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Guinea Pigs: anaphylactic shock?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, bees: I know many people are allergic to guinea pigs, their bedding or their hay, however I have yet to hear of someone go into anaphylactic shock because of it. If you are worried about your brother being allergic to them, go to your local shelter or rescue...

Guinea Pigs: anatomy, genitles, little penis
genitles, little penis, visual differences: Hi Amberr The way I was shown when I first started keeping piggies has always worked for me. Simply press very gently on the piggies tummy, if it is a male, a little penis will pop out. There are visual differences between the genitles of males and females....

Guinea Pigs: animal problem, guinea pig, animal problem
guinea pig, animal problem, exercise room: Hi My piggies have ate my hair on accasions. As I say, this isnt a major problem unless any kind of injury is being causes. The only other thing to consider is to make sure your pigs get a daily supply of hay as its possible that hair could be seen as...

Guinea Pigs: anotherpiggie, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, food dishes: Hello Krystel, No, 2 Guinea Pigs really aren t twice the work. Get a young female (4-7 weeks old) and they ll most likely be just fine together. If they don t get along, they ll have to be separated, but if you get a young pup, thy really should be just...

Guinea Pigs: an answer needed... : ), guinea pigs, bravehost
guinea pigs, bravehost, pet store: If her belly is protruding and rounded on the sides, then she is most likely pregnant. Also if you got her from a pet store or place where they didn t separate out their pigs by sex, then she is pregnant. Most guinea pigs will not bite, just approach from...

Guinea Pigs: anti-social, guinea pigs, good question
guinea pigs, good question, lorena: Heidi -- Good question. Guinea pigs will run away (as if startled) from everyone at the beginning -- this is because they are normally prey, and they view you as a predator. It takes a lot of persistence to catch them, especially at first. However, if...

Guinea Pigs: arguing piggies, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, baby girls: Emma, I want to thank you for being so detailed. It really helps me out to figure out what s exactly going on. It sounds like Bubbles is trying to be the alpha female. The nipping and the fur pulling is a sign of trying to be the dominant guinea pig. I wouldn...

Guinea Pigs: attention, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, cats: Hi Shannon If you only have one guinea pig, it is vital that you give it plenty of attention. Having said that, they don t seek attention in the same way cats or dogs do. It s best not to let a cat have contact with a guinea pig as it will most likely...

Guinea Pigs: BABIES. Help!!!!!!, guinea pig, paw
guinea pig, paw, vitamin c: Hello, Did your guinea experience a fall during pregnancy or wasn t she fed very much vitamin c or was she in-bred these things cause problems/disabilities with babies. You need to help your baby a bit by flexing its paw. Do NOT try to pull it back into...

Guinea Pigs: BABIES, guinea pigs, pvc pipe
guinea pigs, pvc pipe, rare animals: Hello Tamara. Well, for now they will only be drinking their mom s milk. Guinea pigs are animals that tend to grow up fast (they are the rare animals where the babies are born with full fur and their curious eyes open). That s a pretty large litter for...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, females, best wishes
females, best wishes, babies: Rachel Thank you for for your question! You can keep the babies with the mother for 5-6 weeks. The females can all stay together. The males you need to keep them away from the females as they become sexually mature around that age and may start to attempt...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, extreme discomfort: Hi Randi, I highly doubt that there is an unborn pup stuck in the birth canal, but I understand how you may have come to that conclusion. If this was the case, the mother would be in extreme discomfort while bleeding. However, if you still see reason...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, alfalfa hay, guinea pigs
alfalfa hay, guinea pigs, male babies: Steve, So sorry for just now getting back to you. Been working overtime at work this last week. Congrats on the babies, the babies will need to be with mom until they are about 3 to 4 weeks old. At which time they should be sexed and males should be...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, baby guinea pigs, romeo and juliet
baby guinea pigs, romeo and juliet, little ones: Samantha Thank you for your question! The mother and father of the two little ones usually do a very good job taking care of the baby guinea pigs on their own. You can feel free to pick up and touch the babies all you want! The more you play with them,...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, guinea pig owner, pig family
guinea pig owner, pig family, piggies: Hello Samantha. It s perfectly fine to hold them. The mother will not reject them or not want to be around them if you do hold them. It s actually better if you plan on keeping them. The more they are held as babies, the more comfortable they feel around...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, guinea pigs, dance sound
guinea pigs, dance sound, mating dance: Letty -- I would wait until at least 2-3 weeks at a minimum to separate them. You are not anywhere near there yet, since they were born on the 8th. Just hang in there. Your sow should not be coming into heat again for another week or two anyway, so you...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, inbreeding, recovery time
inbreeding, recovery time, weaning: Blake -- I would recommend waiting until about 2-3 weeks to begin weaning. Here is my process: at 2 weeks exactly, I always begin with one of the males (you should remove one at a time to prevent caked breast). I then remove one male at a time until...

Guinea Pigs: She Had the Babies!, guinea pigs, newborn pups
guinea pigs, newborn pups, mother time: Sarah - They are okay to be handled right now. I wouldn t handle them a whole ton right now, because you do want to give the sow and the pups time together. However, I would start, because you want to socialize them as soon as possible. Just try to ignore...

Guinea Pigs: Knawing, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, funky hair: Arielle - I m not sure if I already answered this one for you or not, so if I did, please disregard the double answer. Your guinea pig is probably dealing with a nutritional deficit or else she has some sort of emotional problem after the delivery. ...

Guinea Pigs: Babies, baby cereal, eye dropper
baby cereal, eye dropper, milk and water: Hi again, Yes, bring them indoors. Were in the middle of really hot days here, so sorry I aimed the wrong direction. If the house is too cool put blankets or old towels or something over the cage which should help them stay warm. Start with the goat...

Guinea Pigs: Babies fighting, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, pig book: Hi Jen, Nipping is normal dominance behaviour. You may notice mounting, squirting, chasing, rumblestrutting, nose-offs and mild teeth chattering, as other acts which assert dominance. Squirting them with water will not acheive anything, and punishing...

Guinea Pigs: Babies fighting, baby guinea pigs, pig book
baby guinea pigs, pig book, guinea pig: Hi Jen I have never squired my pigs with water, and I am sure they wouldnt appreciate it. However, it won t do them any harm so give it a try by all means. A better plan of action would be to try to have them together in a neutral venue such as the floor...

Guinea Pigs: Babies and Males, prey animals, guinea pigs
prey animals, guinea pigs, t claim: Hi Dana I always state that I am in no way an expert on pregnancy in guinea pigs, so only give out information that has been passed onto me. Of course, I am aware that guinea pigs hide their illnesses, as they are prey animals. Where applicable, I advise...

Guinea Pigs: Too Many Babies???, adorable babies, guinea pigs
adorable babies, guinea pigs, guinea pig: your doing good. keep it up. the babies do need to nurse, but mom needs a break now and again its ok to give her a few hours by herslef every day but you have to let the pigletts nurse up to 6 times a day as well. now with allowing them to nurse at least 6...

Guinea Pigs: Baby brother & sister Guinea pigs, guinea pigs, baby brother
guinea pigs, baby brother, 2 girls: Hi Tracey, 3 weeks is the time when the boys do begin to get sexually mature, so yes, it is best to separate the boys from all the girls at that age. They should be eating solids (hay, pellets and veggies) now and able to drink water themselves, so while...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea is not active or eating, cavy care, guinea pigs
cavy care, guinea pigs, emergency vet: Hi Liz, It sounds as though, as he appears to be the runt of the litter and not being fed, he could have contracted an illness. Being the runt as well as not getting any nutrition can make guinea very vulnerable, especially when they are still so young....

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea Pig, guinea pigs, blue eye
guinea pigs, blue eye: Hi Ashleigh Eyes are always something that need examining due to the number of different possible problems. It could be an infection, there could be something stuck in it, or it could be related directly to the birth. I doubt it is a cold. I advise you...

Guinea Pigs: My Baby Guinea Pig, guinea pigs, happy noise
guinea pigs, happy noise, chest infection: Hi Jay The lack of noise with Mojo shouldnt worry you. Some pigs are just more noisy than others but more importantly he is very young so is still getting used to his environment. With Max, I would get him checked by a vet as the clicking noise is probably...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea Pigs, guinea pig, eagerness
guinea pig, eagerness, babies: Hi In my situation when my first pregnant guinea pig first had babies in eagerness i straight away picked one up when it was 6 hours old. Fighting to be reunited with its mother and in sheer fright it riggled straight out of my hands and fell 5ft 8 onto...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea Pigs, baby guinea pigs, freewebs
baby guinea pigs, freewebs, barbra: Hello Barbra! Yes i belive this is a conflicting question. Many people say 4 weeks and many people say 8 weeks. But my advise if whenever they have been weaned for a week and you know that they are healthy and eating good. 5 weeks is a good age so they...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea Pigs, guinea pig, wks
guinea pig, wks, pellets: Hello and congrats. Okay at 3 weeks of age you can take the males out of the cage and you can leave the females in there with mommy. The thing is I prefer that people keep the babies for about 6-8 weeks before giving them to good homes, that way you can...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea Pigs, guinea pig, little babies
guinea pig, little babies, water bottle: No, they shouldn t be drinking from the water bottle yet, sometimes it takes about a week before they do. The males should be separated when they are 3 weeks old. There is nothing special to do, but make sure you give lots of vegetables, hay and pellets....

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, time mommy
baby guinea pigs, time mommy, cute babies: The babies stay with mommy for 3 weeks. At this time, mommy, baby girls, and baby boys should be separated from each other. The baby boys are sexually mature at age 3weeks, so they are able to get mommy or sissy pregnant, so separation is important. They...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guinea, guinea pig, snotty nose
guinea pig, snotty nose, male baby: Hi Sue It sounds like the little guy is suffering from an infection. The weight loss is a problem and does need examination by a qualified vet so that appropriate treatment can be given. Sadly it is quite normal for one or more babies to be weaker than...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Guineas, mommy, new homes
mommy, new homes, samantha: hello Lynn, the babies shoud stay with mommy for about 3 weeks. The males must be seperated from the females. here is a tip the males have an i shate to it the girls have a Y look here is a site that can help with sexing http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm...

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pig born milky eye, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, tear ducts: Hello, your guinea may have cataracts which cannot reaaly be cured, if in only 1 eye your guinea can still see but not very clearly, consult your vet. Your guinea may have blocked tear ducts which you can cure(go to your vet to get eye drops) Bathe your...

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pig-female, guinea pig, fresh veggies
guinea pig, fresh veggies, water bottle: Hi Tyra The key to this probably is her age. If she is less than 6 weeks old she will be very nervous about being away from her mother. In short the only way to guarantee that she is drinking is to watch her continuously, which of course isnt practical....

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pig's water bottle, adult pig, baby pig
adult pig, baby pig, water bottle: Hi Miriam! Place the baby s cage next to your adult pig s cage. Line it up so the little one can see your older one. By doing this she ll learn how to drink out of the bottle after seeing your older one drinking out of hers once, also you are allowing...

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pig, sound of your heart, valentine s day
sound of your heart, valentine s day, heart beating: Randi - Well, first, I would say to be patient. This guinea pig is pretty young. I would give him a little more time to get used to you. Second, I would definitely pick him up at least once a day (yes, chase him around) and put him against your chest....

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pigs, alfalfa hay, guinea pig
alfalfa hay, guinea pig, laxitive: You can handle the babies any time although after 2 or 3 weeks is preferred. You only need to bathe haired piggies once or twice a year. The mother will ween him herself. The only special treatment they need is alfalfa hay because it acts as a laxitive to...

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pigs..., baby guinea pigs, two pigs
baby guinea pigs, two pigs, pet shop: Hi Jen I would be very surprised if the mother had actually eaten one of the babies as this doesnt tend to happen. Anyways, so mothers are better than others, and I dont personally know of a way to ensure that a repeat of this experience doesnt happen...

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, male baby: Hello Jennifer, Housing a male and female guinea pig together is fine if you do not mind breeding. The only thing that would concern me is the age of the guinea pigs. Female guinea pigs should not be bred until 4 or 5 months and males should be around...

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, females: sorry for the first reply, your answer got mixed up with another one. you can put the male guinea pig with the male guinea pigs but he will try to mate with the females though. i would wait to put the babies with the male until they are at least 4 weeks. at...

Guinea Pigs: Baby guinea, wet paper towel, oat meal
wet paper towel, oat meal, feed the babies: I am so sorry for your loss, you can feed them goats milk from a can, walmart sells it for 2.83, then mix one can goats with one can of evaporated milk then add about 3/4 cup of water, or even better unflavored Pedialyte if you have it. At first feed the babies...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, mid feb: Hi Amy, Congratulations on your baby guinea pig (= The mother should know what to do, so all you can do is make sure that she allows it to nurse every now and then. If she doesn t, write back to me for information on how to handrear pups....

Guinea Pigs: Baby Piggie New to us., first few days, male baby
first few days, male baby, nutritional value: Hi Karin I am sure you will be fine. For a baby I would recommend giving him continual access to dry food and feed the equivalent of one carrot twice per day, so this might be 2 slices of cucumber or half an apple etc. Just remember not to give too much...

Guinea Pigs: Baby piggy smells of urine, guinea pig owners, insulin dependent diabetes
guinea pig owners, insulin dependent diabetes, guinea pigs: Joy, It sounds like your baby may have diabetes or a UTI (urinary tract infection). I m think it is diabetes due to the continual wet bottom, and not putting on weight. Here are some signs of diabetes, The most common symptoms noticed by guinea pig...

Guinea Pigs: Baby Runt, sweetie pie, guinea pigs
sweetie pie, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hey Arielle, well first congratulations!!!! Ok,let me tell you every guinea pig I have ever ownned was a runt and they make the best Gp s!!! I think you need to take the Runt to the vet if you have one and ask them to do a checkup and also to find out the...

Guinea Pigs: Baby won't gnaw, knawing, pumice stone
knawing, pumice stone, cavy: Hi Mia There really is no need to worry. Some pigs like knawing on wood blocks etc, some don t. Give a daily supply of hay as this does the job to keep teeth healthy. The only time you need to worry is if you recognise a damp patch under his chin,...

Guinea Pigs: Bad piggys, vicks vapor rub, male pig
vicks vapor rub, male pig, new pig: Hi Brenda I am glad the vicks worked. It is amazing how many piggy ailments can be solved by little things like that. Yes, the behaviour you describe is part of the 3 pigs establishing who is going to be the dominant male. However, it is much more likely...

Guinea Pigs: Bahaviour, guinea pig owner, minute cuddle
guinea pig owner, minute cuddle, vet visit: Hi Keely, Sorry for the long delay in getting back to you. I have had increasingly problematic issues with my internet as well as having a very busy home life, so I have had delays in responding to all questions in the past two weeks. Apologies if any inconvenience...

Guinea Pigs: Bald patches, guinea pigs, bald patches
guinea pigs, bald patches, deposites: Hmmm the one behind the ear is out of place for my theory. If I were you, I would re-treat for the lice/mites. but MAKE SURE it can be used on pregnant sows, you don t want to hurt the babies. Yes, she can reach behind the ear with her back foot. What...

Guinea Pigs: Bald spot, guinea pigs, piggys
guinea pigs, piggys, bald spot: are you sure it is not his nipples. if it is near his bottom then i would not worry but you should take it to the vet, better be safe than sorry. if it is further up i would take him to the vet. please contact me if you have any further questions. i hope he...

Guinea Pigs: Balding Guinea Pig, Dead Babys, tea tree oil, mange mites
tea tree oil, mange mites, guinea pig: Hello Dan, it sounds like your guinea pig gave birth to a still born. Did you know she was pregnant? Is the oil helping with the bald spots? I m a very worried about the guinea pig. I d personally take the guinea pig to a vet to get looked at. Does the balding...

Guinea Pigs: Balding "V", new pig, guinea pig
new pig, guinea pig, louse: Hi again eve Thank you so much for getting back to me, i was keen to learn what the problem might be. Perhaps you can tell me which country you live in and what the medecine the vet gave you was called. With this, I can perhaps advise people with a similar...

Guinea Pigs: Basic care, guinea pig, valentine s day
guinea pig, valentine s day, fresh food: Hi randi! Patients and time is what it is going to take. A month seems like a while but given more time, he will calm down a lot. Keep offering him food from your hands every day. I suggest fresh food. Like carrots and etc. He is more likely to eat those...

Guinea Pigs: Basics, guiena pigs, guinea pigs
guiena pigs, guinea pigs, babeis: I ve done a little bit of research on Baldwin guinea pigs. LOL you taught the expert about a breed I didn t know. I don t really specialize in breeds. I ve only bred your basic guinea pig. The English shorthairs, and the longer haired Abyssians. I m not...

Guinea Pigs: Bath's, guinea pig, little pot
guinea pig, little pot, pot belly: Hello, you should try rubbing the oil off with a towel or giving her a bath wouldn t be such a bad idea if you already tried rubbing the oil off and stuff. The best place to buy hay is actually on a farm. That s no joke, the hay is fresher from a farm but...

Guinea Pigs: Batheing abyssinians, abyssinian guinea pig, water place
abyssinian guinea pig, water place, abyssinians: Hi Suzanna, Theirs no really any particular way to bathe these guinea pigs. Just put warm water into a small bucket thats about 1inch full of water. Place the guinea pig inside the bucket and hold it but shampoo for guinea pigs and wash him with it. Hold...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing, guinea pig, hidaway
guinea pig, hidaway, piggies: Hi Shannon Try cleaning his hideaway each day to eliminate the smell. However, bathing piggies is possible although they generally dont like the experience, so you should only do it when absolutely neccesary. I have a white albino pig called fraser so I...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing, guinea pigs, kidney stones
guinea pigs, kidney stones, bath time: Ella, It is fine to bath them at that age. Just remember some Guinea Pigs like the water so bath time goes great and is easy. While other Guinea Pigs hate the water and make bath time difficult. The cloudy white thing is calcium, they are getting to...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing, guinea pig, baby shampoo
guinea pig, baby shampoo, wet rag: Rhonda, It is fine to bathe Jazzy now, but your going to have to be careful as she is still pretty tiny. You can wash her with a wet rag until she gets a little bit bigger so it is easier to wash her. You shouldn t use normal handsoap as it drys out the...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing, guinea pigs, cuddly creatures
guinea pigs, cuddly creatures, health section: Hi Tammy, you can indeed bath guinea pigs. I wouldn t recommend you give your pigs a bath every day though, or even every week. Once a month at most would be enough for a pig and this would be a pig that gets a bit grubby, or has a very greasy grease gland...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing and babies, waterless shampoo, guinea pigs
waterless shampoo, guinea pigs, agway stores: V. You can get me on my regular e-mail it is ppolomom@aol.com my number is 856-596=1533. Yoi can use baby wipes for the pigs with aloe. The best bedding is Hunt Club from Agway Stores. I will try to get yoi a breeder as I know a few in that...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing guinea pigs, pet comb, guinea pig
pet comb, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Kerry, Yes, You can give your guinea-pig a bath. You can give it a bath in the bathroom sink or in a small tub, make sure the water isn t too deep or too hot. Keep it slightly warm. You can buy small animal shampoo from your nearest petstore and afterwards...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing/life span and handling, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, long periods of time: Hi, I bath my guinea pigs in a small tub with small animal shampoo. You can use a small container to pour water over it, be careful not to get it s eyes too much. After it is washed, dry it with a towel. You can use a hair dryer as well, but most guinea pigs...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing and moving in Ball, guniea pig, baby shampoo
guniea pig, baby shampoo, wooden houses: Congrats on your new little cavy! Mine never were interested in the exercise ball. They liked the wooden houses to hide in and the larger tunnels. So you may not get her to play in the exercise ball. Only time will tell. I d just give her a few minutes...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing the Piggy., guinea pig, diddly
guinea pig, diddly, fsnet: Hi Emma Take a look at the link below for help with sexing the babies. If there is a male please ensure he is kep away from the females at 3 weeks of age. I really wouldnt bath the pigs until they are a few months old. andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Sexing-Guinea-Pig.ht...

Guinea Pigs: Bathing, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, hidaway: Hello, well like many animals a gerbils bath should be few and far between, once to twice a month is generally good and use a blow dryer to blow him completely and brush him good. I would use a special shampoo for small and furry animals which you can find...

Guinea Pigs: Baytril, sinus infection, antihistimine
sinus infection, antihistimine, baytril: there are three options here. first you could get a piece of fruit or veg that he enjoys and crush the tablet inside it. secondly, you culd force feed him. i know it is unpleasant but he has to have it. fnally, you could crush it and put it in his mouth (a...

Guinea Pigs: Baytril for guinea pigs, plastic syringe, guinea pigs
plastic syringe, guinea pigs, baytrill: Hi Jennifer Thank you for your kind comments and encouragement, it means a lot. I have to admit, I don t know a lot about baytrill so I cant really comment but I should say there should be an expiry date on the bottle as a guide. You can use a plastic...

Guinea Pigs: Baytril liquid, tractor supply company tsc, cause skin irritation
tractor supply company tsc, cause skin irritation, tractor supply company: Your Welcome, I would just try increasing the dose of the Baytril then. Also maybe try the tar and sulfur shampoo to help with any irritation. She could possibly be having a skin reaction to the bedding if you are using pine shavings or cedar, you could then...

Guinea Pigs: Baytril, antihistimine, sturdy table
antihistimine, sturdy table, 2cc: Hello Dan, Yes, you can crush it and mix it with his food. You just have to make sure that s the part of the food he eats. In my experience crushing pills for piggies is most easily done on a paper plate on a sturdy table. I like to use the flat side of...

Guinea Pigs: Bbay guinea pig, guinea pig, bbay
guinea pig, bbay, taking a chance: Julie -- I would probably take this animal to the vet -- it was probably injured during birth. What the vet should be able to tell you is what exactly is wrong and whether or not the condition will get better. This is your first line of defense. Your...

Guinea Pigs: BEDDING,SICK GUINEA PIG, natural hemp, upper respiratory infections
natural hemp, upper respiratory infections, leaf lettuce: Cedar is very harmful for cavies as is Pine. The aromatic oils cause Upper Respiratory Infections (URI) and liver damage. Cedar and Pine should never be used, as same with aquariums for cages. Better beddings are Carefresh, Cell Sorb, Aspen, Natural Hemp,...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding, guniea pigs, guinea pigs
guniea pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Tricia - Yes, guinea pigs are allergic to cedar - the oils and dust in it reacts with their urine and creates fumes. These fumes, when inhaled by a guinea pig over a period of time, can cause respiratory problems or even death. I recommend a pine or...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding, pine shavings, guinea pigs
pine shavings, guinea pigs, kitty litter: Hey Lauren, DO NOT USE KITTY LITTER. Guinea pigs eat everything and the things that kitty litter have in there are usafe. Just use pine shavings and you can even line the bottom of the cage with news paper and shavings on top, that s all you can do. and clean...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding, cavy care, corn cob
cavy care, corn cob, guinea pig: Hi Robbie, Shredded newspaper is safe to use, but it is not recommended. Newspaper has little absorbency and will need thoroughly cleaning every day - sometimes even twice a day - in order for it to be of any use at all. Instead, try: CareFresh Cell-sorb/...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding, guinea pigs, baby blankets
guinea pigs, baby blankets, wash cloth: I use baby blankets, either fleece or any other soft material, just ones from GoodWillor Salvation army are fine, I actually have a big stack of baby blankets, so many that people would think I have a baby if they didn t know any better. They also like fleece...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding, guinea pig, shredded paper
guinea pig, shredded paper, lot of water: Hi Tonya You are right to be concerned about fly eggs as it has the potential to cause infection. I use a mixture of shredded paper and hay and I have never had problems with this. In terms of water bottles, I use a drip bottle but as I attach it...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding & diet, guinea pig food, carefresh bedding
guinea pig food, carefresh bedding, alfalfa hay: You need to also give your growing pig Timothy Hay along with the Alfalfa hay. Try to stick to one cavy food, Kaytee is better than Hagen as long as it doesn t have nuts and seeds. They also need more vegetables in their diet. They should get 1 cup a day,...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding//excersize balls, woody pet, excersize ball
woody pet, excersize ball, guinea pigs: 1. There are many bedding out there to use. Just make sure you stay away from Cedar and Pine. Some good beddings include Aspen, Carefresh, Cell Sorb, Yesterdays News, Woody Pet, All Pet Pine, Kiln Dried Pine, Kaytee Softsorb. 2. No. Cavies backs are not...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding for Guinea Pigs - Soil and Sand, soil bed, guinea pigs
soil bed, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Helly Mysty, You can actually keep them in soil. I can see why they would love soil. It keeps them cool and warm. :) If I was guinea pig I d put my house over a soil bed anytime. I don t think sand for chinchillas is a good idea though. All the dust being...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding Problems, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, plastic bottom: Mackenzie -- This is always a problem with guinea pigs. They love to kick bedding out of their cage. Your best bet would be to find a tray that is larger than the cage and place the cage in the tray. That way the mess is all contained. If it is too...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding, Toys, Training, inch pvc pipe, brown paper bags
inch pvc pipe, brown paper bags, guinea pigs: Hello Matt Use aspen bedding in the litter pan and in the rest of the cage or get a big bag or yesteredays news cat litter this works well also and is dust free, cardboard boxes with largew holes cut in them, brown paper bags with large holes cut in the...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding won't vacuum, corn cob bedding, intestinal blockages
corn cob bedding, intestinal blockages, guinea pig: Hello Latrice, Actually, none of those are really good, including the pine. Pine is suspected in causing a variety of breathing problems, corn cob bedding can cause choking, and corn cob bedding and cat litter can cause intestinal blockages. Paper beddings,...

Guinea Pigs: Bedding, carefresh bedding, pine bedding
carefresh bedding, pine bedding, lorena: Jennifer - I have heard of cell-sorb, but unfortunately, I have never used it personally (I actually use pine bedding because the carefresh is cost-prohibitive in large quantities.) As far as I know, though, the cell-sorb is made out of essentially the...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior, dominance behavior, guinea pigs
dominance behavior, guinea pigs, who the boss: Don t separate them, it will just make matters worse. Put them back together. Your vet was right, it s just dominance behavior and/or your sow is in heat. If your cage is big enough they will be fine. As long as the boar doesn t care, they will be fine. ...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior, guinea pig, merry xmas
guinea pig, merry xmas, first few days: Hi Sherri Don t worry if you can t pick patches up for the first few days. Just stop by his cage several times a day and talk to him gently. Try getting him to take some food from your hand, such as a piece of carrot. Eventually, he will learn to realise...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior?, piggy, pig
piggy, pig, little bit: Hi Alex, Your piggy is probably a little bit scared of you and needs some getting used to you. Also whenever he s hungry and sees people he ll make a Wheet, wheet sound. If he makes that noise that s very good because he knows that people are the ones...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior, guinea pig, valentine s day
guinea pig, valentine s day, squeal: Hi Randi Give it time. Keep stopping by his cage and talking gently to him. Also, gently persist in trying to pick him up. He may not like it but gradually he will get used to being handled. You must remember you have only had him for a few days. ...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior, pig run, guinea pigs
pig run, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi again Amanda I am pleased to hear you have made progress. Yes you can let your pig run around your room but be careful for any small areas she could hide in and not be retrievable and also for electric wires, you dont want her chewing those! And...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior, cage mate, piggys
cage mate, piggys, piggies: Hello Lesley, It s rare, but some piggies just don t like other piggies in their space. I have a year old sow who can t be with other piggies because she is a terrible bully. She used to chase and trap her mother and a friend in a pigloo and lay in the...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior change in new GP, piece of furniture, ill at ease
piece of furniture, ill at ease, behavior change: Hi Kelly Thank you for your kind comments and for the time you have taken to tell me all the different factors involved with fluffy. The change in behaviour doesnt seem to me to be something you should worry about from a health point of view. 2 of my...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior of our Guinea pig, guinea pigs, fingernails
guinea pigs, fingernails, pet store: So I m assuming that you meant that your guinea pigs is 9 weeks old. Not 9 years, because you said she is still very young. It s okay if she is running around like a crazy piggy, some guinea pigs are just more active than others. She is probably just...

Guinea Pigs: Behavior, guinea pig, water dishes
guinea pig, water dishes, dominace: ok this is a simple and common problem. piggy 2 thinks that the cage is his/hers and he/she wants to show it by using the food. the reason why piggy 2 wont let piggy 1 eat is because piggy 2 wants to be the boss. piggy 2 wont eat unless piggy 1 is there to...

Guinea Pigs: Behaviour, guinea pigs, little penis
guinea pigs, little penis, other ones: Hi Gary Presuming they are both females, the behaviour you describe is simply one pig showing the other that she is the boss. This is nothing to worry about and should wear off shortly, unless one of the pigs is actually getting hurt by this. To be sure...

Guinea Pigs: Ben (what on earth happened??), pine shavings, deal with your grief
pine shavings, deal with your grief, guinea pigs: Hello Penny, I am so sorry for your loss I know how heartbreaking it can be. Unfortunantly with no symptoms, it s difficult for me to say anything for sure. Guinea Pigs can have heartattacks and strokes and this is possibly the cause as are many other things....

Guinea Pigs: Best bedding for GP's, mole hill, gray paper
mole hill, gray paper, breathing dust: Hello Pat and thanks for the question, Recycled paper bedding (that you ARE currently using) is the best bedding to use. Do not worry about the dust. Aspen and pine are the second best and are more affordable. I have my GPs in quite a large pen and buying...

Guinea Pigs: Best way to house them?, piggies, 7 months
piggies, 7 months, baby boy: tracy, If you need help sexing the pups then go to the link at the bottom. The girl(s) can go with the mom. The boy(s) can go with dad. If there are any males they should be separated from mom as soon as you can. Yuor piggies sound happy and healthy! http://cavyspirit.com/sexing.ht...

Guinea Pigs: BIG BAD MITES!!!!!!, mange mites, guinea pig
mange mites, guinea pig, ivermectin: what type of mites is it?? if it s mange mites which live under the skin than the only cure for those parasites is ivermectin which you can get over the counter but you would have to talk to a vet to see how to mix it and the amount to give. For all other...

Guinea Pigs: BIRTH OF THE BABIES, emergency c section, baby aspirator
emergency c section, baby aspirator, eye dropper: Jonathan, About 3 weeks from due date the babies will start moving around.As it comes closer to the due date they will move less as they are bigger and by that point the mom is about as plump as she can handle. You need an estimate of her age. If she is...

Guinea Pigs: BITING, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, little babies: Hello Lana, I m assuming you are talking about your daughter and not yourself. It will depend alot on her age. If she is older (10...11....12....), just talking with her and explaining to her what s going on and how to fix it will likely help. If she s...

Guinea Pigs: Big fat PIG!, enid blyton, belly area
enid blyton, belly area, dried food: Hi again Both weights are totally normal. Dinky is on the lower side of normal and Chinky is right in the middle of the range. From Dinky s weight there is no reason to think she is pregnant but there are other factors to consider. I suggest you weigh...

Guinea Pigs: Big lump on Guinea Pig's bottom., guinea pig, goober
guinea pig, goober, cyst: Well, since he s two years old i know it s not his testicles, but is the hard lump in or around his testicles? It could be a cyst if it s hard. I would call a vet and see if there is anything that can be done or is it something serious to worry about...

Guinea Pigs: My Billybob, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinny: guinea pugs are social buying another guinea pig of the same sex will help him. when you buy a new guinea pig you need to seperate them for 2-3 weeks to make sure that the new guinea pig is healthy. you should keep both in a seperate room. Then once you have...

Guinea Pigs: After Birth, immediatley, little ones
immediatley, little ones, nice day: Hello Audrey and thanks for the question, Congratulations! Odds are the male HAS successfully coupled with your female again. Females go into estus (they can get pregnant) again RIGHT AFTER BIRTHING. This is extremely rough on the female to have had a litter...

Guinea Pigs: Birth, guinea pig, pelvic bone
guinea pig, pelvic bone, hinny: Sue -- Typically, with a guinea pig, you can see the contractions. If you think she might be older than you thought, you can always take her to the vet for a check-up. He might need to deliver the babies c-section. Other than that, I wouldn t be surprised...

Guinea Pigs: Birth yet?, guinea pigs, pelvic bones
guinea pigs, pelvic bones, guinea pig: Sorry it took me so long to answer! Most females about a week before giving birth almost go into a fast. Most likely, she is about ready to give birth. Do you know how far along she is? If she looks like she swallowed a watermelon side ways, then yes, she...

Guinea Pigs: Birth, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, litter size: Hi Walita, No, the sow shouldn t have been traumatized by a litter of still born pups. The aggression is uncommon between sows, but not unheard of. I believe that it is a matter of trying to change the dominance between the sows. I think that they would...

Guinea Pigs: Birth, female pig, fruits and veggies
female pig, fruits and veggies, nail clippers: The first thing is to set up a baby kit, this is what I include in my kits below. 1 bottle of septic powder, Quick Stop, for nail cutting- stops bleeding in case the cord doesn t stop bleeding. At least 5 washclothes, I typically have twice as many...

Guinea Pigs: Birth, female pig, alfalfa hay
female pig, alfalfa hay, fresh veggies: Here: http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html Try to handle her as little as possible. Make sure she has alfalfa hay and fresh veggies available. If there are problems like excessive bleeding and she strains for a long time, you need to get her to...

Guinea Pigs: Birth, female pig, guinea pigs
female pig, guinea pigs, pregnancy and birth: Hi Sean Pregnancy and birth are not an area of expertise for me but you do need to ensure the mother is in a warm place with plenty of food and water for her to eat after her ordeal. Babies do come into the world fully developed with eyes open and can...

Guinea Pigs: Birth Advice, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, guinealynx: Pet stores frequently missex them. This is why I recommend adopting from animal shelters or guinea pig rescues. You can read more about pregnancy here: http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html Remove any baby males at 3 weeks old. The male should...

Guinea Pigs: Birth, fresh veggies, guinea pig
fresh veggies, guinea pig, sugar in the water: They are born like that. She needs some things in order to help her and help them, since you did not know she was pregnant. She will need timothy hay and lots of it, so will the babies eat this. Do not handle the babies as they need ewarmth and the mother...

Guinea Pigs: Biting, guinea pig, ivermectin
guinea pig, ivermectin, nips: Have you noticed any scratching or hair loss?? it sounds as if he may have mites (they are undectable by the eye!) what type of cage is he living in?? aquariums are unhealthy, and he may be uncomfortable if in one....go to www.cavycages.com to check out a...

Guinea Pigs: Biting, hay feeder, guinea pigs
hay feeder, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Annette Piggies will bite and chew what they want, so it is no surprise that she bites to hay feeder and not the toy you bought for that purpose. You could try putting the hay in the cage with her and she might stop that. It sounds like the vet you...

Guinea Pigs: Biting, ivermectin, mites
ivermectin, mites, pet store: Hello Lori, No, it s not normal. You should take them to the vet and have them checked for mites, especially if they came from a pet store. Unfortunantly pet store piggies often come with mites. Mites can also lay dormant under the skin for some time, only...

Guinea Pigs: Biting!, tetanus injection, guinea pig
tetanus injection, guinea pig, aggression: Hi Nick Guuinea pigs bite out of fear not aggression so it depends what you were doing when he bit you. I am sure your finger will be fine but whenever an animal bites you you need to make sure that your tetanus injection is up to date. Good luck...

Guinea Pigs: Biting, guinea pig, piggies
guinea pig, piggies, new guinea: Hello Stephanie, Since it just started, he should probably see a vet to rule out illness our injury. If he s sick or hurt, it may be causing him pain to be picked up. If it s just when you are picking him up, and you ve ruled out health concerns, try picking...

Guinea Pigs: Biting, guinea pigs, piggies
guinea pigs, piggies, nothing works: Hi Ella The answer I give rather depends on how often they nip you and when. Most piggies will nip you or your clothes when they are telling you they need a pee. However, if they are biting you when you pet them, for example, they they are telling you...

Guinea Pigs: Biting adolescent, female hamster, scabby mouth
female hamster, scabby mouth, front teeth: Hello Lynn & Emily, The bites on his tummy may have caused a little pain, he also seems to be attracted to the female hamster s scent. I think it may have just been an off day. I ve had animals bite me once and never bite me again. I just simply figure that...

Guinea Pigs: Biting Billy, brocolie, wild pig
brocolie, wild pig, questioner: Hi Great to hear about Eddie s progress. The reason I asked about the food was the possibility that Billy s teeth were slightly overgrown and so he was using you as a tooth excersier! I still think his teeth might benefit from being checked if you...

Guinea Pigs: Biting and bald spots, circular bald patches, guinea pigs
circular bald patches, guinea pigs, guinea pig: A. Looper -- Good questions. I am so glad you are concerned for the welfare of your animals. To answer your first question ... that is perfectly normal. Guinea pigs normally do like attention, but, like people, there are variations in how much attention...

Guinea Pigs: Biting Guinea Pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, hideouts: Hi Catherine, There really isn t much you can do. But to help Snowy, put at least 2 boxes or hideouts for each of them, also make sure that there are no spots that Snowy can get cornered in. My older guinea pig Sweetie Pie likes to kick Pumpkin who s a...

Guinea Pigs: Biting Guinea pig, guinea pig, cause stress
guinea pig, cause stress, behaivor: Joe - There are any number of reasons a guinea pig will bite. I recommend the following website as an excellent resource: http://cavyspirit.com/biting.htm This website will be your best bet to figure out why your guinea pig is biting - I recommend...

Guinea Pigs: Biting the hand that feeds him...., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, sign of affection: Hi Dave You are right, guinea pigs dont usually bite out of aggression, but sometimes out of fear, and in your case, he thinks your hand is food. Does he draw blood? If not, it can even be a sign of affection and to obtain salt from your hand. Regarding...

Guinea Pigs: Biting Pig, guinea pigs, timothy hay
guinea pigs, timothy hay, cavy: Guinea Pigs love to nibble and if anything is infront of their mouth they will more then likely taste it. Cavies need things to chew on at all times, they always need to have Timothy Hay and cavy pellets available 24/7. Give your cavy 1 cup of fresh vegetables...

Guinea Pigs: Biting Pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, tribble: Hello Well first off each guinea-pig is different. Soem guinea-pigs are bred to be friendly others are just bred without a care of weather they will be friendly or not. Most guinea-pigs will sit still in your lap because they are scared and dont want to...

Guinea Pigs: Biting Piggy, female pig, food dish
female pig, food dish, last thought: Hi again Brandon I am at a bit of a loss what might be the problem as I have already suggested all the standard things. The last thought I have is to get her teeth checked. Sorry I cant help further. It might be something Cooper grows out of. and...

Guinea Pigs: Biting, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Angela, Your guinea-pig may be feeling protective of her sister, she might be thinking that you ll seperate them again. She may also be biting just because your daughter is new to her, after a while she will settle in and stop. I hope i have given you...

Guinea Pigs: Bitting, food dish, hutch
food dish, hutch, piggy: Hi It sounds like your pig might be food aggressive . I must stress that he isnt biting due to being aggressive. I have one suggestion. Try putting the food dish at the other end of the hutch to what you usually lean in to pick him up/stroke him. The idea...

Guinea Pigs: Bitting, guinea pigs, biter
guinea pigs, biter, piggy: Answer to #1: Well it seems as if your piggy, may just wish to trust your husband, and that s okay. They think differently and its not your fault he might not trust you. I would try to get your husband to take him out for you and then you pet him and let him...

Guinea Pigs: Bladder infection?, cavy care, guinea pigs
cavy care, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Deb, Sorry for the short delay in getting back to you. I am a full-time carer of newborn twins so it s not easy finding just five minutes to myself at the moment! Apologies if any inconvenience was caused. Guinea pigs do get bladder infections, yes....

Guinea Pigs: Bladder stones, bladder stone, guinea pig
bladder stone, guinea pig, bladder stones: Hi Joyce. I m not sure on the tendency of another stone to form, but I would tend to agree with the second vet. I ve heard of many cases where a guinea pig went in for surgery and didn t wake up afterwards. So unless you are sure your vet is good with guinea...

Guinea Pigs: Bleeding Guinea Pig, guinea pig, bladder stones
guinea pig, bladder stones, guinea pigs: Hi Courtney, I m terribly sorry for the delay with this response. I suggest that you immediately consult a veterinarian who is experienced in the area of guinea pigs for a proper diagnosis. It sounds like your guinea pig may be suffering from bladder...

Guinea Pigs: Bleeding guniea pig, vet asap, guinea pigs
vet asap, guinea pigs, bladder stones: this is a good website to look at pictures of how to determine the sex of guinea pigs. http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm As for the bleeding from her private area. I would take your guinea pig to a vet asap. She could have a urinary tract infection or...

Guinea Pigs: Bleeding when urinating, guinea pig, bladder stones
guinea pig, bladder stones, urinary infection: Hello Kay, I would have Tutu checked for kidney or bladder stones. Sometimes UTIs can be stubborn, but since he s just been getting worse in spite of antibiotics, it s likely that may not be the problem. Stones can sometimes be treated with meds, but usually...

Guinea Pigs: Blind and deaf Guinea Pig, guinea pig, gp training
guinea pig, gp training, front teeth: Hello M and thanks for the question, You are to be commended for your charity in taking in this little guy. If this is a young GP, you can treat/train him as normal. The way you described him was as young . He does not know that he has anything wrong with...

Guinea Pigs: Blind Guinea Pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, food dish: hello Anthony, raise him the same way that you do with the other guinea pigs, but make things more accessible for him. get a food dish that s easier for the guinea pig to get to, try and teach the guinea pig where the water bottle is at. If you are afraid...

Guinea Pigs: Blindness, playing possum, blind hope
playing possum, blind hope, piggie: Randi - Well, she may be scared and using a sort of playing possum technique to hide from you. What I would suggest to check from blindness is a trick I learned from my vet s assistant. Put her on a table or something where you can get a good look at...

Guinea Pigs: Bloated tummy?, bloated stomach, guinea pigs
bloated stomach, guinea pigs, stomach area: Are you sure that she is nto pregnant, if you recently bought her from a pet store this very well could be the case, any more unless the store separates out the sexes (which you can t guarantee they were shipped like that) you have to assume that any female...

Guinea Pigs: Bloated?, guinea pig, pedialite
guinea pig, pedialite, simethicone: Kathleen, There are some things you can do at home to help in relieving her bloat. Here are something to do to help relieve her bloat. Infant Gas Relief Drops (Simethicone). This helps relieve pain in a bloated guinea pig and also help in relieving...

Guinea Pigs: Bloating, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, stomack: Hi John, I do not know the reason for your guinea-pigs bloating, so i will not be able to help you. There are many reasons why your guinea-pig is bloating, it could be the things you feed it with. Bloating CAN result in dying, so I suggest you take your...

Guinea Pigs: Blood in the cage, guinea pigs, kidney stones
guinea pigs, kidney stones, blood splatters: Sarah, I am not sure why there would be blood splatters in their cage. It could mean Kidney stones, UTI (urinary tract infection) or even one maybe pregnant but that is a might be. Your best bet will be to get them both checked out by a vet to make sure...

Guinea Pigs: Blood in urine, worse case scenario, bladder stones
worse case scenario, bladder stones, blood in the urine: Hi Sandpeep. I would not think bladder stones right away. She/He could be stressed for whatever reason, sometimes that causes blood in the urine of canines and cats. Also, if it was very little blood then I would not be too concerned about it either. If...

Guinea Pigs: Blue spot on Guinea pigs side, guinea pigs, squeals
guinea pigs, squeals, becca: Hi Becca, wow, I have never heard of such a thing. It could be a growth or a tumor, so she may need to go to the vets asap. Good luck adn let me know if you find anything else out. Sorry I could anot help but I have never heard of such a thing. sorry...

Guinea Pigs: BM Problem, gravel root, good appetite
gravel root, good appetite, guinea pig: Victoria, I have done a little research and found something that may help her pass the stone. Try these herbs Hydrangea, cornsilk, gravel root and parsley piert in varying combinations can prove effective. I don t know how effective it is as I have...

Guinea Pigs: BOY OR GIRL, guniea pigs, guinea pig
guniea pigs, guinea pig, little penis: Hi Alisa Size of the pig isnt really a reliable way of telling which is a boy and which is a girl. Take a look at the link below to help you. Also, if you gently press the lower tummy, a little penis will pop out if it is a boy. Andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Sexing-Guinea-Pig.ht...

Guinea Pigs: Boar brothers, guinea pigs, common time
guinea pigs, common time, housing guide: Hi Becca, What age are the brothers? They go through puberty at 4 months to around 12 months old; this is the most common time for fights. Too small a cage/hutch is often a major factor when it comes to friendships. Boys especially need that little bit...

Guinea Pigs: Bodily fluid, guinea pigs, iot
guinea pigs, iot, piggies: HeY Ian, The fluid, as you say, could be one of two things. One, iot could be the grease he s producing, to out his scent on her. However, if he s mounting her, it is also VERY likely to be the sperm. My advise is never, ever let them play on the floor...

Guinea Pigs: Bonding, guinea pig, fresh veggies
guinea pig, fresh veggies, pet store: Have you read over http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html and http://www.guinealynx.info/companionship.html ? Have you seen the cages at www.guineapigcages.com ? They usually do best with a lot of space so they can be more active. He may not be...

Guinea Pigs: Bossy Piggy!!!!, guinea pigs, hostilities
guinea pigs, hostilities, squeak: Hi Suzy If there is no evidence that chelse is hurting chloe I think it would be a bad idea to separate them. It just sounds a case of one pig being the boss of the other. One of my males, Fraser runs the pigloo and doesnt let barney in sometimes. ...

Guinea Pigs: Bowels, guinea pigs, change colors
guinea pigs, change colors, coffee bean: Hello Rauesha and thanks for the question, Yes, GP s bowels can vary in color. Healthy, normal, feces is brown and hard to the touch (like a coffee bean). If your GP s bowel is greenish, cut back on the green leafy veggies a little and/or give him more...

Guinea Pigs: My Boy Piggies, guinea pigs, oil grease
guinea pigs, oil grease, lovely girls: Hi Carol, This waxy part is what is known as their grease gland. It is used for marking territory and others. With males over time it can become a waxy area. This is normal and nothing to worry about as nothing it is completely normal for males. ...

Guinea Pigs: Boy piggie chewing on cage incessantly!, turnip greens, seedless grapes
turnip greens, seedless grapes, guinea pigs: Besides pellets timothy hay and vegies, other things are needed for chewing. Chew sticks surprisingly usually get ignored by piggies. They love to chew on cardboard, so a cardboard hut or box will make them happy. A chewable hut or log to run through is what...

Guinea Pigs: Boys with bosy boys, new borns, guinea pigs
new borns, guinea pigs, joshie: Hi Kathleen You need to separate the new baby boys from the mother and sister at 3 weeks of age. It would be a bad idea to put them with the adult males as this will probably cause more fighting between Jake and Oscar. If you keep the two baby boys...

Guinea Pigs: **BREADING**, reply asap, guinea pigs
reply asap, guinea pigs, pigglets: Kimberly Feel free to send me a pic at animalgrrl_eeyore_guineapigs23@hotmail.com The boar should be removed about 2 weeks before the young are due. Although he will not even think about harming the offspring, it is possible they may be hurt when he...

Guinea Pigs: BREEDING, plastic storage container, gestation time
plastic storage container, gestation time, guinea pig: Has your guinea pig given birth yet? The one Macy shares a cage with? I need to tell you that sometimes 2 females that are both pregnant should NOT share a cage. If one gives birth, then the other one could too, even if she isn t as far along. I m not sure...

Guinea Pigs: BREEDING, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pelvic bones: Hi John, It s impossible to make a guess as to when she is do just by looking at her, but if the babies are kicking then I would guess definately within the next two weeks. The pelvic bones, to me, are only noticeable when they are separated...

Guinea Pigs: BREEDING MY NEW PIGGY, strict supervision, boy friend
strict supervision, boy friend, piggy: different males have different reactions. you d just have to put the two of them together and see what happens. have them under strict supervision though. also make sure you have another cage for the female if he decides not to like her at all. then you d...

Guinea Pigs: BREEDING PIGGIES, guinealynx, exact time
guinealynx, exact time, mites: If you can feel the babies, it shouldn t be too much longer, no more than 2 weeks. She may be uncomfortable, or she may have mites. Chances are she has them if you got her from a pet store. Please read http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html and...

Guinea Pigs: BREEDING, guinea pigs, pregnat
guinea pigs, pregnat, distension: Hello Ali and thanks for the question, It is easy on young GPs to tell if they are pregnant or not. You will notice a hard distension on their stomach. On older GPs it is harder to tell. The mother-to-be will become larger, eat and drink more and, will...

Guinea Pigs: Brainswelling in guinea pig, guinea pigs, foot height
guinea pigs, foot height, exotic animal: Hi It is very unlikely that your pig will have been injured at all. They are very tough little animals so I really wouldn t worry. I am afraid I know nothing about australian vets as i am in UK. Finally, I have never heard of brainswelling in guinea...

Guinea Pigs: Brand New Piggy, leaf lettuce, cavies
leaf lettuce, cavies, new cage: Hi Cathy, welcome to the wonderful world of being a cavy slave. First thing first, if your new cavy a male or female? I see you are calling him a him, but is that what the pet store told you? Many pet stores do not know how to sex cavies and just guess....

Guinea Pigs: Brandnew bean makers, little nibbles, two pigs
little nibbles, two pigs, orange color: Hi Amy Bean-makers, thats funny! It is perfectly normal for two male piggies to go through a period of establishing which one is going to be the dominant one. The humping and purring that you mention is part of that. The key is to separate them if they...

Guinea Pigs: Breathing!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, throat infection: Hello, Lots of guinea pigs make different squeaks this one may mean that your guinea wants to be left alone for a while. Try not to take him out every moment of the day. Of course still hold and play with him but do not hug him tightly as this may be what...

Guinea Pigs: Breathing and Eyes, guinea pigs, outdoor animals
guinea pigs, outdoor animals, healthy fruits: Hi Tatiana, If you keep Coco outside where there is no air conditioning you need to do something else. You don t say where you live or what the climate is, but where ever you live, guinea pigs aren t outdoor animals. He should be kept at temperature under...

Guinea Pigs: Breathing problems, cavy care, guinea pig
cavy care, guinea pig, hard to breath: Hi Jenna, I would contact your vet again, and explain the breathing problem. It will need treating with an antibiotic called Baytril or Bactrim. Other treatments are sometimes used, but the most recommended are Baytril or Bactrim. Ivomec is more aimed...

Guinea Pigs: Bredding, guinea pig, food consumption
guinea pig, food consumption, grape fruit: Oh, this is a tough question to answer. I d have to say the main sign she is pregnant is her side begin to fill in more, and eventually she ll look like she swallowed a grape fruit. It s harder to tell in longer haired breeds. Other signs include increased...

Guinea Pigs: Breed of Guinea Pig, guinea pigs, personal preference
guinea pigs, personal preference, clear eyes: Hi Mohsin I think the breed is very much down to personal preference. I prefer short-haired guinea pigs myself and especially like Himalayan pigs which are mostly white with brown noses. Take a look at the link below which shows you some pictures. ...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, pregnacy
guinea pigs, pregnacy, litters: Corrin -- Good question! It doesn t usually make a difference whether a sow is on their first pregnancy or their tenth. Litters can run anywhere from 1 pup to 6 or more. Typical, though, is three or four. Hope this information is helpful. If you...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, giving birth, phisicly
giving birth, phisicly, health: Hello Ashlyn A dog shouldnt be bred untill it is two years of age and phisicly and mentaling fit a dog bred too young may not care for the pups, may kill the pups because she feels shes too young and not fit to care for them, she may have problems giving...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, unwanted litters, guinea pigs
unwanted litters, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hello Roxie This happens very offen pet stores/breeders or people who own guinea pigs but arent used to sexing them offen mis-sex the guinea pigs and they end up with unwanted litters, But since you have already put them together there isnt much you can...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, guineas: Hello Scott. First off, let me say i m sorry. I forgot to inform the site that i was going on vacation so that s why it s taken so long to write back. Normally i m swift with my answers. :) Yes, it is very normal for a guinea pig to have a litter of...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, alfalfa hay, signs of pregnancy
alfalfa hay, signs of pregnancy, albinoism: she got pregnant somehow How? Do you have males in your home? there is also an Albino living with her It s PEW (Pink Eyed White) there is no Albinoism in cavies. Even though there is two pigs in one cage lately everyday I ve been...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, litter size
guinea pig, litter size, piggies: Hi Melissa. Chances are that housing several boys together isn t going to work. Frequently they will fight, because they try to breed each other and of course that isn t going to work. Yes, she can stay in the same cage as her sister after she is bred (or...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, little babies, cute names
little babies, cute names, exitement: Hi Melissa- Glad to hear Kitty weighs enough! At ten weeks, she must grow fast. I ll assume it was elliot doing the chasing. You ll know when Kitty is pregnant because she gain a lot of weight. There s no harm in him being in the cage if she is pregnant...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, cannibals: Aimee -- With guinea pig breeding, the easiest thing to do is just leave the animals together for at least 3 weeks. Once you re sure the female has been bred, you can either leave them together until just before birth or separate them right away. Either...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, inbreeding
guinea pig, inbreeding, little guys: Shelbie -- I do not recommend any of these practices, although some breeders do not seem to mind. They are referred to as inbreeding, and while they can strengthen a guinea pig s stronger qualities (in their progeny), they can also cause serious weaknesses....

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, nuetering: Yes you can call it breeding even if you only do it once. :) You should know though that a cavy female should be bred before she is a year old if you plan to breed her. Otherwise her pelvic bone will fuse together and it could kill her to have babies later...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, iceberg lettuce, nutritional value
iceberg lettuce, nutritional value, greens: Hi Alicia. There is nothing wrong with the iceberg lettuce, it won t harm them or give them gas or any other rumors like that. I ve fed it when it was on sale. However, it has no nutritional value whatsoever. Water, thats it. No vitamins, minterals, or...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, responsible breeder
guinea pigs, responsible breeder, kidneys: A good responsible breeder will only breed once yearly, and never inthe summer for delivery. The summer puts strain on the kidneys. The best time is Sept. to deliver in Nov. I give all my girls a rest from pregnancy,. I do not breed over the age of 4...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding????, female pigs, male pigs
female pigs, male pigs, guinea pigs: Hi Kim. I would use your spare cage. I would take the one male and one female and put them in that cage (I normally introduce the female to the new cage first, but I m not sure it really matters). Guinea pigs estrous cycle is about every 15-17 days, so...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, cage mate, guinea pigs
cage mate, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Kim. I think I already answered this question on 2 April: Hi Kim. I would use your spare cage. I would take the one male and one female and put them in that cage (I normally introduce the female to the new cage first, but I m not sure it really matters)....

Guinea Pigs: Breeding., guinea pigs, great don
guinea pigs, great don, sows: Hi Hazel. They could just be urinating on their tails (they have tails?) causing them to get dirty. Not really a problem, just being dirty is not aesthetically appealing. For the breeding nothing much as changed in the past few years. Supplement the future...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, pelvic bones
guinea pigs, pelvic bones, yellow discharge: Hi Amy You should leave the pair together for at least 3 weeks as a female comes into season every 15-17 days. Your 2 year old will not be able to give birth now because her pelvic bones will have fused together. Yes, I would take her to the vet to get...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, guinealynx: Where did you get them? If they are from a pet store, chances are high they are missexed, but two males and two females can hump each other also, for dominance issues. Please go to http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm or http://www.guinealynx.info/sexing.html...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, watermelon: Watermelon is perfectly fine. Make sure to wash the rind (the green part) very well. It s perfectly edible, it s really just a matter of whether your pig will like it or not. Animals have food likes and dislikes just like us humans. Remember two things: 1.)...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding!, female babes, guinea pigs
female babes, guinea pigs, lethal whites: Why do you want to breed? There are inherent risks involved in breeding and there are too many homeless guinea pigs in shelters and rescues. Many are euthanized every year. Please read these websites and make an informed decision: http://www.cavyspirit.com/breeding.htm...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pelvic bones: Hi Jordan! It s not actually their hips that fuse shut; it s their pelvic bones, so the bones are unable to dilate in order to deliver pups. The fusing happens around a year of age, and so guinea pigs should be breed by the time they are eight months old...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, wanda l curran, guinea pig
wanda l curran, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Jordan, Breeders ask from $5 for a pet quality guinea pig to an average of $30 or so for a show quality guinea pig. Guinea pig babies (pups) can be very difficult to sell. I have, over the years, had many that I couldn t find homes for. I have kept...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guniea pigs, guinea pigs
guniea pigs, guinea pigs, 7 months: Guniea Pigs can start to mate at 7 months. You need to gather information on your sow before you even think about breeding her. If bred at the wrong time, it can kill her! If the pair is introduced properly you shouldnt have a problem. And the bigger the cage...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, brother and sister
guinea pigs, brother and sister, neuter: She can still get pregnant at 5 years old, but she likely won t survive the pregnancy. The only way to ensure that she won t get pregnant is to neuter one of them, but if they are 5, surgery isn t a good idea. Can you adopt them each a friend or put their...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, mental stimulation: Hi Marcie, It is very understandable that your guinea pig now feels lonely and you want to make her happy; however, she can still get pregnant and it would be extremely life- threatening for her if she did. My suggestion to you is to either get her...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, raspberry leaf tablets, guinea pigs
raspberry leaf tablets, guinea pigs, guinealynx: Perhaps you mean rose hip leafs? Those are high in vit C. The recommended diet info is at www.guinealynx.info The hips don t fuse. They stiffen. It is usually around a year. The recommended breeding age is around 5-6 months, but I don t recommend breeding...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, gestation period: Hi Stephanie, In order to breed guinea pigs, a sow (female guinea pig) should be between 5 and 9 months old. Any younger can result in the babies being too large for her, and a sow s hip bones fuse together after about 8 or 9 months. If she gets...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, mental handicaps, sister pair
mental handicaps, sister pair, kkat: Hello Casey, Can you? Yes. Should you? No. A brother and sister pair are quite capable of producing young together, however, it shouldn t be done. When you inbreed (breed brother to sister or offspring to parent) you greatly increase the risk of genetic...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, pet overpopulation, guinea pigs
pet overpopulation, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Gestation is usually 59-73 days. If you feel the babies kicking, it should not be long soon. Please read http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html http://www.guinealynx.info/breeding.html and http://www.guinealynx.info/sexing_pups.html I m sorry...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, fellow colleagues: Hi Paul, I have never heard that any type of rabbit could mate with a guinea pig and successfully produce offspring, for they belong to different species. What separates two different species is that a member of one cannot successfully reproduce with...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, pelvic bones
guinea pig, pelvic bones, brittany: If she is over 8 months old then she may have problems delivering the babies because her pelvic bones are fused, unless she has had babies before she turned 6-8 months old. Once the babies start moving you have 3 weeks left, and typically you can see that...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, alpha pair: Kim, Guinea Pigs are group animals and as such there is the breeding pair or alpha pair. This rank can be challenge by anyone, so a female can challenge the alpha female and if she wins then she is the new alpha female. So Guinea Pig don t mate for life,...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, sows
guinea pigs, sows, boar: Hi Paige Firstly, let me say that breeding should be considered before you do it as pregnancy is traumatic for females and you also need to be sue that you can find homes for any babies. It would be inadvisable to put one male with both females but once...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, unwanted guinea pigs, guniea pigs
unwanted guinea pigs, guniea pigs, snake food: Hello Kaleigh Guniea-pigs are able to breed as young as five/six weeks of age but shouldnt be bred unitl they are five/six months of age. Never breed a sow over seven months for the first time because she will have problems giving birth. Be sure to take...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, fruits and veggies, guinea pigs
fruits and veggies, guinea pigs, litters: shuold be AT LEAST 3 months old...no older than 9 months... litters vary from 1-9 pups no, plenty of pellets, hay, fruits and veggies, and water! NO (he can BUT she will rebreed within hours..this is EXTREMELY dangerous for pups and mother!) young...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, pig, females
pig, females, pregnancy: Hello Andrea One breeding will be more then enough to inpregnant the female. About two weeks into the pregnancy they begin to drink more, at four weeks there belly starts to get big, each week that is left to the pregnancy they keep getting bigger and bigger,...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, stillborn babies, guinea pigs
stillborn babies, guinea pigs, unfortunate result: Tracie -- You know, things like this happen, and to be honest, there s usually not a lot you can do to prevent them. Please, don t let an unfortunate incident like this one put you off breeding. I can t say for sure what caused the death. If I were you,...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, age thanks
guinea pigs, age thanks, sows: Sows should not be less than 6 months old or more than 1 year. You can breed a sow older than one year but it can raise risks to the sow and her pups. A boar that is older than 6 months can be bred until he is 5 or 6 years in age. Thanks, Rya...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pig, margie
guinea pig, margie, seven months: Hello Margie They offen mate while your not looking so you cant really be sure if they have mated or not. Are you sure you have a male and a female? who sexed them? if a pet sotre sexed them better dubble check, go here; www.cavyspirit.com, also the female...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding age, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, baby pigs: Hello. The best age for a guinea pig to breed is about 5 months of age to about a year old. There s a pretty good chance that she will be okay if she is pregnant (my first guinea pig came to me pregnant at about that age, from the pet store of course)....

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, Birth and Babies, baby rice cereal, guinea pigs
baby rice cereal, guinea pigs, guinea pig: They will probably start nursing when they are ready. If for some reason the mother can t care for them (I ve never met a guinea pig mother who won t care for her offspring) you can give them a dilution of 50% goat s milk and 50% water with either a plastic...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding/Genetics, guinea pigs, stress hormones
guinea pigs, stress hormones, dominant colors: Hi Jordan, First of all, be sure that the female you purchase is about 6 months old when she becomes pregnant. This is because after about 9 months, a sow s pelvic bones will fuse together, make passage difficult for the babies, may result in the...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea Pigs, female pig, guinea pigs
female pig, guinea pigs, 2 females: Hi again Nikki. The females do come in estrous (heat) about once every 14-21 days. I d hate to say it, but it seems like you just have a super aggressive female. It can t hurt (well, hopefully not!) to try the other male, but I don t want you to lose another...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea Pigs, guina pig, guinea pigs
guina pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Leah. I m not sure what you were reading on guinea pig breeding, but the risks to the mom are very low, in my opinion. There is a SLIM chance her pelvic bones could fuse (I ve never seen it happen in 8 years), but from what I ve read that only happens...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea Pigs, pregnancy toxemia, guinea pigs
pregnancy toxemia, guinea pigs, pelvic bones: Hi Shrimpstah! A sow must be bred for the first time before her pelvic bones fuse together. Some sources say 6 months, some say a year. I use an 8 month compromise. Sows over a year of age have been successfully bred for the first time, but you are increasing...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea Pigs, guinea pigs, lethal whites
guinea pigs, lethal whites, sick babies: Four months is too young to breed. She is not fully developed yet. There are ALWAYS risks in breeding guinea pigs. Please read over these links and make a careful decision: http://www.cavyspirit.com/breeding.htm http://www.cavyspirit.com/responsiblebreeder.htm...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea Pigs, guinea pigs, male pig
guinea pigs, male pig, guinea pig: I would wait until she is at least 3-4 months to breed her, I usually breed any of my new breeders at 4 months, then they have their babies in time so their pelvic bones do not fuse but also they are big enough in size at that point to safely carry a litter....

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea Pigs, guinea pigs, pelvic bones
guinea pigs, pelvic bones, heat cycles: It would be best to breed the 8 month old now, especially since her pelvic bones are already partially fused. The best age to breed a pig for the first time is at 4-5 months of age. They will breed at any time of the year, and as long as they are housed indoors...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea Pigs, guinea pigs, anjela
guinea pigs, anjela, 5 months: Dear Anjela, Make sure you breed them before they are 1 year old or the mother might have a difficult birth. Do not put them in the same cage, but let themhave at least and hour of out of cage time together everyday. My opinion is to take them...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Guinea pigs, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, pelvic bones: Hi Well, you will need one for the female and female babies. (Remember the male babies need to be taken from their mother and sisters at 3 weeks of age) Now it gets tricky. Usually the father will be ok with the baby males especially if its only 1 or...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding guinea-pigs, guinea pigs, pine bedding
guinea pigs, pine bedding, pacts: Hello. Let me just say this one thing to you as a person who doesn t believe in breeding, please read this great article on why / how breeding can go wrong. It s located at www.cavycages.com. NOw, to answer your questions. Guinea pigs should be between...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding Hairless Guinea Pigs, hairless guinea pigs, hairless babies
hairless guinea pigs, hairless babies, guinea pig: Hi Tracy I don t have any experience myself with hairless guinea pigs so am not the best person to be asking. However I have found the following website which you may find useful and there is a contact name on the website incase you have any more questions....

Guinea Pigs: Breeding/ Health, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, oxygen deprivation: Hi Erica, Most likely the father made her pregnant again. Guinea pigs can get pregnant within an hour of delivering a litter. It is possible for male guinea pig pups to make females pregnant as young as 3 or 4 weeks, so you need to separate the males...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding male, guinea pig, 10 months
guinea pig, 10 months, josephine: Hello Josephine. The best age for breeding a guinea pig would be between the ages of 3 months to 10 months. I wouldn t breed any sooner than that. Here s a website that explains a little about breeding, and the dangers and risks of it. I have to let...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding/Sexing concerns, moo cow, guinea pigs
moo cow, guinea pigs, moo cows: Hello, it sounds loke Winnie was mounting her and claiming dominance over Moo Cow. It s actually normal. If you are pretty sure they are both females then I think it s safe to say that it s all about Winnie being a bully/brat. :) It sounds that Winnie is...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding/Sexing concerns, dominance behavior, guinea pigs
dominance behavior, guinea pigs, moo cow: Lyssa, Winnie s mounting Moo Cow is normal dominance behavior, they haven t figured out who is to be the leader of the their group as of yet. Mounting is normal, along with head raising, nipping, chattering of teeth, purring, wiggling their butts, walking...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding siblings?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, mini versions: Hello April, personally I wouldn t try and breed the guinea pigs. Guinea pigs have difficult births because the babies are born to basically look like mini versions of their mom. They are fully furred, ready to run, play and eat. They are large and it can...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding + travel, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, going places: As long as your female is pretty easy going and doesn t mind going places she should be fine with traveling. It would actually be best for you to take her so you can keep a close eye on her during every part of the pregnancy, if however she is very skitish...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, Unexpected Pregnancy, PPD, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, unexpected pregnancy: Hello, yes it is possible that she may be having a little bit of depression and anxiety. It happens quite a bit in small animals after they give birth. They act nervous and don t like to be picked up or held or anything, their behavior changes. The best thing...

Guinea Pigs: Breeding, guinea pigs, lorena
guinea pigs, lorena, good chance: Florence -- Well, at this point, if you don t even have a pregnancy, I would take your animals to the vet for a checkup. There s a good chance that one or more of them are sterile. It happens sometimes with guinea pigs, and there s really nothing you...

Guinea Pigs: Breeds, guinea pig, abyssinian
guinea pig, abyssinian, diddly: Hi Megan To be honest I am not 100% sure but it is my understanding that an abyssinian is born with all the curls. This is not an area of exertise for me though. Check the link out below. andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Breeds%20&%20Varieties.ht...

Guinea Pigs: Broken leg??, guinea pig, allexperts
guinea pig, allexperts, splint: Conor -- First, let me apologise for the delay in response. AllExperts was having some sort of technical problem and I was unable to send any responses. I am sorry it took me so long to answer you. If your guinea pig s leg is broken, or you think it...

Guinea Pigs: Broken leg, guniea pig, wire bottom
guniea pig, wire bottom, broken leg: If you broke your leg would you treat it yourself? No, you would go to a doctor. He needs to see a vet, they will take an x-ray to make sure it is broken, the will set it and split/cast it. Since he is not eating he will go down hill very fast and die. ...

Guinea Pigs: Broken Teeth, guinea pig, bottom teeth
guinea pig, bottom teeth, broken teeth: Zach -- Well, first I would say this - are they broken off evenly? If not, you will need to take him to the vet or a reputable groomer and have them trimmed so that they are even. If they aren t even when they grow back, he will still have trouble chewing....

Guinea Pigs: Broken tooth and big lump on neck, cervical lymphadenitis, cervical lymph nodes
cervical lymphadenitis, cervical lymph nodes, lump on neck: Kelly, Ok, your going to need to take are as soon as you can. As the bump on her neck can be Cervical Lymphadenitis is a swelling or abscess of the cervical lymph nodes in a guinea pig’s neck or something else. Either way a vet needs to look at it, especially...

Guinea Pigs: Brother/Sister babies together but in separate cages, boys 2 girls, guinea pigs
boys 2 girls, guinea pigs, risky procedure: Hi again my friend You are not being a pain by the way, I am delighted to help. Due to all the pigs involved being young you should be safe to just let them get on with it. I cannot guarantee that there will not be scuffles, especially between the new...

Guinea Pigs: Brother and sister cavies, guinea pigs, female pair
guinea pigs, female pair, maels: Hello again It still would be a good idea to put them in different cages, the pet store you got them from sure sounds like the didnt know what that the maels and the female need to be in different cages as soon as the get them in (4/5 weeks). Your femael...

Guinea Pigs: Brother and sister, vet finder, pregnancy toxemia
vet finder, pregnancy toxemia, guinea pig: Hello Shelley, They will be fine seperate and next to each other if that is the way you want them to stay. Many of our males live next door to females and have no trouble being next to them and enjoy communicating with the girls through the bars. The cage...

Guinea Pigs: Brown discharge, vet appointment, worst case scenario
vet appointment, worst case scenario, guinea pig: Hello Angela and thanks for the question, Brown urine can be a few things. I have seen it without complaint from the affected GP and I have also seen it clear up on it s own. However... It can also mean a few, more dangerous, things. If the urine...

Guinea Pigs: Brown spots, cavy care, guinea pigs
cavy care, guinea pigs, stomach area: Hi Lisa, It sounds like they have lice. Since you can see them it can t be mites (mites are microscopic), so it s most likely to be lice. I m pretty sure humans cannot catch lice from guinea pigs, but don t take my full word on that! See http://www.guinealynx.info/lice.html...

Guinea Pigs: Bruises?, purple blotch, guinea pigs
purple blotch, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Paul, Because it is a sore or something on the lip it will need to be treated by the vet. It is a serious thing as it can damage her teeth, prevent her from eating and so being her teeth can grow to be to long and in the end she could starve to death because...

Guinea Pigs: BURST CYST NOT EATING GUINEA PIG, alfalfa hay, little fella
alfalfa hay, little fella, sick pets: Hello, wow it s not good that he s not eating. You need to start hand feeding him. The antibiotics may cause him not to eat since he isn t feeling well. You will need to buy a syringe or you should ask your vet for a small syringe to feed your guinea pig with....

Guinea Pigs: Bugger's infection, upper respritory infection, baytrill
upper respritory infection, baytrill, guinea pigs: Hi Lauren I think that is doubtful but if he was the smallest pig in the litter he might be a little more susceptible to infections. I would ask your vet to prescribe a different antibiotic. Baytrill is better for bacterial infections but for respiratory...

Guinea Pigs: Bulging eye, sterile saline solution, guinea pig
sterile saline solution, guinea pig, bulging eye: Hello Kim, I don t know about common, but it is possible. Blind piggies (especially just blind in one eye) adjust very well and she should be ok inspite of her disablity. Try flushing the eye 2 to 3 times a day with a sterile saline solution (found in the...

Guinea Pigs: Bullying, guinea pig, teeth chattering
guinea pig, teeth chattering, extreme violence: Hi Dickson Firstly, I dont think you did the wrong thing in getting lucky some friends. The behaviour you describe sounds to me like the older pigs are establishing themselves as dominant over lucky. However, the seriousness depends on whether Squirrel...

Guinea Pigs: Bumble Foot in guinea pigs, guinea pig diseases, guinea pigs
guinea pig diseases, guinea pigs, bumblefoot: Hello. I have had no experience yet with my piggies getting bumblefoot. From what i have read, there are many different options depending on how severe the bumblefoot is. It s a pretty serious disease and can go deep into the foot pad, sometimes even into...

Guinea Pigs: Bump Under Guniea Pigs Chin, guniea pigs, guinea pigs
guniea pigs, guinea pigs, oral antibiotics: Hi Terri! It sounds like he has an abscess in his throat. This is a fairly common problem with guinea pigs, and the most accepted belief is that they are caused by coarse hay (believe it or not, they are not really sure what the cause is). If the...

Guinea Pigs: Bump under Guinea Pig's eye, guinea pig, pain thanks
guinea pig, pain thanks, veterinary attention: Hi again Amanda. I m relieved to hear that your guinea s eye isn t affecting him in any untoward way, which can only be a good thing. I think it must be from a scratch, and even a spot created from scratch which is caused from bacteria getting into a wound....

Guinea Pigs: Bump under jaw, cavy care, guinea pigs
cavy care, guinea pigs, reddish fluid: As far as I know, neosporin is a good thing to put on the lump. Be sure to flush it twice daily with clean water, and add the neosporin after flushing. Best to at least ring your vet, though, and ask his advice over the phone rather than trying to go it...

Guinea Pigs: Bump, guinea pig, medical attention
guinea pig, medical attention, best wishes: it all depends on how old your guinea is. Like people when they age they get pockets of fat around their bodies. however i would get this checked out further with a vet just because there is a risk that it could possibly be a tumor. Not to worry though...

Guinea Pigs: Burito and Chocolate, romain lettuce, yellow sulphur
romain lettuce, yellow sulphur, guinea pigs: Hi again Sorry, I forgot to answer that one........I wouldnt dream of giving my piggies evaporated milk, or bread or most other advice given to you by the groomer. Glad to hear chocolate is back to her old self, give her and burito a tickle from me....

Guinea Pigs: Burst Guinea Pig Tumor, guinea pig, extreme thirst
guinea pig, extreme thirst, soft bedding: Hello Melissa, if you haven t already I d try using some soft bedding like carefresh or soft-sorbent bedding. If the guinea pig thought it was a tumor I wonder why he would use Baytril. I honestly couldn t tell you whether it was a tumor, cyst or abscess...

Guinea Pigs: Bushie is Meanie, guinea pigs, squeakers
guinea pigs, squeakers, piggies: Hi Raymond Its perfectly normal for piggies to run away from humans, but some are more shy than others. I have a pig that is very skittish and the only way I managed to calm him was to pick him up, even though he struggled and spend a lot of time with him...

Guinea Pigs: Do I Buy another male or get him neutered, guinea pigs, aggressive behaviour
guinea pigs, aggressive behaviour, sows: Hi Paula Personally I would opt for getting another male. Although there are no guarantees they will get on, usually, if you get a very young male (6 weeks old) the older male will usually accept him and even mother him. Be prepared for a little dominant...

Guinea Pigs: Buying a Guinea Pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, socialization: Hello Susan. It s not a GREATLY terrible thing for a guinea pig to be by himself, although it helps in aiding the guinea pigs happiness. The thing with guinea pigs is that they need to keep busy. They like interaction, and can become bored or lonely. If...

Guinea Pigs: Buying another guinea pig?, ventilation holes, guinea pigs
ventilation holes, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Nick -- Well, first things first. Before you go purchasing another animal, you should find out the gender of the first. Here s why. Guinea pigs are prolific breeders (not quite as bad as rabbits, but still pretty bad) and you don t want to take the chance...

Guinea Pigs: Buying another mail cavy, guniea pig, petsmart
guniea pig, petsmart, mail: Hether - I don t believe it is harmful to house two males together. If I were you, though, I would expect them to fight when initially introduced. I wouldn t worry about it unless it is severe (i.e. bleeding) or lasts more than 1-2 days. To minimize...

Guinea Pigs: Buying another male cavy?, guniea pig, 2 females
guniea pig, 2 females, chocolate brown: Hi again I think you made the right decision getting 2 females. Strangely enough, having 2 pigs related that look the same is quite unusual. I have never encountered that in my dealings with our furry friends. As regards making your new arrivals feel...

Guinea Pigs: babay guinee pig, guinee pig, vet care
guinee pig, vet care, respiratory infection: Sounds like she may have a respiratory infection. Make sure the bedding is clean and it is aspen or carefresh (paper). She needs vet care ASAP to get medicine (most likely an antibiotic) as she won t get well without some sort of treatment. You may need...

Guinea Pigs: babies, back in the cage, babies
back in the cage, babies, blair: Hi, You can put the male in the cage in about 8 hours after the birth.If you feel more comfortable put him in the cage in 24 hours or so on. You are able to hold the babies as soon as they are born, the mother will not eject them or it shouldn t upset...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, birth canal: Hello Natalie, Alot of things can cause them to be premature. Poor nutrition, small size, young age, large pups, trauma, stress, and even completely unknown factors. Premature pups need lots of food and sleep and time to grow they can live a normal life...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pig food, fruit and veg
guinea pig food, fruit and veg, newborn weight: The babies should be fine as long as you see them drink milk from the mom and eat other food often. Usually when a mom starts to force her babies to eat solid foods they will loose a little weight, but if the babies start to get very thin, and the mother is...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pigs, stuffed animals
guinea pigs, stuffed animals, two boys: Hello Katie, You ve done the right thing. I know it s hard to listen to them sounding so sad but they ll adjust and be just fine. Giving them lots of toys to play with, especially pet-safe stuffed animals, may help. Also letting them out to play more often...

Guinea Pigs: babies, gallon fish tank, 30 gallon fish tank
gallon fish tank, 30 gallon fish tank, guinea pigs: Hello Michelle, No, it isn t strange at all. Guinea Pigs can have up to 8 babies but the usual amount is 1-3 so she was perfectly normal. If you need anything else, just contact me again and I ll be glad to help. Congrats on the new pup. -kkat http://www.geocities.com/abyssinianguineapig...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pig, three babies
guinea pig, three babies, pup: Tom, Differentially take the pup (baby) to the vet. As it could just be broken after delivery or something else. It is best if the vet looks at the pup to make sure all is fine and to check out the leg to make sure nothing is serious with the leg. ...

Guinea Pigs: babies or not, baby guinea pigs, alfalfa hay
baby guinea pigs, alfalfa hay, signs of pregnancy: Megan, The chances of your girl being pregnant great. Male guinea pigs can get a female pregnant through wire, that is why it is recommended that they have separate cages or plastic separating them. Signs of pregnancy are these, so you can tell for...

Guinea Pigs: Just had babies, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, female baby: Hi Alicia First of all, don t panic. Take a look at http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Sexing-Guinea-Pig.htm. This will tell you if your babies are male or female. Baby piggies are born with the ability to eat on their own almost immediately and piggy...

Guinea Pigs: babies, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, inbreeding: Hi Jess I would leave the mother alone for the time being, she will clean herself I m sure. There are not many tips to give about babies really, the mother does all thats neccesary. They come out ready to eat more or less straight away. The only thing...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pig, accurate time
guinea pig, accurate time, little ones: you can handel them any time you want, but be careful with them, they are far more fragile then mom. as for giving them away, i m not exactly sure when a good time is, when ever you notice that they are no longer on mom s milk you can give them away. but to...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pig, jumper
guinea pig, jumper, babies: Hello, You also have to keep your baby warm but it can still live with it s mother but as it will not snuggle up make sure the bedding is deep and there is alot of it. You can also keep her in your jumper for a few minutes each day and hand feed her then....

Guinea Pigs: babies, baby guinea pigs, freeserve
baby guinea pigs, freeserve, unanswered questions: Hi Savannah Sorry for my delay in replying, I ve been having problems recieving my email. my website www.purvers.freeserve.co.uk/clarescavycorner has a lot of information about breeding and babies. Have a look at the site and if you have any unanswered...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pig, fresh fruits
guinea pig, fresh fruits, babie: Hi, You should let the mom take care of the nursing and try to stay out of the way but you can still hold them and play with them. To help the mom out you should give her and the babies some fresh fruits,change their cage every week and give them food and...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinealynx, guinea pig
guinealynx, guinea pig, boar: Hello Danielle. You need to take the daddy out of the cage so he doesn t get the mom pregnant right away! That s dangerous for her body, to get pregnant back to back! He will not kill the babies at all. That s not correct at all. At the age of 3 weeks,...

Guinea Pigs: babies, pregnant mom, piggie
pregnant mom, piggie, hink: Hello kelly go to www.cavyspirit.com and check the sexing page out the male looks like a Y with a dot on top and the female is just a Y. If yout hink she is pregnant put the male in a different cage beause he will mate the female a few ours after she gives...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pigs, male babies
guinea pigs, male babies, instincts: Yes, he needs to stay away from the females as he can impregnate them very early. Male guinea pigs can mate at any time and, in fact, are very easily aroused: the mere scent of a female is enough to engage their instincts. They become fertile between the...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pig, male babies
guinea pig, male babies, neutral ground: Hi Steph I see no problem at all with you housing one of the baby males with the father. The father would have no idea he was the father. Adults males USUALLY accept baby males with no problem at all, but it does somewhat depend on the temperament of...

Guinea Pigs: She had babies, goats milk, taking a nap
goats milk, taking a nap, palets: The babies could possibly be clef palets, especially if you cleaned the other 2 babies off, and the mom had little or no interest in cleaning them. Usually when a mom does not clean a baby, there is a reason for it. Clef palets though usually die within the...

Guinea Pigs: babies colours, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, miracle of birth: Hello Mariya, Assuming your pigs are both pure for their colors (which they likely are not), they d all look like dad. However, it s unlikely either is pure for their colors (most piggies are not), so it s difficult to say without knowing their family histories...

Guinea Pigs: babies and mom noises, back in the cage, lettuce
back in the cage, lettuce, christy: Hi Christy. You can try holding her again. You can usually tell if she is squeaking in pain or just squeaking for some other reason. If it was in pain, I would expect to start squeaking the minute you picked her (not after you put her on the floor). Try...

Guinea Pigs: babies, guinea pig, cage bottom
guinea pig, cage bottom, many thanks: Ok, the food should be placed in a bowl! Be sure the babies can get to the water.....does your friend know??? I bet the are in for a surprise.....there isn t really much you need to do, other than what you are already doin! Congrats to that! Good luc...

Guinea Pigs: baby, guinea pigs, baby pig
guinea pigs, baby pig, baby nurse: Hi Emily, Guinea pigs can safely deliver their first litters between five and eight months. After then, their pelvic bones will fuse together and a first delivery will be very difficult, possibly resulting in the death of the mother and/or the litter....

Guinea Pigs: baby cavies & neuturing cavies, food www, new guinea
food www, new guinea, waiting period: Neutering cavies is not as risky as people think and since you have an experienced vet, everything should go well. When he comes home he should be kept on towels or blankets for about 3 weeks and his cage must be kept very clean to help avoid infection. You...

Guinea Pigs: baby with a cold, piggy, tetracycline
piggy, tetracycline, antibiotic: Hi Jessi. Keep her out of drafts, and move her to a slightly warmer area of the house. Also ensure everyone washes their hands before and after holding her. Several breeders use an antibiotic that is added to the water, tetracycline, it turns the water...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea, bolt hole, weaning
bolt hole, weaning, baby boy: Hello, A real expert can tell their sex by looking at 6 weeks of age when weaning has finished. It is safe to put a bay with its father but make sure the baby has a bolt hole to run into otherwise the father, will not deliberately hurt the baby but the mum...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pig, mom and dad, sqeek
mom and dad, sqeek, squeek: Hi Ashlee. The baby is going to be lonely at first, there is not much you can do about that. Just like puppies cry when they are taken away from Mom, the guinea pig will be lonely for a bit. You can try holding him more and giving him more attention - that...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pig, female puppies, guinea pigs
female puppies, guinea pigs, females: Dear Nancy, Don t worry, male guinea pigs don t become sexually mature untl they are eight to ten weeks old, so you should separate them when he reaches that age. But if you have any female puppies, be careful because they are mature earlier than the males...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pig, little penis, piggies
little penis, piggies, solid food: Hi If you gently press the lower tummy a little penis will pop out if its a boy. Keep the girls with the mum for 6 weeks and any boys in a nearby house but away from mother from 3 weeks of age till 6 when they can be rehomed. If you rehome them approximately...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pig, female friend, piggies
female friend, piggies, 4 months: Hi Elaine It is possible that Giggles is pregnant but unlikely for two reasons. Her age and the fact that some time has passed since Magic was neutered. If she is pregnant, it isnt ideal but she may be able to deliver babies with no problem. and...

Guinea Pigs: my baby guinea pig is blind in one eye!!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, genetic disorder: Diane, The most likely cause for the baby to be blind in one is most likely due to a genetic disorder. One of the parents could have had a gene that caused the little one to be blind in one eye. The baby will learn as it gets older how to get around...

Guinea Pigs: my baby guinea pig died, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, black face: The runt probably never had a chance, being born blind probably wasn t the only thing wrong with him. He probably had other things wrong with him that you couldn t see. The birth of guinea pigs isn t always the easiest and it s very common for guinea pigs...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pig, peruvian guinea pig, mothers milk
peruvian guinea pig, mothers milk, babys: get the babys to the vet and get a new vet cause he dosent know what hes doing! Umm... Put the babies in with the other mother. and monotor them maybe she will adopt them if you have any questions or need help just e mail me at my address...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs., baby guinea pigs, guine pigs
baby guinea pigs, guine pigs, guinea pig: They are only 17 days old! Ok.....usually weaning age is 3 weeks....but if they were eating and drinking....they should be fine.....they should get over the squealing for her soon! Go to www.caviesgalore.com/forums do a search on sexing......there are...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, news guinea, baby guinea pigs
news guinea, baby guinea pigs, alfalfa hay: Hello Maritza, I am sorry your hamster died but there is some good news. Guinea pigs really need their mother for milk and warmth and in my opinion it s easier to take care of guinea pups than it is hamsters pups that are orphans. You will need to place food...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, natural instincts, little babies
natural instincts, little babies, guinea: Nancy, The babies need to eat about every 3 to 4 hours, though they have enough to sustain them for the first day of their life, after that they will need to eat 3 to 4 hours. Mom doesn t really have a set time for feeding them, when they are hungry they...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, best practise
baby guinea pigs, best practise, inbreeding: Hi Nancy Males become sexually mature from 5 weeks of age so best practise is to remove the male at 4 weeks of age to prevent inbreeding but you could remove him now if he has another male to live with in your household. Without this, he will find being...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, female babies
baby guinea pigs, female babies, baby girls: Hello Winnie, at four weeks of age you can typically give them away, but I would wait 6-8 weeks to give them away as they will be healthier and stronger. At four weeks although you really don t have to seperate them since the mom will get along fine with...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, wonderful time: hello Clarissa, yes it s perfectly fine to take the babies out the cage. Actually you can pet them a few hours after they are born. Mom guinea pigs don t abandon their babies if you get your scent on the babies. I think now is a wonderful time to play with...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, coloured eyes, eye infection
coloured eyes, eye infection, vet: Hi Emma. Bluey coloured eyes don t necessarily mean your pig is blind but it does sound like they may be damaged. I would advise you get a vet to check it out as if there s any infection, the eye has more chance of 100% recovery if it s treated early. One...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, boys with the boys
baby guinea pigs, boys with the boys, male babies: Hello Mandy. Pretty much, let me tell you how this whole thing works. In regards to the babies, the males need to be seperated from the females after about 3 weeks. No later than that, and not much sooner. The mom who just gave birth can get pregnant RIGHT...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, guinealynx
baby guinea pigs, guinealynx, guinea pig: A vet would be able to tell you for sure with an x ray or ultrasound. If you got her from a pet store, she is likely pregnant. They frequently sell sick and missex guinea pigs. Are you weighing her? You should be: http://www.guinealynx.info/weigh.html If...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, mucous plug
guinea pig, mucous plug, males and females: All guinea pigs can be sexed immediatly after birth, some are harder to sex than others though, I have noticed with one of my female breeders that she always has babies that are hard to sex at birth, but at 2 weeks they are just fine, it just takes a lot of...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, piggies
baby guinea pigs, piggies, niece: Hey Dawn, It is always a good idea to handle newborn piggies from day one anyway, so yes, you can handle them to clean the cage. However, you must be very careful and delicate when handling them, eont handle them for too long and make sure you re hands...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, baby guinea pigs
guinea pig, baby guinea pigs, babies: Hello Nelly, I would leave them together unless a problem arises. Her sister will help care for the babies. Just make sure there is plenty of food and water for all of them. As long as they are getting along, there is no need to separate them. -kkat...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, new born babys, guinea pig
new born babys, guinea pig, friend lily: Hi Kathleen, I believe I already answered the question about company for Millie in a previous answer - she would greatly appreciate Lily s company. About keeping them warm, as long as they are kept in a room around room temperature that you...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, hot water bottle, guinea pig
hot water bottle, guinea pig, cows milk: What kind of milk are you giving them? Babies need a certain kind of milk to survive. Human formula or cow’s milk can kill them. It is very abnormal for the babies to be inactive. They should be very active and only sleep sometimes. In my experience, babies...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, male babies
guinea pig, male babies, male pups: Rhonda, You do need to separate the male babies from the mother and sisters as they are sexually mature and can impregnate mom and sisters by 3 weeks of age. Guinea Pig babies are weaned from their mother at 3 weeks of age, as they are able to eat and...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs' fur, baby guinea pigs, wavy fur
baby guinea pigs, wavy fur, guinea pig: Hi, My guinea pig had babies just like that. You don t have to worry about it s whiskers or wavy coat unless your guinea pig is being bullied. Try seperating them and see what happens. It might just be that there is nothing wrong with it s coat or their...

Guinea Pigs: one of my baby guinea pigs isn't growing?, baby guinea pigs, oatmeal cereal
baby guinea pigs, oatmeal cereal, underweight baby: Hello Mandyjane, I m assuming the infestation is mites? If so, this could be the source of the baby s problem. Until you are able to treat him, force feed him. If you can get critical care from your vet or directly from the Oxbow website: http://www.oxbowhay.com/link.sp?page=CriticalCare...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs and the mom, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, three babies: Hi Jenni If you are worried about the mum then please get her checked, but it is perfectly normal for her to be tired after giving birth. Please take a look at the link below to check the sex of the babies. You can check anytime you like but if the mom...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, purring: Hi, You need to put them back, the one squealing is wanting milk from it s mom. They can eat solid foods but soon they would want milk. It is best to seperate them in 3-2 more weeks so you can wean them.The other s are find where they are.The mother...

Guinea Pigs: baby guinea prob with eye, cardboard material, wool cardigans
cardboard material, wool cardigans, guinea pig: The bedding may be causeing the irritation. I would try a brand called carefresh which is ripped up soft cardboard material. Keep his eye cleaned regularly. If it dosent clear up in a couple days, then it means he has an eye infection. Not too uncommon, be...

Guinea Pigs: baby guineas, little piggies, guinea pig
little piggies, guinea pig, mother and friend: Hey Lyn, Congrats on babies!!! there really fun! Well, a male guinea pig get get his mum pregnant at 3 weeks old, thats when he should be seperated, the only problem is, babies suckle milk untill 3 weeks, so you may have to keep him with her for 1 more...

Guinea Pigs: baby guineas, gestation period, guinea pigs
gestation period, guinea pigs, amniotic sac: Hi Alexis, I am terribly sorry for the delay with this response. She can have as few as only one baby to up to nine babies. The more babies there are, the smaller they will be when they are born and the shorter the gestation period will be....

Guinea Pigs: baby and intro . of foods, kitty milk, fruits and veggies
kitty milk, fruits and veggies, guinea pig: You can start giving her fruits and veggies now. Slowly start giving her more dry food and less and less of the milk each day. I think that is how the moms do it. Alphalpha hay is good for babies being because it acts as a laxitive to encourage the bodily...

Guinea Pigs: baby pig question, male pigs, side cages
male pigs, side cages, old pig: Oh I love the names you picked out for your pigs!:) I d say any time is fine to introduce them after the baby has gotten settled in, and is used to your daily routine. As for an exact date, maybe a couple of weeks from now. Keep it short at first, as it could...

Guinea Pigs: baby piggies passed, mother pig, mother to son
mother pig, mother to son, genetic defect: Hi Shannon. Hmmm....Are you sure she got milk in? I am trying to think what could cause her to lose both babies at once. It is possible they both had some kind of genetic defect - maybe something that is passed on only 25% or the time or something like...

Guinea Pigs: baby piggies seperation, boy babies, vacation message
boy babies, vacation message, heat cycle: Hi Melissa- First off, let me apologive for taking so long to get back to you, I forgot to put up a vacation message. I m glad something I said was useful! It could mean that she wasn t in heat or it just wasn t the receptive time during the heat cycle....

Guinea Pigs: baby piggies, bloody mucus discharge, babbies
bloody mucus discharge, babbies, mommie: Hello again Tammy Do not pick her up you could harm the babys inside of her. If there is a discharge and no babys after 4/5 days take her to a vet to see if everything is ok. How old is she? Is she over seven months of age? If she is then the babys might...

Guinea Pigs: Our baby piggy sounds upset, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, reading the signs: Awwwww... I love it when guinea pigs have fun reactions to sounds that are played for them. It will take a while for your guinea pig to adjust to it s new surroundings and you are very lucky to have a guinea pig so affectionate. Guinea pigs are one of the...

Guinea Pigs: baby pigs, female babies, guinea pigs
female babies, guinea pigs, baby pigs: Jodi Oh wow that s so exciting little babies! They certainly are cute aren t they? Well it is normal for Petstores to sometimes be incorrect about sexing. You can t always be 100% accurate unless they have lotsa of experience like myself. I also work...

Guinea Pigs: baby pigs, cant aford, sex pigs
cant aford, sex pigs, baby pigs: He may or may not have impregnated her. Are you sure about their sexes? Same sex pigs can still hump each other for dominance issues. Here is a sexing guide: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm Please read this for pregnancy info and diet info: ...

Guinea Pigs: baby pigs, baby pigs, puupy
baby pigs, puupy, baby girls: Hi, The baby piggies should be tooken away from the mom when they are three weeks old. The father should be tooken out from the same age the mother is in. You can set their cages next to each other. Separate baby boys from baby girls. Boys have i s...

Guinea Pigs: baby, guinea pig, lorena
guinea pig, lorena, pup: Robbin - Typically, guinea pig pups are pretty active after they ve been born (and their eyes are open when they re born.) If your pup is still pretty inactive, I would perhaps take it to the vet and have it checked out to make sure it is okay. Hope...

Guinea Pigs: babys, guinea pig, warm milk
guinea pig, warm milk, girls and boys: Hello, How wonderful for you, you can handle your babies about a day or 2 days after birth. Make sure they all have plenty of vitamin C and you could also put some bread with warm milk in their hutch. Separate the girls and boys at about 6-7 week of age....

Guinea Pigs: babys and thier family, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, piggie: When you first discover your piggie is pregnant, or in your case when they are born, it is best to remove the mail immediatly. The father usually does not posses a threat to the babies, but can get mom pregnant again in just a few hours after birth. Staying...

Guinea Pigs: babys, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, bad idea: Jackie, Baby Guinea Pigs are weaned from their mom at 3 weeks to 4 weeks of age. It isn t a bad idea to give the babies away before 6 weeks of age as by the time they are weaned they are eating solid foods and drinking water. So nothing will happen to...

Guinea Pigs: babyz, guinea pig, definate answer
guinea pig, definate answer, jazzmen: Hi Jazzmen Unfortunately, fatalities sometimes do happen. There could be many many reasosns why it happened, for example, if the father was related to the mother etc. I am sorry for your loss, and I am sorry it is not possible to give you a definate...

Guinea Pigs: bad foods, guinea pig pellets, chinchilla pellets
guinea pig pellets, chinchilla pellets, dandelion greens: Hello! First off I would like to suggest a wonderful site of forums...it is full of friendly and polite people who love guinea pigs! If you are interested, the website is www.caviesgalore.com/forums You will need to register to join, but it is a wonderful...

Guinea Pigs: Is it bad for a GP to bite and knor at stuff so much?, guinea pigs, attension
guinea pigs, attension, skirting boards: Hello Sarah, Guinea Pigs are rodents so chewing is their job. A pet safe wooden chew toy in his cage is a great idea. I would try to avoid letting him chew things that aren t made for chewing (like your furniture). The finish on most woods made for human...

Guinea Pigs: bad health....need help, eye dropper, guinea pig
eye dropper, guinea pig, pocket pet: Ducky, The best thing that you can do is to mix some milk and a vitamin tablet (human vitamin pill) and feed to the piggy with an eye dropper. TAKE HER TO THE VET AS SOON AS YOU CAN! You can find a vet at vetlocater.com (advanced search type of pet:pocket...

Guinea Pigs: bad luck pigs, guinea pigs, kkat
guinea pigs, kkat, beloved pets: Hello Megan, They can t hurt. I wasn t sure if they were in or out, just that indoors is best to help avoid this issue. Also, fly paper in various areas in the room even other than near the cages would be a good idea too. Unfortunantly it is difficult to...

Guinea Pigs: bad rear end, anal glands, gunged
anal glands, gunged, tiny spot: My advice is to have him examined by a veterinarian to make sure that there is no serious underlying problem there. It could be inflamed anal glands, or infection of some sort. He definitely needs to be seen so that they can diagnose, or rule out, any possible...

Guinea Pigs: bald flaky spots on guinea pig back, guinea pigs, bald spots
guinea pigs, bald spots, fungal infection: Hello Kezi, It sounds like your pigs may have a fungal infection.I would make a trip to the vet to confirm whether or not it is fungal (and not mites) and get treatment. Typically treatment for a fungal infection is baths in medicated shampoo or administering...

Guinea Pigs: bald spot on his nose, guinea pig, bald spot
guinea pig, bald spot, safe side: Kerri, You may want to watch Flower and Fluffy, just to make sure Fluffy doesn t hurt Flower. If Fluffy gets to aggressive with Flower you are going to need to separate them so Flower doesn t get seriously hurt or injured. Also keep an eye on Flower...

Guinea Pigs: bald spots, lovely little girl, guinea pig
lovely little girl, guinea pig, kkat: Hello Katrina, I m assuming he is an Abyssinian. Abys will having thinning rosettes on occassion when they get stressed or ill. It is a big deal for your show Aby but in pets, it s really not a problem. It was probably just brought about by the stress of...

Guinea Pigs: balding guinea pig, fur patterns, guinea pigs
fur patterns, guinea pigs, vitamin intake: Hi Chelsea, Normally when dealing with bald spots, I suggest consulting a veterinarian to check for fungus, gently applying Vaseline to prevent dry skin, or increasing vitamin intake by giving daily vegetables and putting vitamin C supplemental droplets...

Guinea Pigs: banana's and celery, celery stalks, guinea pigs
celery stalks, guinea pigs, leaf lettuce: Avoid celery, as it has no nutritional value and can give pigs diarrea. Banana is fine though, I haven t found any pigs that will eat the outer covering of the banana, but most like the inside of it. Most pigs also like green pepper, cucumber, tomato, kale,...

Guinea Pigs: banana leaves for guinea pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, fetus: Annie, The Banana leaves are good for Guinea Pigs, just like the skin of the banana and the banana itself. Give her about 2 months or so before trying to breed her again, and make sure she is fully healthy again. Before breeding her again you way want...

Guinea Pigs: barbaring, guinea pigs, sheltie mix
guinea pigs, sheltie mix, usualy: I had a female that had done that to one of my males. (this was when I was breeding these two) By the time that I seperated him he had an inch of hair left at the top of his head. He is an Sheltie mix and his hair usualy stands at 5-8 inches. The reason that...

Guinea Pigs: basic care, guinea pigs, building trust
guinea pigs, building trust, eye level: Hi Hollie Try getting down at eye level with your pigs as they are probably being a little bit territorial with their own space. Hand-feeding is also another good way of building trust. Please let me know if you have tried these things or if you have any...

Guinea Pigs: basic care, guinea pig, 10th birthday
guinea pig, 10th birthday, jaunts: Hi, 1) Cuddles are great but just don t give the exercise pigs need. Since your floors are wooden you have fewer problems than those with carpets do! You can just wipe up, quickly disinfect using a spray, and that s that. It can be annoying though so I...

Guinea Pigs: basic things, fresh veggies, new pet
fresh veggies, new pet, little time: Hi Obviously I will tell you that piggers will work because I think they are the best pets going! You will need to clean them out at least once per week, and feeding takes no time at all apart from chopping and washing fresh veggies for them to eat....

Guinea Pigs: basics, mini rex rabbit, guinea pig pellets
mini rex rabbit, guinea pig pellets, guinea pigs: Hi - Males are a good idea as long as they are pretty much together for life. Just make sure that they are all males. There have been too many people who thought they had all males and ended up with an unwanted pregnancy. Guinea pigs typically stay at...

Guinea Pigs: basics, mini rex rabbit, guinea pigs
mini rex rabbit, guinea pigs, cavy breed: I can t tell you exactly how big they will get. It s all going to depend on your cavy breed as well as the lines they come from. You must keep fresh food in the cage for them daily at all times as well as water. It is not suggested to allow them to live...

Guinea Pigs: basics, mini rex rabbit, guinea pig food
mini rex rabbit, guinea pig food, guinea pigs: Hello. I would be very hesitant to get all boys, although they may be brought up together and live together forever, they will all have testosterone and the urge to mount a female. In the lack of a female presence they will mount each other, causes fights....

Guinea Pigs: basics, mini rex rabbit, guinea pigs
mini rex rabbit, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Yes, 3 males will be ok provided they are brought up together from very young. An average pig will grow to be aprox 10 inches long. They will eat about 1/4 bowl of dried food per day plus veggies each. I recommend one meal dry food and one meal veggies...

Guinea Pigs: how to bath a Guinea!, warm weather, petstore
warm weather, petstore, cold weather: Hi Marian, Give her a bath about every month in a your bathroom sink or a salad bowl outside. Keep the temperature of the water warm, not too hot though. Slighty warm. Buy some small animal shampoo from your closest petstore to use while bathing. After...

Guinea Pigs: how too bath my new guinea's...?, guinea pigs, kkat
guinea pigs, kkat, new guinea: Hello Vicki, I m very sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have been very ill the last few days. Again, I am terribly sorry for the delay. A sink or a tub is fine and if you like you can bathe them together. Be careful with the jets if you use the...

Guinea Pigs: bath, guinea pig, pet stores
guinea pig, pet stores, scholl: Hi You can give your piggy a bath but I would recommend you dont do it more often than every 3 months as most pigs simply dont like it. I bath my pigs in a shallow sink with a small amount of water already in. I use special small animal shampoo that...

Guinea Pigs: bathing, cold area, weaher
cold area, weaher, wks: Well you should only have to give them baths around 4 times a year. If you live in a cold area make sure you have the heat on in your house. If yopu lie in a place with warmer weaher than it will be easier. YOu usualy don t have to give baths unless they...

Guinea Pigs: bathing, puppy shampoo, kitten puppy
puppy shampoo, kitten puppy, guniea pigs: Hello Evelyn For bathing you ll need: a sink/large bowl, kitten/puppy shampoo, a large towel, hair drier and comb/brush. Make sure the water is luke warm, be sure there is only two inches of water because guinea pigs cant swim, wet the pig from neck...

Guinea Pigs: bathing, flea shampoo, guinea pigs
flea shampoo, guinea pigs, hair drier: Hello Joe Yes you should bath him he might be carrying lice! You ll need kitten flea shampoo for a lice bath, and you d need kitten shampoo for a normal bath. Put two inches of luke warm water in a tub/sink/large bowl, add the pig and wet him thoughly then...

Guinea Pigs: bathing, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, baby shampoo: Andrea -- Good questions. I would use baby shampoo -- it s tearless and won t usually cause their skin to react. I would bathe about once a month, altering more or less depending on hair type -- less for a teddy, more for a long hair. Please make sure...

Guinea Pigs: bathing, guinea pig, furry animals
guinea pig, furry animals, petsmart: Hello! Awww.. poor guinea pig. He probably caught a cold because of bathing. To be honest I wouldn t bathe a guinea pig unless he has something that just won t come out of his fur. I would use a bath spray that you can spray on and you won t have to wash him....

Guinea Pigs: bathing, baby shampoo, guinea pig
baby shampoo, guinea pig, guinea pigs: HI Nikki, When you do want to give Flo a bath, it is best not to use human or baby shampoo at all. Human shampoo can be very harsh on such delicate piggy skin. Baby shampoo is gentler but is still not the most recommended. Go with a shampoo specifically...

Guinea Pigs: bathing, guinea pig pellets, guinea pig cages
guinea pig pellets, guinea pig cages, guinea pigs: Hi again Shelly, Guinea pigs don t use wheels at all. You need to make sure the cage is at least 16 inches by 24 inches and has a solid, not a wire, bottom. Guinea pig cages don t come with wheels. Guinea pigs don t need a lot of bathing, many go most...

Guinea Pigs: bathing, guinea pig, april 20th 2007
guinea pig, april 20th 2007, piggy: Hi Rhonda Firstly, happy 3 month birthday to your new piggy! There are no hard and fast rules about bathing. I work on the basis that if she doesnt need a wash then dont give her one as most pigs dont like baths. I would suggest you leave it a couple...

Guinea Pigs: bathing your guinea pig, wet shampoo, guinea pigs
wet shampoo, guinea pigs, baby shampoo: Hi Catherine, I m glad to hear that your Guinea Pigs are eating and enjoying their different variations of food. You can either get a small animal shampoo from the pet store or use baby shampoo. Either one will get them clean and both are mild enough...

Guinea Pigs: bathing and litter training, litter training, sex etc
litter training, sex etc, fortnight: Hi, It all depends on the sex of your gp and how many you have. I light hose down once a week or every fortnight is good and a proper clean every 1 or 2 or even 3 months(once again, depending on the sex etc.) Litter training is very hard to teach a gp....

Guinea Pigs: bathing, guinea pig, shampoo
guinea pig, shampoo, kitten: Hello victoria You should never bath a guinea-pig or any animal for that matter because it will dry out there skin, cause itchyness, burn there eyes and remove the needed oils from there skin. Go out and get kitten or rabbit shampoo to bath them with, also...

Guinea Pigs: baths, loreal kids, guinea pigs
loreal kids, guinea pigs, loreal: Yes you can give them baths,but please do not in the winter they can catch a cold and at that it can be severe. So please wait until summer ,but if a bath is nessary then... Use warm water , don;t let it get over their nose or head. Don t let it get...

Guinea Pigs: baught a Guinea Pig and it..., perfect ears, guinea pig
perfect ears, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Andrea -- Some guinea pigs are just jumpers (they love to jump around -- I ve had several of these, they look crazy). If you don t see anything in his ears, I wouldn t be too concerned. Unless you see him off-balance a lot, which is a sign of an ear infection,...

Guinea Pigs: becoming a registered breeder, american cavy breeders association, cavy breeders
american cavy breeders association, cavy breeders, guinea pigs: Hi Kelly, I am not a registered breeder, and the only suggestion I can make is checking out the ACBA s website (American Cavy Breeders Association). About your guinea pigs scratching, it sounds like it could be a type of mites called mange...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, guinea pig cages, pine bedding
guinea pig cages, pine bedding, triggs: Dear Kati, NO PINE BEDDING IT HURTS THEIR AMMUNE SYSTEM TERRIBLY!!!!! As long as you find a soft fine absorbent bedding that is great. If you have a local no multiple pet store nearby they have thos kinds of things. But during your search if you are...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, pine bedding, guinea pig
pine bedding, guinea pig, shredded paper: Hi Cheryl Its really hard to say as I can t see the baby. Some babies do die, but you can be assured that the mother will do everything she can to feed it/encourage it etc. Unfortunately, its natural for quite a significant minority of babies to die...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, guinea pigs, veges
guinea pigs, veges, shredded paper: Hi again I would recommend two meals a day. In the morning give dry food with a big handful of hay. In the evening give half a cup of veggies each and more hay. If you can manage it, give a variety of veggies such as carrot, cauliflower, brocolli, cabbage,...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, pine bedding, guinea pigs
pine bedding, guinea pigs, good breeding: Hello Glenda and thanks for the question. Pine bedding is COMPLETELY acceptable. Recycled paper bedding IS the best (and most expensive) but your GP will be prefectly happy and healthy in pine. I would stay away from cedar or a straw/hay bedding. Straw...

Guinea Pigs: bedding?, cavy care, corn cob
cavy care, corn cob, guinea pigs: Hi Becca, Don t worry about all the questions. It s what I m here for! It s much better to ask and to learn, than to carry on not knowing. I can t say exactly what bedding will be perfect for you. I will, instead, list the beddings NOT to get: Cedar...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, cavy care, corn cob
cavy care, corn cob, guinea pigs: Hi Valerie, Pine is okay to use if you air it out for at least 3-5 days before use. To air the bedding, tip all the pine into a cardboard box and 2-3 times a day stick your hand in and give it a good mix up. Imagine you are trying to get all the damp ...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, pine bedding, wood shavings
pine bedding, wood shavings, guinea pigs: Hello, any bedding that has added oils or fragrances is not good for small aniamls. They can have allergic reactions to them such as constant sneezing and scratching and hair loss. Pine and ceder bedding are the worst type of wood shavings to use because even...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, horse shavings, guinea pigs
horse shavings, guinea pigs, wire bottom: Most of the products on pet store shelves that are advertised for guinea pigs are harmful like running balls, wire bottom cages and salt licks. They are there to make a buck. Cedar is toxic to all pets and should never be used. I recommend Aspen or...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, guinea pig, wood shaving
guinea pig, wood shaving, definitive proof: Hello Kim, Pine is one of those iffy beddings. It is suspected that it causes problems (and alot of piggies have shown to be allergic to it) but there s no definitive proof yet. Personally, I would avoid it. In my opinion, it s not worth taking the chance....

Guinea Pigs: bedding, wood shavings, guinea pigs
wood shavings, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Alyssa, I am sorry to hear that you lost a piggy. It is hard to loose them, especially so quickly. I m afraid that it isn t a good idea to use any type of paper shredding as bedding for Guinea Pigs as they love to chew on it and all papers contain...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, aspen shavings: Hello Shae, Guinea Pigs sleep on their regular bedding or you can give them a softer bedding to sleep on. Safe beddings are towels, hay, recycled paper beddings, aspen shavings, newspaper, or fleece. You can just give them a towel, blanket, or pillow to...

Guinea Pigs: bedding/litter, jessica alexander, guinea pig
jessica alexander, guinea pig, litter trays: Jessica. YES, it would be wonderful to do that. You can actually train a guinea pig that way. Everytime you see a poop, put the poops into the litter tray, and everytime you see him/her poop when your there, pick them up and put them by the litter box....

Guinea Pigs: bedding,squeals,grooming, free shampoo, squeals
free shampoo, squeals, shavings: hello heather, Cut up papers is not a really good idea , but if you wanted you can put newspaper down and then hay or saw-shavings. As you had wrote he is a male. MAles will try to get threw the cage to a female. OR if you have no feamles near him he...

Guinea Pigs: bedding, guinea pig cages, pine bedding
guinea pig cages, pine bedding, pine chip: Hello Kati! Thanks for the question. I would honestly stay away from fleece or cloth bedding. The amount of waste that a GP produces in a given day would cause you to have to change the bedding at least everyday. Failure to do so would cause your little...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, human contact, guineas
human contact, guineas, little baby: Hi, You need to spend more time with them, maybe feed them some type of fruit or veggie and feed it to them.They do like human contact.It could be because their so young and aren t use to people or contact with a human.You can talk to them sofly and take...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, kitty lou, guinea pigs
kitty lou, guinea pigs, lou lou: Hi melissa I m not the right person to ask about how Lou lou will treat her babies as I am not experienced in baby piggies. You could keep the babies apart from lou lou and put her in a different cage. Regarding her behaviour, I m not sure you can...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, male pig, guinea pigs
male pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Elizabeth, First of all, it is possible for them to be different breeds--even if they come from the same litter. My newest guinea pig came from a small pet shop and he breeds his own guinea pigs to sell, and they were different types. If he extends...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, pet smart
guinea pig, pet smart, shredded paper: Hi again The best bedding is a combination of shredded paper and hay. Remember that piggies need hay to eat every day. Regarding the coughing, 4 or 5 times per day isnt a great deal and is probably just the pig clearing his throat after eating. If you...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, coco
guinea pig, coco, deb: Hi Deb Its a bit hard to say if coco has a problem. Sometimes pigs decide that they are comfortable in a particular position. If you are concerned, consult a vet but there are a few things you can do yourself. Try and observe coco while he is eating....

Guinea Pigs: behavior, pig behaviour, squeeks
pig behaviour, squeeks, younger ones: Hi Shannon, Where to start! There is so much to know about guinea pig behaviour and what different noises and behaviours mean. Can you let me know what noises he makes and what the situation is when he makes them (such as a loud squeaking when you bring...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, dwarf hamster, exotic pets
dwarf hamster, exotic pets, relevant factors: Hi Shannon It would have had to be a bad fall for your piggy to be injured as piggies are very robust and strong creatures for their size. Are you absolutely sure she is not eating and drinking? Have you tried hand feeding her favourite treat? If she...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, four guineas, cat tunnels
four guineas, cat tunnels, brown paper bags: Hi Lilli, This does sound normal, yes. He is simply exploring. Guinea pigs are very inquisitive creatures and you will find that if give him a whole variety of fun toys, he will enjoy himself greatly investigating things. See the following for some great...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, h fair: Hi Hannah Blood isnt a good sign so you really should consult a vet experienced in piggies but it may be pregnancy related perhaps. They might be lying down due to the temperature, I know my pigs havent been very active recently but it has just been...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, perfect pets
guinea pig, perfect pets, piggies: Hey holly, In general, it is a lot better to get female piggies than male piggies. Females are a lot friendlier and well-behaved than males, as males can sometimes get territorial and start getting naughty and sometime violent. Females also get used...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, female dominance, male act
female dominance, male act, living quarters: Hi In my experience the female dominance behaviour is the same as males. It generally involves less or no actual fighting but the usual bottom-sniffing, chasing around the living quarters remains the same. I have never had a pregnant female, but it...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, vet asap, guinea pig
vet asap, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hello Kevin I have know guinea-pigs to chew there fur if they became bored but never to the point of bald patches or bleeding. Maybe the guinea-pig has mange mite, mites or lice these will cause itchyness and may make the guinea-pig chew to the point of...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, relationship
guinea pig, relationship: Hi Christine You have to realise how small piggies are in comparison to humans. Therefore until the pet has been in its new environment for several weeks it will be shocked when a big person walks by. He is used to you because you have begun to build...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, bushy hair: Hi Katie, When two unrelated males are put to live in the same cage, there will more often than not be dominance issues. The guinea pig that eats all the food is the dominant guinea pig, and will not let the other have access to the food. The other,...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, bribery
guinea pig, bribery, matter of fact: Hi Kat So its been about 4 weeks since you got your pet. I still think that amount of time isnt quite enough for a pig to get used to his new home. However, some pigs, and I have one called Barney are just skittish by nature so I cannot give you any...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, clap your hands: Hello Jason, It is possible he is ill or has an injury the vet didn t catch so that should not be ruled out completely. However, because of his age, it s likely he s just growing up and rebelling a bit. I do not recommend blowing on your Guinea Pig. Humans...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, seizure
guinea pig, seizure, holly: Hello John, No it sounds like normal cavy behavior. It sounds as though there is a spot that itches on his back and when you itch it, it feels good and when they shake that means it feels good, its called popcorning! :) So your pig is fine, just keep up...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, pop corns, guinea pig
pop corns, guinea pig, weird behavior: Hi Kelsey There may be nothing wrong at all. Pigs do play and popcorn less as they get older. If there appears to be nothing else wrong or different then I wouldnt worry but to put your mind at rest you could get a vet to give her a checkup. And...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, mite spray, guinea pigs
mite spray, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Sarah Thank you for your question! It is perfectly normal for guinea pigs to shed! Some guinea pigs shed more then others. Because the Urine is wet it collects the hair very easily.Guinea pigs also have normal scratches as well. That s great that...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, pet stor, guinea pig
pet stor, guinea pig, natural behavior: Dear katylyn, If you could go to a pet stor amd buy her some pipes to crawl in a plenty of things to chew on. With my expierience it is not a natural behavior. So try it and if it doesn t help you can e-mail me directly at katietriggs194hotmail.com...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, grumpy old man, hi chris
grumpy old man, hi chris, wits end: Hi Chris. There s no need to worry. Just like humans, piggies have very different personalities. However, it may be that he s bored if he s on his own. You could try getting another BABY boy to go with him to keep him company. Perhaps give him tubes...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, habbits
guinea pig, habbits, play area: Hi Katlyn! To be honest you really can t stop them from chewing. It is just in their nature to do this. Best thing to do is to build her a play area and piggie proof it. It wouldn t mean that you loved her any less because leaving her out and allowing...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, loss of appetite, purr
loss of appetite, purr, lethargy: Hi Matt, If the shivering is accompanied by a purr, this means she isn t overly happy about the situation. If you have just newly acquired your guinea pig, it may be that she s just needing to time to feel at ease with you. They can sometimes do an uncomfortable...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, guinea pig, new cage
guinea pig, new cage, food bowl: Hi Amanda To be honest, I m not sure what to advise you to do. According to what you have told me, the only thing that has changed is the cage, and I doubt this would cause her to act this way. It might be wise to take her to the vet for a check-up,...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, and cage things!, wood shavings, old rags
wood shavings, old rags, guinea pig: Hello Natalie, Piggies backwash. There isn t alot you can do. You can get a baby bottle brush to clean the bottle and a cotton swab works wonders for cleaning the nozzles. If you do this daily it may help some. As for bedding, it s entirely your preferance...

Guinea Pigs: behavior of our guinea pig, guinea pig food, circular path
guinea pig food, circular path, green veggies: That s called popcorning and it s very normal. They enjoy running around in a circular path at top speed. Try getting her a playpen or make sure she s got a lot of room in her cage. She does need vitamin C which is found in most guinea pig food but supplementing...

Guinea Pigs: behavior of my guinea pig, baby pig, squeals
baby pig, squeals, guinea pig: Hi Admael If the guinea pig is only 4 weeks old and on her own, she is probably missing her mum. In fact, 4 weeks is very early for a baby pig to leave the mother. Just be patient. Try putting an item with your scent on (such as a piece of clothing)so...

Guinea Pigs: behavior of a new pig, bad hope, good noise
bad hope, good noise, guinea pig: Hi Laura The short answer to your question is yes. The vibrating is nothing to worry about, indeed, it is a sign of contentment. Some pigs can t be bribed by food but will eat when you are not watching. The chirping is also a good noise. In fact, there...

Guinea Pigs: behavior and parasite, guinea pig health, guinea lynx
guinea pig health, guinea lynx, cavy care: Hi Sara, As you purchased your guinea, I wouldn t be surprised if he is ill. Pet stores and some breeders are notorious for selling ill, pregnant or mis-sexed piggies. It sounds as though he could have a skin problem. Throwing himself against the door...

Guinea Pigs: behavior problems, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, threee: Ben -- If your guinea pig is off feed and listless, there are some very serious things that could be wrong with her. I would recommend (since I can t see her) that you take her to a vet as soon as possible. Some of the diseases that cause this type of...

Guinea Pigs: behavior problems, guinea pig, soft fur
guinea pig, soft fur, pink skin: Hello Joan, LOL Now that IS a problem isn t it? My girl doesn t bite so I can just be insistant and cut hers the same as I do the rest of them while the little drama queen yells (actually she s learned yelling during nail cutting doesn t solve her problem...

Guinea Pigs: behavior problems, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig
upper respiratory infection, guinea pig, little sugar: Hi Bob. I d get her to a vet - it sounds maybe like a problem with overgrown teeth? Does he chin get wet when she does drink? Try smashing up some food and mixing with water and a little sugar to entice her to eat. Need to get some calories in her or she...

Guinea Pigs: behavior promlems, pregnant pigs, two pigs
pregnant pigs, two pigs, guineapig: Hi Amy Sometimes while a female is pregnant, its kinda like the non-pregnant ones get jealous. It might be best to keep them apart if they are being agressive with each other. Have I understood you correctly. You have put the two pigs that aren t pregnant...

Guinea Pigs: behavior and training, guinea pig, piggy
guinea pig, piggy, spca: Your guinea pig is just shy. A lot ( I mean a LOT) of piggies are shy. An easy way that I found; get your piggy into a corner of the cage and gently scratch your piggy s chin or head (on the very top). If that does not work; a few minutes before you pick up...

Guinea Pigs: behavior, deb deb, guinea pigs
deb deb, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Deb Thank you for your question! Guinea pigs that bite are extremely rare, especially when breaking the skin and drawing blood. Guinea pigs are notable only for biting when they are either terrified, startled or in pain, and even then, more often than...

Guinea Pigs: behaviour, climbing the stairs, pig squeals
climbing the stairs, pig squeals, guinea pig: Hi again Shannon, Thanks for getting back to me on this. The most common reason why your guinea pig squeals when you crinkle bags is because he associates it with food. The squealing you describe is more usually known as wheeking , and is the noise...

Guinea Pigs: behaviour, guinea pigs, trys
guinea pigs, trys, temperament: Hi Linda You have written to me before I think? I hope you are well. I think you need to give the pigs a few weeks to get used to their new environment. If the behaviour persists, get back in touch and I will try to give you some tips to help you, although...

Guinea Pigs: behaviour, guinea pig, antibiotic
guinea pig, antibiotic, antibiotics: Hi Heather Its not usual for a pig to pick on another due to sickness but it is possible that even in the short time, the 2got used to just being 2 so they have to get used to being 3 again. Try to re-introduce on a neutral surface and clean the cage...

Guinea Pigs: behaviour, prey animals, guinea pigs
prey animals, guinea pigs, gentle attention: Hi Timothy. Guinea pigs are prey animals which mean that in the wild they are hunted by other animals. It is therefore quite normal that your pig is a little wary of you. Keep giving him gentle attention and he will gradually come to trust you. And...

Guinea Pigs: behivour problem, head tilt, guinea pig
head tilt, guinea pig, ear infection: Hi Miren Head tilt is usually caused by an ear infection so you took the right course of action there. The condition on its own isnt harmful and the fact he is eating well is a positive sign. Perhaps you could tell me what medecine you were given / got...

Guinea Pigs: clothes chewing, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, apple slice: One thing I have learned in life is to never say definitely on anything. There is a fairly good chance he will stop nibbling yor clothes, but as guinea pigs are sooo unique, I can not give you a definite yes answer. I, for instance, have a guinea pig named...

Guinea Pigs: belly hair loss, guinea pig, liver problems
guinea pig, liver problems, hind leg: It could be from stress, it could also be from old age. I doubt it is mites since you have had her so long. I also have a pig that is around 9 years old that has hair that is thinning, she has had a preventative shot for mites, but still has a little hairloss,...

Guinea Pigs: much better, toilet paper roll, 4 pigs
toilet paper roll, 4 pigs, guinea pigs: Hello Taylor. I looked up that medicine your giving them, and that s actually good to use. It s a strong antibiotic. :) I ve heard of alot of places that gives guinea pigs the wrong medicine, and it s happened to me as well. I m glad to hear they are on...

Guinea Pigs: i bhought a guinea pig a couple..., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pet shop: I thnk yoi may hvae a female, as it goes males should never be in the same cage wiht other males. They willeventually fight to the death. Ihave had many of these questions. If yoi bought the pigs in a pet shop, sometimes they sell males for females or vice...

Guinea Pigs: how big.., brown paper bags, pvc pipes
brown paper bags, pvc pipes, guinea pigs: Hello Rachel How big do i need for my growing guinea pig pup she is a female and about 6 months old? could you give me a little more info on this question then I will be able to anwser it, thanks.:) Well at around six months of age they are normaly...

Guinea Pigs: bigger or smaller, guinea pig, hi amy
guinea pig, hi amy, litter size: Hi Amy. Litter size is usually bigger after the first litter. I ve seen several litters double in size with the second litter. I would expect 3-5 babies this go around, but it is entirely possible she have only 2. It really varies per guinea pig, there...

Guinea Pigs: bigger or smaller, guinea pig, litters
guinea pig, litters, lorena: Amy - Guinea pig litters are usually somewhat random. A guinea pig could have 2 pups in one litter and 4 in the next or 1 in the next, etc. They re very hard to predict, unfortunately. I m sorry I couldn t answer your question more specifically, but...

Guinea Pigs: biggest breed?, guinea pig breeds, abyssinians
guinea pig breeds, abyssinians, bravehost: All Guinea Pig breeds vary in size, it really just depends on the particular pig s genes. In my experience I have had bigger Americans and Abyssinians, but I have also had really small ones, so there is no sure answer. The best way to tell if a pig will be...

Guinea Pigs: birth, petstore, birth defect
petstore, birth defect, curvature: Christina - You didn t say to what extent the curvature was. If its minor, this may be something that will straighten itself out as the pup develops or it may be a birth defect. As long as the pup doesn t appear to be in pain, I would just wait a few...

Guinea Pigs: birth, vitamin c intake, signs of pregnancy
vitamin c intake, signs of pregnancy, guinea pigs: Hannah, She should have them here soon, with in the next couple of weeks or so. She shouldn t have any problems delivering as she isn t to old or to young either to be having her first litter. She should deliver with out a problem. Good Luck and take...

Guinea Pigs: birth, guinea pig, litters
guinea pig, litters, kiddies: Hi Erin I am not 100% sure whats happening here, but you need to dress the cut to prevent it from getting worse. She may benefit from having a big handful of hay to chew as boredom is clearly not the problem with 5 kiddies to tend for! Let me know what...

Guinea Pigs: birth/delivery-stillborns?, proper time frame, guinea pigs
proper time frame, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hello, i am sorry about the still born pups, but it is something that happens with guinea pigs especially since cavies are ready to run and play and eyes wide open after birth, complications are to be expected more frequently with guinea pigs. Guinea Pigs...

Guinea Pigs: birth of guinea pigs, inadequate nutrients, guinea pig
inadequate nutrients, guinea pig, amniotic sac: Hi Kara, There are only a couple reasons that i can think of why there was one stillborn in each of your guinea pig s litters, besides the fact that sometimes it just happens. The mother may have been unable to tear off one baby s amniotic sac in time...

Guinea Pigs: birth, guina pigs, guinea pigs
guina pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Jeannn -- There is always a possibility that your guinea pig could be having another -- they can deliver over a several hour period. However, I would remove the second pregnant sow from the cage (although it might be too late). Guinea pigs kept in close...

Guinea Pigs: birthing, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pelvic bones: Hi Kimberly, I highly suggest taking your expectant mother to a veterinarian who is experienced in the area of guinea pigs immediately. Blood is usually a sign of delivery problems. How old was your guinea pig when she conceived? Any time after...

Guinea Pigs: biting, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, merry xmas: Hi Rauesha Guinea pigs do not bite humans out of agression, but out of defence. Bogo simply has got used to you and is comfortable with you. The best thing to do is to get your family to stroke him while he s in your arms and to also feed him some of...

Guinea Pigs: biting, dee dee, guinea pigs
dee dee, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Dee Dee, I had exactly the same fears as you before I got my first guinea pigs. I was so worried that they would bite that I never liked piggies in the least. I can honestly tell you, I have had my piggies for 3 years and the only time I have been bitten...

Guinea Pigs: biting, cavy care, guinea pigs
cavy care, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Mary, Sorry for the delay in replying to you. I have had computer and internet problems and only now have been able to see my email and questions. Had I been able to, I would have responded much quicker. It can take quite a few months for piggies...

Guinea Pigs: biting, guinea pigs, hands smell
guinea pigs, hands smell, piggies: Hey Kathy, Young piggies are very excitable, and the biting could be for a number of reasons. They may be biting for the sake of it, normally out of curiosity. Sometimes they bite because your hands smell of other piggies, or of interesting smells like...

Guinea Pigs: biting, affectionate pets, guinea pigs
affectionate pets, guinea pigs, guinea pig: First place her in a relatively quiet area of the house, where she will see people, but not all of the time, and remove all of her hiding places in her cage. Then multiple times a day bring her produce, anything she likes and hand feed it to her, or try to...

Guinea Pigs: biting, mite infestations, mange mites
mite infestations, mange mites, guinea pig: Carrie, You can make your Guinea Pig or buy her a wrap. That will keep her from scratching, then once her sore heals up have her checked for mites or lice. It could be mites that is bothering her. Mange mites have been know to cause sores, biting and...

Guinea Pigs: biting, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, behavior training: Alekandra, I am so sorry I am just now getting back to you. I ve been sick the last two days so I am a little behind in answering my questions. Again I am so sorry. They are most likely bitting each other and their owners due to changes that happen...

Guinea Pigs: biting, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, nibble: Hi Dorothy I presume you mean it bites you or other people? Guinea pigs do not bite out of aggression, but usually out of fear. It must be that the person that is holding the pig is doing something that he/she doesnt like. On the other hand, some...

Guinea Pigs: biting diciplin, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, spray bottle: Hi Christopher I am reluctant to recommend spraying your pig as this will generally make the matter worse. Guinea pigs dont bite out of aggression so its unfair to punish them for biting. I think the problem might be that he is telling you he needs a...

Guinea Pigs: biting guinea pig, guinea pigs, smart animals
guinea pigs, smart animals, bitting: Injelica, Your guinea pig bites you cause she is still a baby. Just like all babies she is has to taste everything and everyone. This is very normal behavior, though you can get her to stop bitting by doing a little behavior training with her. I had to...

Guinea Pigs: biting guinea pig, irresponsible pet owners, hay play
irresponsible pet owners, hay play, guinea pig: Hi Kelly, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I am a full time carer to newborn twins so am rushed off my feet at the moment! It is taking some time to sort through all my questions, despite working from the earliest questions asked, and I am very...

Guinea Pigs: biting and sex, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, food dish: Hi Kelly Thanks for the information. In terms of determining the sex, take a look at the link below. My hunch would be that the biting pig may be female and biting as part of being pregnant. If you find out their sex and let me know the results we...

Guinea Pigs: biting, guiena, poops
guiena, poops, small animals: ALL PIGGIES BITE! mine does the same thing. i don t really disapline her for it because in time she has gotten better about it. most piggies do grow out of their bitting phase, but some don t. i tap mine on her nose and say NO! BAD! one time i even bit her...

Guinea Pigs: bitting, guinea pig, mouth problems
guinea pig, mouth problems, bitting: That is usually a sign of somehting is wrong. Is he losing any hair by chance. Someting could be wrong inside wiht the bowels or stomach. They by nature do not snap, unless abused. I do no think in tis case that is is the reason./ He also could have mouth...

Guinea Pigs: bitting of guinea pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, purities: the only way to truly know and to actually claim it as to which breed a guinea pig is by buying them through honest breeders and having papers to show proof. If a person is looking for a certain type of guinea pig they are going to want papers especially if...

Guinea Pigs: bitting, or nipping, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, bitting: Hi Gina Guinea pigs do not bite because they don t like you. It is much more likely that either he is scared or he just likes chewing anything within reach. The more he gets to know you, the less he will be scared. He is not scared of your daughter because...

Guinea Pigs: bitting, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, bitting: Hi Tiffany Sorry for the delay in replying, I have been have problems recieving my email. Most guinea pigs will only bite if you do something that they don t like. A lot of guinea pigs don t like being rubbed under the chin so this may be what caused...

Guinea Pigs: black dust coming off of skin when rubbed, guinea pig, definate answer
guinea pig, definate answer, black dust: i think its dander, but it could be a mite of some sort. you can basically tell because they ll seem more aggitated, may not be acting the same (loss of appitite, playfulness, etc...), or you may find little scabs in their fur. i suggest going to the vet because...

Guinea Pigs: bladder control, guinea pigs, bladder control
guinea pigs, bladder control, exploratory surgery: Hi Estelle First of all, your piggy is very advances in years. The average pig lives between 4-8 years. It might be a simple fact of old age. With humans, the bladder is something that gets affected with age. Perhaps also the fur around the place she...

Guinea Pigs: bladder infection, guniea pig, bladder infection
guniea pig, bladder infection, excessivly: Hi Joanna This is certainly something that needs looking at by a vet like you say. A few things you can try is cranberry juice. Give 5-7ml 2-3 times per day. dont give the sort with added sugar though. You can put liquidised parsley or cucumber to improve...

Guinea Pigs: bladder stones, bladder stone, bladder stones
bladder stone, bladder stones, guinea pig: Hi Siaumy. There is some medication available for larger pets, you should ask your vet if there are any prescription meds available to help her pass them. They may be too large and surgery is the only option left. Sorry, I know this isn t the news you...

Guinea Pigs: bladder stones, bladder stones, bladder stone
bladder stones, bladder stone, guinea pig: Siaumy - I m sorry to tell you, this is a little beyond my scope of the minor medical . I ve never come across bladder stones before, so I can t even begin to give you a possible solution. I m sorry this isn t very helpful. Please feel free to contact...

Guinea Pigs: bladder stones, bladder stone, guinea pig
bladder stone, guinea pig, bladder stones: Hi Siaumy I have spent some time trying to find some answers for you by searching the internet. Cranbury is usually the treatment for cystitis, not bladderstones. Sadly, in my experience, vets are not very good at treating guinea pigs, so I would look...

Guinea Pigs: bleed urine, animal vet, guinea pigs
animal vet, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Dear Daryl, You need to take her to the vet! A sour smell could indicate a cyst, bladder or urinary tract infection, or stones. A vet should check your pet for a possible urinary tract infection (UTI) or problem with the bladder or kidneys. This is very,...

Guinea Pigs: bleed urine, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, kidney problems: Daryl -- A guinea pig with blood in her urine most likely is having kidney problems. I would also watch and see if she s drinking more water than usual. However, I would suggest taking this animal to the vet as soon as possible to have her checked out...

Guinea Pigs: bleed urine, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, bladder stones: Hi Daryl The problem you describe probably need vetinary attention, but my first 2 hunches would be cystitis or bladder stones. Both conditions are relatively easy to cure but need to be treated quickly. Peeing blood is certainly not normal, so I would...

Guinea Pigs: she's bleeding, guinea pigs, peroids
guinea pigs, peroids, vet: Guinea pigs are in heat all year it only depends on the boy and if he is aggressive. Most males wait until the 15-17 days that she comes into a state where she will allow him to mate with her. Your female can possably be pregnant and bleeding is sometimes...

Guinea Pigs: bleeding, guniea pigs, guinea pigs
guniea pigs, guinea pigs, bladder stones: Hi Jacqueline, No, guinea pigs don t bleed when they are in season, which happens about every 14-16 days. There are two things that I can think of that could be wrong with her. She could have urinary bladder stones or she could have a urinary tract...

Guinea Pigs: bleeding, guinea pig, uterine infection
guinea pig, uterine infection, tumor treatment: Hello Gem, No, they don t. If she is bleeding, she has a problem and needs to see a vet. She possibly has a uterine infection. Some other possiblities are ruptured ovarian cysts or even a tumor. Treatment for an infection is antibiotics and treatment for...

Guinea Pigs: bleeding sore, guinea pigs, little pigs
guinea pigs, little pigs, little pig: Hi there Alijah, Unfortunately, it seems most likely to me that your pigs were fighting. Male guinea pigs are highly territorial and rarely live together in the same cage (I have 7 males and all are in separate cages!). They can give each other terrible...

Guinea Pigs: bleeding with urine, guinea pig food, alfalfa hay
guinea pig food, alfalfa hay, timothy hay: Yeah greens are really good! As long as they are getting lots of Vitamin C, and of course their pellets(regular guinea pig food) Then it s perfectly fine! Hay is also really good. Alfalfa hay can cause bladder crystals so use timothy hay instead. Your Welcome!...

Guinea Pigs: she's bleeding!, bladder stones, urinary tract infection
bladder stones, urinary tract infection, kidney: First are you 100% positive it is blood?? If you are...VET NOW! It could be a UTI Urinary tract infection, kidney/bladder stones.....could be numerous things..it IS normal for thier urine to look dark a LIGHT red...it usually does this when it hits air...but...

Guinea Pigs: blind baby guinea pig ( in one eye), baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, three babies: Hi Haley Its not neccesarily the case that the eye has a permanent problem. When an eye is infected or injured in some way it does go pale which is the eye s natural way of protecting itself from further damage. Get your vet to take a look and it may just...

Guinea Pigs: blind guinea pig, ill health, lily
ill health, lily, vet: Hi Casey The problem is that lack of eating is a very general sign of ill health and combined with the problem with her eyes and not drinking, she is in danger of dying from lack of food. The only person who can help is the vet to determine what might...

Guinea Pigs: blind guinea pig, inner ear infection, middle ear infection
inner ear infection, middle ear infection, guinea pig: He could possibly have Cerebellar disease otherwise know as Torticollis a middle ear infection, this usually accompanied by circling to one side and falling over to one side. Guinea pigs with this can be treated with antibiotics and a steroid shot of betamethasone,...

Guinea Pigs: blood filled lump on my guinea pig, dwarf hamster, lumps and bumps
dwarf hamster, lumps and bumps, white blood cells: Susan, I am truly sorry I couldn t be more help to you. I know how hard loving animals can be, it is no harder to love an animal then it is a person. I ve had to make tough choice to over the years for my own animals, and it is hard to do but in the end...

Guinea Pigs: blood and pus infection, bulb syringe, guinea pig
bulb syringe, guinea pig, dry towel: Hello Kimberly, First of all, congrats on your new piggy! Well, it sounds like it might be a couple of things. It could possibly be an abscess (a badly infected puss filled wound) possibly caused by a tiny poke or scratch that wasn t even noticable or very...

Guinea Pigs: blood in urine, bladder stones, guinea pig
bladder stones, guinea pig, bladder infection: Sandeep - Blood in a guinea pig s urine is never a positive sign. While it can be a symptom for several different problems, usually its a sign of a serious kidney or bladder infection. I would recommend calling your vet again to see if you can get in...

Guinea Pigs: will my boar get depressed?, veterinary appointment, guinea pig
veterinary appointment, guinea pig, adult males: Hi First of all, I am sorry for your loss. Benny is obviously missing Marla which is why he seems sad. However there is nothing to say he will start chewing his back again. A male would probably be fine except there is always a chance of fighting....

Guinea Pigs: Will my boar fight will its boar babies, baby girls, inbreeding
baby girls, inbreeding, baby boys: Hi It is very important that at 4 weeks of age you remove the mae babies from the mother miracle as if inbreeding occurs, many problems can occur. Usually an adult male like marble will accept baby males as company but I can give you no guarantees as...

Guinea Pigs: boars vs sows?, guinea pigs, two little boys
guinea pigs, two little boys, guinea pig: Hi Katie, Some guinea pigs are just naturally more timid than others, regardless of whether they are male or female. My advice is to hold her gently for a couple minutes at a time, and then let her go. This may get her used to being held gradually....

Guinea Pigs: bold, ginnie pig, hair folicles
ginnie pig, hair folicles, hair mites: There are 2 common thing that could cause this, one is that the other pig is chewing on the other one s hair, you could tell because the bald spot would still have the hair folicles in place. The second and most likely would be mites, mites can lay dormit...

Guinea Pigs: bonding, guinea pig, prey
guinea pig, prey, holly: Some ways you can tell if you and cookie are bonding is if your pig trusts you. If Cookie trusts you then he will let you pet him and snuggle him and not be skittish or jumpy. If cookie is free roaming on the floor and something scares her/him and cookie...

Guinea Pigs: two boy guinea pigs together., guinea pigs, social animals
guinea pigs, social animals, timothy hay: Hello, even though guinea pigs are social animals, if you are able to provide your guinea pig with attention after school, they will be fine. When you go to school make sure they have enough timothy hay and chew treats to play with. You can even turn on a...

Guinea Pigs: boy guinea pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pet store: I think they have to be a little bit older to breed but then again you might want to call the pet store where you got them and ask. I am not sure how old they are so I don t know. They will not be lonely by themselves. Give them a lot of love and they should...

Guinea Pigs: boy`s behavior, pelvis bone, guinea pigs
pelvis bone, guinea pigs, mating call: It is possible that the male is showing his dominance to another male or impressing a female. If they are male and female, then it is probably already too late, and she is pregnant. But it is still a good idea to get the male fixed. Go to the website: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm...

Guinea Pigs: my boys, prey animals, guinea pigs
prey animals, guinea pigs, hiding places: Sarah, I m glad to hear that your boys are now getting along! It is easy to go about getting them comfortable with you. Put a rags in their cage with ya alls scent on them, this will help then in identifying you through smell. When around the cage...

Guinea Pigs: brand new guinea pig, guinea pig, diddly
guinea pig, diddly, new guinea: Hi Robin. Your pig is just a little scared. It will take her a while to get used to her new surroundings. Take a look at the following link which gives great tips for making your new friend feel at home. Andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/The%20New%20Arrival.ht...

Guinea Pigs: brand new guinea pig, guinea pig, mashes
guinea pig, mashes, metabolisms: Hi, This is not normal at all. If she is not eating or drinking, then she could get really ill and starve or die of thirst. This might help her. Mash her food into pellets{Mashes}and use a dropper to feed her. Do the same with the water, and if you have...

Guinea Pigs: breathing and biting, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, ragged breathing: ok, cuddles, is most likely fine, she just might wnat to be left alone and might not be sociable. She might just want to be left alone sometimes and that s fine. Try talking to her and petting her, and when she s good and doesn t bite give her a treat and...

Guinea Pigs: breathing problem?, vicks vapour rub, chest breathing
vicks vapour rub, chest breathing, breathing problem: Hi From what you say, your piggy has some kind of chest / breathing problem. The first thing to do is to dab some vicks vapour rub in each nostril and if this doesn t improve the problem, let me know. Also, can you tell me what type of bedding you...

Guinea Pigs: bredding, guinea pig, guineapigs
guinea pig, guineapigs, short answer: Amy -- The short answer to your question is that you don t, unless you are willing to spend a lot of time observing your guinea pig and doing scientific tests. You simply place them with a male and wait several weeks. During that time, they will come...

Guinea Pigs: bredding, guinea pig, pregnant females
guinea pig, pregnant females, two females: Hello Amy & Ellie You can leave the two females together but I like to leave pregnant females in there own cage because they need there rest and another guinea pig may bother her and cause her unnessairy stress during pregnancy, yes she can graze in the...

Guinea Pigs: breding, guinea pig, healthy pregnancy
guinea pig, healthy pregnancy, weight gain: Hi Amanda, A guinea pig who is pregnant will gradually increase her appetite, although some become more picky with the foods they will eat. With many first pregnancies, weight gain is not obvious until much later. Towards the last week or so of the...

Guinea Pigs: How do I breed my Guinea pig?, poor genetics, guinea pigs
poor genetics, guinea pigs, lethal whites: Breeding is a bad idea. Here: http://www.cavyspirit.com/breeding.htm http://www.guinealynx.info/breeding.html http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html#pups Where did you get these pigs? Are the related?...

Guinea Pigs: what breed is my guinea pig?, himalayan guinea pigs, guinea pig breeds
himalayan guinea pigs, guinea pig breeds, brown fur: Grace, She is most likely an American Guinea Pig. They look almost like a Himalayan. There is no real way for me to be sure with out having seen her, but you can look up Guinea Pig breeds on the internet and see which one she fits. Like I said though she...

Guinea Pigs: breed types, abyssinian guinea pigs, crested guinea pig
abyssinian guinea pigs, crested guinea pig, breed description: Charlotte, It sound like you female is a Crested Guinea Pig. In other words her mother could have been a American Crested and her Father a Tortoiseshell Crested Guinea Pig or visa versa, which would give her the look of an American Crested Guinea Pig but...

Guinea Pigs: What breed?, guinea pigs, ruby eyes
guinea pigs, ruby eyes, tiny patches: Hi Grace, The coat color types of your guinea pigs do not sound as if they are any one specific type, but simply beautiful broken coloreds. Broken color is the name given to coats that have more than one color present in no distinct or known pattern....

Guinea Pigs: breeder, skin blow, kkat
skin blow, kkat, urine stain: Hello Jeffrey, It s Kat, by the way. I would not recommend weekly baths because it can dry out their skin. Blow drying them after you bath them is fine and is actually recommended. You can cut their hair or you can wrap them. Wrapping protects the hair...

Guinea Pigs: in breeding, abyssinian guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs
abyssinian guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Asks, Breeding: 1. The guinea pig gestation period is 60 days. 2. A sow that has her first litter usually has 1-2 pups. 3. Baby guinea pigs are called pups. 4. Pregnat guinea pigs are called sows. 5. The last two...

Guinea Pigs: breeding, guinea pigs, food mix
guinea pigs, food mix, pregnancy birth: They probably won t fight, She should be at a healthy weight, over 3 months old, and NO DO NOT leave them together throughout the birth, he will breed back to her within hours after the birth....which is really bad for her!! They NEED the boughten food....there...

Guinea Pigs: breeding, alfalfa pellets, guinea pigs
alfalfa pellets, guinea pigs, pelvic bones: Sonja -- First, let me apologise for the delay in answering. I have not been receiving AllExperts emails lately, so I wasn t aware of your question. I apologise. Good questions. I m glad you are concerned about the welfare of your guinea pigs. ...

Guinea Pigs: breeding, guinea pigs, baby pigs
guinea pigs, baby pigs, two pigs: If you put the two pigs together, there is always a possibility of them fighting. Monitor them closely and see how well they get along. If you see fighting, do not try to breed them. After the female is impregnated by the male, you have to take him out....

Guinea Pigs: breeding, guinea pigs, food mix
guinea pigs, food mix, homemade food: Hello They may get into a little fight when they are first introduced but they should be ok after a few minutes, You can leave the male and female together until about a week before birth because if left together they will breed right after she has...

Guinea Pigs: breeding, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, question thanks: Hi Becky, I am sorry to hear that your sow has lost babies before. Unfortunately, that means she is more likely to lose her babies again. As for taking the mother to the vet, you can and should if you can afford to. The reason I say it that way is that...

Guinea Pigs: breeding, time mothers, vet
time mothers, vet, blair: Hi, This is not dangerous but however it will be your responsibility to breed her and take care of her while she is pregnant. Would this be her first time? First time mothers are more likely to have promblems at birth. Some first time mothers even get stressed...

Guinea Pigs: breeding, guniea pig, males and females
guniea pig, males and females, abrasive: Brittany -- Absolutely. To be honest, males and females don t normally like each other very much. Then, when you add in the breeding mix (which, by the way, hurts very badly for the female), she will likely be a little abrasive towards him. It s normal,...

Guinea Pigs: breeding, guinea pig pellets, rabbit pellets
guinea pig pellets, rabbit pellets, guinea pigs: Hello Lila and thanks for the question, I am going to go through your question and make a couple comments then I will answer it to the best of my ability. First, your four foot cage needs to be larger if you want to have 4 GPs living in it happily. Each...