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  1. MaddyGK

    White chunky stuff in my guinea pigs' bums.

    Hi there! I have two 1 1/2-year-old male guinea pigs. I was cleaning both of their grease glands, when I came across this really gross, greasy, white, stinky stuff coming out of their bums. It is kind of gritty and has pieces of shavings and hay in it. It smells HORRIBLE! Does anyone know what...
  2. Patch&fluff

    Mischievous guinea chewing bars constantly

    Hi, I am new to owning guinea pigs well say new I have had patch and fluff for about a year now. Recently over the past week patch had been constantly chewing the bars on his cage, I have tried lemon juice and also giving them more chew toys, re designed the cage for them, added new and...
  3. H

    Help ASAP

    Hi I’m a new Guinea pig owner and when I fed my guinea pig I felt something rough right under his mouth. I picked him up and saw what the thing was. It was like a small spike (idk how to explain it) there were two. I thought it was grass so I pulled on it (gently) and his mouth moved with it...
  4. A

    HELP! Sick/Dying Guinea

    So any advice would be extremely helpful. My guinea's health has deteriorated within the last 24 hours. I'm taking her to the vet in the morning but now I'm wondering if it's best to let nature run its course here at home. Without stressing her with a car ride. She's eating and drinking still, a...
  5. dannif_piggies

    Anyone else experienced this?

    So since Honey passed, Willow has been side By side neighbours with Lois and Laine. Initially this helped Willow realise she wasn't alone, and picked her appetitive straight back up. After about 2 days of being next to them, Willow started chewing at the bars and chewing the coroplast base on...
  6. Amyspuddan

    Gut stasis after care and advise please!

    Hi everyone Please could I have someones advice on my piggy and what I should do? I took my piggy to the vet as he wasn't eating. He got diagnosed with gut stasis and was advised to keep him for 24hours, so he was kept in and treated for the 24hours. We got him back fed him as normal and gave...
  7. 2Pigs2Many

    Guinea pig head tilt.

    I have 2 boys who are both almost 3 years old now. They have been generally healthy their whole life except 2.5 years ago they fought and got abscesses. They get timothy hay multiple times throughout the day, a small thing of pellets, fresh water, celery for lunch and red leaf lettuce +...
  8. G

    Small fights

    Okay so, Saturday I got these two adorable male teddy guinea pigs (2 months old) my friend named them Gandolf and Bartelby. They're not that scared of me: they take food/treats off my hand and dare to come out when I'm in the room. The problem is, Bartelby is the shyer one and doesn't come...
  9. C

    Aggressive Guinea Pig

    Hello All, I had two guinea pigs and I had to surrender one due to personal issues. Ruby and Coco lived in the same cage until there was ALOT of fighting and blood was drawn so I separated the girls at night and then brought them together during the day. I couldn’t trust them together and I...
  10. L

    Urgant, Please Help. - New tiny and slugglish piggy.

    Okay, to start off i have a small 3 month old guinea pig. i got her from a petco, because where i live there is NO rescues for small pets. and i wanted my 10 month old to have a friend. if anyone needs more info on that topic just look at my old threads. Back to what i need help with, i have...
  11. dannif_piggies

    Just a coincidence?

    So to sum up, I recently posted about changing Honey and Willows bedding to paper based bedding, with the idea that this would make it easier for Honey not to stand all in her soft poops, as they wouldn't just sit on the top of the fleece. Before I tried something like carefresh, I thought i...
  12. P

    Help for two piggies!

    Hi there, I'm new to this forum so sorry if I am reposting but I really need some advice. I've got 3 girls myself, I bought 2 as a pair from a breeder and adopted a third who settled in brilliant with them and there have been no issues since. However I am currently looking after my friends two...
  13. B

    Sneezing and slight cough. What is it?

    Hello, I recently got two new skinny pigs about a week ago Char(Charcoal) and Scotch. When I first got them I heard small sneezing noises and was highly concerned. I contacted the local pet store where I received them (private owned pet store). The pet store held onto them for a few days and...
  14. M

    Difficult Guinea Pig

    Hey all! I got my first guinea pig last year. When i first got her she was super sweet and didn’t seem to have a problem (she was also just itty bitty). Now moving more closer to her 1st birthday she can’t stand to be handled.. bites (where blood is drawn) and just overall hates me or my...
  15. R

    Help? My guinea pigs won't stop strangling their water bottle!

    Hello everyone? uh, this is kind of awkward because I've never posted on this kind of site before, but I'm doing it because I'm desperate. Hopefully I can get some answers rather quickly.. I have a problem that's pretty much what the title claims. My guinea pigs will NOT stop torturing and pulling...
  16. ellapuke

    Pigs fighting, please help.

    I have 2 guinea pigs (females) . One is 2 years old and the other is 1 years old. They have a big cage and are taken care of regularly . They have lived together for 4-6 months and there was no fighting. But one day when i was sleeping i heard really loud noises of them fighting, so i separated...
  17. L

    PLEASE HELP! Sick piggie

    Hi. I’ve had my guinea pig for around a year and a half now, and I’m starting to get worried about him. He’s had bumblefoot all his life, and I’ve treated it so many times. He’s been on antibiotics three times, as well as home treatments. It didn’t go away this time. He’s also lost some weight...
  18. S

    What happened

    Hi. I want to preface this with that I am new here, but I needed to share my experience. I lost my precious baby girl Cocoa last night, and the pain is still very fresh and graphic in my mind. But there’s something bugging me about it and it’s killing me. Cocoa was 5 years and 11 months old...
  19. dannif_piggies

    Am I trying for selfish reasons?

    Firstly I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section.. A bit of background story, Honey has ovarian cysts an successfully came through the spay, however since being given medication her gut has been completely thrown off and apart from one episode of decent poops (not perfect) she has had...
  20. AlphaUrd13

    Is this food chart accurate?

    Hello, I have been a G piggy mommy for almost 2 months and the research never ends when it comes to my piggies' health and diet and always stumble upon new website offering a variety of info. Some tend to clash with info on other sites so I figured starting a thread here and asking for help...
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