many of you who dropped us a note letting us know you too were thinking of our Meimei, it really meant a lot to this proud mom.
And thank you for all the candles lit, I hope unlike Ben, nobody burned their thumb!
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I so miss hearing myself screaming at the cage.. "No, Meimei, bad bad! Lee Meimei, I said no!"
Ahh,... the good old days.
And of course, now I spend the same amount of energy screaming at Tamago and McChompChomp!
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McChompChomp has now taken up a new hobby - dumspter diving.
It is not that I mind she eats left over hay and pee covered pellets, it is just that whenever she jumps in, she always does it in an angle that topples the litter bin over, which mean you have to start sweeping ALL OVER AGAIN!
*sigh*


We went down to our local Japanese market yesterday, and we bought a piece of *real* wasabi, not your powder or paste that comes in a tube, but the real thing!
Give it a try if you ever gets a chance, it has such a delicate and less pungent flavor than the wasabi-wannabe that comes in the tube! :p
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I have a general question about ovarian issues in girl guinea pigs.
Is there an average age for hormonal and cysts issues? Or are all unaltered girls, young and old are vulnerable?
*I so no want to start a medical thread*
*no medical thread dance*

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cavyslave8
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 1:34 pm


In my experience, young and old girls can have reproductive issues.

Cocoa was still fairly young when we found out that she had huge ovarian cysts and pyometra. My vet believes that almost all females are at risk if unaltered.

I'm thinking good thoughts for the girls!

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TexCavy

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 7:12 pm


wasabi!

Not making fun - just hoping to bring smiles. :)

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 7:41 pm


Was'aaabi! :)
The real thing tasted so different from the wasabi-wannabe's that I am so accustomed to, it was such a pleasant surprise.
That teeny weeny stalk cost me $3...

Now saving up for a spay, we so broke we can no longer afford toys for our girls.
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Thanks for the info CS8...
I am now considering of getting the spay without the diagnostic imaginings to save me that $300.
I am still calling around for quotes and reviews...
I have never prayed for mites this hard in my life.
*may it be mites, may it be mites*

We are also redoing our cages this coming long weekend.
Anyone got some connectors to spare?

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TexCavy

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 7:45 pm


Oh gosh, good luck for the spay. I always worry until the day or so after surgery when everything turns out ok. Once upon a time it didn't for us. So I am starting the positive vibe sending for y'all now.

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 8:02 pm


Momo I have tons, but I don't think I could mail them in time, you know how Canadian and USA customs are. You might have it pass in a day or 2 weeks. I hope someone close by can help yah out. Any hints to what you plan on doing? Oh the pictures are perfect, I'll be working on the site tonight or tomorrow. Wish there was some way to repay you for all your time and help.

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 8:10 pm


Don't worry about it Eschimpf, you just take things easy for now okay. :)
I am now harassing our local members for connectors, I am sure someone will come to our rescue. :p

There is something huge you could do for us, send us ninja vibes that the 2 spots of hairloss along Tamago's
buttocks is from mites and not ovarian issues! :p
*mites dance*

We are trying to think of a space efficient way to create a play area for McChompChomp.
She has been so bored that Armando has a detached ear...
*cough*
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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 9:38 pm


Momo,
pregnant me dancing the mites dance.

OH no not Armando!!! Poor guy. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Mon May 24, 2010 10:42 pm


Real wasabi! Oh, that sounds great!

Some people definitely skip the ultrasound diagnostics if there are enough signs that a spay is a good idea.

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CavyCastle
Supporter in '10

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 12:56 am


She's a teddy, she's likely to get all sorts of weird skin issues that cause hair loss. Got a picture? (mite dance, mite dance with great might!)

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mmeadow
Supporter 2004-2017

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 1:40 am


Post again if you need connectors, I bet I have some down in the basement!

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 2:57 pm


Post again if you need connectors, I bet I have some down in the basement!
Puh-lease, momo need connectors. :)
*insert puppy begging eyes*

Thank you for the mites dance ladies, I can feel it the ninja vibes here too.
We will start a medical thread for our omelet as soon as I can take some decent pictures showing her hairloss - it is SO insignificant,
it is only visible to the eyes whenever she reaches down to grab her own poopies.
Let's at least start with skin issues and go from there.

Call me silly, I have this thing about my luck of starting threads...
I started a thread for Meimei, she uh... went kaput.
We had a thread for McMac,... kaput as well.
I think bujimo's mom put it the best... "every time you start a silly story thread, one of your pig dies!"
Ain't she all rainbows and cheerios!

But just in case it is an hormonal thingy - *bang my head on walls*...
I called around some more today on the possibility of a spay, and I am now feeling more hopeful and optimistic about the procedure and the costs.
The possibility of going to UC Davis is the biggest at the moment, the rate is reasonable, and I have good faith in their surgeons.
I am still waiting for a call back from 2 other vets in my area, they were not in on Sundays and Mondays.
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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 3:53 pm


Feel better tamago! Don't break the bank. ;)

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Sidera17

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 6:23 pm


How old is Tamago now?

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 7:45 pm


My dainty (1180g) little Omelet will be 11 months old in a week.
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sammianne

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 9:13 pm


Cavycastle is right. I have also noticed that teddies seem to have more skin problems than other breeds for some reason.

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Sidera17

Post   » Tue May 25, 2010 10:00 pm


Wow! I actually thought she was younger for some reason.... Be good Tamago!

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BeanieBaby11

Post   » Wed May 26, 2010 7:38 am


11 months?! My Mitzy is 15 months and she weighs 900 g.

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MildredM
The-Fairy-in-my-Heart

Post   » Thu May 27, 2010 8:49 am


Oh dainty little Tamago! You are so sweet . . . . you are a similar age to Fairy (one on June 11th) and she IS a dainty 680g!

Your pigs always look so interested in what is going on :)

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Princess Aurora

Post   » Thu May 27, 2010 10:30 am


Let it be nothing serious, little Tamago! We love you little eggie! ^^

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