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Red, Watery Eye.

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Cwilliamn9

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Hi! My Guinea pig is a little over 5 years old and she's always been in good health. A few days ago, we started noticing her left eye and the white fur around it started getting a little pink/red. Today I was looking carefully and it looks like her eye was watery as well. She is acting normal and still eats, drinks, and squeals when we bring her food. She has been resting a lot the past few months but she is getting old. I am concerned because what I have been reading online does not sound good to me. She is acting very normal, has anyone noticed anything like this before in their pigs? It is only 1 eye and sometimes it seems like the eye is half shut but it's usually all the way open.
 

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Hi! My Guinea pig is a little over 5 years old and she's always been in good health. A few days ago, we started noticing her left eye and the white fur around it started getting a little pink/red. Today I was looking carefully and it looks like her eye was watery as well. She is acting normal and still eats, drinks, and squeals when we bring her food. She has been resting a lot the past few months but she is getting old. I am concerned because what I have been reading online does not sound good to me. She is acting very normal, has anyone noticed anything like this before in their pigs? It is only 1 eye and sometimes it seems like the eye is half shut but it's usually all the way open.
Hi and welcome!

It sounds like an eye injury. Please have her seen by a vet asap; only he can judge exactly what has happened and treat accordingly. Most eye problems answer well and quickly to treatment, as long as you don't dawdle.
 

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Ouch please do take her to the vets one of my piggies had hay in her eye luckily the vet got it with tweezers but I couldn't believe the length of it!
 

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:DHello and :wel:

Yes, it sounds like she may have a bit of hay stuck in her eye. She will have been scratching at it to try to get it out. That's why it looks red and sore. You may be able to get the hay out yourself by flushing the eye with cold water. But your vet can put some gel in the eye to see if it is ulcerated at all, and give you eye drops to cure it.
 
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