advice needed

  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Gemm

    Lost teeth please advise

    Hi My guinea pig Alvin has lost both bottom incisors. Last year he had an abscess under his jaw which was successfully treated. Then a month ago lost his left lower incisor. I took him to the vet who said it is probably due to the trauma of the abscess (and also he likes to move around the...
  12. E

    Thick layer of crust covering vagina?

    My little piggy has gone through alot. I think she's like two months old? Unsure. She's a problematic albino. She had gotten surgery on her eye. And while doing the surgery she was accidentally burnt on her stomach near her vagina. She had since healed from that but it has definitely left a bald...
  13. jenibee

    Is this a scratch or some kind of infection?

    So like a day ago I noticed what looked like dried poo on my guinea pigs nose. I tried to wipe it off but he kept moving and it wouldn't really come off. Today morning I saw that he had this red swipe above his nose. Could this be a scratch from maybe him trying to clean himself? the first...
  14. P

    Our guinea pigs are hiding from us.

    Hello all! I’m looking for some guidance today since our two young piggies Fawn and Willow are hiding from us and seem quite scared of us. If they can see you, they will hide. Even if you’re a good distance away from them. They run into their little house and don’t come out until you’ve left and...
  15. jpegmafia

    Caring for Guinea Pigs while disabled?

    For reference, I suffer from chronic pain and fatigue and can’t walk unless I use a mobility aid and can’t even get out of bed some days. I’m worried about my 2 pigs because I haven’t been able to spend time with them as often as I wished. While my mother does help care for them while I’m...
  16. Animallover11

    Concerned for my piggie

    My piggies is making some unusual sounds he seems fine and is eating and drinking normally, it would be great if I could have some advice, thanks so much in advance !
  17. Piggie mama

    Lump or bone? Please help

    Hi all, when picking up my youngest piggie today (he's 10 months) I noticed a hard rounded end lump or bone,I'm not sure which, in between his front legs, I can't feel one on my older pig, however he has quite a bit more fat than my little one. The lump feels as though it is long and curved at...
  18. R

    Was my guinea pig abused by her last owner? She is always scared of me.

    Hello everyone! I already have a thread going about a different problem I have, but I figured since I was already here I could bring up something that's been troubling me for a while. If you haven't read my last thread, I have 5 guinea pigs. The oldest is about 3 years old, and the youngest we...
  19. JEFF&JOJO

    First night together!

    Hi there, I’m new here and just looking for a bit of advice. We have just adopted a new Guinea pig today from a rescue. He is a 1.5 year old male and had always lived alone. We needed a new companion for our 10 month old male as he lost his friend recently. The bonding has gone pretty well and...
  20. Livy

    Inflamed lymph node

    Hello I normally do a body check at least once a week on my piggies to check for lumps etc. Unfortunately today I did find a small lump on my 5 year old piggies neck. It is around the size of a pea and is free moving. I called the vet and got an appointment same day. She was diagnosed with...
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