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  1. G

    Guinea Pig eating a lot after pneumonia, but still losing weight

    Hi, My 1.5yr old guinea pig, Elphie, had really bad pneumonia about 2 months ago. She was on oxygen for 6 days and was taking antibiotics, pain medicine, and medicine for GI stasis. During this time she dropped from 1030g to 930g. She has since fully recovered from the pneumonia. She also...
  2. T

    Healthy weight

    Hello, i am a new guinea owner (of 4) and i was wondering what a healthy weight is for a 1 year old female? right now one of my girls named Hope is 1.16k and i’m not sure if that’s too heavy. if so, what are some thing i could do to try and get her back to a healthy weight?
  3. A

    High calorie diets

    I have a guinea pig that is eating but losing weight, constipated frequently. Vet visit and hundreds of dollars later we have ruled out thyroid and dental issues. Vet feels a tumor is likely, but that if that is the case there isn't much we can do except keep him comfortable as long as we can...
  4. C

    Piggie weight

    Hello all, we had to do piggie bowl time to weigh our two girls today, we are new to this and a lot of things I have read say they are overweight for their age (11 weeks) is this true and should I cut down their food? Thankyou :))🤍
  5. lauryn1289

    100g weight loss

    Hi everyone, probably my billionth post here lately lol. My boy Ollie was weighed at the vets today and came on at 1kg, his last weight check I did was about 1.11kg if I remember correctly so give or take 100g weight loss. I only just kinda registered his weight went down now. He does have mange...
  6. D

    Guinea pig weight

    Hi everyone, just a quick question. One of my female piggies seems to have excess fat hanging under her chin and belly and none of my other piggies have this. She is the most dominant out of the herd, and she has had this fat for a long time so it isn’t sudden. I know I should weigh her...
  7. annachristina_piggies

    Large boar needs to lose weight

    Hi piggie friends, I have a rare instance where my lovely boar Percy actually needs to lose some weight. He’s developed a tiny 1mm bladder stone and if he isn’t able to pass this himself, he would need surgery. Unfortunately at the moment the vet said it would be too high risk given his...
  8. corvidae

    Slow weight loss

    Hello, I have a 5.5-year-old female guinea pig named Lola who has been slowly losing weight over the past year. Last December she weighed 1136 g, and has been slowly dropping about 20 g a month on average. She weighed in at 936 g this week, so I'm starting to get a bit alarmed. Is this type of...
  9. Wetherill


    Hi, I’m wondering if anyone on here has any experience with a pig with hyperthyroidism. My Lionel (5) was diagnosed with this illness back in around June, and he is being medicated to this day. It doesn’t really show that he has an illness, though, he is happy, active, eating and drinking well...
  10. lauryn1289

    Any advice or ideas about an underweight piggy?

    One of my piggies Kip is over 6 now and he’s very skinny. He was never a chubby pig to begin with but I’ve noticed his weight dwindle as he’s aged and I’m just wondering if anyone has tips or advice or even experience with older pigs? His cagemate died from bloat around 6-7 years old last...
  11. Wetherill


    I’ve been posting a few times over the last few months or so about my boy Lionel (5), who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about a week or so ago. He has started on pills, but as much as he eats, the weight is still falling off of him. He had been eating critical care from a spoon for a few...
  12. D

    Guinea pig weight for age

    My Delilah loves her food. She is five months old. Her second name is Dumpling because she has a tummy like a dumpling. On average she is putting on weight between 30-40grams a week. I’m wondering when or at what age a female guinea pigs growth stops and they reach an optimal weight that...
  13. B

    Chunky pigs

    Hello I have two female guinea pigs who are looking a little chunky, they have a big enclosure, unlimited access to hay and get ¼ a cup of pellets a day and they do come out for play time, my main concern is their weight I don't know their exact weight but I do know they're a little chunky what...
  14. Pig & Pymble

    Reasons for weight loss?

    My lovely pig, Pig, has been loosing weight for a few months now following what we think is a case of bad sterile interstitial cystitis (more info on a previous recent thread here), despite us still syringe feeding 60ml/day, and him eating for himself (veg, hay, biscuits). He used to be 1450g...
  15. Pig & Pymble

    Not gaining/maintaining weight

    Hello! I've got a previous thread from the end of June when my boy Pig (aged 2) was struggling with squeaky wees/poos. To summarise - he had 2 CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds and urine testing with nothing showing for it other than a little blood in the urine, and it seems like interstitial...
  16. thepiggies

    Big guinea pig?

    I have a herd of 4 - one neutered boar and three sows. I recently noticed 1 year old, Athena, getting bigger. At first I was scared of pregnancy, but I’ve checked many times, and am positive everyone besides Bunny (the neutered boar) is female. My next thought was bloating, however when I felt...
  17. Cavysarah

    Guinea Pig only eating dry food

    Hello, I am hoping someone can help me with my guinea pig. She won't eat any food other than dry food (and pea flakes as a treat). We use Burgess nuggets with blackcurrant and Oregano. As a result she is a lot lighter than our other guinea pig (she is 600g and the other 1-1kg) but not losing...
  18. emily21

    Guinea pig weight

    Hi guys so I've seen most websites say a healthy weight for a male guinea pig is between 900 - 1200 g but my vet weighed my own boar and said he was healthy at 1350. When I asked he said anything up to about 1400 is healthy so has anybody else been told something similar to this?
  19. Jesse's pigs

    Weight drop

    Hi, I’ve started weighing my piggies weekly this year (I did weigh them in the past but this year I have done it religiously each week). Now, I know they fluctuate and I’m used to seeing them raise and drop a few grams here and there, but Bellamy has dropped a bit more than usual and I don’t...
  20. dabel101

    Weighing skittish pig

    Hi! I have a piggie coming to 5 months old and she is extremely skittish, she is sometimes ok with me stroking her but hates getting held. I have a really hard time getting ahold of her and getting her to stay on the scales when i do. My question is how can i weigh her without stressing her out...