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  1. MelissaCarrot

    Chewing Hideaways

    My baby Carrot who is only 5 months old keeps chewing on the plastic and cardboard hideaways I have for her but won't chew on any of the chew toys I have for her. And if I take it away, it seems like she goes crazy and tries to nibble on the bars and base of her C and C cage. I am worried that...
  2. Alexemond97

    Guinea Pig Genitals Problem

    Hi, I am a new guinea pig owner and the vet currently doesn’t have disponibilities and it is the only one in my region who treats exotic animals, but I have a problem with one of my guinea pig’s genitals. I got him (or her?) in a rescue and they didn’t said anything about it expect that it...
  3. Martina97

    Swollen Toe

    Hi everyone, This is Martina from Italy. I'm very worried about one of my two piggies. Last Tuesday, while I was trimming his nails, I noticed that he was missing one and that he had a swollen toe. I can't really think about when he could have lost it - never found any bloodstain in the cage nor...
  4. PiggieNinja

    What Illness Is This?

    Hi everyone, I've had willow (sow) for about 2 years now and ever since we got her she's had the sniffles. During the first two months I went to the vets a couple of times (particularly as one of my other pigs had a URI and I thought she may have it too) but they just told me that it's nothing...
  5. Han and Buddy

    Fungal Stripe? Please Help!

    His nose before His nose after Hey guys, it’s Lily. I recently noticed Coco had a white line on his nose, I took him out of the hutch immediately because I never noticed it. My other guinea pig, Buddy, doesn’t have the same line. I split Coco’s fur in half and to my horror it was a snowstorm...
  6. Kevin_Haae

    Sort Of Odd/silly Health Questions From A Newbie Piggie Owner

    So I've bought two piggies from a pet store (no adoption agencies around me as far as I know), and while they seem happy, I wanted to ask 2 things about their health. First question: how often do piggies sneeze typically? my piggies have been sneezing a bit more then I'd expect. I have them in...
  7. K

    1 Eye Duller, Drier, Little Cloudy

    Hello I got a new guinea pig yesterday after years of not having any and I'm quite worried about this eye (see photos below). His other is lovely and bright but this one seems slightly receded with a patch of cloudiness on it. It is drier than the other and has a very small amount of crustiness...
  8. Han and Buddy

    Will My Piggies Die?! -3 Degrees

    I have two 1 and 1/2 year old male guinea pigs, my garage is currently being redone so we can’t bring them in and my parents don’t want them in the house! It is -3 degrees outside and the snow is up to my knees, the hutch is on top of a run so I’m not worried about the snow hitting them but I’m...
  9. Barnyard Boars

    Pellet Food Choices

    For the longest time I've fed both my hamsters and guineas tiny friends farm food, but it's colourful and I know that's not always best choice but they love it! However I feel like I shouldn't now and should stick to oxbow pellets that just look like regular pellets, OR should I mix them? I'm so...
  10. Shelby._.

    Is This A Safe Probiotic?

    So my guinea pig is on antibiotics and I've been giving him smashed up healthy guinea pig poo as a probiotic. As I was scrolling around on the website I order most of my pet supplies off of I came across this product. Has anyone ever used it or do you think it is ok to use? I'm asking because...
  11. Nibsandtuft

    What Food Do Guinea Pigs Like?

    We have two male guinea pigs and they love the normal food like beans and cucumber etc. But we would like to try them on something different ! Any ideas :hmm:
  12. Lil3piggies

    Not Eating! Help Please!

    Hello everyone! Worried piggie mummy here! When I got home from work I checked on the pigs as usual, partner had checked on them before he left for work a few hours before I got home and gave them their second lot of greens. When I checked on them Archie was sat in a corner and when I went to...
  13. Brooke03

    Guinea Pig Sneezing & Coughing

    Hello everyone! :) My guinea pig suddenly starts to sneeze or cough. This usually happens randomly like when I'm petting her or after she eats hay. I know guinea pigs sometimes cough when they eat to fast but I'm still really worried cause this started happening 1 1\2 weeks ago.
  14. J

    White Spot Above Guinea Pig’s Eye Help

    I got my guinea pigs from Petsmart on New Year’s eve (about 2 weeks ago) and they’ve been in good health, very active, etc. But today I noticed that my black guinea pig had some white above his eye that I’ve never seen before. I thought it was just a speck and that it was nothing that couldn’t...
  15. rachelpeapod

    Gut Stasis Help

    Hello, A little bit of background; I brought home two brothers in May 2017. They were born approx April 6th. They were happy together til about November, when they started fighting. I had to separate them when they started drawing blood. Anyway, a few days ago I noticed that Mowbray had become...
  16. B

    Piggie With Greasy And Sensitive Hair-help?

    Hi, My 2 year old male long haired guinea pig has become very sensitive to having his hair brushed. I barely touch his hair (not pulling or his skin) and he squeals like mad. He has been at the vets and he doesn’t have a skin infection (not flacky/spotty etc). His hair has become very greasy...
  17. Jordyn Warner

    Back In Business!

    Hello! I had guinea pigs a until a year ago when having to leave my baby's with my then boyfriend after a brake up, I am now in my new home and ready to set up again! Could anyone spare a minute to let me know if there has been any changes or updated information on the geneal care of piggies...
  18. Walky

    Very Quick Question About Loquat Leafs

    Hello. I have a Loquat tree in my house, and I'm wondering If I can give the leafs for my pigs to chew on. I recently ran out of hay, and no pet shop in the city has hay for sale until they contact the merchant again. They said next week they'll have it. It's a very small city. But in the...
  19. N

    Bitting All Of The Sudden.... Help... Please

    My guiena pig ive had for 3-4 years and they are the sweetest. they cuddle with me and dont bite. about a week ago my guiena pig was diagonosed with a IRT, so we have to give her medicine. ever since she got an IRT, she has been biting on me very hard. Can anyone help? i dont want to hurt her...
  20. Tortia

    New Pigs Won’t Eat Veggies And Have White Pee.

    I just got my two adult female piggies yesterday. This morning I find white residue where they’ve peed. In their previous home, there were fed pellets with those multi-colored flakes of stuff (which I’ve read to be poor quality) and no one could tell me what veggies or hay they’ve had. I...