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Guinea Pig Loss Of Balance

WinterAddams

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I wasn't over during the weekend. When I came back home I found out my piggy Nymeria had had a few issues last saturday.
Before cleaning my pigs' cage my dad's girlfriend put the piggies on the floor. Bubbles was walking normally but Nymeria flopped to her side. She put her back on her legs and she walked weirdly, with the legs on the side she fell on moving wobbly. She described it has walking as if she was drunk. Her eyes seemed scared.
She was rushed to the vet but our usual exotics vet wasn't there. They took her back home and she started to walk normally, asking for food and drinking.
I've inspected her and she seems perfectly normal, no signs of any illness. She doesn't have any ear infection or neurological issue that I know of.
She is taking vitamin c supplements which I didn't think they need since we give them a pretty rich diet.
This is the first time anything like this happens. I have no idea what it could have been. My dad's girlfriend thinks she might have slipped when she was put out of the cage but I don't really know.
 

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I wasn't over during the weekend. When I came back home I found out my piggy Nymeria had had a few issues last saturday.
Before cleaning my pigs' cage my dad's girlfriend put the piggies on the floor. Bubbles was walking normally but Nymeria flopped to her side. She put her back on her legs and she walked weirdly, with the legs on the side she fell on moving wobbly. She described it has walking as if she was drunk. Her eyes seemed scared.
She was rushed to the vet but our usual exotics vet wasn't there. They took her back home and she started to walk normally, asking for food and drinking.
I've inspected her and she seems perfectly normal, no signs of any illness. She doesn't have any ear infection or neurological issue that I know of.
She is taking vitamin c supplements which I didn't think they need since we give them a pretty rich diet.
This is the first time anything like this happens. I have no idea what it could have been. My dad's girlfriend thinks she might have slipped when she was put out of the cage but I don't really know.
Please keep an eye on her; it could have been a minor stroke or a neurological issue. See a vet promptly as soon as it happens again.
 
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