• Discussions taking place within this forum are intended for the purpose of assisting you in discussing options with your vet. Any other use of advice given here is done so at your risk, is solely your responsibility and not that of this forum or its owner. Before posting it is your responsibility you abide by this Statement

Grieving

mommapiggal

New Born Pup
Joined
Jul 26, 2018
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Points
20
Need advice & guidance. Monday we lost 1 of our 3 piggals. The 2 are melancholy from losing baby sister. What can we do to help their grieving? They eat and drink minimally but haven't made a peep since Monday. My kids and I are distraught, please help us help them.
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
78,773
Reaction score
57,254
Points
3,466
Location
Coventry UK
Need advice & guidance. Monday we lost 1 of our 3 piggals. The 2 are melancholy from losing baby sister. What can we do to help their grieving? They eat and drink minimally but haven't made a peep since Monday. My kids and I are distraught, please help us help them.

Hi and welcome!

I am very sorry for your loss!

Please give your piggies space to grieve. guinea pigs don't grieve any less deeply than we humans, but they cannot afford to grieve as long as they have to get on with the job of surviving. It is hard on us seeing them so withdrawn, though!
Please read this guide here for more information on what you can do for your girls in the short and in the medium term.
Looking After A Bereaved Guinea Pig

If you and your children would like to post a tribute to the girl you have sadly lost, you are welcome to do so in our Rainbow Bridge section anytime it feels right for you. It may help your children to deal with their first brush with death.

PS: If you are in UK or another of the countries that are currently affected by a heatwave, please also take the time to read this guide here; heat can kill and can also trigger underlying health issues.
Hot weather management and heat strokes
 

Merab's Slave

Forum Buddy
Joined
Nov 27, 2017
Messages
28,817
Reaction score
37,442
Points
2,375
Location
Wirral, UK
Welcome to the forum and so sorry for your loss.
Guinea pigs do grieve for lost cagemates but usually after a day or two begin to get on with the business of surviving.
Just keep an eye on them.
There is a forum thread on caring for a bereaved piggy.
You are also grieving and that will take you and your sons longer.
Take time and be gentle with yourselves.
We are here to support you.
Please feel free to post a tribute to your girl on the Rainbow Bridge thread
 
Top