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Reginart

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I found both of my guinea pigs' shoulders going up and down really quickly. I remember watching a guinea pig question video that it takes 5 seconds to see a guinea pig's shoulder to go up and down and that is the normal breathing time. Is this true?
 

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No idea about the video. Does it look like they’re working hard to breathe? If you’re worried take them to the vet.
 

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I found both of my guinea pigs' shoulders going up and down really quickly. I remember watching a guinea pig question video that it takes 5 seconds to see a guinea pig's shoulder to go up and down and that is the normal breathing time. Is this true?
No idea where you got that information from! Guinea pigs breathe a lot more quickly than that.

Please see a vet if the breathing is laboured, with heaving sides or clicking in the lungs; if the breathing is crackling or rasping; constantly (not occasionally) sneezing or coughing or if your guinea pigs are lethargic or off their food.
 
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