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  1. C

    Breathing problems

    Hi all. In the past i have came on this forum looking for ways to help my guinea pig with her breathing problems. I have went to the vet twice now for that issue and have not found a straight answer about it, but considering she was happy, healthy, and eating just fine- we decided it was best to...
  2. H

    Guinea Pig not pooping a lot?

    Hi! I have two guinea pigs and I've noticed that one of them poops a lot less than she used to. The poops themselves look super healthy, but I'm worried why there aren't that many of them. I used to have to spot clean the cage twice a day, (it's fleece) but now I could get away with every other...
  3. stripe

    Please Help! Guinea pig on CBD

    So my year old agouti boy, churro, had gotten lumpectomy surgery on wednesday (four days ago) and he is currently taking metacam and baytril. I had gotten a CBD pen in the mail (photo attatched) today so I had wanted to try it (I heard that it helps really well with pain and stress, Saskia from...
  4. ashimay

    Should I split my piggie’s Metacam?

    Hello! On Friday afternoon I noticed one of our boars (Mr Pig) was hunching over and being quite vocal, so naturally I sprung to action and went over to investigate and found little pink spots on the fleece. A quick bit of research seemed to indicate bladder issues such as an infection or...
  5. ashleemelda

    Not Eating As Much Hay Beginning 5/7

    On Thursday, May 7, I opened a fresh new bag of hay (I use Oxbow's Timothy Hay/Orchard Grass Blend). Neither of my guinea pigs seemed that interested and preferred instead to eat what was left of their old bag; hay that was arguably less fresh and getting stale. But even then, they did not eat...
  6. W

    Possible trio?

    Hi all, I wanted some advice on people’s experiences of having a trio of sows? I have two current girls and was considering another one who would be approx 10 weeks by the time I get her. One of my current pigs is very shy in personality and the other is outgoing, they are housed in a 5X2 C&C...
  7. Lizzieejoyce

    Itching: What should I do?

    Hello again you helpful bunch! Hope you’re all doing well. I rescued two females (sisters, approx 4 years old) last week and one in particular is itching quite a bit and has a patch of torn hair/a bald patch on her back. The itching seems more frequent now. I have an appointment on Monday...
  8. Jesse's pigs

    Please ease my worry

    Hi guys me again I seem to only ever come back with bad news. 😱 Steve. My little Steve the new worrying furchild. Really seeking some good words and hopefully some "he's going to be ok, doesn't mean he's gonna die". I have my 11 year old rabbit going in for a dental tomorrow (it is necessary)...
  9. H

    Bar chewing

    I have two guinea pigs and they love climbing, exploring, and getting under and on top of things. Because of this, I decided to build them a second level. It is really small and not meant for extra space, but it has shade over it so they love sleeping on it and jumping up when they popcorn...
  10. LunaAndPepper

    Weird behavior?

    Hi everyone! Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, but I am worried about my guinea pig's health. My guinea pig lives with her daughter, and lately during floor time she has been acting really off. The first time it happened, she heard a loud noise and got very scared and kept freezing and...
  11. M

    Would this be an adequate cage?

    I recently just rescued a guinea pig in addition to the two other guineadad pigs i own and i worry that the cage i currently have for them is not enough. is this coming that could be adequate for them? I don’t have a ton of horizontal space and need to have a cage that has a top due to our cats
  12. C

    Guinea pig's foot swollen

    Hello everyone When I was playing with my guinea pig (boar), I noticed that he was not very active and prefer to be stationary. So I checked if something is wrong with him and I found out that his foot is swollen and has a bump also his nail looks cut off or missing. I'm very worried. Do you...
  13. T

    Best Quality Hay?

    Hello Guys, I live in the US, I just wanted to know some options on good quality hay. In particular i'm looking for Hay recommendations that can possibly help curb piggie pickyness lol, if not then just a really well balanced and healthy hay! Here in the states I've seen Oxbow, Kaytee, i've...
  14. Bungie bunnies

    Advice on keeping a trio of males :)

    Hi sorry I’m new to this :) I’ve recently adopted a group of 3 male guniea pigs I can’t pick them up until the lockdown has stopped but before bringing them home I’ve been doing a lot of research and I know keeping one neutered male and a few females would be the best option but because I’ve...
  15. Wahooo92

    An enclosure large enough to not have floor time?

    Hi all, am looking to get guinea pigs in a few years time but want to self build a cage so am doing my research well beforehand. We own a dog and even though he's incredibly well trained, i simply don't feel comfortable having a predator and prey animal living in the same space. We plan for...
  16. Hannahb2804

    Safe for flowers around piggies

    Hello just wondered if anyone could help me, when I get my piggies I’m planning to put them in my living room which is quite spacious, but I always buy flowers to put in there, would I be best stopping buying them as I know piggies have a sensitive sense of smell or are they ok to be near...
  17. S

    I can't go to a vet about our dying guinea pig.

    We bought guinea pigs a few years ago. Little did we know they'd been inbred, and all except 1 have grown tumours and two have died because of it. The first guinea pig that grew a tumour was taken to a vet and had an operation to remove it, but that cost my mum £90 and she said she wouldn't...
  18. D

    am i overfeeding my guinea pigs?

    (sorry for the long paragragh) alright so i'm 15 with two guinea pigs, i take very good care of them but my mother doesn't seem to let me have much control when feeding them and i feel like she over feeds them, they have a litter box where hay is in and she gives them like 5 handfuls of hay...
  19. M

    Which piggies should I get?

    Hi I’m new to the forum, just a query on what people’s opinions are over getting a pair of male piggies or females, the female pair in question are a couple of weeks older but the breeder says one of them is quite skittish. I’ll attach a photo. I’ve only ever had females before but apparently...
  20. T

    Question about Bloating Medication

    Hello All, We took Chai to an emergency care center as I suspected she had a case of bloating. They gave her injections of Reglan (Metoclopromide) and buprenorphine. They told us they did not have the oral version of Reglan and to consult with our vet for a prescription. I have been reading the...
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