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  1. Siikibam

    Puffing up

    I hope this is the right place. I’ve noticed recently that our boys puff up when they’re eating. It doesn’t happen at any other time. Though yesterday I did see Toffee had puffed up and was just relaxing. Is it normal? As said it only seems to be when theyreeating (their veg).
  2. Jeslubur

    Guinea pig lost appetite after neurering - any tips of tricks greatly appreciated!

    Hi, Our piggies were neutered last Tuesday and since then one of them has been feeling poorly and lost his appetite somewhat. Last Saturday we took him to the vets where he was given some medication to get his gut going after I noticed him not eating that morning. After the vet visit he...
  3. Konira

    Piggies Not Eating Hay!

    Hey, so i got 2 new guinea pigs a couple days ago (Both of them are about 3 and a half weeks old), I'm almost positive they are healthy, but neither of them are eating hay, they give small bites on the hay but never seem to actually eat big pieces... I wonder if this is related to them being so...
  4. winniethepooh

    Crunched Up In A Corner All Day!

    My older guinea pig, Jake, is always teeth chattering around Winnie, the younger one, and always chases him around. Now, Winnie stays in a corner all day and I don't think he's eating. He even poops and pees there and just stays there. I think it has something to do with Jake chasing him around...
  5. M

    Guinea Pig Making Weird Noises While Eating?

    My guinea pig named Hotdog has been making weird grumble noises whenever he’s eating and I’m worried. Despite that he seems completely fine, squeaking and doing his usual guinea pig things. However, I have noticed he’s being a bit more tired? Since he usually always runs around and tries to...
  6. K

    Guinea Pig Bloated But Eating

    I have a guinea pig namenamed Rodney that is a year and a half, and I noticed that his stomach is pretty swollen. He is walking strangely, a bit spread out, and is acting pretty timid, but he is eating normal and as far as I can tell, going to the bathroom normal as well. I just brought home a...
  7. P

    Eating Less?

    Hi, at what point would you consider visiting the vet if your Guinea Pig is eating less than usual? I gave her the usual amount of yellow peppers and she left about half of them by the time I woke up this morning. But she’s eating her red lettuce this morning just fine. Usually peppers are her...
  8. Piggiesxoxo

    Not Eating Hay Or Drinking Water?

    Hi! I'm a New Guinea pig owner. He's about two months and his name is Pumpkin. He was doing well the first month I had him (got him when he was 1 month old) and was popcorning, wheeking, and exploring. But now going into the second month I noticed he's not being so active. Is he bored? Should I...
  9. W

    Weird Behaviour When Eating

    My piggy Bubbles has been doing this for a while now, she will eat by herself when she wants but when I try to hand feed her veggies while shes on the cage she'll back away. When I pick her up from the cage and her on my lap she'll eat from my hand without issues. Some times though she'll bite...
  10. K

    New Guinea Pigs Settling In

    i have 2 males, I got them last week and one is setting in well (and seems to be the boss!) and making lots of noise and exploring and eating well.. the other one is very quiet, barely makes any noise and just hides in his hutch and doesn't appear to be eating as well as the other one. They are...
  11. Kasey

    Help New Guinea Pig Won't Eat, Drink, Or Move

    hello, I just got a 6 month old guinea pig today. I can understand that he is nervous, as he is shaking at different times, not moving, eating, or drinking. However, this foes concern me as I am beginning to worry about his overall health. We have checked all of the areas needed to see if he is...
  12. JuliaBear

    Using National Geographic Hay Topper?

    Hi everyone, I've noticed recently that my un-neutered male guinea pig (~3yrs old) is pooping out smaller poops with one tapered end. I'm reading that probiotics can help digestion. I came across this product: National Geographic™ Nutritious Topping Timothy Hay Small Pet Food | small pet Hay |...
  13. Nikolapalak

    Urgent-teeth, Uri, And Hand Feeding

    Hi everyone, I've got a piggy that's just over 4 years old now. a couple of days ago he had a surgery done under anaesthetic. That was for his teeth. I don't know why but since the surgery he has not been eating at all and he lost almost a pound in the last 2 months. I've been trying to force...
  14. M

    Solo Guinea Pig Losing Weight

    Hello I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for us. We have a guinea pig who last month lost her partner in crime. Within two days of the loss she was prescribed Baytril for a believed issue with her bladder or uterus. Scans showed no stones or sludge. The Baytril (we believe) caused her to...
  15. caitlynn

    Having Trouble Getting Piggy To Eat

    Hi there. My poor pig, Khaleesi, just got her front incisors and back molars trimmed by a vet, who I was told is experienced with this procedure, on Thursday (four days ago). Her molars were overgrown and were causing tongue entrapment and the vet who did the procedure on her told me that they...
  16. ajtownhill

    Unknown Mouth Problem - Vets Confused.

    Hopefully you will be able to see the attached video, if not I will try again. EDIT: The video can also be viewed at My little Victor has been poorly for around a week now. He wasn't eating properly and couldn't bite into food so we took him to the vets. He had a procedure on Wednesday 10th...
  17. Livy

    Noticed Mushy Poop This Morning...

    My guinea pig Benny has had some ongoing health issues. To make a long story short, he had multiple seizures, received antibiotics, a couple of shots to help his sugars and vitamin C levels and reduce any swelling in case it was the beginning of an ear infection, and on our 2nd vet visit with...
  18. Funnymal101

    Is This Ok?

    I wear my house coat when handling my guinea pigs so I don't get clawed, but Ginger eats my house coat! He bites it, and swishes some thing round his mouth. I think he is eating the house coat. I hope this is ok.
  19. Beans&Toast

    Beans Has No Manners..

    Beans and Toast have very different personalities. Toast is very polite and elegant, takes her time eating. Beans crams it in like she's never seen food before and has absolutely no table manners what so ever :doh: Toast likes to pick the grass up bit by bit, Beans like to shove it...
  20. Beans&Toast

    Fluff Ball Pigs..

    So I've noticed that when my two pigs are eating their veg, they fluff themselves up so they look huge... I've tried to get a picture but they move every time I try.. Never see them doing it any other time. Very peculiar. Is there a reason for this or are they just a bit odd? :P
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