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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Kasey

    Help New Guinea Pig Won't Eat, Drink, Or Move

    hello, I just got a 6 month old guinea pig today. I can understand that he is nervous, as he is shaking at different times, not moving, eating, or drinking. However, this foes concern me as I am beginning to worry about his overall health. We have checked all of the areas needed to see if he is...
  8. T

    Respiratory Infection? Pneumonia?

    Hi there! I recently adopted a pig from a girl at my college who could no longer support her. The little piggie is called Willow and is coming up for 7 months. The reason I took Willow is because her previous owner told me she had a severe respiratory infection for a month when she initially...
  9. R

    Help Please - Constantly Humping Boar, Blood Drawn

    Hello, I am new here. I have tried to find a post which answers my question but nothing is this specific. I have 2 boars who have lived happily together for 5 years. Peanut was always the alpha, very rarely humped Pudding but occasionally did. Peanut got very poorly a month ago due to a...
  10. Banbh

    Guinea Pig Suddenly Not Eating Much

    I've got four guinea pigs, two males & two females. It's one of the females I'm worried about. Pickle has been rather quiet today, as well as not eating very much. She's still pooing, and they don't look unusual. Booked a vet appointment for tomorrow, but is there anything I can do in the...
  11. Bunnyblasttt

    Wobbly/floppy Guinea Pigs -died-

    Sorry for a messy post I'm posting this from the mobile site. Basically I went out to feed my pigs yesterday evening and immediately saw that there was something seriously wrong with Joshie (Male,2 years old), wrong to the point of me automatically bursting into tears and saying he was dying. He...
  12. jpy3

    Sneezy, Snotty Guinea Pigs

    I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice?, my long haired piggie has been quite unwell for the past month or so, snotty nose, sneezing, runny eyes etc, the first round of antibiotics the vets gave him did nothing and now we're coming to the end of the second lot he still isn't much...
  13. TheCavyQueen

    Preventing Illnesses In Your Piggie

    Preventing illnesses isn't that hard to do. Some GP's are born with bad genetics so the owner most times can't prevent the illness but should go straight to a vet. 1: Keep your piggie's cage clean. Guinea pigs are low to their cage and breath in step in and eat in their potty. Spot clean 1-2...
  14. cinn&sugarmybbs

    Help With Ringworm!

    Hi guys, I'm new to the site and I have a question about my two Guinea pigs:)) I took them to the vet 2 days ago, I knew they have a URI so I was given baytril and probiotics to stop it. I noticed they have been scratching a lot. So I asked if it was mites or fleas. Both tests came back...
  15. ChloeCee98

    Full Of Cold And Got A Grumpy Pig!

    My guineapig Noodle is in such a bad mood with me I'm full of cold so literally just going in and sitting near them and talking to them. My partners helping by giving them their food and water but I don't want them to get upset and feel like I've abandoned them My voice has gone too so when I...
  16. blacklegkat

    My Piggy Is Making A Strange 'popping' Noise

    Hello! I am in quite a panic at the moment. My piggy Asterix has always had problems with his voice - he can squeak but for the most part he seems to grunt. Just now, I went to give him a cuddle when I heard a strange noise coming from him - sort of this low popping sound, almost like when you...
  17. K

    Need Help With Dominant Sow!

    I've recently had to seperate one of my pigs from the other two due to a uti which she is still on medication for but the bleeding has stopped. The vet recommended to continue the medication for the next few days to make sure it's definitely gone. The piggy seperated from my other two has...
  18. F

    Help Please!

    So about two months ago, someone gave me a guinea pig because he was being mistreated where he lived and after a few days of having him, I noticed his right eye was swollen and sunken so I took him to the vet and he gave me eye drops and told me to use them for a week but it never got better and...
  19. Liquoricefudge

    Lump/cut On Male Guineapig

    Hello everyone, We recently adopted two new boys and have noticed that one of them has developed a lump/cut on his testicles/anal sac area. Other than this we haven't noticed any other problems, as he is still eating, drinking, pooping and running around just fine. Is it normal for them to...
  20. Aelizl

    Bordetella Help?

    So, last time I posted about a christmas tree allergy in my piggy. I'm ashamed to say, he was either misdiagnosed or later developed bordetella from the discomfort. I had taken him to the vet Dec 1st for coughing, but he was deemed healthy. He displayed no symptoms of illness, aside from...
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