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Raefire

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So, I adopted 2 guinea pigs about a week ago, and the bedding they came with causes dust. I understand that dusty bedding is bad for guinea pigs, but I didn't want to stress them out even more by cleaning their cage and replacing their bedding in less than a week. I'm cleaning their cage later today, (It's currently 2 in the morning right now), and the new bedding we have is from Carefresh, and has no dust. The piggies have no signs of a URI, but one of them (I can't tell which one, because they usually sneeze while I'm on my bed and I can hear her) sneezes every couple of minutes. Like I said, they have no other symptoms except the constant sneezing. Their eyes aren't watery, they haven't lost any appetite, they aren't wheezing, they don't have and discharge or a stuffed nose, etc. Could it just be allergies? Like I said, the bedding will be changed as soon as I wake up, but should I still take them to the vet to make sure they're okay? I'm also a new Guinea Pig owner, so if this is something not even close serious, I'm just worried about them and I want them to be healthy and live a good life. :)
 

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I agree, it's probably the dust. But I'm a worry pot so I would always take them to the vets just in case as URI's can develop quite quickly :)
 

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Hello

So you haven't put the new bedding in yet?

Are they constantly sneezing or just every now and then?
 

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Hello

So you haven't put the new bedding in yet?

Are they constantly sneezing or just every now and then?

Yeah, every now and then. Like I said, no other symptoms of a URI. I'm going to clean their cage and put in new bedding right now.
 
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