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  1. leahp1803

    Chipped Tooth

    my Guinea pig pickles has somehow managed to chip his tooth, I don't think he's in pain, as he is still trying his hardest to eat, and he squeaks like mad near enough all the time, he can still eat his veggies if I break them up to be small, I'm not sure what he chipped his tooth on, but I'm...
  2. PeanutandGus

    Grumpy Pig..

    I've had my two boys for two months now and I was really starting to make progress with bonding and taming them but recently one of the has taken a real dislike to being picked up - he enjoys lap time once he's out but trying to get him out of the cage is a nightmare.. He even kicks out at me...
  3. leahp1803

    My Guinea Pig Isn't Eating Hay

    I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not about this, but my piggie Pickles doesn't appear to be eating hay, I put pelletes in and he eats them straight away, but his hay appears to be untouched, should I be concerned about this? or is he just enjoying his pelletes more? he eats veggies when...
  4. leahp1803

    Grieving Guinea Pig

    yesterday I had to have one of my Guinea pigs put to sleep, unfortunately he left behind his companion who was his best friend and also his son. I know I have to leave him to his grieving stage, and he's obviously struggling as he won't even let me clean his cage out, so I'm going to leave him...
  5. leahp1803

    I Need Some Advice

    ive got a poorly piggie called rudi, since he's been ill he has become a lot more tame, I feel like he's bonded with me because I've been syringe feeding him now for nearly a week, he runs up to me, he sits in my hand, he will sit in my jacket pocket whilst I walk around the house, I feel like...
  6. honeybakedhann_

    Allergic To Guinea?

    I have had many guineas in the past and no problems. My new pig has taken a liking to nibbling on my arms and it has caused me to break out in hives. I thought it was the hay so I've tried orchid grass and oat hay but the hives on my neck refused to shrink. I started to believe it was acne until...
  7. Stayc1989

    Advice On Neutering Please

    Hi I have 4 guinea pigs, 2 males and 2 females and I would like to let them all play together because I don't feel like they are all getting the attention they deserve I usually give them 1 hours play time each twice a day and I have them out throughout the day too but individually, to groom...
  8. KKeiK

    Guinea Pig With Sore Eye, Not Sure What It Is?

    Hello! My Guinea pig Chuck is 6months old and I noticed this sore on the bottom of his eye. It doesn't seem to be affecting him at all, no scratching, weeping from the eye, closing eye etc. Info that may or may not help: he lives with another Guinea pig, Ned who is just under 2 months younger...
  9. SixPigs

    Advice Please: Could My Guinea Pig Have Hemorrhoids?

    One of our boars has something hanging from his anal area - looks bobbly like a brain - pale pinkish. It's near the two testicles which look normal. Doesn't seem to be bothering him and he appears normal other than this. I've not noticed it before. It's quite big, bigger than a grape for eg...
  10. Rachel_28491

    New Guinea Pig Owner

    Hello! I am new to this site and am in hope that someone will be able to answer a few questions about my New Guinea pig My friend was going to Australia and needed someone to look after her pig for a year. I volunteered not really knowing what I was getting myself into. I extended his cage...
  11. crnyng

    Fungal Infection Shampoo Search; Usa

    Hi, I'm on a search for safe fungal infection shampoos for young pigs in the United States. Specifically Wisconsin if that makes a difference. I have a probably 4 month girl and shortly after getting her I realized her ear was infected. I picked up a cream to treat it while I waited to get into...
  12. SixPigs

    Poorly Pig, 2 X Kidney Stones, Not Drinking Or Eating , Any Advice Please?

    Am new on here. Please help me. We have 5 guinea pigs and one of the eldest [4 1/2 yo] had stopped eating his veg and looked hunched and squinty eyes so we took to vet on Sat. He checked mouth [ok] and did bloods [all ok] and examined [all ok], but xray showed 2 kidney stones. I did see xray but...
  13. Fizzywoz

    Guinea Pig Survey For University

    Hello my name is Sarah and i'm a university student in the UK. It would be fantastic if any of you could quickly do a quick 10 question survey. It will help me get my degree in Applied Animal Studies. The survey is about guinea pig welfare. Follow the link below and if you have any questions...
  14. S

    New To Guinea Pigs, Need Advice

    Hi Guys, I've never owned a Guinea Pig before. After about a year of thinking about it and making sure it wasn't an impulse decision and doing relevant research and go plenty of times to pet shops to look at the guinea pigs and get my daughter ready and not to mention finally buy my own house...
  15. RozziePiggy

    Dental Piggy Not Eating One Month After Dental Filing?

    My eldest piggy Xavi (Professor Xavier) was slightly struggling to pick up his food last month - I took him straight to the vets who diagnosed early dental problems. I was happy that I had noticed a minor change in him and that it could be sorted quickly...so he had his filings (front and back)...
  16. MomoMura

    Calling All Boar Owners! Any Advice?

    Hello everyone! I'm a new owner of two lovely boars and I was just looking for some advice and answers to a few questions I have. Although I've done lots of research, like most information about guinea pigs there's a lot of conflicting info between sites.. So I thought it'd be nice to hear from...
  17. Zoe's Piggies

    Litter Training Advice Needed!

    I've had my 2 new male guinea pigs for 2 weeks now and have been trying to litter train them. They are 8 weeks and 6 weeks old. I have a small kitten litter box in their cage; I use 100% paper bedding as the litter. I feed them around their litter area because I know they tend to poop and pee...
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