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New Born Pup
Jan 11, 2021
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Cheshire, England
Hello, I was trying to pick up my girls today to do their first (and my first time trying) weight check. I have never weighed my guinea pigs before so I really wanted to start asap. My females are extremely scared of being picked up so they were flying round the cage and ‘wheeking’ when I cornered them- I feel so bad 😣 When I finally managed to ‘grab’ one of them, she squealed-I don’t know if this is because she was terrified. Her belly felt quite hard but I’m not sure if it was ‘hard’ or not because all 4 of my pigs are extremely scared and I haven’t picked one of them up properly in months. I know bloating and cysts can be very serious but I don’t know if I’m just over-reacting and nothings actually wrong. The vets are only open to animals with ‘life threatening conditions’ so I can’t just take her for a checkup :(