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  1. A

    New GP owner needs help

    Just a couple of days ago i became a GP owner and i need some advice for a housing situation. My GP, Hilda, was gifted to me for my birthday and i immediatly started informing myself about everything she needs and how to take care of her properly. So, i read GP need about 8 Sq.Ft. of living...
  2. B

    What’s wrong with my piggy’s eyes?!

    He eats perfectly fine and acts like a normal piggy. He’s about 4 years old, maybe a couple months younger. I only started to notice this once I zoomed in on this picture. I’m worried:( Please let me know
  3. Jesse's pigs

    Antibiotic question

    So little Steve had X-rays done Sunday and no sludge or stones were found on the images. The vet said likely a case of cystitis so prescribed a course of baytril (0.28mls) for two weeks and loxicom (0.28mls). I was also given probiotics to stop the poos going runny. I've been giving this since...
  4. Guineapigmum

    Dental Help and advice needed please! Guinea pig struggling to chew/eat

    Hello all, I'm very worried about my guinea pig. I have an emergency guinea pig specialist vet appointment tomorrow morning. A couple of days ago I noticed my 3 and a half year old female guinea pig taking longer to eat than usual. She was chewing but she was taking ages to consume...
  5. Jesse's pigs

    Blocked bladder?

    What are the symptoms of a blocked bladder? My boy Steve is crying when weeing/pooing again and this time I see traces of blood. Now I'm taking him in tomorrow but I'm fretting about a blocked bladder. Never seen blood before and at the moment when I'm observing does not seem to be big puddle...
  6. Jessxwithlobe

    Enclosure Comments & Advice

    Hey everyone! I hope you are all having wonderful days! I was hoping to get some opinions and recommendations for possible improvements to Taco and Rafi's enclosure. I feel like it is pretty well set up, but I would love some other opinions. As a side note, the window they are in front of...
  7. S

    Guinea Pig jumped out my hands and injured itself

    Hi, I feel so quilty at the moment and really worried. I took my guinea pig out the cage and gave her some treats. When I put her back into her cage with the other guinea pigs she doesn't usually move much when she gets near the cage but tonight she decided to jump out my hands. About a foot...
  8. wheek!guinea

    Are heated cat/small pet beds safe?

    Has anyone ever used a heated cat or small pet bed (the covered ones). Obviously with the summer coming up it wouldn't be needed and my piggies live inside. But do guinea pigs like to be snuggled in warmth like that?
  9. wheek!guinea

    Ramp & second level

    Hello everyone! I was considering building a second level for our c&c cage. Right now I have a 2x6 for 2 boars. I was considering adding the "Lookout Lounge" from the C&C Store online. I wanted to make sure this won't cause territorial issues with my two boys, as I've read online it may (is...
  10. wheek!guinea

    Feedback on my daily veggie chart?

    Do you mind sharing pictures of what you feed your piggies daily, even if you have them in chart? :luv: Down below is what I've planned out, please let me know if I need to modify or if you have any suggestions please. :) side note: it says Glacier's Daily Meal but need to switch it to Glacier...
  11. 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
  12. wheek!guinea

    Is this ok?

    Hi:luv: we are getting a best friend for Glacier next week but we wanted to see if this cage set up was ok? Right now Glacier is in a 2 x 4 cage. Is it safe to split the cage in half with a divider so they get to know each other safely? Then after we would take the divider out. Or would you...
  13. T

    Best Quality Hay?

    Hello Guys, I live in the US, I just wanted to know some options on good quality hay. In particular i'm looking for Hay recommendations that can possibly help curb piggie pickyness lol, if not then just a really well balanced and healthy hay! Here in the states I've seen Oxbow, Kaytee, i've...
  14. Bungie bunnies

    Advice on keeping a trio of males :)

    Hi sorry I’m new to this :) I’ve recently adopted a group of 3 male guniea pigs I can’t pick them up until the lockdown has stopped but before bringing them home I’ve been doing a lot of research and I know keeping one neutered male and a few females would be the best option but because I’ve...
  15. wheek!guinea

    Bonding advice needed!

    Hello my lovely UK friends :luv: ! I recently adopted Glacier, a 2 month old boar, and we have a few potential guinea pals to bond with already. Here's a video of my sweet boy at his recent Vet visit, while we were waiting for the vet to come in to the room (he has a little bit of...
  16. wheek!guinea

    Grooming Wipes, Nail Trims.

    Are these safe for guinea pigs, or just in general? I couldn't find any reviews or information online regarding other peoples experience with guinea pigs. Also how often would you use grooming wipes? I noticed my guinea pig has dirty paws and yellow stains on his face, but thought a luke-warm...
  17. T

    Question about Bloating Medication

    Hello All, We took Chai to an emergency care center as I suspected she had a case of bloating. They gave her injections of Reglan (Metoclopromide) and buprenorphine. They told us they did not have the oral version of Reglan and to consult with our vet for a prescription. I have been reading the...
  18. Spoink

    Bereaved single Piggy.

    Hello, lovely forum. As some of you may or may not know, we lost our sweet Biscuit yesterday morning after a short battle with illness and not eating. I am not yet ready to post in the Rainbow thread, my heart is too tender. I have read the guides to looking after a bereaved Piggy, and just...
  19. Spoink

    Weaning back onto hay after Recovery?

    Hello, me again! Just looking for some advice really - I am wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks on getting your piggy’s interest back into hay after syringe feeding? My little girl Biscuit is now gaining weight again and is beginning to thrive, she is more active in herself and more...
  20. T

    Fear Aggression?

    We have a total of 4 sows. Unfortunately we lost a pig and are currently in the process of introducing a baby. So far I've done 3 attempts, I do struggle with the introduction process a bit and often wonder if i'm doing it correctly. My struggle is knowing when the pigs have finished. The first...
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