guienapig

  1. Sammoo101

    Over 3 lb (1.4kg)

    Hello everyone I recently adopted a guinea pig from a shelter that was 1.4 kg or 3lb. He was given a bowl of pellets in the shelter and it was always full. I personally give my pigs unlimited hay, but they only get an 1/8 of a cup of pellets a day. Any suggestions on how to ween him down without...
  2. dabel101

    Bendable Bridge

    Hi! Just bought a bendable bridge from pets at home and i just became aware of what if their nails get caught in the gaps if they try and climb over it?I’m mostly concerned as i have a 5 month old gp and she loves to climb on things and she has the tiniest and sharpest nails. Is there anything i...
  3. dabel101

    Kiwi?

    Hi! Saw a post online where someone fed their gp kiwi, i was wondering if kiwi is safe for them. If so which parts can they eat and how do i prepare it for them! :)
  4. dabel101

    Weighing skittish pig

    Hi! I have a piggie coming to 5 months old and she is extremely skittish, she is sometimes ok with me stroking her but hates getting held. I have a really hard time getting ahold of her and getting her to stay on the scales when i do. My question is how can i weigh her without stressing her out...
  5. D

    Guinea Pig advice

    Hello, I am thinking about getting a Guinea Pig. I did have guinea pigs as a kidAny answer to my questions would be very helpful. the guinea pig would be mainly an indoor pet, but when summer comes will take them outside on grass in a run (is quite a big run) is it ok to have just 1 guinea...
  6. dabel101

    Weight

    Hi! I have two sows, both almost 8 months old, and both of them weigh around 920-930g. I feel like this seems like quite a large number for their age. Just thought i’d get everyones opinion. Their heft seems good, i can feel their ribs but there is a layer of fat there (if that makes sense)...
  7. dabel101

    Photobombs!

    Hi! Was inspired by a picture i took the other day to start a thread where your piggie is photobombing the photo! Ill start! Here’s my Mabel photobombing Doris’ sunlight photo shoot😂
  8. dabel101

    Something stuck in teeth?

    Hi guys, visited my piggies before settling in for the night and as i was watching one of my girl and she woke up from a nap, let out a cough and started doing this weird thing with her mouth, contorting it as if she had something stuck in her teeth, i dont know how to explain it. She did that...
  9. dabel101

    Pica?

    Sorry not quite sure where to place this thread but i’ve just read a thread where an owner is worrying about pica? I’ve never hear of it before and cant quite find enough information about it. So if anyone could answer my question to better my understanding of it i would be ever so greatful :)...
  10. dabel101

    Fluctuating Weight

    Hi! I think I'm worrying over nothing but my guinea pigs weight has been fluctuating. Two weeks ago she weighed in at 936g then last week she was 925g and now she is 915g, i also dont weigh them at the same which i probably should. Could it have been that i weighed her on a full stomach on the...
  11. dabel101

    Coughing when eating

    Hi! I have three piggies, all sows, and when i give them their veggies someone lets out a cough. I only hear one cough from one of them, not quite sure who, but ive seen all of them do it. Again, its only once and they carry on eating as normal once they have a good cough. And its only when they...
  12. W

    Guinea pig bite

    Today my guinea pig bit me. They usually do but today a little drop of blood came, it was not too bad. Bad can it cause any disease ? Since they are not vaccinated as i read on internet that guinea pigs don't need vaccination and the pet shop owner said the same. What should i do? Ignore or go...
  13. D

    Guniea pig dry skin

    So my Guinea Pig has a small area around his lower stomach that is loosing hair making it bald. I'm not sure what it is but it is flakey so I'm assuming its dry skin.
  14. Avior

    One of our two piggies died a few days ago, what should we do?

    A few days ago, one of our pigs, buttons, died due to old age. A peaceful death in her sleep. Our remaining pig, doughnuts, has been moved to another cage because we feared that if we put her back in the old one without her sister, she might give up. I know a lot of people say to get another...
  15. K

    Need Some Advice for a New Pig Owner

    Hey everyone! I have two piggies. One is about 3 months and the other is about 5. They were hesitate to like each other at first but are now the best of friends. They do everything together. I got the 3 month old first and didn’t get the second until after she was off of her medicine because I...
  16. M

    My piggie is suddenly very sick

    He hasnt touched his food bowl. He feels very limp. He keeps having these little spasms and i can hear him wheezing. Hes about 3-4 years old and ive never seen a day where he hasn't ate. He had some white discharge in his eyes also and some bloody snot on his nose I'm really worried.
  17. Y

    Hay- replaced

    Hey, I have a question: I bought 2 pounds of hay two weeks ago and put them in a cage. There was plenty more left of him. The question is, should it be replaced, or can it be left to them? Thanks
  18. Y

    Scary guinea pig

    Hey, I bought pigs two weeks ago. They're still scared of me ... I tried the tips you offered me: Cover the cage, feed it ... What else can you do?
  19. S

    Splitting my boars up :(

    Hey guys ! we recently how to take our slightly younger pig around 6 months to vet as he was limping ! So he was on medicine for a week and we was told to separate him from our slightly older 8 montj old male guinea pig ! They was in the same cage but had a divider so they could still see each...
  20. S

    2 new pigs not getting on so well!

    Hey guys We have just moved in our new home and decided to get 2 new pigs for us ! We was told there are 2 months between them but was also told they are from same litter ! From pets at home ! Anywhooo ! We had a normal cage but noticed they didn’t have a lot of space and one of them ( we...
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