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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. M

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Miss_marie

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Jesse's pigs

    Moveable lump near nipple

    So the Steve saga continues. I have created a different thread solely because this is not bloat related and something else entirely- tho I respect if you think it is wise to move it there. ☺️ So he has perked up thankfully and today is basically my old Steve boi🥳 however I still decided to...
  11. Jesse's pigs

    Antibiotic question

    So little Steve had X-rays done Sunday and no sludge or stones were found on the images. The vet said likely a case of cystitis so prescribed a course of baytril (0.28mls) for two weeks and loxicom (0.28mls). I was also given probiotics to stop the poos going runny. I've been giving this since...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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)...
  20. 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...
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