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  1. Thread: Flour Mites

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    You don't normally inject for non-burrowing mites...

    You don't normally inject for non-burrowing mites though.
  2. Thread: Flour Mites

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    I've always wondered why guinea pigs are so prone...

    I've always wondered why guinea pigs are so prone to hay lice and rabbits not, and that surely they are as attracted to the fur of a rabbit as a guinea pig!
  3. Thread: Flour Mites

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    I've used Beaphar ivermectin spot on. You've got...

    I've used Beaphar ivermectin spot on. You've got to get the dosage right though. And I do think all bunnies would need to be treated.
  4. Thread: Flour Mites

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    It may be that it's just dandruff. The specks...

    It may be that it's just dandruff. The specks have been brown when I've seen hay lice, but they aren't easy to see - they are really tiny things.

    With guinea pigs, supposedly they aren't supposed...
  5. Thread: Flour Mites

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    Flour mites? They live in grain, not fur. :? ...

    Flour mites? They live in grain, not fur. :?

    You can get hay mites/lice, which are a huge problem in guinea pigs, as they come in via the hay (particularly at this time of year) and then move...
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    I agree on the chlorine. Chlorine tastes bad, so...

    I agree on the chlorine. Chlorine tastes bad, so leaving the water out in a jug for a while before filling the bottle can also help it taste nicer.
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    Now that does get on my nerves! :lol: I've had...

    Now that does get on my nerves! :lol: I've had pigs that don't wheek at all and just go crazy on the bars when food is about. None of mine at the moment are bar chewers, but I normally have at...
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: I love a vocal pig. I miss...

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I love a vocal pig. I miss all the 'conversations' I used to have with Pearl. :oops: :lol:
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    Wow... those are some big ears!

    Wow... those are some big ears!
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    So difficult for you... I've had some similar...

    So difficult for you... I've had some similar experiences in the past and, me being me, I've just moved vets rather than confront anyone. But I can totally understand and respect anyone who does.
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  11. Thread: Piggy pics

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    I want to try that. I keep chickening out though!

    I want to try that. I keep chickening out though!
  12. Thread: Piggy pics

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    Thanks all! The hair cut is very rough and...

    Thanks all! The hair cut is very rough and ready, but Molly doesn't seem to be too embarrassed about it. :lol:
  13. Thread: Piggy pics

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    Piggy pics

    These are probably blurry, as usual!

    Molly, the floofy one, is the new addition. Her fur is as short as I can reasonably get it with scissors now. She had some sort of back mohawk going on when we...
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    So sad for you :cry: You've got some lovely...

    So sad for you :cry:

    You've got some lovely photos there that show his personality.
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    Aww... that's so nice of you! Every year we talk...

    Aww... that's so nice of you! Every year we talk about getting air con...

    The film on the piggy window that someone recommended (Shimmer?) definitely does something. So at the moment I'm...
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    I am starting to really worry how this is going...

    I am starting to really worry how this is going to go... I just ordered lots of ice packs so I can put them inside the guinea pig cage and just keep them on rotation.

    Sent from my BBB100-2 using...
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    I'm so very sorry. Lots of love to you x

    I'm so very sorry. Lots of love to you x
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    The pig I had died of a heart attack not long...

    The pig I had died of a heart attack not long after the course of injections, which was probably unrelated, but you never know. And, when I asked my vet about it in the last 6 months or so, she said...
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    They did help a little, but not hugely. And I...

    They did help a little, but not hugely. And I wonder whether the risks outweigh the benefits. I don't think I'd go down that road again, even if I could get my vet to agree to it. They were...
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    Anabolic steroids? I had a piggy on those...

    Anabolic steroids? I had a piggy on those injections years ago, to try to boost her up. I didn't realise they were even still used.
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    Great stuff! You'll be so pleased to get him...

    Great stuff! You'll be so pleased to get him back home.
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    Fingers crossed for good news soon x

    Fingers crossed for good news soon x
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    Glad she's on the mend. I'd have thought if it...

    Glad she's on the mend.

    I'd have thought if it were the willow, it is because of the volume of it, rather than the specific content of it. As in a too much of something type issue.
  24. Thread: Just joined

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    Welcome! :thumb:

    Welcome! :thumb:
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    Looks like you have a thermometer in there. Do...

    Looks like you have a thermometer in there. Do you have any idea what sort of temperature range you get in there in the winter?
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