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Bubble*N*Squeak

I think my guinea pig is underweight, shes certainly skinny. This is quite stange because she eats plenty and isnt ill. Another confusing thing is that her cage mate is a good weight. Anybody know how i can get her to put some weight on? Any advice would be really helpful.
 

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You should get him cehcked out by a vet.

Recovery food is good, or fruit smoothie.

Are you sure he doesn't have diarrhoea? Are his teeth OK? You need to get this checked.
 
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She dosent have diarroea, and her teeth seem the right length she isnt as bad as she used to be she may just be taking a while to put on weight. Ill see what my vet thinks.
 

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Has she lost weight or always been smaller? Age? What does she weigh? Does she get her fair share of food at meal times? (other pig doesn't stop her)?
 
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Aww I'm sorry she seems underweight, a trip to the vet sounds like a good idea. Does she get along well with her cagemate? Maybe her cagemate is stopping her from eating?

Hope you find out whats wrong soon! xx
 

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It's the back teeth I am concerned about. Get the vet to check them for malocclusion which stops them eating.
 
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Bubble*N*Squeak

Thanks everyone for your advice, she seems to have put on a bit more weight in the last few days. I think shes ok now ive had a good look at her teeth all seem ok. shes certainly the boss of the cage and eats plenty,ill keep and eye on her but i dont think theres anything to worry about now.
 
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I will, she has been getting some extra treats lately and its showing weight wise :)
 

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I am really pleased your piggie is gaining weight. I think sometimes pigs go through phases of losing and gaining weight. (not massive amounts of weight though!)
 
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