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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. S

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. Buncheslae

    Exercise

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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:
  14. DanielleParkes

    New Guinea Owner!

    I recently bought 2 male guinea pigs at 20 weeks old and I was advised to hold them for at least 30 minutes a day so they can get used to human contact. One of them if very active and makes squeaking noise and will take food from my hand whilst the other just scuttles up to my neck and will lay...
  15. C

    My Piggy Is Suddenly Very Agressive?

    I'm a new guinea pig owner and have two piggies, both a few months old. One of them, my first bought one, Leia, has suddenly become extremely agressive and nasty. Here is some maybe helpful background information: I bought Leia about two months ago now. She was very sweet and timid, loved to be...
  16. 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...
  17. A

    New Guinea Pig Not Moving

    this morning i got two 6 week old female guinea pigs they were both nervous at first but after about 4 hours one of them stopped hiding and starting eating and moving although one of them hasn't moved for around 7 hours and when i touch him or pick him up he doesn't move either (i only picked...
  18. HopeNecaise

    Help! Is This Normal?

    This is my first time having a guinea pig so I want to make sure everything is okay. I just got my guinea pig 5 days ago and she lays down a lot like A LOT very lazy. She eats, drinks, and acts like everything's normal. When she lays down she lay's on her stomach with her back legs stuck out to...
  19. Alexandra West

    Baby Piggy With Uri?

    I just got a baby guinea pig today (he's about 6-8 weeks I think?) and he makes a weird noise before making a noise that sound like he's coughing or choking? His nose isn't runny but he keeps nearly closing one of his eyes. I can't find any thing on this and I'm scared? Please help? He also is...
  20. TheCavySlave

    How Am I Doing?!

    I've had my boys a few months now, and ugh, I got them from a pet store:(but of course, will get from a shelter in future, and they seem perfectly healthy, but I just want to know SO MUCH, am I doing okay? So They live in a 2x4 C&C cage with a 1x2 loft and fleece bedding from...