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  1. S

    help!

    I recently got a full time job and am struggling, I still take good care of my two boys like cleaning the cage, feeding, health checks ect, but I am not doing okay, it takes a lot out of me as when i get come from work i just want to have my dinner, watch tv and go to sleep, but i am torn...
  2. G

    Dropped guinea pig with back leg paralysis

    Hey, so long story, my friend brought his kids over to see my guinea pigs and ended up dropping one of them while my back was turned, we rushed him to the local vets and hes okay, however hes now struggling to use his back legs, hes not in much pain as far as the vet can tell and weve been given...
  3. kerry3383

    irregular poop - advice please!

    there’s some kind of goop in my guinea pigs poop? where the red arrow is? this was taken straight after she passed it as i watched her go then thought i’ll just check it make sure it’s looking healthy and saw this? should i be concerned? i checked her over and she seems fine other than her...
  4. B

    Daily veggies

    So I feed my pigs morning and night, they don't have more than they are supposed to though. They always have some sort of leafy greens, like sweetheart cabbage, rocket lettuce, kale, parsley and occasionally blueberries, carrot, bell pepper, cucumber and broccoli. They always have access to...
  5. kerry3383

    guinea pig hair trapped in genitals

    i have a long haired male guinea pig and when we were doing his nails today and checking him over we noticed his hair was trapped in his genitals? we pulled it out slowly and he never made any noise so didn’t seem like it was painful and we’ve cut the hair that was stuck & the hair surrounding...
  6. kerry3383

    Would this be safe to have near my guinea pigs cage?

    Our pigs stay in the living room with us, their smell isn’t bad as we clean them regularly but there is still a smell and I worry when guests are over that it’s actually worse than we think and we’re just used to it you know? Saw this pet deodoriser wall plug in in the shop and thought it...
  7. kerry3383

    What does this noise mean?

    For some context: this is my 1yo male guinea pig who I just rehomed 3 weeks ago with his brother! In the video I was holding him and petting him and he was making these noises? Not sure if they’re happy or annoyed squeaks? I think annoyed? He seemed to squeak specifically when I petted his back...
  8. kerry3383

    nail trimming - drawing blood!

    hi everyone! long post sorry: i’ve just had a horrible experience trimming my girls nails :’( i’m usually quite good with her! we took our girls to the vet for first time nail trim as we were too nervous & wanted to watch someone else so it - she said one of our girls has naturally long talons...
  9. C

    Nails

    I’ve noticed my pigs nails and it seems like they’re a little long. I’ve never trimmed them before and I’m in need of advise. How to do it and how to notice when they’re too long for them. Also is normal nail clippers okay to use as that’s all I have
  10. B

    Hay mites please help

    Hi everyone, looking for some advice, ive just found hay mites on my piggy so ive applied spot-on and given him a bath, is there anything else i can do? I hate seeing him upset and itchy :( Thanks!
  11. Lizzieejoyce

    Bloat?

    Hi everyone! My 5 guinea pigs seem to be a bit bloated and pear-shaped and I don't know why. I stay clear of high calcium foods regularly because of strong white wee in the past when I first rescued them so I'm really confused what's going on. I've outlined my feeding schedule below, grateful...
  12. M

    HELP ASAP FIGHT

    Hello everyone, my two boars have been living together now for over 7 months. They have NEVER had a fight and have always gotten along. Today, I had put a new fleece tunnel in from Etsy without washing it just to see if they liked it. They suddenly started going crazy and started to fight and...
  13. Bethanie97

    Guinea pig eye advice (warning: photo)

    >>TRIGGER WARNING PHOTO<<<<< Hi I have a 2year old Sheltie Guinea pig, she has already been diagnosed with fatty eyes, apparently as she is more “flat faced” than normal piggies. she has recently developed the problem in the photo, it’s like extra skin popping out from behind her eye (only...
  14. J

    Any ideas anyone?

    Hi, I've not long joined the Guinea Forum but have read it a lot before for advice. I trust this forum and need some advice from experienced guinea owners as my poor Marcus has been passed from vet to vet (in the same practice) as they can't find the problem. Three weeks ago during a general...
  15. amyprie

    Pig fell, any good experiences?

    Hi! My guinea pig fell on a sunday, on tuesday he started limping. I took him to the vet, she couldn't feel anything broken so she gave him 0.9ml of loxicom (Meloxicam) for 5 days. If he doesn't get better she would do the x-ray, etc. This morning (first day after the medicine) looked like he...
  16. M

    Boar Bonding

    Hi there, I haven't owned piggies in a few years, and have never kept boys before. I recently got a 15 week old boar and then a bigger boar (the person who sold him to me claimed he was also 15 weeks but he seems a bit older to me) to live with him. They are still absolutely terrified of me, and...
  17. M

    don't know what to do (molar impaction)

    My guinea Juno (4yo) has recently been dealing on and off with a UTI for the past several months, but she suddenly started eating less and being less mobile, only eating a small amount of hay and veggies. She already had a checkup for her UTI but I felt her condition has been going on too long...
  18. V

    Two Boars Fighting

    I have had two make guinea pigs (Bear and Conker) for over 2 years and they have never had any major issues. They have nipped at each others ears before but never drawn blood. Earlier today they got into a bit of a scramble over a raspberry as they both wanted it, neither of them got hurt...
  19. G

    9 month old guinea pig passed, vet had no answers

    this past tuesday, a guinea pig i took in from a neglect situation passed away. she was very clearly sick when i got her at around 4 months old - had been fed only pellets, literally sitting in her own pee, being kept in a hamster cage, chunk ripped out of her ear, visibly underdeveloped and...
  20. dabel101

    Bendable Bridge

    Hi! Just bought a bendable bridge from pets at home and i just became aware of what if their nails get caught in the gaps if they try and climb over it?I’m mostly concerned as i have a 5 month old gp and she loves to climb on things and she has the tiniest and sharpest nails. Is there anything i...
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