advice needed

  1. S

    Syringe feeding while working

    One of my guinea pigs recently had back to back ear infections, and due to those has developed some dental issues. His front teeth were trimmed but his back teeth still need to be taken care of. He is currently too underweight to under go that process. He is on critical care feed per vet...
  2. DavidUgle

    Dental Teeth problems/front teeth too long?

    Hello! Last week i took my guinea pig to the vet as he was losing weight and not wanting to eat. The vet said they checked his teeth briefly and didn't see anything wrong so they gave him some fluids and Metacam pain relief for me to give him for a week, some EmerAid syringe food for the next 24...
  3. Laurenmay

    Dental Big lump on the bottom of my piggies mouth!

    Hi, I could really do with some advice please. I have a 5 year old male pig called Bennie, in the last 4/5 days his bottom teeth seemed to separate, I kept an eye on it and he had no further problems, continued eating and drinking. This morning when I went to top up their hay I noticed he had...
  4. Mintzle

    Nutmegs eye seems sunken in

    Hey, one of my guinea pig's eyes looks sunken in and being pushed in by the eyelids. I'm not sure what to do but I've ordered some antibacterial eye ointment and saline for her. I thought it was hay poke at first but it didn't look like it. Any tips or advice? I'm extremely worried for her.
  5. N


    Hey! I have recently bought a guinea pig and he’s doing pretty well. Very bubbly and gets along well with his cage mates. I have noticed something, he often purrs like a cat. Do they always do that?
  6. Livvysquish

    Turn my double into trio again

    Hey!, I have had my sow trio of guinea pigs for two months (experienced owner) they were all sisters and got along well. Sadly one was a runt, and through many vet visits she still passed away through seizure. I was recently thinking about getting the trio back together but am scared as to...
  7. N


    Hello! I got a male-female guinea pig pair and the male one passed away recently. Now this got me thinking, I do not want her to be lonely so I’m thinking of getting her new buddies. Is it okay for me to buy an female-female pair? If I did, I would have 3 female guinea pigs. Can they live like...
  8. ChicoAndThePellets

    Keeping baby piggy still ointment for ringworm

    I have a baby guinea pig Potato who is 9 weeks old. She has a ringworm patch under her eye and she hates having the area cleaned and ointment being applied. She shakes her head vigorously and crawls under my arms therefore rubbing off any little ointment I have managed to apply. Any advice in...
  9. B

    Thinking of rehoming

    Hi, me and my boyfriend bought 3 guinea pigs just over a year ago. We’ve tried everything to bond with the guinea pigs, and they seem terrified of us, apart from feeding times, we can’t pet or hold them which makes daily tasks not only difficult but stressful for both myself and the 3 little...
  10. T

    Lice help?

    Hiya, Unfortunately I'm back with more (different) skin issues. I noticed some tiny white worm-looking things moving in my guineas fur - I think they're lice, but will get them checked by a vet to be sure and get treatment for them. I have noticed them scratching a bit, but no...
  11. nonscripta

    Rough Start--any advice on making up for a bad first impression?

    Hiya! I'm Non. I got my two boys three days ago--brothers, a month and a half old, well handled by the lady I got them from and her family--but I think I've made a pretty bad first impression. The plan was to let them get used to their cage for a few days then let them roam the room, but...
  12. Emilymaexx

    Guinea Pigs Won’t Leave Cage

    Hi! So, I have had my guinea pigs for 3 years now. For the first year and a half of having them I had carpet in my bedroom. The Guineas absolutely loved floor time and would squeak to be let out for floor time. Since I have changed to laminate flooring (due to the amount of floor time the pigs...
  13. D

    Crusty red spot on belly

    Hi there, just went to hold my skinny pig Stella, and noticed this weird mark/rash on her belly. It's a reddish circle with dry skin on it. I'm new to this form and don't know how to upload pictures so if someone could let me know how to do that it would be much appreciated. I'm seriously...
  14. S

    Found out after a year I have a boar and a sow rather than two sow's. How come they haven't mated?

    Hi, my situation is abit tricky, I haven't been able to find Info on this anywhere. Today, after a year of owning my two pigs I've noticed that my sow is actually a boar. I've had this verified by someone more experienced than me, but i find it strange that they haven't mated by now. I'm...
  15. mochalily2020

    transatlantic flight

    Hi everyone, I currently live in London with my 4 year old guinea pigs and a little rescue dog. My partner has recently gotten a job opportunity to move to Montreal, Canada and this move should take place in about 4 months or so. I am very reluctant to make this move but with the current...
  16. G

    Advice on eye removal

    Hi, looking for advice (I'm Based in UK). I've been guinea pig owner for a while no but never had eye issue with my piggies before. I've took my piggy to the vets on Monday. Where we were given eye drops and pain relief. It's been five days now. Took him back for a follow up appointment. Where I...
  17. AlabasterCrow

    Scared Piggy

    I've talked about Cho and Sha before on this forum and would just like to say that they are doing mostly fine. Their cage was just upgraded and they are happy as can be (even after Sha broke his toe, which is healing wonderfully.) But I'm having a problem with Cho. On one hand we have Sha...
  18. D

    Decontamination after ringworm

    Hi 👋 My guinea pig was fine for about three weeks, then developed a mild case of ringworm. I am following the vet recommendations and using a shampoo recommended by a reliable source, but I am having trouble finding information on decontamination. Most websites say top to bottom house cleaning...
  19. Jesse's pigs

    Outside or Inside?

    I’m having a bit of a dilemma at the moment and I’m honestly torn. I have kept all of my Guinea pigs indoors and they’ve all occupied my bedroom- a nice warm room that I frequent so they get human interaction loads and I can cuddle them as much as I want lol. I love having them next to...
  20. twolittlenoses

    how can i minimise guinea pig smell?

    hello! so i am new here and this is my first post thread thingy, and i was wondering if someone could give me some advide on what to do with guinea pig smells. my guinea pigs live in my room, but they wont be able to for much longer if the smell continues like this. i really love having them...