Everyday's a Dede Day!

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Post   » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:02 pm

The girls are all doing very well!

Dot & Deka had a lovely couple come over to meet them, and they will be adopting the two sisters once the sisters are 6 weeks old.

Dede & Delta are both eating okay, Delta has got the hang of eating any sliced fresh foods and eating hay...she now isn't that fond of having more than 2ml of CC.
Dede as far as I can tell hasn't figured out a way to eat hay or any fresh foods, but with only four bottom teeth it's no wonder she hasn't. Dede happily eats CC, I'm going to start trying to get her to just eat/drink it out of a bowl so she can have it available 24/7

Their new 'pinked' out cage, in the picture is Dede (Back) and Deka (Front)

And a picture with all four sisters in it.
Deka (Back Left), Dede (Middle by couch), Dot (Front/side of couch) and Delta (Front by tunnel) and then Mum Darla is hiding away in the pink cube.

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Post   » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:15 pm

OH my gosh they are so cute. So so so cute. I've forgottten how cute and fluffy babies are....especially with the big ears and feet when their body proportions are still growing....reminds me of my baby Cotton! So many baby Cottons!!!

You have a beautiful cage, by the way. Great theme for the girls!

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Post   » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:59 pm

Oh, wow, they are adorable!!!!!!!


Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:29 am

I have a few pink things so hopefully they'll be able to have the pink theme in their cage after each clean!

Little Dede smelling the air for her dinner; she often tries so hard to sniff and lift up her head that she falls down. You can see the lack of her teeth in this picture, her bottom teeth that are for sure there, haven't started to grow yet.


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Post   » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:49 am

ACK, she is adorable. Those lips. :D


Post   » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:23 am

Dede 'This thing is always around during my CC feedings...I wonder if I 'nibble' it, will I get dinner early?'

My adorable little baby girls; Dot their cheeky sister did bite a little cut in Delta's ear...she's always been fond of nibbling her siblings ears...strange little fuzz ball !

The Delta stare!

Little 'toothless' Dede singing away (Her front teeth haven't grown so are still lumps in the gum on the bottom and none up top)

Two little baby bums! Dede left and Delta right (It's at the point where I no longer get them mixed up and see them as both 'completely different' guineas in looks and personalities)

3 weeks old tomorrow!

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Post   » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:08 am

They look like they're doing great!

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Post   » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:23 am

So sweet!


Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:57 am

Lynx - They both seem to be doing great! (:

I've been wondering about teeth, when would Delta's get too long and need trimming?


For Dede, she doesn't have any front teeth at all....it seems the little teeth lumps in the gum are now gone....would the vets need to trim her two bottom molars since they don't have top molars to grind them down?

Not the best picture...but hard to get one since there isn't anything there to show...

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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:41 am

I am guessing that yes, the two unopposed molars will need to be trimmed to prevent them from entrapping the tongue.

Sometimes a single bottom incisor can successfully keep a pair of top incisors even. If you are not seeing this, the slightly longer top incisor can be carefully filed with a glass file. Some people have used bone roungers (a cutter) to trim teeth. Others have used a grinding bit in a Dremel tool.

Let me know if you'd like your teeth pics added to your thread.

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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:54 am

Rodent-Cuddles, you could send MildredM a note through the mailer here and ask about trimming lethal teeth. She has bone rongeurs and files, and trimmed Fairy's incisors regularly. If I remember correctly, though, she saw a rodentologist for molar trimming.

While they can be splintered, like any other guinea pig teeth, lethals' teeth are somewhat softer and easier for an owner to manage. We don't generally recommend that owners trim teeth, but it's such a frequent (read expensive) process with lethals, it's often the only way to manage it.


Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:15 am

Thank you both - I've sent an email to both the vets we use...hopefully between the both of them one of them will have some sort of experience like this and will be able to help us long term with the girls.

And they'll be turning 4 weeks old tomorrow!

Their cage, with Dede's CC plate on the blue tidy mat

Dede eating her CC, not sure how come her eye looks red...it's more of a light red/grey/white/blue sort of colour depending on the light...

And little Dede in the front coming up to the camera, Delta alseep by mummy Darla and Darla lying down besides Delta...just keeping an eye on me and what I'm up to.


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Post   » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:48 am

Such lovely photos of the girls. Good to see that Dede knows how to lick up her CC. Yah for 1 month birthdays.

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Post   » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:10 pm

awww they're all SO cute! Well done looking after them x


Post   » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:03 pm

This morning Dede & Delta went and saw another vet we go to, we wanted to have their teeth checked out again so we are up-to-date with what's happening RE teeth and trimming.

Delta was being her little feisty self and didn't want to work with the vet. From what he could see, most of her molars are there but he couldn't get the best look as Delta wasn't having any of it. Her front teeth he said currently don't currently need trimming as they're not too long yet, but for us to keep an eye on them and bring her back every so often or when something's different.
Delta's front teeth are still the same - 2 top, 1 bottom.

When he looked at Dede's teeth he saw four little molars!!! Am so happy for her! He said he could see 2 on the bottom AND two on the top! I've got my fingers crossed that they'll grind themselves down since they have top & bottom directly above and below each other. One pair on each side.
Dede's front teeth are still the same 0 top, 0.5 bottom (Just a little bump in the gum..I doubt it'll grow since it hasn't in the past 4 weeks)

Because we didn't get the vet to check the girls sight and hearing when they were a couple days old, we asked him to just incase they do have some sight and/or hearing. From as far as he could tell they are both completely blind and deaf; but (as I like to think) they've still got an amazing sense of smell and can sense vibrations.

My happy little girls are currently doing well, they've gotten use to the time table...when Dede smells the other guinea's food she starts wheeking until I re-fresh her new plate of CC...she doesn't bother with fresh veggies at all and just ignores them.


Post   » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:59 pm

There are times when I just feel like crying...and after going through my old videos and finding this one of Precious...crying is just what I feel like.

She was such an amazing girl.


I'm so happy to say, that Dede & Delta have made it to 5 weeks old!
I'll post some picture of them *and possibly their mum if she's okay with it* later today.


Post   » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:23 pm

Some AMAZING news!

Because Dede didn't show her normal interest in her CC bowl this morning, I gave them a bowl of Harringtons pellets...and Dede's at least eaten two of them!!
It looks like she kinda sucks them up, then leans to one side so can chew with one of her molar pairs...it goes in...she chews for about 5 or so minutes, takes a rest and picks up another one so it's gotta be going somewhere!!

Great start to the day Dede!

Dede doing her morning howl for the day

Mummy Darla giving me the normal Stink eye...we haven't yet come to any agreements. I get the feeling she doesn't like me..but I wont give up in trying to change that! Poor girl had a horrible start to life, so I don't blame her for not trusting people to soon.

This is the closest it gets to having a nice sister picture!

Dede with her never-ending energy and need to explore decided that Delta would be a nice 'hill' to climb today! Delta didn't seem to find it funny surprisingly.


Who's our big girl?!

Pssh, Delta come here...I've got something to tell you!

I then told Delta that her and Dede were 5 weeks old today...she went a bit crazy and threw some pillows around..

But she very quickly put on her serious face and denied it was her who threw the pillows around...

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Post   » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:40 pm

What pretty little ladies!


Post   » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:36 pm

I need some help.

Dede started going off her plate yesterday and today she wont touch any CC on it.

She'll beg for more and more from the syringe but will completely ignore the plate.

What can I do so she has CC available at all times?

The vet mentioned something about having like a bottle filled with CC and she could drink it from there...does anyone have any idea how that would work?

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Post   » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:40 pm

No helpful tips on my part, but have been thinking about little Dede and wondering how she is. I hope she's eating well from the syringe. Has she totally rejected eating CC from the plate? What if some baby food, vegetable juice or pureed pumpkin was mixed in to mix it extra yummy?

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