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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. A

    Guinea pig making wet noise when he eats?

    My skinny pig has been eating weird and now and then makes so sort of wet noise he also has to hold his food down and rips pieces off of it? My other Guineas have never done any of these things? And I just over thinking? Help! He eats perfectly fine though and hasn’t stopped at all.
  7. N

    Is my cage big enough for 4 piggies?

    Hi there, I'm currently looking into upgrading my piggies cage, I currently have 2 male pigs in a pet shop cage (I know it's bad, it's only temporary and they are out all the time) I'm looking into building my own cage and using a base that will be 150cm × 75cm and eventually I want to grow my...
  8. dannif_piggies

    Pellet suggestion (UK)

    I'm looking for a new pellet to feed my piggies. However what kind of levels should I be looking for in terms of fibre, protein, calcium, etc..? I recently realised that the pellets my pigs are on are alfalfa based which would've been fine for Willow as a baby, but I'm concerned these are too...
  9. dannif_piggies

    Cannot get rid of soft poops

    Sorry in advance for the long post.. So for anyone that has been following Honey's experience of having a Spay, they will know that two days before her spay she got very soft poops, and this has continued still to this day (since the 15th September), various things along the way could have...
  10. dannif_piggies

    Those of you that have a hay box...

    Hey guys, those of you that have a dedicated hay box, rather than a hay rack or just using hay as bedding, what do you use below the hay? I would love to have a dedicated hay section/box for the piggies especially Willow as she is always jumping in the hay rack to run through it... I used to...
  11. T

    Bonded pair fighting

    Hi everyone, about eight months ago I adopted two pigs from a shelter. They are two male piggies about a year old at adoption and were already bonded. I could tell from their interactions that one pig, Tucker, was the dominant pig. Although lately Wilbur the other pig is starting to fight and...
  12. R

    New Bigger Cage, Piggie Refuses To Use Ramps. Need Advice.

    Hello, I am new to this site and in need of advice. My wife and I just decided to upgrade our Guinea Pigs cage and are having trouble transitioning her into it. The old cage was the Midwest Habitat Cage, and we purchased the Midwest Habitat Plus to add onto it. It has this divider to separate...
  13. S

    Help with pregnant guineapig

    Hi all i have a pregnant guineapig named mrs pig that i got about 9 weeks ago from a breeder i was told she may be pregnant and I'm 100% sure she is as she just got bigger and bigger and now i can see the babies moving around i have had a guineapig have babies when i was a child and everything...
  14. Little trinquet

    Unexpected new Guinea pig owner. (Australia)

    First I have never owned a guinea pig in my life, so I mean no disrespect to anyone for my lack of knowledge if this is all normal. and This is my first guinea pig, I was not exactly expecting to take home any that day more just looking around, looking into it all. and trying to look into the...
  15. Celine298

    Blood in Pee

    Hello all! Sunny has a mysterious illness and I thought I would put it out there to see if anyone else has encountered it. Two weeks ago I noticed some red patches in the cage when cleaning it. I took Sunny and Lola out, gave them a thorough inspection and palpitated their tummy's (like the...
  16. NightingaleTear

    Fungal infection on my pig's inner thighs/belly?

    I have been watching two spots on my pig, Sundae, for the past 3-4 months. they are located on his inner thighs almost on his belly, and they're symmetrical to each other. They almost look like nipples, but he is a male, not a female, and he hasn't had them there before, so i was able to rule...
  17. Connor123

    Guinea pig biting!

    I have 2 guinea pigs, squeak and fluff. Squeaks has been pretty aggressive lately ever since we got fluff. Squeaks loves being pet and will usually never bite. But sometimes squeaks will stand over fluff (fluff is smaller) and will repetitively nip fluff ever 30 second about, and when I try to...
  18. dannif_piggies

    Coroplast problems

    So the base of my c&c is currently corrugated plastic sheet from wickes, before little one Willow arrived it was doing the job fine, as my older one Honey is extremely calm, but now Willow keeps jumping around and now the sides of the coroplast base have started to "cave" inwards. (hope people...
  19. Bacon

    Can a male guinea pig around 2 years old still have a friend?

    I'm new to owning a guinea pig and before I got my 2 year old male guinea pig named Waffle everywhere I looked was saying no matter what he needs to have another guinea pig with him. I went to the pet store the other day and they said that since he is a older unbounded male he is now too...
  20. MochaLocha

    One of my guinea pigs have a weird eye?

    I've had my guinea pigs for awhile now, none of them have been sick and my guinea pig Patchy has had this small eye and big eye for awhile now. Were thinking she is blind (or will become blind) in that eye. She has never shown signs of sickness, in fact she is very curious and loves eating. So...
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