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I came home today and I noticed that there seemed to be something one of my piggie's nostrils? It looks like a white liquid, and then the whole nostril looks blocked. It looks pretty wet too but nothing's actually falling out of her nose. Her and her sister have been sneezing but I've heard nasal discharge mean a developed URI, but there have been no other symptoms? Compared to the other nostril it looks way different. Can someone tell me if this is normal or something I should watch out for? Please I'm very worried
 

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I would get them checked at a decent guinea pig vets, and let them examine them, they will listen to see if the lungs sound clear or not. Best not wait incase it is a uri and they start to lose appetite
 

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I don't actually see anything at all in this photo. I can see one nostril is lighter than the other most likely due to skin colouration where the white stripe goes round one side. It doesn't look wet on the photo, are you sure the nostril is blocked? What does the breathing sound like?
 

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I don't actually see anything at all in this photo. I can see one nostril is lighter than the other most likely due to skin colouration where the white stripe goes round one side. It doesn't look wet on the photo, are you sure the nostril is blocked? What does the breathing sound like?
It was pretty wet on the inside but she sneezed and the nostril is looking clearer now. They had a URI once before about two months ago (and haven't had one since :)) ) and ever since they're inside noses kind of have a little gloss of liquid, despite them recovering fully and permanently. Ever since two months ago, at the same time, they started making a soft whistle noise within their sniffing. Every time they sniffed the sniff would have just a small whistle to it, kind of hard to describe. One Piggie stopped doing it but this Piggie still does it even today. I don't think it's anything harmful, though?
 

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My piggies nostrils often look wet on the inside and there’s nothing wrong with them. But if you’re concerned at all, please see a vet especially as they’ve had uri’s in the past
 

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I came home today and I noticed that there seemed to be something one of my piggie's nostrils? It looks like a white liquid, and then the whole nostril looks blocked. It looks pretty wet too but nothing's actually falling out of her nose. Her and her sister have been sneezing but I've heard nasal discharge mean a developed URI, but there have been no other symptoms? Compared to the other nostril it looks way different. Can someone tell me if this is normal or something I should watch out for? Please I'm very worried

Hi!

Please have her vet checked if in any doubt or if it is going on for more than just a few hours. It is possible that she has something stuck in her nostril. it may be that she has a small nostril which may cause problems from time to time considering that piggy airways are very small and narrow in the first place and that piggies cannot breathe through their mouths. This means that even the smallest bostruction is always very audible.

It sounds like a partially blocked nose which can create all kinds of funny sounds from whistling, hooting, wheezing etc.
The sneezing is the normal body reaction to work it out again.
 
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