health and illness

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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!
  13. 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...
  14. P

    Strange yellow gunk on cavys rear

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

    Crust and sore on the nose!

    On Friday I noticed that one of my guinea pig’s fur on the nose had gone slightly yellow and a little crusty (as can be seen in the first two photos). His breathing sounded just fine and his eyes showed no signs of cloudiness, discharge, watering etc, he has been eating and behaving as normal...
  16. R

    Piggy seems quite sick, need advice quickly!

    I know the first thing everyone will say is take them to the VET, i will explain why i'm having issues with this. I've had 2 young piggies for around a month now, within the first couple of days i noticed one of them was highly energetic and twitchy, sneezing, lazy eyes (squinting a lot, just...
  17. Kyubi0302

    Red marks on nose , please help

    Hello everyone! I'm so glad that I found this site... Its 4 am here and I noticed my guinea pig has red Mark's on her nose. She had a weird crusty nose a few days ago and I put some fungus cream on it because other owners told me she had a fungal infection. I bought her from petsmart and ever...
  18. elris

    please help - itchy guinea pig after arrival of new companion

    hello, i have recently bought a baby guinea pig to be a companion for my one year old lola. from the day that i got her, lola has begun scratching pretty heavily, mainly around her nose and towards her back. i’ve never seen her do this before. i bought a flea/mite treatment and used it on both...
  19. T

    Sneezing for weeks?

    Good evening everyone! My name is Kris. I've got 3 beautiful female piggies, but my baby Oreo (I'm not quite sure of her age, but my guess would be about 3 months old) has been sneezing for exactly 22 days now. The minute I'd first noticed, I took her straight to the vet, who put her on 2 weeks...
  20. A

    Ozzy has pneumonia!

    I'm so upset. My rescue Ozzy has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Just got back from one of the recommended exotic vets where he was on oxygen, given 2 injections to hydrate him, given antibiotics, gut stimulant and syringe fed. He's on Sulfatrim twice a day for a week and taking him back the vets...