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  1. MochaLocha

    Sick Guinea Pig

    With Chestnut dying in September of this year I was hoping I would be able to get over her death and have no more of it but now one of my other piggies is sick I think I can't avoid it. She cannot breathe very well and is super stuffy, the smell of her reminds me of these cats I knew that had...
  2. M

    Dental Old Guinea pig losing weight

    Hi all! This is my first post on here! My guinea pig, Skyla, is over 6 years old now and she has started losing weight. I know that it is normal for older guinea pigs to lose weight but I’m still concerned non the less. I brought her down to the vets a few weeks ago when these problems started...
  3. R

    Companions for bereaved 6 year old pig?

    Hi, I have had my two bonded male piggies for 6 years now since they were only 8 weeks old or so. The dominant one of them has recently sadly been put down. My other pig got to see the body and seemed to show no interest in it, continuing to graze. He has been eating alright since then and was...
  4. Suki&Indie

    White eye film

    I have a 5 year old piggy and recently noticed a white film covering the bottom part of her eye, it doesn’t seem to be affecting her as she still eats/drinks/plays so I’m hoping it’s just a cataract. Do you think it could be anything worse though? Normally I’d just go straight to the vets but...
  5. lokie_dokie

    How to care for my geriatric guinea pig

    My sweet lokie-dokie is almost 8 years old. Life has changed so much for him this past year. He's totally deaf and almost blind. He sleeps a lot. He has really bad arthritis so he only hops around to get food and to move from one side of the cage to the other depending on the time of day. But...
  6. dannif_piggies

    Advice on Spaying a six year old piggy

    So back around May time, Honey was diagnosed with ovarian cysts, and the options we were given was to spay or have a hormone impnat put into the scruff of her neck. Obviously the spay would be a permanent fix, but the implant would cause less distress, and potentially be "safer" for Honey due to...
  7. sazmatazz

    Ovarian Cysts - Draining Procedure In Older Guineas

    Hi everyone. I've been meaning to post about Mabel's cyst situation for a while in the hope that it might be helpful to others. We've now had Mabel for 4.5 years, when we got her from a rescue we were told she was 3-4 yrs, so she's around 7-8 years old. Our old lady piggy <3 In the last couple...
  8. E

    My Pig Loves Critical Care Problem

    So, my elderly piggie has had some issues with weight lose that we are dealing well with but the issue now is that she LOVES her oxbow critical care! I had been only supplimenting with it while she ate her fresh veggies. It seemed to stimulate her appetite. She would literally eat it right...
  9. 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...
  10. Carrotyd

    Baby Boar Or Post-teen Boar? That Is The Question

    Hello there. Now Lloyd has sadly left us to enjoy his forever sleep, I've turned my attention to finding Harry a new friend. Now Harry is a two-years and five months old, and not neutered and I've been contacting rescues, some other owners I know and our regularly boarding company about how...
  11. Lottie999

    Male Guinea Pig Wheezing After Antibiotics

    Hi there everyone, My 5 year old male guinea pig Maple recently started showing URI symptoms (crusty nose/eyes, wheezing, sneezing etc). I took him straight to the vet who prescribed him with a week course of antibiotics and some decongestant, (no probiotics, but luckily researched this and...