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  1. J

    Choosing a new guinea pig - help!

    About a year ago we got ourselves 2 guinea pigs, both males - we were assured by the shop that they had lived together in the store for a while without issue. They did nothing but fight after we got them and we tried anything and everything to help them get along but in the end, we sadly had to...
  2. Kimicub

    Hay Help!

    Hiya all! I live in Southampton central and my piggies love Oxbow Timothy hay and meadow hay. These 1kg bags are quite pricey (£13 roughly on amazon). Just wanted to know if you guys had any ideas of good Hay for someone to get for fussy piggies with expensive taste lol
  3. G

    Bullying after one passed

    Hi so I have/had four piggies Rhett, Link, chase, and Stevie. A little over a week ago Stevie passed it was very unexpected and sad. Since Stevie has been gone I’ve noticed chase seemed a little lonely. Rhett and Link were the first pigs that I got and chase and Stevie I got later on and they...
  4. W

    HELP! 4males together. Fighting. 1 male bullied?

    Hello, in mid July 2018 we decided to get Guinea Pigs for the first time. We went to 2 separate people who were selling their newborns. Both pairs between 8-9 weeks old. We brought a pair of long hair male brothers from some guinea pig breeders and named the back haired Dave, and the white head...
  5. N

    My 5 year old guinea pig was put to sleep ..

    In June I found out my guinea pig Mickey had a tumor not knowing if it was possibly a cyst, I went to the vet and sadly told me that it was a tumor and there was no form of removing it without it growing back, this left me with knowing she was either going to live until she got to the point it...
  6. L

    Please help:( my babies are Ill....

    Hi, I am new to this forum, so hello fellow guinea pig owners :) Firstly, I have owned Guinea pigs for years! Absolutely love them. Our ones live outside in hutches and in a run during the day. I currently have 4 rescue piggies, 3 of them being females and one male. Yesterday, I decided to...
  7. Gemm

    Dental Advice please after a dental

    Hi My guinea pig went for a dental 3 days ago. He was VERY groggy and out of it when he came home after his operation and they gave him a subcutaneous fluid injection. He now seems much brighter and happier and seems himself EXCEPT he is still struggling to eat. He is eating thin bits of hay...
  8. sesen

    Heartbroken new mommy

    Hi all, I have been scolling the forums for a while now looking for tips on caring for my guinea pig, unfortunately today was a bad day for me, I will try make this as short as possible. I live in Turkey in an apartment complex, about a year and a half ago I noticed a dog carrier placed in the...
  9. Salt and Pepper

    Bald spots ? Mites ? Advice please

    Hello, my piggy pepper has recently developed a bald patch with raised red bumps on her lower back : We are calling first thing tomorrow morning to book her in. Just wondering if anyone has any advice on what this could be. She is not scratching it and doesn't seem agitated when I touch it. I...
  10. rinlalin

    Piggie Talking To Himself?

    hello all, so my piggie is new to our house, and during the day he is frozen when i come in the room and never makes a noise. however, at night, when i'm laying in bed, i hear him walking around, quietly squeeking/talking to himself while occassionally chewing on the bars and other things in his...
  11. rinlalin

    The Health of PetSmart Piggies

    hello all, as you know I've bought two piggies from petsmart already. I took the first one, pepé, back a few days after and he died within 48 hours. my second piggie, bootsy, got sick a few days after and was taken back to see the vet. bootsy died this morning after nearly a week in their care...
  12. rinlalin

    Am I Bonding Right?

    so i got a baby piggie a few days ago. i let him sit for the first two days or so, and so now i've started to take out his hiding things once a day so i can pick him up and hold him. i figure he probably won't voluntarily come out on his own so i have to take the hides out to bond with him. i...
  13. L

    Quick question:

    Solo, I actually have four Boars, they're grouped in pairs of two. And in one of my pairs, is a Guinea pig who is 9 years old with a Guinea pig who is about 11 months now. The younger one is recently neutered, and I know I can't do anything for several weeks, however I doe eventually want to...
  14. ChubbyCarrots

    My 2 year old bit me!

    Coco has always been so tame and and rarely bites. I don’t even remember the last time he bit me, but today he bit my 3 times! All 3 were bad bites too, 2 left me bleeding and one left a mark. Should I be worried please?
  15. M

    Floor Time Help

    Hi guys, so my wife and I habe had our guinea pigs for 4 months now and generally we have had no problems except a bit of dominance issues (typical boys). Now we like to get our boys out everyday for a few hours of playtime in their pen on the floor. We used to put lino down for them to run on...
  16. ChubbyCarrots

    Fungal Stripe? Please Help!

    His nose before His nose after Hey guys, it’s Lily. I recently noticed Coco had a white line on his nose, I took him out of the hutch immediately because I never noticed it. My other guinea pig, Buddy, doesn’t have the same line. I split Coco’s fur in half and to my horror it was a snowstorm...
  17. winniethepooh

    Trio Of Boars?

    I was thinking today, is a trio of boars a common thing? I know a trio of sows is a thing and they get along but would a trio of boars work out? I currently have 2 boars right now and was thinking (of course when they settle in to their C&C cage and get over their dominant stages) of getting...
  18. winniethepooh

    Fleece Bedding Is Better?

    I am thinking about switching to fleece bedding because it seems to fit my standards. I need fleece that I can just wash every day and will not leak through and have a washable absorbent layer. Right now, I currently have store-bought bedding, which everyone knows is a hassle to keep up with so...
  19. Xxhdxx

    Should I Get Another Guinea Pig?

    Hello everyone! I hope your day has been well. I had two guinea pigs Phoenix and Gemini(both boys), but unfortunately Phoenix passed away. Gemini is/was very territorial while pheonix (I got him as a baby and had him for a year) as he was growing up, became more territorial as well. They never...
  20. Lil3piggies

    Sleep Tight Archie!

    So I went up to give the boys their evening veggies and found my poor baby Archie had passed away in his house! I cried like a baby whilst poor Artie sat in the corner watching me (or so it looked like). I’m so upset, even more upset that I don’t know why? He was always tiny and had one day...
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