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  1. dannif_piggies

    Guinea Pig (and hamster) accessories websites?

    Hey everyone, just wondering if anyone knows of cheap (but good) guinea pig (and/or hamster) accessories websites. Ive used zooplus and petplanet, but are there any others that people recommend. Ideally looking for the smaller (less obvious) places, so not eBay... Amazon... etc. I would also...
  2. Iluvmyguineapig

    I’m going back to school- will my guinea pig be lonely?

    I’m going back to school and my guinea pig needs lots of attention cause he does not have a friend. Will he be lonely? I know my dad will be with him but I’m worried he will get lonely- I’m in school for 8 hours. I have to go to school at 7:30 and I leave at 3:10. Please give me advice so I can...
  3. Sonnet

    Comfy, Sprout?

    Took him out for a cuddle just now. He decided that my hand made the perfect sitting place, and wouldn’t move!
  4. Iluvmyguineapig

    What breed is my guinea pig?

    I’m not sure what breed my guinea pig is! He looks like this
  5. 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...
  6. C

    Are my piggies sick again?

    Hello I have 3 guinea pigs, 2 live together the one is on his own. They are all 11 months old I’ve had them since the start of this year. The Guinean pig living by himself had a respiratory infection around march this year. Then the 2 piggies living together but had respiratory infections in...
  7. 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)...
  8. M

    Washing fleece bedding?

    So I've had my pigs on pine wood shavings for two years. And my parents are tight gits and don't want to change because we get the wood shavings free. I've noticed their feet being extra red and I know it the wood shavings fault, and I can't just lay hay on the floor because last time I started...
  9. court29x

    long time no see..

    Haven't been on here in ages! Finished college for the year and its now officially my summer! Been just over a year I've had my 2 little piggies, they are still absolutely mental but still happy and healthy! Struggling to find shade in the garden for them :no: first thing this morning I put...
  10. B

    Crusty eye

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

    My guineas ate iceberg lettuce, help?!

    Hey everyone I recently took over my friends guinea pigs. Two women. When i went to pick them up my friend gave me a package of lettuce she said she fed them every day. It was ice berg lettuce! Appearently they have been eating that for half a year, I’m very worried! What can happen to them now?
  12. Z

    Should I get a guinea pig ?***

    I really like guinea pigs but my mum is so fussy with animals . Do guinea pigs smell and how big is the cage needed ?
  13. ChubbyCarrots

    My 2 year old bit me!

    Coco has always been so tame and and rarely bites. I don’t even remember the last time he bit me, but today he bit my 3 times! All 3 were bad bites too, 2 left me bleeding and one left a mark. Should I be worried please?
  14. Kirstie :)

    Help Me Name My New Piggy!

    Hello! I am getting a female piggy in around a month. :yahoo: I'm looking for some name suggestions - something unrelated to looks and behaviour. At the moment, I quite like the name Pippa or Bella, but I'm very open to suggestions! She is going to be the companion of my current piggy Gorm...
  15. winniethepooh

    How Long Does Dominance Last?

    Yesterday I put my two boars in a bigger cage that is 2 x 6 grids. They are doing the usual stuff, teeth chattering, rumble-strutting and mounting. How long does this dominance usually last?
  16. TheLottiediarys

    Home Remedy For Ringworm?

    I'm searching a bit about treating ringworm because I suspect that Aurora has it and the vets just keep telling me it's skin problems she's been pigeon holed as having >:(. While researching I've come across this Guinea Pig website that states using anti dandruff shampoo and anti fungal creams...
  17. ChubbyCarrots

    Fungal Stripe? Please Help!

    His nose before His nose after Hey guys, it’s Lily. I recently noticed Coco had a white line on his nose, I took him out of the hutch immediately because I never noticed it. My other guinea pig, Buddy, doesn’t have the same line. I split Coco’s fur in half and to my horror it was a snowstorm...
  18. Ineedapiggie

    Money For Guinea Pigs

    I was wondering, I really want a guinea pig. But, how could I make money for them? How do you guys save up money to pay for your guinea pigs?
  19. Kiko+Peanut

    Possible Broken Leg.

    :help:I could use some help. I'm afraid Kiko's leg might be broken or injured. She limps everywhere and doesn't run, popcorn, anything. Peanut follows her everywhere and gives her a good nudge when Kiko plops down. Peanut is trying her best to help her. My mother was trying to check out Kiko's...
  20. E

    Not Eating And Heavy Breathing

    Hi, my name is Ellie I'm new to this forum as I am desperate for some advice about my pig Tony. At the moment he is not eating, drinking or being his usual self. I can see him heavily breathing and don't know how to help him. He's acting very lethargic as in lying around more than usual and not...