health advice

  1. H

    Red Ears

    Hello, I've noticed a couple times now that my skinny pig will randomly get red ears. He a pale pig so its very noticeable in comparison to his body. He pretty healthy boy, the only difference I've noticed are his poops are a little smaller than usual and sometimes dehydrated but he does eat a...
  2. Xmolxlie

    Diarrhoea and wheeking when going to the toilet

    Hi everyone! My guinea pig Kovu has been undergoing treatment for a UTI, she’s been on loxicom and cystophan for a few weeks now, had to cancel my vet follow up visit Saturday as I’d come down with a cold, and with the current pandemic didn’t want to risk making anyone sick, and Kovu has been...
  3. bellaandclover

    ear issue

    hello! does anyone know what to do if your guinea pig has a dry ear? she has some dry spots the outside of her ear, i doubt it is anything but just thought i would ask people on here to make sure she is okay! i haven’t seen her scratch it but if it is anything, i want to treat it as soon as...
  4. P

    Am I allergic to my guinea pigs?

    Hi guys, We have 5 lovely, female guinea pigs - 3 short haired and 2 teddy bear. Over the last month or so I’ve had incredibly itchy skin after (sometimes during) holding the piggies. My partner has had similar, but no where near as bad as me! I don’t suffer from eczema either, so I doubt...
  5. T

    Are these signs of serious illness?

    Back story: I’ve had a long journey with my guinea pigs so far and need some health advice. I bought two piggies from petsmart about a month ago. One of them started to seem noticeably sick within a week and a half of having her. She ate, drank but just seemed off (rough coat, sunken eye). We...
  6. A

    Piggies and Cinnamon

    Hello everyone. I am a new piggie owner and just adopted 2 guinea pigs named Piplup and Artemis. They are about 2 years old. I keep them in the corner of my room where I play with them. I just purchased a bundle of natural cinnamon to enhance the aroma of my room for the upcoming fall season...
  7. R

    Rough-looking Patch By Nipple

    Hi all, Just made this account because I’m worried about my guinea pig and am not sure if this is cause for concern. I’m new to raising piggies, and would be grateful for any thoughts on this. My girl is just a couple months old, and I was trying to take a closer look at her nipples because I...
  8. D

    ! - Help/ Advice needed! Bump/Lump on guineapig back!

    Hi everyone, it's my first post on here! I have an issue with my guinea pig and am curious to know if anyone had a familiar issue like this with their guinea pig? Yesterday I had noticed a bump/lump on my guineapig's back. When touching it, my guineapig seemed very irritated by it. He is...
  9. C

    Pollen or heart issue?

    Hi Everyone, I have been reading through threads to see if I could find anything similar to what my guinea pig is going through! It all started about 3 months ago that I noticed my guinea pig before bed started to make a hooting noise and almost cracking with her breathing. However this then...
  10. K

    Can I give my guinea pig juiced veggies?

    This morning my guinea pig stopped eating for the most part. He seemed to be eating okay yesterday but now he turns his nose up to everything. He only ate a tiny piece of lettuce and two small treats and now he refuses everything. I know he’s sick but I can’t make a vet appointment until...
  11. Katie A

    Small cut on stomach?

    Hi, I took my boar to a "dating" session at a rescue yesterday. He spent about 15 minutes meeting this one boar until a fight broke out. They were separated a few seconds later. He then "dated" a 6 week old baby boar and they got along great. I adopted the baby and so far so good with them...
  12. E

    Knowing when to let go - Piggy with recurring stones

    My piggy - Chuck, is only 2 years old. Last July 2020 he developed his first UTI which was treated effectively. In March this year we spotted blood in his urine and him making squeaking noises when weeing, this was discovered to be a bladder stone. We put him through a cystotomy and he recovered...
  13. S

    Bladder Stones

    Hello! I have a 2 year old guinea pig, Charlotte. Poor girl is having a hard time health-wise. She had to visit the vet on Thursday as I suspected bladder stones. The vet did an x-ray and saw two small stones that she said she could pass on her own. One of these was already in her urethra, and...
  14. Caramelchip18

    Anybody know if you can suddenly develop allergies to guinea pigs?

    So for the past two weeks or so I’ve had a runny nose snd watery eyes that comes and goes. I originally thought this could be a cold or something like that, but today I held my guinea pigs and within 5 minutes my nose was red, irritated and running like water and my eyes were red and watery. I...
  15. C

    Happy pig, or potential respiratory issue?

    Hi everyone! Slinky, my 14 month old male, has started making a noise more frequently lately and it concerns me about his health. I’m saving up for a potential vet visit, but I wanted to see if anyone else knew anything about this noise, in case it’s more common than I think. Since I got him...
  16. Caramelchip18

    Guinea pig lost both teeth

    Please help! I’m a new owner, I’ve had my babies for 2 weeks and I came home from college to cuddle my piggies and discovered Caramel (3 months old) had lost his top tooth and the other was bent inwards and also falling out! I’ve never had this, I check them over and he does chew the bars of...
  17. PipandOreo

    White spot on guinea pigs nose

    Hi, whilst holding Oreo today (about 20 mins ago!) I found a weird spot on her nose. Its white and feels solid, she doesn’t seem in pain when I touch it. I haven’t noticed it before and hold her everyday, so I think it’s appeared very recently. She’s otherwise her normal self, eating and...
  18. G

    Strange poop?

    Hi, I’m a first time guinea owner and I’m worried about my (female) GP poop. I’ve attached a image. It’s all from her. She doesn’t seem to be in discomfort when going, and is going regularly. Please help!
  19. B

    Can pale pink pee e caused by red spinach?

    Hi so i just adopted a baby guinea pig, I dont know her exact age but she is very small but knows how to eat. She is about two months old. She peed pale pink, barely noticable on the white floor. Can this be because today and yesterday she ate a lot of red spinach? I am very worried.
  20. Tlong

    Should you separate cage mates if one may be sick

    I noticed one of my boys Monty started wheezing this evening. He is still running around and eating no eye drainage or cough but occasionally is wheezing. There isn’t an emergency vet near me for exotics so I have to wait till the morning to call and get him in. I just wondered if I should...