eating

  1. theparenttoaperuvianandtexel

    guinea pigs don’t eat when i’m gone

    I'm not completely sure where i should write this but hopefully this will work. my guinea pigs don’t eat very much when i’m not the one feeding them or when i’m not home. is that normal? and if not what can i do to prevent it? they’re both nine months old and i’ve had them since they were three...
  2. S

    Overgrown molars and not eating hay

    I have a 4 year old male named Sully who recently had gut stasis. We took him to the vet and after a week of antibiotics and a LOT of critical care his gut is totally fine. He poops and pees regularly and gets very excited about food. However in the interrim of not eating correctly his molars...
  3. Hiitshannah

    Constantly eating plastic!

    Hi! My guinea pig Butternut will not stop eating the plastic in his c&c cage. He’s eaten so much of it. He’s about 10 weeks old, and lives with an older boar who’s about 4.5, but very active, and they get on really well - there has never been any aggression (even teeth chattering) from the...
  4. wheek!guinea

    Speed eating

    This is Glacier during floor time eating some lettuce. Is it normal he eats this fast? I dont want him to get a belly ache lol. Also the mini fridge behind him is filled with his veggies, he has to see me open it and look inside to see. 😁😆🥰 Side note: yes we have a friend pending (we're super...
  5. S

    Weaning back onto hay after Recovery?

    Hello, me again! Just looking for some advice really - I am wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks on getting your piggy’s interest back into hay after syringe feeding? My little girl Biscuit is now gaining weight again and is beginning to thrive, she is more active in herself and more...
  6. W

    My guinea pig is so skinny! I don't know whats wrong

    First off I do have to say my guinea pig is quite old, she's around 7 years old. For the past little while she's become very skinny and lethargic but she's still very ravenous when food or treats are coming..the only problem is, she doesn't chew properly, not the way she used to atleast or like...
  7. H

    Guinea pig coughing? Choking? Pls help!

    Hey guys I’m new to the forum, my piggy Rupert seems to be trying to cough or maybe be choking ? Making a coughing noise and his body is making strong jerky movements. but he is still eating whilst doing so? Unsure what to do because he’s happily eating but is also doing these things too? If...
  8. SydneySharkk

    Guinea pig making weird faces

    I just checked on him right now and he’s making weird faces. Like he has something stuck in his mouth. I know my old guinea pig would make these faces when she was having trouble eating, so it’s just making me worried. I’m hoping it will correct itself soon, maybe it’s just a piece of hay stuck...
  9. Guptheguineapig

    Specialist Ear Infection/falling over

    Hello there! I have a little girl named Tippy. She was a rescue from a pet store. She was kept in the back room because she had a head tilt and they couldn't put her out in the front with the rest of the pigs... When I rescued her she was reported infection free (which now I don't believe)...
  10. doodlecountry

    Head Tilt While Eating?

    Hi everyone, I am so concerned about one of my newer babies. She is one of the 5 girls I have and I believe she gave the other critters mites. Since then they have been treated with Advantage. However, I noticed Sophia is now having a slight head tilt when she eats. I think she's also been...
  11. A

    Guinea pig making wet noise when he eats?

    My skinny pig has been eating weird and now and then makes so sort of wet noise he also has to hold his food down and rips pieces off of it? My other Guineas have never done any of these things? And I just over thinking? Help! He eats perfectly fine though and hasn’t stopped at all.
  12. 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).
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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