sick guinea pig

  1. retro

    Nibbler is lethargic, sitting in the corner, soft poops, lost half his weight almost....

    Nibs is sick, clearly. I’m just trying to find out what that sickness is. Usually he’s wheeking and one of the more lively and loud ones. He’s always had this airy squeak. Not quite a wheeze but it was his unique little squeak. Climbing on his house and being a curious boy. He houses with...
  2. Guptheguineapig

    Homemade Hay "Critical Care"

    Can I soak Timothy Hay in water and then blend that mix up in a blender with a little apple sauce or pellets for my guinea pig? The Critical Care is causing her poops to soften. The last thing we need is diarrhea.
  3. Guptheguineapig

    Specialist Ear Infection/falling over

    Hello there! I have a little girl named Tippy. She was a rescue from a pet store. She was kept in the back room because she had a head tilt and they couldn't put her out in the front with the rest of the pigs... When I rescued her she was reported infection free (which now I don't believe)...
  4. J

    strange behaviour in my piggie

    hi, new here, just looking for some advice. i have a 2 year old rescued guinea pig named oswald, and he has been concerning me for he past hour or so. he's never had any health issues or concerns prior. when he's eating his hay, not when eating pepper or anything else, he makes a sort of low...
  5. Molly03

    Old guinea pig Gus,

    My guinea pig Gus has been with us for quite some time, despite not knowing his actual age I would estimate he is around 5-6 years old, he was always a very relaxed Guinea pig but his recent behaviour has become distressing, he does not seem to eat very much anymore ( or at least not in the same...
  6. K

    Elevated Liver Enzymes

    Has anyone had a piggy with elevated liver enzymes? We have an ultrasound next Tuesday, but I’m sick with worry, especially after we had to go to an emergency clinic last night because my piggy had painful urination. (We left the vet with painkillers and antibiotics that don’t affect the...
  7. sandy&charlie

    Guinea pigs smelling weird

    Hello, my guinea pigs live in our basement during the summer time because it is much more cooler down there. When I check on them last night I notice that it smelled horrible down there. It was unbearable and I just cleaned their cage. I don’t know if it is a dead mouse (we get those sometimes)...
  8. A

    Specialist Guinea pig suddenly not moving, but eating. Please hep me.

    Hello, So, its been 3 weeks now and all this started with him limping/walking funny, and falling to one side constantly. I was concerned and brought him to the vet to only have them tell me that they think he had blisters at the bottom of his feet or something along the lines of that. They...
  9. Charlie&Sandy

    Hamster died and I’m worried about my guinea pigs

    Last night my hamster died. I love her to pieces and was surprise she died at such a young age. She was sick when we got her and I’m now worried that my guinea pigs might get sick at well. There cages are right by each other and even though they seem active, so did the hamster. My hamster was...
  10. cinnymonroe

    Sick guinea pig or just hiccups?

    Hello all! I have a very scary situation happening with my one year old guinea pig. She suddenly went in her hut and started to have clicking to her breath and she occasionally has a low wheek and jumps a little with each wheek. It kind of sounds like hiccups, but when I pet her she wheeks...
  11. Emma Braithwaite

    Crusty Nose

    I have recently treated my guinea pig for a fungus on her ear with prescribed antifungal cream. She now has a crusty nose and I was wondering if it the same fungus that has spread to her nose? Should I apply the same cream to her nose, please help as I can't afford to take her to the vet again...
  12. Emma Braithwaite

    Possible ear fungus? Help!

    I just got 2 piggies a week ago from a pet store, I'm a new owner and I didn't know that you shouldn't buy piggies from stores, and now my piggie Ruby has a swollen, hard ear with dryness. I think it may be a fungus but I'm not sure. I have attached pictures of her ear after I applied some...
  13. L

    Is this mites?

    I was recently petting my piggy and he had some sort of a scab black thing on his back only I looked and felt to see if there is anymore but no only on his back and before I saw it I was scratching him and I scratched the scab part without knowing it was there and white kinda like dandruff specs...
  14. A

    HELP! Sick/Dying Guinea

    So any advice would be extremely helpful. My guinea's health has deteriorated within the last 24 hours. I'm taking her to the vet in the morning but now I'm wondering if it's best to let nature run its course here at home. Without stressing her with a car ride. She's eating and drinking still, a...
  15. Akanksha singh

    Head tilt in my guinea pig

    Hello, i have a year old female guinea pig, she was perfectly fine till yesterday morning but last night i wasnt home and my husband noticed she walked and tilted more on the left side, though she is eating fine and walking around. I am worried because this is india and where i live is not a big...
  16. L

    PLEASE HELP! Sick piggie

    Hi. I’ve had my guinea pig for around a year and a half now, and I’m starting to get worried about him. He’s had bumblefoot all his life, and I’ve treated it so many times. He’s been on antibiotics three times, as well as home treatments. It didn’t go away this time. He’s also lost some weight...
  17. A

    Urgent Enquiry: Vet needed in/near Leeds

    Sorry to be spamming this request but I urgently need a recommended vet, preferably in Leeds. The vet locator on this forum is out of date and Sergio Silvetti no longer works at Holly House, Leeds. I am wondering if anyone knows of a vet they could recommend in or around the Leeds area or...
  18. A

    Recommend a vet in Leeds area?

    Segio Silvetti - as recommended on Vet Locator - at Holly House vets, no longer works in West Yorkshire. Any other suggestions of a Cavy savvy vet that comes with a recommendation else I shall have to take pot luck.... Thanks for any help.
  19. Gemm

    Guinea pig listless and not eating suddenly

    Hi Please can you help. My guinea pig (tiger) is only 1 and 1/2 years old and is usually very active. She was fine last night and ate her treat (a couple of pea flakes) as normal and was begging for more as usual! But this morning she did not stir for her morning veggies. When I picked her up...
  20. Ellsie1

    Watery nose, wheezing and skinny

    This is my first time posting, I’m extremely concerned over my 4 year old piggie Stan. This morning I woke up to him wheezing extremely loud, I looked over and it was if he was sneezing, lots of fluid came out, he has made snot bubbles and his nose is so red and sore from it, almost as if he...
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