Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are a member of the rodent family. Cavia porcellus is descended from the wild guinea pig of the Andes Mountains. Guinea pigs properly known as cavies were domesticated some 7000 years ago and used as a source of food, but they are social animals and make great pets.

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Can guinea pigs eat fish?

No, guinea pigs CANNOT eat fish, they are vegetarians and fish could make them sick and/or kill them

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How do you convince your parents you should be homeschooled?

Convincing Parents to HomeschoolI would start by locating some information on homeschooling. See if your area has any homeschooling organizations that your Mom could ask questions to.

Do a search for homeschool high schools. There are many accredited high schools that offer regular high school diplomas to homeschooled children. They also offer classes, online and through distance learning. Your mom or dad would simply have to supervise you and provide structured time for you to complete the assignments sent by the school.

  • Go online or to your local library and research information on homeschooling for your parents to read. Although, the ultimate decision will be left up to your parents.

As a homeschooled student, I know it as a fact that parents don't have to have a Ph.D to homeschool. My mom, who is a single mom, homeschools my sister and me *and* has two jobs, is absolutely horrible at math, science, and English; yet I maintain an A in all my subjects but algebra, in which I maintain a satisfactory C. (-:

The best time to ask for complicated changes in schooling from parents is when you have set an appointment with them. Sit quitely with both of them when they are rested and calm at the appointed time. Then, ask them to be home schooled giving your various reasons. Be sure to listen carefully to their concerns and to reply respectfully. Try to understand their point of views and they will be more respectful of yours.

Well, I'm in the process of trying to get homeschooled as a freshman right now. This site really is helping as I read it because I hate my school right now. I'm actually trying to make a PowerPoint on why I should be home schooled and from reading all these other topics, it really does make me feel like I have a shot.

I've just got the problem that my parents are divorced, and my mom says yes, she's behind me 100%, but my dad is just saying no.

i homeschooled till third grade, and now I'm a freshmen and I've hated school the whole time I've been in the system.

That's so akward, my parents are also divorced. I homeschooled in the third through forth grade until they got divorced -- I returned to my great private school, then this year (9th grade) I got through the first semester at my public school alright, but... the system sucks. :|

I haven't proposed my opinion to my dad (although it will be my mom's decision in the end), and I have to work on an actual curriculum/financial "scenario" in order to convince her.

Just tell them that it's easier because you don't have to pay for a bunch of school supplies and such. Also say it'll be safer for you at home than going to a school. If there are bullies in your school, you could avoid them by being at home instead. It always helps to tell your parents that they're smarter than your teachers, easier to talk to, and other nice things. Not exactly to "butter them up", but to make it more obvious how much you want to be home schooled.

You show them all the benefits of homeschooling, and prove to them that you've actually done research on it. Also, don't be afraid to show them any of the cons to homeschooling because they will come up eventually, and to pretend they don't exist won't help your case. With that, you can tell them how you plan to overcome those cons and show how the pros to homeschooling greatly outweigh any of the factual or fictional negativity it has garnered over time.

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Immune System

What could a lump be on the back of your neck where the hairline starts?

It could be a neck bone spur.

Look for any sores or scratches in your scalp as this could be a swollen lymph node trying to rid your scalp of infection. See a doctor if there are no other symptoms.

If the lump is in the hairline it could be an ingrown hair or a Furuncle, a Furuncle is basically a large infected hair follicle which is red, swollen, tender, and has a central core of pus like a pimple. These require incision and drainage along with antibiotic therapy, failure to keep the neck clean can contribute to these.

A Carbuncle is a collection of Furuncles and are most commonly seen in the elderly, diabetics, and debilitated persons with compromised immune systems. They commonly occur at the base of the neck.

It could also be a Wen or Sebaceous Cyst, these are slow growing benign cyst that can occur on the scalp and contain a white cheesy-like substance. They can be drained but usually will recur unless the cyst wall is removed, sometimes there is just one or their can be several. They are also seen in body builders using anabolic steroids.

There are glands in the back of the neck. These are the occipital lymph nodes, the posterior cervical lymph nodes and the jugular chain of lymph nodes. If we assume that this is a lymph node then most of the time the cause is an infection. The only clinical concern is to rule out any possibility of malignancy. I am leaning towards an infection but given the constraints of the internet I feel that I have not been able to satisfyingly rule out possible malignancy. Ofcourse it could be a myriad of other things which are less alarming. Aneurysms tend to be throbbing on touch (you can feel a very strong pulse there). Being in the back of the neck that wouldn't be a classical presentation.

I would recommend you have someone look at it. There is no substitute for clinical examination in your case.

  • A hard lump that is on the back of your neck where your hairline starts is a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes in that area tend to swell up and become firm in the presence of an ear infection or tooth abscess/impaction - but the infection may not even be prominent. If the swelling persists for months or more, see your doctor and inquire about lymphoma, which is potentially fatal.

  • Although this lump could be a lymph node it sounds highly unlikely and it could be an in-grown hair, hard cyst (not cancerous in most cases) or a bony spur. It's best to see your doctor and have it removed if possible.
  • Everyone has that lump. It's part of neck and head, it's a joint section.
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Pigs

What name of pig sound?

Oink, snort, or squeal

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Can guinea pigs eat maraschino cherries?

nope

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Will a guinea pig's hair grow back if cut?

Yes, it is like facial hair, it will grow back pretty fast.

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Can Guinea pigs eat granola bars?

Only if the granola doesn't contain lots of sugar, honey, chocolate, or xylitol. These are fatal to most animals.

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Pigs

What do you call a male pig?

He is a boar, if he has been castrated than he is a Barrow.

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Can humans eat pig nuts?

Yes, depending on the kind of pig nut you are asking about.

A pig nut is the small edible, sweet tasting white tuber of wild plant called Conopodium majus.

There is also a range of cereal based pig food, called pig nuts manufactured specifically to feed pigs, whilst these will not kill you, they are not nice to eat.

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How old is grandpa pig?

1000

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Rodents

Can a guinea pig nail rot?

Yes so make sure your guinea pigs get their nails clipped regularly, and when the guinea pig's nails start to curve put the run on concrete so they can scratch away and ware their nails down. Bent nails can be painful so keep an eye out as it makes it easier for guinea pigs to dig out of the run.

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How do you check a guinea pigs pulse?

Put your pointer and middle finger on the inside of the leg. That is where you can FIND the pulse.

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Why do guinea pigs squeak really loud?

they show different feelings like......feed me please,when you crumble a plastic bag,am happy,and I feel threatened or hurt.so do what ever you can to please your piggie

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Many guinea pigs use a "chirping" sound that is kind of like a medium-volume squeak. If the "chirp" becomes very loud and very high-pitch, I call that a "siren". A guinea pig usually yells or sirens when it wants something or when it is upset. If your guinea pig does this right before you feed it or when you open the fridge door, shake a plastic bag, ect. this means that your guinea pig is calling for you to give it food (whether it needs it or not!). If your guinea pig is frozen in place or hiding in a corner while making this noise, it may be scared. If you notice your guinea pig not moving properly it may be hurt and you should contact your vet immediately.

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Does procine mean pig?

yes

It's spelled porcine.

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Can a guinea pig ride in a car for up to 8 hours of driving?

As long as it's not too hot or too cold, guinea pigs can travel comfortably in a car for a whole day. Keep them in a box lined with newspaper and straw and do not ever put them in the boot or they'll suffocate. Give them a bit of fresh grass or carrots to munch on. Also, don't leave them in a hot car while you go inside to a restaurant.

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Hamsters

What do guinea pigs and hamsters have in common?

They are both rodents.

Their front teeth continually grow no matter what

They have stumpy little tails

They are both CUTE

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What are white flakes on guinea pigs ears?

tere most likelydandruff
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Applesauce

Can guinea pigs eat applesauce?

No they can't. Some of the contents in applesauce may have high sugar content or unhealthy ingredients that will make the guinea pig sick. It depends on what's in the applesauce but just to be safe I wouldn't feed my guinea pig applesauce.

Instead, feed your pet lot of bell peppers! they're high in vitamin C which guinea pigs need a lot of :) I always feed mine green but experiment and see which one your pet likes best. And if you wanted to feed your pet applesauce because it was sweet then feed your guinea pig yogurt drops. They have th3em in almost ALL pet stores and rodent pets LOVE them <333. I hope this information was helpful to you :)!

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What does Guinea Pig mean?

stout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy; often kept as a pet and widely used in research or a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
subject: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures

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Why do guinea pigs climb on each other?

because they are ready for having a baby because they are having sex but they do it differently to us

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Can guinea pigs eat kiwi with the seeds?

Yes! But your pig might not eat it because all guinea pigs have different food preferences.

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Why should a male pig have so many nipples?

This may be an indication to the amount of nipples that the offspring will have. Usually sows with high numbers of nipples will have a greater milk production and higher growth rates in the litter.

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How many times can a guinea pig take a shower?

Guinea pigs cannot have showersm but can be bathed in a small tub or in the sink if your sink is big enough. Wash them with special animal shampoo or baby shampoo, being careful to keep the water warm and out of their nose.Once you're finished, wrap it in a towel and blow dry it or rub it down gently until is is totally dry. Always keep it warm. Oh, and wash them once a month, so that just about answers your question.

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Guinea pigs rarely get dirty, and so regular bathing is not a requirement. If they get into mud or something like that, or if they attain a weird odor, that is when you should bathe them.

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Can your guinea pig have sugar snap peas?

Of course sugar snap peas are natural and if your guinea pig will eat them they should be ok.

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Do two guinea pigs from different litters fight?

Yea

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This is a possibility, but is not always the case. Many guinea pigs get along just fine; no matter what litter they are from. On the other hand, two guinea pigs may fight whether they are from different litters or not. You should always be careful and monitor interactions between two guinea pigs who are just meeting. Once you are sure they will not fight, you can let them be together in a large enough cage without constant supervision.

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