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Is She Dehydrated

TaraS-D

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for the past three days I haven’t seen my guinea pigs water go down , ive tried moving the bottle, re filling it and holding it in front of her face she won’t drink it. The only way I can make her ‘drink’ is by wetting cucumbers and letting her eat it but I’ve also heard that cucumbers aren’t the best (her sister died recently if that’s part of the problem)

Any ideas or is she dehydrated?
 

ChubbyMonroe

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Hi, could she have a large bottle that she can't drink from? My baby guinea pig sometimes finds it hard to drink as it is too large a bottle so we have to give him a tray with some water, and that always works on mine.
 

ChubbyMonroe

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Ok. She might have a problem so it is best to see your local vets as they can advise and give a prescription if they have found a problem.
 

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for the past three days I haven’t seen my guinea pigs water go down , ive tried moving the bottle, re filling it and holding it in front of her face she won’t drink it. The only way I can make her ‘drink’ is by wetting cucumbers and letting her eat it but I’ve also heard that cucumbers aren’t the best (her sister died recently if that’s part of the problem)

Any ideas or is she dehydrated?
Hi! Please check whether the bottle nozzle is blocked. Be aware that some piggies don't drink or drink a lot because they get enough fluid from their veg. Please change the water daily and make sure that the bottle is not going green; especially when you are experiencing the current heat spike in the UK. Changes in weather can also influence the fluid uptake.

More info around drinking and bottle issues: All About Drinking And Bottles
 
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