help and advice needed

  1. 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.
  2. Jesse's pigs

    Suspected bumblefoot

    I returned home from a week's holiday yesterday (six hour drive 😭) and my two hooligans stayed with a friend as opposed to my nan after their recent hay poke adventures (my nan can't see if anything is in/near the eye). And I cannot fault how she's looked after them. Both look happy and if I'm...
  3. L

    We don’t know what’s wrong...

    We would really appreciate some experienced advice. We have a male guinea pig called Bobby. He is 2. We noticed 2 weeks ago that he was lethargic and not eating much. We took him to the vet straight away (at this point he weighed 1.4 kg). We wanted to rule out gut issues and teeth issues so...
  4. grassypiggy

    confusing first day. advice needed

    (get ready for long question, oops) so i got my first girls Eloise and Eclair today! but its been odd! one of them is bold and has been wheeking ever since i brought out the timothy hay (they were being fed incorrect hay in previous home) and is being very bold (eating out my hand, coming to...
  5. 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...
  6. Brackenwolf1

    My Guinea pig has lost weight

    Hi I have a group of 3 13 week old male guinea pigs and I have one that the vet has confirmed is the runt. I weighed the boys last night a rolo (the runt) has lost weight and is now only 389g where as his brothers are around 500g. I hand feed rolo his veg but I was wondering what I could feed...
  7. T

    Bonded Pair Gone Bad

    Hi I rescue animals including guinea pigs with my fiancé. I have four permanent piggies in my home and I’ve run into a bit of a problem with a pair I took in about a year ago that’s been slowly getting worse the older they get. I rescued two male boats who were litter mates and they argued a...
  8. raynarem

    scared guinea pig

    hi! i’m not sure what category this would go under, but i guess it deals with my guinea pigs behavior. the fourth of july is only in 2 days, and i’m worried about my pig getting scared. he’s not phased by thunder storms from what i’ve seen, but i know it’s common for them to be scared by the...
  9. N

    Guinea Pig Scab

    Hello! I just made an account today, my name is Nikku and I have 2 female guinea pigs. Today, I spotted some sort of mark on one of my piggies and when I got a closer look, it looked like a dry wound or scab of some sort on the side of her left front leg. I also noticed she was missing a small...
  10. Angel_Celeste

    Concerned over behaviour.

    Hi all, I'm posting on behalf of my sister, who's extremely concerned about her Guinea pig. We've had him for around 3 months now, and I believe he's between 6-7 months old. We've just bought two more Guinea pigs yesterday, both female, and are housing them in a separate cage until he can be...
  11. Maddy_Loves_Animals

    My roughly 4 month old piggy bunny hops and issues with how Petland cares for pets

    Basically I was wondering if I could do something to help calm and soothe Luna so she doesn’t scream as much and figure out what the bunny hopping is. Below is a very long explanation to Luna’s background if you want to read. She was also very very tiny when I bought her and looked roughly 2...
  12. Caitlyn11

    Weird behavior

    Hi everyone, I got my little girl pickles about 2 months ago. She is very loud and popcorns often. She does, however, have some weird behaviors I’d like to ask about as I’m worried about my baby. They thought she was about 4 months old when I got her. She looooves cuddles to the point where she...
  13. My piggy Popbell

    My guinea pig died, and my other one is lonely.

    Hello everyone! I had two guinea pigs, two five year old sows and one sadly passed away only two days ago. My family and I are quite unsure of what to do since we only have one now, she is extremely lonely. We need help, or some tips... ~My piggy Popbell.
  14. Yaswinn

    Bloated and scared guinea pig

    Good evening, my guinea pig had bloat (not 100 % sure, since gassy and bloat are very similar in my mother tongue) just recently and she hasn't recovered yet, but she's bloated again. I did the mistake and fed her with a syringe, quite violently, and now she doesn't want to eat at all. I've...
  15. Hollyxxx

    Problem with eye

    I discovered today my guinea pig ozzy, who is almost 7 now, has something wrong with one n of his eyes. It has turned a bluey colour with a white spot in the middle. He normally has black brown eyes. There was movement of the white dot occasionally but it seems like he is unable to see out of...
  16. Mother of Piggies

    Uncooperative piggie

    Hi! I’m having problems with my two year old Abyssinian boar: he has a broken/missing tooth, which was almost definitely caused by a lack of vitamin c. I feed all of my piggies vitamin c tablets, which all except for Chewbacca (the pig in question) love. I’ve recently been trying even harder...
  17. C

    Guinea Pigs Have Lice?

    I noticed today that my 2 male guinea pigs seem to be very irritable and itching themselves much more than usual. When I tried to pick them up they chittered angrily and did not want to be picked up. After I wrangled one, I looked at his fur an noticed there were moving parasites on his back...
  18. CW2211

    Are my piggies happy?

    Hi everyone, if you haven’t read any of my recent posts, I have just brought home 2 rescue girls on Sunday and so far I do think they have settled alright as they are eating, coming out of wherever they are hiding, and are allowing me to hand feed them (sometimes handle out of the cage but I...
  19. B

    2 New boys... 4 bores total.....

    Please someone help me. I’ve my same boys for almost a year, Felix and Rufus. I think it was a bad idea in the beginning to take in 2 more bores just yesterday.... I couldn’t tell myself no though because these ones where severely neglected; both 3 year olds who never had their nails trimmed EVER...
  20. A

    Introducing two bonded younger males to my older boar?

    Hi! i really REALLY need some help! just recently, one of my two 4 year old male pigs passed away. out of the two, he was unfortunately always the one struggling with health problems and i think we all knew his time was coming soon. we’ve decided to cremate him and we miss him very much. the...
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