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sudden death

  1. gonebanhannahs

    Sudden death of young piggy

    My heart is broken this morning. I don't know what I did wrong, or what went wrong, but our little girl died yesterday very suddenly. My daughter asked to hold her in the morning and I went to get her and she was like a limp noodle in my hand. Her one nostril was blocked and I wiped it with a...
  2. RheMae

    Losing sleep over my piggies, I don't know how one died.

    Hi guys. Sorry in advance for the long post. Long time reader. So I'm a newer guinea pig owner, my boyfriend had 2, and when I came into the fold, we got one together. We have Guts, Bert, and Judo. Admittedly, I knew very little about guinea pigs and trusted my boyfriend to handle most of it...
  3. M

    Guinea Pig Suddenly Died

    Hello, I'm a new member, long time lurker. My sons got a pair of female guinea pigs about 7 months ago. The piggies weren't much older. Tonight, one died. We're devastated, and at a loss as to why. Her name was Cookie, and she was fine up until she wasn't. Her eyes and nose were clear - no...
  4. M

    Worried about my guinea pig herd

    Hello! I would like to talk about the situation that I had to go through last night. I am heartbroken and would like peer advice, since I have no financial support for a necropsy as it is over 2K USD in my area. Last night, two of my guinea pigs out of my ten had passed away suddenly and...
  5. CinnamonSwirl

    Guinea Pig bereavement.

    So one of my piggies has recently passed away as it come a shock for us and especially to my other guinea pig as it was so sudden. One of my guinea pig is now currently on her own and has no cage mate and it feels so odd not hearing them squeak together ): my current guinea pig is her usual...
  6. Bayberrybae

    Dental Questions about dental disease.

    Hi! I'm Sarah, I've been owning guinea pigs for quite some time now. Just this morning, I woke up to find my neutered boar, Ozzy, unable to move, but still alive. After taking him to our emergency vet, we were told that he was in cardiac shock with a BPM of 40, so they performed CPR on him for...
  7. P

    Both pigs died suddenly :(

    Hi all I’m hoping to get some clarification as I’m going out of my mind trying to think what’s caused this. So yesterday I put my three boars out in their run, they had water, pellets, an iglu dome thing and a large tunnel in there, I’ll admit, I forgot to put a cover over one side of the run...
  8. U

    Sudden Death?

    What can cause sudden death in multiple guinea pigs? In less than 12 hours my 2 male guinea pigs went from perfect health to dead? What can cause this? A week ago i also lost my third male and i just assumed it was of old age and didn't think anything to much of why. I also have a female in a...
  9. A

    Sudden young death (contains images some may find upsetting)

    Hey everyone, I just became a guinea pig owner for the first time 1 month ago. I have an enclosed area with housing, fresh food and water, and some daily fresh veggies (that I checked if safe). The temperature here now ranges from 10C celcius to 24C. They have a house with hay where they...
  10. DanielleParkes

    Pig Died, One Left Behind

    i had two guinea pigs, not particularly old (around 2 years, just under) and 2 days ago found one of the boys dead. The day before he seemed perfectly happy and healthy, so I have no idea what happened. I now have one left, (his cage mate) who seems healthy and is eating and drinking fine since...
  11. Casady R

    Sudden Death

    I had two piggies about 6 months ago and both were well fed with hay and had fresh water. I take them out of the cage and let them roam around my room for exercise but make sure they don't eat anything while they are out. One afternoon I left for work and didn't come back until the next day only...
  12. A

    Sudden Death?

    Hi all, So I owned 4 guinea pigs. 2 of them are around 2 1/2 years old, one is 2 and the other is 1 years old. One of my guinea pigs (purchased from pets at home, big mistake) has had constant health problems over the last 2 years. Originally a few weeks after getting her she was breathing...
  13. lucyjane123

    My Guinea Pig Died So Young

    So earlier my guinea pig George aged 3 died suddenly. He was absolutely fine yesterday until this morning when he refused to eat. We booked him a vets appointment for later as my mum was at work all day. I came downstairs to hearing him making a wheezing noise as well as howling and hiding away...
  14. xkellyrose11x

    Cage Mate After Death?

    My Guinea Pig has recently died and now her cage mate is all alone. I have two male Guinea Pigs in a separate cage, and the now single female in a rabbit hutch. She is two years old. I know Guinea Pigs should be in groups. Should I get a new cage mate for the female, and if so how old? (Planning...
  15. P

    Strange Death

    My family adopted 2 adult males brothers that were given up to a local pet store. They are both very large definately full grown adult boars. We had them a couple weeks initially housed in the small cage we got them in. They started fighting drawing blood. Decided a new larger cage would...
  16. B

    Distraught At Sudden Loss - Vet Baffled - Any Ideas?

    My sons and I are devastated at the sudden death today of our two guinea pigs- first time owners. One year old, happy and healthy, no issues, they were fine this morning when we went out to feed them. Away from the house today, when I went to check on them at 4pm, I found them in the bottom...
  17. Velma poppy pig

    In Memory Of Velma