#healthandillness

  1. mytwomaleguineas

    Cookie’s weekly weighing

    Hi! :) I’m back again. I think I’m just a really anxious pig mom :doh:but cookie’s weight chart is currently decreasing. He is at 1461 grams and his age is about 1.5 years old. Is this normal? Thank you!
  2. basicpiggies

    Eye Crusties (Picture Attached)

    Hi all! I’ve noticed that one of my guinea pigs has some crust around her eyes (but most of it is just on one). They look white to me, so I thought it could be cleaning fluid. There’s no problems otherwise. No uptick in sneezing, no noisy or labored breathing, no crust on her nose, etc. She’s...
  3. C

    Possible ill guinea pig?

    Hello, I made this account just now to gain advice on what I should do. My young guinea pig Pico, has been more tired than usual lately. It started last night and I'm genuinely worried about his health. He's had health complications before as he has has pneumonia in the past, he took antibiotics...
  4. basicpiggies

    Guinea Pig Ate Poop Off Ground?

    Hi all! I was watching my guinea pigs and I noticed one of them wake up from her nap and eat two poops directly off the ground. I know they eat their poop but she ate two that I believed to be normal poops. They weren’t old as I had just swept the cage two hours prior but I’ve never seen them...
  5. A

    small v lack beetles

    Hi, I was cleaning out my hairless guinea pigs cage and i noticed 2 black beetles or something. They were relatively small. They didn’t seem harmful. i squashed them and threw them away. My guinea pigs don’t seem to have anything on them and they’re eating happily and popcorning. I was just...
  6. Ivy_and_Luna

    Hungry and stinky guinea pig

    So a few months ago my guinea pig Ivy had a uti, was fine after that then had bladder stones, medicine got rid of them, she had another uti a week ago. But now after the medicine is done she still smells really bad, it’s like a fish smell and she’s constantly hungry, like I’ll give her a...
  7. mytwomaleguineas

    Pink urine

    Hello! I’m really worried right now. Although I am experienced with guinea pigs, I am not a pro. My guinea pig recently peed pink a few days ago then it stopped and returned to their usual color. It started being pink when I slowly adjusted them to their new pellets. They loved it but shortly...
  8. Lucyscavies

    Eye ulcer?

    Hi sorry if this is long but I’m concerned about Scooby’s eye. It started September/October time last year. It started out with just a tiny lump that you could only notice if you pulled his eye back so I took him to the vets and got given some eye drops (sorry I can’t remember the name). They...
  9. F

    Help! Itchy guinea pigs

    Both of my guinea pigs have been almost constantly scratching themselves. I’m not too sure if it’s mites or just dry skin. What should I do? Are there any products or tips anyone could please recommend? Here’s a pic of one of my guinea pigs back
  10. J

    Bumblefoot or something else? Help!

    Hey! So I’m wondering if anyone can help, I got my pig out today and noticed this on her foot. It’s only on one foot (front) and only in this place. I’m worried it may be the start of bumblefoot but it doesn’t look much like other cases i’ve seen. Has anyone seen anything like this? Thanks in...
  11. R

    UTI Trouble?

    Hi All, Hoping for some advice. 2 weeks ago our little pig Bertie developed symptoms of a UTI (small blood spots in his urine) so we took him to the vet, where he was prescribed 0.75 ml of Enrobactin and 0.5ml of Metacam for the pain. Around 4 days later he was visibly in more pain when he...
  12. Lucyscavies

    Human colds and guinea pigs

    Hi all, my daughter has recently had a cold and everytime she fed or went near the piggies she wore gloves and a mask. The cold has cleared up now but she has a cough and blocked up nose, she feels fine in herself though so I was wondering if she will be ok handling the piggies now? Is it still...
  13. P

    Please Help- White Spots on Ear

    So I was checking my guinea pigs ear today and I noticed 4 white lumps on the ear. I'm not sure exactly what it is and am wondering whether need to take to the vet or if there is something I can do at home. I have 2 guinea pigs, and there is nothing in either of the other guinea pigs ears. I am...
  14. Lucyscavies

    WEIGHING GUINEA PIGS

    Hi I got baby scales from a friend today and weighed my one year old male guinea pigs for the first time. Scooby weighs 1,600g and Scrappy weighs 1,500g are they normal weights as I read that they should be no more than 1,200g? Thanks :)
  15. Lucyscavies

    PINK EYE

    Hi does Scooby’s eye look ok? I know I’m asking a lot of questions on here but I’m new to owning guinea pigs so I want to make sure I’m doing everything right. Basically if you look closely he has a little red spot just outside his eye, I noticed it last night but when I went to check on him...
  16. Lucyscavies

    GUINEA PIG POOPS

    Hi all, I was wondering if my boys poops look ok? I don’t really know if they healthy or not and just thought I’d check. Thanks.
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