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  1. A

    Urgent - Please Help Bear

    My guinea pig's name is Bear, and he's maybe around 8 months to a year old. He's always been really happy and energetic but recently has been really itchy and lethargic. We took him the pet store and they said he said fruit and sugar allegies, but we'd never had issues with his food or what we...
  2. G

    Skinny Pigs & Allergies? Please Help

    My family had a beautiful long-haired Peruvian Piggie that died at 6 years old in 2011. I was so upset over losing her that I never planned on getting another "replacement" piggy. But today I just happened to be at a pet store and fell in love with a little black skinny pig. We brought her home...
  3. Zelsi

    Congested Guinea Pig (seen The Vet 3 Times)

    Hi All! I have a piggy called Monty who is just over 2 years old. He lives with his brother Trevor. Trevor's fine and doesn't have any problems. They live in a massive cage with a paper based bedding. It's got a hay rack in it as well of course, with water, pellets etc. I've had guinea pigs...
  4. Raefire

    Uri Symptoms / Allergies?

    So, I adopted 2 guinea pigs about a week ago, and the bedding they came with causes dust. I understand that dusty bedding is bad for guinea pigs, but I didn't want to stress them out even more by cleaning their cage and replacing their bedding in less than a week. I'm cleaning their cage later...
  5. greensn

    My Guinea Pig Has Allergies?

    Hello! So I work in a pet store, and in August (2016), we isolated a guinea pig (two months old at the time) for runny (white discharge) eyes. He saw three different specialists who prescribed terramycin, gentocin, tobramycin, and various antibiotics. Nothing helped this piggy. He was in the...
  6. A

    Is It Possible That My Piggy Is Still Sick?

    Okay, so 3 weeks ago my sister and I had bought two guinea pigs, Fred and George. George was more than likely sick when we had gotten him, but we were told vitamin C drops would do the trick. NOPE. Poor little George had a pretty strong case of an upper respiratory infection, and without further...
  7. K

    Moving Piggies Outside

    I really need some advice. I have 2 girls. Since i got them (8 months ago) they've been in a cage in our house. However the cage is outside my room and i've become allergic. My allergies started in February when they must have been shedding? but they're really bad now. I constantly need my...
  8. Brandy

    Allergic To Just One Of My Piggies

    I have two guinea pigs, CC and Poppy, I've discovered recently that I am allergic to one of them but not both. At first it seemed I was allergic to both of them; I got the sniffles and had itchy watery eyes. Eventually those symptoms went away and now I just get hives when I pick one of them up...
  9. MissK

    Human Allergy

    Hi. I'm a fairly new piggie owner. since having them I've noticed allergy sores on my hands and fingers. I first noticed them on my left hand although I'm right handed but now I have them on my right hand. must be something from the cage when I clean it out. I'm going to start wearing gloves...
  10. 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...
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