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I'm getting a guinea pig!!!!

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So for many years I have wanted a guinea pig but some how I ended up with rabbits first....I found a home for the paired up bunnies I had rescued from snake food a few months ago,they will be headed out on friday and the pig will be here on sunday! i'm sad about the buns but they will have more space to run & frolic at this woman's house then at my place so I am happy for them(that was the plan all along to find them homes after they were spayed and neutered)! Here is the new Guinea pig.....sunday sunday sunday!!!!! http://providence.craigslist.org/pet/525089382.html
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She is cute, I love the little noises they make
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AWWWW!! How cute!!!
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Pigs are not one of my fav pets to own (would rather have bunnies - dutch belted or rex), but that one is a very pretty pig

Good luck with your new addition.
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Congradulations! She's a little cutie. Might I reccomend www.guineapigcages.com. The C&C cages are much easier to clean than those little wire cages. I found that, unless you cover the bottom with a garbage bag prior to putting in the bedding, the cages with the metal bottoms eventually get holes eaten through them by guinea pig urine since the urine is full of calcium. I have 2 C&C cages with fleece blankets for bedding. Every day I pick up poos and once a week I take the fleece out and throw it in the washing machine, and wipe the cages clean. Also, the C&C's are a lot cheaper than pet store cages that are smaller!

I used to use wood shavings as bedding, but that can cause respiratory difficulties because of the dust, and two of my piggies (who were bedded on wood shavings prior to being mine) have messed up skin on their feet from the oils found in wood shavings.
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Congrats on getting a guinea pig! The one you are getting is soooo cute!
Love the markings on his/her head Make sure to post photos when you get it!
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Originally Posted by Sweet72947 View Post
Congradulations! She's a little cutie. Might I reccomend www.guineapigcages.com. The C&C cages are much easier to clean than those little wire cages. I found that, unless you cover the bottom with a garbage bag prior to putting in the bedding, the cages with the metal bottoms eventually get holes eaten through them by guinea pig urine since the urine is full of calcium. I have 2 C&C cages with fleece blankets for bedding. Every day I pick up poos and once a week I take the fleece out and throw it in the washing machine, and wipe the cages clean. Also, the C&C's are a lot cheaper than pet store cages that are smaller!

I used to use wood shavings as bedding, but that can cause respiratory difficulties because of the dust, and two of my piggies (who were bedded on wood shavings prior to being mine) have messed up skin on their feet from the oils found in wood shavings.
all ready ahead of you! I came across that site before I adopted my rabbit (so probably about a year ago), he has a nice 2x3 3 level and he is just a little lionhead(3 lbs on a good day)! I will probably be ordering the coroplast this week and buying the grids at target soon as well. will the skin thing happen with any shavens (I use aspen ,but only for the litter boxes), I assume it would have the same affect? I do have some fleece that I use for that bunnies too so I will certainly give that a try, will probly even do it in her small cage until I get the bigger one. I want to make it a 2 level (the ones with the loft) and may do a 2x4 incase i get her a friend in the nearish future!do you have pics of your pig(s), I love seeing pics of them I am actually on that site quite a bit.
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I've never had a problem using aspen.. as far as I know it's pine and cedar that tend to cause respiratory problems. Aspen doesn't have the same oils they do. I use aspen shavings for my rats and guinea pig.
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I've never had a problem using aspen.. as far as I know it's pine and cedar that tend to cause respiratory problems. Aspen doesn't have the same oils they do. I use aspen shavings for my rats and guinea pig.
It was pine and ceder that the guinea pigs I mentioned were bedded on before I owned them, which caused their skin problems on their feet. I can't have ceder near me, it interfers with my breathing..lol. I've never used Aspen, I don't think I've seen it sold around here.
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Has it learned to holler for food everytime the fridge door opens yet? LOL Or whatever door food comes from?

Had two that learned that the FIRST day we got them as kids and man were they ever LOUD. Cute though. But ah loud enough that I'd never get one as an adult, LOL.
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