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SimbaNStitch

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Hi all! I’ve had my boys for a good few weeks now and they’re settling in great, but Stitch has started to cough whenever he drinks some water from the bottle and sometimes rarely when he eats hay? They are both very lively as they are still only a few months old, and run wild when it’s play time, but could he just be being greedy? Thanks!🥴
 

Piggies&buns

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Guinea pigs have very narrow airways and the slightest bit of dust (often from hay) can irritate and cause them to cough. Equally, due to the narrow airways if they eat too fast, you will hear a cough. However if you have any concerns of the coughing gets more frequent, then you should see a vet
 

David Piggie Lover

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Hello and :wel: to a great helpful forum.
I have 3 piggies and ssometimes give a little cough when to be honest when they eating fast.. . . why fast cos I might get more food.
lol bless um. Be great to see a photo pls
 

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Hello and welcome. Piggies can cough if they stuff too much into their mouths at feeding or drinking time. One of mine is a regular guzzler and coughs with a mouth full of food. It’s worth just noting when you hear it. If you hear coughing at times when they aren’t eating or drinking then it may be worth getting a vet to check them over.
 

SimbaNStitch

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Hello and :wel: to a great helpful forum.
I have 3 piggies and ssometimes give a little cough when to be honest when they eating fast.. . . why fast cos I might get more food.
lol bless um. Be great to see a photo pls
They are very camera shy, this is the only photo I have of them both together, and even that’s not great😂50B9A983-805C-45C8-8010-BF6C92AD7B2D.jpeg
 

David Piggie Lover

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oh my that's great.
HELLLLLLLO PIGGIES.
Welcome to piggie world.
mine say hello too. 20191106_175243.jpg
I have 3. All girls. :tu:
 
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