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Jay | 4 months ago
I Have Two Male Guinea Pigs. Brothers, 8 Months Old. My Friend Would Like To Breed Her …

I have two male guinea pigs. Brothers, 8 months old. My friend would like to breed her female pig with one of my males. If I let one of my males breed with her can he then return to continue living with his brother again? Or will they fight because of the female scent?

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Krista Magnifico
3 months ago

Hello,
I’m sorry but we don’t have any pocket pet people here. This is out of my arena. Have you tried any of the Facebook groups for this question.

Leah
3 months ago

I personally wouldnt as before I got my guinea pig was separated from his 2 brothers when the cage was getting cleaned and since then he was picked on and that’s why I have him now as he was going to get seriously injured. Or you could get one of your guinea pigs neutered and use the other for breeding but there’s still always that chance of them not being okay.

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David Baublitz | 2 years ago
I Need Someone To Trim The Hoofs Of A 230 Lb Potbelly Pig In New…

I need someone to trim the hoofs of a 230 lb potbelly pig in new hampshire

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
Call your local veterinarians. Ask around at the shelters or even through social media like Facebook or Nextdoor.com. When I lived there my local vet would come to the house to do it.

Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

I would still recommend calling large ambulatory veterinarians. Even your local vet school or Humane Society are good resources.

Laura
1 year ago

Does she live near any farms? Can THEY recommend anyone?

Katelyn Goltz
1 year ago

We will be working on getting out to the east coast in the next upcoming months. Feel free to check out our work and educational blogs at theminipigfarrier.com

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Sun Charlie | 2 years ago
My Guinea Pig Probably Has Something Stuck In Her Throat Like A Leaf Or Something…

My guinea pig probably has something stuck in her throat like a leaf or something. She tries to get it out by rubbing her face or making weird faces. What should I do? She seems calm after an hour but isn’t eating since it got stuck. Will she be able to get rid of it herself!?I tried to look but couldn’t see anything. It straight after she ate a waxy leaf I think. I’m extremely worried. No vet available at the moment

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello,
I don’t typically see a foreign body stuck here, although it is possible. I worry more about infection and neoplasia. It is imperative to try to look inside her mouth very gently or find her a vet ASAP. Also try to rub her neck and throat to see if that resolves some of her discomfort. I hope she is feeling better soon

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Lisa Varnell | 2 years ago
Any Tips On Trimming Potbelly Pig Hooves?

Any tips on trimming potbelly pig hooves?

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Katelyn Goltz
1 year ago

Hoof trimming for pigs is a 2-3 person job, whether two people holding and one trimming, or one holding and one trimming. The best way to approach trimming hooves is by using the flip method where a pig is on their back with their hooves in the air. Two people sitting on their knees across from one another with the pig laying perpendicular to you will help wedge them in place and help them feel a bit more secure. Hold opposing legs (front right and left rear) to help keep the pig balanced and not wobble/flop side to side. The… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I have quite a bit of advice on my blog at kmdvm.blogspot.com. Head over there. Also I recommend calling a farrier or your vet for a recommendation on who to ask for help. Have a professional do your pig for you and ask for help in being taught how to do it yourself. After practicing a few times I use a good holder a sturdy blanket to wrap them in and good sharp trimmers. No sedation. No mucking around. And be safe. Safety for you and for your pig. They can get really stressed, overheated easily and have trouble… Read more »