Elderly guinea-pigs

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Alicia

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Roy is 7 now and recently he's become a bit thinner and generally smaller all round. Most of my guinea-pigs have done this as they've got older and unfortunately I think he might not have long left. He doesn't seem to be in any pain and is still eating all his grass, hay and vegetables but he doesn't eat as many pellets as he used to. Is there anything else I can do for him to keep him comfortable and happy? His hutch has vetbed on it and he has a cosy tunnel and bed to keep him warm at night. I'd like the rest of his life to be the best I can make it.
 
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when my Frodo got to 6 i noticed he was looking like he was on his last legs! He ended up living another 3 years! So he may have a while yet. I just gave frodo lots of cuddles and lots of yummy veggies :)
 

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Loss of condition (as it is called) is normal for older animals. it also happens to old people - they "shrink".

Just keep him comfy as normal. Look out for any pain from arthritis etc.

You might find this link helpful: http://www.jpgpr.com/jpgpr400.html
 
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