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  1. eloquenteevee76

    guinea pig urine is light pink, bum wet

    First time guinea pig owner here! My guinea pig's urine is light pink and her bum is constantly wet. She has not been squeaking in pain but is drinking more than normal. Some of her poos are irregularly shaped (long or small). Are these signs of illness? What should I do? :ple: Also, she was...
  2. Puddles1999

    Bonding a Senior Heart pig

    Hi everyone, So I’ve recently been back and forth to the vets with my last girl, Penelope. Believe she has a heart issue and she is currently on Vetmedin and going to start benazapril too. My other two girls passed away in January a week apart from each other. Minnie was housed with Penelope...
  3. R

    One of my pigs ate the others ear

    This is a bit of a grim topic but I need advice. We recently got a baby guinea pig to keep my 3 year old female company as the 3yo's friend had died. We've had the 2 of them together for about 2 months now and they were getting on perfectly fine. The baby passed away yesterday and she was found...
  4. Puddles1999

    Falls over sometimes?

    Hi. My 4 1/2 to 5 year old girl Penelope walks fine and never really has a hard time walking. However, I have noticed she easily falls on to her sides sometimes. She has this giraffe bed she can go in but she likes to sit on top of it so the top sinks in and she sits there and begs. It’s not...
  5. A

    Not eating hay even after dental surgery!

    Hi! My 7.5 y/o guin pig Nut has been refusing to eat hay for a while - while having a monster appetite for anything that isn't hay (pellets, veg, critical care, joint supplements I feed him). After a visit to the vet we found out that he has overgrown molars trapping his tongue, and today he...
  6. E

    Advice on housing for cranky piggy

    Today, I went to get some new piggies for one of my boars, who recently lost his cage mates and was beginning to sink into a bit of a depression. I asked the rescue near me for the male herd who had been there the longest and was most in need of a home. I was delighted that her most needy boars...
  7. T

    white spots in pee, help please!

    hey! i’m new to this forum and also a new guinea owner as of a few months ago. we went to the vet recently for white spots in their pee, which we now know is calcium. we have been cutting calcium down by a lot yet they still pee these white spots. please note, the pee is not entirely white...
  8. T

    Guinea pigs and holiday advice

    Hi all, apologies if this isn't where to post, I'm a first time poster but saw similar discussions under this category. I just need some advice really, so me and my partner are going away for the weekend soon and taking my 2 guineas with us isn't an option as we're staying at my grandparents...
  9. T

    New (female) guinea pig mounting?

    Hi all, I just introduced a new guinea pig to my all female herd. She’s 3 years old, I have two 2yos and one 1yo. They have all been together since they were babies. The introductions went well, so I decided to leave them together in the cage. However, I’ve noticed the new guinea pig (Dinah)...
  10. I

    Guinea Pig on desk?

    I’m a student with two guinea pigs, just wondering if it’s okay for me to take my guinea pigs out sometimes and keep them for a little while on my desk while I study?
  11. bxth98

    Lump under leg

    One of our boys, Carlo (who turns 3 next month) , was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his two back legs April 2021 and has since been on loxicom for dogs twice daily since to help with his pain. Tonight I felt a small finger tip size bump under his front left leg which feels as if it moves...
  12. buttercreambaby

    Bald/Irritated Spot on my less-than one-year-old Baby 💔

    Hi everyone! I appreciate anyone who will take the time to read and respond to this as soon as they can! I have two girls (butterscotch and mocha) and they live happily and healthily together. I was cleaning their cage (roughly twenty minutes ago) and got distracted with talking to my partner...
  13. M

    New Guineas - Story so far and advice please!

    Hi! We have new two Guinea pigs, our first pets together (but i have owned Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and a dog when younger) and we are looking to learn more about the settling in process, and get some advice from more experienced owners. So far we have a hutch outside with lower level grass...
  14. B

    Just had to put another guinea pig down…having a hard time…

    I just had to put my 2 year old guinea pig down although i feel like he could have been saved ..what the emergency vet wanted to do was hospitalize hm etc….all for $3,600…honestly i dont have it. If there was a payment plan i would have done it for sure but I'm just torn because i feel like i...
  15. plantandpiggiemom

    4month boar (new piggie!) neutering advice

    Hello all! I recently rescued a big boar boy, with white course fur and curly whiskers that is making us think he might be a Rex, and we’re planning on getting him neutered in the next month. The vet we contacted recommends abdominal neutering, as we’re hoping to have him live with our two...
  16. M

    How to give guinea pig medication & stop chewing stitches

    So our 5 year old Guinea pig was spayed yesterday due to cysts in both her ovaries that were effecting her health, shes doing well with eating and moving around but trying to give her pain killers and antibiotics is proving to be a bit difficult. I've tired putting it on a bit of her food but...
  17. A

    Boys and Girls together

    So I have a general question that I need help with. My wife and I have five bonded girls that have lived together for about a year. We just recently lost one of our girls, and we ended up getting a couple boys at the pet store. This was a mistake that the pet store sold us three boys that all...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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