help and advice needed

  1. Emilymaexx

    Guinea Pigs Won’t Leave Cage

    Hi! So, I have had my guinea pigs for 3 years now. For the first year and a half of having them I had carpet in my bedroom. The Guineas absolutely loved floor time and would squeak to be let out for floor time. Since I have changed to laminate flooring (due to the amount of floor time the pigs...
  2. H

    I need help please

    My guinea pig Maxwell seems to be sick and I'm not sure how. This morning I fed him and my two girls Hamtaro and Oxnard and he was squeaking and happy. I just got home and now he's all slow and he isn't eating, he seemed to be paralyzed but I don't know if it's that. He's barely moving and isn't...
  3. C

    Guinea pig eye shut

    So my one guinea pig will not open his one eye. I'm not sure what could've happened. He is also squeaking quite a bit. Does anyone know anything that could be wrong or have any advice for me? (He is 4 months old btw)
  4. A

    Unprepared mother of found piggie!

    Hello Everyone! I live in NYC and found a lil piglet in the park and because of the pandemic still keeping things closed here and the park staff/ 311 not having a lot of information to get her to a safe place - I decided to take her in as a foster and potential child. I bought her a cage (that...
  5. Jesse's pigs

    Outside or Inside?

    I’m having a bit of a dilemma at the moment and I’m honestly torn. I have kept all of my Guinea pigs indoors and they’ve all occupied my bedroom- a nice warm room that I frequent so they get human interaction loads and I can cuddle them as much as I want lol. I love having them next to...
  6. Jasmined

    Is this URI or allergy? Please help

    Yesterday morning I noticed I could hear Teddy breathing a little heavier than normal after I’d heard her sneeze a few times. by the afternoon her breathing had become more noisy and her sneezes sounded a little wet, some crustiness round her nose. By Luck managed to get her a vet appointment...
  7. Percypatch

    Soft, mushy poop

    Hey everyone, My piggy Percy has had soft mushy poop for a couple of days now. This has happened before however, it went away within a day. Sometimes the poop will even smell quite a bit. Not always though. I’m just wondering what I should do to help him. I’ve read online that completely...
  8. Theprettypigs

    Poorly pig and no vet money!

    Hello! I need some advice, my piggy Cleo is very sick at the moment, and I will be ringing the vets tomorrow, she is limping, has white discharge coming from her nose and jelly bits in her poop, due to corona I have not been able to work meaning I haven’t been getting any money! I am 17 years...
  9. RachelLaura2012

    Pooing problems

    Dwight has had a rough 48 hours - we the morning before last that he hadn’t done a poo overnight, which was very very odd for him because he’s usually a greedy messy boy. After observing for a few hours, we noticed that he was quite tired and cuddly, whereas usually he’s feisty and doesn’t like...
  10. Avior

    One of our two piggies died a few days ago, what should we do?

    A few days ago, one of our pigs, buttons, died due to old age. A peaceful death in her sleep. Our remaining pig, doughnuts, has been moved to another cage because we feared that if we put her back in the old one without her sister, she might give up. I know a lot of people say to get another...
  11. L

    Nasty bite on ear & head tilt.

    Hello all! I recently rescued two young guinea pigs (6 months old) after they were given up by a family that seemingly became disinterested in them (who would have known that prey animals wouldn’t be overly fond of being picked up by young children?!). We have had them for over a week and they...
  12. Jesse's pigs

    Antibiotic question

    So little Steve had X-rays done Sunday and no sludge or stones were found on the images. The vet said likely a case of cystitis so prescribed a course of baytril (0.28mls) for two weeks and loxicom (0.28mls). I was also given probiotics to stop the poos going runny. I've been giving this since...
  13. M

    Bonding is not going well :(

    I’ve had my guinea pig for about two months with out any problem. She’s about a month and a half old. So I decided to get a new one so they can bond. I reached out to a rescue and they had one female named lea she’s at least half a year old ( 100g bigger) but that said she was antsy. I wanted...
  14. M

    Shirley has Cystitis... Advice

    Hi Everyone, I am after some advice. Shirley is 3 years old and always been healthy. About 2 months ago I noticed blood coming from her when she was on the grass in her run. I took her to the emergency vet who prescribed a 7 day course of baytril and said it was probably a UTI. It cleared up but...
  15. D

    Guineapig lice

    Help I’ve just found lice in my guineapigs fur ( I adopted them Monday) any help and advice please. They live in fleece bedding too ! X
  16. Jesse's pigs

    Please ease my worry

    Hi guys me again I seem to only ever come back with bad news. 😱 Steve. My little Steve the new worrying furchild. Really seeking some good words and hopefully some "he's going to be ok, doesn't mean he's gonna die". I have my 11 year old rabbit going in for a dental tomorrow (it is necessary)...
  17. S

    Wanting to build a new cage with wood.

    Hello all 😊 I'm new here and looking to build an enclosure for my two beautiful piggies, I'd like to give them more space and also allow for getting a couple more piggies in the future. I have looked up which woods are safe to use however I am struggling to find where to buy these from. B&Q all...
  18. preciousandsweetue

    Scared for my guiena.

    Hi so I made this post because I can’t find much information on safari but I check my guiena pigs vaginal area often as one time my one guiena girl got hay stuck in there so I just want to be cautious now. So I just hold them rocking them back gently and check the area to make sure no infection...
  19. A


    Disclaimer: I am not familiar with guinea pigs as much but I really do enjoy them and have done as much research as I can online. I have decided to reach out further on this forum for more advice. Hi, I have two guinea pigs and one of them has mites really bad (specifically sarcoptic mange...
  20. MollyB

    Fungal treatment help if possible!

    So I'm having a mild panic about my guinea pig's skin problem because I can't really get to a vets, but after some research on here and the internet generally (he has flaky skin and fur with flakes attached) it seems he has a fungal infection. Here's the plan, please tell me if I'm incorrect or...