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Guinea pigs back legs sorta dragging ?

gummygyeom

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My parents are avoiding going to the vet but if necessary we will go. My guinea pig is about 4 years old and is very calm as opposed to his brother and dad whom are always running around. I'd been noticing he had been a little lazy lately but not enough to worry. When i went to check on them I saw he was walking funny and it kind of looked like he was dragging his legs. I'm almost sure they arent paralyzed like I've read since he's able to support himself with them and move around but it looks like he is dragging them. He eats and drinks fine. He is eating the food I give him and if it helps to know he rarely gets vitamin C. If anyone could help me out then that would be great :(
 

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My parents are avoiding going to the vet but if necessary we will go. My guinea pig is about 4 years old and is very calm as opposed to his brother and dad whom are always running around. I'd been noticing he had been a little lazy lately but not enough to worry. When i went to check on them I saw he was walking funny and it kind of looked like he was dragging his legs. I'm almost sure they arent paralyzed like I've read since he's able to support himself with them and move around but it looks like he is dragging them. He eats and drinks fine. He is eating the food I give him and if it helps to know he rarely gets vitamin C. If anyone could help me out then that would be great :(
Hi and welcome!

Please see a vet with any case of back leg paralysis. There are a range of issues that can cause it; only a hands-on vet examination can give you an idea what is going on.

The link below contains a list of possible causes and what you need to specially look out for when caring for a piggy with this issue. The medical part has been proof-read by an experienced exotic vet nurse but it cannot replace a vet visit, just help you make the best of of the trip and look after your piggy as best as possible at home.
Looking after guinea pigs with limited or no mobility
A guide to vets fees, insurance and payment support.
Accessing veterinary care during coronavirus/Covid-19 lockdown

PS: As we have members and enquiries from all over the world, it would help us if you could please add your country. Vet access and conditions vary greatly from country to country.
 

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Welcome to the forum.
Hope you can get an answer for your boy at the vets.
Keep us posted
 
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