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Hello, I just read that if you can feel your guinea pig's ribs (not see, just feel), it means that they aren't overweight. Is this correct?
 

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Hello I'm not sure, I can't feel any of my guinea pigs ribs except my newest girl honey and the vet said she feels thin and didn't say any of the others were over weight though.
 

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Weigh her at the same time every day, normally if they have a full bladder you may find a 50g difference. What does she weigh now & how old. Did you get her from a rescue or pet shop. If it's the latter I'm not going to shout, but it may make a difference. Does she have the sniffles, or hunch up or cry when she wee's. Is she eating well?
 

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Weigh her at the same time every day, normally if they have a full bladder you may find a 50g difference. What does she weigh now & how old. Did you get her from a rescue or pet shop. If it's the latter I'm not going to shout, but it may make a difference. Does she have the sniffles, or hunch up or cry when she wee's. Is she eating well?
She's between 1 and 2 years old. I got her and her friend from two different shelters, and she weighs 2.4 pounds. I was worried that she was pregnant, but I just got back from the vet, and he said that she probably was not, but to keep monitoring her. She eats very well, and I have not noticed her doing any of the things you mentioned. Here's a picture.
 

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She's the same weight as my heaviest piggy so I'd imagine she's fine :) My lightest pig is way lighter than that :))

I believe that can range between 850-1,300 grams (sorry idk pounds) so she would be right in the middle :)
 
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