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  1. I

    Post Neutering Care

    Hiya! I have 5 girl pigs and just one male, so I’m neutering my male tomorrow so he’s able to live in my cage of 3 girls!(the other cage of 2 has a “lethal pig” in so gets very confused when i add more pigs, which is why they’re not all in together) I know i have to wait 6 weeks before moving...
  2. C

    HELP! - Boar with Sows; Boar Bullying :(

    We adopted 5 guinea pigs, and one ended up being pregnant with one little boy. We named him Little Man and kept him seperate until he could be neutered. He is neutered and healed and we introduced him to the herd. They took a couple days to rerank themselves, which is always a hard transition...
  3. C

    Possible ill guinea pig?

    Hello, I made this account just now to gain advice on what I should do. My young guinea pig Pico, has been more tired than usual lately. It started last night and I'm genuinely worried about his health. He's had health complications before as he has has pneumonia in the past, he took antibiotics...
  4. mochalily2020

    Overnight neuter procedure

    Hi everyone, My male piggie is due to be neutered this coming week and the vet had recommended he spend the night at their practice. However, when I asked if there is anyone there at night she said no which made me a little anxious because this means that from 9pm-6am there will be nobody...
  5. M

    Small lump near testicle

    Hi all I was hoping for some guidance, I’ve noticed today that my boar has a small (size of a jelly bean) hard moveable lump about an inch above his testicle, near his stomach. He’s eating normally, drinking normally and as far as I’m aware, going to the toilet as normal. I’m going to call my...
  6. S

    +7 Month Old Male Pig Peeing Blood!

    I have a boar and he’s started peeing blood as recently as two days ago! I’m worrying for him, especially because my parents don’t see it as too big an issue/ won’t take him to a vet. I don’t know his chances of being fine without medical consultation and I can’t convince them to schedule an...
  7. emily21

    Guinea pig weight

    Hi guys so I've seen most websites say a healthy weight for a male guinea pig is between 900 - 1200 g but my vet weighed my own boar and said he was healthy at 1350. When I asked he said anything up to about 1400 is healthy so has anybody else been told something similar to this?
  8. B

    Rumble-strutting or —?

    Hi! I am a New Guinea pig owner so forgive me if I seem a bit clueless! I got two boars back in December, two siblings who just turned 3 months old. They do quite a bit of rumble-strutting, which I understand is a boundary setting/dominance display. They've never reared/lunged/nipped/hissed or...
  9. H

    Help! Bullying?

    Hello. I have 2 board, about 8-9 months old. The have a 15 sq ft C&C cage. The dominant one has always been sort of mean, but for the past day or so, he has been non stop chasing and rumbling at the other pig, and won’t even let him eat hay (there’s two hay racks)He will corner him and climb on...
  10. alexmoss52

    New piggie arrival day!

    Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago we lost one of our boys called pudding, i have my 3 year old boy Rice left over and he has been doing surprisingly well considering. However i wanted to get him a new companion so he doesn’t get lonely whilst i’m at work, i am picking up a 9week old baby boy teddy today...
  11. Jesse's pigs

    I hope this helps someone in the future

    I wanted to share this tip because I’m not sure if it might help someone else in the future. As you know, my beloved Steve has reoccurring episodes of bloat. It’s been happening now since the start of 2020 and has been a battle ever since with me trying to catch the episodes before Steve goes...
  12. Jesse's pigs

    Query - Possibly failed bond?

    So I felt I would know if a bond has failed but I’m unsure. As you know I recently welcomed my new addition Stitch for Steve. I returned home from work today and Steve has a scratch on his nose and a tiny tiny speck of a scratch near his eye. It’s not a wound I’m concerned about. It’s not deep...
  13. K

    Introducing a new aby boar to a sheltie boar

    I had two boars, one of which passed away last month after receiving the news what he had was not curable. The Sheltie (nearly 8 months) left has been fine in himself since it happened usual personality, habits etc. The exotic vet believes he will have already understood for a while what was...
  14. Jesse's pigs

    Trying something new for Steve

    So I was scrolling through buying hay for the boys when I came across this (there are a few others as well- one that helps with bladder/kidney problems, general well-being and also dental pain). I’ve never heard of it before but at this stage willing to try anything for Steve’s reoccurring...
  15. A

    Guinea Pig Has Difficulty Breathing - What Actions To Take?

    Hello. I am very new to this site, though I have looked at some earlier posts for reference when finding out the best solutions to some difficult situations I've had with guinea pigs in the past. We have two guinea pigs currently. Both boars; one older and one younger. The older one is about 3...
  16. M

    Guinea pig still won’t eat or drink

    Hi, I’m really desperate for help. I noticed my boar Milo wasn’t himself just less than a week ago. He wasn’t eating much, wasn’t moving around, had a weepy eye and crusts around his eye, was really lethargic and not himself. I took him to the vet and they said it was an infection and he was...
  17. Jesse's pigs

    Bladder stone worry

    Okay I’m sorry it’s me again with yet another worry. I assure u all as I type this Steve is looking for food, dragging his butt and running round the cage as if I’m making all this up. many of you are aware and have followed me on my journey with Steve’s xrays and ultrasound. Back then he had...
  18. Jesse's pigs

    Bad bloat episode again

    what can be the causes of bloat becuase Steve keeps getting episodes of it and I feel like a crappy pig mum right now. As you know today I bonded him with his new bro and he’s still moving around etc up there pooping (albeit smaller poos),but sounds like a water balloon when I pick him up again😢...
  19. M

    One boar becomes agitated in bonded boy pair

    I have a bonded pair of boys that have been bonded for about 8 months now. They are both estimated to be 2-3 years old. They have been fine with each other up until now. They have a 14 sq ft c&c cage, 2 food bowls, 2 water bottles, 2 hay options, and multiple houses with 2 entrances. Out of the...
  20. Jesse's pigs

    New addition!

    Figured I would start a thread to document the newest adventure I’m about to have with my piggy friends. I am bringing home a baby boar tomorrow in the hopes that Steve will tolerate one who is smaller than himself especially if he has another bout of bloat in the future. Once I have...
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