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Guinea Pig + Potato skins = Dead Guinea Pig

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by NoAngel, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. NoAngel

    NoAngel 1/2 ton status

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    Found that out the hard way. Potatoes, Rhubarb and Beans are poisonous to guinea pigs. So I killed Mr. Guinea. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    Talk about a guilt trip. Just lettin' you know in case anyone has one.
     
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    Probably just the rhubarb. That sh!t is nasty.

    Sorry bout yo pet.
     
  3. NoAngel

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    Oh it was definitely the potatoes. I didn't feed it anything else, just letting folks know what else is toxic.
    They say give them a variety so I figured, hey why not. He ate them right up, who knew? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    ours died 2 months ago, dont know why either, it only ate guini pellets and lettuce and carrots /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    We have one too... its our second... the first died of mysterious circumstances. Found out that they are lactose intolerant. My son used to let it eat cereal with him, but it got sick from the milk. Also, they cant have iceberg lettuce. Only Romaine. Ours loves carrots and apples tho!

    Mike
     
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    Thats good to know, Ours eats mostly apples and kale..
    Heres a pic of our male Cloud gota love that color.
     
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    they cant have iceberg lettuce.

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    Maybe that's what happened to yours? Iceberg lettuce?
     
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    That is such a unique color. I've never seen one like it. Isn't it funny how "humanistic" they are. The need for attention and love. Kind of like a dog is.
     
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    I see somebody that needs some Bio-Protection Gear.

    Either that or a Tin-Foil hat.

    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Either that or a Tin-Foil hat.


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    Yah from what it sounds like those things need a damn bubble to live in. My aunt and uncle (aunt mostly...) have a few and one of them has almost no hair on its body. They said it had a litter of dead babies then all its hair just fell out. Seriosly, this thing is gross, it looks like something a cult should be sacrificing to a pagan god. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    I cant get over how interactive they are. We had hamsters before and they did nothing, but this GP is very humanistic. She squeaks when my son enters the house and says Hi, she yelps when you ask her if she needs some apple etc. Its pretty neat, although they are very fragile. One thing to watch for is thier teeth. The one of ours that got sick wouldnt eat or chew anything. As soon as they stop chewing, thier teeth grow out of control. Her back teeth got so long she couldnt close her mouth to bite apple or anything. It happened very quickly like maybe 1 week. By the time we had her to the vet, it was too late. Just something to watch for. Make sure they have lots of stuff to chew on to keep the teeth down.

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    Brandy here is an excellent website that will help you or anyone else out. If you plan on getting another. They have great information and some nice boards too. It has been a lifesaver for my pets. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    PetWebsite.com

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    Sorry about your Guinea Pig /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     

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