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Adelle

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Since boudika was so lonley, we cleaned our deceased cavy's old cage (got everything else new) and went to the humane society. They said that since maeve died within a year of us adopting her, we could get another piffie for free.

So we brought albert home. So named because his poufy white hair reminds everyone of a certain excentric scientist. I can't post pics from this thing or I would.

He and boudika are getting along wonderfully, in separate cages (we don't want babies!!). He's playing and making happy piggie sounds.

It hurts to see someone else in mave's spot, but he's wonderful and is already part of the family. He's a little too thin, some treats will fix that (lettuce/carrots/oranges). I feel bad for boudika tho, she's a little too round and can't have so many treats. Aww!

Thanx for everyone's support and wonderfulness.

PS: did u know guinea pig food has wheat in it?!?! We use disposable gloves to handle their food. And will probably switch to alfalfa pellets

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That's nice, that you've got a cute new guinea pig. I could have guessed they'd put wheat into guinea pig food, they put it into everything if they could, because it's cheap. Alfalfa pellets sound like a good idea. Did you know that guinea pigs go wild over dandelion leaves? They're VERY nutritious, and free!

When I was a kid, my brothers, sister and I would take our guinea pigs outside and let them run on the gras, and eat grass and dandelion leaves. A little fresh air and sunshine, and being allowed to be on the grass was a nice treat for them, too. They never tried to run away. Of course, we'd keep close tabs on them, too.

When the weather wasn't nice, we picked the dandelion leaves for them and put them into their cages.


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Unfortunately, the only place we have to let them run in grass is outside our apt complex, which I'm SURE they spray w pesticides. They r also NUTZ for hay, which I have access to plenty of (my mom has horses, and piggies don't eat much).

Albert is adjusting fine, he seems to like ryan quite a bit, male energy I'm guessing. We're going toy shopping today.

I'm going to the humane society volunteer orientation tonight, wish me luck! I figure since animals benefit so much from massage, I might as well volunteer my skills (now that I'm feeling up to it!)! Yay I'm so excited!

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That's great that you were able to get a buddy for Boudika so quickly.


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Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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Are guinea pigs one of the few animals that can't synthesize vitamin C and therefor have to have specific guinea pig food?


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