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  1. T

    Our first piggie fight!

    Hello all! This might be a long one so apologize in advance! So on Saturday we introduced a mother and daughter pair that my boyfriend and I re-homed. We have 4 girls of our own, one of which is still new to the group and a baby. My boyfriend's roommate moved out so we were excited to have a...
  2. B

    Guilt

    hi, my guinea pig died about 5 days ago now, and i just feel awful for the cagemate she's left behind. as far as i know she isn't experiencing acute pining. she's fine with walking around the cage, drinking and eating, but seeing her alone in there just breaks my heart since she's never been a...
  3. T

    Sherwood Pet Health Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids

    Hi All, Just wanted to know if anyone has tried this product? Would you advise it would be a good form of providing vitamin C to guinea pigs? Thanks! :) Amazon.com : Sherwood Pet Health Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids (100 Tablets - 60 Grams) : Pet Supplies
  4. Opossum_fur

    Guinea pig rolls and will not get up

    Hello, I own two male guinea pigs Calvin and Hobbes. I adopted them 1 - 2 years ago the shelter was unaware of their age so I sadly do not know their current exact age. Today Hobbes squeaked loudy and I found Calvin in the hut with him, I picked Hobbes up and my placed him on my stomach because...
  5. T

    Possible sick pig

    Hello all, I have 4 female pigs. We noticed our pig Kimchi was bleeding from her vagina on Christmas. The day after she was no longer bleeding but We took her to the vet on Friday and was told she's in heat, I know sows do not bleed while in heat and the vet said it could be possibly a UTI and...
  6. EllieHawkins

    Guinea pig suffered a stroke. Need advice.

    Sadly my beloved Luna (1 year 2 months old) has suffered a stroke. I visited the vet immediately but because he didn’t see it happen he didn’t want to say it was for certain but prescribed me antibiotics. She drools on one side (the weak side) and has lost her balance and tilts to the one side...
  7. D

    Dark ear gunk?

    On Tuesday, we got two little 6 weeks old boars from pets at home. We have noticed a very very slight head tilt on Boris, so we decided to check his ears. When we used a cotton bud to check it, it came out as a really dark brown coloured substance. When we checked the other ear, it was a bit...
  8. BasicKayla

    Guinea pig wont eat or drink

    Hi! My guinea pig is 4 years old. About a month ago, my guinea pig stared acting different (i.e. not eating as much, sort of shaking when she walked, smaller, liquid-er poops, and she had eye crusties). I took her to the vet and they said everything is fine, and the eye crusties were probably...
  9. Cherrychops100

    Specialist Abscess on face - HELP

    Hi there, my guinea pig had a large lump on her face so we took her to the vet. She examined her and said that she had 2 abscesses, so cut them open to drain the puss and bacteria. She's on antibiotics and we're draining it with hibiscrub to try and squeeze everything out. However there is a...
  10. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Help with cage!

    I feel annoying. :soz: So...I have to sows and I’d like to make them a c&c cage, however I’m not really sure where to buy them or how to add in a second level/ramp. Could somebody please help me out? Thank you! Sorry for being bothersome.
  11. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    New Cage For Piggies :)

    Okay so I think I found a cage that will work but I don’t trust myself so can the pig experts here tell me if this cage looks okay for two guinea pigs (who get along not as well I hoped they would yet sometimes manage)? It looks divided to me but can someone make sure? ;-; Thank you! <3
  12. Brackenwolf1

    Dissolvable stitches

    hi, I got my 3 boys castrated a few weeks ago and dissolvable stitches were put in. 2 of the boys stitches have dissolved but one of my boys hasn’t dissolved. How long should I leave it before taking him to the vets to get it removed?
  13. D

    Help! My female guinea pigs won’t stop fighting

    Hi, I am a guinea pig owner since six years back when I bought my two first piggies, who were sisters. One fell terribly ill when they were only about two years old and we had to put her away. To give our remaining piggy a friend we bought a new one who was only a couple weeks old and also a...
  14. Jesse's pigs

    Suspected bumblefoot

    I returned home from a week's holiday yesterday (six hour drive 😭) and my two hooligans stayed with a friend as opposed to my nan after their recent hay poke adventures (my nan can't see if anything is in/near the eye). And I cannot fault how she's looked after them. Both look happy and if I'm...
  15. W

    Advice on lap time

    Hi all! Got my first two lady piggies recently, we have them a week now and they are settling in so well, they eat their veggies from our hands and have started to become very vocal for their dinner time etc. They are about 11/12 weeks old. Can anyone give me advice on when to start lap time...
  16. Kirbs

    Guinea pig suddenly attacking the other.

    We bought two male 8 month old pigs around two months ago as they were adoption ones in Pets At Home. Up until now they’ve been fine; cuddling and playing. Yesterday morning we woke up to find one (Blueberry) hiding in the hay rack away from the other (Mr Muffin). I took him out to find out his...
  17. Munching Maniac

    Cataract in guineas eye

    Hi everyone I’m not worried about my G pig but I was wondering if I needed to see the vet. My guinea pig had a cataract in his eye when he was young he is now three but I don’t know if I made the right decision by leaving it. His eye was a blue grey colour but now it has faded into a light...
  18. raynarem

    scared guinea pig

    hi! i’m not sure what category this would go under, but i guess it deals with my guinea pigs behavior. the fourth of july is only in 2 days, and i’m worried about my pig getting scared. he’s not phased by thunder storms from what i’ve seen, but i know it’s common for them to be scared by the...
  19. A

    Can I keep my guinea pigs outside permanently during summer?

    Hello, I have 3 guinea pigs who I currently keep in my garage but bring outside during the summer day, I have them a run and hutch, the hutch is two story and have filled with substrate to keep them warm however I still move them inside during nights, as it’s getting warmer I was thinking of...
  20. C

    Advice needed for rescuing piggies

    Hey! Sorry for the long winded message. We’re off to rescue a couple of little piggies and I’d be grateful for any advice. We originally planned to adopt from a rescue (trying to teach my children the importance of rescuing rather than buying from a pet store) so we expected to get 2/3...
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