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  1. Paetwood

    Respiratory issues?

    So Fleetwood lost a decent amount of wieght around 2 weeks ago, and I was already tot and her to the vet, but she stopped losing weight. She hasn’t gained it back yet, but I thought maybe she’s just growing. And she acted fine. About 2 days ago I noticed whenever she saw me she started wheeking...
  2. 2Pigs2Many

    Bramble in 3rd cut Timothy Hay?

    This might be a strange question, but is 3rd cut Timothy Hay supposed to have these sharp brambles? I usually buy from RabbitHole Hay but they were out of stock on a 3rd cut I wanted to try, so I went to Small Pet Select (Which seems like a big mistake). I ended up cutting my hand so bad it...
  3. X

    Guineapigs keep eating coroplast cage insert

    :help::ple::help: One of my guineapigs keeps eating the coroplast his cage base is made of, its mostly for attention i try ignore him but if i do the more he eats. Ive covered most of the plastic woth either fleece or toys to stop hom eating ir but it doesnt work. He has 2 cage mates, both girls...
  4. Paetwood


    So after the loss of my Panic, I got my guinea Fleetwood a new cage mate, we quarantined her for about a week and then went to the vet and got an all clear. We introduced over 3 days of holding them both, but not caving them together. Yesterday my dad was holding both of them and said Fleetwood...
  5. MyPreciousOli

    Matured male and baby male introduction. Help please!

    I have a 2 year old male, Sherlock, who has just been introduced to my 9 week old pups Remy and Tigger (who are male littermates). I know that they are supposed to set dominance but Sherlock is chasing Remy around the cage and putting his nose between Remys back legs. There isnt any biting...
  6. euthene


    I recently just got a pig named Max (white piggy). Their owners couldn't keep him since they were moving to a smaller place, so I had my piggy meet him. I thought it was fine between them, a lot of dominance between the both of them but nothing more serious when I met with her. Once I got home...
  7. P

    Strange mark

    Hi I’m very confused that my guinea pig pootle has a strange mark on her ear. Does anybody know what it is? It’s been there for about a week and I’m getting woried about her.
  8. xmegj_96x

    Help with Zithromax dosing and URI

    Hi, firstly I'd just like to say that i've been using this forum for help for many years but have only just made an account to make my first thread as usually I am able to find the info I need from others but I am now in a bit of a tricky situation and I'm not sure where else might be able to...
  9. elris

    alternatives to cat litter

    we bought cat litter for our pigs without any research ch on how bad it is for them. can anyone offer some alternatives to soak up guinea pig pee.
  10. Guptheguineapig

    Specialist Ear Infection/falling over

    Hello there! I have a little girl named Tippy. She was a rescue from a pet store. She was kept in the back room because she had a head tilt and they couldn't put her out in the front with the rest of the pigs... When I rescued her she was reported infection free (which now I don't believe)...
  11. E

    Guinea pigs itch but completely fine? Help please

    My 5 piggies, all itch though their seperated, have been for months.. no hair loss, no hair grease, no bold spots, happy, very energetic and eats a lot! Just scratching constantly, doesn't mind touching... a while ago when they still itched and we went to the vets it he said there was no mites...
  12. B

    possibly sick guinea pig? please advise

    my guinea pig was adopted just over two weeks ago, and has been doing pretty well. he gets along with his cagemate, has bright eyes and is constantly popcorning. i haven’t weighed him yet, as he is still not comfortable being picked up. so, he’s been a pretty happy, healthy pig. however, over...
  13. Gemm

    Dental Missing teeth and not eating!

    Hello A while ago my guinea pig Alvin lost his bottom incisors and over time his top ones grew so he had a dental. Since then he has been though the wars, he initially improved and then got worse and was loosing weight fast. I took him back to the vets who diagnosed an ulcer and he was given two...
  14. P

    Help my boar is 'aggressive'

    My guinea pig (nibbles) is a boy who will not stop attacking my other piggies hes around 2 years old and keeps biting his farther and my other male and actually rips out fur or makes them bleed. They got along one time but he was younger. Now whenever they are together he will chase them, bite...
  15. K

    Teeth chatter

    Hello! I am new here. I have a new piggy named Stitch. I’ve had him for about two days. He’s been perfectly fine until earlier today. I am still learning how he likes to be petted. I tickled his belly earlier and he started chattering his teeth. From all of the things I’ve read, this is a little...
  16. dannif_piggies

    Types of fungal

    Prior to dealing with Misty's ringworm, I'd never had experience with fungal issues, and upon research I've read that piggies can get other fungal issues too just ringworm is the most contagious. So my question is, what are the symptoms of these other fungal infections? Do like look like the...
  17. elris

    please help - itchy guinea pig after arrival of new companion

    hello, i have recently bought a baby guinea pig to be a companion for my one year old lola. from the day that i got her, lola has begun scratching pretty heavily, mainly around her nose and towards her back. i’ve never seen her do this before. i bought a flea/mite treatment and used it on both...
  18. G

    Persistent Soft Poop/Stool! Help!

    Hi! I have two boars. Patches and Carmal. I posted another thread about this, but it has not gotten better. I’m really worried. I live in the US, so I would not be able to get fibreplex. He does not have diarrhea but both of their poops are soft. I have not taken them to the vet, since my...
  19. HotCheetoBagel

    New pup wont move legs

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and really am worried about my Guinea's new pup. She hasnt been moving around like the piggy pups I see in Youtube videos. While she is ambulatory, she has great difficulty using her legs to move around. She was only born yesterday so I am not sure how much of...
  20. H

    New Guineas can’t find water

    Hi! We got two guinea girls yesterday and we’ve been leaving them to settle in and have fed them veg by hand so they warm up to us. Luckily they seem really confident with that. However, they don’t appear to have touched their water bottle and I’m worried they can’t find it! Any tips or will...