1. Fiona1987

    Boar losing weight and lump after neutering

    Hello, I have 4 year old boar piggy Harold who’s been losing weight over the past month or so. I may be over worrying a bit too much but any opinions or thoughts would really help me try and figure out what may be happening or reassure. So just a bit of background context, Harold’s gone through...
  2. Fiona1987

    Guinea pig not eating

    Hello everyone, I’m wondering if I can get some advice or previous experience so I can help my little pig as I’m so uncertain what’s the best thing to do. I noticed my male guinea (3 1/2 years) eating and drinking less last Saturday afternoon. I decided to keep an eye on him for the rest of...
  3. M

    Clumpy poops

    Hello all! I am new to owning guinea pigs, I have had my piggies for about 2 weeks now. Both piggies are males around 4 months in age, their names are Milo and Mason :) Unfortunately, when I adopted my piggies they had a URI that the current owner was not willing to treat. So, I took them to a...
  4. MeganSambrook

    Going downhill - vet advice

    Hi our Bobby (boar) has recently had ‘tear drop shaped’ poo - only for a day or two so thought we would keep an eye on and thought maybe it was introduction of the new herbs. Today he has really not been his usual self, quiet in his little house and not coming out or eating as much. I had him...
  5. Hiitshannah

    On and off mushy poops?

    My 5.5 year old piggy Cashew developed very mushy poops on Monday. They were normal shape, but very soft, until the late afternoon when it was a pile of mush we had to extract from his bottom. We took him off veg, and started giving him pro-c. Went to the vets Tuesday and he didn’t seem...
  6. 0

    Ongoing small poop

    Hi there, My piggy had small poos and bloat before Christmas and was given emeprid, antibiotics and paracetamol. She gave the antibiotics to shift wheezing which has previously been diagnosed as allergies she said it could be but antibiotics would help anyway with the gut. The meds worked...
  7. Jesse's pigs


    Now I’m always going on about observing piggies poos as these are often the best insight into their health- now Steve’s has me baffled. So two days ago, he had the beginnings of another minor bloat episode (belly sounds like water balloon basically and he starts to sit around) I gave him his...
  8. furmom.pau

    Poop check pls

    My piggy has been on antibiotics for 8 days now and her poops are being weird ever since. We've been feeding her probiotics and syringe feeding hay and pellets to her. No veggies. At first she was always hiding, maybe because of the antibiotic side effects but now she's coming outside and...
  9. E

    Guinea Pig making grunting noise when passing cecotropes

    Hello, I am looking for some advice, I recently had my 7 month old male guinea pig, Winston, neutered (a week last Friday). Whist the operation appears to have gone well and he seems to be recovering well, over the past 3 days we have noticed that he is making an unusual noise when passing the...
  10. RachelLaura2012

    Pooing problems

    Dwight has had a rough 48 hours - we the morning before last that he hadn’t done a poo overnight, which was very very odd for him because he’s usually a greedy messy boy. After observing for a few hours, we noticed that he was quite tired and cuddly, whereas usually he’s feisty and doesn’t like...
  11. K

    9 week old skinny pigs poop question

    Hey! So 2 days ago I got 2 skinny pigs and I’m struggling a bit with them and struggling to find information online about them... When they came here their poo was softer than it should be but I’ve minimised watery veg and it seems to have helped... however, they are both still getting...
  12. K

    Does this look normal?

    One of my girls has a lighter brown poo color. They’re both eating, drinking, and acting normally. I’m just anxious and am wondering if this looks okay?
  13. eismith


    i am thinking of getting a handheld hoover for the poo's but what do people have as worried it won't work with fleece.
  14. S

    Guinea pig poop smells really bad

    Hi, I have 2 guinea pigs. 1 is 2 years old and the other 24 weeks old. They have shared a 3 x 5 cage now for months. I had the 2 year old first and never had a problem with a smelly room or poop. Only when I got another guinea pig the smell has got really bad. That bad you can smell it as soon...
  15. samji

    No poops (but eating, drinking..)

    Hi all I posted last week Bloat - help! Jack has been up and down. Another trip to the exotic vet last night showed from x ray that his gas has massively improved and has literally gone, he also feels squishy. In himself he is also largely the same. He has really good days and poops loads and...
  16. dannif_piggies

    Cannot get rid of soft poops

    Sorry in advance for the long post.. So for anyone that has been following Honey's experience of having a Spay, they will know that two days before her spay she got very soft poops, and this has continued still to this day (since the 15th September), various things along the way could have...
  17. Welpo

    my boy is stinky (he literally smells like poo) and needs a bath. How should I go about this?

    As in depth as possible, what's the best way to bathe a skittish guinea pig? Malcolm's a boar and he hasn't had a bath since he's been staying with me (his previous owner did a bath once a month). He smells like poo and I wanna hold/cuddle him without having to pull my face away all the time...
  18. GeorgiaHarris

    Something large stuck in his bum

    I noticed that there was a pink patch on my piggies fleece and assumed it was my 4/5 year old boar as it was in his spot where he sleeps all the time. I googled and found that it could be blood in his urine or that his urine had just oxidated, I saw post saying I should put him on a white towel...
  19. HeatherW

    Strange Reddish Sticky P

    I've just gone to say goodnight to my piggies and noticed a couple of tiny blobs of reddish sticky goo stuck to the fleece. It seems to have become harder/stickier as it dries. It *could* have come from the pieces of bell pepper, but there's no food (or evidence that they've bern eating it)...
  20. Jesse's pigs

    Help- Freaking Out!

    Just returned home to find both piggies fine but the poos (I suspect coming from Mo though most of them are like it so could also be Steve) almost purple? They haven't had beetroot but did have a mixed salad the smorning of red lettuce and normal lettuce leaves- it's not red? And there's a...