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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Pumpkin&Spice

    Bonding a neutered boar with my 4 sows

    Hi! :) I was just wondering whether anyone has any advice with bonding a neutered boar with a groups of sows? I’m going to be bringing a neutered boar home from a local rescue to see whether my current four sows, Pumpkin, Spice, Lottie and Flossie, are willing to accept him into their herd...
  4. Percy&Milo2020

    New Guinea pig owner to boars

    Hi all. So I have a lot of experience with Sows but I have never owned a Boar before. So I recently got 2 boars and it’s obvious which one is the dominate pig. But I am new to the world of owning boars and have noticed a vast difference in behaviour from owning sows. Looking for some general...
  5. A

    Not sure what to do...

    My beautiful Albie has polyps under his tooth which the amazing Kim has tried to treat but alas even on 1ml of Metacam + 0.15 Tramadol, he’s miserable & reluctant to eat much. I'm topping him up w CC, he’s just not himself & I hate to think he’s in pain. I’m going away on Saturday for 5 nights...
  6. C

    Will guinea pigs grieve for their owner?

    I have recently become very sick and might pass away. Although i know my piggies will be taken care of if i pass, I wanted to know whether they'll grieve my death. I don't even know if they'll know that I passed, however it worries me that they would have to suffer. I am quite young, so...
  7. 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...
  8. ashimay

    Housing an intact boar next to a pair of sows.

    Hello! Since losing our beloved Mr Pig we have had our boar Otis in his cage next to our two sows to allow him to socialise whilst we wait for our local rescue to be open for boar-dating again. He currently isn’t living in a C&C cage like our sows and we would like to change this! We’re also...
  9. T

    Ringworm

    Hi all, I got a guinea pig from what I thought was a reputable source, but she turned out to have quite a severe case of ringworm. I've taken her to the vet (prescribed oral antifungal meds) and have nearly finished the treatment course. I've also given her 2 baths. The ringworm is looking much...
  10. 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
  11. LunaAndPepper

    Good veggies for babies?

    Sorry I ask so many questions! Are there certain veggies that are great for baby guinea pigs? I've been feeding mine the veggies recommended for nursing piggies, and the mom has been eating them all but the babies will only eat lettuce. Is it fine as long as the mom gets all of the nutrition...
  12. T

    Buumblefoot?

    Hello, I'm posting this thread on behalf of my customer who has 2 guinea pigs who isn't sure what to do next and neither am I. I've got 10 guinea pigs of my own and used this forum in the past. One of the guinea pig foot has been swollen for some time now (a month or two). The owner took him...
  13. Anastasia_GPM.

    Runny eyes

    Hey! So I got my second guinea pig a couple of months ago, and her eyes are very wide.... idk how else to describe them. You can see the white in her eyes and where she's looking. It's adorable. I noticed that her eyes always seem to be a little moist. Like, the area around them too. I didn't...
  14. Briggy

    Hello and advice please on new baby with the runs :-(

    Hi I wish my first thread on here was more cheery but could do with some advice please. We got new babies on Tuesday afternoon (approx 9 weeks), one is a lot more confident & seems to have taken to life with us quicker. So much so he’s been gobbling up food and to be honest I think I’ve...
  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. D

    I think i'm a bad guinea pig owner, please help.

    so this is gonna be sort of a long rant and i don't really expect anyone to help or anything but somehow i feel like in real life i'm fell on deaf ears. i think i'm a bad guinea pig owner, not because i don't clean their cage or anything.. i clean their cage 2-3 times a week, and i feed them...
  18. Gemm

    Ovarian cysts

    Hi I took my guinea pig, Cleo (3 years 10 months) for a vet appointment today as there was blood in her urine. Other than that she is eating/drinking/pooping as normal and is her normal self. The vet had a feel, couldn’t take a urine because there was nothing in her bladder and said it’s...
  19. Elvendork

    Eye Injury Advice Requested (vet Already Seen)

    Before I start - I have already seen a vet and will be seeing one again shortly, I am just interested in the advice or suggestions of others who have experienced similar issue with their pigs. Short version: Injury to the eyeball, happened on Friday (2 days ago), saw vet 20 minutes after...
  20. PiggieNinja

    What Illness Is This?

    Hi everyone, I've had willow (sow) for about 2 years now and ever since we got her she's had the sniffles. During the first two months I went to the vets a couple of times (particularly as one of my other pigs had a URI and I thought she may have it too) but they just told me that it's nothing...
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