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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. TheLottiediarys

    Whats the best way to reintroduce after a illness bout?

    Hi guys I'm wondering what's the best way to reintroduce my girl Aurora to her Husband and two female mates after she's been away for 2 weeks due to illness. Aurora got a bit skinny and had funny greasy looking hair so i was quite worried, mainly that it would be ringworm but she's got a clean...
  4. K

    Boar Not Recovering Well Post Neutering

    Hi there, My boar Spike is not recovering well post op, he’s just sitting there and barely eating anything. I’m feeding him critical care (started today), and he’s been back to the vet, who gave him pain killer and antibiotics as well as fluids. He’s seeing and pooping a little bit now. He is on...
  5. C

    Help My Female Guinea Has Problem But I Don’t Know What To Do.

    My guinea pig has some dark yellow brown stuff around her butt/vagina. And once I found that one part of her hair near to her vagina has is wet and orange, a little bit red
  6. H

    Sick Piggie

    Hello Our 7.5 month old Ginger is ill. I'm not sure what it is, but she's lost weight, is very listless but she is eating (not huge amounts like her much bigger sisters) and drinking. She seems perkier today so I'm wondering if I should get a vit c supplement into her and if there's anything...
  7. GuineaPigger

    Sick Guinea Pig - Emergency!

    My guinea pig is having breathing problems, as we are experiencing a bout of pneumonia. We thought that it was over, but today she started showing very serious symptoms, mainly that she is heavily heaving and clicking when breathing. I am worried that she will not last the night. We have given...
  8. Streaky

    Possibly Impacted? Help!

    Hi Everyone! I noticed a huge ball of poop half way through Streakys bum on Sunday. I managed to get it out gently with some gloves. He’s a 4 and a half year old boy. I searched on the forum about what it could be and it seems like it could be impaction. It’s happened again tonight as well I’m...
  9. rachelpeapod

    Gut Stasis Help

    Hello, A little bit of background; I brought home two brothers in May 2017. They were born approx April 6th. They were happy together til about November, when they started fighting. I had to separate them when they started drawing blood. Anyway, a few days ago I noticed that Mowbray had become...
  10. F

    Please Help! Lame Back Leg And Fighting...

    Please help! My 2 10 month old boars are worrying me and I need advice.... they've struggled with dominance in the past but Winston has always been top pig. Now Fred's unwell and it's all going downhill..... Fred appears to be having trouble with one back leg - I noticed him sleeping at funny...
  11. Taylor S

    Lethargic Guinea Pigs & Death..

    Hello, I've tried browsing the forums but I couldn't find what I needed so here goes.. So in the summer this year (August) I rescued some guinea pigs, 5 months of age, supposedly 3 females.. Well, my two sow guinea pigs recently had pups (over a month ago in October). The boar is now...
  12. WinnieandBear

    Time To Say Enough Is Enough? Help

    Hello, Long story very short - my girl Bear is 3 years old and has had peristent bladder sludge and infections for her whole life. Took a couple of years for a decent vet to finally diagnose and not assume bloat (useless some vets are!) and at Christmas she had a bladder flush op. She was much...
  13. csmith9nr

    Sneezing

    new guinea pig Sneezing a lot, there not loud just sound like small puff sounds. He's eating, drinking and doing everything else fine. I don't know why and he's been like that since I got him 3 days ago. I can't take him to the vet as I've been working. He's about 8 weeks old, what do you think...
  14. E

    Hay Allergy?

    Hi y'all, I recently have been planning to adopt a guinea from Petsmart. For those who don't know how this works, usually Petsmart will give up their pets for adoption for free, if they are no longer resell-able. The little ones may be ill or they were returned from previous owners. In my case...
  15. CharleneN

    Worried For My Piggy (illness)

    My piggy Tiberius has passed away tonight from pneumonia and I'm wondering how likely is it that his brother Septimus could be sick also? I separated them Sunday cause I had noticed him feeling ill and then Monday I took him to the vet and I guess it was too late because my little guy has left...
  16. A

    Blood In Guinea Pigs Urine

    Last week I noticed that my 2 year old boar has a red tint to his urine which I can only assume was blood. I've booked him a vet appointment this evening however last night I was checking him and noticed his urine was clear again. Should I still take him to the vets? I don't want to have to put...
  17. PiggieNinja

    Rabbits Transmitting Illnesses? Bordetella?

    hello all I'm considering getting a pair of rabbits that will live in the shed with my guinea pigs- not in the same enclosure but on the floor of the shed while the pigs are up on a shelf . So the pigs wont come in direct contact with the rabbits or the rabbit droppings ( but i was wondering if...
  18. Picallily

    New Here & Need Advice!

    Hello, I'm Kate and have just joined the forum! I have two guineapigs Pippin(4 years), and Bertie (2 years). I am in need of some advice for Pip, as all of a sudden he has had a sneezing "fit" where he sneezed approx 10 times in 6/7 minutes. I took him out of his cage and he had a little play...
  19. K

    Guinea Pig With Protruding Eye

    I just bought 2 guinea pigs from a lady today, they where on wood shavings an I immediatly moved them to fleece, but one of the guinea pigs has protruding eyes and I'm assuming it was from getting wood dust in his eye poor fella. I was about to go get some eye wash medicine at the petstore for...
  20. A

    Guinea Pig With Broken Front Teeth

    Hiya, I am new to this forum but I thought I would give it a try because one of my guineas jumped out of his cage and has slightly bruised lips and his upper front teeth seem to be quite wobbly. I've seen him eat or attempt to eat and I was just wondering if I could get some advice. I am...
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