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Maeve - 2012-05-23
We have 2 female guineas and they are the most placid things ever! They are 3 years old. Star is ginger and white, shes the fatter one, Sparkle is tri colour and is shyer. We love them to bits and I would reccomend American guinea pigs to anyone!!!!

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nm123 - 2012-01-17
My friends said her daughters guinea pig had an operation to take some tumers out inside her guinea pig her Mom said the docter gave them medicine to help it regain its health but now after a few weeks its health has not improved and the guinea pig just wants to relax and not run around like it normally did before this has been happening for about 7 weeks now and it is eating but its just not as active as it was before the operation.

is this the cause of old age or is it the medication?

please get back to me asap

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-17
    It could be the little fella is just getting older or possibly the medication made him a little sick. If he is getting around and eating and poop looks normal, that is about all you can do. Hopefully, he feels better in a little while.
  • lucy - 2012-05-18
    yes probably because of old age just check in at your local vet to find out
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Ginny - 2008-06-03
My son received a long haired guinea pig for his 7th birthday last week. We are finding that guinea pigs are more work that we imagined. Based on your experiences, we wonder,should we take the long-haired piggie back and exchange him for a short haired breed before he gets to attached.

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  • Lucy Lemon - 2012-04-03
    No need to send the guinea pig back; just give it a haircut! To send the poor pig back would potentially destroy its ability to trust humans for the rest of its life. So, the easy solution is give the pig a haircut and groom it once a week. NOTE: even short haired guinea pigs should be groomed once a week to develop a bond, check for health problems and keep its coat clean!
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nathalie - 2011-10-02
Hello,

Some very nice teddy's us-teddys you have.
And how nice that I have found as a Dutchman.
Maybe we can in the near future that help each other. I breed because with us-teddys.
Take a look at my other site-www.cs guineaspride.webs.com I have only a translation but if you look at "verwacht" to see what litters, and if you look at "te koop" to see what is for sale was.
In "fokzeugen" see my breeding sows female piggy's
In "fokberen" to see my breeding boars. male piggy's
I like to contact more foreign breeders to have my house even better than it already is.
If you know someone who have interest in my animals I would like to hear that.

Greetings Nathalie cs-guineas pride

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makenna - 2012-02-22
I am getting a Abyssinian guinea pig soon. Is that a good choice. Are they hard to care for?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-23
    Yes, that is a good choice. They are lovable, affectionate and cuddly and enjoy their humans. In spite of their coat, they keep themselves clean. Just enjoy your little furry one.
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Treyton - 2011-01-01
Hi there I got an Abyssinian guinea pig thursday and love him! He is very talkative and loves to play but how do I know if he likes me or is ok to me? Please answer my question!

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  • Lydia Weltha - 2011-06-30
    He Likes You And Your Habitat. If He's Not Very Active He Might Be Sick.
  • carmelo - 2011-09-18
    If your guinea pig likes you when you're trying to handle him he`ll not run away and if you want him to like you put him in your lap and feed him.......
  • makenna - 2012-02-22
    Ok so you want to know if he likes you. Ask your self these questions:
    Does he seem happy around me? Does he like me to hold him? Does he eat out of my hand? Does he like playing? Do I feed him regularly? Do I play with him regularly? Does he know his name? If you answered yes to most of these questions he probably likes you. If not then mabey you shpuld do some things to make him happy and play with him more! HOPE THIS HELPS!!!!!!!
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Robin - 2011-08-28
Am getting a GUINEA PIG SOON! But am not sure what breed to buy.....HELP PLEASE!

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  • shaine - 2012-02-05
    The calmest of them all is the peruvian guinea. I have an abbysinian 2 rexes and my abbysinian just gave birth to 5 babys
  • makenna - 2012-02-22
    Personally i would say Abyssinian but its up to you. Be sure to check the internet first for some tips on how to care for so you know how to do it right.
    MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE YOU LIKE!
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Robin - 2011-08-28
Not that I care but What breed of Guinea Pigs have the least or fewest health concerns?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-25
    American Breeds are really good.
  • Visitor - 2012-02-20
    Me too. Peanut (my pig) is VERY shy... is he ok?? I got him about 2 weeks ago...
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Jazz Ojou Allen - 2011-06-15
Question: My crested princess has eye boogies, she sneezed a couple times, and I saw little parasite bug things crawling through her crest top... does my baby have lice or ticks or something, is she sick??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-15
    Sounds like lice. They are white and they move. They lay eggs which are black and adhere to the fur but do not move and very hard to see. Fleas jump and very viswible and mites don't really move and lice can be common in guinea pigs. Ask your vet what you can use that is safe for your little guy. I am concerned about what can be used and the dosage. You would also need to clean out all parts of cage,m food bowls, toys etc. You don't want a reinfestation.
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Lora - 2012-01-20
I had a pair of male guinea pigs, one died now the other is alone. What suggestions do you have? Concerned with compatibility of introducing him to another one. He is two years old.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-20
    Guinea pigs are pretty social. He will enjoy a companion, and should get along just fine after they get familiar with each other. I do suggest getting another male though, unless you want babies.
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