1. Pumpkin&Spice

    Saline solution for nebuliser

    Hi all, I was wondering whether anyone may be able to help - I’m wondering which saline solution is best to use for a nebuliser for piggies? Is a commerIal one OK to use? I can’t find much info about it! I’ve seen this one in Tesco but obviously I don’t want to give it to her without checking...
  2. C

    Pollen or heart issue?

    Hi Everyone, I have been reading through threads to see if I could find anything similar to what my guinea pig is going through! It all started about 3 months ago that I noticed my guinea pig before bed started to make a hooting noise and almost cracking with her breathing. However this then...
  3. Yurigiri

    Curing URI by its own?

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and this is also first post. I have been caring for guinea pigs for 10 years now. I bring my 3+mth old boar to the vet and was given antihistamine, meds to break down the mucus, and Baytril. He is sneezing less and his nose is dryer after 3 days. (From every minute to...
  4. Katie A

    Is this normal or abnormal breathing?

    Hi everyone! I'm a new guinea pig owner of two boars named Leo and Odi. I have been to the vet 3 times over the past 2 weeks (two different vets). Both vets agreed he had a slight URI and he took antibiotics for 2 weeks. His energy and appetite improved after the antibiotics, and he's only been...
  5. G

    Runny one nostril

    Hi, I have just noticed my guinea pig gingy continuesly sneeze a few times in a row and clear discharge leaking from only 1 nostril. He is not lethargic, doesn't have crusty eyes or nose, just wet and runny, only when he sneezes.
  6. K

    Baytril Amount for URI - Does this seem high?

    Hi there! My 3 year-old boar just came down with a URI. I know I caught it early, but wanted him to been seen ASAP. I spent hours yesterday calling around and finally found someone to take him today (I just moved to this state, so that didn't help!). It's a HUGE teaching hospital - the reviews...
  7. S

    My guinea pig is sneezing

    Hi! I’ve had my pigs since last Thursday, and today I’ve heard them sneezing. Or at least that is what it sounds like. I’ve read that guinea pig can get URIs after moving and now I’m very worried. They eat normally and from what I can tell (they are still very cautious and won’t come out from...
  8. veesilver

    Potential URI advice

    Hi everyone, My sweet Coco is making funny noises when breathing, and I am almost certain its an URI. I am trying to find a vet in Cambridge (UK) that treats exotics but it seems impossible because they are closed during the weekends... My only option might be vets4pets which doesn't have the...
  9. 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...
  10. P

    Possible aspiration

    Hey all, I'm new to the guinea pig forum and ive currently rekindled my love for guinea pigs. This post is going to be fairly long so sorry in advance :) I bought 2 little boars just over a week a go from p@h, which ive recently found out are notorious for bad animal welfare. One of my boys...
  11. annapanutsa

    Guinea pig URI/possible pneumonia please help!

    Hi everyone, we got a young girl 2 weeks ago as a new friend for our existing guinea pig (we initially had 2, one died suddenly from suspected heart condition, so we had to get a companion for the surviving pig). I knew something was wrong with the new one right away: crusty eyes, nose boogers...
  12. Io341

    Stubborn URI and need advice

    Hi. My little pig Amelia has been suffering from some sort of lung problem for months now, and it just isn't getting any better. She went to the emergency vet as soon as we noticed something but were told she was fine and given a 1 week precautionary course of Baytril, which didn't help...
  13. J

    T-Tot's Story on battling pneumonia and after

    Hi everyone, I wanted to share our T-Tot's story and maybe get some insight from other people with some piggies who may be going through the same thing. (Sorry if this is a long post) My son, Noah, who is 10yo, takes really good care of his T-Tot (almost 1yo). They're best friends, they truly...
  14. Dystopoly

    Separating for a URI?

    So, this morning I rushed my boys into the vet because one of them was sniffling very audibly - and sure enough, he’s got a URI. The vet gave me antibiotics for him, but gave his brother a clean bill of health and told me to separate them for two weeks until the course of medicine is through...
  15. A

    Hooting noise

    Hello:) I bought my guinea pig (Buzz) from pets at home on 08/03/2020. I noticed in the car on the way home that he had a clear drip from his nose and his chest sounded like a clicking/hooting noise. I rang pets at home the following day to inform them of this, they agreed to treat him at their...
  16. furmom.pau

    Can piggies catch colds from each other?

    Just really curious. Should you isolate them when another piggy has it?
  17. G

    Is this blockage behavior?

    Hello everyone, I have a 5 1/2 year old guinea pig. He just got over a URI infection on Sunday after the vet prescribed Baytril and doxycycline. I would give him his probiotic one hour after his medication, which he received twice a day. As of Sunday, sneezing, crusty eyes, wheezing, and watery...
  18. 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...
  19. mehartr

    Pink Urine after starting antibiotics?

    Hello! My 2 year old boy has been sneezing and having a crusty nose. I took him to the vet and they said his lungs sounded fine but because of the crusty nose, they put him on a 7 day course of Bactrim (only because he didn’t tolerate Baytril well last time). The medication is hot pink, and...
  20. Puddles1999

    Brown nasal discharge?

    Hi! I have three guineas. Recently, our mocha was taking Orbax for a possible uri. She had a runny nose, he said her lungs and everything sounded great but to be on the safe side, he decided to medicate her. It’s been about two weeks since she’s finished her Orbax. However, I had penelope out...