guinea pigs

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    Unknown Illness?

    Hello everyone! I own four female adult guinea pigs, kept in a large enclosure, so they have enough free space. However, I am having issues with two of my guinea pigs and I'm desperate for answers, it is causing a lot of stress for me and others in the household- as well as the pigs too. We...
  2. O

    How noisy are guinea pigs? Are they suitable to be placed in a home office/study?

    Just that really. The only viable place in my home for pets is my home office. I would probably be returning to the office but would work out of my home office sporadically (esp as home working is becoming more common), and I have constant Teams Calls. I currently have a Syrian hamster in my...
  3. Benandbobby192

    Best way to keep guinea pigs fit?

    So I feed my guinea pigs (1yr old boys) guinea pig nuggets, straw, water and vegetabpes like kale, spinach, grapes and cherries. What is the best way to keep them fit so they have a bright future ahead of them?
  4. D

    Pets at Home

    Hello, I am thinking about getting 2 guinea pigs. I DO NOT HAVE A RESCUE CENTRE ANYWHERE NEAR ME Buying 2 guinea pigs from pets at home, do they check the GPs out via their vets? Make sure they are not pregnant and are the sex they say they are etc
  5. S

    Is fear of certain foods normal?

    I have two guinea pigs and I'm starting to realize that my one named Skittle has a fear of certain fruits, specifically cantaloupe and blueberries. Not only will he refuse to eat them, but run away and/or chitter at me when I try to offer them by hand. My other boar(Parrot) doesn't do this so I...
  6. Flapjack.the.piggie...

    This is Flapjack ❤️

    Here are some more pictures of Flapjack - eating veggies, his pouting face, him posing with his new sign i made and one when he managed to wedge himself in a roll af carpet 😂 - don’t worry he didn’t eat any and we lured him out with a pea flake 💖
  7. elris

    ear nibbling

    i just witnessed my younger pig - charlie - nibbling/nudging my older pigs ear. she wasn’t complaining though, she just closed her eyes and allowed it. is this normal between pigs and what does mean?
  8. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Guinea Pigs as Humans!?

    Hello fellow forum members! So I was being creative and whatnot then decided to draw my guinea pigs as humans. When I finished, I had an idea to put it on here! So...here they are! I’m not that good so...they’re not amazing. I would love it if the artistic people (or if you’re not that’s fine...
  9. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    They protecc. They attacc. But most importantly...

    They protecc together. They attacc together. But most importantly...they hide from the big scary me together.
  10. eyepencil

    The boys! <3

    While I've already introduced both boys here back in December, I recently made a video introducing them to other platforms. I think I've decided to do an entire video series on them, so that's kind of exciting news! Here's the first. If you'll wanna see it, here it is. :wub: Vid 1 - Dorian &...
  11. Little Pigs

    Guinea Pig Breeders

    I was a little taken aback after discovering how truly hated breeders are by the vast majority of guinea pig owners. Now yes, I completely 100% agree with the reasons against breeders: yes there are too many in shelters, yes it can be dangerous for the sows and yes, people should not breed with...
  12. Y

    Is Hay Rattle/Yellow Rattle poisonous to guinea pigs?

    Hi all, With it being winter, we're using a lot more hay than usual for our guinea pigs to use as bedding and also to eat as they quite enjoy it. The only problem is that the best hay we can find has tonnes of Hay Rattle/Yellow Rattle seeds in it (literally in every handful of hay) and we're...
  13. angelalockhart

    Lonely Guinea Pig

    Hi :) A little backstory first... Last year I adopted 2 baby guinea pigs, unfortunately several months later one of them passed away and we were left with 1. So we bought another guinea pig to keep him company. Just as of yesterday, the 2nd guinea pig that we bought passed away suddenly and now...
  14. Teazel 2017

    Fighting guinea pigs!

    All my guinea pigs have a uunusually complicated relationship. Teazel and Snowy are best buds, but Ruby and Snowy get on and Ruby hates Teazel. Timtam and Ruby hate each other but Ruby likes Rita and Timtam likes Rita. Etc, etc, etc....But there are lots of fights, what should I do?
  15. TheLottiediarys

    Do you agree with allowing animals to meet?

    I’ve always been very much against letting animals of certain species meet. Obviously it’s bad to let something like a snake meet a mouse as it’s the natural prey for many snakes. And in terms of health certain animals can carry diseases that could be harmful if passed from species to species...
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    Lice in guinea pigs

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had a problem with their guinea pigs having lice. I have 2 boys who are now a year old and 3 months ago noticed that the darker pig had a couple of little white lice-like creatures in his fur. They both were scratching too. Took them to the vet who said she had...
  17. S

    New Guinea Pigs Behaviour

    Hello! I’m new here as I have just got my little guinea pigs 😁 they are 2 months old and came home with me 5 days ago now. Me and my boyfriend already have so much love for them and spend a lot of time talking to them, holding and stroking them. I will attach a little video of them in their play...
  18. Sonnet

    ...And what are we meant to do with this?

    Had an old shoe box lying around, so thought I’d turn it into a hay box for the boys to root around in. Cut the lid and one side off, then took it outside, filled it with hay and placed it in their hutch. ...They ran away from it. After a few seconds, Sprout poked his head out of the bedroom...
  19. Sonnet

    Can’t believe it’s only been 5 months

    Since I brought Sprout home. He’s just slotted in so well, and is becoming quite the character! To be honest, I’m glad I did fall in love with him at first sight. Chutney had started tellling me that he wasn’t happy being on his own, and I had been thinking about beginning the search to find him...
  20. batman

    I have some guinea pig issues. Help?

    Hey there. I have three guinea pigs, all are male. Two of them are two years old (one is pretty fat, lol) and were purchased together from the same cage and get along great! However, my other guinea pig, 1 year old, has been a bit of a trouble maker. I've been noticing that he's been picking on...
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