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  1. Suki&Indie

    Super long quicks

    So I recently adopted two guinea pigs that clearly hadn’t been well looked after :( both of them have super long quicks (I think that’s the name for them) which is the blood vessel part inside their nail. Is there any way to help them? Because I can’t cut into the blood their nails are also...
  2. Angelcake30

    Small bump on nose

    I just now noticed this strange bump on my piggies nose and I was just wondering if anyone knew what it was and could help me out. Couldnt get this piggie to hold still for anything (she just wanted to see what this strange object was trying to take a picture of her :P) So sorry for the poor...
  3. C

    Does my male guinea pig living on his own need a companion?

    Hello everyone😁 In January 2018 I adopted 3 male guinea pigs from pets at home, I was told they did get on and that Waffle was the most dominant guinea pig and in the first few days some fights may go on as they settle into their new home. So I brought them home (they have a very large cage)...
  4. piggielover21

    Bonding a baby piggie with my two year old piggie HELP!

    HELP! So I've had two boys for two years both just over two years of age. Sadly recently I have lost one, he got poorly and had to be put to sleep :( . My boy Dexter has done amazing since, at first I could tell he missed him but six weeks on he's back to normal. He's a very fat fluffy pipgie...
  5. Amylouiseg1990

    Lone piggie after passing of other piggie

    Unfortuntely today I lost my eldest piggie, he had seemed to grow really ill from what I suspected what pneumonia today was the day of his tests at the vets but he didn't make it :( I'm heart broken and don't think I could be strong enough to get a new cage mate for my other piggie. The...
  6. rinlalin

    Guinea Pig Breathing? Problems or OK?

    hi all, my last post was about my guinea pig purring when i gave him back scratches. sadly you guys told me those were scared noises! i came in earlier to check on him (as of right now, he is alone and won't have a buddy until tomorrow) and saw him breathing like this. is this just deep...
  7. deeannedaniels

    Lonely guinea pig

    Hi everyone. This morning my guinea pig Fudge passed away very suddenly. There were no signs that he was ill, as most prey animals do not exhibit signs. Fudge left behind my other guinea pig, Nibbles. I would like to know how long can Nibbles be alone as I am only able to get another rescue on...
  8. Kiko+Peanut

    Children And Guinea Pigs

    Hey everyone! I was doing some snooping around the forum and something came to my attention when I was looking at the children and Guinea Pigs thread. So I was wanting to know everyone's opinion. What do you think is the proper age of a child/teen when they can be alone with Guinea Pigs?
  9. A

    I Am Desperately Looking For A Spayed Female Piggy

    I live in Georgia.I have a 1 year old male piggy.I have been looking for a partner for him.I CANT FIND ONE ANYWHERE!Any advise or links to adoptable piggies?
  10. Guinealicious

    Best Christmas Gift Ever! Love My Piggy! :)

    So, I've requested this for Christmas. I personally LOVE IT! :) I need this hoodie! What do you think? Life is better with a Guinea Pig - Abyssinian
  11. J

    Hay Wasting

    Hey all, I noticed my piggies tend to waste about half of the hay I give them. They will pull hay out from their rack onto the floor, and pull hay out of their hay ball as well. I also put a small pile of hay under their veggies in the morning, and they will eat about half of this pile and...
  12. B

    Problem With Guinea Pigs Bum.

    Hello, I have just noticed my guinea pigs bum is matted and sticky I have tried washing it in just warm water but I can't see it doing anything. A bit odd but I can't even see his bum hole. I bred guinea pigs as a child but I've never seen this. Anyone know what this is and what I can do? Thanks
  13. Taylormc4

    Vinyl Tile Vs Foam Interlocking Mats?

    I cannot choose whether to put soft interlocking mats as the floor for my c&c cage, or vinyl tiles.. The foam mats look like this... And the vinyl tiles look like this... (Taken from Pinterest) Does anyone use these or know which one would be better for my guinea pigs? Thank you for your...
  14. J

    I Have Just Found One Of My Guinea Pigs Dead :(

    Hello I am new here but I had two Guinea pigs... Ozzy & Lemmy unfortunately today I found Lemmy dead! The strangest thing is he had no hands or feet! Completely gone! And parts of his face was missing too! So upsetting! And I havnt had these pair long Any ideas what could have happened? Is it...
  15. G

    Guinea Pig Sow And Boar Names?

    Help meee
  16. Josie

    Is My New Guinea Pig Sick?

    I got my GP yesterday at a store. He is a long-haired est. 2 month old piggy. I have gone to the medical emergency site and everything else but nothing seems to be giving me answers! I even called the local vet and they couldn't tell me anything! He sneezes a couple times an hour, when I put him...
  17. DawnMack

    Renal (kidney) Failure

    We were told this morning that Pip (nearly 6yo) has renal failure. He's very, very wet and his poop isn't normal. He's also quite swollen underneath at the back, but feels like he's losing weight, feeling quite bony down his back. He's still fairly lively, but he's always been the most sociable...
  18. P

    First Lap Time!

    Today My guinea Patches, and her sister Callie had lap time. For Callie, it was regular. For her sister, it was her first. I do have a of question, though. When we picked up Patches and Callie, they both made this squeek/squeel sound like a real pig. Is that regular? At first we thought that...
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