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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2010, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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New Piggers!!

We got two guinea pigs today--brothers, the only two left from the litter and they are inseperable!! You can't hold one without the other crying!!!
Anyway, I put tons of alfalfa hay in the cage, some pellets, and a nice salad of fresh leaf lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, celery, apples, and strawberries. I wonder though, how do I know if they are getting enough vitimin C? BTW--I did TONS of research prior to adopting them--like months worth!! But I'm a worrier!!!

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.

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Congrats!! I know nothing about piggies, but be sure to post pics once they are settled!


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HAHAHA!! Actually, he didn't object too much!! Good thing, I might have chosen the piggies over him!! LOL
Posting a pic thread now!!

Mandy

Happily owned by:
Baby--female calico kitty
Dale-- male black lab
Coco--male hamster
Rascal--male hamster
Mr. Squeakers--male guinea pig
Phineas--male guinea pig



RIP Patches. You were the sweetest hamster I've ever known. There will never be another like you.


RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.

RIP little Sammy. Thanks for 2 and a half wonderful years! You had a long happy life and we miss you more than you know. Play hard, sweetie...
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You can make sure that they get plenty of vitamin C a day by giving them bell pepper (1/8 of a bell pepper provides enough vitamin C per pig per day). I give slightly more than a quarter of a pepper daily cut in to strips/pieces so it more likely that they get enough each.

I'd also cut back on the fruit as they are very sugary and not that good for piggies, they should be only be given as a treat.

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Great!! Thanks so much! I have bell peppers so I'll give that tonight. I will cut back the fruits, too! I think I've read so much over so long a time that I'm starting to get confused!! Is there a good reliable list of good veggies and fruits and in what amounts they should be fed available somewhere? If I can find something like that, I can keep it in my purse to have at the store!!

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Happily owned by:
Baby--female calico kitty
Dale-- male black lab
Coco--male hamster
Rascal--male hamster
Mr. Squeakers--male guinea pig
Phineas--male guinea pig



RIP Patches. You were the sweetest hamster I've ever known. There will never be another like you.


RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.

RIP little Sammy. Thanks for 2 and a half wonderful years! You had a long happy life and we miss you more than you know. Play hard, sweetie...
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