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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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 &...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Lilythepig2017

    Detailed Pellet Question: Fats/ Oils/ Calcium/ Sugars/ Etc

    Hello While reading over stuff I think my pellets (Oxbow organic pellets) are too high in calcium as they say they are at 0.9% I read that 0.3% is the highest it should be. Now my pig is 4 months old so I know she needs some calcium for bones but after 6 months I'd like to pull her off them...
  14. J

    White Spot Above Guinea Pig’s Eye Help

    I got my guinea pigs from Petsmart on New Year’s eve (about 2 weeks ago) and they’ve been in good health, very active, etc. But today I noticed that my black guinea pig had some white above his eye that I’ve never seen before. I thought it was just a speck and that it was nothing that couldn’t...
  15. TheCavyFamily

    Store Bought Cages

    The first months in the new house were messy. The rooms were filled with boxes with no space. So I had to purchase store bought cages for my guinea pigs. Now things are calming down and on Wednesday (January 17, 2018) our package for the c&c cage is coming in with also a bunch of toys and...
  16. TheCavyFamily

    Guinea Pig Tatoos

    Arent these tatoos beautiful! (These are not mine, the photos were taken off the internet) I wanted to post something but I didn't know what so this should do it:tu: P.S. Happy New Years from my piggies and I (:
  17. P

    Ulceration Of Eye

    So my guinea pig Cloud whose just over a year old, had an eye ulceration and in the end it was decided to remove the eye which the surgery took place about a month ago. Now he's lost so much weight after surgery although he looked to be doing well before the wound got reinfected which we've...
  18. J

    Post Op Piggie Not Eating From Eye Removal.

    Hi guys I'm new to this, I joined because I'm concerned about my piggie. On Friday Ronnie had to have his eye removed, it was a success. He come round well the vet said, she said he had a little to eat and I took him home. The Monday previous I had took him to a different Vet and he had gave...
  19. piggie.slave

    Scabby Lump?

    Hi, I was cleaning out the pigs today when I noticed that he had a rough bum, when I had a look he has a scabby like raised lump. He is a 3 year old sheltie male, that lives with another male, they get on most of the time, have a few squabbles but never drawn blood, I will attach photos, an...
  20. Dom R

    Is This Poop Normal?

    Hello Community, I have recently noticed my 10 month old Boar's poop change drastically. They used to be quite large and thin (Banana shaped as people normally say) and I've noticed recently they've gone much thicker and a slight curve in it I guess. I've tried searching on it but nothing seems...
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