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  1. LunaAndPepper

    Spayed mother living with two grown sons?

    Hello! About a month ago, I adopted two "female" Guinea pigs from a pet store, one happened to be male and the other turned out to be pregnant. I had to give the father away, but now there's the problem of what to do with the two newborn male guinea pigs. They are perfectly healthy, and I really...
  2. S

    I can't go to a vet about our dying guinea pig.

    We bought guinea pigs a few years ago. Little did we know they'd been inbred, and all except 1 have grown tumours and two have died because of it. The first guinea pig that grew a tumour was taken to a vet and had an operation to remove it, but that cost my mum £90 and she said she wouldn't...
  3. RachelLaura2012

    Bonding 2 Males

    Hi, We got our first boar Dwight in Autumn 2019 - he was recommended to be homed individually because he was apparently bullied and when we got him, he had a couple of recovering cuts on his face. We kept him alone until January to see how he developed and he was doing well. He was lively and...
  4. S

    mystery guinea pig paralysis! please help!

    I checked on my guinea pigs and I noticed one flopped on its side not moving. I at first thought he was dead and freaked out but upon closer inspection I noticed he was still aware, the problem was his legs. He had no control over his hind or front legs and even his head was just flopping...
  5. Jesse's pigs

    E. cuniculi

    Hi, Not a piggy post, but i guess still relevant. So my bunny has had loss of balance today (I am going to see a vet so I'm not seeking a diagnosis) and is just rather wobbly. He isn't paralyzed. He is still using his hind legs to itch and can kick etc (and hump- thanks for the demonstration...
  6. T

    Question about Bloating Medication

    Hello All, We took Chai to an emergency care center as I suspected she had a case of bloating. They gave her injections of Reglan (Metoclopromide) and buprenorphine. They told us they did not have the oral version of Reglan and to consult with our vet for a prescription. I have been reading the...
  7. retro

    My grandma got really sick after helping clean my guinea pig room.

    She’s been throwing up and had diarrhea. We had to take her to the hospital. Is it possible that this could’ve caused it? Being around Guinea pigs, cleaning up hay. Maybe the Guinea pigs themselves or their mess? I didn’t want her to do it, but she did it while I was at work so I couldn’t say...
  8. A

    1 year old and 3 month old. What food is better?

    I have a 1 year and 1 month old guinea pig who lives in the same cage as a 3 month old guinea pig. Should I feed pellets and hay made for adult guinea pigs or ones made for baby guinea pigs?
  9. Makaiobaby

    Single Piggie

    Hi I hope someone can help! Just as a little background to my guinea pig we got him single as there was 2 others left with him so we decide to take the 1 instead of leaving him. Makaio was bullied by all the other piggies and it was pretty clear considering his chewed off ear when we got him...
  10. Z

    SORE NOSE , HELP PLEASE

    awfully worried about poor gus’s nose! he has two stiff bits of hair on his nose and i can’t find any pictures that look similar to it on any of the forums. should i be worried? is a vet appointment necessary? please any help
  11. Kirbs

    help asap! - Bad fall with bleeding mouth and coughing

    My guinea pig fell from quite a height. He is walking fine but is coughing quite a bit and the inside of his mouth is bleeding. I can't take him to the vet as they don't do emergency appointments. Do I need to worry? :(((
  12. Spoink

    Worried, please help. (URI/Syringe feeding)

    My piggy is breathing quite fast, she was making soft vocal noises with the out-breath but that has stopped now. She is not breathing as fast as she was when I noticed it (she is sat on my lap wrapped in her blankie). She has been through quite a lot recently and I'm at my wits end...
  13. Spoink

    Please help me, I’m going round the bend

    My guineapig Biscuit was diagnosed by the vet with an infection, prescribed us Loxicom anti inflammatory (0.4ml every 12 hours) and Baytril antibiotics (0.5ml once a day). We did around 7 days course of this, she stopped eating. Obviously, we took her back to the vets and they have given us...
  14. P

    Spurs or Bumblefoot?

    Hello, I am new to this forum, but I have had guinea pigs for most of my life. One of my piggies has a spur on her front foot (no big deal), however today I noticed a bump on her other front foot. Does it look like bumblefoot? She has black spots on her pads and it makes it difficult.
  15. Spoink

    Territorial over food?

    Hi, any help would be so appreciated. I have 2 females, Biscuit was adopted and is at least 2 years old (actual age unknown) and one new addition that we got 2 days ago, Piglet - she’s a baby. :love: We did an introduction and all was really smooth. Biscuit seemed to take Piglet under her wing...
  16. meatloaf

    Emergency Blood in poop, help needed

    Hi there, I just joined this forum to see if I could get any opinions on what is wrong with Meatloaf. She's about 5 1/2 years old and last week we noticed blood in her cage. Originally we thought it was a UTI because it seemed like it was in her pee, but the next day it looked like it was coming...
  17. O

    new guinea pigs: how am i doing? anything i should know?

    hi all :) i bought my 6 week old guinea pigs yesterday from a pet store (i couldn't find a rescue near me). one is crested (crystal) and the other is an american (lulu), i was told they are girls. they're currently living in a 2x5 c&c cage with a corflute liner. i've also lined the corflute with...
  18. Kirbs

    what do i do?

    Ok, so basically I have 2 boars that live great together and then 3 that are alone (different cages). Howard used to live with the other 2 but was unfortunately bullied and we separated him in August when he was around 4 months. Mr Muffin and Blueberry were adopted by us when they were around 6...
  19. Makaiobaby

    Help! What is on my guinea pigs nose?

    Last night I found this strange patch on my guinea pigs nose. I can’t seem to get a good picture of it but it’s a small hard patch that just seems like matted fur but why is it there?
  20. D

    Tiny poops?

    Mainly since yesterday I’ve noticed that my piggy is producing really tiny poops. His normal poops are at leat 3-4x bigger... (see the images, I put a nugget of Burgess next to it for comparison). I’m monitoring his food and hay intake, and his appetite has seemed to reduce a little bit, but...
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