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  1. N

    white stuff on eye?

    gelato, my guinea pig, was cleaning herself. after she was done, there was white residue on her eye. i looked it up and it said that it’s what they use to clean themselves. is this true? i’m worried :(
  2. J

    Any ideas anyone?

    Hi, I've not long joined the Guinea Forum but have read it a lot before for advice. I trust this forum and need some advice from experienced guinea owners as my poor Marcus has been passed from vet to vet (in the same practice) as they can't find the problem. Three weeks ago during a general...
  3. S

    Respiratory Infection not improving

    Hi all, I need advice. Monday i took my guinea pig to the vets as he had a little wheeze. By the time we got there the wheeze was gone and they listened to his lungs, heart, weighed him etc and he was in perfect health from what they could tell. Tuesday morning I went to check on him and he...
  4. L

    Post-parasite diarrhea and weight loss

    Hi. My guinea pigs - Gus and Moe - are both 4 years old. They’ve been lifelong mates. Around 2 months ago, Gus feel seriously ill with weight loss, diarrhea, and bloating. He was tested for parasites at the local emergency vet and it came back positive. They had us send in a sample for Moe, too...
  5. B

    New guinea pigs taming, 3 girls.

    Hey! I’ve just joined this forum so please bear with me. I’ve recently adopted 3 little sows; they’re beautiful and the most beautiful nature but they are extremely shy [for reference they are all roughly 8 weeks old]. Whenever anyone walks into the room with their cage, they immediately hide...
  6. L

    4 1/2 year old guinea pig health problems

    Hello. I am the owner of 2 male guinea pigs. My one guinea pig, Gus, has been having stomach problems for about a month now. Symptoms: diarrhea and distention initially. Current symptoms: diarrhea, distention, weight loss (to the point where I can now feel his spine), dandruff, thinning fur, and...
  7. D

    Help! My new guinea pig worries me!

    Hi, I recently got my first pet a new guinea pig (pocket), last Thursday. A person in my neighborhood was giving him away because his new guinea pig wasn't getting along with this one. Pocket was slowly opening up and at the beginning wasn't eating but is now eating well. I have a few things to...
  8. A

    Guinea pig Eye infection

    My little buddy's eye seemed crusty and was secreting a white fluid so I took him to the vet and they gave me some eye drops that were supposed to help, but it's been two weeks and there hasn't been improvement. I was hoping someone could help me maybe recognize what he has and suggest some...
  9. furmom.pau

    Poop check pls

    My piggy has been on antibiotics for 8 days now and her poops are being weird ever since. We've been feeding her probiotics and syringe feeding hay and pellets to her. No veggies. At first she was always hiding, maybe because of the antibiotic side effects but now she's coming outside and...
  10. MrsJohnstone

    Lost Our 1st Piggie!

    Hello All! I'm new to this site. I'm a piggy mommy by way of my daughter. We had 3 up until this past Friday. About 08-03-20 our Pumpkin (my profile pic) was diagnosed with Pneumonia. We took him to the vet and he received care and sent home with meds. He seemed to improve, then had some...
  11. K

    Advice needed on introducing guinea pigs

    Hey everyone! I am new to owning guinea pigs but I am already in love! I have a baby who is about 3 months old and she came with an eye infection so I wanted to get her a friend after I had finished the medicine process. I finally finished a couple days ago and she seems to be doing well. I...
  12. R

    UTI Trouble?

    Hi All, Hoping for some advice. 2 weeks ago our little pig Bertie developed symptoms of a UTI (small blood spots in his urine) so we took him to the vet, where he was prescribed 0.75 ml of Enrobactin and 0.5ml of Metacam for the pain. Around 4 days later he was visibly in more pain when he...
  13. S

    Splitting my boars up :(

    Hey guys ! we recently how to take our slightly younger pig around 6 months to vet as he was limping ! So he was on medicine for a week and we was told to separate him from our slightly older 8 montj old male guinea pig ! They was in the same cage but had a divider so they could still see each...
  14. C

    PTS? Is it time?

    Hello everyone I have a 6 year old sow called Bessie. Has been unwell past month or so started with a rattly chest, very noisy breathing, treated with antibiotics and cleared up. Next noticed her eyes and nose were crusty and also had a swelling under her chin that grew quite large within two...
  15. O

    new guinea pigs: how am i doing? anything i should know?

    hi all :) i bought my 6 week old guinea pigs yesterday from a pet store (i couldn't find a rescue near me). one is crested (crystal) and the other is an american (lulu), i was told they are girls. they're currently living in a 2x5 c&c cage with a corflute liner. i've also lined the corflute with...
  16. 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...
  17. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    Someone Tell Me What This Is

    Where have her front feet gone?!?! 😂
  18. RoxyGuineaPigLover

    They’re getting tricker...

    They’re getting smarter... They’re finding better ways to hide the pee
  19. 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...
  20. P

    Our guinea pigs are hiding from us.

    Hello all! I’m looking for some guidance today since our two young piggies Fawn and Willow are hiding from us and seem quite scared of us. If they can see you, they will hide. Even if you’re a good distance away from them. They run into their little house and don’t come out until you’ve left and...
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