guinea pig health

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. B

    Crusty eye

    My guinea pigs eye is getting crust around it what should I do?
  11. 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?
  12. 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...
  13. Martina97

    Swollen Toe

    Hi everyone, This is Martina from Italy. I'm very worried about one of my two piggies. Last Tuesday, while I was trimming his nails, I noticed that he was missing one and that he had a swollen toe. I can't really think about when he could have lost it - never found any bloodstain in the cage nor...
  14. Aina Garnett

    Uk Owners' Help Needed: Guinea Pig Infection Survey

    Hello all :) My name is Aina. Could you, please, complete the survey for my BSc Bioveterinary Science Dissertation. Survey of prevalence of different opportunistic respiratory and bacterial pathogens in housed guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) I research the prevalence of different opportunistic...
  15. C

    Urgent - Guinea Pig Nose Does Not Look Okay

    My male 7 months old guinea pig, Chubby, is the cutest thing that has ever happened to me. He has been fine and healthy, and he still seems very fine and healthy and happy. He likes the sounds he hears all the time, including bells, which never fail to make him purr. I signed up here and am...