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  1. Lumie_

    My guinea pig may not make it

    Hello! I’m here to talk about my guinea pig. There’s nobody to ask about how to know what is going on with her and I just want to find clarity. My guinea pig, well where do I start? I have a guinea pig named Nickel and I got her and her play mate from a woman. That one died somehow and I woke...
  2. 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...
  3. Lucyscavies

    GUINEA PIG HANDLING

    Hello everyone, I’m just wondering how much should you take your piggies out of their cage or give them lap time? How important is this and how much do you let your piggies have floor and lap time? Is once a week enough or should it be more? Thanks x
  4. Lizzieejoyce

    Low calcium diet

    Hello everyone! Newbie here who could really do with some advice. 4 days ago I rescued two female guinea pigs (sisters approx 4 years old) and noticed their urine has a strong white colour, which has stained our patio, and a couple of their poos have white elements. Research says excess calcium...
  5. CharlieAndLolaPiggies

    Lost my Guinea Pig

    Hello everyone. I have a white guinea pig named Charlie, along with another one which is black, white and brown named Lola. I got them around October/September last year (2019) and have been loving them!. Recently though (today - 9/04/2020) I lost my guinea pig Charlie. I put her and her...
  6. O

    Waterproofing wooden guinea pig hidey

    I’ve just bought some wooden hideys for my guinea pigs and was wondering if anyone knows of a guinea pig safe coating that I could use to waterproof them from urine and prevent mould growing. My guinea pigs will probably chew round the edges so I want to be sure that it is 100% non-toxic...
  7. T

    Guinea Pig Chaos

    So I have a male Guinea pig named george about 2 years old.. had him since he was a baby. About 2 months ago I adopted 2 male guinea pigs around 2 yrs old as well..came together and live in the same cage. I tried to get george and the other two to meet but no luck there was almost a lot of...
  8. Chandlerguineapig

    Guinea pig constipation?

    Hiya this is my first time on the forums and I really need some help, my Guinea pig seems to be able to poop but has a large brown lump of what looks like sawdust and feces mixed together but I’m not sure (stuck in his bum) and I’m not sure what to do about it. I’ve react about ‘impacting’ in...
  9. Lucyscavies

    BOAR GLUE?

    Hi I’ve noticed this white thing on Scrappys penis, I’m really worried as I don’t know what it is and I really don’t want everyone to say take him to a vet! How can I get it off? The 2 bits at the bottom of him are woodshavings it’s the penis part I’m worried about.
  10. 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...
  11. T

    Bad Poops and Dirty Belly

    Hey, about a month ago I got my first pigs, but I have taken care of many before. My one pig, Teddy, has misshapen or crumbly poops and always has an awfully dirty belly, and appears not to clean himself. Anyone know what may be happening?
  12. Guptheguineapig

    Suspected mouse (hopefully not rat!) problem in apartment-- effect on piggies?

    So, over the last few days I have begun the journey of trying to (wild) rodent proof my third floor apartment. I found a hole in the wall by the cage which was thankfully plugged immediately with steel wool. I have also continued to keep all foods human and pigs in air tight bags or containers...
  13. Piggie1985

    Missing Pig

    Hi everyone - our two piggies escaped from their run today at lunch time. We have spent close to 9 hours looking for them including the same neighbors more than once. It’s very wet outside, the pigs could have got into the gardens either side and then on from there, they are definitely not in...
  14. M

    So long, Comet.

    My beloved Comet has unfortunately passed away today, and I can remember when I first came across this website. I was not a registered member, and we had all come here to look for advice on what to do for them. She died so unexpectedly that none of us could have seen it coming. She was in...
  15. T

    Two dominant boars & not enough space, Please help.

    Hello, I am a new guinea pig owner and I have unfortunately made a very irresponsible decision. Ten days ago I set out to get a new pet guinea pig, I had a 2x3 c&c cage set and all of the other necessities. To keep a long story short, I ended up being convinced to get two after being told they...
  16. A

    Should i get another guinea pig?

    Yesterday I lost my little guinea pig bubbles and through the grief I have been extremely worried about his brother thomas that he left behind. I am extremely scared that he will become lonely as he has been with bubbles since he was born. He is just a year old and I was going to see an exotic...
  17. M

    Piggy Need a buddy or old?

    Hi! My little pig grumps sadly lost his buddy Freddie three months ago 😞 he was coping well but I feel like he’s getting depressed without a friend. We try and spend much time as possible Win him, he’s eating fine and snoozing. But he isn’t he crazy run around self, I don’t know if this is...
  18. 5

    Ringworm

    Hi all, I have been thinking about getting some Piggies for a while now. I have done months worth of research on them and their care, but the one thing that is holding me back from getting some piggies is the fear of them coming out in ringworm. I have asked so many different people about it...
  19. S

    Crazy Piggy

    I just got a male guinea pig 5 days ago from a animal shelter. They didn't have his age, it was unknown. For the first 2 days he was perfectly fine. Of course he ran away from me when I tried to pick him up. But thats what all piggies do as what ive seen/read. After those 3 days we started...
  20. A

    Help Needed!

    My piggy has a crusty infection of some kind. I have no idea what it is? Any ideas/treatments?
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