o_O b-catches up reading- lol... hmm...I was told to get pine shavings...the pet store manager (who also gave me a 5 dollar discount on her =D) gave me some pine for now, I got her some Hartz brand mixed food - and avoided ANYTHING dyed... And fresh broccoli for vitamin C =D I named her Honey. :p
Aaaand the very sad news... Riddle the betta died from the SAME disease as Maine, and he too was a blue betta -.- SHADOW BETTER NOT DIE
pine isn't good at all. i own a bunny, so i know SOME things. x:
get Aspen, or care... what was it? carefresh? whatever, that's made out of recycled papers. :V just like with bettas, rarely listen to pet store people about critter care. chemicals in pine can cause infections when they chew on it. x:
o.o can it cause allergies? my little Honey did have a little bit of crustiness on her one eye when I got her, then I brought her home.... today although she is very active (lost her once for a second, when she hid in my bath-robe sleeve x.x) doesn't "sound" sick (the cute sounds don't sound off I mean) but her eye was red, and watery, and now she is sneezing occassionally :/ She has eaten though (refilled) o_O
I dont exactly have 90 for a checkup plus 50 some for meds -.- I'm trying to rule everything out. I'm also going downtown for a better cage, bowls, water bottle etc. However... I may mention to the store she is sick. Because she came sick... Which is sad :( poor Honey
nah, if i'm not mistaken, it can cause respiratory issues, and something else. i know it's expensive(i have a bunny, and we gotta buy the BIG bags of bedding, or go back and buy small ones every week. o-o), but that's what you get yourself into when you buy peegs and bunnies. they're NOT easy pets to care for. i had to research what veggies and fruits were safe for Mocha, and it gets expensive after a while. VERY expensive. add in the specific foods for them, chew toys, water bottles, hay.... it adds up FAST.
Dude, pine can kill small animals in a relatively short amount of time. Not only do the volatile oils cause respiratory distress, infection, and failure in pretty much anything smaller than a Shetland Pony, it also increases liver enzymes and throws the entire body off-kilter.
Pigs aren't a weekly "send to the vet" creature. That much i know, by talking to guinea pig owners here in town. They ARE generally easy to care for as long as you keep their area clean and dry (as I do), feed them properly (I got fresh veggies and food for her), water is clean each day (again as I do) and there is enough space supplied for roam, and you let them out of the cage each day (which...I do)
I've heard of cedar being a 100% no-no... The store gave me pine with her -.- aaand...I'm just...gonna go throw it away now.. -does so- o.o And thank you for reminding me who else I forgot to add to the list... Also it doesn't help she came sick. I may bring her into the pet store, the manager and his wife are pretty good with helping a customer when the customer receives a sick animal, such as a guinea.
Last edited by Sena Hansler; 01-07-2012 at 11:14 AM.
Doesn't matter. If an animal is sick, it needs care. I hauled 2-week old baby gerbils to a vet-- spent $90 on those little suckers. They may not need vaccines, but they DO need to be treated for illness.
Of course :) I can get lots of stuff, generally for cheap because 1. not the pet store and 2. I know how to look around :p And I have been told at least a yearly check up.
Also I dunno if I run the risk (drat! if I do) but she was housed with a sister, and an older male.... -.- if she is about 2 months... D: is there a chance for her to be pregnant? if so my goodness... lol. I won't neglect her either way anyways :)
I also found out vets sometimes apply a payment plan, for people who happen not to be made of money
And HOTPOKKIT She, wasn't really an impulse buy. I had everything ready, I did some research (all of which came to show cedar is bad pine is iffy, aspen is best) but again, she CAME sick. I have the food, cage, etc