guinea pig advice

  1. A

    Does my pig have a URI ?

    About six months ago I got my second guinea pig, Coco. She had ringworm from a petstore and I treated her. About a month ago I was on vacation and a family member sent me a video, she was making an odd sound and I was very worried. It sounded similar to a wheeze, which I heard again when I got...
  2. allisonochuko

    Our guinea pig died due to heat stroke

    We have two lovely and amazing guinea pigs. Their names are Tilly and Leon. Unfortunately, Tilly died as a result of heatstroke, and we discovered that today. We traveled last Friday and returned today, Sunday, and found that one of them is long gone because of the heat. The heat these past days...
  3. W


    I have owned guinea pigs for the first time, so i have no experience. My guinea pig is sneezing since a week, but its not very frequent and they are perfectly active and eating normally with no other symptoms like watery eyes and nose. Should i be concerned about it or is it normal ? Please any...
  4. Joscelyn


    My guinea pig was overweight last time she was weighed at the vet. Its been about a month or so now and I've been limiting her food as much as I can. I have 2 guinea pigs and this one likes to steal my other guinea pigs pellets. I also give veggies at night, but I've been trying to limit them a...
  5. BasicKayla

    Guinea pig wont eat or drink

    Hi! My guinea pig is 4 years old. About a month ago, my guinea pig stared acting different (i.e. not eating as much, sort of shaking when she walked, smaller, liquid-er poops, and she had eye crusties). I took her to the vet and they said everything is fine, and the eye crusties were probably...
  6. A

    Guinea pig scabs

    My guinea pig has been scratching and biting at his back. I looked at his back and it looks like there are red scabs and some dry skin. I decided to wash him with some special shampoo and after that he stopped constantly scratching and biting but he still has these red scabs on his back and hair...
  7. 2Pigs2Many

    Guinea pig head tilt.

    I have 2 boys who are both almost 3 years old now. They have been generally healthy their whole life except 2.5 years ago they fought and got abscesses. They get timothy hay multiple times throughout the day, a small thing of pellets, fresh water, celery for lunch and red leaf lettuce +...
  8. M

    New guinea pig care

    So this is my first pay and I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. I have two make guinea pigs, I've had them about three weeks. I'm not sure if I should hold them more as they're rather difficult to pig up and don't want to stress them. They've become more comfortable with coming out while I'm...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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)...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. 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