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  1. basicpiggies

    Guinea Pig Sneezed After Cage Cleaning?

    Hi! I have three guinea pigs and two of them I just recently brought into my family, and now they’re all living happily together! They have all been getting along, eating, chasing each other, popcorning etc, and things have been smooth. However, today, something concerning (yet pretty...
  2. P

    Husband Allergic To My Piggies

    Hello all. I am in a bit of a predicament! I have had some piggies for over a year now and my husband has suddenly developed a wheezy chest, difficulty breathing, runny nose and watery eyes. He has gone to the DRs and they have diagnosed him with an allergic reaction to "something", and they...
  3. Yorisou

    Need Bedding Alternatives, Please Help!

    Hey all, so i'm in a little bit of a pickle with what to use as bedding. I was using sawdust, but i have an allergy to it, and also the hay they eat. I switched to orchard hay and it seems to have helped although its a lot more expensive! But i'm still rather allergic to the dust with sawdust...
  4. E

    Hay Allergy?

    Hi y'all, I recently have been planning to adopt a guinea from Petsmart. For those who don't know how this works, usually Petsmart will give up their pets for adoption for free, if they are no longer resell-able. The little ones may be ill or they were returned from previous owners. In my case...
  5. Picallily

    New Here & Need Advice!

    Hello, I'm Kate and have just joined the forum! I have two guineapigs Pippin(4 years), and Bertie (2 years). I am in need of some advice for Pip, as all of a sudden he has had a sneezing "fit" where he sneezed approx 10 times in 6/7 minutes. I took him out of his cage and he had a little play...
  6. Bella123

    Poorly Red Feet / Possible Allergy?

    Hi, Took Flash to the vets yesterday, as one of his feet had a red patch on them, it appears that all of his feet according to the vet I saw are actually affected. The vet thinks it may be an allergy. It's not the start of bumble foot as there has been no signs of infection or any injury to...
  7. guineabee

    Is My Piggie Sick (allergy Or Uri?)

    Hi, I'm from the USA. My husband and I just bought two baby piggies from Petsmart (and now I know not to ever do that again because they may have come from a supplier that mistreats the animals). One of them has a little crust around her nose, and every once and a while she will let out a...
  8. MrsMichic

    Guinea Pig With Mouth Sores - Vet Baffled!

    Hi all My lovely piggy Clive has sores on his lips that look like cold sores, and also brown discharge at the sides of his mouth. We have been to the vet numerous times and she is baffled! We've tried antibiotics, both topically and orally, and we have also tried an antifungal. She suspected...
  9. 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...
  10. Beans&Toast

    Hay Allergy, Wetting Hay And Long Term Fibreplex

    So I've had Toast back and forth at the vets as she's been breathing funny for months now; Toast's Making A Strange Sound A URI seems to have been ruled out as she's not had a runny nose or eyes and it's not gotten worse in the months it's been going on. 2 exotic specialist vets have listened...
  11. WinnieandBear

    Phantom Wheezy Chest?

    My 1 year old sow has had recurrent wheezing when she breathes and it can be quite loud, sounds chesty. Have taken her to the vets numerous times and she has been treated for a uri but it seems to come on in the evening every now and again. I will sometimes hear her cough and when I pick her up...