guinea pig

  1. L

    Bear 03-11-2020

    My guinea pig Bear died today. He had been feeling unwell for the past week so I made the decision to put him down to spare him any more pain and suffering. He was an older piggy. I never knew his exact age since I got him from the animal shelter almost two years ago( the vet suspected between 4...
  2. C

    Please help! Pigs eye is red, swollen, and pussy!

    No vet will see him and I don’t know what to do. I tried calling 5 places and they’re either booked or the exotic doctor is out. does anyone know what this could be? Any home remedy’s I can do to help him? ive been keeping the eye clean by using a warm washcloth to get all the white buildup...
  3. K

    Emergency Help Guinea Pig Dying I Think Its A Seizure

    Hi i'm new here i just made an account because i didn't know what to do my guinea pig is dying it's lying on i'ts side and at first it was kicking but then it stopped now i'ts just barely moving and on i'ts side every once in a while it tries to make noise but all she moves is her mouth and i...
  4. W

    My guinea pig is so skinny! I don't know whats wrong

    First off I do have to say my guinea pig is quite old, she's around 7 years old. For the past little while she's become very skinny and lethargic but she's still very ravenous when food or treats are coming..the only problem is, she doesn't chew properly, not the way she used to atleast or like...
  5. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Its Been a Year and My Guinea Pig still isn’t Confortable

    Hi, Guinea Pig Forum! I haven’t had any troubles in a while, so I haven’t been here in a few months. I hope you all are doing well. It occurred to me recently that my second guinea pig, Holly, still doesn’t seem comfortable. It’s been pretty much a year since I’ve gotten her, and she still...
  6. O

    Urgent help + advice needed! Guinea pig wheezing after surgery

    My 2 year old boy was neutered this afternoon. When we got back (about 6:30), I syringe fed him some critical care to make sure his gut was moving and then left him to recover for 2 hours. He seemed ok and was eating a bit of hay and sleeping mostly. However, when I got him out to do another...
  7. L

    Advice, what to do? - Sneezing

    Since I just got Lewis home the other day, I’ve noticed he’s rarely sneezing but there seems to be the tiniest amount of snot/clear liquid and the owner mentioned he did not have a uri. What do I do now? I’m just really confused as to why he is still sneezing (not as much)/ has a bit of...
  8. G

    Unsure of Bloat

    Hi, My 2 month old female guinea pig, Maisy, is recently experiencing what I feel is a bloated stomach. She does not appear to be in any pain, is behaving totally normally, eating hay and drinking, pooping lots! However, I noticed she just appears to be a little bloated. Not sure what to do, I...
  9. 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...
  10. 2Pigs2Many

    Bramble in 3rd cut Timothy Hay?

    This might be a strange question, but is 3rd cut Timothy Hay supposed to have these sharp brambles? I usually buy from RabbitHole Hay but they were out of stock on a 3rd cut I wanted to try, so I went to Small Pet Select (Which seems like a big mistake). I ended up cutting my hand so bad it...
  11. D

    Weird chirping noises

    I’ve had my guinea pig, Martin, for about 2 years now and he just started making these weird chirping noises almost like a bird. I took a video and it will be below. Please help. He’s never made these noises before. He’s just chilling in the corner of his cage and I’m worried. I googled it and...
  12. M

    Guinea pig houses

    Hey I have two male guinea pigs, they are babies at the moment so are currently living in a 4ft hutch and during the day they have a good sized pen if the weather is good. However, they are getting bigger and I would like to get them a bigger hutch as they will definitely need it. What is the...
  13. P

    Piggie not pooping

    Hi! My Piggie isn't pooping. She was pooping yesterday really well but today she seems to have stopped. She's not bloated, she's eating lots, and she's acting like herself. I do have cisapride for her but I know it's a hard medicine, should i give it to her (I have the dose and everything from...
  14. P

    How fast do URI's progress?

    My Piggie has been on Baytril for seven days, and Doxycycline for one. We stopped for three days because of a bad gas episode, which she's almost completely healed from now. My other piggie has finished ten days of Baytril already. The Piggie that just recovered from gases is sneezing lots, but...
  15. P

    Please help - loss of appetite and bloating

    My pigs are getting both Doxycycline and Baytril at once. I know giving cisapride with Baytril is fine, but is it still fine to give cisapride with both Doxycycline and Baytril? Also, this is a separate question, but on the Doxycycline it says "Take with food", but i can't give one Piggie...
  16. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Candy in her Igloo! 😊

    This is Candy! 😊 one of my little cuties! Right now she is relaxing in her igloo. Sorry if it’s kinda hard to see
  17. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Not Sure What Behavior Means

    Hi! So, I fed my guinea pig this morning, and I noticed that she did something strange that I hadn’t noticed ever before. She flattened her ears against her head and they moved up and down constantly while she was eating. I hope this doesn’t mean anything bad. Thank you, your help is much...
  18. E

    Guinea pig noises

    My guinea pig makes noises from time to time it’s hard to explain i do have a video to show if anyone is able to help me, but sometimes it sounds like he’s struggling for breath or when he’s eating like he’s in pain, it’s never constant just sometimes when he’s lying down or when he’s eating...
  19. emmafoote

    Guinea pig laying weirdly

    In the past couple of days my 2 1/2 - 3 year old male has been laying with one leg to the side of his body and one elevated as it would be if he were walking. Does anyone know what this could be?
  20. G

    My Guinea Pig’s Paw is Bleeding!

    Hi! I’m the owner of two guinea pigs. Patches (the older one) and Carmal (the younger one). So I came in to there cage to feed them their veggies. I then noticed Patches paw was red. At first, I thought it was just his coloring. So I fed Carmal his veggies. I also noticed that Patches didn’t eat...