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  1. wstretnababa

    weird behavior

    Hi, i’m new to this site and english isn’t my first language, but i hope you will understand my problem. I have two guinea pigs, both male, they’re about 2 years old. They live together since then. One of them(Bialas is his name), started behaving unusual. He doesn’t have appetite, won’t eat or...
  2. doodlecountry

    Bloat?

    I’m a fairly seasoned guinea pig owner as I have now four guinea pigs, but am not familiar with bloat. I just got the fourth about two weeks ago, and she eating well and drinking lots. However, I noticed she was a little pear shaped and was wondering if it could possibly be bloat? I picked her...
  3. SmiggleBrownie

    Why my male guinea pigs keeps on yawning?

    I have a 4 months old guinea pig, today i noticed an excessive yawning whenever he eat, he walks or lying down. Anybody knows why? Is he sick? It makes me worry though...hope someone can help me with this :)
  4. J

    Weird lump. Tumor?

    I noticed this weird thing in my guinea pigs fur this morning and thought it was just goop in his hair. At closer examination, the skin around it is raised almost like a lump and it seems it split open and now this hard white goop is coming out of it that has dried. Does anyone know what it is?
  5. A

    Weight & Hair loss

    Hi all, One of my pigs, female aged around 3-4, has been losing weight for around a year now. She is very skinny but eating normal (huge interest in food!) we noticed an increase in how much she is drinking, but the vet said he couldn't find a problem. She has now seen 3 vets who cant seem to...
  6. E

    Breathing Issues

    Hi, My guinea pig has been struggling to breathe. She sounds as if she has a stuffy nose and has crusty discharge. She’ll breathe normally for a while and then all of a sudden will struggle for about 10 minutes, and then be fine for a while again. I assumed it was a URI and brought her to the...
  7. stellarosie21

    Possible Fungal Infection

    Hi Everyone, Rosie, my 4 month old pig, has had what the vet and I believed to be a fungal infection. It started on her nose and there were bald/dry/itchy spots behind her ears and inside her two back legs. I was given some topical treatments since she was too small to be treated orally, and...
  8. H

    ill Guinea Pig Help

    Hello, I've had two guinea pigs for the last 5 years, both boys and they've lived together since they were around 8 weeks old. This morning, one of them was very lethargic and not very willing to eat so he went to the vets. The vet examined him and said he has either sprained his spine (he was...
  9. 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...
  10. S

    What happened

    Hi. I want to preface this with that I am new here, but I needed to share my experience. I lost my precious baby girl Cocoa last night, and the pain is still very fresh and graphic in my mind. But there’s something bugging me about it and it’s killing me. Cocoa was 5 years and 11 months old...
  11. A

    Red eye?

    My Guinea pig has one eye thats suddenly red around the edge and swollen. Is it an infection? How do i treat it?
  12. Livy

    Inflamed lymph node

    Hello I normally do a body check at least once a week on my piggies to check for lumps etc. Unfortunately today I did find a small lump on my 5 year old piggies neck. It is around the size of a pea and is free moving. I called the vet and got an appointment same day. She was diagnosed with...
  13. A

    URI recovery

    Hi all! Recently my guinea pig Gingerlily has come down with a URI. I was quick to act and booked in a vet appointment the next day where she was given an antibiotic jab which lasts 10 days and an anti inflammatory. She picked up an appetite and began to act normal that night, however seemed to...
  14. basicpiggies

    Giving A New Guinea Pig Medicine

    Hi. I’m taking one of my new guinea pigs to the vet because I suspect she may have a URI. I’m not 100%, but I’m leaning more towards she does than she doesn’t. The problem is she is still adjusting to her environment and is completely terrified of me. I need advice on how to quickly &...
  15. basicpiggies

    Guinea Pig Sneezed After Cage Cleaning?

    Hi! I have three guinea pigs and two of them I just recently brought into my family, and now they’re all living happily together! They have all been getting along, eating, chasing each other, popcorning etc, and things have been smooth. However, today, something concerning (yet pretty...
  16. DizzyD95

    Surolan - bruised appearance on ringworm patch?

    One of my piggies came to us with ringworm. The vet prescribed Surolan to put on the patches and we've been giving them both Imaverol baths. We're off to see a guinea pig specialist this weekend to get some itrafungol and a second opinion because I haven't seen any improvement (I know we should...
  17. Piggiepops

    Dying guinea pig :(

    Hi everyone. A couple of days ago we noticed that our 6 year old piggy was becoming very lethargic and not eating as she usually would. Today she has become even more lethargic and is closing her eyes a lot (not sleeping). She’s been alone from about 9am when we all went to work, and I just got...
  18. 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...
  19. Molly03

    Emergency My guinea pig isn’t moving and hasn’t eaten

    Usually my albino guinea pig Alfie is full of life and loves having a run about, when I went to clean his and his brothers cage I realised he wasn’t acting himself, his eyes looked tired and his fur was puffed up. Usually he gets very excited when I clean the cage because he gets more time to...
  20. Sophiiiaac

    I think my piggy has a fungus! PLZ HELP

    My guinea pig has a bumpy white fungus looking thing behind her ear. There is some blood but I watched her for a while and she hasn’t been scratching excessively. I googled it and it said that it could be ringworm or mites? I’m not sure how to treat her and there aren’t any vets near me that are...
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