health advice

  1. RachelH

    Bladder stones 4.5yo boar

    Hi all, I am posting because I follow your advice on most things and at the present moment my 4.5yo boar Ralph has confirmed (X-ray below) bladder stones. My vet told me the only option was to do surgery (which I don’t think he is strong enough to survive due to losing his best friend only a...
  2. Scoop

    Loss of eye pigment

    Hi everyone! My 2 year old guinea pig seems to be loosing the pigment of his iris. It now looks jagged around the edge. The eyes are otherwise healthy. It seems to be happening to both eyes. It is worsening very slowly over time. It doesn’t seem to affect him in any way and he is a very healthy...
  3. K

    Tiny bold spot

    Hello, I have been a happy guinea pig mom for a little over a month. I have two 7 months old boars, healthy and active who are in their dominance establisment phase and quarrel a little from time to time but no actual fighting as far as I observed. Here is the picture Today I noticed that one...
  4. Honey-Claw

    My piggy fell 4 feet

    I feel so horrible. I was holding my lil piggy 1 1/2 year old boy Chestnut, and was sitting on a chair. He usually always stays put on my chest and I cradle him and let him, but today he was jumpy and before I knew it he jumped off my shoulder before I could grab him. He fell, face first four...
  5. D

    Help- white scab on ear?

    Hello! First post. So my brother got a guinea pig for his birthday, (it was an impulse buy from my mom and he does not have the right set up, trying to convince her to get a bigger cage, but that’s besides the point-) and today I noticed he has a whitish patch of crust on the top of his ear and...
  6. GeorgiaHarris

    Double chin?

    I’ve noticed my skinny pigs have what looks like a double chin, I’ve had a feel and there’s no lumps and they don’t seem to be in any pain or discomfort because of it, so I’m wondering if it is maybe fat, but I don’t think they are overweight at all. My pink girl, Amara has the biggest ‘chin’...
  7. D

    Guniea pig dry skin

    So my Guinea Pig has a small area around his lower stomach that is loosing hair making it bald. I'm not sure what it is but it is flakey so I'm assuming its dry skin.
  8. H

    baby guinea pigs excessive itching

    recently i have adopted 2 baby guinea pigs (around 6 weeks old) and i have noticed they tend to itch quite alot. Their coats are soft and nice, with no dry patches, oily/greasy patches, etc. they also jump and run around the cage sometimes with a high pitched wheeking. (is this related to the...
  9. Honey-Claw

    Mites in cage

    I have seven guinea pigs, and in two of my piggies living world XL cages (with two pigs each) I’m getting these sort of mite bugs, at first I thought they were baby flies but I think they’re mites. They’re tiny black little dots that just move up in the cage and for some reason they’re only in...
  10. Honey-Claw

    Tiny Bugs

    Hello! I have about seven guinea pigs which each set is in their own cage. Two of my girls, which are perfectly healthy, have been getting a ton of these little black bugs, they’re super tiny and crawl on the walls of the cage, specifically the corners of the cage. I use normal paper bedding and...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ?
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...