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guinea pig health

  1. W

    My poor girl is acting really disorientated and very wobbly? 😔 and we've been the vets so many times, can someone please help us.

    Ugh. I'm frantically annoyed, I really truly am. The amount of vet visits we've been to over these last few months, and yet she's massively suffering right now and has been suffering for months; background - - It first started with hearing distressing noises out of her, sometimes during the...
  2. M

    Help urgently needed!

    *not my guinea pigs* Hoping to adopt them but need help with assessing the situation** Two guinea pigs, both believed to be female were housed with a male 74 or 75 days ago. One guinea pig is very large, with bulges on both sides of her body. A separate issue but she has a patch with no fur so...
  3. GeePeeMama

    Great news about Chip!

    My husband and I adopted 2 guinea pigs 2 weeks ago. Our daughter named them Chip and Chuck. 2 days after getting them my husband and I noticed a pretty gnarly scab on Chips back, we had no idea what it was, also Chip had been itching a lot. We brought them both to the vet today and it turns out...
  4. M

    Guinea pig has URI, prescribed Orbax - I'm worried...

    Hi! I'm worried for my little Guinea Pig. His name is Edgar Allan Pig (Eddie) he's 4 and a half years old, and about a week ago I noticed him not eating, had sunken eyes, and was face-planted into his bedding. I was terribly worried and thought he was just not feeling well. Roughly only a couple...
  5. H

    Guinea pig advice after a viral infection

    Good morning! I’m hoping someone can help with a a question I have, just to note first I am waiting for the vets to contact me to finish registering my two Guinea pigs so I can get professional advice/treatment, just hoping someone on the forum may of experienced before… Back in July 22, we lost...
  6. P

    Best bedding for guinea pigs

    So since we have had our piggies this year , we have been use sawdust for their bedding. Because of this though, I have been getting recurring conjunctivitis in my eyes. My GP has said it sounds like it’s down to allergies so could be from the piggies bedding. Has anyone got any better...
  7. P

    Cervical lymphadenitis on Guinea pig

    Hey guys 1 of our female Guineas got diagnosed with Cervical lymphadenitis (bacterial infection of the throat glands) and has been given antibiotics for it. She has a week left on them and the lumps haven’t gone down at all. The vet said if they don’t go down the next time we next see her...
  8. P

    Am I allergic to my guinea pigs?

    Hi guys, We have 5 lovely, female guinea pigs - 3 short haired and 2 teddy bear. Over the last month or so I’ve had incredibly itchy skin after (sometimes during) holding the piggies. My partner has had similar, but no where near as bad as me! I don’t suffer from eczema either, so I doubt...
  9. Shaivy

    Diagnosis of Mammary inflammation and biopsy questions

    Hi guys, my female guinea pig was recently diagnosed with mammary inflammation, she has a swollen blue nipple which was bleeding as well. the vet said it's not a tumor and he seemed pretty confident about it.He also did an FNAC to confirm if its a tumor or not.......... So, is there anyone whose...
  10. piggies and sweet dreams

    My Guinea Pig is Making Weird Noises

    Hello everyone, please, please help me. My guinea pig is making weird noises. It seems that cough has been building up in his throat because when he sneezes/coughs, the noise stops for a moment but then comes back again. After he sneezes, he kind of moves back and forth in one place, as if he's...
  11. mochalily2020

    Vit. C recommendation

    Hi everyone, I have recently moved from the UK with our two piglets and have found out that I cannot find the Vit. C powder that I was using in the UK here they seem to use the droplets that you put in the water instead. However, I have read that it's not great to use those droplets so I was...
  12. SquiglyPiggy

    Broken Incisors (2nd time!)

    Hi! One of my lovely guinea pigs pumpkin (1.5-2 yrs) has broken his top incisors. The tooth is completely out. He seems to be eating fine and we have daily health checks and when I checked his mouth, the tooth was gone! This has happened already to the other top incisor and it grew back quickly...
  13. S

    Guinea pig

    All my guinea pig is doing is sleeping then she’ll eat but then pass out again she doesn’t wheek at all she isn’t eating the vitamin c hat based tabs she just sits in the corner most of the time
  14. S

    Sofia have an issue

    Hi all recently got guinea pig. It’s acting differently compared to other one. It always do popcorning. I am not sure it’s popcorning or some problem.
  15. jesse1234

    drinking more than usual

    My guinea pig Oswald has a 4 oz water bottle, and it seems like he could go through about 2 a day. I read that sometimes changes in temperature could cause this, and this weekend Iw as away and had a friend watch him and I had the air conditioning on at 73 degrees fahrenheit (22.778 degrees...
  16. R

    Was my guinea pig abused by her last owner? She is always scared of me.

    Hello everyone! I already have a thread going about a different problem I have, but I figured since I was already here I could bring up something that's been troubling me for a while. If you haven't read my last thread, I have 5 guinea pigs. The oldest is about 3 years old, and the youngest we...
  17. 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...
  18. B

    Crusty eye

    My guinea pigs eye is getting crust around it what should I do?
  19. Shaivy


    I found that my guinea pig pee is leaving this white compound , I am observing it from 4-5 days and today it's little gritty too , what could it be? Help?
  20. Charlottibiscot

    Weird scab with spur like thing on piggies back

    I was stroking my 6 year old female guinea pig and found a small blackish scab on her back, along with what looks like a spur. It is painful for her if I tap it even lightly. I'm not sure whether it is something like mange or not because she doesn't seem to be itching. She has a cage mate and...