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Twitching Guinea Pig

PeanutandChanel

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My 1 year old Guinea pig passed away not long ago.

She fell to her side and started twitching repeatedly for about 20 mins until she passed away. We suspect this might be because of some sort of mite or parasite but I check her skin and hair weekly and she had shown no signs or symptoms or itching, hair loss, skin rash etc.

What might be the cause of her death? She also as a sister, I’m afraid her sister might also have the condition but might not be showing any symptoms.
 

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I’m sorry for your loss. I’m afraid we can’t tell you what May have caused her death. Only a post-mortem can do that.

It also doesn’t necessarily mean that your other girl has the same thing. But you don’t know what was wrong. The problem with the little things is that they have a knack of hiding illnesses very well. Sometimes you don’t even know they’re ill.

Take time to grieve (don’t rush through it) and think about a companion for your girl. I hope she’s okay. They can sometimes ‘recover’ from grief quicker than us humans.
 

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I’m sorry for your loss. I’m afraid we can’t tell you what May have caused her death. Only a post-mortem can do that.

It also doesn’t necessarily mean that your other girl has the same thing. But you don’t know what was wrong. The problem with the little things is that they have a knack of hiding illnesses very well. Sometimes you don’t even know they’re ill.

Take time to grieve (don’t rush through it) and think about a companion for your girl. I hope she’s okay. They can sometimes ‘recover’ from grief quicker than us humans.
I’m sorry for your loss. I’m afraid we can’t tell you what May have caused her death. Only a post-mortem can do that.

It also doesn’t necessarily mean that your other girl has the same thing. But you don’t know what was wrong. The problem with the little things is that they have a knack of hiding illnesses very well. Sometimes you don’t even know they’re ill.

Take time to grieve (don’t rush through it) and think about a companion for your girl. I hope she’s okay. They can sometimes ‘recover’ from grief quicker than us humans.
Thank you for your kind words. I am currently looking for a friend for my remaining girl. She loved her sister dearly and the thought of them apart kills me. I don’t know what else I can do to prevent this situation from happening in the future with my other guinea pigs..
 
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