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  1. cupcake0x

    Territorial over food?

    Hi, any help would be so appreciated. I have 2 females, Biscuit was adopted and is at least 2 years old (actual age unknown) and one new addition that we got 2 days ago, Piglet - she’s a baby. :love: We did an introduction and all was really smooth. Biscuit seemed to take Piglet under her wing...
  2. T

    Help with bonding sow!

    Hi guys, Me and my BF are new piggie slaves haha. Everyday I try to inform myself about caring of pigs, thus resulted in me joining this forum! Though it seems we should've educated ourselves prior. We have 4 sows, We recently got our fourth on early december. I read all about bonding and i'm...
  3. Jesse's pigs

    Gecko owners?

    So I'm a bit out of my element to be honest and have found myself with a gecko. 🤣 No I didn't go out and impulsively buy one. The little cutie (been told a little girl) was actually found in our work before Christmas and seeing as no one came to get her, I volunteered to take her home. To be...
  4. Makaiobaby

    Help! What is on my guinea pigs nose?

    Last night I found this strange patch on my guinea pigs nose. I can’t seem to get a good picture of it but it’s a small hard patch that just seems like matted fur but why is it there?
  5. PaytonMichelle

    My guinea pig is losing weight but is acting normal

    I am on break from school and have recently moved my guinea pigs to a new location. Same cage but new place. The piggies seem happy and act 100% normal. I was doing their weekly weigh ins and noticed that my pig Winston has lost some weight. On December 11 he was 822 but yesterday he was 808 and...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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