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  1. B

    Cagemate Pass Away, What do I do?

    I have two guinea pigs, Gus who I rescued full grown and have had for two years and Tilt who I’ve almost had for a year and got when he was maybe 6 months old. Next month they would’ve been bonded for a year. Gus had not been eating so I decided to separate them to monitor him more closely. When...
  2. B

    Pet bereavement

    Hi, I'm a researcher at Bolton University (UK) and I'm currently conducting some research about the impact of the death of a pet. If you are happy to share your experiences, we'd love to hear from you. We're looking from responses from anyone over 12 years old, living in the UK, who has...
  3. Lunapxggies


    Hello, Last night around midnight I lost my girl river who i had for only 4 years. I think she passed from an unrecognized URI…she had a cage mate rouge who is not even a year old yet. I am not sure when the right time to get rouge a new cage mate would be. She is a very social piggie (with...
  4. JordyW

    Missing my baby Junior

    My sweet little Junior (Black and white Crested) passed away 2 days ago on February 13th. He was 4 1/2 years old. We don't know what happened. He was fine last week as far as we could tell, but then over the weekend he stopped eating and drinking and began to seclude himself from us and his cage...
  5. Angelina_97866

    Bereaved Guinea Pig

    My 4 year old boar (Rhubarb) has recently been bereaved (3 days ago) and his health appears to be deteriorating rapidly. I’m in holiday right now and have been for 2 weeks and I won’t be getting back for another 4 days. My pigs have been with a paid pig sitter and she has told me that...
  6. jesse1234

    Sudden and confusing pig loss

    So, first of hello everybody, I haven't been here in a while! Hope everybody has been good in this lovely space. This morning, my sister messaged me to say one of the guinea pigs had died overnight. We really don't understand what happened. They're well cared for, not to be pretentious but it's...
  7. basicpiggies

    Struggling with death of guinea pig

    Hi everyone, Today was a VERY unexpectedly bad day. My guinea pig, since her checkup in August, has just kept getting thinner. She LOVED to eat, and always took her veggies, but she just could not keep her weight. Last night, she was perfectly normal. This morning, I woke up and she showed...
  8. F

    New companion after loss advice

    Hello, I'm new to posting though I've found this forum useful many times so thank you all... Sadly we lost one of our beautiful guinea pigs yesterday and she leaves behind her life companion (4.5 years). She appears to still be eating so not dangerously affected luckily, but we don't want her to...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...