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health advice

  1. 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...
  2. MaddyGK

    White chunky stuff in my guinea pigs' bums.

    Hi there! I have two 1 1/2-year-old male guinea pigs. I was cleaning both of their grease glands, when I came across this really gross, greasy, white, stinky stuff coming out of their bums. It is kind of gritty and has pieces of shavings and hay in it. It smells HORRIBLE! Does anyone know what...
  3. Tinychels

    Crust around the nose

    Hello! I’ve noticed that piggy Akira has some kind of crust below her nose. She usually sneezes maybe once every few days. I took pictures with flash because that’s the only way I can show the crust. Don’t worry, I wasn’t grabbing her head - it kind of looks that way. I have visited the vet once...
  4. H

    Help ASAP

    Hi I’m a new Guinea pig owner and when I fed my guinea pig I felt something rough right under his mouth. I picked him up and saw what the thing was. It was like a small spike (idk how to explain it) there were two. I thought it was grass so I pulled on it (gently) and his mouth moved with it...
  5. OurSmiless

    Swollen foot

    Does this look like a case of bumblefoot? I’m unsure because we just noticed it yesterday. We are trying to get him to the vet as soon as possible.
  6. Alexandra West

    Weird bump on the chin?

    Hey! Finnains birthday is in Friday but I've noticed this... Thing on his chin? He had it a few weeks ago and lost the fur around it but then the fur grew back and now the fir is disappearing and the lump is returning? It's giving his fur a yellow-ish tint? Any help? Like always I'm kinda tight...
  7. Aubrey&Lup'sMum

    Blood in urine?!

    Taking measurements for new fleece just now and I have noticed that my girls' urine is a different colour to usual. It is way darker with a reddish tinge that I am concerned is blood. I have included pics from 3 places today, and also still had some of the puppy pads that I cleaned up last...
  8. S

    Mysterious Marks

    I have 2 Male guinea pigs and we were just checking one to make sure he doesnt have any bumps. And as we were checking him (Charlie) and we found these 2 marks next to his back legs. Does anyone know what these are?
  9. H

    Pneumonia in Young Guinea Pigs

    When I adopted my first guinea pig, I knew something was wrong. He NEVER made any noise and was very aggressive towards people and other pigs. I brought him to different vets for three months and they all said he was fine. He began to trust me and I started to see him popcorn. A couple weeks...
  10. Brona

    Caring for a single guinea after loss of other

    Hi, We’ve just had to put one of our guinea pigs down due to a bad illness and as heartbreaking as it is we want to make sure the other now single pig is going to be okay by himself. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep the single pig happy and okay? We just don’t want to lose both of our...
  11. ChubbyCarrots

    Overweight guinea pig?

    Hello, for a while Coco has been overweight, ever since he was 1 he was overweight but he has reached the peak. He looks like a cuboid now, he drags his dewlap as it is so big. For the past two months we have stopped feeding him carrots in hopes that he would lose weight. Unfortunately we see no...
  12. PigsInTransit

    Sore feet, any suggestions?

    Hi GPF, one of my pigs Lisa has a little sore spot on one of her back feet. My vet found it at the pigs latest check up and i've been keeping an eye on it. She doesn't seem to be in any sort of discomfort, but i know pigs can hide things like that quite well. I've been keeping their cage as...
  13. H

    Bald Spot Above Bum, Any Ideas?

    Hi so over the last week I've been noticing one of my guinea pigs shedding more than usual, I thought nothing of it at first but today I noticed this flaky bald patch above his bum, I was reading online for things it could be and saw a few different answers so wasn't sure how to help it, so I...
  14. J

    Pink Urine And Soft Stools?

    I just noticed that my guinea pigs urine seems to be slightly pink. I changed her bedding this morning and it looks like shes gone quite a few times since then, but they seem to have a slight pink tint to them. Her stool is pretty soft as well. Its also almost tear drop shaped. Shes not acting...
  15. T

    Eating Each Others Poo!

    Hi, so I have three 3 y/o piggies - Cherry, Clover and Hazel. Cherry keeps harassing Hazel for her poo, I've read they sometimes eat poo from healthy pigs if they're not well, but Cherry seems fine other than this. Do I need to take her to the vet? P.S. I'm not really bothered she's eating...
  16. Jesse's pigs

    Piggie Poop

    Yep me again and yes another poop thread. :lol!: must be getting sick of my poop questions by now. Anyway last time I did a poop question it was regarding the size of Mo's poosthat have gotten smaller (his poos used to be GIANT!). You guys said it could be cos of Steve. Now Steve's have...
  17. rowankistune19

    Any Experience With Neurologic Issues

    I would like to start by saying that I am currently working very closely with my vet to monitor this situation but I am very interested in seeing if anyone has seen anything like this before. Also I apologize for this being so long. So now onto the issue. I have a young boar named Bilbo around...
  18. Ketoprofene17

    Vets In/around Birmingham

    Hi all, New member here, writing on behalf of a 5 months old boar I got about 3 weeks ago. I'd like to take him for a general health check in January and have been looking on this forum for vet recommendations in the Birmingham area. Marie Kubiak seems to have left Black Vets based on info I...
  19. MadPiggies :D

    Lump On Top Of Numb Foot! Help!

    I'm extremely worried about my piggie Optimus as I gave him and his brother some veg and noticed he seemed to be numb in his back leg and on top of his foot there was a big lump with dry black stuff around his nails. It's not Bumble foot as it's on the top of his foot and I can't find anything on...
  20. Jesse's pigs

    Mo's Ear

    Is This Squabbling Or A Sign The Bond Isn't Going To Work Out? On this thread I shared a picture of Mo's ear that had a white spot on it because I wondered if the pairs squabbling had anything to do with it.I'm happy to say both boars are still together (still the odd squabble though!) Now...