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  1. doodlecountry

    Eye Crust?

    Hi everyone, my guinea pig Layla seems to have some eye crust! It's dried whiteish-yellow crust. I just introduced her to my other guinea pig, Cookie, and noticed that Layla had a few sneezes, (around 10 in 1-2 hours). She seems to be eating and drinking properly, but I'm afraid she might have a...
  2. Elvendork

    Eye Injury Advice Requested (vet Already Seen)

    Before I start - I have already seen a vet and will be seeing one again shortly, I am just interested in the advice or suggestions of others who have experienced similar issue with their pigs. Short version: Injury to the eyeball, happened on Friday (2 days ago), saw vet 20 minutes after...
  3. K

    1 Eye Duller, Drier, Little Cloudy

    Hello I got a new guinea pig yesterday after years of not having any and I'm quite worried about this eye (see photos below). His other is lovely and bright but this one seems slightly receded with a patch of cloudiness on it. It is drier than the other and has a very small amount of crustiness...
  4. Sonnet

    Sprout's Eye

    Might just be me worrying over nothing, but thought I'd make a post anyway. Have noticed that one of Sprout's eyes looks a little cloudy when seen in certain lights. There's no discharge or irritation, so I don't think he's poked it or had a fight with Chutney. Might be a cataract starting? I...
  5. PStraw

    Bulging Eye

    Please help my little Hamilton. One day he was fine next day his eye was bulging, red around eye lid red, with a bluish film covering his one eye. So far he is eating normally, drinking, and acting normal. Any advice is much appreciated. Hamilton is 3 years old and his best bud Oreo and him have...
  6. P

    Ulceration Of Eye

    So my guinea pig Cloud whose just over a year old, had an eye ulceration and in the end it was decided to remove the eye which the surgery took place about a month ago. Now he's lost so much weight after surgery although he looked to be doing well before the wound got reinfected which we've...
  7. Preston

    Guinea Pig Eye Problem

    My girlfriend and I have had Aspen for 5ish months and have noticed she is a little reserved. Recently she stopped eating, and started sneezing a lot. We thought it was a cold and got her some medicine for it. Her sneezing has gotten better and she has started eating again, however now she is...
  8. FlannelPig

    Eye Problems!

    Hello! While feeding my pigs last night i noticed that one of them has one eye that is a little goopy. It doesn't seem to bug him at all but i cleaned it up for him. I'm not super concerned and assume it might be due to the weather changes around here. He was a rescue pig and has had a couple...
  9. C

    Cut On Young Guinea Pig, Vet Worthy?

    i have three guinea pigs, two of which were just introduced about a week ago. they are getting alone fine and playing well but one morning i noticed a cut on one's face. it almost looks white powdery around it and is scabbing a lot. i've been gently cleaning it and it doesn't seem to be...
  10. Lolaandsandy

    Sore Eye, Tilting Head. Please Help Now!

    I took the cover off my piggy hutch this morning and found my 1 year old female guinea pig just sitting there not moving, we discovered that her eye wouldn't open and we are really worried. She is tilting her head to the side of the sore eye and we don't know what to do. We gave her her...
  11. P

    Squinted Eye And A Lot Of Scratching?

    I just my female guinea pig a few days ago and I've noticed that one of her eyes is more squinted/receded than the other. There some type of residue around the bottom and shes been scratching it a little to get it off. I just got her so its hard for me to touch her, let alone grab her and try...
  12. clairelou

    Clouded Over Eye

    Hi, I'm just looking for some advice. I noticed this morning as I was cleaning out the cage my eldest guinea pig has a clouded over eye. It seems to have developed suddenly as she was okay a couple of days ago but I might have missed it. She doesn't seem to be in any pain and is managing to keep...
  13. P

    Slight Watery Eye

    Hello. My little potato is having issues with a slight watery eye. No damp fur, crusty eyes, or anything else noticeable. However, when I hold him and he shoves himself under my chin, I can feel the moisture. He's eating normally, destroying hay like a pig, drinking, loving snacks. Active...
  14. F

    Help Please!

    So about two months ago, someone gave me a guinea pig because he was being mistreated where he lived and after a few days of having him, I noticed his right eye was swollen and sunken so I took him to the vet and he gave me eye drops and told me to use them for a week but it never got better and...
  15. Livy

    Crusty Eyes

    Hi everyone, I am posting to see if anybody has had a similar situation or have any idea what this could be. My guinea Benny has been dealing with some crusty eye issues. We brought him to the vet a few weeks ago for it and after examination and a dye drop test he was diagnosed with...
  16. Megannah

    My Piggies Eyes Receding

    Hi, I've literally just noticed my1 year old male pig franklins eye is very bad, he has a long fringe that dangles in front of one eye so I couldn't see it but when I picked him up to stroke him i noticed his eye was half closed and he couldn't open it I gently had a look at it and it looks like...
  17. T

    My Guinea Pig Has Something Wrong With Her Eye

    My Guinea pig is 6 years old this has only appeared today and she's never had it before, she has the vets tomorrow but I just wondered if anyone knew what it was? I'm very worried about her.
  18. J

    Very Swollen And Crusty Eye And Antibiotics Did Nothing.

    I've had my guinea pig for about a month now and since I've had him he's had a very crusty eye and the eyelid is very swollen which makes the eye look much smaller than the other. I took him to the vets as soon as I noticed this and they prescribed eye antibiotics for a week and baytril which...
  19. SazzaG96

    Emergency Vet!

    Hi Guys, So me and the Guinea pigs have had a very stressful day. Archie was diagnosed with a URI and is now on antibiotics but today Han in the evening starting falling over, eye twitching and tilting his head to the right continuously. I was very worried as Han usually is running about...
  20. Bobalicious

    Removal Of Eye Post Op Advice

    Hi, Just after a bit of advice if possible please. In January I bought two boar guinea pigs from pets at home, 2 weeks after having them one of my guinea pigs developed a nasty eye infection and it resulted in him having his eye removed late January. He lost a lot of weight (went down to 580...
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