I am actually really happy with the brita water filter, even for myself. My boyfriend and I even compared tap water and the brita water, It tasted so much better it wasn't even funny. Thank you guys for that!
Delaine, I also think along those lines. I feel like moving your body helps move everything around, i.e. bowels, ect. The issue is when I get her out for floor time, she does not. NOT. want to move. Everyone else(3 pigs) are usually doing zoomies or put-putting around. She'll just sit there. I'm not quite sure how to get her moving. On a very rare occasion she will do zoomies, but that is only about 1 time a week.
So after I was done dying, I realized that i don't know how much to give her a day. I mixed 1/4 cup cranberry juice with 1/4 cup water. I gave her 2 1/2 CC's of mixture. So, how much should i be giving her a day?
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Meganmarie -- does she like the water/cranberry mix? If she likes it, I'd guess that several cc's daily would be fine (maybe 10 or 15, but that's just a guess; see what others say). If she hates it -- don't force it. It's not worth the stress and the risk of aspiration.
Without reading back, how old is she? Has she been examined and/or x-rayed for arthritis and/or heart compromise? Some pigs are more active than others, but for her to be that inactive makes me wonder if something else is going on.
She's a little over 2 years old. She has had x-rays and everything was fine. I was just saying that she gets spooked when we have floor time. She is really extra uncomfortable with not being in the cage. She is really shy, and likes to be hidden. She runs up and down our cage all day(it's a 2 level, and has a ramp).
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That's my opinion only; others may have had more success with it than I have. But it seems to help humans far more than it helps pigs.
I've also been researching a little. I'm unsure, but i think Ginger might be a silkie...? Everyone else has wiry, normal guinea pig hair. She is very sleep and shiny, and doesn't have the same hair texture as everyone else.
As for my very non-expert opinion, Ginger doesn't look like a Satin to me. If she is, then I have at least one, and I don't believe I do. She looks so much like Flossie they could be twins (except for the lighter tan around the eye(s).
Also, from my research, Silkie is a breed, although not universally accepted as such.