help and advice needed

  1. A

    Unknown Illness?

    Hello everyone! I own four female adult guinea pigs, kept in a large enclosure, so they have enough free space. However, I am having issues with two of my guinea pigs and I'm desperate for answers, it is causing a lot of stress for me and others in the household- as well as the pigs too. We...
  2. Oreo and Cream Cracker

    Making fleece liners

    Hi so I’m thinking about making new fleece liners for my piggies cos they are currently on shavings and for health benefits I wish to put them in fleece as it would be better for them. But I’m not too sure what to put as the absorbent layer and I can’t use Uhaul as I'm in England and zorb is just...
  3. N

    My Dad Won't Let Me Get Another Pig After One Died

    Hello! This is my first post here, if I did something wrong please tell me. But I had 2 guinea pigs, Willow and Luna. Luna got sick and ended up passing away a few weeks ago. The vet said to have Willow quarantine for 2 weeks, and it's been 2 weeks. But, my family is going on vacation. So it'll...
  4. D

    Help! Boars suddenly fighting

    HELP! I have 2 boars (approx 1-2 years old) bonded since babies who have recently started fighting. I've had them four 4.5 months. At first I thought it was just some dominance assertion but it's starting to make me really nervous. Percy has started instigating and harassing Winston (the...
  5. Puddles1999

    Weird poops

    Miss Minnie has been having problems with her poops for awhile now. Seems like it comes and goes. I’ve noticed with her poops that some will be quite small with points on both ends. Some will look perfectly okay. Others will have a slight point on one side. Also not sure if this is a huge deal...
  6. MortyJojo

    When to rehome?

    I know I’ve gotten on here a lot and asked about dominance and the behavior of my pigs a couple times already but I’m beginning to wonder. I don’t wanna seem irrational by asking this but does anyone think I should rehome Jojo? I’ll explain why I ask. I took Jojo out of the cage and held him...
  7. A

    Need help with my guinea pigs toe

    I’m not sure how to use this I just got it cause I’m worried about my guinea pigs toe I don’t really know how to describe it. It was swollen just before the nail but after a while his whole toe became swollen and he barley has a nail. I wasn’t sure if I’d cut it and this is its way of healing or...
  8. L

    HELP! My guinea pig is losing weight, has scabbing? on his feet, and his skin looks kind of pale.

    His water has vitamin C in it, and he is drinking and eating regularly, but his poops are smaller than normal. If you have any ideas on what I should do, please let me know!
  9. Raybaybay

    Not sure what to do.

    Hello, I’ve had my guinea pigs for about three years. I adopted both, one as a youngin and the other after she had been to a family (I’m not sure how old she is) both girls. They’ve had their moments of not being happy with each other, but that’s been few and far in between. Recently my youngest...
  10. MortyJojo

    I have no idea what I’m doing pls help

    Hi y’all, I’m a New Guinea pig owner and I am oh so very confused on what to do. I have two male guineas (morty and jojo) that are about 2 months old. the first week I had them home I made the mistake of chasing them around the cage to pick them up and hold them. I still have to chase them...
  11. S

    Unexpected Passing - Don't know what to do

    Hello. I had four guinea pigs, separated in two cages because they don't all get along. Ginger and Panda were together and Rhona and Sasha were together. Over the last weekend, Rhona took an unexpected turn for the worse and there was nothing that could be done. It was probably something she...
  12. Winged_Vulon

    I need some help for a Skinny Pig

    Hello my name is Vulon and I have recently found this website. I adopted a Skinny Pig recently from a friend who couldnt take care of him. He has some problems with his skin right now and I'm wondering what I should do as I'm not experienced in Skinny Pigs. They look like flaking, but are red...
  13. L

    grease gland

    Does anybody know anything about something called a grease gland? it always kind of been on my guinea pig and I never knew what it was. I have to sort it out but I'm confused :) He also HATES baths and water? haha x -thanks
  14. L

    I don't know what to do. (C+C Cage)

    Hi, I have been a guinea pig momma for over 4 years now ha. I 'recently' adopted a new guinea pig (Jonty) who will be 3 this year. I also have a rabbit. They both have been living together for over a year now. I read earlier this week that rabbits are TOXIC to guinea pigs so I have made the...
  15. F

    Possible Ringworm In New Piggie

    Hi everyone! So yesterday in our boy piggie (Approx 11 weeks old) I noticed a bald flaky looking patch at the bottom of his back. Called the shop we got him from to ask what we needed to do etcetc. I've ordered the spot on stuff he's suggested for if it isn't ringworm but honestly from...
  16. G

    Surprise guinea pig

    Hello everyone, looking for general advice which would be greatly appreciated! My boyfriend of 3 years brought me a 8 week old boar from a pet store for our anniversary/Christmas present. I did not ask or even insinuate that I wanted any type of animal or that I was even ready for one, apart...
  17. D

    Guinea Pig advice

    Hello, I am thinking about getting a Guinea Pig. I did have guinea pigs as a kidAny answer to my questions would be very helpful. the guinea pig would be mainly an indoor pet, but when summer comes will take them outside on grass in a run (is quite a big run) is it ok to have just 1 guinea...
  18. B

    Help! My guinea pig twisted its nail!

    I woke up this morning to find one of my guinea pig (coconut) not really moving, my other guinea pig(hoss) was licking him. I had a feeling something was wrong so I picked coconut up and his nail is twisted sideways and the pink part is bleeding.
  19. Laurenmay

    Where can I get the best F10 solutions?

    Hi everyone, my Vet has told me that my pig needs nebulizing with F10 ready-made antiseptic solution however I'm a bit of a lost cause on where to get the solution from. If anyone has any recommendations they would be very much appreciated. :D
  20. E

    Rejected guinea pig

    I have a newborn guinea pig, 5 days old, rejected and pretty much dead when found. I have taken him home and hand fed him semi-skinned goats milk every hour- 2 hours. Yesterday (day 4) I started to hand feed him lettuce blended into goats milk. He has been doing really well often running about...