health and illness

  1. 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...
  2. Jesse's pigs

    Poops

    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...
  3. mrs.mcdaniel

    Newborn guinea pig is drooling

    Hello, recently one of my guinea pigs gave birth to 2 babies...one 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...
  4. cosmonaaut

    hooting?

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. D

    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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. guineapigx2

    URI?

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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