health

  1. heejung

    Help! Something stuck on coat near mouth.

    I just discovered this thing on my guinea pig’s chin. At first, I thought it was vegetable juice that hardened his fur again. But then I looked closer and thought maybe a piece of food or something was stuck. But it doesn’t look like food and I can’t get it out. It’s solid and hard and seems to...
  2. doodlecountry

    Head Tilt While Eating?

    Hi everyone, I am so concerned about one of my newer babies. She is one of the 5 girls I have and I believe she gave the other critters mites. Since then they have been treated with Advantage. However, I noticed Sophia is now having a slight head tilt when she eats. I think she's also been...
  3. D

    I think i'm a bad guinea pig owner, please help.

    so this is gonna be sort of a long rant and i don't really expect anyone to help or anything but somehow i feel like in real life i'm fell on deaf ears. i think i'm a bad guinea pig owner, not because i don't clean their cage or anything.. i clean their cage 2-3 times a week, and i feed them...
  4. L

    Strange purring and bum ?

    My guinea pig when put with his other Male friend purrs a lot and lifts his butt to show what looks like a prolapse or possibly a clogged grease gland whereas when he is sat normally and calm it’s not visible ? I will attach pictures.
  5. doodlecountry

    Bloat?

    I’m a fairly seasoned guinea pig owner as I have now four guinea pigs, but am not familiar with bloat. I just got the fourth about two weeks ago, and she eating well and drinking lots. However, I noticed she was a little pear shaped and was wondering if it could possibly be bloat? I picked her...
  6. doodlecountry

    Light Colored Poop?

    I noticed that there are lighter poops in the cage that are more of a khaki/tan color and are the same normal consistency and aren't slimy. Usually, their poops are "normal" and I haven't changed their diet. What could cause this change, and more importantly, is it a sign of illness?
  7. S

    Taking care of a runt?

    I just adopted 2 Male guinea pigs from the same litter about a week ago, dont know exsact age but around 2 months. One is a fair amout smaller then the other, pretty sure he was is the runt. He is eating, drinking, looks and seems healthy. Is there any special care runts need?
  8. doodlecountry

    PetSmart Selling Sick Guinea Pigs!

    I know this isn't news to anyone that PetSmart sells sick piggies, but I wanted to share my experience. I wanted to purchase a cute little guinea pig, and one of the employees helped me. Despite all the tags on every enclosure saying "want to hold me? ask an associate", I was unable to hold onto...
  9. haylbeth

    Unknown liquid

    Hi, I’m a recent guinea pig owner of two young girls, had them since January. I’ve just found this liquid in their cage while cleaning and I’m concerned about what it is? They’ve also been doing this puffing of air thing quite often, not sure if it is sneezing and if this is related. Help would...
  10. J

    Weird lump. Tumor?

    I noticed this weird thing in my guinea pigs fur this morning and thought it was just goop in his hair. At closer examination, the skin around it is raised almost like a lump and it seems it split open and now this hard white goop is coming out of it that has dried. Does anyone know what it is?
  11. littlewinng

    Possible URI Symptoms?

    How can you tell if your guinea pig has a respiratory infection? My boy has some yellow/green dried up snot on his left nostril (never the right one). He also has a cut under his left nostril by his lip that looks a bit swollen, I’m not sure how it happened but it appeared yesterday morning...
  12. AlbertePedersen

    Overweight guinea pig :((

    Hi everybody, I need help. My guinea pig is a male of 1,5 years. He loves food, and can be very unhappy if he doesn't feel like he has gotten enough food or exactly the food that he wants. My problem now is that he has become incredibly overweight. I can no longer feel his ribs or spine. I...
  13. ChubbyCarrots

    Snow?!

    Whoop whoop! Finally getting some snow! We finally got a new hutch, so now the piggies don’t have to go in the cage when we move them indoors. They now have an outside hutch and the new inside hutch for bad weather. We added a fluffy cushion, a few pig-size knitted blankets and obviously hay...
  14. A

    HELP! Sick/Dying Guinea

    So any advice would be extremely helpful. My guinea's health has deteriorated within the last 24 hours. I'm taking her to the vet in the morning but now I'm wondering if it's best to let nature run its course here at home. Without stressing her with a car ride. She's eating and drinking still, a...
  15. G

    Small Black Patch by Butt

    I have just gotten a new guinea pig today and he seems completely healthy behavior wise, but when I was letting him run around in a pen by himself for a bit I noticed a little black patch right above his butt/lower back area. It seems like a scab and I tried pulling it off and it didn't bother...
  16. ChubbyCarrots

    DYING GUINEA PIG - PLEASE HELP

    I think my piggie is dying! He keeps opening and closing his mouth, he can’t move at all, he can’t eat or drink and THE VETS CANT DO ANYTHING PLEASE HELP ME BUDDY IS MY LIFE AND I LOVE HIM
  17. PiggiesAndPaws

    Guinea Pig 3rd Severe Stroke - Please Help!

    Hi there, my guinea pig has been having strokes since September and I really have no idea what to do! I can’t take him to the vets because they’re all closed, he’s paralysed and can only move his front two paws slightly, he’s still pooping but he looks like he’s dead. I know that he’s still...
  18. Livy

    Inflamed lymph node

    Hello I normally do a body check at least once a week on my piggies to check for lumps etc. Unfortunately today I did find a small lump on my 5 year old piggies neck. It is around the size of a pea and is free moving. I called the vet and got an appointment same day. She was diagnosed with...
  19. dannif_piggies

    Soft poos and wet bottom/belly

    So Honey was at the vets yesterday, come home, and she was rather wet and had soggy poops, I assumed her wet belly/bum was from her being in a fairly small space and her just sitting in her own wee, and then the soft poops were from the fact she had her morning veggies, then I packed her some...
  20. GeorgiaHarris

    Neutering

    I'm thinking about having my 7 month old boar neutered as I would would like him to be with a pair of females in the future. Does any one know much it costs and know of any information that may useful. Also, if anyone knows of any experienced vets in the West Midlands, particularly in or around...
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