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  1. Marshie

    Water bottle placement

    Hey, I plan to have two piggies as well as two water bottles just incase, although I am wondering on the placement of the bottles, Should both of the bottles always be placed closed together or would it be okay to separate the bottles far apart?
  2. A

    Mites & can't get to Vet

    I have 3 guinea pigs, and my eldest, Alex seems to have dry patches of skin that seem to be almost scab-like? Looking on the forum it's likely that this is mites, but I'm not totally sure and want to check with a vet before trying to treat him. Unfortunately, my family and I are currently in...
  3. lokie_dokie

    How to care for my geriatric guinea pig

    My sweet lokie-dokie is almost 8 years old. Life has changed so much for him this past year. He's totally deaf and almost blind. He sleeps a lot. He has really bad arthritis so he only hops around to get food and to move from one side of the cage to the other depending on the time of day. But...
  4. Michellesalvino

    Proper care for piggies on doxycycline

    Hello! I currently have two piggies on doxycycline because when I got them I soon noticed they we’re sneezing way too much and took them to the vet. I just want to make sure I am giving them a good diet while they’re going through this. I give it to them twice a day. Should I also be giving them...
  5. S

    Caring for a single Guinea Pig?

    I'm a new Guinea Pig owner and despite all my research about caring for them nothing mentioned the need for having more then one. I only have one Guinea pig and I am unable to get a second for multiple reasons. What can I do to keep him happy despite being by himself?
  6. oofitsnaomi

    Guinea Pigs and Cats?

    My adorable hamster is getting quite old and is nearing the end of his life in maybe the next six months. Although I love him so much and would never want him to die, I have been thinking about getting another pet after he crosses the rainbow bridge. My parents have been considering a cat, which...
  7. eve1234s

    Constant Butt Grooming/Licking/Nipping?

    I have three female guinea pigs. One of them has recently developed a very annoying habit. She chases after the other two and seems to be grooming and nipping at their butts. They hate it and cry out while trying to run away. What could this be and how can I stop it? I tried to research it and...
  8. oofitsnaomi

    Can these foods be fed to piggies daily?

    Hi! Great news, it's confirmed that I am adopting two male guinea pigs! You can view their in depth profiles here: For Adoption Their favourite foods are Strawberry tops, mango pits, carrots, parsley, dandelions, and cucumber. Can these foods be fed daily to piggies? I am currently making a...
  9. ChubbyCarrots

    Fungal Stripe? Please Help!

    His nose before His nose after Hey guys, it’s Lily. I recently noticed Coco had a white line on his nose, I took him out of the hutch immediately because I never noticed it. My other guinea pig, Buddy, doesn’t have the same line. I split Coco’s fur in half and to my horror it was a snowstorm...
  10. Cherri

    Cheaper To Buy Food/bedding Online?

    This might not be the right forum to ask, but what's your opinion on buying food and bedding in bulk and online? If it's a good idea, websites to visit?
  11. PinkCoatGirl

    Ovarian Cancer

    My poorly Lilly pig is just shy of her 3rd birthday and has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. I noticed blood in her urine, the only sign that anything was wrong. And with her cage mate not long having recovered from a UTI I took Lilly to the vets. I knew something was amiss as there was no...
  12. Nicky71

    What Is This ?

    Help . I am taking piggy to vet tomorrow after I found this on him tonight . It is above his butt to the right . He seems fine in himself , normal behaviour , eating , pooping etc . But in the meantime what should I do ? Should I clean it and if so what with ? Looks like an open wound with...
  13. Cherri

    Cage

    Hi guys! I have 3 guniea pigs, soon to be more, because my sow is pregnant. I want to have a total of four pigs, ( 2 girls one 2 boys. ) and I'm also moving into an apartment with my boyfriend in the next few months with a lot more space than I currently have. What are some a good cage...
  14. Abbie Brooks

    Ideas For Exercise Runs?

    Hello all, I am new to the forum and do not have any guinea pigs. I have had a pair of boars previously. I have been longing for another pair of guinea pigs (I can't due to timing and money). Also I do not know if this thread is in the right topic but I assumed it came under care. I wondered if...
  15. denverguineas

    Guinea Pig Starter Kit

    I am starting a company that provides starter kits for new piggy owners. The kit comes with a c&c cage, fleece bedding, water bottle, hay rack, food bowl, 4 hides, a tunnel, oxbow pellets and hay, toys, grooming supplies and a surprise. How much would you pay for all of this?
  16. Aina Garnett

    Uk Owners' Help Needed: Guinea Pig Infection Survey

    Hello all :) My name is Aina. Could you, please, complete the survey for my BSc Bioveterinary Science Dissertation. Survey of prevalence of different opportunistic respiratory and bacterial pathogens in housed guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) I research the prevalence of different opportunistic...
  17. S

    In Need Of Some Quick Help!

    Hi everyone. I ran to this forum not too long ago about my guinea pig Chewie's eye. I had taken him to the vet as all of you suggested and the doc told me I had nothing to worry about. Must've just been some hay that poked him and she sent me home with some cream. Now Chewie's got a bigger...
  18. Walky

    I Need Help With My Unhappy Guinea Pig

    Hello, I'm new to this website, I joined because I wanted to learn more about these animals. I have a few questions, because I've been doing things wrong for a while and only now i'm noticing the effects on my animal. But first, I'll have to tell the brief history of this guinea pig, so strap...
  19. Bobby j

    Any Suggestions?

    Hello we are new to caring for Guinea pigs, we bought two at Easter and lost one about 1 month ago... No idea why, we came home and he was lifeless, took him straight to the vet but he died on the way. We sought advice from 3 or 4 pet shops and were advised to by another pair... They integrated...
  20. T

    Caring For A Guinea Pig With Stunted Growth

    Hi there:) I posted a few months back wondering if my new adopted piggie had some sort of URI or pneumonia but after going to the vets, he reckoned the coughing she does is related to having an extremely aggressive respiratory infection for 2 months when she was a few months old (this was with...
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