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  1. L

    New piggies advice

    Hi everyone, I got my two guinea pigs close to a month ago at 9 weeks old. Since I’ve had them they really haven’t been making much progress and I’m worried they’re unhappy and what more I can do :no: I have two baby brothers in a big hutch style cage with a run, lots of hides, tunnels, chew...
  2. G

    Surprise guinea pig

    Hello everyone, looking for general advice which would be greatly appreciated! My boyfriend of 3 years brought me a 8 week old boar from a pet store for our anniversary/Christmas present. I did not ask or even insinuate that I wanted any type of animal or that I was even ready for one, apart...
  3. Jesse's pigs

    Query - Possibly failed bond?

    So I felt I would know if a bond has failed but I’m unsure. As you know I recently welcomed my new addition Stitch for Steve. I returned home from work today and Steve has a scratch on his nose and a tiny tiny speck of a scratch near his eye. It’s not a wound I’m concerned about. It’s not deep...
  4. 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...
  5. N

    Purring

    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. N

    Squad

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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