• You can find lots of information on how to settle in, understand your new guinea pigs in our New Owners Guide Collection but please ask any questions you have in Wannabe and New Owners' section.


  1. Kirsty

    Cysts? Tumour? Pig At Risk Of Pts

    Hi everyone. I'm putting this thread on to ask for a second opinion on behalf of a friend. She has a guinea pig and her vets have suggested that she is to put her guinea pig to sleep because of the growths on her back. I told her I would ask on here what everyone thought of the matter? The...
  2. piggie smitten

    Has Anyone Had Bloat Treated With Needle Decompression?

    Hi, I've recently had two pigs with bloat which was treated by putting a needle in their side to get the gas out. In fact one was done 3 days running after bloating up again (which stopped after I told the vets to stop giving him any more veg). Both seemed to recover for a while only for us to...
  3. piggie smitten

    What Would You Do?

    Hi, our beautiful boy Squeak is currently staying at the vets after going off his veg on Thursday. We just two weeks ago lost our other boy Bubble after he'd seemingly got over an extremely bad case of bloat, then come home only to have to go back after two weeks because he'd gone off his food...
  4. piggie smitten

    Travelling In Car On A Hot Day

    Hi all, my boar Bubble is going for a ten week check up on his teeth on wednesday at the Cat and rabbit clinic in Northampton. Its about a two and a half hour drive each way. I'm a bit worried as they say its going to be about 20 C on Wednesday and humid. Any tips on how I can make sure he...