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hiccups

Discussion in 'Health & Illness' started by Craig David, May 10, 2010.

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  1. Craig David

    Craig David Teenage Guinea Pig

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    might sound like a strange question

    can pigs get hiccups?

    just heard david making a strange hiccuping noise, he was doing it the other day to. I'm frightened to death with david because hes not been so well since day one.
     
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    Mine get hiccups (no noise but the light hiccup-y spasms from their abdomen) if they run around too much after eating. Seriously!

    What Wiebke describes is where they hunch on their feet, heave their whole body forward repeatedly and sometimes finish up with a cough; can happen when they eat too much/too quickly.
     
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    thanks people i dont think it was the heaving hiccups just a gentle hiccup like when we get it. it sounded like us doing it. that heaving hiccups looks horrendous

    well I'm glad its normal thanks x
     
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    Gertie does it too sometimes after drinking if she drinks too fast and last night she was eating her veg quickly (I think she thought Johnny was going to nick it) and did one then.
     
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    My faince has two guinea pigs in gaint cage , few days ago , one of them began sound like it was choking , more like hiccup , so we panic and got her out and rub her top of her neck and it stop in minutes , she ony done in 3 times now over last past week , i read eating or drinking can cause these but I just wanted to make sure , that she is ok , she abiout 2 years old and size of a palm , she and other female like to chatter alot when they are hungery and i give them wet carrots ever few days , but they drink a large bottle of water ever 4 hours , so just want to know if they are ok when they make that weird noise becuase I dont want to lose one becuase my faincee says its normal , thank you .mallethead
     
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    My guinea pig Fennel who died just last week :( always had the hiccups. Especially when he was a pup. He would get them if he got to excited but he only had them mild - bless him.
     
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    Yep they can.

    x.
     
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    Lexi had hiccups the other day, it scared the life out of me! Picked her up and she was fine though :)).
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Is it possible the guinea was eating when she made the coughing sounds? As long as she clears it herself, which they do tend to do, then it may be completely normal.

    However if coughing becomes more frequent/regular then it's worth having her checked out for any respiratory or heart issues, and having the molars checked to ensure she is able to grind food down correctly.

    What is their diet like? You mention you give them carrots every few days, what else are they fed and how ofen?
     
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