guineapig health

  1. cinnamon7

    guinea pig sounds like it got a blocked nose

    my guinea pig has been making weird breathing sounds through her nose, sounds blocked. This started happening when i gave her a bath because she has lice here’s a video 10 September 2023
  2. cinnamon7

    sick guinea pig

    i got a guinea pig from pets4homes, i think he’s been neglected. He came with long nails, dirty fur, greasy fur and sores on his skin. he also has diarrhoea. how can i help him to make his poops back to normal and any tips on to help heal the scabs
  3. J

    Sick Guinea pig

    Hi, I am a new owner to two beautiful Guinea pigs. One of my Guinea pigs mango, has been ill for around 10 days now. We suspected a water infection and went the vets on day 2 of being ill, she was given antibiotics baytril for 7 days with the painkiller rhemocam. She reacted badly to the...
  4. K

    Is my guinea pig possibly sick!?

    My guinea pig’s name is Coffee she had a cage mate named Kiri, unfortunately she died and it may have been a respiratory infection or uti but idrk. Coffee was in the cage with Kiri could Kiri possibly spread it to Coffee? Ever since that happened Coffee has been rubbing her nose and scratching...
  5. 12Origlo

    Guinea pig partial paralysis

    I really need help with my Guinea pig he’s about a year and a half old. Previously he’s been paralysed and when I toon him to the vet they said they couldn’t see anything wrong with him. They even suggested putting him down. I put him on osteocare the vitamin and massaged his back legs everyday...
  6. P

    Bluebell hutch sizing!

    Hi guys, Does anyone know the INSIDE sizing of the bluebell Guinea pig hutch from pets at home? I already know the outdoor sizes but looking to change our bedding to fleece for our piggies instead of sawdust - it gets everywhere! If anyone also has any recommendations for fleeces for cages, let...
  7. A

    Small bump on eye

    Hey everyone! Today I noticed my guinea pig Neji had a small bump in the inner corner of his eye. If someone could please tell me if you have seen this and know what it is I would really appreciate it. I have attached a photo below.
  8. amyprie

    Pig fell, any good experiences?

    Hi! My guinea pig fell on a sunday, on tuesday he started limping. I took him to the vet, she couldn't feel anything broken so she gave him 0.9ml of loxicom (Meloxicam) for 5 days. If he doesn't get better she would do the x-ray, etc. This morning (first day after the medicine) looked like he...
  9. Shaivy

    Guinea pig swollen nipple and blood

    Hi everyone I need immediate help please My Guinea pig has a swollen and blue nipple and a bit blood on his back leg He is 3.5 years old with can someone please tell me what it is or could be? please please help me
  10. D

    Help- white scab on ear?

    Hello! First post. So my brother got a guinea pig for his birthday, (it was an impulse buy from my mom and he does not have the right set up, trying to convince her to get a bigger cage, but that’s besides the point-) and today I noticed he has a whitish patch of crust on the top of his ear and...
  11. C

    Guinea pig's foot swollen

    Hello everyone When I was playing with my guinea pig (boar), I noticed that he was not very active and prefer to be stationary. So I checked if something is wrong with him and I found out that his foot is swollen and has a bump also his nail looks cut off or missing. I'm very worried. Do you...
  12. Ivy_and_Luna

    Guinea Pig Squeak While Pooping

    My guinea pig has been making loud squeaking noises while I think pooping. I don’t know if anything is wrong with her but my other guinea pig doesn’t do it and she’s young. She squeaks for a while then at the end makes one loud one that’s louder than the other and then she’s done. Should I go to...
  13. A

    Foaming from my baby’s mouth 🥺

    My guineapig has been foaming from his mouth and has discharged coming from his eyes and will not eat or drink What should I do?
  14. X

    Guineapigs keep eating coroplast cage insert

    :help::ple::help: One of my guineapigs keeps eating the coroplast his cage base is made of, its mostly for attention i try ignore him but if i do the more he eats. Ive covered most of the plastic woth either fleece or toys to stop hom eating ir but it doesnt work. He has 2 cage mates, both girls...
  15. P

    How fast can a URI form?

    We just went to the vet today, where my guinea pigs' lungs were checked. The vet said they sounded completely clear and fine, so we took them back home and they were/and still are being amazingly active and themselves. However during floortime, one of my piggies sneezed twice hard-sneezes in a...
  16. P

    Crusty eye?

    My guinea pigs recovered from a URI about two weeks ago. Yesterday, we picked them up from a four-night stay at my grandma's house. After bringing them back home, I noticed one of my piggies had a bit of white crust in the inner corner of her eye. Although a bit sleepy, she was acting and eating...
  17. F

    Please help my guinea pig - large bare patch on the back

    My guineapig is the sweetest thing I have ever had and he got attack by another guineapig and he now has a dry bald patch on his back with dry skin, he is very itchy and he keeps pulling more hair out, he is very happy because is acting just like other pigies but I can't toutch him anywhere. He...
  18. A

    Scabby red lump behind guinea pigs ear

    Hello, I little while ago I noticed my guinea pig had a little bit of dry skin behind his ear, I decided to put some cream on it, however today when I looked a large red scabby lump has apeard, anyone know what it could be? In this photo it doesn’t look as bad but it is very raised and red.
  19. S

    Female with bloody genital area

    I have a 2 year old female guinea pig who, upon picking up and inspecting, seems to have blood on her private parts. She’s been eating, drinking, and acting normally and doesn’t appear to be in pain, even when I moved her fur to take the pictures. Does anyone know what this could be from or how...
  20. G

    Guinea Pig Eye Infected/Bulging

    Hi my guinea pig is 4 years old and today I discovered she has excessively pooped all over her cage. And her eye is bulging and sticking out of her head, it’s red and looks very sore and i’m very worried about her. I have booked an appointment with the vet however she had some hair loss issues...