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  1. elijerr

    Can't find the cause of blood in guinea pig cage.

    I started noticing what appeared to be bloody urine two days ago (I'm getting them into the vet within the next day or so). I put down a pee pad and waited for both pigs to pee but both of them had completely normal urine. I checked them both over for injuries multiple times and I checked their...
  2. Echo_n_co

    Sick dominant boar getting bullied by submissive

    Hi! I am new to the forum and would appreciate any advice you can give! My boars issues are partly medical separation and behavior, so I am sorry if this is the wrong thread. Recently I noticed that my dominant boar Echo (~2.5yrs) has started developing a red sore on one of his front feet, I...
  3. R

    Illness

    Hello! Someone dropped a guinea pig off at my work, so I decided to take him home. I would say he is about 6 months old. I have him quarantined away from my other pigs. He has been sneezing quite often since I brought him home. I have antibiotics from a few months ago, when one of my other pigs...
  4. H

    Diet after bloat

    Hallo, how long diet my piggy need after bloat (no antibiotics)? which first food i may start feed her ? and how much of this food?
  5. E

    Guinea pig suddenly twitching

    Hello all! I am very concerned about my pig, Mr. Stinky, and was hoping someone would be able to help. Yesterday I had to travel 7 hours because I’m moving back to school, and stinky came with me. He was in his carrier, which is a bit small for him now seeing as we got it a couple months ago...
  6. M

    Clumpy poops

    Hello all! I am new to owning guinea pigs, I have had my piggies for about 2 weeks now. Both piggies are males around 4 months in age, their names are Milo and Mason :) Unfortunately, when I adopted my piggies they had a URI that the current owner was not willing to treat. So, I took them to a...
  7. B

    Blood in poop?

    Hi everyone, I have a 1 and a half year old guinea pig named Bubbles and this morning I noticed he had a small amount of what seemed to be blood in his poop? It was quite a big poop so it could of just be where he had strained and it was a small amount but should I be concerned? He has had no...
  8. A

    Bladder Stone Advice - Exercise

    Hi, I hope someone can offer some advice for me. I have a 1 year old Male pig who has had repeated UTI's and now diagnosed with substantial bladder stone. He has been sent home with a bottle of loxicom which he has twice a day. i'm reducing his nugget intake, upping his water intake and the vet...
  9. wackychick20

    Ovarian Cyst and Spaying

    I’m new here. I’ve got two piggies both 3 1/2 years, Charlie (a she) has been off her food, crusty eyes and generally not herself. Got her in the vets and she hasn’t got an URI, lungs clear etc but could feel a cyst and potentially one that had popped. They’ve given her antibiotics, some...
  10. annapanutsa

    Guinea pig URI/possible pneumonia please help!

    Hi everyone, we got a young girl 2 weeks ago as a new friend for our existing guinea pig (we initially had 2, one died suddenly from suspected heart condition, so we had to get a companion for the surviving pig). I knew something was wrong with the new one right away: crusty eyes, nose boogers...
  11. V

    Guinea pig losing balance

    Hi! My guinea pig is nearly a year old and he had a castration month and a half ago. Since then he has slowly started losing weight and losing balance. He was 900g and now is 650g. I'm force feeding him with emeraid intensive care and he is eating on his own too but less than before. He doesn't...
  12. A

    Guinea Pig Has Difficulty Breathing - What Actions To Take?

    Hello. I am very new to this site, though I have looked at some earlier posts for reference when finding out the best solutions to some difficult situations I've had with guinea pigs in the past. We have two guinea pigs currently. Both boars; one older and one younger. The older one is about 3...
  13. M

    Guinea pig still won’t eat or drink

    Hi, I’m really desperate for help. I noticed my boar Milo wasn’t himself just less than a week ago. He wasn’t eating much, wasn’t moving around, had a weepy eye and crusts around his eye, was really lethargic and not himself. I took him to the vet and they said it was an infection and he was...
  14. kamoe407

    Guinea Pig Not Eating/Drinking

    Hello, over the past 2 days, I realized that my piggy was not eating or drinking and becoming more isolated and reclusive. He did not eat much at all yesterday and my dad and I just gave him some veggies we pureed and mixed with water through a syringe that he took willingly tonight. We're...
  15. Pig_mum

    Is my guinea pig in danger of rat poision?

    On Sunday morning (20th December) my mum became aware of a rat stumbling around in our garden and looking very disorientated, before shortly curling up and dying by our shed. We suspect it had been poisoned. To give you a bit of context, we live in a semi-detached house and our previous...
  16. MochaLocha

    Sick Guinea Pig

    With Chestnut dying in September of this year I was hoping I would be able to get over her death and have no more of it but now one of my other piggies is sick I think I can't avoid it. She cannot breathe very well and is super stuffy, the smell of her reminds me of these cats I knew that had...
  17. eliotron

    Guinea pigs bum; rectum sticking out?

    There’s something sticking out of my piggies’ bum; it looks like his rectum, maybe rectal prolapse? I’m kind of concerned, and on one side of his bum there’s a lump. He can still pop normally but I’m just very worried :( Anyone experience this? Not sure how to link a picture; if I knew I would
  18. lucyr

    Urgent eye problem

    My friend’s guinea pig Dusty, 5 years old, his eye has suddenly become really swollen/bulging (see the picture attached) overnight, it wasn’t like this yesterday. He is still eating and acting normally but it looks terrible, they have an appointment booked for today but the vets aren’t...
  19. lucyr

    Guinea pig eye lump

    Hi, my 4 year old guinea pig Trixie has got a red lump on one eye? I just noticed it and it wasn’t there 3 days ago when I last checked her eyes. I have attached a picture. I think I need to contact the vet, I’m wondering if anyone has any idea what this is exactly. Should I attempt to clean it...
  20. Hnrpiggies

    Diarrhoea type poop in 2y/o sow pictures attached

    Hi, I’m really scared right now, never had an issue quite like this. my Guinea pig Blondie has either poo, or brown mucus coming out of her anus. There’s also been some blood but I don’t know if I caused that by wiping her and trying to open her genital area up to see what was happening..it’s...
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