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Weird back twitching motion in guinea pig? Not popcorning

moa

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Hello everyone,

I have an almost 2 year old guinea pig, and a until a few minutes he was under the hay, probably asleep. Then I heard him whine or something alike so I looked back and saw him harshly twitching his back up every half second while standing in the same spot, for a sequence of maybe 10 seconds? This really concerned me cause I have never seen that behavior. He seems fine now and is eating hay so maybe he was just dreaming?

A few days back, he also whimpered when pooping. I feel like what happened now scared me more though, so I think I will call the vet tomorrow (it is midnight here) but I just wanted to post about this to see if anybody else has experienced this with their own guinea pig.
 

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I can’t really picture it but if he whined when pooping then it’s best to have him checked out.
Does he live alone?
 

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One of my boys did this and it was bladder stones. You're best to pop him to the vets for a check up.
 
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