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Guinea Pig Making Weird Gurgling Noises?

Ryan Fortner

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My three year old guinea pig just started making some odd noises about five minutes ago. It sounded like his stomach was grumbling but he's never made noises like this before. When I walked up to his cage to investigate he made an odd whining noise. I assumed that he was hungry so I gave him some food but now I'm worried that he might be sick. I don't have a vet for him and I can not afford one so if he's sick I'm screwed. Any suggestions? My current plan is just to wait and see if it blows over withing the next twenty four hours.
 

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It doesn't sound normal a vet visit would be a good idea. GPs are very good at hiding illness until it's very nearly too late.
 

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Please dont weight vet get her to your vet . A S A P ,
 
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@Ryan Fortner How is he acting otherwise? Does he seem okay? When was he last fed?

If he's not looking well then you're going ro have to bite the bullet and take him to a vet. Unfortunately that's part of owning a pet, ensuring that they're cared for and free of pain.
 

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My three year old guinea pig just started making some odd noises about five minutes ago. It sounded like his stomach was grumbling but he's never made noises like this before. When I walked up to his cage to investigate he made an odd whining noise. I assumed that he was hungry so I gave him some food but now I'm worried that he might be sick. I don't have a vet for him and I can not afford one so if he's sick I'm screwed. Any suggestions? My current plan is just to wait and see if it blows over withing the next twenty four hours.
Update: He's not making the noises anymore and is acting normal. I'ts like 1 AM right now so I'm going to go to sleep and check on him tomorrow.
 
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I don't have a vet and I can't afford one.
Hopefully he's okay in the morning, fingers crossed! :D

Part of being a pet owner is ensuring that they are well kept and have treatment if they're ill. You'll need to find a vet in your area that you can take him too.

Also, you'll need to find funds for a vet visit. You could start a savings fund putting in what you can on a weekly basis. Or apply for a credit card so you can pay when you need to use it.

Depending on where you are there are options available for lower income people. In the UK we have a vets called PDSA which is available to people on low or no income. And I believe in the US there is something called Care Credit (I think) which vets can offer.

It's not fair or right to allow a pet to suffer and I'm sure you wouldn't want him to be in pain if you can help him.
 

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Please find a savvy vet, it's not fair to let animals suffer just because we can't/won't pay for treatment.

I can't imagine being sick or hurt and being left in my house to potentially die. With no doctors or medicine. In pain, scared and alone. I don't know why anyone would want that for their animals.

If you won't give him vet treatment when he needs it, please surrender him to a rescue where he will be looked after when he is ill. I'm sure you think I'm being harsh but leaving an animal to suffer with sickness is animal cruelty.

I'm glad he appears to be feeling better now but you do need to get this sorted or find a rescue/shelter to find him a new home who will.
 
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