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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Danielle Smith

    Advice/experience On Cleaning Out A Large-ish Number Of Guinea Pigs

    I know many of our fine members here have herds on the larger side, or multiple small herds. I myself have 9 perma-pigs (a pair, a triple, and a quad) and 2 foster pigs. At the minute everyone is on fleece, but there's a problem... the sheer amount I use the washing machine! Each week I need to...
  6. Kimberleyccoops

    New Guinea Snuffles

    After recently loosing my old girl, I have got a baby to keep the other girl company (they are about a years difference in age) the new one is about 10 weeks old. They are getting on very well but I’ve noticed they are both snuffling a little bit and sneezing. I’ve read somewhere that they...
  7. PirateZelda

    Cage Size Advice

    Hi all, My boyfriend and I are DIYing a new cage for our babies. Originally it was going to be super long so our two boys had loads of run space, but as many of you will know I posted about having to separate our boys. They're now booked in to be neutered in two weeks' time and the new aim is...
  8. C

    Piggies Prefer Small Cage

    hello, I’ve got my first piggies after wanting them for years so I want to do everything right. They are only babies at the moment so my plan is one the weather is warmer to put them outside and they can have their hutch out onto the grass but for now they are inside . They have a cage and an...
  9. C Newell

    Is This Suitable Housing For 3 Sows?

    Hello, I am looking to buy my 3 girls (currently only 6 weeks old) a new home as they are eating and growing fast! They live indoors and was thinking a hutch would be better for us as our cat is very interesred in them. I also have 3 children so i thought a hutch would be more sturdy and...
  10. Dana95

    Cage Size

    Hello I have four male guinea pigs that live in pairs now and i wanted to bond them all and buy them a new big cage. The cage is 160x65x50cm ( length, width, heigth). Is this big enough for them? I cannot get c&c grids where I live and buying them online would cost me a fortune because of the...
  11. MollyB

    A Friend For Teddy, Continued...

    Hi All! It's finally time to sort out getting Teddy a friend; he's just too sad out there on his own. Now, I'm wondering (please tell me if this is a horrible idea) if I could rehome a piggie and bond the 2 myself, or whether it's better to leave it to the professionals? I'm not sure I meet...
  12. Y2Craig

    Post-op Advice

    Hi folks, I've used this forum a lot for advice but it's my first time posting! I have a pig going in for a small operation to remove a skin growth on his underside on Thursday. It's been recommended I seperate him from his cagemate for a couple of days afterwards for recuperation. Plan is to...
  13. bumbling-bambi

    Red And Sore Looking Nipple (boar)

    Hi everyone I haven't posted in a while! Ive noticed this evening that one of my boars has a rather red and sore looking nipple! I am working on taking some photos and trying to gently feel around the area to work out if it is tender or not but alas i need another pair of hands! (other half is...
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