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  1. B

    Help please!

    Hi , My guineas name is Hendrix , he’s 3.5 years old and I can’t really explain how scared I am for him. Right now I am going through a bit of trouble financially. I just had enough to get his teeth & nails clipped this month, not enough for a 100$ exam like I know he needs. They didn’t give me...
  2. H

    Guinea Pig Mouth Lumps

    So I already have a vet visit scheduled for this week coming up but I’m a worried piggy mom. My guy has had a run in with his old cage mate years ago so his lip is split all the way up basically. But he has gotten chellitis(sp?) in the past so ik how to treat that so I have been doing so since...
  3. G

    UTI prevention

    Hi friends I am VERY stressed out (that's an understatement) My piggy Wilbur is being treated for a UTI, and now that he's almost done his treatment his cage mate Babe just started peeing blood today. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?! I keep their cage spic and span, I change their fleece once every three...
  4. greensn

    3 boars after vet--help!

    Norman (2) and Leroy (1.5) have been living together since Winter of 2016. I introduced a rescue, Stewie (2), who is asthmatic, about a month ago, and they are doing amazing! Norman has recurring health issues linked to his middle ear infections. He has nerve damage that causes him to blink less...
  5. E

    The hot weather

    Hey, I have 3 long haired guinea pigs and they really do hate the hot weather. They are fine in the garden as long as it’s 24degrees or below. Anything more like it has been over the weekend and they become very uncomfortable. Upon coming home today my other half found a very uncomfortable pig...
  6. Jordyn Warner

    Uti

    My two boys have a uti's :( I know what I need from the vets and I know that it is uti's as its been passed from one to the other. :( Does anyone know if I have to have the check up to get medicine. Or can I just get the medicine they need without the £33 added consultion fee for them to tell me...
  7. V

    Guinea pig biting at scab?

    Hi all, My guinea pig had surgery about 4 weeks ago on a tumour that the vet thought was an abscess. Once they opened up the lump on her rear, they obviously found out that it was a tumour, and so they simply closed it right back up again. We noticed that she was messing about with her scar for...
  8. Kallasia

    Metacam - pain relief

    Hi all! So, after his surgery, Errol has been on 0.3ml of metacam daily. It's helped with his recovery and given older brother Binky some respite for a few hours after Errol takes it - it makes him go all funny, stumbling around and napping loads, like he's high or tripping! I said about the...
  9. HappyCavies

    Our Experience Of Piggies, Europe And Aeroplanes

    Hello fellow guinea pig lovers! This is a guide/information post on travelling with guinea pigs on planes and trains in Europe, so read on to find out more! (As there was so much to say and we couldn't cut anything out, this is split into 2 parts) Last month (January 2018), we decided to...
  10. Beth Steele

    Guinea Pig Sickness

    Please help- I'm very worried. For the past week, my guinea pig (Choco) has been sneezing. Today I came downstairs and noticed she looked severely ill. She had some white discharge around her eyes, her fur was puffy, wasnt eating, and just wasn't acting like herself. I immediately brought her to...
  11. sazmatazz

    Ovarian Cysts - Draining Procedure In Older Guineas

    Hi everyone. I've been meaning to post about Mabel's cyst situation for a while in the hope that it might be helpful to others. We've now had Mabel for 4.5 years, when we got her from a rescue we were told she was 3-4 yrs, so she's around 7-8 years old. Our old lady piggy <3 In the last couple...
  12. NatalieW

    Saying Good Bye To Blodwen

    Hi, I used to be a member of this forum ages ago but forgot my details so I have set up a new account, my three guinea pigs are all around 6 years old. I've been away for a week with my dad looking after my pigs, been back about three days, and I noticed something wasn't right with Blodwen, She...
  13. Ketoprofene17

    Vets In/around Birmingham

    Hi all, New member here, writing on behalf of a 5 months old boar I got about 3 weeks ago. I'd like to take him for a general health check in January and have been looking on this forum for vet recommendations in the Birmingham area. Marie Kubiak seems to have left Black Vets based on info I...
  14. Jesse's pigs

    Mo's Ear

    Is This Squabbling Or A Sign The Bond Isn't Going To Work Out? On this thread I shared a picture of Mo's ear that had a white spot on it because I wondered if the pairs squabbling had anything to do with it.I'm happy to say both boars are still together (still the odd squabble though!) Now...
  15. T

    How To Administer Inhalers?!

    my pig Willow has been prescribed inhalers to help her lungs intake more oxygen. How do I effectively get her to inhale as much of the puff as possible? I have little masks but it sprays too violently in her face. I also use a nebulisation chamber for Willow but I feel the volume of the box is...
  16. T

    X Ray Or Ultrasound Scan?

    My pig has chronic respiratory issues which one vet has said its due to a possible deformed lung that doesn't completely inflate. Her body goes completely limp and her heart rate slows down, eyes bulge, gasps for air etc. Then snaps out of it several times a day. Does she need an X-ray or...
  17. T

    Nebulisation In Uk?!?!

    so I'm part of a Guinea pig group on Facebook and after having my pig for over 6 months she has been up and down with respiratory issues- this is due to a severe long respiratory infection she had very young with a previous owner. It recently flared up and she was taken to the vets and given...
  18. meggles1410

    Very Poorly Pig With Major Weight Loss! Need Info

    hi there! My Maisie has been refusing to eat and drink since last night and haslost far too much weight (she has a chubby belly but can feel ribs etc) and is over all very lethargic! She has made it through the night but vet is stumped and has told me to syringe mushed up pellets and water and...
  19. Catdawg

    Haven't A Clue What This

    Just noticed this on canelos back end this evening :/ I haven't had them long so I can't say I've noticed any changed behaviour but he is quite shy and likes to hide and curl up in corners a lot but I haven't noticed any change I want to try and avoid further investigation as I don't want to...
  20. B

    Guinea Pig Lump/growth

    My Guinea Pig has a growth/lump on the centre of his back. It has a scab in the centre and in my opinion looks like it is filled with something, as if I squeezed it (which I don't plan on doing) something would come out. This is especially due to the scab in the middle seeming like it goes deep...
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