- And got the T-shirt
They can have different hair types and still be litter mates. And being brothers has absolutely nothing to do with their ability (or lack of same) to get along with each other.
Ditto about the cage size. No pet store cage is large enough for two boars.
In the other litter, there were "twins" who looked identical to each other as dark brown frizzy hair like little buffaloes with brillo pads for hair, a dark brown smooth short hair, and roan and white frizzy haired. The dad was roan and white frizzy hair, but the mom looked like a panda (smooth short hair).
If I had not seen them come from each mom I would not have believed they were brothers and sisters, lol.
Ideally, you weigh the guinea pigs and apply the correct amount of ivermectin. Note on the package the number of mg of ivermectin each contains and compare it with topical ivermectin rate using 0.5mg/kg
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From this page:
Standard topical treatment is 0.5mg/kg if applied topically. If there is only 0.45mg of ivermectin, you can treat a guinea pig of less than but close to a kilo. We do not know the concentration of the suspension. It would be very helpful if one was trying to adjust the dose by amount.Xeno 450 is a convenient and effective spot-on treatment for use on rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets over 1.2kg, and birds over 666g. The treatment contains 450 micrograms of the active ingredient Ivermectin- an antiparasitic medicine effective against both ecto and endo-parasites, including fleas, lice, mites and intestinal round-worms. The spot-on is not suitable for use on pregnant or lactating animals, or animals under 16 weeks of age, but is an effective treatment against fur, mange and ear mites in rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as lice in guinea pigs and heartworm in ferrets. The treatment may also be used for rats, mice and gerbils.
So the Xeno people are being pretty conservative and perhaps underdosing.
- Supporter in 2018
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozeri-Ultra-Thin-Professional-Dig ... ale/37531667
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Zenith-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-by-O ... ing/33354964
Both are less than $20.