Do guinea pigs drink a lot of water?

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Vanilla

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Hi,

I'm just wondering if guinea pigs tend to drink a lot of water? Mine get through about 150cc per day.

Thanks :)
 
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I think it depends on the individual piggy - one of ours Jules was a serious drinker but then that came with horrid consequences especially if he was out on your knee :)) piggy pee eugh x
 

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I have a couple who drink loads, and I mean LOADS! However I have others who hardly drink at all.
 

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My Reggie varies, some days his water has hardly been touched and other days he will drink loads. x
 

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Thanks, it's reassuring to know it's quite normal :)
 

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I personally feel any change in behaviour/drinking/eating habits needs to be investigated along with weightloss.

Bette being a rescue, and I know all I talk about these days is Bette but her loss is still so much in my mind. She taught me a bottle of water per day was not normal and although some pigs drink more. I think there is such a thing as excessive drinking, if I ever come across a pig drinking as much as Bette, that pig will be at the vet, that I can be certain of.
 

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Hi flintstones,

I've only had mine (Mungo and Milo) for around five weeks and they have always drunk a lot. They are around eighteen weeks of age. I may not have made it clear, but they drink around 150cc per day between them.
 

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Hi flintstones,

I've only had mine (Mungo and Milo) for around five weeks and they have always drunk a lot. They are around eighteen weeks of age. I may not have made it clear, but they drink around 150cc per day between them.

I'm going on a rant again sorry Bette drank a full small bottle a day (300cc to herself) Big difference rolleyes!

Some pigs do drink more than others but I think people need to be aware 'excessive drinking does happen'. I'm sorry I didn't mean to worry you.
 
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When I first got Archie he drank loads, but I think that was because he hadn't been given any veg before I got him. None of mine really drink that much any more.
 
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