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Fights And Sick Guinea Pig.

LunaRaze

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Hi everybody, first ill let you know my guinea pigs. I have 2 female guinea pigs Coco who is about 2-2 1/2 years old and is the mother to Velvet, and Velvet who is 1- 1 1/2.

So earlier today Velvet started chasing Coco around the cage and nipping her which i noticed as a dominance thing. But she soon cornered Coco and started to growl at her. They started to fight, we broke it up and separated them. My question is how do i get them on good terms?( we only have one cage)

Onto the sick part Velvet has been sneezing a lot and has a crusty nose. and Coco seems to have none of this so i was wondering if she was sick or if it was something she was going through? Also, could her being sick have an effect on her agressiveness?
 

Freela

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Sneezing and a crusty nose needs to be checked by a vet as soon as possible, as it is a sign of respiratory infection and these can get severe (even fatal) quickly if left untreated. She will need to be seen by a vet familiar with guinea pigs and given a guinea-pig-safe antibiotic. The aggression could have something to do with her feeling unwell, but it's hard to say, and I would say that either way, the cold is the first thing you need to deal with.
 

Pawz

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thank you soo much i have a visit with the vet for next week
Is there no chance of getting it today or Saturday? I ask this because URI’s can go downhill very quickly if you are unlucky.
 

gizzy

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As the others said uri infections get a hold very quickly, the sooner you see your vet the better for you and your pig :tu:
 

sport_billy

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Sorry to hear this, a vets visit is important.

How big is the cage you have your piggies in?

Could you add your location to your profile as it helps us tailor any advice if ever needed to your geographical location

Welcome again
Lee
 
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