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  1. A

    Poop question?

    So 3 days ago one of my pigs past away, he was rushed to an emergency vet and diagnosed with pneumonia but passed away that night...after he past I totally disinfected the cage and bedding for my remaining pig. My vet said it’s possible but not likely my other pig would have caught it, so to...
  2. P

    Do Not Use “Nu-Stock” ointment!

    About a month and a half ago, one of my three piggies (Buffy) got ringworm. A family member of mine told me she used a product called “Nu-Stock” animal ointment on her dog when she had ringworm and it went away. I did a lot of research on it, but found no information about it specifically...
  3. 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...
  4. Kevin_Haae

    Sort Of Odd/silly Health Questions From A Newbie Piggie Owner

    So I've bought two piggies from a pet store (no adoption agencies around me as far as I know), and while they seem happy, I wanted to ask 2 things about their health. First question: how often do piggies sneeze typically? my piggies have been sneezing a bit more then I'd expect. I have them in...
  5. J

    Poops Sticking To Fleece

    Hello, Ive owned 2 guinea pigs for about a year. I originally used fleece bedding but it was too difficult to clean the cage because the poop and hay kept sticking to the fleece.I had to switch over to paper bedding but now i want to give fleece another shot. I created a kitchen area so the hay...
  6. J

    Oddly Shaped Poops

    Hello there, My 2 year old guinea pig Boba has had increasingly odd shaped poops for the past few weeks (see images below - they are the ones that are odd, the normal ones are her sister's poops). I have honestly not noticed one single normal looking poop since last week. She is still eating...
  7. Kallasia

    Poop Coming Through C&c Grids - Solved

    Here the problem: the boys' cage is up against a wall and they push their poop out through the c&c grids and it becomes trapped between the skirting boards and the side of their pen which is a pain to clean. The solution: cot bumpers from Aldi! Let me first off make it clear that cot bumpers...
  8. Streaky

    Possibly Impacted? Help!

    Hi Everyone! I noticed a huge ball of poop half way through Streakys bum on Sunday. I managed to get it out gently with some gloves. He’s a 4 and a half year old boy. I searched on the forum about what it could be and it seems like it could be impaction. It’s happened again tonight as well I’m...
  9. C

    Weird Poops Are Regular?

    I have a guinea pig who has only recently begun eating again after a long period of force-fed critical care. He is off the veggies, so that is not the problem. His poops are wet-ish and clumpy, stinky, and cover is hind feet in smelly feces. Would it be the critical care doing it's work, or is...
  10. K

    Strange Poop After Bloat/colic

    Hi all, A few days ago my piggie Chewy stopped eating and was super lethargic, and I noticed he was pooping very infrequently but when he did it looked normal. I took him to the vet and she said he had colic/bloat, so now he has been on Metoclopramide (for gut peristalsis), Metacam (for pain)...
  11. threelittlebubs

    Can Someone Explain Force Feeding?

    I'm really stressed about feeding my girl CC. She will eat it fairly well for about the first 5-6 cc. Then she will refuse more. Twisting away and stuff. This makes me feel like I am forcing in more than her tummy can take if I try to feed her more. She is eating and drinking a little on her...
  12. L

    Guinea Pig Not Pooping Much?

    Hello, guys. So, I'm a new guinea pig owner. I've never had one. Last year, I was planning on buying one and did a lot of research, however since it was a very busy year, I decided to postpone getting a piggy. However, last week, I heard of a friend who was putting her pig up for adoption and...
  13. hayleyface

    How Do I Care For My Bloat Survivor? I'm A Bit Scared..!

    River was rushed to the out of hours vet last night with severe bloat. After several hours of waiting to be seen, she was eventually put in an oxygen tank and treated via drip. She has perked up considerably, has started pooping again and has been munching away happily. The vet had fed her on...
  14. Dom R

    Is This Poop Normal?

    Hello Community, I have recently noticed my 10 month old Boar's poop change drastically. They used to be quite large and thin (Banana shaped as people normally say) and I've noticed recently they've gone much thicker and a slight curve in it I guess. I've tried searching on it but nothing seems...
  15. Annie Robbins

    Piggy Having Poop Troubles

    Hey everyone! My pig, that is 6 months old, is having issues pooping. I have noticed she is only producing 1/4 of amount of poop compared to her normal amount. She is not bloated, and doesn't have an impaction on her butt. Every day she gets fresh lettuce and bell pepper slices. I...
  16. Taylor Richele

    Piggy Isn't Pooping

    Hi everyone. So a couple of days ago I noticed one of my pigs didn't want to come down for greens. She's normally waiting at her bowl about a half an our before greens time, so this was weird. I had to pick her up and move her to her food bowl. Once she was there, she ate fine. At this point she...
  17. bribri1298

    Guinea Pig Has Hair And Poop Stuck In Bum

    Occasionally, I check both my guinea pig's bottoms because in the past, if they don't eat enough hay they will experience impaction. So every week I check to make sure they're good and they're not experiencing impaction. Recently, I checked Cookie's bottom to make sure he's okay. He wasn't...
  18. CraigGlasgow

    Hibiscrub Safe For Sack Cleaning?

    Hey all, Just seen a new vet who seemed a bit confused about her meds (she mixed up septrin and emeprid several times until I pointed it out) and wanted to check something. Weasley's had a few good days but back to soft poops and calcium sludge, and has also started showing a thick, yellowish...
  19. PebblePig

    Impaction - Please Help. Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Hello everyone, This is my first time posting on this forum so please correct me if I make any mistakes! We have a 5 year old boar named Pebble (PB as a nickname). He now lives alone after we lost our other piggy two years ago. He has always been fit and well, other than once having a UTI...
  20. CraigGlasgow

    Funny Poop Again!

    So in the neverending saga of Weasley, he was looking better apart from the gas on Monday afternoon, so the vet started him on fibreplex to try and flush him out, upped his emeprid to 3 times a day and suggested putting him back in to a larger cage to see if he got more exercise. Last night his...
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