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  1. Jesspiggies

    3 Sows: Tips To Help Bonding

    Hi guys, I had one sow (Berry, around 6 years old) originally and 2 days ago I took in two young sows (pumpkin, and Wednesday, both around 6 months old) So basically, when they were first out together they were wonderful, they were eating together on neutral surroundings. I had a couple of...
  2. court29x

    Piggy Losing Hair

    My auntie's guinea pig bubble is losing her fur on both of her sides and she's confused on why? Any thoughts?
  3. E

    Elderly Guinea Pig

    Hi all!, I'd like to know what to expect from all you seasoned guinea pig owners! Our beloved Rosie is 7 1/2 and we've had her since she was about 3 months old. She's still going strong and has generally been super healthy! She was on an antibiotic a couple month ago as a precaution...
  4. Beans&Toast

    Little Update On Beans And Toasty

    I haven't been on here as much as I would like to lately, I'm traveling a lot with work as well as looking after my Mum, and Beans and Toast who are both seriously hard work! (And the reason I have to work so much to afford their vet bills :doh:) Toast has just had her 6th dental op since last...
  5. GPigSlave123

    Senior Piggy Losing Weight

    Hello, I was wondering if I can have some help with my 4 year old piggy called Porthos. Over the last 3 weeks he has lost 175g, from 1022 to 847. He still loves his veggies and his hay and is still fairly chirpy but he isn't eating his pellets. I have tried given him some mushed up pellets and...
  6. Beans&Toast

    I Think Beans Is Coming To The End Of Her Time

    I've been trying not to think about this for a while now but it's got to the point where I can't ignore it. I'm absolutely devastated but I think she's a lot older than I thought she was, and coming to the end of her time.. In the past few months I've noticed a gradual difference in her as...
  7. PiggyRuss

    Coping With Piggy Loss

    Hi everyone, Hope you are all well. I have just signed up to this forum so I can speak with other piggy lovers and share experiences and get advice. My wife and I have kept two lovely Guinea Pigs, Cairo and Caesar, since we moved in together nearly 8 years ago. They have always lived in the...
  8. becki2394

    Old Guinea Not Using Back Legs And Unwell.

    Hi everyone, hope you're all well! My 8 year old piggie has suddenly lost the use of her back legs and has become unwell very rapidly. Yesterday she was walking around fine, but today she takes a few steps, but then has to drag her legs behind her. She still seems like she wants to walk around...
  9. Squeak98

    Itchy Skin

    Hi, I got up this morning to find that my Guinea pig has a rather striking bald patch around her mouth and chin. The skin seems to be flaky with fur falling out in little clumps. She is an extremely old pig (She's eight and a half!) And not surprisingly in her old age she has encountered...
  10. B

    Is My Guinea Pig Heading To Rainbow Bridge?

    My female guinea pig bugsy (inspired from the Adam Sandler film bedtime stories) has been in my life for 6 years now, which I hear is really good because guinea pigs live for up to five years. We thought she would have passed away along time ago because she has this infected sore on her back...
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