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  1. M

    Help urgently needed!

    *not my guinea pigs* Hoping to adopt them but need help with assessing the situation** Two guinea pigs, both believed to be female were housed with a male 74 or 75 days ago. One guinea pig is very large, with bulges on both sides of her body. A separate issue but she has a patch with no fur so...
  2. M


    i bought a guinea pig from the pet store (nugget) to bond with my guinea pig i already owned (penny). the pet store sold me a pregnant pig so they lived together for two months before nugget gave birth. i had to separate them after nugget gave birth so she could nurse her pups and let them grow...
  3. M

    pregnant, bloated, or fat?

    hi i am very worried about my new guinea pig nugget. i got her from a pet store on june 21st and i recently noticed her shape and it’s causing me concern. i’ve never gotten a guinea pig from the store i’ve only ever rescued and her cage mate is a skinny pig who has had babies so i know for a...
  4. G

    Soon to be husboar joining his mother hand sister finally forever

    As a first time guinea pig owner and after reading a lot about them, I decided to have just two female guinea pigs who were about 2,5 months old when I got them. I was told they had been together since birth so they got along very well. I built them a 6 x 2,1 C&C cage. They had lots of space and...
  5. thepiggies

    Big guinea pig?

    I have a herd of 4 - one neutered boar and three sows. I recently noticed 1 year old, Athena, getting bigger. At first I was scared of pregnancy, but I’ve checked many times, and am positive everyone besides Bunny (the neutered boar) is female. My next thought was bloating, however when I felt...
  6. H

    A miracle conception?!

    Hi there, first time poster, long time Guinea Pig Mum. This is an interesting story so strap yourselves in for a bit of a ride... The past couple of weeks I had noticed in my female Guinea pig (Honey) a lump had formed in her stomach and was sticking out from her side. Unfortunately my car was...
  7. W

    Bar biting

    I'v had to split my pigs cage in half for a few days as it turns out one of my guinea pigs is actually female and quite pregnant. I don't have enough C&C panels to create two separate cages so I'm waiting for some more panels and plastic to arrive. My Boar, Bear has coped with it quite badly...
  8. I

    I’m not sure what my piggies gender is?

    Hello! SO, I got a New Guinea pig and ever since getting chewy ... The cage has been a little wild! One of my piggies, Oreo, is getting preeeeetty chunky looking! Like .. I feed them all the same amount, I give them all the same amount of treats .. and she just looks to be gaining so much more...
  9. T

    I think my guinea pig is pregnant?

    Hi, I'm not a native English speaker so sorry if I screw the grammar or something. I bought my 2 Guinea pigs on October, almost November, I remember seeing that both were females, but now in January I've been noticing that molotov, one of my guineas, is kind of big and pear shaped, something...
  10. Pxhione

    Is my piggy pregnant?!

    Hey fellow piggy lovers! I have 3 Guinea pigs, all female. They are all abyssians and they all had a vet check before I brought them home. Caramel, Paris and Sunny have been with me for 4 weeks but they were about 7 weeks old when I got them from a shelter... they were abandoned in a box...
  11. K


    Is it true that a female guinea pig can die from getting pregnant after turning 1 year old?
  12. D

    Could My Piggie Be Pregnant?

    I got two Guinea pigs from the local shelter about a week ago. My first pigs! The shelter knew very little about the pigs medical history, and they thought one of the pigs has a vitiam C deficiency because her fur is very coarse and stands up weirdly, and she has bald spots behind her ears. But...
  13. D

    Guinea Pig Miscarriage Please Help!

    Hello, My little guinea pig just had a miscarriage yesterday and it came to me as a shock because I wasn't aware she was a "she" when I got her and her companion from a pet shop I took them to a local vet who has a specialty on exotic animals and the vet sexed them, the vet said it was 2 males...
  14. Daniie evans

    Hey Guys, New Pig Mommy Here!

    hello everyone! We have an adult female who was part of a triplet group but two died before we rescued her. She wasn't coping very well at being on her own so we got a baby girl to go with her. Upon getting home we realised pets at home are useless and it is a baby boy. We can't take him back as...
  15. Sammy!

    Is It Safe To Keep Guinea Pigs While Pregnant?

    I am the proud owner of three boars aged 6, 5 & 1 and am currently 15 weeks pregnant with my first child. I've recently been told by a friend that Guinea pigs potentially carry a virus called lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and I should avoid contact with them and their bedding etc. My...