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  1. ignuxas6

    can i get third guinea pig in cage like this?

    I have two girls already. both about 3 month old. measurements 100x50cm ant second floor 35x50 cm
  2. Isabela

    Ill piggy?

    I have a piggie and she started losing some hair around her nose in the past couple of days and today I noticed she has a scab (I don't really know the word for it) on the nose. What could it be? I really hope it's not a fungal infection. The piggies have been having some ''dominance vocal...
  3. GuineaPigNoob

    Cute piggies! 😊

    Now this, my friends, is a REAL pig in a blanket! ❤️ Post cute piggy pictures, please please please?
  4. Stuart74

    Guinea pig being put down

    My guinea oig ollie is 2 and half years old.. He has maluccusion and since last march has had his teeth trimmed every 3 months... Last visit he now has 4 teeth in and outgrowing at the back effectively now stopping him eating and its now down to me to syring feed him... Vet said its the worst...
  5. GuineaPigNoob

    2 Guinea Pigs won’t get along!

    We used to have a guinea pig, but she got so lonely that we got another girl. Candy, the old one, was supposed to get along with Holly, the new one, but no. Holly litterly sticks her nose near Candy bottom and won’t stop after A MONTH. Candy is getting so annoyed and is biting Holly constantly...
  6. S

    What could be wrong with my Guinea Pig / What are signs of sawdust allergy?

    Hello, Ok so, um, where do I start? My guinea has been squeaking weirdly, like a wheek, but with a wheezy side. She keeps sneezing, but I haven’t noticed her nose running, or anything coming from her eyes, and I’ve checked her cage and there’s no diarrhoea from what I can see. It’s quite...
  7. J

    Grieving guinea pig?

    I wrote a post on Wednesday that one of my guinea pigs sadly passed due to cancer. We had two boys which has left us with one (both males) and at first my guinea pig was fine. He was a little bit jittery but he has been interacting and eating normally. I took him to the vets yesterday for a...
  8. G

    Specialist Guinea pig loud breathing and coughing

    Our guinea pig has been having difficulty breathing and also now has a cough. He has been to a vet who’s said his lungs we’re fine and that it could be allergies. His nose and lips do get quite pale and he really struggles to breathe. Baytril didn’t help him. His breathing is very loud and...
  9. P

    Self Black Male Guinea Pig (Jack) with Sore Eye

    Hello, I hope you are all well. I am posting in hopes that someone may have an answer or similar experience. I've attached a picture of Jack, my mother's Self Black guinea pig. He is about 18 months old and my mum purchased him from a breeder. She had another Self Black (called Eevee) from the...
  10. E

    Two Male Guinea Pigs

    I have two male piggies, around 6-7 months old. One of them is unfortunately causing a bit of trouble (Merry) and it constantly asserting his dominance. By this I mean shaking his bum and making the ‘durring’ noise as I call it, chasing my other piggie around and non- sexually mounting. My other...
  11. Kiko+Peanut

    Welcome Misty

    A warm welcome to our newest member of the family! Misty was adopted today and is already comfortable... Unless you pick her up. 😉 She's so cheeky. 🖤
  12. M

    Difficult Guinea Pig

    Hey all! I got my first guinea pig last year. When i first got her she was super sweet and didn’t seem to have a problem (she was also just itty bitty). Now moving more closer to her 1st birthday she can’t stand to be handled.. bites (where blood is drawn) and just overall hates me or my...
  13. Isabela

    Limping guinea pig

    Hello, I just found my guinea pig limping. She was laying and when I was cleaning she didn't come looking at what I was doing as always. Then she had to move because I was cleaning and I saw her limping. She has one front foot in the air and sometimes licks it. Sometimes she stands on it, but...
  14. A


    I have two guinea pigs, Edmund and Messi. I took Edmund and Messi to the vet to get a check up as Edmund looked to have an eye infection of sort. The vet said Messi's skin was a bit dry so recommended lice treatment (cream on back) in case there was any parasite. I said no if he didnt have any...
  15. Sonnet


    Just to show how wriggly he is, even when having cuddles! Sprout, by comparison, would just sit there.
  16. Nikolapalak

    Guinea pigs and rabbit

    Hi all, I’ve got two guinea pigs and I was just wondering if it’s ok to get a rabbit as well? Of course I wouldn’t keep them in the same cage or close to each other, they would literally only be in the same flat. I wouldn’t let them be with each other at all. Are there any risks with them...
  17. M

    Does my guinea pig have dry skin?

    Hello. This is my first post here, and really, the only reason I created this account is because I’m slightly worried about my guinea pig. I noticed some specks on his fur and I’m not exactly sure what they are. Dry skin? I honestly don’t know. Does anyone know what the specks are (shown in the...
  18. PiggiesAndPaws

    Dealing with loss?

    I don’t think I’ve cried as much as I have after losing my baby. His final few minutes with me were spent snuggling with me listening to ‘Somewhere only we know’. When he passed away I didn’t cry. I was just completely numb. The second I closed my bedroom door I just collapsed and started...
  19. Zelsi

    Bathing - After effects? Help!

    I have just finished giving my piggy a bath. He had a UTI and had urine in his fur so I decided he needed a wash to get rid of it. Afterwards he was shivery and stressed so I wrapped him in a towel and gave him snacks. I dried him on low-heat with a hairdryer and made sure he was warm, dry and...
  20. PiggiesAndPaws

    Guinea Pig 3rd Severe Stroke - Please Help!

    Hi there, my guinea pig has been having strokes since September and I really have no idea what to do! I can’t take him to the vets because they’re all closed, he’s paralysed and can only move his front two paws slightly, he’s still pooping but he looks like he’s dead. I know that he’s still...