health and illness

  1. G

    My guinea pig is ill

    My about 5 month old guinea pig (His name is Spot) has been feeling off for awhile. He would always squeak when I would give him food, but I noticed his eyes started to get discharge and he became silent when I gave him food. Spot still ate, but he wasn’t happy and squeaky like always. That was...
  2. zoe.sterns

    Help! Respiratory Issues

    One of my young silkie boars was sneezing a lot and wiping his nose so i took him to the vet and the diagnosed him with what i thought it was, a mild upper respiratory infection. so i had him and his two other cage mates all on antibiotics for two weeks and they finished the two weeks yesterday...
  3. A

    Repeated cystitis in male guineapigs

    So I posted on here a little while ago about my two 1year old Male guniea pigs. They both had a really bad water infection and were squeaking and weeing blood. Both were treated with metacam and septrin antibiotics. One was treated for 3 weeks one for 2. The infection cleared up and they...
  4. 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...
  5. Puddles1999

    Powder or sludge in guineas pee?

    Hi everybody! I was holding my baby, Minnie. Minnie peed on a towel I was holding her with and her pee smelt insanely bad and potent. Also this stuff also appeared in the area she had peed. Now I’m not sure if it was there before but I messed with it with a toothpick to see it’s...
  6. Miss_marie

    Decontamination after ringworm

    Hi 👋 My guinea pig was fine for about three weeks, then developed a mild case of ringworm. I am following the vet recommendations and using a shampoo recommended by a reliable source, but I am having trouble finding information on decontamination. Most websites say top to bottom house cleaning...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. J

    Guinea pig drinking a bottle of water a day..

    My 1+ year old adopted piggie is drinking a lot of water lately. I noticed it a few weeks ago I guess and it's been so crazy, I haven't been able to give it that much attention. I'm a sped teacher, so I've been crazy working from home trying to figure out how to serve my students virtually...
  13. Jessystickland

    Guinea Pig with Red lump in Inner eye corner

    Hi, I have a four year old male piggy who until now has lived a happy healthy life. This morning I realized there was a red lump on the inner corner of his eye with some white discharge around it. He seems to be eating and drinking fine. What could this red lump be from? He does not have his...
  14. P

    Is my guniea pig ok?

    This is Minnie she’s roughly three years old and lately has been laying in her bed all poofed up. It’s cold in my room and she is by a window *that side is covered with a blanket and I have placed a warm lamp near her* when she is all poofed up she’ll do a shaking head motion which is caused by...
  15. NuggetHead

    Is she sick?

    I’m worried my piggy Otis might have Something she has a little crust around her eye and is sneezing a bit more then what seems like the normal amount and has been a little more irritated when being held, like more squirmy and even a lil biting. I have 2 pigs and I’m not sure which one, but one...
  16. T

    Possible sick pig

    Hello all, I have 4 female pigs. We noticed our pig Kimchi was bleeding from her vagina on Christmas. The day after she was no longer bleeding but We took her to the vet on Friday and was told she's in heat, I know sows do not bleed while in heat and the vet said it could be possibly a UTI and...
  17. guineamum6

    Coping mentally with piggies illness + possible aspiration?

    Hello again everyone, Two things here: 1) I was giving Squirrel his Meloxicam today and it seems like it went down the wrong hole, probably 0.05ml. It just had to happen in the last syringe. I've been so stressed about it. He's eating and moving around fine, but I can't seem to assure myself...
  18. E

    Crusty nose

    Hey everyone, I’ve just noticed my pig has a strange white line going up her nose. I’ve had a closer look and it just seems like dried crusty stuff so I’m wondering if it’s just some kind of mucus or something else. I’ve never seen this before so if anyone has any insight please let me know!
  19. A

    Specialist Need help asap

    Hi, I'm new on here but i seriously need help as my vets are useless, my guinea pig is Honey and she'll be 2 on Januray 2020 She started being the smallest out the group and we thought jt was normal but then she started losing weight because her sister was stealing all her food, we noticed and i...
  20. P

    Strange yellow gunk on cavys rear

    Can anyone help me identify what this is? Could it be a scab or simply dirty fur?