head tilt

  1. H

    Head tilt

    Hello! I have a 2 year old piggies that I’ve had since she was just 3 months old. Last week I noticed that she’s tilting her head and sometimes has bad balance. The only exotic vet in my area that I trust is booked out 3 weeks. I’ve tried going other places and they have resulted in death of...
  2. S

    Guinea Pig Head Tilt/Falling Over

    Hello everyone! My 6 year old piggy, Paco, woke up today with a head tilt. He can stand okay, but when he tries to walk, he falls over. About 2 years ago, he had an ear infection and that ear has seemed to bother him a bit ever since. He has been able to eat some hay. I'm just incredibly...
  3. Ffduty

    Head Tilt

    I have about a 6 month old sow, with a rather prominent head tilt, and has done for about a month now. To cut a long story short, we went to the vets, they said she had crusty ear wax but couldn't see any parasites, got given ivermectin and otodine. The wax has loosened a litt but still has a...
  4. Pig_mum

    Ongoing respiratory issues with new guinea pig

    Hi Everyone, In early November 2020, we sadly lost our guinea pig Primrose to what we suspect was a complication with bladder stones. A few weeks later, we adopted a baby sow as a companion for our older sow, Nancy. We got the baby sow from a local rescue in Peterborough called PinnyGigs (which...
  5. S


    My guinea pig is 4 years old. I got him and his brother from PetSmart and his brother had always walked in circles and never made noise. Eventually he ended up passing under a year old. I still have his brother and for the last few years he has started to decline. He has slowly developed head...
  6. J

    T-Tot's Story on battling pneumonia and after

    Hi everyone, I wanted to share our T-Tot's story and maybe get some insight from other people with some piggies who may be going through the same thing. (Sorry if this is a long post) My son, Noah, who is 10yo, takes really good care of his T-Tot (almost 1yo). They're best friends, they truly...
  7. C

    Guinea pig head tilting suddenly

    hi! My 3 month old guinea pig is suddenly tilting her head to the left. She was acting normal yesterday and is still eating normally. I checked her ears and they seemed fine. However i noticed the corners of her eye was darker. Any idea what it could be? Thank you!
  8. L

    Nasty bite on ear & head tilt.

    Hello all! I recently rescued two young guinea pigs (6 months old) after they were given up by a family that seemingly became disinterested in them (who would have known that prey animals wouldn’t be overly fond of being picked up by young children?!). We have had them for over a week and they...
  9. I

    Permanent head tilt ?

    Helloooo! So I posted a little while back about my guinea pig acting weird .. I know adopting from Petco is never a good idea, I know I know, but we adopted from Petco and they took care of taking her to the vet since they’re the ones that sold us her sick .. so, she ended up having an ear...
  10. doodlecountry

    Head Tilt While Eating?

    Hi everyone, I am so concerned about one of my newer babies. She is one of the 5 girls I have and I believe she gave the other critters mites. Since then they have been treated with Advantage. However, I noticed Sophia is now having a slight head tilt when she eats. I think she's also been...
  11. 2Pigs2Many

    Guinea pig head tilt.

    I have 2 boys who are both almost 3 years old now. They have been generally healthy their whole life except 2.5 years ago they fought and got abscesses. They get timothy hay multiple times throughout the day, a small thing of pellets, fresh water, celery for lunch and red leaf lettuce +...
  12. Akanksha singh

    Head tilt in my guinea pig

    Hello, i have a year old female guinea pig, she was perfectly fine till yesterday morning but last night i wasnt home and my husband noticed she walked and tilted more on the left side, though she is eating fine and walking around. I am worried because this is india and where i live is not a big...
  13. PiggiesAndPaws

    Aftercare for a Guinea Pig After a Stroke - Part 1

    A couple of weeks ago my guinea pig suffered from a stroke. There was no particular reason or cause it just happened out of nowhere. He is getting older now and he's approaching 3 years old so his age could be the reason. I wasn't there to witness his stroke but there are a few easy symptoms to...
  14. A

    Permanent head tilt in Guinea

    Hi ! I stumbled upon this forum looking for some guinea info. I work at a pet store and we got delivered a batch of guineas a few months ago where one was shaking its head alot, we took him to the vets same day, he ended up staying there almost a week before we got him back where we continued...
  15. TheLottiediarys

    Rabbit With Head Tilt, Do I Let Her Fall Over Or Try To Help Her?

    Hi guys, some might know that Floppsy our rabbit is poorly with a suspected Parasite, its caused her to have Head Tilt and balance issues, Shes been very unbalanced today, Keeps falling onto her side and rolling around frantically to try to get upright, my question is this: When she falls like...
  16. C

    Head Tilt

    Hello, This is my first time posting and I'm hoping for some advice. I have a 1 1/2 year old peruvian guinea pig named Kevin Bacon. I noticed one morning about 2 1/2 weeks ago that he developed a head tilt to the right side and was not acting himself. I am lucky to work at a veterinary hospital...
  17. Jesse's pigs

    Advice Needed For My Rabbit.

    I'm sorry I realise this isn't a piggy problem but wondered if you could help anyway- it's appreciated. I'm really worried about my boy. Some of you may know that I have a rabbit called Bigwig. He must 7 years old by now (6 at the youngest) and he's never had any health problems or really any...
  18. Hazel&Daliah

    Guinea Pig Flapping Ears

    Hi guys! I have a quick question. I had my guinea pig Daliah out for lap time. I was giving her a piece of fruit for her to snack on and noticed her flapping her ears while eating. She was doing it every 10 secs or so. At first we thought she was excited and thought it was cute and funny. She...
  19. C

    Head Bobbing?

    Hi my guinea pig keeps bobbing his head just randomly Its not when we are near him or stroking him Any help would be appreciated He doesn't seem to have any stuck in him mouth, he has been biting more but we thought that may just be because we keep picking him up to fix it Thank you
  20. Keiko The Pig

    Odd Guinea Pig Behaviour, Please Help

    Hi, I am a new guinea pig owner, have had my newest furry friend for just over a month now. I've noticed some odd behaviour. I have a young Abyssinian boar, who's name is Keiko. Keiko always seems to tilt his head up, as if he's craning to look at the ceiling, though theres nothing interesting...