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I really want a guinea pig, but I think I am allergic to rabbits

kratzallergy.com says: If the rabbit also causes an allergy, you might consider a smaller pet. A guinea pig is a fairly safe bet for most people with allergies. If you find that a regular guinea pig ...
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Best pet for a blind person

Of the options you listed cat seems to be the obvious answer, they are reasonably independent and quite a lot of them will enjoy a good cuddle. I don't want to be rude or insensitive as I don't know ...
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Is there anything safe to put on a Naked or Skinny guinea pigs skin

Skin issues with skinny pigs can be quite common. I have two skinny boars at home that when they have dry skin I use an organic coconut oil on their skin and it lifts off the old dry skin and ...
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Would my dog want to harm my guinea pig?

The risk for guinea pigs is always high when mixing with dogs, simply because of their difference in size and guinea pigs' prey instincts that signal to any other animal that they are defenseless. The ...
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Is there anything safe to put on a Naked or Skinny guinea pigs skin

I know this is a little late but I would recommend not using the pine shaving bedding. I have two skinny boys that I got from 2 different places that both advised me to use paper bedding because the ...
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How can I keep a guinea pig clean?

This post is a little late after your original question, but I could not help to finish this for anyone who sees this question! You should try putting the wood pellets (Or whatever soft animal bedding ...
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Should I get a wire cage with a pullout bottom for my guinea pig or a solid bottom?

Solid bottom. Wire grating can cause arthritis over time, from toes wrapping and unintentional grabbing around the bars. Also, toes or toe nails can get caught and pulled, causing injury anywhere from ...
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Best pet for a blind person

I am completely blind and I have to say cats are very easy to take care of. If you get a good quality litter, you just have to scoop out the clumps every day which are very easy to feel and hear on ...
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Best pet for a blind person

If you do get a cat, some of your requirements point to different age recommendations, so you should figure out what in your list is a higher priority. If low maintenance/cuddling is your top ...
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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?

Wire bottom cages can be bad for guinea pigs. They get a condition called bumblefoot. Also if the bars are too far apart their feet can get stuck in between and injure them. Also rabbits shouldn’t ...
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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?

I got a rabbit cage for my guinea pig. I put a piece of plastic to cover the wire mesh. You can get the plastic at Ace Hardware. You have to measure the cage to see how big the cage is. My guinea pig ...
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What is this funny/strange black thing on the nail of my guinea pig?

[NOT A VET] This looks like the nail has been torn off and the tissue underneath is undergoing necrosis. I suggest seeing a vet, it looks a bit swollen so it is probably infected.
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How long should I leave a Guinea Pig before introducing a new partner?

I'm so sorry for your loss, I know that she will stay in your heart forever. C: I would recommend to wait until you are ready to get another guinea pig. Your other piggy may feel sad for at least 1 ...
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Should I get a wire cage with a pullout bottom for my guinea pig or a solid bottom?

I tried different things including fleece and different kinds of bedding. I found the best one is solid bottom with absorbent paper bedding. Wire bottom will hurt their feet. Hope this helps.
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What exactly are Timothy Hay pellets?

Timothy hay pellets are made from Timothy grass (Phleum pratense), a type of grass that originated in Eurasia and has been cultivated in America since the 1720s. It's grown as feed for cattle, horses, ...
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What do I do if my guinea pig has a swelled toenail? Is this rare?

You should go to the vet, that looks like swelling from an infection.
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Why do you need to clean a boar guinea pig's genitals?

I tried to visit the page you linked and was unable to. For what it's worth, I have a 3 year old boar and I have never cleaned his genitals. I have occasionally removed a sharp piece of hay from that ...
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Timothy hay - what's the right amount and frequency for guinea pigs?

When we had guinea pigs we gave them an unlimited amount. For us, this meant having two hay bags (for three pigs) that were filled basically every other day. If it got on the floor they usually didn't ...
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Will I need to separate my guinea pigs?

First step if your animals change behavior is a visit at the vet. Pain makes one aggressive, so it is a good idea to let exclude pain as reason by the vet. You do not explain how your little ones live....
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Can rabbits and guinea pigs eat sparrow grass?

Sparrow grass is the folk name for asparagus, as mentioned in the relevant Wikipedia article. A German source Kaninchenwiese.de says: Spargel kann regelmäßig angeboten werden, wenn er gefressen ...
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How to clean water bottles and nipples?

for my rabbits, I use a strong solution of Milton to rest in the nipple for 5-10 minutes. Then I wash with dish water and then rinse all this out really well leave to dry then rinse again just to be ...
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How to clean water bottles and nipples?

As Rebecca mentions in her answer cleaning quality product like glass water bottles and stainless steel nipples is much easier, than it is for plastic. There are several options. First and most ...
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How to clean water bottles and nipples?

Boiling is your best bet but plastic is always hard to clean properly. You can purchase glass bottles with stainless steel nipples, those you can wash in the dish washer or boil them as well. Glass ...
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Is there a reason guinea pigs need a cage without a wire bottom?

I discovered a great alternative to the wire bottom floor that my guinea pigs love: plastic fencing. I got a roll from my local hardware store: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/peak-products-...
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