Posts Tagged ‘guinea pigs’

Lily Momma has so much energy after healing from her full spay

This guinea pig is running my life! Several times a day, she’ll see me walk through the dining room, and she just starts accosting me. Then whatever she’s dreaming about for snacks sounds great to her daughter, Murphy, and she joins in as well. Lily has been hopping in and out of the hay box […]

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How have you been? (the guinea pig, and other things)

Lily is about ready to go back to the main pig pen. She’s talking to me a lot more, and we’re discontinuing some of her medications this week. Yesterday was 1 week since her spay surgery and tomorrow will be 1 week since she came home. Hopefully I can clean the pig pen this evening […]

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Lily Momma’s Progress

She’s eating very small meals. I’m not hand feeding her much, but I am making sure she at least takes in an extra meal’s worth. I started giving her baby gasX, and I found out from the hand feeding that she’ll take her meds more easily if you place her in an elevated position. She […]

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Happy Easter

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I already have April’s first update planned

BECAUSE I HATE BEING RIGHT Lily does need a full spay. Vet confirmed. We went over options, had 1 I hadn’t had recommended to me in the past: THEY HAVE AN IMPLANT We discussed Lupron, which is still $100 per injection and not a hundred percent effective. An implant, which is more long-lasting than the […]

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We’re going to the vet again

Lily’s appointment is on Wednesday in Virginia. She’s my 4(ish) year old guinea pig that gave birth to a bunch of pups a few years ago. She’s never been to the doctor since she moved in with me, and I found out this weekend that she’d chewed the hair off her lower side. This is […]

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TOM! – New guinea pig improvements planned

Recently, I downsized the guinea pig C&C pen down from 2×6 grids to 2×4 grids. I tacked some liners together, which have been holding up at the laundromat. We even bought a table with telescoping legs to have the pen up a little higher off the ground, and leave extra room for storage underneath. It’s […]

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Photo collection and comments from Guinea Pig Pen rebuild

I started off with cheap moving blankets that other users have verified worked for their small animals. I did a test on one in our top loader machine, and it came out noticeably thinner and left lint all over the machine, but wasn’t destroyed. I ended up taking the other five blankets to the laundromat […]

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New Project – The Guinea Pig Pen

I have supplies coming from Amazon. Packing tape, box cutter, zip ties, safety pins, moving blankets, a table with telescoping legs. I’m going to turn the 2×6 C&C cage to a 2×4 C&C, and going to free up storage space underneath by more than just 14″x14″ compartments. I’ll be washing the moving blankets on hot […]

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When you lose another member of your guinea pig herd

You don’t get enough time. It’s dumb, because it’s unrealistic. I had an 8 year old guinea pig start to get poorly on me, and I just kept telling myself I could get another year out of her. That wasn’t fair to her, because we’d had a long full life together. She gave me two […]

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