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  1. piggielover21

    Bonding a baby piggie with my two year old piggie HELP!

    HELP! So I've had two boys for two years both just over two years of age. Sadly recently I have lost one, he got poorly and had to be put to sleep :( . My boy Dexter has done amazing since, at first I could tell he missed him but six weeks on he's back to normal. He's a very fat fluffy pipgie...
  2. saba

    If my guinea pigs don't get along, is a divider the way to go?

    Hi, I'm a guinea pig owner of six years, since I was twelve. I had three guinea pigs for a while, but due to one sadly passing away last night I'm writing this. My two remaining guinea pigs don't get along. Blood was shed in their last encounter years ago and I've kept them separated since. The...
  3. bex's gpigs

    Advice Needed: Weight Loss

    Hi there. Hoping someone can shed some light on an ongoing problem. My little Luna 4 on the 23rd has been loosing weight. It started in January and the vet thought it was a possible uri antibiotics seemed to work and she put on over 200g. Then late February came she was loosing weight again and...
  4. Jesse's pigs

    Help- Freaking Out!

    Just returned home to find both piggies fine but the poos (I suspect coming from Mo though most of them are like it so could also be Steve) almost purple? They haven't had beetroot but did have a mixed salad the smorning of red lettuce and normal lettuce leaves- it's not red? And there's a...
  5. SDRB_TP

    Eye Issue (heterotopic Bone) And Euthanasia

    Hi and thank you for clicking on my thread, Well firstly I’d briefly like to say I used this forum obsessively when I first got my piggies 6 and a half years ago and was such a great help to me learning - and I am back with a plea for advice. I’m left with my final piggie now, who is 7 in a...
  6. Pumpkin&Spice

    Would Be Really Thankful For Advice! :)

    Hi! I am completely new to forums and this is the first time I have ever posted a thread but I’m a little concerned about my piggie, Spice, a 7 month old Peru sow who is acting a little under the weather. I thought it’d be worth a shot to see if anyone has any advice/similar experiences. Spice...
  7. Salt and Pepper

    Update: Bladder Stones, Low Calcuim Diet, Advice ?

    Hi, to update you from my last thread, my piggy was sent for another x Ray which discovered a stone in the urethra. The stone was removed then and there with a small incision. She is now at home with a 10 day course of antibiotics (to help heal the scar) and a week course of metacam. She still...
  8. Dana95

    Cage Line Size

    Hello ☺ I was wondering if anyone of you have 2x6, 2x7(or bigger) fleece liners? I wanted to get a new bigger cage and I'm not sure if those big liners will fit into my washing machine and if they wont be to heavy to shake out hay. I would go with few smaller ones, but my piggies often find a...
  9. Cherri

    My Boar Is Biting The Divider In His Cage?

    Hello! I have a very fiesty 4 year old boar, he won't stop biting the divider in his cage. He recently chipped a tooth pretty bad on the wire, and I'm scared that with him biting with little tooth, that he will damage his gums? Anybody have any idea how I can stop him from biting?
  10. Gemm

    Unhealing Wound

    hi My Guinea pig Ruby cut herself on her left back side in April this year and I took her to the vets who said it looked like she has scraped herself on something and not to worry. Since then it has opened a couple of times so I have washed it and monitored her and it hasn't bothered her...
  11. Kallasia

    Fireworks And Loud Noises

    Hi all. With bonfire night fast approaching, lots of fireworks are being set off. Even with the windows closed my piggies can hear them and keep running for cover :( What advice does everyone have for keeping piggies calm and happy?
  12. T

    X Ray Or Ultrasound Scan?

    My pig has chronic respiratory issues which one vet has said its due to a possible deformed lung that doesn't completely inflate. Her body goes completely limp and her heart rate slows down, eyes bulge, gasps for air etc. Then snaps out of it several times a day. Does she need an X-ray or...
  13. KarenD

    Guinea Pig Has Big Cut. Help!

    I have two piggies that are blood brothers and they are over a year old. Today I noticed them fighting and while cleaning their room I noticed a huge cut on the back of one of them. The one who got the cut was the one who was trying to run away from the other one. I have absolutely no idea what...
  14. Jesse's pigs

    Steve Ill?

    Sorry I hope it's just nothing... I mean everything seems fine. Steve is eating,drinking,squeaking,popcorning- I actually just had them on the lawn for about 20/30 minutes and yep fine. However on taking their tube back upstairs (Mo did not enter it at all because I was watching them so it's...
  15. Jesse's pigs

    Advice Needed For My Rabbit.

    I'm sorry I realise this isn't a piggy problem but wondered if you could help anyway- it's appreciated. I'm really worried about my boy. Some of you may know that I have a rabbit called Bigwig. He must 7 years old by now (6 at the youngest) and he's never had any health problems or really any...
  16. marahallie

    Getting A Guinea Pig Tommorow! (advice Needed)

    Any tips or advice for me? This will be my first time owning a Guinea Pig, but not a rodent. I'm open to all! C:
  17. H

    Two Of My Guinea Pigs Are Having A Hard Time Walking/lifting Their Heads

    So I've had these Guinea Pigs for over a year and they've been in great care. When I got them, they were healthy and happy. I've fed them and given them water as well as hay, fruits, and vegetables. Now my two girls are having a hard time functioning. They can eat fine, they just can't get to...
  18. Jaden

    Advice Needed

    New to this site... I am not a guinea pig owner, but a friend I am staying with for a few months is. She purchased two of them six weeks ago and to be honest, they are filthy and so is the cage. Her apartment is very small and the stench is horrible. She is now keeping them (along with a...
  19. PiggyBubba

    Guinea Pig Cage Questions

    So I asked my mom for permission to build a c&c cage. Of course, she said no. I tried explaining to her all the benefits for my piggy but her mind was set in place. She said she would only buy me a store bought cage. So, do you guys have any suggestions for where to find cheap yet spacious cages...
  20. Aliceandbuddy

    New Piggy Sounds Bunged Up

    Hi I have a new guinea pig, he is four months old but the family he belonged to needed to get rid of him as they have yappy dogs. They said there isn't anything wrong with him and he's a happy guy and he is but I noticed from first having him that he's quite sneezy and when I looked it up I got...
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