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  1. P

    Sneezing Piggie

    Hi everyone, i just joined here because I'm having some trouble. My guinea pig, Popcorn, has been having some sneezing issues. I first noticed it last night, when she had a full-on sneeze attack. She seriously wouldn't stop, i thought she couldn't breathe. The sneeze attack stopped though, yet...
  2. J

    Red patch on Guinea Pig body

    Hi everyone, my 7 month old piggie Daisy has a red patch, close to the top of her front leg. any help would be great. I have attached photos. Thanks, Joe
  3. 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...
  4. B

    Bedding?

    Hi, I’m torn between using straw or wood shavings from Pets at Home? I was just wondering what all of you use in your bed and if anyone knows what type of wood shavings Pets at Home sell as we can only really use Aspen. :)
  5. G

    Question

    I wanted to ask who used ikea fleece blankets as their cage liners and can you tell me if you recommend them or not. Thank you ❤️
  6. 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.
  7. Pxhione

    New Piggies behaviour

    Hi guys! I'm brand new to this website... And brand new to owning some Guinea pigs! I did loads of research and finally brought home my two girls yesterday (seen in pic) from my local rescue. I understand that Guinea pigs can be very timid at first but these two haven't moved a single muscle...
  8. A

    My Guinea Pig at a Potato!

    HELP! I don't know how but my guinea pig ate a few bites of a potato and I don't know if that's really bad or just minor. What should I do to make sure she doesn't get sick?
  9. G

    Guinea Pig with URI?

    Hello, my guinea pig started making a crackle/croaky sound around 2 months ago. It would be on and off day to day. I took her straight to the vets to which he prescribed a metacam and baytril combo. Her symptom cleared and she was fine for a while after. However, the sound returned and therefore...
  10. 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...
  11. M

    Guinea pig won't get off his house

    I have a hidey house that has a little ramp so that he can get on top. He was never able to for a couple months but he finally figured it out. But now he hardly ever gets off of it. He eats food from the hay feeder attached to the house, he sleeps there, uses the bathroom, and won’t come off to...
  12. basicpiggies

    Giving A New Guinea Pig Medicine

    Hi. I’m taking one of my new guinea pigs to the vet because I suspect she may have a URI. I’m not 100%, but I’m leaning more towards she does than she doesn’t. The problem is she is still adjusting to her environment and is completely terrified of me. I need advice on how to quickly &...
  13. basicpiggies

    Guinea Pig Sneezed After Cage Cleaning?

    Hi! I have three guinea pigs and two of them I just recently brought into my family, and now they’re all living happily together! They have all been getting along, eating, chasing each other, popcorning etc, and things have been smooth. However, today, something concerning (yet pretty...
  14. ChubbyCarrots

    3 hour car journey - any advice please?

    Hello, I’m going to be travelling for 4 hours and I’m taking my babies with me, we’ve travelled before but we’ve only been in the car 2 hours max. I have no family or friends to leave my piggies with unfortunately or I would save them the trouble. I’m just looking for any advice for car...
  15. piggie.slave

    Older and baby boar bonding

    Hi all, My older guineapig Fudge passed away around a month ago at the age of 4 leaving my other guineapig (Rolo) on his own. I am now currently sitting on the floor watching Rolo and the new baby (whose yet to have a name) run around the pen, humping each other teeth chattering etc, and it’s...
  16. T

    HELP: Yellow Sticky Discharge From Vagina

    My 1 year old female guinea pig has yellow sticky discharge from her vagina. She has shown no sign of pain when urinating, she is eating and drinking normally, she only showed signs of slight discomfort when wiping the discharge away with wet tissue. Does anyone know what could be the problem...
  17. Mony

    Bedding ideas for outdoor enclosure

    So I’m planning on converting an old wooden sandpit into a guinea pig enclosure. The sand pit has large grounded posts on four corners as there used to be a cubby house on top. With this I plan the build a cage like enclosure where the pigs will have more room to roam than an ordinary cage...
  18. M

    Bald Patch?

    My little sister just got a guinea pig from the pet store last week named “Pickle.” Pickle is very active, playful, and seemingly healthy. However she has this large bald patch on her head that seems to have gotten slightly bigger. My mom is kind of reluctant to take her to the pet store...
  19. kbearne

    Survey For Guinea Pig App

    Hello all, I'm working on my university project and I have created an idea and some wireframes/storyboards for guinea pig care app which I would appreciate feedback on via this survey if you get a chance? Guinea pig app wireframes feedback Survey Apologies if this is posted in the wrong...
  20. antonianicoleee

    Poorly Piggy, Been Told To Prepare For The Worst :(

    Hi everyone. I took Poppy to the vets on Monday. When I took her the time before she weighed just over 1.3. She now weighs 1.02. She has lost quite a lot of weight. The blood is apparently coming out in her urine, not in her poop so apparently this is still cystitis and they think she is just...
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