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I have owned guinea pigs for the first time, so i have no experience. My guinea pig is sneezing since a week, but its not very frequent and they are perfectly active and eating normally with no other symptoms like watery eyes and nose. Should i be concerned about it or is it normal ?
Please any one do comment and let me know. As on youtube there are videos that say that it is a cause of concern. But they have no other symptom at all. What should i do?
 

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Is the hay/wood shavings dusty? It could be that, or possibly a uri.
 

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Hello and welcome. Guinea pigs do occasionally sneeze but if the sneezing is persistent, I’d have her vet checked
Ok thanks. For how long should i observe. Its been a week. And i am not around them 24/7 so can't examine the exact pattern
 

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Just keep an eye on them over the next couple of days and if the sneezing gets worse or they develop any other symptoms, see a vet
Yes sure. Moreover, i am not 100% sure if its a sneeze or something else.. but sound is similar to some youtube videos, and in some videos there is different sound. My Gpigs are making sound like that of sudden expel of air from nose..not high pitched sound
 

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Yes sure. Moreover, i am not 100% sure if its a sneeze or something else.. but sound is similar to some youtube videos, and in some videos there is different sound. My Gpigs are making sound like that of sudden expel of air from nose..not high pitched sound
They could be swallowing air as they squeak / eat
 
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