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  1. x3littlepiggies

    Settling in 3 piggies

    Hi everyone! New owner here :-) Myself and my partner welcomed 3 beautiful 6 week old female guinea pigs into our lives last Thursday (Tofu, Peanut, and Noodle). They have a large 4x2 enclosure with lots of places to hide, things to explore, and interesting chew items. Since they've arrived...
  2. P

    Hamster safe fruits, veg, seeds & nuts - New owner in need of guidance.

    I'm a new hammy owner and I've been reading up on what fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts are safe for thier consumption. However, I read on one website that "feeding seeds that are packaged for humans can lead to health problems like obesity and diabetes in hamsters, because additives such as salt...
  3. Dystopoly

    New Boys - First Time Owner

    So, I’ve worked at a pet shop for roughly a year and ended up taking home two brothers that were abandoned with us at about a month old. They’re now two months, approaching three, but have been housed together their whole lives and have not had any issues to date. I’m currently housing them in a...
  4. S

    Nap Time Noises; is he happy/comfortable or scared?

    Heya everyone! So I have two baby guinea pigs; Honk & Hank, I’ve had them for around a month now and absolutely adore them! 😁 I just thought I’d film a bit of lap time with Honk to see if his behaviour/noises indicate being comfortable/happy or annoyed 😊 I’ve never owned guinea pigs before...
  5. sesen

    Heartbroken new mommy

    Hi all, I have been scolling the forums for a while now looking for tips on caring for my guinea pig, unfortunately today was a bad day for me, I will try make this as short as possible. I live in Turkey in an apartment complex, about a year and a half ago I noticed a dog carrier placed in the...
  6. B

    Constant jumping/skipping?

    Hello everyone! I just got 2 guinea pigs, around 3 months of age. They were put together a week ago since they’re not related, but they are getting along great. However, these are my first piggies, and a few things worry me. First off, is it normal that they’re constantly jumping and skipping...
  7. Y

    Should I take my piggies to the vet?

    Heyo, so this is my first post on here and I just have a couple of questions, and I'm super sorry if this is long but I'm kind of paranoid. I'm a new guinea pig owner and we got them in February, we were told the two piggies were both girls, and that they got along fine, and were only around a...
  8. Alssa

    Is This A Good Thing?

    I’ve had my new baby piggy for almost a week and I want to know if what she’s doing is normal or good. Whenever I take her out for floor time or to just hang out, she likes to crawl up my chest perch on my shoulder like a little parrot. She also likes to climb into and up my sleeves and gets...
  9. Speedy Piggie

    Loose Tooth!? !urgent!

    Hello! I'm quite a new guinea pig owner so i don't really know what to do!? Basically, my guinea pig has a loose tooth. Whilst the other tooth looks shorter.. 1st of all, I am scared that my guinea pig's tooth is broken, cause this Youtuber has had a guinea pig with a broken tooth and that obv...
  10. W

    New To Having Guinea Pigs!

    Hi guys, got my guinea pigs last week now. So rewarding! yet so many questions and thoughts about them. Such as what is the loud low pitch purring one keeps doing at another? (2 females) like growling in a way. Yet they seem to be fine as they run around jumping together (which i believe is pop...
  11. C

    Nervous New Piggies

    Hi, I have two new guinea pigs about 9 weeks old and have never had them as a pet before. I've had them for 8 days now and they're slowly getting more adventurous. I started handling them on the fourth day and have had them out of their enclosure once a day since then - I've just been sitting...
  12. Moana

    Gunky Eye...?

    I brought little Moana home from the pet store about a week ago after I fell in love with her wild hair, wide, beautiful black eyes, and vocal personality. I'm new to owning a Guinae Pig but own a hedgehog. Moana isn't the only guinea in the house and they are caged together. Today I noticed...
  13. C

    Piggies Prefer Small Cage

    hello, I’ve got my first piggies after wanting them for years so I want to do everything right. They are only babies at the moment so my plan is one the weather is warmer to put them outside and they can have their hutch out onto the grass but for now they are inside . They have a cage and an...
  14. F

    Introducing New Guinea To 1 1/2 year Old

    I recently got a 1 1/2 year old skinny pig from a friend who couldn't keep her anymore. She has been alone her entire life and is very skittish and reclusive. I was thinking of getting her a friend guinea but I don't know if that's a good idea since she has always been alone and might not do...
  15. Leah<3

    How Do I Set Up Fleace Bedding For My Piggies?

    hello, I’ve had my girls for nearly 3 weeks now and was using wood shavings for their cage but i want to start using fleece instead. Is that easier to keep clean? I’m home every day as I am unwell and signed off work so I’ll be able to clear the poop a few times a day. Iv heard there are...
  16. SeaSalt_Vinegar

    Which Room Should I Put My Guinea Pigs In?

    Hello! SeaSalt here! I am getting ready to adopt guinea pigs, but I have a slight issue.... Where should I keep them? My bedroom is large enough, but I worry about them being noisy at night. My mum suggested the laundry room, but I worry it will be too noisy and scary for them in there. I've...
  17. PiggyProdigy

    I Think I Am About To Order Everything I Need

    ok, hear me out so sorry for posting so much I am just hell bent on the best care for my future piggies This is my amazon cart right now 10 pound piggie food 96 oz Timothy hay bag 2 32 oz bottles Treats Vital c pellet bag 2 hidey huts 2 high quality food bowls 3 bed type hidey huts Hay bin Big...
  18. Buncheslae


    Hello. I've just got two guinea pigs for my children, although I know it's me going to be doing most of the care! They have a nice warm dry hutch and a separate run. My question is how much time should they spend in the run and if it's a bit damp in the mornings do I still put them in the run...
  19. Siikibam

    Looking For A Hutch

    I'm prepping to get myself (and the children) some guinea pigs and have been hunting around for hutches. I've yet to know what sex I'll be getting but it'll be two pigs. It seems those from pet shops aren't recommended but where do I go to find a reputable breeder or rescue place? Back to...
  20. marahallie

    Getting A Guinea Pig Tommorow! (advice Needed)

    Any tips or advice for me? This will be my first time owning a Guinea Pig, but not a rodent. I'm open to all! C: