• PLEASE NOTE - the TEAS facebook page has been hacked, take extreme care when visiting the page, for further information visit here


  1. G

    Guinea Pig eating a lot after pneumonia, but still losing weight

    Hi, My 1.5yr old guinea pig, Elphie, had really bad pneumonia about 2 months ago. She was on oxygen for 6 days and was taking antibiotics, pain medicine, and medicine for GI stasis. During this time she dropped from 1030g to 930g. She has since fully recovered from the pneumonia. She also...
  2. T

    Deciding on euthanasia in ER

    Hey guys. My male is in the ER. I brought him in at 1am on saturday for laboured breathing and weight loss along with not eating that day. He has been there around 30 hours now. I’m afraid I’ll have to euthanize him to stop his pain but I know I’m not ready to lose him. His cage mate has also...
  3. Lance_Percy

    Guinea pig died of suspected pneumonia

    Hello, My guinea pig (Lance) died yesterday morning of suspected pneumonia. He was nearly 3 years old. He first had a URI a few months after we adopted him, he would have been 6 or 7 months at that point. Since then he’s had 2 more URIs and he responded well to antibiotics. His last URI was in...
  4. 23hp

    Guineapig care w/ pneumonia

    I just found out my pig, harry, has pneumonia. Since it is contagious I was wondering if i had to seperate my piggies at all times because since I do only have 2 pigs I don't want them to get depressed. :( If this is the case should I get another guinea pig for my healthy one? So far she has no...
  5. O

    Old Man Nibbler Sick

    Hi everyone! My wife and I have an elder 6.5 year old boar named Nibbler who is battling a few illnesses right now that have us really concerned. We are located in the US and can kindly use some assistance, feedback, and personal experiences. My apologies in advance for the incredibly long...
  6. M

    What to do with my poorly pig?

    Hi all, I have a Guinea pig, who lives alone (don’t come for me. He used to have a partner who died last year and have tried to bond numerous times with the help of Guinea pig sanctuaries etc but no luck). He’s 6 next month and has been a fairly healthy pig. He has been loosing weight so he has...
  7. C

    Sneezing a LOT

    My piggy is 3 years old. She had pneumonia before a year ago. When she had it you could hear her breathing loudly. Her breathing sounds good and I can’t hear any rattling. She seems to go through cycles of sneezing more and then being normal or sneezing less. Her discharge is clear, if there’s...
  8. annapanutsa

    Guinea pig URI/possible pneumonia please help!

    Hi everyone, we got a young girl 2 weeks ago as a new friend for our existing guinea pig (we initially had 2, one died suddenly from suspected heart condition, so we had to get a companion for the surviving pig). I knew something was wrong with the new one right away: crusty eyes, nose boogers...
  9. Laura M.

    Albus has pneumonia

    Bad news. Albus has pneumonia, and I don't know what to do. He has medication now, as we took him tot the vet this morning, but is there anything else I need to do to help him recover?
  10. V

    HELP! Pneumonia spreading to all our pets!

    I had to put my hamster down on Christmas due to pneumonia, the vets who worked with exotic animals went home for the holidays. He showed severe symptoms of respiratory illness for 4 days before i got him in. During this time, my sister bought a tiny mouse and she’s been sneezing/coughing...
  11. raining.ashes

    Supplements//Boosy Immune System

    Hi, I have 2 sick (the vet originally said they had pneumonia but she has been unclear recently if that is still the case) guinea pigs (1 of which is nursing) and because they are both under a year the vet says that the antibiotics to treat their illnesses are unsafe for them. While the vet and...
  12. raining.ashes

    Sneezing/pneumonia/lousy vet

    So far I have spent nearly twelve hundred dollars at this vet's office trying to clear my two guinea pigs of what the vet said was streptoccal pneumonia. She also said the tests claimed the bacteria was tested not to be resisted to the antibiotics she gave me. After two rounds of antibiotics in...
  13. coco&chanel

    Severe Pneumonia Help

    Hello, My Guinea pig Tommy looked to be struggling with his breathing last November, so I took him to the vets. The vet said he had a sore throat(?!) and gave me Baytril 2.5% to give him 0.4ml twice daily. I did this, and he seemed to improve. Since then his breathing has been getting...
  14. Shauni

    Sound With Breathing

    Dear everyone, I have a question about my guinea pig Simba (2 years old). I can hear her breath sometimes when she sniffles. I already went to the vet (she is a guinea pig specialist) and she checked everything but couldn't find anything wrong. Today she had a really weird sound while...
  15. GuineaPigger

    Sick Guinea Pig - Emergency!

    My guinea pig is having breathing problems, as we are experiencing a bout of pneumonia. We thought that it was over, but today she started showing very serious symptoms, mainly that she is heavily heaving and clicking when breathing. I am worried that she will not last the night. We have given...
  16. itshaleybe

    My Guinea Pig Has Pneumonia :(

    I'v had 2 Guinea pigs since christmas, one named pepsi and one named Friday. They are very playful and they are birth sisters. We were told at petsmart that if they separate they could possibly die. Well iv been noticing CONSTANT fast breathing from pepsi, i was worried sick for 2 days and then...
  17. Z

    Uneven And Labored Breathing?

    I have a 5 month old Abyssinian who is a bit of a medical mystery. I took her to the vet about a month ago because she started coughing frequency. She got diagnosed with mild pneumonia and we started Baytril twice a day for 10 days. It is hard to say if it actually helped or not, she still...
  18. O

    Female Gp - Breathing Issues - Thymoma Diagnosis - Need Help

    Hi Everyone We've just joined this forum hoping for some help or suggestions from a community, as we're struggling to reach any clear way forward for our 4 year old female guinea pig Noisy. Last Saturday, day 1, we noticed she was breathing heavily and a bit slowly, she's eating well, very...
  19. T

    Respiratory Infection? Pneumonia?

    Hi there! I recently adopted a pig from a girl at my college who could no longer support her. The little piggie is called Willow and is coming up for 7 months. The reason I took Willow is because her previous owner told me she had a severe respiratory infection for a month when she initially...
  20. cinn&sugarmybbs

    Uri Turning Into Pneumonia

    hi guys I need help. One of my guinea pigs uri is turing into pnuemonia. She's breathing heavily, her voice is mumbled and she has discharge from her nose. She also had pink eye which is a sign of pnuemonia in the first place. 2 weeks ago the vet perscribed bay trip 1.5 ml. They have gained...