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  1. AlbertePedersen

    Overweight guinea pig :((

    Hi everybody, I need help. My guinea pig is a male of 1,5 years. He loves food, and can be very unhappy if he doesn't feel like he has gotten enough food or exactly the food that he wants. My problem now is that he has become incredibly overweight. I can no longer feel his ribs or spine. I...
  2. S

    Friend for my pig?

    Hi, this is my first post on here so I hope I’m doing this right. I have a female pig named Piggy, I adopted her about two months ago from a classmate who couldn’t take care of her anymore, she told me she was about 2.5 years old and they “rescued” her from someone before them. I got the...
  3. H

    Cagey in the cage advice

    Hi, I have 2 male guinea pigs aged about 9 months. I got them from a private seller as a Xmas gift from Santa. They were the sellers first litter, she had sold them to a friend but they were returned, so I bought them. Anyway, they live in my living room so that they are not spooked by our...
  4. KaylaT4403

    Rumblestrutting and Weird Popcorning

    One of my Sow's (Penelope) has been in heat lately. I would not be concerned if It did not look weird. She chases my other sow ( Luna) around the cage mounting her. After she fails to mount she does a super weird popcorn. It's each time. It's kind of like a really jerky twitchy popcorn It's hard...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. S

    What could be wrong with my Guinea Pig / What are signs of sawdust allergy?

    Hello, Ok so, um, where do I start? My guinea has been squeaking weirdly, like a wheek, but with a wheezy side. She keeps sneezing, but I haven’t noticed her nose running, or anything coming from her eyes, and I’ve checked her cage and there’s no diarrhoea from what I can see. It’s quite...
  9. P

    Ear biting!

    Help! My submissive piggie just bit my dominant ones ear, the dominant pig didn't move or react and isn't hurt at all, and is now led by the submissive one quite happily. I've never seen them do this before, what's going on?
  10. 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...
  11. dannif_piggies

    Bit of a hay emergency

    So long story short, j seriously underestimated the amount of hay an extra two piggies would eat over November and December. I bought a new 9kg bag in November and didn't even consider christmas and potentially running out, one minute I had almost a bag full the next it was the short dusty bits...
  12. P

    Lump or bone? Please help

    Hi all, when picking up my youngest piggie today (he's 10 months) I noticed a hard rounded end lump or bone,I'm not sure which, in between his front legs, I can't feel one on my older pig, however he has quite a bit more fat than my little one. The lump feels as though it is long and curved at...
  13. B

    Dominance or fighting?

    Hello! I am a new piggy owner! I currently have three male skinny pigs! Pig who is almost 4 months is in his own separate cage and Scotch and Char(Charcoal) are in their own catch and are 2-3 months old) Pig is in a large Living World Cage and Scotch and Char are in an XL Living World Cage. I...
  14. SunnyLizB

    Bedding Dust - help

    We recently bought some pine bedding by mistake. Not only are the peices huge and a bit rough, we didn't realize it was pine. Now our guinea pig, Ceasar, is sneezing like crazy and even the occasional cough. He has a runny nose as well. Having him in a separate room while we tried to air this...
  15. P

    Rumblestrutting at everything!

    Hi all, I got two beautiful male piggies in August this year, one is a year old and the other is about 7 months, I adopted them and they'd lived together even before me, the older one is definitely the dominant one and the younger never challenges him, however my older piggie constantly...
  16. dannif_piggies

    Need advice on bedding

    So this may actually be in the wrong section. But I wants some advice from those who use paper based bedding, I.e carefresh. To sum up, I've been using fleece for quite some time now, and I love it, that is when Honeys poops are normal. As some of you may know I have an ongoing battle with...
  17. D

    Adopting

    Hello! So, recently I had a gerbil that passed and to I guess comfort me, my dad decided he was going to get me another animal I wanted. After looking over stories of different rodents, I said a quick no to hamsters after I saw a lot of stories of how aggressive they could be, and I felt wrong...
  18. 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...
  19. G

    Small Black Patch by Butt

    I have just gotten a new guinea pig today and he seems completely healthy behavior wise, but when I was letting him run around in a pen by himself for a bit I noticed a little black patch right above his butt/lower back area. It seems like a scab and I tried pulling it off and it didn't bother...
  20. 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...
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