weight loss

  1. SusieW

    Weight Loss and Life Expectancy

    Hi, It's been a while since I've been on here but was just wondering if anyone has any advice. I have a 4 plus year old guinea pig. He lives with his best friend (slightly younger one eyed boar) in a 6 storey C&C cage (5x2 grids ground level layer, then 7x1 grids mezzanine floor, then 4x2...
  2. Joscelyn

    DOES MY GUINEA PIG LOOK OVERWEIGHT?

    My guinea pig was overweight last time she was weighed at the vet. Its been about a month or so now and I've been limiting her food as much as I can. I have 2 guinea pigs and this one likes to steal my other guinea pigs pellets. I also give veggies at night, but I've been trying to limit them a...
  3. ashleemelda

    Slight Weight Loss: New Cage The Cause?

    Last night, I moved my two guinea pigs, Moira and Rose, into a new, larger cage, which they have taken to wonderfully already. This morning, however, during their weekly weigh-in, they had both fallen to around 890g. Rose weighed 915g the week prior, so a loss of 25g, whereas Moira weighed 923g...
  4. GirlFromMars

    Soft poos and weight loss

    One of my boys has been having poo-related issues for several weeks now and I'm at a bit of a loss what to do! Just before Christmas, we noticed a couple of soft poos in the cage, so we eased off on the veggies and hoped it was just a one-off until on the Sunday night, I went to top up their...
  5. M

    Is it just her time?

    Hello everyone, I have just created an account this minute as I really need your advice. (she has been to the vets lots of times for this) My 4yr old pig Maisy has ovarian cysts. She had surgery to remove everything but stopped breathing when the anaesthetic was given. So they stopped before...
  6. Alexemond97

    One overweighted guinea pig and one normal

    Hi, I have two boars who share together everything. They eat at the same time and there is no fight. They eat about the same amount of food. However, one is 1050g and the other one is 1400g. I would like my big boy to lose some weight but I don’t want the little one to be even more skinny. Do...
  7. M

    Liver Problem

    Please help me out guys , so my guinea pig is 5 years old , recently i noticed that she has lost a lot of weight , i could feel all her bones . I took her to the vet and he told me she had problems with liver (hepatomegalia and cirrhosis ) , also some gas because of veggies i gave to her. Low...
  8. Kirbs

    Weight Loss

    Mr Muffin was neutered last week and when I weighed him yesterday he has lost about 22g. I weighed him again today and he has lost about 25g. There hasn’t been anything wrong with him since the surgery. I think it might be because of the separation from Blueberry. They’ve been separated for a...
  9. 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)...
  10. Brackenwolf1

    My Guinea pig has lost weight

    Hi I have a group of 3 13 week old male guinea pigs and I have one that the vet has confirmed is the runt. I weighed the boys last night a rolo (the runt) has lost weight and is now only 389g where as his brothers are around 500g. I hand feed rolo his veg but I was wondering what I could feed...
  11. B

    Pig losing weight but still eating like a horse

    My female guinea pig luna at 2 years old is starting to lose a bit of weight and I don't know if I should be concerned. Her and her sister honey at 7 months old are eating well however luna has gone from 1048g down to 1010g in a week and honey has stayed the same. I know its big for a girl and...
  12. H

    Guinea Pig Doesn't Want To Eat and is losing weight

    I got a guinea pig on 29th april. He didn't want to eat on first day, but he slowly started eating , i guess he was just stressed. He gained 10 grams in 3 days and everything was going relatively well until now. Last night I moved his cage to another room and he stopped eating. He still doesnt...
  13. Piggie mama

    Help me!

    My eldest guinea pig (1 and a half years old, male) is loosing weight, he's lost approx 60g since the 10th of this month, he's never lost like this before and is not gaining anything. He's eating and drinking and behaving normally but I'm terrified there is somthing wrong. I have spoken to a vet...
  14. greensn

    Specialist Liver issues/not eating

    I've had my boy Louie for 2 years now--he was left at the pet store I work at and abducted into my rescue, where I foster failed him in about a week--and the vet said he was 2-3 years old. He's always been a BIG boy. Probably 3 pounds (1.36 kg), not fat by any means. He's always been a great...
  15. Celine298

    Dramatic weight loss and blood in pee...

    I was on here a while ago because my boar Sunny was spotting what appeared to be blood in his urine. I went to the vet and they said it could be anything from a UTI to an internal cyst, but because he should no outward symptoms of discomfort or changes in his behavior it was a mystery. Fast...
  16. S

    2yr old female guinea pig rapid weight loss

    Hi, my 2 year old guinea pig, Lily, has suddenly lost a LOT of weight. I don't know how much she weighed originally, but I do know guinea pigs usually weigh 800g and Lily now weighs 500g. She is very skeletal and I can feel all of her bones. I took her to the vet yesterday and the vet checked...
  17. C

    Guinea pig weight?

    Hi, ive recently started weighing my 5 year old guinea pig penny every thursday and i have some questions. First off, she currently weighs 787 grams. Is that an OK weight? Ive been told that the average is between 800-1000 grams, but then almost every online source i use tells me 700-900 grams...
  18. Gemm

    Dental Advice please after a dental

    Hi My guinea pig went for a dental 3 days ago. He was VERY groggy and out of it when he came home after his operation and they gave him a subcutaneous fluid injection. He now seems much brighter and happier and seems himself EXCEPT he is still struggling to eat. He is eating thin bits of hay...
  19. G

    An Odd Case - bloating issues and major weight loss

    I have a guinea pig who is around 2-3 years old. She lives with another girl guinea pig who is 1-2 years old. They are both rescues. Recently I noticed she had a sort of balloon feeling in her lower hindsection, like it was bloated. I adjusted her diet and gave her massages to help. I've been...
  20. bex's gpigs

    Advice Needed: Weight Loss

    Hi there. Hoping someone can shed some light on an ongoing problem. My little Luna 4 on the 23rd has been loosing weight. It started in January and the vet thought it was a possible uri antibiotics seemed to work and she put on over 200g. Then late February came she was loosing weight again and...
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