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health advice

  1. Minte

    Specialist Bumblefoot issue.

    So a couple of months ago I noticed my boy Cornelius had a scab on his front foot. I took him to vets; we were advised to continue with Epsom Salt feet soak and to peel off the scab to allow the iodine solution to get into the area. Anyways, it didn’t improve... if anything it became more...
  2. ashimay

    Separating two bonded boars whilst treating one for ringworm

    Whilst carrying out the daily health checks on my two boars last night I noticed that Otis had what I suspected to be a fungal infection on one of his ears, a quick trip to the vet this evening confirmed that it was indeed ringworm (in the early stages) and checked over my other boar and...
  3. Tinychels

    Guinea pig breaks her front tooth

    Hello! I was doing a health check on my piggies, and I found that Ruby broke her tooth! I’ve seen cases that piggies break their teeth & they grow back on their own. But Ruby almost broke her entire tooth :(. Her vet isn’t open today, & the soonest I can bring her in is probably Thursday. She’s...
  4. S

    Yellow and fat tooth

    I’m not sure why his tooth is this way, it happened a week after he broke off both of his top teeth.I can’t afford going to an exotic vet and I’m not sure how serious it is, the web is very confusing because I couldn’t find any information on this.If you know what’s wrong with Charlie, Please...
  5. crunchyjam

    Dental My guinea pig has a really bad gum infection! Help!

    We have already took her to the vet, and we were given medicine. She has been taking the medicine and all, and the infection has now moved in her mouth. The infection started below her bottom incisors beneath the teeth on the gums. Now it has moved to inbetween her bottom incisors, I cleaned it...
  6. Munching Maniac

    Help! My male guinea pig has a really dirty bum area!

    This morning a really bad smell was coming from the hutch and I found this in the cage I have googled it and it came up with how to clean it but even though I do health checks every week I have never seen so much smelly brown gunk. I don’t know if I should clean it myself or not. Urgent advice...
  7. Kyubi0302

    Red marks on nose , please help

    Hello everyone! I'm so glad that I found this site... Its 4 am here and I noticed my guinea pig has red Mark's on her nose. She had a weird crusty nose a few days ago and I put some fungus cream on it because other owners told me she had a fungal infection. I bought her from petsmart and ever...
  8. elris

    please help - itchy guinea pig after arrival of new companion

    hello, i have recently bought a baby guinea pig to be a companion for my one year old lola. from the day that i got her, lola has begun scratching pretty heavily, mainly around her nose and towards her back. i’ve never seen her do this before. i bought a flea/mite treatment and used it on both...
  9. PrincessPig

    My Guinea won’t let me groom him, help!

    Hi everyone, So my guinea pig, ted, is a long haired, and needs grooming regularly but he HATES it. I’ve tried all the tricks, such as favourite foods and letting him chill as I do it, he’s ok with me brushing the top of him but when it comes to brushing his belly he flips out. He’ll bite me...
  10. G

    Soft Stool/Poop

    Hi. I have two boars (Carmel and Patches) they get along fine. About a week ago I took them off veggies because of their white pee and soft poop. It was probably more than a week by now though. Right now they’re on a diet of hay, pellets, and fresh water. The soft poop has been going on...
  11. R

    New pups- Salt lick wheels and chew toys, necessary?

    I just picked up two baby pigs today, and whilst i was in the store the assistant kept trying to make me buy all of these health products as part of their "health insurance deal". They told me to buy a salt lick wheel, a "Pet One Lava Crunchy Snack" and the strange one: "Sulphadim for ornamental...
  12. A

    Guinea pig scabs

    My guinea pig has been scratching and biting at his back. I looked at his back and it looks like there are red scabs and some dry skin. I decided to wash him with some special shampoo and after that he stopped constantly scratching and biting but he still has these red scabs on his back and hair...
  13. Rachel1234510

    What's going on with this foot?

    Hey all. I noticed one of our pigs has got a bit of a crusty growth on one of her feet. She had had enough by the time I got a photo of this one so I couldnt inspect the other. Any suggestions? We use Aubiose in the cage and I have been wondering if it may be too tough on their feet.
  14. Cavykaiya

    My Guinea Pig has a scab on his foot!

    Is this normal? Both of my Guinea pigs have it! My friend who is a Guineas pig breeder said, it’s just from them grooming themselves. Also they are both fairly young. So, I know that means they are more susceptible to diseases. It is definetly not bumblefoot.It doesn’t quite look like a spur...
  15. O

    Skin Tag Contagious?

    Hi guys, I’ve had my new baby pig for a few days now and she’s moved into the cage with my adult female who I rescued. I had seen a skin tag like flap on my adult pig’s nose before because my rabbit had it too (in the same spot) but never thought anything of it as it doesn’t affect her at all...
  16. F


    Hey all! Totally new to all this. Got my first piggy year and a half ago (Fizzy) caught the fever and got another about 5 months later (Chip) and after that our last one (so we say) Ginger. Obviously there was a lot of strutting from the boss lady Fizzy when we got both, but they seemed to...
  17. E

    Possible UTI?

    I noticed last night that one of my two boys made quiet squeaking noises when he was doing the toilet. After he was done I checked what he had left behind and it was poo, but the poos looked perfectly fine like they usually do. He has been passing urine because I’ve been watching him, and I...
  18. doodlecountry

    Light Colored Poop?

    I noticed that there are lighter poops in the cage that are more of a khaki/tan color and are the same normal consistency and aren't slimy. Usually, their poops are "normal" and I haven't changed their diet. What could cause this change, and more importantly, is it a sign of illness?
  19. S

    Taking care of a runt?

    I just adopted 2 Male guinea pigs from the same litter about a week ago, dont know exsact age but around 2 months. One is a fair amout smaller then the other, pretty sure he was is the runt. He is eating, drinking, looks and seems healthy. Is there any special care runts need?
  20. Brona

    Bonding and general help

    Hi here’s your essay warning but we appreciate any help! We just need some help. My girlfriend and I have had pigs as kids, in particular my girlfriend who’s last pig before we got together lived for 11 years! So when we moved in together we wanted to get some piggies. We lived in a flat at the...