health advice

  1. Allisona

    Constipation for female piggy

    Hi there! Just joined and I just adopted a friend for my girl Tulip, over a week ago, after she lost her bff a couple of months ago. I’ve named her new friend biscotti. Anyways I’m not sure if it’s the stress of living with a new pig but I noticed that tulip wasn’t as active today as usual. I...
  2. I

    Eye troubles

    Hi I am a new owner of skinny pigs I have 3 ! They are all amazing and I'm loving getting to know them and this forum has been such a help ! Two days after bringing them home we noticed one had a lot of sleep I'm his eye and he was favouring the other and we clean it for him and kept an eye on...
  3. S

    Olive oil for guinea pigs dry feet/ears ?

    Is extra virgin olive oil ok to put on guinea pigs dry skin (ears and feet) in small amounts ?
  4. Marshie

    Water bottle placement

    Hey, I plan to have two piggies as well as two water bottles just incase, although I am wondering on the placement of the bottles, Should both of the bottles always be placed closed together or would it be okay to separate the bottles far apart?
  5. P

    Does my guniea pig look too skinny?

    My baby Minnie is 3 years old and she’s always been very small. I feed her regularly everyday and she’s very picky about her pellets recently I’ve started to notice a dip in Her hips if I feel along her hips I can feel them but only when I apply pressure can anyone help me figure out what this...
  6. Jesse's pigs

    Moveable lump near nipple

    So the Steve saga continues. I have created a different thread solely because this is not bloat related and something else entirely- tho I respect if you think it is wise to move it there. ☺️ So he has perked up thankfully and today is basically my old Steve boi🥳 however I still decided to...
  7. B

    Male gunie pig

    Hi my name is jade and I'm looking for someone to help me with an issue I dont have the money to bring my gunie pig to the vet and I'm worried because I'm not sure what's happening to him or what's going on my gunie pig keeps losing clumps of hair under his chin and idk what's causing it it's...
  8. M

    Please help my piggy! X-rays for soft poops?

    Hi all, I was wondering if you guys have experienced this before. I am taking my girl Ginny to the vet on Thursday. A few months ago she was on antibiotics for a respiratory infection and her gut didn’t seem to recover. She used to have diarrhea, and now it’s just (stinky) soft poops. They’re...
  9. S


    Hi everyone. I'm new to this. But hi I'm sophie I have 2 guinea pigs, shadow is a grey and white and gizmo is ginger and white. Shadow recently looked like he had lice so I treated it with ' spot on '. I checked today and it seems the lice have gone but now he has a medium sized scab on his...
  10. guineapigx2


    Hello guys! I have a problem. My baby guinea pig (one and a half months old) has been making crackling noises. I can sometimes hear them, but usually I only hear it when listening to his tummy area. He got one week of antibiotics (enrofloxacin). Vet gave him that over the phone because of the...
  11. K

    Does this look normal?

    One of my girls has a lighter brown poo color. They’re both eating, drinking, and acting normally. I’m just anxious and am wondering if this looks okay?
  12. Tinychels

    Dry Scalp? Possible mites?

    Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing well during this crisis. My piggie Ruby scratches herself every now and then - like any piggie would. She wouldn’t scratch herself to the point where it’s excessive and she would cut herself. I did however checked on her and saw that she seems to have dry...
  13. J

    Help. My guinea pig is grieving and has G.I. Stasis!

    What’s happening to my guinea pig? My guinea pig Chester is usually a very energetic and healthy guinea pig, but ever since his cage mate passed a few days ago he has been lethargic and depressed. He stopped eating and pooping so we brought him to the emergency vet and they said he has the...
  14. J

    Bumblefoot or something else? Help!

    Hey! So I’m wondering if anyone can help, I got my pig out today and noticed this on her foot. It’s only on one foot (front) and only in this place. I’m worried it may be the start of bumblefoot but it doesn’t look much like other cases i’ve seen. Has anyone seen anything like this? Thanks in...
  15. Peanutpiggie

    New piggie owner, emergency! - Guinea pig not moving

    I’m not sure if I should be worried but it’s 8:07 pm and the last time my peanut was out of his hidey and up on the fence for me to feed a treat was around 12. He’s been laying down in the same position and I’m not sure if he’s depressed or something is wrong... he wouldn’t eat the hay I put by...
  16. Joscelyn


    My guinea pig was overweight last time she was weighed at the vet. Its been about a month or so now and I've been limiting her food as much as I can. I have 2 guinea pigs and this one likes to steal my other guinea pigs pellets. I also give veggies at night, but I've been trying to limit them a...
  17. MollyB

    Fungal treatment help if possible!

    So I'm having a mild panic about my guinea pig's skin problem because I can't really get to a vets, but after some research on here and the internet generally (he has flaky skin and fur with flakes attached) it seems he has a fungal infection. Here's the plan, please tell me if I'm incorrect or...
  18. I

    Guinea pig not moving much, not eating a lot and hiding

    Hi guys, so I got my guinea pig a few weeks ago, and she’s been great (always active, comes out, interacts, eating a lot) and then today, out of nowhere, she’s been hiding and hasn’t come out much for food or water. We tried to syringe her some water and she took a little but hasn’t ate much...
  19. Hannahb2804

    Are log tunnels safe?

    Recently bought a log tunnel from a pet shop which I saw a lot of people have and I thought it would be good for the piggies, but I’ve heard stories of their feet getting caught? I’ve done my best to take photos of the gaps in them and what the tunnel looks like (they look bigger on the photo I...
  20. G

    Barbering or something more?

    Hi, We recently got a young male (around 10/11 weeks) to go with a 2 and a half year old male who lost his companion of the same age. The introduction between Baby and Ted seemed OK and apart from trying to work out who the boss is (seems to be Baby as Ted is quite timid). That said there has...