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  1. basicpiggies

    Giving A New Guinea Pig Medicine

    Hi. I’m taking one of my new guinea pigs to the vet because I suspect she may have a URI. I’m not 100%, but I’m leaning more towards she does than she doesn’t. The problem is she is still adjusting to her environment and is completely terrified of me. I need advice on how to quickly &...
  2. basicpiggies

    Guinea Pig Sneezed After Cage Cleaning?

    Hi! I have three guinea pigs and two of them I just recently brought into my family, and now they’re all living happily together! They have all been getting along, eating, chasing each other, popcorning etc, and things have been smooth. However, today, something concerning (yet pretty...
  3. ChubbyCarrots

    3 hour car journey - any advice please?

    Hello, I’m going to be travelling for 4 hours and I’m taking my babies with me, we’ve travelled before but we’ve only been in the car 2 hours max. I have no family or friends to leave my piggies with unfortunately or I would save them the trouble. I’m just looking for any advice for car...
  4. ChubbyCarrots

    Overweight guinea pig?

    Hello, for a while Coco has been overweight, ever since he was 1 he was overweight but he has reached the peak. He looks like a cuboid now, he drags his dewlap as it is so big. For the past two months we have stopped feeding him carrots in hopes that he would lose weight. Unfortunately we see no...
  5. D

    Guinea Pigs Acting Strange and Hardly Moving

    Hi, just signed up to post this. My guinea pigs are acting strange. I’ve had them for two years, and they’re essentially wild Guinea pigs (they go out the entire day and we just shut them in at night) which means they’re not very tame. They don’t get easily spooked, and are usually calm...
  6. T

    HELP: Yellow Sticky Discharge From Vagina

    My 1 year old female guinea pig has yellow sticky discharge from her vagina. She has shown no sign of pain when urinating, she is eating and drinking normally, she only showed signs of slight discomfort when wiping the discharge away with wet tissue. Does anyone know what could be the problem...
  7. E

    The hot weather

    Hey, I have 3 long haired guinea pigs and they really do hate the hot weather. They are fine in the garden as long as it’s 24degrees or below. Anything more like it has been over the weekend and they become very uncomfortable. Upon coming home today my other half found a very uncomfortable pig...
  8. S

    Leg

    Hey , I am very concerned as my guinea is lying since this evening , he is having some trouble walking and he's not preferring to use his right leg , he's keeping it away from the ground and walking improperly , he's eating but he doesn't prefer to move for it , it his front leg . I am concerned...
  9. T

    HELP! How quickly do symptoms of poisoning present themselves?

    My grandad just gave my three piggies two leaves each, he days they were dandelion, however his eyesight is very bad so we're worried he's given them something else by mistake. How quickly do symptoms appear and what do I do if they do?
  10. meikareeses

    my guinea pig had a seizure ?

    last night he fell asleep in my arms and then started twitching and shaking? and he couldn’t get up, wasn’t responding but he was still breathing. we gave him water & he finally stood up and started walking again. right now he’s eating a bunch and drinking a lot of water? but what was that? why...
  11. Petelixon

    HELP: Crusty nose.

    My guinea pig Donald has had this for months (will post a pic in the comments). We took him to the vets the first time we saw this. It was a 1-2 minute appointment where the vet glanced at him quickly and told him that this is due to Vitamin C deficiency and that is nothing serious. Then they...
  12. Sophiiiaac

    I think my piggy has a fungus! PLZ HELP

    My guinea pig has a bumpy white fungus looking thing behind her ear. There is some blood but I watched her for a while and she hasn’t been scratching excessively. I googled it and it said that it could be ringworm or mites? I’m not sure how to treat her and there aren’t any vets near me that are...
  13. leahplayne

    Red/Orange Pee

    Recently one of my two guinea pigs (I can’t figure out which one) took a pee while out on a mat playing. I went to go wipe it up and noticed the colour is not normal compared to the normal colour of their pee. Does this look concerning? Should I speak to a vet or could it be something they...
  14. ChubbyCarrots

    My 2 year old bit me!

    Coco has always been so tame and and rarely bites. I don’t even remember the last time he bit me, but today he bit my 3 times! All 3 were bad bites too, 2 left me bleeding and one left a mark. Should I be worried please?
  15. Alssa

    Twitching and rolling over

    I recently made my piggy a cuddle sack which is basically a donut of fabric you wear like a scarf and let your piggy sleep or to just cuddle in. She really likes it and the only concerning thing is that when she’s in it she’ll shake her head like she has an itch in her ear and then flop over on...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. ChubbyCarrots

    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...
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