A wheek is worth a thousand words

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:34 pm


Not tracking down medical info but the hair loss on the one guinea pig, has he/she been treated with ivermectin or Revolution for mites?

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Jessie
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Post   » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:11 pm


hair loss?

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:59 pm


This photo - the two spots on the rump. Is it fur color or hair loss? (it looked like hair loss to me)

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slavetofuzzy
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Post   » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:18 pm


Cage looks great but just curious...how on Earth do you clean the bottom level?!

The tan pig looks to have some hairloss in the same spots. See the picture below the original of the one Lynx copied.

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Jessie
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Post   » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:18 am


It's fur colour Lynx. She has light brown splodges on her rump, and on her left ear. Fluffy's go a full covering too, although her coat is really strange. It's soft, but has a wiry texture to it, and it's all different lengths with super long fluff on her rump. I was comparing her to pictures from when I got her around 5 months ago, and she's Fluffier than ever.

I was super observant when I first got them, as my first pair came with lice (from a pet shop - I didn't know any better) and needed to be treated at the vets as they were only 7 weeks old. The poor little boys were riddled and itching like crazy. The rescue treated the girls as a precaution when they were taken in. They don't display any signs of infestation.

The bottom floor of the cage - the front 5 grids come out. The 2 grids at either side are clipped in at the corner, cable tied together, and work as a 1 grid door, and a 2 grid section that pops out. When both 2 grid sections are removed, the front of the plastic folds down, and the middle grid with the water bottle attached can be removed. I haven't needed to take the middle grid out for cleaning. It holds the weight of the top floor and stops the front from sagging.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:43 am


How interesting! You can see how it looked like a bald patch. Glad they're in good shape!

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Jessie
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Post   » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:13 pm


Fluffy wanted to share how beautiful she looks after a bath, brush, blow dry, and manicure.
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And how 5 minutes later she's back to looking like she's been chewing on electrical wires!
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Snowy showing off her brown spots
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Do you have food up there?
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I'm disappointed
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GP_mum
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Post   » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:30 pm


The first time I saw Snowy I was amazed at her brown spots. They give her a unique look. Fluffy, aww, she's just so fluffy!

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Jessie
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Post   » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:23 pm


Snowy has been a poorly girl lately and had lost weight.

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However, she hasn't lost any of her cheekiness. She even helped Mammy clean out the kitchen.

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By emptying the food dishes, ready to be washed. How considerate.

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Fluffy couldn't bear to be left out.

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All that helping deserves a lie down. And a drink of water.

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Mammy made cuddle sacks.

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It's better to sit on top of them than inside them.

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Snowy is feeling well enough to steal tomato from Fluffy's mouth again.

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Me? I don't steal tomato.

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dellybean

Post   » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:09 pm


Awww, what cute girls. Is Snowy alright? Do you know what's caused the weight loss? Sorry to hear she's not feeling well.

Crazy4me

Post   » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:50 pm


Get better Snowy.

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:08 pm


Hope Snowy is feeling better. Your ladies are lovely.

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Jessie
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Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:35 pm


Snowy says thank you, she's feeling much better.

Snowy's had a troublesome UTI, made worse by a bad vet giving the wrong meds, then the right meds at the wrong dose. We got a new vet and got the right treatment, and it seems to have worked.

She's been med free for 9 days now, is steadily gaining her weight back, no return of her pain or blood so far, and she's asserting her authority as top pig by stealing food from Fluff's mouth again.

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poppycorn

Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:05 pm


I'm glad she's feeling better! :-)

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GP_mum
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Post   » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:04 pm


So glad that Snowy is feeling better and on the road to recovery.

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Jessie
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Post   » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:01 pm


Hello Guinea Lynxers. We are having a mini break while Mammy is working in Dundee. We could have gone with her, but she said it would be a very long car journey, and we would have to stay in the hotel while she works, so instead we decided to have our own little holiday. We are staying with a foster Daddy from the local rescue. It's great! We have been sending pictures to Mammy.

This is us in our run
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The ground is edible!
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As you can see, I am feeling much better after that awful stone was removed. Mammy says I look like a Chunky Monkey!
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I am not chunky. I just like my food, and lots of it!
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Well, maybe just a little chunky.
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I'm not chunky, I'm Fluffy!
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Next week is our Birthday. We will be 2 on the 3rd of July. Mammy said we can have a party. We'd like to invite our neighbour Storm, but he has to stay in his run with Rogue. Something about not being neutered.
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We will ask Mammy to take pictures of our party.

Pictures courtesy of Dave, who has been absolutely wonderful looking after the girls and giving Snowy her meds.

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Breadfan4

Post   » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:53 pm


Snowy looks fantastic! They are both adorable!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:26 pm


Wow, those are fabulous photos! Calendar-worthy IMO!!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:38 am


The girls are looking wonderful and must be such a relief to be able to leave them in the care of a great pet sitter. My girls go to my dad (who loves and spoils them) when I am away and even then I call back daily.

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Jessie
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Post   » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:08 pm


My pig sitter friend had her gall bladder out on Tuesday, so she's out of commission at the moment. I thought I was going to Edinburgh and planned to come home every night, but when I realised it was Dundee, it wasn't realistic to do 4 hour journeys and full days work too.

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