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  1. D

    High protein in urine?

    I bought some of those at home urinalysis dip sticks when we had a UTI scare with one of my boys. Since then, I have periodically been testing their urine for any abnormalities. Over the past few weeks, I have realised that the result seems to come up with high protein content (but nothing...
  2. Kirbs

    Will they be ok?

    I have three 6 month old male guinea pigs living together. Sadly, one is constantly being chased and bitten on the ear by one. He also gets food snatched off him also they all get the same treats. Will they be ok soon or will I have to consider separating them? The ‘bullied’ one is also...
  3. 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...
  4. C

    Hay poke causing damaged eye

    Hello all, one of my guinea pigs who is 2 had a sunken eye which didn’t quite look right - took him to the vets turns out a sharp piece of hay has damaged his eye ☹️ he recommended we use paper bedding like what they sell for hamsters. However in the stores around by me I have only ever seen...
  5. G

    Soft Stool/Poop

    Hi. I have two boars (Carmel and Patches) they get along fine. About a week ago I took them off veggies because of their white pee and soft poop. It was probably more than a week by now though. Right now they’re on a diet of hay, pellets, and fresh water. The soft poop has been going on...
  6. G

    Veggie servings

    Hi! I have two boars (Patches and Carmal). After a lot of research I settled on 1 cup of veggies for each of them per day. Currently, I feed them 3 times a day. Kind of like breakfast lunch dinner. I don’t feed them a cup per meal. Instead, I feed 1/3 of the cup at each meal. I’m deciding...
  7. G

    Amount of Veggies+Pellets

    Hi. I have two boars (Patches and Carmal.) On this forum, they say 1 cup of veggies per pig. Does that mean if you have a pair you give them 2 cups. Same with pellets. Instead of 1/8 would you feed 1/4. Or if it was 1/4 would you feed 1/2? Also do you feed 1/8 pellets per pig or 1/4. Do they...
  8. G

    Daily Routine

    Hi! I have two boars (Patches and Carmal). Due to this forum, I now know that guinea pigs love routine. I’ve made a sample routine and was wondering if it’s ok. This is just for summer btw. I will be skipping vegetables since they have soft poop...
  9. E

    Guinea pig noises

    My guinea pig makes noises from time to time it’s hard to explain i do have a video to show if anyone is able to help me, but sometimes it sounds like he’s struggling for breath or when he’s eating like he’s in pain, it’s never constant just sometimes when he’s lying down or when he’s eating...
  10. Qualcast&Flymo

    Moving pigs from indoors to outdoors?

    Hi all, looking for a bit of advice please! Up to now, our piggies have always lived indoors in a centrally heated room, with grass time outside only when the weather has been very dry and warm enough. At the moment, we are trying to sell our house so the piggies are staying with the pet nanny...
  11. P

    Our guinea pigs are hiding from us.

    Hello all! I’m looking for some guidance today since our two young piggies Fawn and Willow are hiding from us and seem quite scared of us. If they can see you, they will hide. Even if you’re a good distance away from them. They run into their little house and don’t come out until you’ve left and...
  12. Milpal13

    Help I think my guinea pig is bullying her cage mate?!

    Hey everyone! I’m looking for some advice :) I’ve got 2 baby girl guinea pigs, 6 months old. One of them, Phinny, is extremely confident whereas Peanut is still very shy around humans. They’ve been getting on well, a few scraps here and there but not properly fighting. This last week however...
  13. L

    What does this mean?!

    So I’m pretty new to the guinea parent world but I got my 2 male piggy’s a month ago and I got a new cage the other day I upgraded the cage and one of my guinea pigs gizmo was rumble strutting to the other one leo and leo never squeaked when I held him before but all of a sudden when I pet him...
  14. M

    Shy Guinea Pig

    I’ve had Macy for coming on about three years. She is quite outgoing. Like most Guinea pigs, shell run if I try to pick her up but she’ll be fine immediately after. I can pet her through the cage and could basically scream (not that I do or would) and she’d be fine if not a small freeze. When I...
  15. A

    Mites treatment and cleaning advice?

    Hello, We took home 2 new piggies earlier this week, only to discover that they both have mites.. Very sad to find out as I just got them home, but it is what it is. I should have checked before I paid! I would like to try some treatment myself before going to the vet as I have heard they...
  16. Gemm

    Benign hair tumour

    Hi I found a lump on the back of my guinea pig which was not affecting his eating or movement and took him to the vet. The vet took a sample and diagnosed benign (thank goodness) hair tumour. She has recommended removal of the tumour in case it turns nasty. I have looked up information on...
  17. B

    Purring in her cage...

    Hi all, I have joined this forum to get more info and advice about my guinea pig that I've had roughly around 2 weeks. I absolutely adore her and she is extremely sociable. However there are many occasions when she is in her cage that I hear her purring, any suggestions what this could mean? I...
  18. Gemm

    Specialist Enlarged heart

    Hi please can you help me and my guinea pig Ruby Ruby was suddenly struggling to breathe late on Saturday night (she looked like she was at deaths door), I took her to the vet who did X-rays, gave her meds and oxygen and kept her in for a two of nights to monitor her. She came back home today...
  19. KaylaT4403

    My Guinea Pigs won't let me pick them up

    So I've had my piggy wiggies for about a month now c: (Penelope and Luna) And I've attempted to pick them up and they kinda just scoot away and run away. I wanna pick up Penelope because she's been popcorning and constantly mounting so I want to make sure she is okay and completely check if she...
  20. A

    HELP! Sick/Dying Guinea

    So any advice would be extremely helpful. My guinea's health has deteriorated within the last 24 hours. I'm taking her to the vet in the morning but now I'm wondering if it's best to let nature run its course here at home. Without stressing her with a car ride. She's eating and drinking still, a...
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