health and illness

  1. L

    HELP! My guinea pig is losing weight, has scabbing? on his feet, and his skin looks kind of pale.

    His water has vitamin C in it, and he is drinking and eating regularly, but his poops are smaller than normal. If you have any ideas on what I should do, please let me know!
  2. 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...
  3. J

    Can I pick wild forage safely?

    my guinea pig has a good diet of shopbought veggies however I want to add more variety. Can I pick dandelions and greens from down my local park and woods? Dogs go there but there are secluded patches. I am worried about there being disease or something on the plants from other wild animals! Is...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. N

    malocclusion: what do I do?

    Hello, my name is Ewa and my guinea pig is Apollo! He’s a 6 year old white crested boy. Yes he’s an old guy. So Apollo has malocclusion and has had his back teeth done 3 times over the past 2 and a half months. He is also developing problems with his front teeth growing unequally and the top...
  7. vvipb

    Does my guinea pig have a heart condition?

    Hi, I’m new to forums and stuff so bear with me. So a couple hours ago, I woke up in the night and heard a weird short moaning sound that kept repeating coming from my guinea pig cage, I got my two guinea pigs out (both females) and realised one of them kept on making a hooting kind of sound...
  8. Kirbs

    help asap pls, eye problem

    So earlier today we noticed Blueberry's eye looked a bit funny and throughout the day it got progressively worse. I just went to check on him and it's all red and he seems to struggle with keeping it open. I've checked multiple times and there doesn't seem to be anything in it. He has a dodgy...
  9. G

    Guinea Pig Neurological Issues?

    Hi! My 5 year old Guinea Pig has been to the vet twice lately due to weight loss, drooling, and lower energy levels. They couldn’t find a specific issue, but since the visits, he has been slowly recovering. However, recently, I’ve noticed that he seems to have trouble walking normally, has some...
  10. kamoe407

    Guinea Pig Not Eating/Drinking

    Hello, over the past 2 days, I realized that my piggy was not eating or drinking and becoming more isolated and reclusive. He did not eat much at all yesterday and my dad and I just gave him some veggies we pureed and mixed with water through a syringe that he took willingly tonight. We're...
  11. Jesse's pigs


    Now I’m always going on about observing piggies poos as these are often the best insight into their health- now Steve’s has me baffled. So two days ago, he had the beginnings of another minor bloat episode (belly sounds like water balloon basically and he starts to sit around) I gave him his...
  12. mrs.mcdaniel

    Newborn guinea pig is drooling

    Hello, recently one of my guinea pigs gave birth to 2 baby is completely fine and healthy but the other one seems to have issues...for some reason his own mother kind of neglected him when it was born? and now his drooling all over..and I have no idea what to do... both babies are...
  13. cosmonaaut


    hello! i have a 5 month old guinea pig, and recently i've noticed that usually in the early morning, she starts making a sort of "hooting". now i've read it's normal every once in a while, but it's becoming almost a twice-weekly thing where i'll wake up and hear it. today it happened and she had...
  14. Sarah330

    Squinting eye

    Hi, my names sarah, my piggy’s name is Cece, She’s a little over a year old. About a day or so ago I noticed she was doing a strange thing with her left eye. Its almost like shes closing it slightly, like its kinda hard for her to keep it open. Its ONLY her left eye, her right one is completely...
  15. DizzyD95

    Ovarian Cyst Surgery

    Hi everyone, It's been a long time since I posted on this wonderful forum. We went to the vets yesterday for something totally unrelated and it was found that my gorgeous Minstrel has ovarian cysts. My other guinea pig (Popcorn) may also have them, although we are having an ultrasound to...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...