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    UTI prevention

    Hi friends I am VERY stressed out (that's an understatement) My piggy Wilbur is being treated for a UTI, and now that he's almost done his treatment his cage mate Babe just started peeing blood today. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?! I keep their cage spic and span, I change their fleece once every three...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Z

    FOR HAMSTER OWNERS *** please help

    Hi , I have a hamster called Rhino who I love so much and one day I was doing my daily check when I realised he had a crusty eye so I cleaned it and carried on and he still has a week later and now is really weak , can hardly walk , won’t eat or drink , is tierd all the time and never comes out...
  5. ChubbyCarrots

    Fungal Stripe? Please Help!

    His nose before His nose after Hey guys, it’s Lily. I recently noticed Coco had a white line on his nose, I took him out of the hutch immediately because I never noticed it. My other guinea pig, Buddy, doesn’t have the same line. I split Coco’s fur in half and to my horror it was a snowstorm...
  6. antonianicoleee

    Poorly Piggy, Been Told To Prepare For The Worst :(

    Hi everyone. I took Poppy to the vets on Monday. When I took her the time before she weighed just over 1.3. She now weighs 1.02. She has lost quite a lot of weight. The blood is apparently coming out in her urine, not in her poop so apparently this is still cystitis and they think she is just...
  7. Griselle

    Help! Guinea Pig Bloated?

    So, I have had Shadow for over a year. Oreo and Shadow have never had problems with lettuce nor tomatoes. Today as I was changing their cage, I noticed Shadow looked extremely bloated, but Oreo did not. I have always fed them timothy hay, but today I ran out, and had to wait for my fiance to...
  8. rustyp

    Acting Weird!

    So I’ve had my two pigs since Dec’ 2014, they will be turning 4 in April. I have noticed recently how one of my pigs has been acting different and seems to hide away. He is also doing weird movements and seems to be laying in an odd way (which he never does) He is eating and drinking normally...
  9. Little Pigs

    Guinea Pig Got The Sniffles?

    I noticed recently that my boar (Biscuit) has been a bit sniffly and sounds like he has a bit of a blocked nose. I then realised a few days later my other boar (Ollie) started sniffling as well. Biscuit has now become less interested in his nuggets but does still eat his veggies and hay. Ollie...
  10. C

    What Are These? Mites, Lice, Flees, Dandruff?!

    hi there, I have 8 female Guinea pigs (they live in 2 ground of 4) The big ginger and white American one is 10 months, the big blonde and white Abyssinian is 9 months. They both live with 3 other Guinea pigs who are all the same age, roughly 2.5 months, their bedding is simple newspaper, they...
  11. T

    X Ray Or Ultrasound Scan?

    My pig has chronic respiratory issues which one vet has said its due to a possible deformed lung that doesn't completely inflate. Her body goes completely limp and her heart rate slows down, eyes bulge, gasps for air etc. Then snaps out of it several times a day. Does she need an X-ray or...
  12. T

    Please Please I Need Help!:( Severe Piggie Breathing Problems!

    I am really at a loss of what to do anymore:( nobody seems to have a slight incline what could be wrong with my pig, even the vets. I've taken Willow to two vets- I rescued her from someone at college who could no longer care for her, I was told she had a sever respiratory infection while with...
  13. S

    Floppy/limp Guinea Pig?

    I have a 3yr/old boar that has been pretty healthy his whole life. Until recently, that is. He's been feeling kinda lifeless and floppy, not dead though. I look it up and it says something about having a stroke, and I know that they're subject to heat stroke and it's been REALLY hot in Oregon...
  14. Lolaandsandy

    Sore Eye, Tilting Head. Please Help Now!

    I took the cover off my piggy hutch this morning and found my 1 year old female guinea pig just sitting there not moving, we discovered that her eye wouldn't open and we are really worried. She is tilting her head to the side of the sore eye and we don't know what to do. We gave her her...
  15. F

    Unexplained Illness

    Can anyone help? Female pig age 3.5years. Has been loosing a little bit of weight, very gradually, over time. She is now underweight. 2/3 weeks ago, she got diarrhea, which she recovered from the next day. But I took her to the vet, who agreed she was underweight. He thought it was her teeth, as...
  16. B

    Continued Health Issues

    Hi Guys, I have two 2 year old boars. One of them has had a few issues lately. He was acting strange and had a slight interest in food but couldn't seem to eat, we thought it may be his teeth but after a trip to the vets, she decided he had a temp and possible tummy bug, he was given baytril...
  17. L

    Help! Lump On Guinea Pig :(

    Hi, I have noticed this rather large lump on my guinea pigs stomach. He also looks like his coat is greasy and full of white specs. Anyone have any ideas ? :( taking him to the vet tomorrow
  18. T

    Dental Guinea Pig- Post Dental Operation

    I have had my little Buzzbe since birth and he is the cuddliest cutest most adorable boy in the world. For the past 2 & 1/2 months I have been trying my best to nurse him back to health after I noticed he stopped eating and drinking overnight. I panicked and called the closest vet and they...
  19. AdamFrench

    Multiple Sow Issues

    We are having no luck at the moment. Tao was taken into the vets for a repeat white bum. She had 10 days on Baytril and the symptoms would not remain away. An x-ray showed she had a thickened uterus wall. So another 28 day course, double dose, was prescribed. She stopped eating so the...
  20. K

    Help Asap - Seizures

    I received two guinea pigs from my ex-boyfriends brother because they were neglected and they have been in a loving home since, but Charlie has been acting very strange and i'm extremely worried. I haven't been able to find anything online about it and I won't have money to take him to the vet...
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