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  1. P

    Do Not Use “Nu-Stock” ointment!

    About a month and a half ago, one of my three piggies (Buffy) got ringworm. A family member of mine told me she used a product called “Nu-Stock” animal ointment on her dog when she had ringworm and it went away. I did a lot of research on it, but found no information about it specifically...
  2. piggie.slave

    Older and baby boar bonding

    Hi all, My older guineapig Fudge passed away around a month ago at the age of 4 leaving my other guineapig (Rolo) on his own. I am now currently sitting on the floor watching Rolo and the new baby (whose yet to have a name) run around the pen, humping each other teeth chattering etc, and it’s...
  3. isabell

    My guinea pig is bleeding

    I just got back from vacatin and my female guinea pig is bleeding form her bottom she is 3 years old and this has never happened before my mother told me it’s just a period but I’m concerned that my little girls in some trouble. My brother says that this has been happening for a while. I just...
  4. V

    Help I lost my piggy

    Yesterday i went on a field with my 5 weeks old piggy. I placed him on the grass and he started nibbling on the grass immediately. I turned around for a few seconds so i could put my stuff down and when i turned around, he wasn't there anymore. I searched everywhere but I could find him. I...
  5. D

    Lone guinea pig - what to do?

    About 2 weeks ago, we picked up a lone little boy from a breeder. The breeder sold him alone because he was born in a litter of only girls, and all of the other baby guinea pigs from that breeder were also little girls. Very early on, the breeder isolated our little guy away from his mum and...
  6. T

    Constant Grunting?

    Hi, My 4 y/o piggie Hazel has a huge tumour which she's had for two years, so she's on painkillers twice a day and she's a very busy, happy pig. This morning we noticed she's making a constant grunting noise and we were concerned she might be in pain so we took her to the vets. It was a...
  7. oofitsnaomi

    New Guinea Pigs Not Drinking

    Hi! I recently adopted two guinea pigs, Finn and Parker. Finn is cream and white, Parker is black, white and cream. Here is them in their travel cage when we were preparing to take them home! They're three months old. I put them in their cage. They won't come out of their little hut so I put...
  8. Jesse's pigs

    Mo worrying pigmum again

    Hi guys (yet another post in the health and illness section regarding Mo). Yesterday, I noticed that several of the boys poos seemed softer than normal and smaller in size- I soon found the culprit to be Steve with Mo's poos still normal par a slightly smaller size (though they do tend to vary)...
  9. E

    Constant Butt Grooming/Licking/Nipping?

    I have three female guinea pigs. One of them has recently developed a very annoying habit. She chases after the other two and seems to be grooming and nipping at their butts. They hate it and cry out while trying to run away. What could this be and how can I stop it? I tried to research it and...
  10. D

    Guinea Pigs Acting Strange and Hardly Moving

    Hi, just signed up to post this. My guinea pigs are acting strange. I’ve had them for two years, and they’re essentially wild Guinea pigs (they go out the entire day and we just shut them in at night) which means they’re not very tame. They don’t get easily spooked, and are usually calm...
  11. T

    HELP: Yellow Sticky Discharge From Vagina

    My 1 year old female guinea pig has yellow sticky discharge from her vagina. She has shown no sign of pain when urinating, she is eating and drinking normally, she only showed signs of slight discomfort when wiping the discharge away with wet tissue. Does anyone know what could be the problem...
  12. Jesse's pigs

    Boys chewed towel

    Hi guys (I realise haven't been on here in ages! How are you all? I'm sorry for being so unactive- the website looks so different now.) Anyway, due to the heat I put an ice pack in the boys cage as I always do. And as I always do, I wrapped it up in something (in this case an old towel.) I...
  13. GeorgiaHarris

    Something large stuck in his bum

    I noticed that there was a pink patch on my piggies fleece and assumed it was my 4/5 year old boar as it was in his spot where he sleeps all the time. I googled and found that it could be blood in his urine or that his urine had just oxidated, I saw post saying I should put him on a white towel...
  14. E

    The hot weather

    Hey, I have 3 long haired guinea pigs and they really do hate the hot weather. They are fine in the garden as long as it’s 24degrees or below. Anything more like it has been over the weekend and they become very uncomfortable. Upon coming home today my other half found a very uncomfortable pig...
  15. Gemm

    Dental Advice please after a dental

    Hi My guinea pig went for a dental 3 days ago. He was VERY groggy and out of it when he came home after his operation and they gave him a subcutaneous fluid injection. He now seems much brighter and happier and seems himself EXCEPT he is still struggling to eat. He is eating thin bits of hay...
  16. T

    Help! Guinea pig grieving

    Hello, I need some help for my guinea Bailey. Yesterday his buddy Bear sadly passed away. Bailey is almost 2 years old and was the dominant one and did nip bear once but they got along well. He is grieving (laying where bear was found, not moving much and generally not being his squeaky self!)...
  17. min eleanor

    female guinea pig rumble strutting/purring to other female, need advice

    hi! so i got my pigs not long ago and they are both female (well supposedly, i’m hoping they are) and one has been rumbling/purring to the other. i understand that it can be a dominance behaviour for females and the one who does it is definitely the bigger pig and more brave but i want to rule...
  18. P

    Scratched Off Scab

    My guinea pig had a wound on her ear from where the other one nipped at her. It scabbed over nicely, but she scratched it off. Now it’s an even bigger, bloody wound and she has blood on her. How do I help her without seeing a vet?
  19. ChubbyCarrots

    Weedkiller! Please help!

    Hello, yet another mishap has struck us. We were doing Coco’s treatment by the lawn when he jumped off of my sister’s lap and bolted for our patio. Unfortunately, we had grassy areas so we covered them in weedkiller. You’ve probably guessed what happened by now. Coco ate it. I would have taken...
  20. Jordyn Warner

    Uti

    My two boys have a uti's :( I know what I need from the vets and I know that it is uti's as its been passed from one to the other. :( Does anyone know if I have to have the check up to get medicine. Or can I just get the medicine they need without the £33 added consultion fee for them to tell me...
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