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Post   » Thu May 26, 2011 6:28 pm

I agree with KrazyKawaii. I don't think you can pass your sickness on. I hope you feel better-sounds like whatever you have is awful :(
As far as the piggie poops: totally normal!! They are poopin' machines!! As long as they're not overly soft or mushy, it's fine!


Post   » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:00 pm

Im feeling better now =) And also have lots of more questions! 1) My guinea pig is getting MUCH heavier whats wrong with him? 2) Mabe is he actually a her? 3) "His" belly is all lumpy, Is anything wrong? 4) "He" is eating like a cow, Am I not feeding him enough? 5)"He" is almost 1000 grams is "he" to fat? I'll post some pictures soon!

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Post   » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:08 pm

1000g is a good weight. He can gain more and still be "normal." I think he's adorable, but am wondering if he's -- oh shoot. I lost the word! Someone help me! -- Pigs with hollow hair. The ones that look really shiny and almost glow. (Darned brain damage!)

Glad you're feeling better.

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Post   » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:42 pm

Two hours later . . . Satin! I think your pig might be a Satin.


Post   » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:25 pm

I just saw the picture of your baby boy. He does look like a Satin.

I lose words all the time . Don't feel bad.


Post   » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:32 pm

Bethie- I noticed you put those things around normal. Why? What do you mean by "normal" ?

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Post   » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:38 pm

The range of size for guinea pigs is quite vast. Some barely make 2 lbs, if at all, and other get to be 4 or even more. I think 2 1/2 to 3 is average for boys.

I use the quotes because "normal" is such an unspecific word. Guinea pigs can be not normal and still perfectly healthy.


Post   » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:25 am

So now my only questions are 1) His belly is all lumpy, Is anything wrong? 2)"He" is eating like a cow, Am I not feeding him enough? and last but not least 3)Mabe is he actually a her? I re-looked at how to check a piggys gender and the more I think about it the more I think it is a girl. And just to clairify ANYONE else can ask their own questions on this post and just like the title I would LOVE nice little stories about your sucesses and failers so I could learn more.

P.S. Feel free to tell/ talk about anything piggy realated =) .

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Post   » Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:02 pm

Is there anyway you could take a clear photo of his/her parts? Also you can always "push" his penis out. gently put your finger about an inch or more above his privates and slid your finger down towards it. Usually if its a boy his penis with pop out.


Post   » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:14 pm

I have been trying to take a picture for a long time but he is just to squirmish. All of the pictures I take look like a blurry mess of fur. One more question that I have not asked yet, Is a petstore cage that has a water bottle, a food bowl and a pigloo a good traveling cage? It is about 3 square feet.

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Post   » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:21 pm

Those are excellent traveling cages. They are big enough that they can walk around, and will provide plenty of circulation.


Post   » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:06 pm

pigges and mosquitoes?

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Post   » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:47 pm

I don't know if mosquitoes can get to him seeing as he is a crazy-haired Peruvian Satin, but if they can, keep them away from him. If you don't want to get bitten by mosquitoes, don't let them bite your piggies. Also, certain kinds of mosquitoes carry some bacteria and yucky things that might make your piggy sick just as much as it will make humans sick. Heard of elephantiasis? It's when a certain mosquito bites you and that area will get super enlarged like an elephant's feet. It looks like an elephant's skin too. There are also typhoid fever and more.

To sum it all, keep them away from mosquitoes xD


Post   » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:10 pm

How about out door time? My grass has mosquitoes and I don't want to use pestiscides.

P.S. My guinea pig loves grass especially when I pick out each blade and make a neat bundle out of it.=)


Post   » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:18 pm

So I just wanted to ask if my guinea pig is ok because I have been finding clumps of my guinea pig's hair (he's is currently alone). Some advice? =)

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Post   » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:32 pm

I would give organic wheatgrass instead since your lawn has a lot of misquitos, you don't want to risk anything. You can usually buy already growing organic wheatgrass in grovery stores or health food stores. Is he scratching a lot, or any signs of sores? Some shedding is normal, especially in summer and spring I've noticed mine shed a lot more.


Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:37 am

He does scratch alot. Also something I forgot to add yesterday was that he alway closes his eyes while he's drinking water or eating and he is always squinting.

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Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:06 pm

Your pig is beautiful. I have never heard of the squinting thing with eating and he eating normally? Does it seem like he is wincing? I'm wondering if he could be in pain from a tooth or jaw issue, or it could just be a weird habit. Is it new? The scratching is normal to a point...but if he is losing "clumps" of hair as you mentioned before, this could indicate a skin problem or more specifically, mites. I didn't read all of your thread, was he checked by a vet recently? You may want to bring him in and they can take a look at his skin and give you treatment for him if he needs it. One way to check for mites is to gently push a bit of hair up towards the end of his back/rear end and see if you notice any tiny specks moving. They tend to start at the back end and travel up...but not all are visible so this isn't a sure way to check (at least to my knowledge, but I could be wrong...) Unfortunately we can't give you answers without being there and seeing him, so the best thing to do is make an appointment as soon as you can, just to be on the safe side.

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