1. lauryn1289

    Pig died suddenly, confused if I made the right decisions

    Hi, I’m not sure if this is the right place to post so sorry if it’s not. My pigs, Rico and Kip had been cagemates since 2017. I got Rico in 2016 and think he was around 6. Very suddenly a few days ago he stopped eating and was very inactive, we brought him to the vet who said it seems like...
  2. A

    Advice needed

    I would love some advice. We are away on holiday and returning tomorrow. My daughters (12 and 14) dote on their guineas and my eldest particularly adores Ziggy who has been so much comfort to her particularly recently as she navigates her way through anxiety. Very sadly I found out on our first...
  3. Kellykels

    Good night Stripe

    We lost Stripe. I had been fighting with him for a while but in the end, he lost his fight. He had far too many kidney stones stuck in the tube from the bladder to his kidney and I felt it cruel and selfish of us to put him through surgery that he had little chance of surviving and would cause...
  4. MrsJohnstone

    Lost Our 1st Piggie!

    Hello All! I'm new to this site. I'm a piggy mommy by way of my daughter. We had 3 up until this past Friday. About 08-03-20 our Pumpkin (my profile pic) was diagnosed with Pneumonia. We took him to the vet and he received care and sent home with meds. He seemed to improve, then had some...
  5. M

    I'm still really struggling following the death of a pig

    In late October my guinea pig, Chip went downhill rapidly. He had no prior symptoms, one morning I woke up and noticed him audibly crying, and it was as though he'd lost half of his bodyweight overnight. Luckily I work from home, so I was able to rush him to the vet but they struggled to...
  6. Gemm24

    Bereaved Guinea Pig

    Hello! Sammy (neutered two year old boar) lost his companion on Friday and I am very upset but I know I need to focus on Sammy. Sammy is quiet, lonely and not himself, more scared than usual. I need to get him a friend regardless of my feelings of grief. I have looked around rescues near me...
  7. ChubbyCarrots

    Missing my baby.

    Exactly two months ago he passed away. I still get really upset talking about him, he was my baby. He meant the world to me. His passing hit me hard, he went so suddenly and if I’m being honest, I don’t want to move on for fear of forgetting my darling.
  8. PiggiesAndPaws

    Dealing with loss?

    I don’t think I’ve cried as much as I have after losing my baby. His final few minutes with me were spent snuggling with me listening to ‘Somewhere only we know’. When he passed away I didn’t cry. I was just completely numb. The second I closed my bedroom door I just collapsed and started...
  9. TheLottiediarys

    ‘Just get another’ Ignorance? Or Well Meaning?

    These past few days, I’ve had many people reply to the news of my Girl Lottie passing with the comment of ‘Why don’t you just get another’. Other then trying to explain the complex structure of Guinea Pig Hierarchy to them, (which they still don’t really get), and why that’s not really a viable...
  10. mommapiggal


    Need advice & guidance. Monday we lost 1 of our 3 piggals. The 2 are melancholy from losing baby sister. What can we do to help their grieving? They eat and drink minimally but haven't made a peep since Monday. My kids and I are distraught, please help us help them.
  11. L

    Coping with the loss of my furry friends

    Hi; my name is lily and today I lost 3 of my 4 guinea pigs. I'm so heart broken- I'd had them for at least 2 years and miss them dearly. Our last baby is ill but okay- the vet says they all had chest infections and the sudden heat in the uk killed them. Does anyone have any advice for advancing...
  12. Gemm24

    Goodbye my baby Oreo

    My baby Oreo died this morning, she was my first guinea pig and my first one to lose. It’s so strange to not see her in her cage munching on some veg. She was a fantastic guinea pig who was the big boss of everyone. She was so cute and cuddly! She could also be stubborn and moody but that was...
  13. S

    New Cagemate After Sudden Death?

    I hate to have my first post here be so depressing, but I'm not sure what to do right now. I had 2 guinea pigs, Einstein and Snickers. Snickers was adopted at 7 weeks from a local rescue as a new cagemate for Einstein, whos last cagemate, Mr. Cuddles, died suddenly due to a stroke. Today...
  14. Leah&Penelope

    Shedding Hair

    Hey Guys, My guinea Leah who is about two months old has started to shed hair. She is a short haired, smooth coat Harlequin (i think!). Anyway, we live in Australia where it is just about to be summer and I am wondering if it is just that she is losing her winter coat (similar to how dogs do)...
  15. TheLottiediarys

    I Think Bear Might Be Depressed?

    Bear is my Neutered Male. He used to live with three females in a herd, Sadly this year we suddenly lost two of the girls a few weeks apart. He still lives with Lottie, but recently this past week or so I've noticed he doesn't seem himself, He's not lost weight and he is still eating and...
  16. G

    Guinea Pig Died, New Friend For His Brother?

    at the end of christmas break one of my guinea pigs suddenly died :( its taken a few weeks for me to process and move past it but I'm mostly okay now. my guinea pig is named haytham (like the assassin’s creed character!) and he and his brother have been together for all their lives (3 years!)...
  17. fueloficarus

    Bereaved Question

    Hello all. New here. Yes, I read the above threads, but as you all know when this happens you still have to ask. So, we lost a pig yesterday. Truffles. He died very quickly, as did his brother (actual brother, from the same litter, who passed away about 4 months ago). They were bought from a...
  18. Celine298

    Antibiotics & Piggies Appetite Loss

    Hey all! I brought my piggy to the vet yesterday with a skin ailment, fungal infection with possible mange mites. Although mites have been more or less ruled out (vet is getting a second opinion just to be safe) I've begun treating his fungal infection. I was prescribed Baytril (0.8mls twice...
  19. Parnassus

    Lonely Guinea Pig, Lost Her Boyfriend.

    (Please let me know if I'm posting in the wrong topic area, I'm new to the site.) I need advice or support or tips of any kind! A few months ago, we adopted a newly bonded pair that was fostered by the lady who runs the local rescue. One is part satin (4-6 months old, the rescue wasn't...