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  1. 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...
  2. DizzyD95

    Baby Guinea Pig (Sows) Average Weights

    Hello :) I have recently bought two baby guinea pig sows, Popcorn and Minstrel! I want to weigh them weekly for the next six weeks just to make sure they're both putting weight on - I think Popcorn is eating much more than Minstrel, so I want to make sure they're both healthy and growing as...
  3. GeorgiaHarris

    Average weight for a 4 month old boar

    I recently adopted a 4 month old boar and I weighed him yesterday and he was 822g but I don’t know what the average is at his age and whether or not he’s at a healthy weight. I’ve looked online but I can only find average weights for adults.
  4. B


    So my guinea pig Lucy is about 5 and a half almost 6 years old. Shes recently lost quite a bit of weight. You can feel all her bones and shes really light and its quite worry some. Shes eating fine and has a good appetite. She doesnt seem to be acting any diffrent either. I dont know what the...
  5. 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...
  6. Dom R

    Weight Gain - Need Tips Please

    Hi All, So recently after Rodney has become ill, with two abscess' (which have now mostly gone or gone completely), which was stated by the vet at his last visit (Just over a week ago) and I am taking him back on Friday. My current issue with Rodney is that he was originally 1.1KG (1100g)...
  7. Lil3piggies

    Size Difference

    Hi guys! Not sure which forum to post this in but I have two males, both the same age (so I was told when I bought them- and they were the same size) but Artie is now loads bigger than Archie who still seems tiny. When I hold Artie he feels nice and chubby how I imagine a guinea pig should be...
  8. Lilythepig2017

    Has My Pig Gained Enough Weight?

    Hello So when we purchased Lily she was 332g. After that weigh in she had a stint with antibiotics that destroyed her appetite for a week or so in the beginning. Now, 5 weeks later she was 413g tonight. Is that enough of a weight gain? She is 4 months old. She it’s unlimited hay, some fresh...
  9. BenjiAndButtons

    Should We Consider Fattening Up

    We have a 3 year old piggie, who's a lot smaller than his late brother. He hovers around the 1100g, we're just concerned about his warmth overnight. Both our piggies live indoors in their own bedroom, we give them plenty of hay to hide in, we're probably just being over worried human parents but...
  10. Kallasia

    Amount Of Water Being Drunk

    Hi all, So my two piggies drink very different amounts of water. I've been monitoring them for a couple of weeks now to get some averages. Binky, 4 years old, drinks 150ml of water every day. Errol, nearly 1 year old, drinks 10ml of water every day. Given that Binky drinks 140ml more than...
  11. F

    Unexplained Illness

    Can anyone help? Female pig age 3.5years. Has been loosing a little bit of weight, very gradually, over time. She is now underweight. 2/3 weeks ago, she got diarrhea, which she recovered from the next day. But I took her to the vet, who agreed she was underweight. He thought it was her teeth, as...
  12. Little Pigs

    Guinea Pig Lost Weight Then Gained

    Hi, my Ollie is about 11 months old and I have noticed that he lost weight from 927g - 915g I gave him a small carrot to help him gain weight which he ate. I then gave him a couple of slices of carrot the next day but he are only the softer veg and left the carrots (he also only ate half of his...
  13. TheLottiediarys

    Can Guinea Pigs Be Too Fat?

    Can Guinea Pigs be over weight? If so, How fat is too fat? How can you tell? Is it by looking? By fat distribution? Ive been looking at my boy Bear just lately and he seems quite big? Hes very fat, basically haha. I dont think hes too fat or bloated or anything, hes just a very chunky Piggie...
  14. D


    I recently got two 7 month old male pig goes from a local rescue (about two weeks ago) and I weighed them on arrival, and again a week later. I weighed them again today and the have both lost around 60-70g . One from 1110 to 1050 and the other from 920 to 860g. They are both completely fine and...
  15. Ever

    Guinea Pig Weight

    Hello, I just read that if you can feel your guinea pig's ribs (not see, just feel), it means that they aren't overweight. Is this correct?
  16. Megannah

    Are My Piggies Overweight?

    Hi guys, I recently found out that your ment to weigh your pigs weekly so I weighed them today and Marshall is 460kg and franklin is 250kg I looked online to double check how much a normal pig should weigh and it sounds like mine are very overweight ? Does anyone know if these weights are good...
  17. Matt

    Piggy Losing Weight, Vets Are Closed For Xmas

    Hi everyone I've notice recently my pig Toby has started getting a bit slimmer than normal. He has always been on the smaller side of things, never been above 900g as far as I can remember but recently his weight has dropped a bit. About a month ago he was about 870g (can't remember the...
  18. TheCavySlave

    How Am I Doing?!

    I've had my boys a few months now, and ugh, I got them from a pet store:(but of course, will get from a shelter in future, and they seem perfectly healthy, but I just want to know SO MUCH, am I doing okay? So They live in a 2x4 C&C cage with a 1x2 loft and fleece bedding from...
  19. Elgifu321

    Are My Baby Boars Healthy Weights?

    some of you followed my Guinea pig Oswyns story, he passed away last week unfortunately so I was left with a lonely pig in need of a friend asap. I reached out to rescues first for boar dating but none anywhere up to an hour or 2 drive away seemed to have any solo boars so I resorted to...
  20. echowhisper

    New Guinea Pig Lost Weight

    I recently got two new guinea pigs, one has lost 115g in 3 weeks. When he came he weighed 965g and he now weighs 861g. I am feeding them a cup each of veggies a day (1 cup between them in the morning and one in the evening), a quarter of a cup of pellets and unlimited amount of hay. They are...