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Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs outside of cage, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, play pen: Hi Lisa Most guinea pigs will give their owner a warning when they need to pee when they are on your lap by biting your clothes or giving your arm a nudge. However, they do not think twice before depositing their poop on you, but seeing as this is hard...

Guinea Pigs: can guinea pigs be put outside, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, cold line: Hi Catherine, Guinea Pigs are comfortable at temperatures of 15c - 22.5c (59f - 72f) one or two under or over that wont make a difference to them. Anything 10c (50f) and under is to cold for a Guinea Pig and anything above 24c (75f) is far to hot for a...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs pelvic bones, pelvic bones, guinea pigs
pelvic bones, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Emma Pelvic bones certainly dont fuse as early as 6 months as this falls between the ideal breeding age. I always quote 9 months, as does all the sources I use so i would say this is an accurate guide. All pigs are different though so this can vary...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs being poisoned?, left behind 2, vet check
left behind 2, vet check, guinea pig: Sarah -- 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. I think your problem is probably not poisoning. It sounds to me like wasting disease....

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs, pregnancy, guinea pigs, boy and a girl
guinea pigs, boy and a girl, stomach: Yes you do want to take the male out from the female because she will come back into season again almost immediately after she delivers and should she get pregnant again so soon it could cause problems. So make sure to seperate them. There is no way to really...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs and pumpkin, guinea pig, sad little girl
guinea pig, sad little girl, guinea pigs: Hi Cindy I have spent the last couple of days scouring the internet regarding pumpkin for you as it is something I have never been asked before. Pumkin does not seem to be poisenous as it is always listed under safe foods with nutritional content shown....

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs push food out of feeder, pine shavings, guinea pigs
pine shavings, guinea pigs, food bowl: Hi again My piggies have a habit of deliberately spilling their water in the little dish I use when they are inside for the night due to the cold weather. It sounds to me like your pigs are just being naughty. It is certainly possible that they will...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs and rabbits, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, rabbits: it is not wise to put rabbits and guinea pigs together. The rabbit can easily hurt the guinea pig by kicking them and injuring them. It s also not good because rabbits and guinea pigs require different diets to live as well. They may be able to get along...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs + rabbits, guinea pig, male rabbit
guinea pig, male rabbit, guinea pigs: Hi Chloe I understand your point about your two pets getting on but you really need to separate them as they are two different species with different food requirements and a rabbit can easily injure a piggy. With that in mind another female piggy would...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs and rabbits together, guinea pigs, bordetella bronchiseptica
guinea pigs, bordetella bronchiseptica, guinea pig: Hey Jessica, thanks and Gp s and rabbits can be housed together and I think it s fine to put them together. I have never heard of that disease before. I don t think it will infect your guinea pig at all. They should be fine together. Tell me how it works out,...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs and rabbits, guinea pig food, guinea pigs
guinea pig food, guinea pigs, outdoor habitats: Hello, that is a very good question. In all honesty I do not recommend putting different species of small animals together. A fight may happen as the rabbit has very powerful legs and could injure the guinea pig. Also, the rabbit will need rabbit food and...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs and rats, guine pig, guinea pig
guine pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Danielle, Your Guinea Pig might like to play with the rat once in a while. When I place my 2 Guinea Pig on the floor to play, I also place my dwarf hamster in her little roll around ball and place her on the floor with my Guinea Pigs. They get along alright....

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs roy and pregnant tina, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, vitamin supplements: She can still come out of her cage for exercise, once she gets to be 3 weeks before her due date though she needs to be held less, no more than 2 times a day, and special care needs to be taken in picking her up, as her belly will be big. She can still have...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs - roy and tina - food, guinea pigs, old clothes
guinea pigs, old clothes, fruits and veggies: All of the fruits and veggies listed are good for your pig, some they will not eat, others they will, it just depends on your pig s tastes. Also try Kale, Collards, brocolli and leaf or romaine lettuce. Old clothes really are not good for bedding, they would...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs roy and tina, guinea pigs, labour room
guinea pigs, labour room, guinea pig: hi, OK.... where do i start?... Start off with giving her extra food daily and guinea pig cereal mix with vitamin C is essential Get a cardboard box, fill in with hay and clothes... this will act as a labour room and a comfortable bed for her and...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs roy tina, guinea pigs, young ones
guinea pigs, young ones, pregnancies: I separate all of my pigs out at 3 weeks, but at least separate them by 4 weeks, that way you do not have any other pregnancies. Also remove the male at least 3 weeks before the mother is due, after delivery females can get pregnant again, which is not healthy...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs - roy and tina - bedding, pine shavings, guinea pigs
pine shavings, guinea pigs, aspen shavings: The best bedding I have found that is not expensive is kiln dried pine shavings. I buy mine at a farm suppy store in big bales for 4.44, but WalMart and a variety of pet stores also sell it, although a little more expensive. You can also use pine pellets,...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs when to seperate 2 pregant ones, pregnant females, pregant
pregnant females, pregant, pregancy: Hi KT I dont think I haver ever said that 2 pregnant females need to be kept apart. Just the opposite, one female will probably help nurture the other pig s piglets. The only thing you need to make sure is that any baby males are removed from all females...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs sex, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, two pigs: Hi Michelle Well, first of all, we need to establish the sex of the two pigs for sure. Take a look at : http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Sexing-Guinea-Pig.htm Also, if you gently press the pig s lower tummy, a little penis will pop out if male. Having...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs teeth, guinea pigs teeth, fella
guinea pigs teeth, fella, vet: Hello, I do think you should have your guinea taken to the vet as it sounds like he has overgrown teeth. I do not think they sedate your guinea but I would ask first, if they do sedate guineas I would look for a more animal friendly vet with less risks....

Guinea Pigs: how to get two guinea pigs back together, guinea pigs, two pigs
guinea pigs, two pigs, bladder stones: Hi Claire Minnie has obviously got used to being alone. Whenever two pigs are agressive with each other, it is neccesary to keep them apart until this behaviour stops, if it ever does. If you do need to keep them apart, why not put their cages side by...

Guinea Pigs: Putting guinea pigs together, guinea pigs, broken friendship
guinea pigs, broken friendship, unnecessary tension: Hi Becca, What your girls are doing is normal. It may seem a bit nasty but it is the way piggies establish dominance within a herd. Make sure the cage is big enough - small cages almost always lead to a lot of unnecessary tension within the group. With...

Guinea Pigs: Putting two guinea pigs together, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, piggie: Hi Cristie, Sure, you can put a four week old in with a three year old. You don t say if Cuddles is a female or male so I m assuming female based on the name. Females will usually not have any problems especially being introduced when the new piggie is...

Guinea Pigs: Putting guinea pigs back together, guinea pigs, premature labor
guinea pigs, premature labor, piggies: Hello Samantha, If there is blood drawn separate them immediately and leave them separate. If no blood is drawn, let them stay together and try to work things out unless one sow is torturing the other(s). The other pigs should not have to live in terror....

Guinea Pigs: putting two guinea pigs together, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, pipes: Hello Sarah Try letting them both out at the same time in a room neither of them has been before such as a bath room(as long as there arent any holes around where the pipes are). Try putting them both on yuor lap and petting tehm, try petting them with...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs toy tina, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, waterbottle: Just keep the same food in the cage, make sure to keep plenty of hay in there, and add oats in the cage, the babies will nibble on the food. Leave the waterbottle in there, but move it down so the babies could reach it if they want. They will drink milk for...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs (weather), common sicknesses, guinea pigs
common sicknesses, guinea pigs, heat stroke: The two most common sicknesses in guinea pigs are pneumonia, due to getting cold, and heat stroke, due to getting too hot. Guinea pigs need to be kept indoors unless it is between 68 and 75 outside. I hope this helps, fill free to ask any more questions you...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs white stuff, guinea pig, sign of pregnancy
guinea pig, sign of pregnancy, white stuff: Hi Abby, First let me tell you that it may sometimes be difficult to determine the sex of a guinea pig, and that regurgitating white stuff is not a sign of pregnancy. However, guinea pig urine is usually creamy white, and I m sure you have nothing...

Guinea Pigs: My guinea pigs won't move, guinea pigs, comfotable
guinea pigs, comfotable, pees: It sounds like she is seriousley sick. There is not much u can do. I d say to take her to the vet one more time and see how serious it is. You may need to find out if she can heal, or not. I don t know what to tell you besides make her comfotable. She seems...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigs, guinea pigs, new guinea
guinea pigs, new guinea, e mail: the best thing for you to do is get a book. if you have any questions from that book please contact me and i will be happy to help you. i m so sorry that i didn t get the chance to e-mail you til now it s because i just got a new puppy and i ve been a little...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pigzz, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, two females: Dear Simone, You can put a male with two females. However, if you don t want your pigs to get pregnant, I would definitely neuter the male or spay the females. Also, if any problems occur, which they probably won t, separate the pigs. Hope I Helped!...

Guinea Pigs: my guinea pip, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, joint stiffness: Hi Bonnie. I think the word you re after there is seizures? Well, guinea pigs can have fits although i am not sure what causes them. What i do know is that you should seek veterinary advice when you think your guinea pig has experienced one as he or she...

Guinea Pigs: Is My guinea pregnant, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, mammary glands: Hi Again, I m really glad my advice was useful. Those sound like the right vitamins to use, and if she was pregnant it should be as safe as it can get because she is the perfect age. - Nicol...

Guinea Pigs: is my guinea pregnant?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, reputable breeders: Oh I am sorry about that. You can keep both females together in the cage. The other one might help the pregnant female. Yeah you bought her pregnant and that s always a risk when buying females because something they may not have seperated them in time. Guinea...

Guinea Pigs: When can a guinea get pregnant again?, cavy care, emergency vets
cavy care, emergency vets, divider: Hi Leeann, Sows can get pregnant immediately after the birth, within hours. I would expect her to be pregnant again - it only takes seconds for the boar to mount her and get her pregnant. You need to get a vets opinion ASAP and have emergency vets lined...

Guinea Pigs: guinea scabs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pig disease: Debs -- Well, to be honest with you, the only guinea pig disease I know of where scabby-type sores are a symptom is selnick mites. To diagnose these, you ll probably have to have them treated by a vet. Are they scratching the sores a lot? Do they have...

Guinea Pigs: guinea selection, guinea pig, health signs
guinea pig, health signs, broken bones: Kelsey -- Well, I think what kind of guinea pig you get is really personal preference. (I would avoid the long-haired breeds, though, as they are very high-maintenance.) Just make sure you get one from a reputable breeder, and check it for health signs...

Guinea Pigs: is my guinea sick?, guinea pigs, upper respiratory infection
guinea pigs, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig: How often do you hear this cough in your guinea pig? Some guinea pigs tend to get hairballs, similar to a cat, stuck in the back of their throat. Usually it s as a result of them grooming themselves, and they ll emit a noise that sounds similar to a...

Guinea Pigs: is my guinea sick or maybe bored and needs a friend?, guinea pig, friend andy
guinea pig, friend andy, respiratory infection: Hi Janice Based on what you tell me I would strongly advise a trip to the vet as it sounds like a respiratory infection to me and he will need some antibiotics. I would say get the infection treated first then we can think about getting him a friend....

Guinea Pigs: My guinea may be sick, karo syrup, guinea pig
karo syrup, guinea pig, chayote: Hi Simone- Can you tell me chayote is? I have never heard of it. I would get your pigs favorite veggie, sprinkle some water on it then sugar, and see if he will eat that. He needs to drink most importantly and secondly get some calories in him for energy....

Guinea Pigs: my guinea is sneezing, upper respiratory infection, guinea pigs
upper respiratory infection, guinea pigs, eye discharge: Hello Lizzy, Have there been recent changes to his bedding? If so he may be having a reaction to it. Is the sneezing frequent? Is there nasal or eye discharge or does his breathing sound funny? If so, he may have a URI (Upper Respiratory Infection) and...

Guinea Pigs: guinea, guinea pigs, feral populations
guinea pigs, feral populations, south america: Hello Cody, Guinea Pigs are actually extinct in the wild, though you will find feral populations throughout the world in areas where they are kept as pets. The species originated in South America and though they are extinct in the wild, many people in that...

Guinea Pigs: My guineapig, Baby, romania bucharest, guinea pigs
romania bucharest, guinea pigs, mint tea: Angelica, I have no idea what is wrong with her lip, it seems to be an oddity. The feet problem and the dry ears is due to lack of vitamins that she needs, so your going to have to feed her a diet that has everything she needs in it by a syringe. Guinea...

Guinea Pigs: guineapig fun?, guinea pigs, little penis
guinea pigs, little penis, piggies: Hi Miranda For entertainment I always recommend things that your piggies can chew or gnaw or things they can run through or hide in like tubes or those small animal igloos you can get. The easiest way to tell the sex is to gently press the pig s tummy...

Guinea Pigs: guineapig noise, cavy care, guinea pigs
cavy care, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Daws, Your vet is right - he is probably lonely. Guinea pigs wheek loudly for attention (when they are lonely or bored) and for food. Rather than buy a guinea pig from a pet store or breeder, check out the shelters and rescues in your area. Adopting...

Guinea Pigs: guineapig pregnancy test, pelvic bones, guinea pig
pelvic bones, guinea pig, pregnancy test: Hi It all depends on how fused the bones are, if at all. If they are totally fused and she is pregnant then she will not survive. I am a little upset to hear your mother s views on the care of your guinea pig and I hope that she will change her mind....

Guinea Pigs: guineapig skin condition, skin allergies, skin condition
skin allergies, skin condition, clumps: How often do you bath him? If you bath him a lot then you could have dried his skin out. He could also possibly have lice or mites. In which case you would have to purchase a dip for him. If these do not seem to be the case then he possibly could have...

Guinea Pigs: guineapig wellness, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, part timer: Hi Kelyn The only insect that really affects guinea pigs are fleas. They also get mites but these can t really be seen by the eye. It s more likely that a flying insect has just landed on the guinea pig and remained there. Cleaning the cage out once...

Guinea Pigs: my guineapig, guineapig, light bulb
guineapig, light bulb, purdue: Hi Amy- Did the breeder say anything else, what breeder was this? First litter from about 6 months to 18 months is a good time frame, pound and a half minimum weight. If the breeder told you she wasn t bred, probably isn t. She saw her and I did not. If...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigquestions, colored feet, guinea pig
colored feet, guinea pig, kkat: Hello Katherine, It s unlikely she will ever get used to being picked up. Being picked up is very frightening to them because for a few moments they are suspended in air with no security and they think they are going to fall. Most will quickly learn to...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, guinea pigs, guineapig
guinea pigs, guineapig, anwers: Hi Vera I would advise that you give them vegetables every day and the dry food everyday also. Also don t forget some hay for their digestive system. Guinea pigs live on average between 5-8 years. I m sorry, I don t know the anwers to your other questions....

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, cavy care, pregnancy labour
cavy care, pregnancy labour, pear shape: Hi Kit, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have had increasingly problematic issues with my internet as well as having a very busy home life (newborn twins), so I have had delays in responding to all questions in the past two weeks. Apologies...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, guinea pig, guineapigs
guinea pig, guineapigs, diddly: Hi Bill, The squeaking can mean many things. Mostly its because he is hungry,in pain, fear, loneliness or begging for food. Here is websites that may help you out:http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Communication.htm http://www.mgpr.org/MGPR/Guinea Pig Sounds.htm...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, guinea pig, wild foxes
guinea pig, wild foxes, piggies: Hi Stacie The main predators are what you might imagine. Cats, birds (wild) foxes, some dogs. Are you asking to find out if your other pets will get on with your piggy? If your piggy is new he will be scared of his new surroundings. Just try spending...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, colored feet, guinea pig
colored feet, guinea pig, pigment: Katherine, Yep, it is perfectly normal for a Guinea Pig to have two different colored feet. My girl Squeaky has 3 white feet and one foot that is black. Their feet color coincides with the color of their hair and the pigment of the skin underneath the...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, guinea pig food, guinea pigs
guinea pig food, guinea pigs, fruits and veggies: To keep your guinea pig happy and healthy interact with them everyday. Hold and pet them as well as feed them unlimited amounts of timothy hay everyday. Make sure they get plenty of vitamin C daily as well as a good guinea pig food like oxbow or kaytee timothy...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, weight fluctuations, guinea pig
weight fluctuations, guinea pig, ill health: Hi Sophie Guinea pig s appetite should be fairly consistent. It might be that one of the pigs is eating less due to ill health. I recommend that you weigh each pig every day for a week and monitor for any weight fluctuations. (Weigh at the same time...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, baby guinea pigs, bottle feeding baby
baby guinea pigs, bottle feeding baby, mother pig: Congrats on the new pigs! Unlike baby rabbits, mice and puppies, guinea pigs are born, as I am sure you are aware, with all their hair, teeth, and are running about. The mother will do everything to take care of them. They can eat solid foods, but they will...

Guinea Pigs: what to do when guineapigs start to fight, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, pelvic bones: Hi Anja, I m afraid that you really did make a mistake. You gave three boars (males) one female to fight over. They may never get along again. Sometimes, but not always, you can place a wire divider in a cage or place two wire cages so they touch on...

Guinea Pigs: guineapigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, cavy club: Lauren -- First, let me apologise for the delay in my response. I ve not been getting my emails from AllExperts and simply wasn t aware of your question. I m sorry. It s a good question. Guinea pigs may be shown (unlike AKC) without any regards...

Guinea Pigs: Two guineas.., guinea pigs, 2 females
guinea pigs, 2 females, mousey: Hi Amy I have lost count of the number of times I get told that pet shops have incorrectly sexed their animals. I would certainly complain to the store. You need to separate the baby boy from its mother at 4 weeks of age. Putting him with the father...

Guinea Pigs: guineas having babys, hair detangler, guinea pigs
hair detangler, guinea pigs, shampoo and conditioner: The two females should be able to live together and have babies, as long as they get along, if they have been together in the same cage already just keep them together, if not you can try to put them in with each other and it may or may not work out depending...

Guinea Pigs: Can guineas throw up, baytrill, guinea pigs
baytrill, guinea pigs, weird sound: Hi Vivian Guinea pigs cant throw up but they can do to enough of an extent where the food (bile as you say) can appear to be back in the mouth. I had this problem with one of my pigs, barney recently as part of his mites problem. Your vet will be able...

Guinea Pigs: guineas?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, white discharge: Hi Kristina! I bet that you re holding her or have her out when this happens, don t you? You don t need to do anything except put the guinea pig back in its cage for a while. The white discharge is normal, and is actually a sign of stress in guinea...

Guinea Pigs: guinee pig not eating or drinking, guinea pig, upper respiratory infection
guinea pig, upper respiratory infection, guinea pigs: Hi Sharon, It sounds to me like your guinea pig may be suffering from an upper respiratory infection (URI). Symptoms of URI include loss of appetite, weight loss, lethargy, labored breathing, and discharge from the eye. Be sure that the veterinarian...

Guinea Pigs: guinee pig, guinea pigs, guinee pig
guinea pigs, guinee pig, apples: Hi Debbie, when you rated me, u asked, y shoudlnt I feed my guinea-pigs apples and potatos. Well, Apples have acid in them and they can damage the areas around your piggies mouth and potatoscan have some poisinous bits in them. Thank you very much for rating...

Guinea Pigs: my cavys !?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, guineapigs: Sophie, The cuddling up together could mean a more likely result of boy and girl. As male Guinea Pigs don t normally get along that well with other males, unless they are brothers or have grown up together since an early age of 4 weeks. So I say your chances...

Guinea Pigs: guinepig, guinea pig food, guine pig
guinea pig food, guine pig, warm water: Oh poor thing, it sounds like he s been through a lot. It s possible that her back legs could have been broken and it also sounds like she could have been in shock. The best thing to do is to try to get her to eat something. If you are able to get a small...

Guinea Pigs: about guinepigs, guinepigs, guinepig
guinepigs, guinepig, hi amy: Hi Amy and thanks for the question, She should be ok if she is of normal size for a female of that age. I would ve probably waited until she was at least a year. A large litter size could pose a proble for her and the pups at this age but it honestly should...

Guinea Pigs: my guines pig bites, reson, neutered
reson, neutered, nibble: Hi Stephanie, first of all, I hope one of them is spayed/neutered so you don t end up with babies- its not good for the mother, could kill her! I myself have never had both a male and female at the same time so I really don t know if that could be a reson...

Guinea Pigs: are my guiney pigs fighting?, guiney pigs, cavy care
guiney pigs, cavy care, guiney pig: Hi Paige, Sorry for the short delay in getting back to you. I have had increasingly problematic internet issues as well as having a very busy home life (newborn twins), so have had difficulties answering many questions over the past 2 weeks. Apologies for...

Guinea Pigs: guinia pig health, lives andy, crusty eyes
lives andy, crusty eyes, heat stroke: Hi Crenah Its good to hear that he is now pooping again which means he must have eaten something. Its probably a good idea to keep him in as cool a place as possible for the time being though. For future reference, you can wrap a piggy in a slightly wet...

Guinea Pigs: guinia pig scratching, guinea pig, guinealynx
guinea pig, guinealynx, pets at home: Hi Mary, I think it s worth trying the Ivermectin out. Pets At Home sell a good topical treatment: the company who make the product is called Beaphar and the treatment is called Small Animal Parasite Spot-On or something very similar. You should...

Guinea Pigs: guinia pig, female pig, guinea pig
female pig, guinea pig, piggy: Hey Cyndi, At that age, your piggy is starting to become an old lady. Unless she seems unhappy without a partner piggy, I don t think it would be a good idea to inteoduce her to another - not so much for the 4-year-old, as the likelihood is that she might...

Guinea Pigs: my guinie isnt feeling well, baby shampoo, guinea pig
baby shampoo, guinea pig, uterine infection: Hello Jennifer, You piggy needs to see a vet right away. She sounds like she may have a uterine infection or possibly an infection in her digestive tract that is causing the bleeding. The pain from the infection could be causing her to walk funny too. She...

Guinea Pigs: guinie pig, guinea pig, guinie pig
guinea pig, guinie pig, franny: Hi Franny I am sorry for your loss. From the information you have given me its quite hard to tell you what happened. But, with the information about the bad foot and the other guinea pig, its possible that she died due to either of these factors. ...

Guinea Pigs: my guinie pig, guinnie pigs, guinie pig
guinnie pigs, guinie pig, bloodloss: Hi Jayne In view of the fact that she is bleeding it seems likely that this condition is related to her pregnancy. Small amounts of fur loss is normal during pregnancy. Perhaps a small amount of bloodloss is normal also but pregnancy is not an area where...

Guinea Pigs: my guinie is sick i think, guinea pig, urinary tract infection
guinea pig, urinary tract infection, vet: Hello, take your guinea pig to a vet. It seems like she may have a urinary tract infection or an intestional infection. That is the best answer I can give you as there is nothing else that can be done without a vets attention. Keep me posted on how things...

Guinea Pigs: guinipig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, liqued: Hello Dakota, It sounds like she may have an infection in her uterus. Piggies don t bleed when they are pregnant unless something is very wrong. She needs to see a vet so that if it is an infection, she can get antibiotics. Infections can be very serious...

Guinea Pigs: my guinne pig is pregnant, guinne pig, sex babies
guinne pig, sex babies, piggies: The gestation of piggies (how long they are pregnant) is around 70 days. There is no way to tell how long she has left. The only way to tell if she is about to have them is a couple days before birth you will feel a bone between her legs seperate up to 1.5...

Guinea Pigs: guinne pig, dettol, skin infection
dettol, skin infection, scabs: Hi Michelle Your pig just has a skin infection, which should be treated by a vet as it could be caused by mites or fungal infection. You shouldnt use sawdust as bedding as it can cause the pig to sneeze and cause respiratory disorders. You should also...

Guinea Pigs: Is my guinnea pig going into labor?, guinnea pig, pelvic bones
guinnea pig, pelvic bones, birth pregnancy: Hi Lori It does sound as if your piggy is preparing for the birth. Pregnancy usually lasts for 66-72 days so I guess it will take place during the next week or so. 24-48 hours before the birth you will probably see her pelvic bones part slightly. ...

Guinea Pigs: Is my guinnea pig pregnant?, petco store, pelvis bone
petco store, pelvis bone, guinnea pig: If you want to be positive they are both females, a website to go to in order to see pictures and everything is http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm It is very possible that it became pregnant before the store got them. As far as telling if she is pregnant,...

Guinea Pigs: guinnea pig pulling out mates hair, female mate, guinnea pig
female mate, guinnea pig, mites: Hi Charlotte I doubt the mites and the hair chewing are linked. Pigs do this to their mates due to not having enough hay or due to boredom. Its not a serious problem on its own but you did the right thing in separating the pigs while the mites are treated....

Guinea Pigs: My guinnea pig, guinnea pigs, guinea pigs
guinnea pigs, guinea pigs, aquairum: You didnt mention how big the aquarium was, I m guess its not the best housing situation for the Pigs. They should be in a 24x20 cage, with good ventilation. An aquairum is fine for fish and snakes, but not for Cavies. Now exactly why are you wanting to...

Guinea Pigs: guinnea is sick, move sorta, guinea pig
move sorta, guinea pig, google: Hiya Im so pleased to hear that your lil guinea pig is on the move (sorta) But i do beleive he is an improvement. Without going to see the vet, have a look in the phonebook or go on google and have a look if the medicine yur are giving ur pig is ok just...

Guinea Pigs: guinnea is sick, good bacteria, whimpers
good bacteria, whimpers, slim chance: Hello Jenny, Unfortunantly, he s going to need a vet. He may have a number of things, among them parasites or a bacterial infection, and all of them require vet diagnosis and prescription medications. It doesn t sound like pneumonia though. There s really...

Guinea Pigs: my guinnies are happy,but, guinea pigs, timothy hay
guinea pigs, timothy hay, play pen: Hello, I would actually buy them a play pen so they can frolic around they really need an area to roam more freely. Do you give them timothy hay? Guinea pigs need unlimited amounts of timothy hay. Also I d consider buying them some chew treats for guinea...

Guinea Pigs: guinrapigs, different breeds of guinea pigs, types of guinea pigs
different breeds of guinea pigs, types of guinea pigs, breeds of guinea pigs: Emily, Of course two different breeds of Guinea Pigs can breed. A Guinea Pig is a Guinea Pig, only difference is that some have long hair, some of short hair, some have rosettes (cowlicks), some have two colors, some have one, or some have 3. That is the...

Guinea Pigs: gunie pig bleeding, exotic pets, piggie
exotic pets, piggie, vulva: Hi Angie I have to be honest, I am not 100% sure about your question although my understanding is that piggies dont have periods. I really think that you should visit a vet experienced in exotic pets, piggies are exotic pets. I recommend this as bleeding...

Guinea Pigs: gunie pigs, gunie pigs, guinea pig
gunie pigs, guinea pig, what on earth: these are some of the answers I got from posting a message on cavymadness.com You should tell them that it is very likely that the male and female will mate. Sometimes the female won t let the male mate, but that is rare. Back before I was against...

Guinea Pigs: my guniea had 4 babies & killed 2, guinea pig cage, guinea pigs
guinea pig cage, guinea pigs, goats milk: The dad should be out of the cage, before the birth happens, guinea pigs go into heat right after delivering, so the female is most likely pregnant again, which is very hard on their body. There was most likely something wrong with the babies, but the best...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pig, guinea pig, social attention
guinea pig, social attention, social animals: Hope, It all depends on how much attention and love you can proved one Guinea Pig. If you can t handle the Guinea Pig for about 4 hours a day total or more, then you need to get another Guinea Pig as they are very social animals and can become depressed...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pig, pelvic bones, guniea pig
pelvic bones, guniea pig, rough guide: Hi Warwick Its hard to say based on what you have told me. The babies will begin to move inside the mother 3-4 weeks before birth, so if thats only just started happening then this can be a rough guide for you. Nearer the time of the birth, you will...

Guinea Pigs: my guniea pig is acting weird..., guniea pigs, guniea pig
guniea pigs, guniea pig, blanquita: Hi Caroline Its very hard to say what, if anything is wrong. It is normal for a pig to be less noisy as it gets older, but it is certainly concerning that his appetite is not as good as before. The problem is, the behaviour you describe could mean lots...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pig breeding/housing, guniea pigs, guinea pig
guniea pigs, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Amy -- Good questions, I m glad you are concerned for the welfare of your animals. In theory, that cage is large enough for three grown animals, although just barely. Each adult guinea pig needs at least 1 1/2 sq. ft. of cage space as a minimum. You...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pig deaths, upper respiratory infection, three babies
upper respiratory infection, three babies, urinary tract infections: Unfortunately, without a necropsy (an autopsy for a rodent), there is really no way of telling what they died from. Although, obviously, it was something that was either airborne, or that was easily passed from one to the other. My guess is most likely an...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pig health, pig health, boogers
pig health, boogers, brittany: He will need to get treated for the cold first, the separation of the lips is probably to relieve some drainage pressure in the nose canal. I have some more information and treatment tips on my website http://woopets.bravehost.com . Let me know if you have...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pig health, pig health, guinea pigs
pig health, guinea pigs, guniea pig: All guinea pigs drink a different amount, but are you seeing him drink this water? Is he at his water bottle most of the day? It is possible that the water bottle is just leaking. Cavies can weigh anywhere from 2-3.5 pounds. Since his whole cage is getting...

Guinea Pigs: My guniea pig and lumps, guniea pigs, mitochondrial dna
guniea pigs, mitochondrial dna, lumps and bumps: Lucy, Sorry for just now getting back to you with an answer, internet has been down around town. So sorry about that. Here is some info on all the different lumps and bumps a Guinea Pig can get. A lipoma is a benign tumor of fatty tissue, meaning...

Guinea Pigs: is my guniea pig pregent?, guniea pigs, guniea pig
guniea pigs, guniea pig, heartland plains: Hello Mack, I won t say she isn t pregnant, because she very well may be, however, if the encounter with the male was only 3 weeks ago, it s not babies you are feeling move yet. You will start feeling babies after about 6 to 7 weeks and they ll be born...

Guinea Pigs: My guniea pig is really sick,please help me!!, guniea pigs, guniea pig
guniea pigs, guniea pig, watery eyes: Samantha - Unfortunately, there s nothing I can advise except to take your animal to the vet. These are some serious symptoms, and could be indicative of a serious problem. It may be your best and only chance at getting him well. If finances are your...

Guinea Pigs: my guniea pig, guniea pig, melissa
guniea pig, melissa: I am VERY sorry about the long wait. The mother will take care of the baby, you can touch the baby immediately. It is possible that the female is still pregnant, although it is more likely that she is just plain chubby. Please look to other experts if you...

Guinea Pigs: my guniea pigs, guniea pigs, guniea pig
guniea pigs, guniea pig, guinea pig: guinea pigs are sensitive to medications and asprin probably won t work and it could be too strong for her. The best thing to do is to wait until you go to the vet. I know it s hard to wait to go to the vet, but it s the most reliable thing to do at this time....

Guinea Pigs: guniea pigs, guinea pig food, care of guinea pigs
guinea pig food, care of guinea pigs, guniea pigs: Dear Janice, When you have two male guinea pigs, it is best that you separate them and give them separate cages. If you do not do this, they will fight with each other and can even kill each other. They may not be fighting now, but as they get older they...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pigs health, baby guinea pigs, guniea pigs
baby guinea pigs, guniea pigs, guinea pig: The guinea pig can catch Upper Respiratory Infections, which is what the rabbit most likely died from. The best thing to do would be increase the guinea pig s vitamins, by both vitamins in the water and plenty of fruits and veggies, as long as the guinea pig...

Guinea Pigs: guniea pigs, guniea pigs, guniea pig
guniea pigs, guniea pig, piggies: Hi adri, I don t think your piggy is scared. Squeeking or wheeking is quite normal for all piggies but some make more noise than others. There is a noise that piggies make that can only be described as a scared noise. This is very high-pitched and you...

Guinea Pigs: gunnea pigs, ginnea pig, guinea pigs
ginnea pig, guinea pigs, gunnea pigs: guinea pigs stay with their mother for 3 weeks to a month. males should be seperated at 3 weeks but if they look like they need more of mothers milk 4 weeks is okay as long as he is not trying to mount his sisters or mother. I would wait a week before holding...

Guinea Pigs: HAIR LOSS, ovarian cysts, liver disease
ovarian cysts, liver disease, kind comments: Hi Juliet I am so sorry to hear about Lily. One of my piggies, Alfie died a couple of weeks ago so I know how you feel. I cant be sure if the problem was liver disease but such conditions are possible in older piggies. All the best Andy P.S...

Guinea Pigs: HAMSTER, hamster expert, guinea pigs
hamster expert, guinea pigs, wet bits: Hi Val There is a hamster expert somewhere on the site, but you are in luck, I have a hamster also. Hamsters aren t really smelly at all. Just make sure you clean the cage out once a week and remove and wet bits each night and you will be fine. and...

Guinea Pigs: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GUINEA..., guinea pig, allergic reaction
guinea pig, allergic reaction, wasp: Hello. Generally nothing happens when they get stung by a wasp. Watch them to see if they get an allergic reaction. You will notice a complete difference like you would see in an allergic reaction in a human. He will probably have a bump where he s been bitten...

Guinea Pigs: Habits, human lungs, guinea pigs
human lungs, guinea pigs, bactria: Hi again I cannot guarantee that your condition wouldn t prevent you from interacting with your piggies because I don t have the neccesary medical knowledge. Perhaps your doctor could give some advice. I still think though that it would be difficult to...

Guinea Pigs: Hair colour change and odor, guinea lynx, cavy care
guinea lynx, cavy care, check asap: Hi Denyse, Only a vet can really advise you of why your piggie has changed so much. Weight loss indicates illness, especially when the loss is visibly evident. The dirty coat and smell I can t say anything about, simply because I don t know just based on...

Guinea Pigs: Hair eating, coriander cilantro, orchard grass
coriander cilantro, orchard grass, oat hay: Hi Dawn, This is known as barbering , where other cavies nibble and sometimes even eat another piggies hair. The most common cause of barbering is boredom. There are many toys which guinea pigs love. If you have a look at the Toys page on my website...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, case senario, guinea pigs
case senario, guinea pigs, liver problems: The first thing I would think of would be mites also, but she obviously doesn t have them. Hairloss can be hormonal but it usually occurs in very old pigs, at least 5 years or older. Hairloss can also come from ringworm if any one in your family recently had...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, selsun blue, guinea pig
selsun blue, guinea pig, selsun: Hello An, First, roughage is pretty much hay. Piggies should have an unlimited supply of timothy hay everyday. It sounds like your piggy has either a fungal infection or mites. He should see a vet to identify which. I realize you are 12 and some parents...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, tractor supply company, lice treatment
tractor supply company, lice treatment, insulin needle: The lice hair treatment won t work, it may help temporarly, but won t cure it. She does have mites, but if you have a farm store or Tractor Supply Company around you then they have the same treatment, it is still a little pricey for 1 guinea pig but it is...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, fresh veggies, scaley skin
fresh veggies, scaley skin, thyroid problem: Hello Krista, Do you know if the vet checked for a fungal or even bacterial infection when he checked for parasites? If not, that would be my first step. Dry, scaley skin and hairloss are typical fungal symptoms. You may also want to go ahead and get a...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, scaley skin, guinea pig
scaley skin, guinea pig, sensitive organ: Hello Jeff, It sounds like a fungus (usually a type of ringworm). They are typically found on the face and have those exact symptoms. I would normally suggest a bath with a certain antifungal dandruff shampoo but with it being near his eye your best bet...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, cedar shavings, guinea pigs
cedar shavings, guinea pigs, ovarian cysts: Hello Maya, Congratulations on her age. You should be proud because you ve obviously done very well caring for her. Guinea Pigs don t lose their hair just because of old age, so there is a problem. Is it possible her cagemate (or even she herself) is barbering...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, mange mites, vet asap
mange mites, vet asap, gunea pig: It sounds like they have mange mites. You need to take all 5 guinea pigs to the vet to get treated for mange mites. You will need to quarantine off all the guinea pigs and start changing their bedding just about every two days to keep it clean and to help...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, oatmeal bath, guinea pigs
oatmeal bath, guinea pigs, leaf lettuce: Mites have to be treated with Ivermectin, which can be obtained by a vet or can be bought at a farm supply store for about $45. I have more information on mites on my website, as well as the dosages for Ivermectin if you want to do the shot by yourself, http://woopets.bravehost.com...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, pine bedding, ovarian tumors
pine bedding, ovarian tumors, guinea pig: Hello Maggie, If it isn t fungal or mites, she should be checked for Ovarian Tumors or Cysts. They are a common cause of the type of hairloss you mentioned. There are meds that can be given to shrink them temporarily but it s best just to have her spayed....

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, guinea pigs, alfalfa hay
guinea pigs, alfalfa hay, guinea pig: Hi Sara, Guinea pigs tend to become irritable towards other guinea pigs when they are pregnant, although company is usually good for them. Separating them and giving her vitamins for nutrients and hay to chew on is very good thing to do, although...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss on a Baby GP, little piggies, guinea pigs
little piggies, guinea pigs, goats milk: The hairloss could either be nutritional or the other babies or mom could be nibbling on the hair because the baby is a runt. Since the mother had 4 babies and guinea pigs only have 2 teats, it is most likely nutritional, so you may want to try to handfeed...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss on a baby pig, little piggies, guinea pigs
little piggies, guinea pigs, vitamin deficiency: Hi Felicia, It is normal for there to be a smaller, less active runt in a litter of four. Be sure that he is getting as much nutrients as the rest of the guinea pigs, because one big cause of hair loss is vitamin deficiency. If necessary, remove...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss And blood in urine, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, hair drop: Hi Lyn, I am Very sorry to hear about your loss. Baby must be feeling very depressed about losing his friend. The symptons of hair falling out though might not be related, your guinea-pig could have mites or an infection. I am not sure about the red urine,...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss & Scratching, guinea pigs, cage mate
guinea pigs, cage mate, guinea pig: Has the vet treated for mites even if they did not come up on his exams. Mites are very common, and this really sounds like the case. I have information and treatment on mites on my website http://woopets.bravehost.com , on the guinea pig information page....

Guinea Pigs: Hair Loss, long haired guinea pig, baby shampoo
long haired guinea pig, baby shampoo, water mixture: Hi Jacob and thanks for the question, Almost no doubt in my mind: you have hay lice (or some other mite). The good news is that it will NOT spread to you and your family. Another good indicture is his activity. Does he seem annoyed or itch/pull his fur?...

Guinea Pigs: Hair problems?, guinea pig, signs of trouble
guinea pig, signs of trouble, hair problems: Hello Holly, Congrats on your new piggy! Piggies don t tend to have much hair on their ears anyway (they also have a bald spot behind each ear). The amount of hair on their ears tends to very from piggy to piggy. It s most likely just how his ears are....

Guinea Pigs: Hair problems, cause hair loss, hormonal disorders
cause hair loss, hormonal disorders, loose hair: Hello Heather, To be honest, it sounds like mites, but you said he s been treated and nothing has changed, so either the injections are ineffective or that s just simply not the problem. It doesn t really sound much like barbering (pulling each other s...

Guinea Pigs: Hair Wraps, guinea pigs, coulors
guinea pigs, coulors, tight grip: Hi Cass, I had the same problem with my guinea-pigs. It is very rare for guinea-pigs to like bath time and alot of people have the same proiblem as you and I. My guinea-pigs had long hair and I also found it hard to control them while bathing. I have found...

Guinea Pigs: Hairless GP???, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, viatmins: Hey Amber, I had the same problem with my Guinea Pig, he was loosing hair and we were really worried. We went to the pet store and they told us it was probably mites so we got a spray that you can buy @ your local pet store and it didn t work. We took him...

Guinea Pigs: Hairloss on Guinea Pig, vitamin c supplementation, dangerous medications
vitamin c supplementation, dangerous medications, vitamin c intake: Hello Amanda, Do not give him anymore Penicillin. It is highly toxic to piggies and can kill them very quickly. It causes enterotoxemia. I ll send you a link to safe antibiotics that you can use in the future as well as one to a list of medications to avoid....

Guinea Pigs: Hamster worry, scab, blackness
scab, blackness, hamster: Rebecca, the black marks on skin sometimes mean that the hamster isn t getting enough blood to that area and hair won t grow on it because it s basically a dead area. If your hamster only has that small black area than it may be just a mole and I wouldn t...

Guinea Pigs: Hamsters, gestation period, toilet paper
gestation period, toilet paper, hamsters: She most likely is pregnant if you recently bought her from a pet store. The gestation period for a hamster is 16 days, so if you have had her for longer than that and she has not been in contact with a male then she is not pregnant. Female hamsters will start...

Guinea Pigs: Hand feeding Baby pigs, baby guinea pigs, baby pigs
baby guinea pigs, baby pigs, cotton bud: Hi there Dennie, I believe the best product available in Australia to hand-raise baby guinea pigs is “DiVetelact” – I swear by it and I have not found a product that beats it. Most good vets should have a tin in stock, and many large petshops also sell...

Guinea Pigs: Handling, guinea pigs, gp
guinea pigs, gp: Yes. In fact their is almost NEVER a time that GP s shouldn t be handled. When they are sick or hurt they should not be picked up and when they are fighting with another GP (and that is for YOUR safety...they can REALLY rip into you if you get i the way)....

Guinea Pigs: Handling, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, time and patience: Time and patience is truly the only way. She may not like to be held and big movements do scare guinea pigs. When she s eating try talking to her and petting her then. If she runs away, open your hand up with food again just keep trying. Sometimes if I want...

Guinea Pigs: Handling, survival instincts, prey animals
survival instincts, prey animals, guinea pigs: Alex, This is normal behavior in Guinea Pigs, they are use to being prey animals, so they are a little jumpy when sudden or big movements happen. There is a simple way of calming her down some so she isn t so jumpy. It ll take some time and she will...

Guinea Pigs: Handling the guinea pigs when you've just had them., guinea pigs, new friend
guinea pigs, new friend, christy: I m sorry about not answering you right away. To be quite honest, i sort of didn t even see this email. :( You can hold the babies right away! I wouldn t hold them constantly, because they are trying to get used to the new home and environment, but you...

Guinea Pigs: Handling my new guinea pig, seziure, little creature
seziure, little creature, diddly: Hello Stephanie! Congrats on your new little boy! I m sure you and Pauly will have loads of fun together! Well, alot of that depends on the direction his hair is growing. If it is growing towards his head then he is most likely wheeking. Wheeking is just...

Guinea Pigs: Handling, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, daughter age: I saw the feedback that you possibly left me (there was no name), you said you wish my reply was longer and more detailed, well if you visit the site that I gave you www.cavyspirit.com you will learn much more about biting. http://www.cavyspirit.com/biting.htm...

Guinea Pigs: What Happened???, guinea pig, beloved pets
guinea pig, beloved pets, mild illness: Hello Tyler, I am so sorry. Yes, that s likely what happened. When piggies stop eating for too long, their tummies actually rupture. Since it had been a few days since she stopped eating, it s very possible that s what killed her. Unfortunantly just a bit...

Guinea Pigs: Happy Pigs?, lazy thing, squeek
lazy thing, squeek, minor injuries: Hi Christine Some pigs are innactive, you should see my first-born, Fraser. All he does is eat and sleep, lazy thing! Have you examined the 2 to see if there are any minor injuries consistant with fighting? You can have a good idea if one of them...

Guinea Pigs: Happy or sad, guinea pig, ultimate sign
guinea pig, ultimate sign, healthy appetite: Hi Lindsey General signs are good healthy appetite, alertness and generally looking well. The ultimate sign of a piggies happiness is called popcorning where they little jump in the air and do a flip. Some pigs never do this though, and this doesnt mean...

Guinea Pigs: Happy, guinea pig, toilet roll
guinea pig, toilet roll, nibble: Hi Leanna, I find putting a carboard toilet roll in their cage keeps them amused. They like to nibble on it and investigate it. Another thing you could do is put small pieces of food hidden aroung the cage, so that they have to run around (which keeps them...

Guinea Pigs: Harness & Leash for my guniea pig, guniea pig, guinea pigs
guniea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Dear Jennifer, Mostly guinea pigs will not walk on a leash. It is very good that you got her used to the harness, because usually that is very hard. You could try putting tiny bits of her favorite food/treat in a trail to get her used to walking on a leash,...

Guinea Pigs: Hay and Guinea Pigs, hay cubes, guinea pigs
hay cubes, guinea pigs, timothy hay: I know how you feel Jennifer, I m allergic to both as well. I seem to be more allergic to it when it flys everywhere. Have you tried giving timothy hay cubes? Those are a little better on the allergies with me at least. As long as they have fresh unlimited...

Guinea Pigs: HEALTH AND MATING, guinea pig, vet bills
guinea pig, vet bills, daphnee: Hi Krystal and thanks for the questions, Pneumonia (like most illnesses) is a serious threat to a GP. Antibiotics are the best course of action and the shower effect can be more easily attained by just running a humidifier in the room with Daphnee. My...

Guinea Pigs: HELP, guinea pig, two females
guinea pig, two females, new question: Hello Kirsty and thanks for the question, I am sorry to hear about your loss. The female will grieve for her lost friend and, in time and with your help, she will be ok. Since she IS pregnant, I would NOT advise getting her another friend right away. I...

Guinea Pigs: HELP!!!, guinea pig, tip toes
guinea pig, tip toes, dietary deficiency: Hi Amy, It is extremely important you get your piggie to a vet. Waiting to go means he is suffering - when he still wants to live - and, as much as I hate to say it, there is a chance of death if you don t get urgent treatment. From what you are saying,...

Guinea Pigs: HELP, tiny mites, mange mites
tiny mites, mange mites, guinea pig: Hello, it sounds like he is in pain by acting so stiff and squeaking. He may have mange mites which is when tiny mites live under the skin and cause your piggie to feel awful. It includes weight loss, loss of fur and scaley red skin as well as itching. What...

Guinea Pigs: HELP ME, fungal infection of the skin, guineapig
fungal infection of the skin, guineapig, ringworm: He could have either mites or ringworm, if someone in your family has recently had ringworm then that is most likely the problem, but otherwise I would treat for mites. I have the treatment for mites on my website http://woopets.bravehost.com . If you think...

Guinea Pigs: HELP ME, long haired guinea pigs, corn cob
long haired guinea pigs, corn cob, guinea pig: Hi Danni, I need a little bit more information on your guinea pig. First of all, when we say hair loss, is this hair from shedding (long haired guinea pigs tend to shed more than their short-haired counterparts) or does he have noticeable patches on his body...

Guinea Pigs: HELP ME, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, vitamin deficiency: hello, I would take your guinea pig to a vet immediently. it s not normal for them to be losing clumps of hair. is your guinea pigs skin pink pink and healthy looking or is it red and flakey looking? he could have manage mites if his skin is red and flakey...

Guinea Pigs: HELP!, pet shop owner, guinea pigs
pet shop owner, guinea pigs, christmas time: Rosie, If your female is under 4 months, talk to your vet about what the dangers of her being so young are and how to prevent many of them. If she is over 4 months then the dangers are only death of one or more of the babies or even the death of the mother....

Guinea Pigs: HELP!!!!, baby guinea pigs, food pellets
baby guinea pigs, food pellets, guinea pig: How old is the really young one? If you have any female guinea pigs they should easily adopt the little babies, baby guinea pigs eat adult food as early as 1hour old, so the majority of food is adult food, pellets/vegies and fruit. He will need mothers milk...

Guinea Pigs: HELP!!!!!!!!, evil witch, nothing works
evil witch, nothing works, pig: Hi Kelly Did you read the article I sent you about biting? There are lots of things to try. Perhaps Billy didnt want to come out of his house at that time. You are not an evil witch lol just a frustrated piggy owner. However, if nothing works you...

Guinea Pigs: THANk YOU!!!.... BUT THERE'S MORE!!!, princess peach, kitten formula
princess peach, kitten formula, eye dropper: Hi Reggie, It is a good idea to separate them now, as if she had the babies while your not there and Yoshi in with her, he d mate with her again after the birth of the pups (babies) which is never a good thing. So having the separated now is a good and...

Guinea Pigs: HELP!!! My baby guinea pig is losing hair!!!, guinea pig food, cause hair loss
guinea pig food, cause hair loss, ffa project: Hello Anne, I would take her to the vet. Weight loss in piggies always indicates a problem. Hairloss could be caused indirectly by stress from the illness or directly from the illness itself. With just the weight and hair loss as symptoms, it s difficult...

Guinea Pigs: HELP ME on my cavy!, guinea pigs, causing mayhem
guinea pigs, causing mayhem, guinea pig: Tania -- Sounds like you have a variety of issues that need to be dealt with. It sounds as though your male may be getting a little aggressive due to possessiveness -- males are generally very territorial and they don t like to have other males around....

Guinea Pigs: HELP MY GUINEA PIGS EYE!!!!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pigs eye: Your going to need to get your Guinea Pig down to the vet, it sounds like she has a cataract. The vet will be able to tell you what it is for sure, but from what you have said it sounds like a cataract. Cataracts are not uncommon in Guinea pigs. Through I...

Guinea Pigs: HELP MY GUINY PLZ !!!!!!!!!, bladder inflammation, knowledgeable vet
bladder inflammation, knowledgeable vet, animal vet: Hello Cory, You need to get your little pig to a specialist small animal vet IMMEDIATELY to have her correctly diagnosed and treated. The fact that her urine is orange indicates that she is passing blood, and this is usually caused by an internal condition...

Guinea Pigs: HELP! my guinea pig is pregnant and sick, pregnancy labour, guinea pigs
pregnancy labour, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Melissa, Guinea pigs don t just get colds. Sniffles are the very first sign and are often mistaken for a very simple, straightforward cold, but they are in fact sniffles which quicky develop into URIs which are fatal if not treated. Those pigs...

Guinea Pigs: HELP please!!!, guinea pig, secure room
guinea pig, secure room, monthes: Hello Zack, personally I wouldn t let your gerbil roam free as he could probably get into something he shouldn t. It sounds like you are taming him just fine by using food and yummy treats in your hand. That s the best way to try and tame the and to get them...

Guinea Pigs: HELP! something wrong?, guinea pigs, wash cloth
guinea pigs, wash cloth, cysts: Corinna, Guinea Pigs with long hair tend to get really dirty on their undersides, try taking a damp wash cloth and clean them up. Then call the vet and get them both looked at. With them being clean on their undersides it ll be easier to see if something...

Guinea Pigs: HELP!, red blotches, guinea pigs
red blotches, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Your guinea pig could have mites or even lice. Take it to the vet or you can use a medication that will prevent this from getting worser.If it has mites it will be acting crazy and run around in cicles, it may even cause alot of hair loss and red blotches...

Guinea Pigs: HELPP sick guinea pig!, guinea pigs, vet visit
guinea pigs, vet visit, normall: He most likely has a birth defect, or more than likely one of his spinal vertebres is out of place. It is not normal for guinea pigs to ever lay on their back or sit down, so he will need to see a vet immediately. Spinal injuries are very serious and can cause...

Guinea Pigs: Head Tilting Guinea Pig, guinea pig, head tilt
guinea pig, head tilt, dizzy bat: I think you have everything covered there, Victor & Denise. It sounds like Cinammon does have an ear problem, listening to his symptoms, and I don t feel you can do anything else until you see the vet. I m not a professional, trained veterinarian so I...

Guinea Pigs: Health, guinea pig pellets, guinea pigs
guinea pig pellets, guinea pigs, wire cutters: Hi Sean! I m sorry to hear about your 3 1/2 year old. It sounds like he is suffering from Malocclusion, which means his teeth or are no longer meeting properly or being ground down properly. Check his front four teeth. If they have started to look...

Guinea Pigs: Health, triple antibiotic ointment, warm compresses
triple antibiotic ointment, warm compresses, saline solution: Try first to clean it off with some saline solution, or wound cleaning solution, also iodine will work, then place some triple antibiotic ointment on it. You can also try warm compresses. It should eventually tuck back in on its own, just try this one a day,...

Guinea Pigs: Health, vegetable baby, front teeth
vegetable baby, front teeth, baby food: Hi laci, No, it isn t normal for a piggy s teeth to fall out, as it doesn t always happen. When they do fall out its normally because they got knocked on something, normally when they re too long. However, a piggy who has lost her teeth WILL have them...

Guinea Pigs: Health, guinea pigs, pineapple juice
guinea pigs, pineapple juice, liquid feed: Guinea pigs often do get lonely when they loose a companion, in which it is usually best to get them a new friend, but if he is showing signs of any draniage, diarrea, or anything else illness related other than not eating then he could be ill. The best thing...

Guinea Pigs: Health, vet asap, guinea pig
vet asap, guinea pig, scurvy: The problem could be a virus or bacterial infection that your guinea pig is suffering or it could be scurvy. Have you been feeding any type of vitamin C daily? You really need to handfeed her to get some food in her as well as give her some water. You also...

Guinea Pigs: Health, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, impaction: Hi Brittany I am glad my previous advice helped :) Piggies usually get constipated when they are dehydrated so always make sure he gets fresh water. Also, a regular supply of veggies will help, specifically veg that has moisture such as cucumber. However,...

Guinea Pigs: Health, guinea pigs, grass hay
guinea pigs, grass hay, guinea pig: Hi Sean, I m sorry your older piggy seems to be sick. The first thing I advise is take your guinea pig to the vet as soon as possible. If he has been like this long he really needs veterinary care from a cavy-friendly vet. The wet mouth indicates a...

Guinea Pigs: Health, guinea pigs, grass hay
guinea pigs, grass hay, diet info: Oh dear, sounds like he has teeth problems. The drooling is often a sign of teeth problems. The hunching up is a sign of pain. Are you weighing him? Is he not eating and losing weight? They usually ignore wood chews. They need timothy hay or another...

Guinea Pigs: Health, guinea pig, scabs
guinea pig, scabs, ivermectin: Hi Dasha, Scabs and hair loss are usually the result of mites. The scabs are due to intense scratching, and the hair loss a direct result from the mites and aided by the scratching. A vet can prescribe you medication - there should be 3 doses, each one...

Guinea Pigs: Health, dry flaky skin, guinea pigs
dry flaky skin, guinea pigs, shredded paper: Hi Stacey, It does sound like a fungal problem to me. The best thing you can do is go to your vet. Fungal problems are more uncommon than mites, so I am still learning on the treatment s front of fungal problems. In UK we have a company called Gorgeous...

Guinea Pigs: Health, potassium rich foods, kidney failure
potassium rich foods, kidney failure, guinea pigs: Hi First of all, take a look at www.guinealynx.info which is a great site for medical concerns. Sometimes Kidney and heart problems can show similar symptoms in piggies as the two organs are so closely interconnected. I have personally no knowledge...

Guinea Pigs: Health, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig
upper respiratory infection, guinea pig, going to the bathroom: She needs to go to a vet as soon as possible to get some antibiotics and supportive care. I m not sure what her symptoms are but she probably has an upper respiratory infection, or possibly scurvy. The best thing you can do is call a vet and get her in quickly,...

Guinea Pigs: Health, upper respiratory infection, vet asap
upper respiratory infection, vet asap, guinea pig: Hi Roxanne, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have had increasingly problematic internet issues as well as having a very busy home life (newborn twins), so have had difficulties answering many questions over the past 2 weeks. Apologies for any...

Guinea Pigs: Health, cavy care, guniea pig
cavy care, guniea pig, newborn twins: Hi Hinkles, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I am a full time carer for newborn twins so have had many problems in finding just five minutes to myself! Apologies if any inconvenience was caused. The best thing I can suggest to you is to contact...

Guinea Pigs: Health and Behavior, guinea pig, medical concern
guinea pig, medical concern, rear end: Hi Tara Any change in behaviour needs to be taken seriously. If I was in your position I would get my pig checked out by a vet as any change in behaviour can point to an underlying condition. In terms of the biting, it is very rare. However, she doesnt...

Guinea Pigs: Health concerns., upper respiratory infection, guinea pig
upper respiratory infection, guinea pig, white stuff: It sounds like an Upper Respiratory Infection. These are very deadly and can only be treated by a vet. Since you bought her from a pet store? she could also have many other things wrong like lice, mites or she can even be pregnant. What kind of bedding is...

Guinea Pigs: Health issue, two pigs, guinea pig
two pigs, guinea pig, health issue: Hi Sue Firstly, is the first time your female has been mated? Also, are the two pigs brothers and sisters? Regarding the lump, you need vetinary attention to check that it is nothing serious. If it is the first time your female has mated she is...

Guinea Pigs: Health Problem, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, supreme science: Hi Rachel. Sometimes when guinea pigs are getting older they can get a bit run down when they feel somewhat getting on. At six your pig is a great age for a pig to reach. Let s hope he s not just feeling a bit old now. What I have a feeling of here, though,...

Guinea Pigs: Health Problems, bleeding from the rectum, upper respiratory infection
bleeding from the rectum, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig: He started out with an upper respiratory infection, but it has gotten really severe. You can try the treatment listed on my website for URIs, but his is so severe that he most likely will not make it with out vet care, if he is bleeding from the rectum that...

Guinea Pigs: Health problem, body odour, guinea pig
body odour, guinea pig, timothy hay: It sounds like he had impaction and left without being cleaned out, can lead to death. Please visit this link for more information on impaction. http://www.guinealynx.info/impaction.html Also, your cavy should have access to pellets and timothy hay 24/7...

Guinea Pigs: Health Question, good bacteria, kkat
good bacteria, kkat, having trouble breathing: Hello Bill, It sounds like the beginning of a URI. She ll need to see the vet to get antibiotics. Within the next few days her nose and eyes will likely get icky and she ll most likely stop eating and become lethargic. It s important she see a vet soon...

Guinea Pigs: Health, ping pong ball, guinea pig
ping pong ball, guinea pig, laxitive: Hello Amber and thanks you for the question, The blockage could have been a couple things. When you say squeezed out , was the feces on the OUTSIDE or the INSIDE of the GP s rectum? If it was OUTSIDE, it was probably just a fur mat. A GP will get those...

Guinea Pigs: Heart problem?, signs of poor circulation, heart murmur
signs of poor circulation, heart murmur, upper respiratory infection: Hello Paula, It does sound as if she may have a heart problem. Some of the signs of poor circulation are labored breathing and noisy breathing. Signs also seem to follow a diagnosis of a URI (Upper Respiratory Infection). All of these she has had. Some...

Guinea Pigs: Heat exaustion, heat exaustion, guinea pig
heat exaustion, guinea pig, heat stroke: I am so sorry to here about your Teddy, we also recently had this happen to our female Teddy. Our herd was outside for only 45 minutes during a cage cleaning, when I put them out they were in the shade with a blanket over one side of the cage, when I went...

Guinea Pigs: In Heat time, guinea pigs, sows
guinea pigs, sows, couple of days: Sows are in heat for about 24-48 hours and come into heat every 16 days or so. If you do not want babies, I suggest that you keep them apart. If you do want babies and put them back together you would need to keep a close eye on them. Guinea pigs sometimes...

Guinea Pigs: Heath, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, black circles: It is perfectly fine that your pig does not squeak a lot. Some guinea pigs are really loud, and others aren t -- just like people! Guinea pigs often times have patterns on their feet. I had one with black circles. They actually have this all over their skin...

Guinea Pigs: Heavy Breathing, corn cob, pine shavings
corn cob, pine shavings, wood shavings: It s a good thing you changed the bedding to corn cob because pine bedding isn t good for guinea pigs at all. In fact I don t recommend any type of wood shavings for guinea pigs because they can cause respiratory problems and liver and lung disesase. She may...

Guinea Pigs: Hel;p, guinea pig, tip toes
guinea pig, tip toes, front teeth: Hello Amy, Just because he s eating pellets and his front teeth look ok doesn t mean it isn t malocclusion. He does sound like he may have an early case of scurvy or other vitamin or mineral defiency which has probably been caused by his refusal to eat....

Guinea Pigs: Hello!I have a 5 month old..., new pig, food bowls
new pig, food bowls, neutral territory: Kathleen, You have done so much correctly thus far - I m glad to see that! The next step is to make the neutral territory smaller. Their behavior that you described (butt nugging) is perfectly normal. What I always do next is fence off a small area in the...

Guinea Pigs: Hello Amparo, guinea pigs, wooden cage
guinea pigs, wooden cage, careguide: Hi Nina, Some sickness signs could be diaherea(eww!), redness, hair falling out, sneezing, couching, not eating, not drinking, not jumping around, not being as active as usual and there are many more. If you are worried about some of her actions, just write...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow big should a..., two pigs, guinea pig
two pigs, guinea pig, sq feet: Every guinea pig requires 2.5 to 3 square feet of living space, so your cage s total area should be 5 - 6 sq. feet. You can probably find a nice 2 x 3 cage that will work. Buy a guinea pig bowl and fill it up. This should last your pigs a day or so. If...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow big should a..., two pigs, food bowl
two pigs, food bowl, floor space: Good questions. I am glad you are concerned about the welfare of your animals. A cage should have 1.5 sq. ft. per animal, so for two animals, look for a cage with 3 sq. ft. of floor space. If you ever want to add a third animal, you will want 4.5 sq. ft,...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow big should a..., two pigs, fruits and veggies
two pigs, fruits and veggies, unlimited supply: They should have lots of room to play...i would say at least 6 square feet!! They should have an unlimited supply of hay, a bowlfull of pellets, and about a cup of fruits and veggies daily!! you should be able to add a YOUNG male later!! good luck]...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow big should a..., two pigs, male pig
two pigs, male pig, baby carrots: For exact cage size standards, go to this website. www.cavycages.com They are pretty accurate and i m not quite sure the dimensions myself. Feeding. Well, they should have non-stop supply of hay. Fill up the pellet dish one time a day, and don t fill...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow big should a..., two pigs, guinea pigs
two pigs, guinea pigs, floortime: Hi, for two guinea pigs 10.5 sq feet, 30 x 50 , is a good size. Bigger is better though if you have space! There isn t really any specific amount you should feed. At least cup of greens a day, and a bowlfull of pellet-food a day about. They should ALWAYS...

Guinea Pigs: HelloI bought a pair of..., giving birth, pregnancy
giving birth, pregnancy, gps: Sorry, I got away from myself! You also asked how BIG they will be and the chances of her carrying them to term? They will be about 2.5 inches long (though maybe smaller because of the age of the mother). If she does carry them to term (I heard from another...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow long after I..., guinea pigs, golf ball
guinea pigs, golf ball, piggy: Hello. That s really a hard question to answer. Guinea pigs are pregnant for about 2 months before they give birth. It would take about a month before you could feel them kicking. How big is she? Like i said it s hard to answer without seeing your piggy....

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow long after I..., clue, vet
clue, vet: I really don t know because I don t know the age of the sow and how long the sow has beenn pregnant for. You should make a visit to the vet so he or she can give you an estimate date. I am sorry but I don t understand your question and I need more...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow long after the..., last question, sows
last question, sows, babys: The babies start kicking 2-3 before deliverery Most sows carry full term (70-80 days)if it is a first litter. I would have no idea on your last question because all of my girls were at least 5 months and you should really make a visit to a vet and have...

Guinea Pigs: HelloHow old should guinea-pigs..., guinea pigs, male pigs
guinea pigs, male pigs, cedar chips: Hello, Good questions. I am glad you are concerned about your animals welfare. 1. Female guinea pigs should be at least 4 months old before they are bred, but not older than 1 year old if they have never been bred before. Male pigs can breed as soon...

Guinea Pigs: HelloI am getting a pair..., nail clippers, food dish
nail clippers, food dish, cage size: It sounds like to me you have everything you need. Females are wonderful, you can add another in the future, they dont tend to be terrorital as males are. Just keep in mind the cage size. You might want to pick up some Vit C drops for their water, also. ...

Guinea Pigs: HelloI am getting a pair..., toilet paper roll, woody pet
toilet paper roll, woody pet, cardboard boxes: Hello. Well, it sounds like your missing some toys and some hide-away homes. They need to have an area in the cage where they feel safe. Those wooden homes with the 2 holes for entry/exit are wonderful. THe pig can chew the wood which helps with the teeth...

Guinea Pigs: HelloI am getting a pair..., long and happy life, upper respiratory infection
long and happy life, upper respiratory infection, nail clippers: what kind of cage?? Aquariums are NOT suitable, they cause URI (upper respiratory infection) I reccomend KILN~DRIED PINE, or carefresh...do NOT use cedar.... I think it sounds as if you are VERY prepared! IF you are interested in a forum, you should...

Guinea Pigs: HelloI am getting a pair..., pine shavings, guinea pigs
pine shavings, guinea pigs, nail clippers: I believe the only necessary supply you still need is a salt lick. This is very important for guinea pigs. Just hang it from the side of their cage. You may also want to pick up some sort of a hiding place for them. Even a cardboard box with a hole cut...

Guinea Pigs: HelloI have read that..., cavies, cavy
cavies, cavy, overpopulation: Why do you want to breed? What is so special about your sow? Where did she come from? What breed is she? What variety is she? What vairety were her parents, grandparents and great grandparents? There is no reason to breed at all. There is an overpopulation...

Guinea Pigs: -------------------------..., fruits and veggies, pregnant female
fruits and veggies, pregnant female, stoped: Any babies yet? You should be expecting them within the next week! She will probably have them while you are away...when she goes into labor, it will look like she is hiccuping labor SHOULD go smoothly, and quickly! Just be sure the food, water, pellets,...

Guinea Pigs: Hello, celery cabbage, guinea pig
celery cabbage, guinea pig, bannana: Hi Cindy The absolute best thing to do is to get him a friend to live with. However, things that all piggies enjoy are those small animal chew treats, tubes to run in, piggy igloos you can buy and basically anything that can be hidden in or chewed. Veggies...

Guinea Pigs: Help!, guinea pig, weird thing
guinea pig, weird thing, fleas: Hi, I m not quite sure what this is or why it is happening but I could give you some illnesses that match up. It is possible that it could have Lice, Mites, or fleas. Maybe even a cold or she is in stress of something, but other then that I haven t seen...

Guinea Pigs: Help!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, hip bones: Hi Jane, If the other female is in heat she will take on the shape of a pear. It will be HORRIBLE if she is pregnant because her hip bones cannot support the babies and they will shatter and then that is unfixable, and may lead to a death, im terribly sorry...

Guinea Pigs: Help, correct medicine, penicillin family
correct medicine, penicillin family, better medicine: Hello Bunnyness. Im sorry im responding so late, i was on vacation and forgot to inform the site. By now i m assuming that you ve taken your piggy to the vet. I sure hope so because pododermatitis is very painful for a piggy. If you have, i sure hope...

Guinea Pigs: Help!!, guinea pig, antibotic
guinea pig, antibotic, dutchy: bunnyness: I would take this animal to another (DIFFERENT) vet, preferably one who specialises in small animals. I m not a vet, nor do I claim to have any animal medical training, besides life experience. It sounds to me, though, like he may have wasting...

Guinea Pigs: Help, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, one of the girls: Hi Paisly. I would get another younger female if she really needs a partner. She s going to want to be dominant over the new guinea pig. Getting the boys neutered will probably not really help because they are already mature. I recommend getting another...

Guinea Pigs: Help!?, alfalfa hay, guinea pigs
alfalfa hay, guinea pigs, fresh veggies: Here are some sexing guides: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm http://www.guinealynx.info/sexing.html Male guinea pigs have nipples too. Please read over: http://www.guinealynx.info/reproduction.html too You need to separate them asap if they...

Guinea Pigs: Help!!!!, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig
upper respiratory infection, guinea pig, tip toes: Hi Amy, You said that you cannot take your guinea pig to the vet unless it is completely necessary, but I m afraid it is. It sounds to me like your guinea pig is showing signs of malocclusion, but if you are positive that is not what it is then it could...

Guinea Pigs: Help, guinea pig, tip toes
guinea pig, tip toes, bowel problem: you really need to take him to the vet, i think he may have a bowel problem, constipation. have a look at his bum and if it is full of poo, squeeze it out, (i have to do this to my guinea pig reguargly) i think you need to take him to the vet due to his weight,...

Guinea Pigs: Help!!!, vet asap, guinea pig
vet asap, guinea pig, hair ball: Sofia, I am so sorry for the late reply to your question. The ever wonderful internet didn t want to work right there for a few days. =S It sounds like maybe your youngest has either URI or Pneumonia. It is a little odd about the hair ball as that...

Guinea Pigs: Help my ANTY!!, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinealynx: Hi Jodie, This sounds like a bad case of impaction, which can occur often in male guinea pigs - although it could be constipation. If constipation is the case, all that you need to do is feed him a few large leaves of lettuce every day to loosen up...

Guinea Pigs: Help!!!!! ASAP, guinea pig, ivermectin
guinea pig, ivermectin, dandruff: Hi Morri It sounds very much like a mites problem. All you need to do is visit the vet where you will probably be given ivermectin, but there is a chance the problem is a parasitical one rather than mites, but the vet will be able to tell the difference....

Guinea Pigs: Help!!Baby guinea pig SICK!!, guinea pig, male baby
guinea pig, male baby, sister and brother: Hi You are obviously very conerned so you really should consult a vet. It sounds like he has some kind fo skin condition but there are a few possibilities and its hard for me to tell what exactly might be the problem without seeing him. Best thing is to...

Guinea Pigs: Help!!Baby guinea pig SICK!!, guinea pig, male baby
guinea pig, male baby, sister and brother: GuineaPigGirl, Your little baby maybe having an allergic reaction to something around him. My best advice in this matter is to take him down to see an exotic vet. Just to make sure he is having a allergic reaction or if it is something else causing this...

Guinea Pigs: Help, baby guinea pig sick!!!, guinea pig, male baby
guinea pig, male baby, sister and brother: Hello GuineaPigGirl, He needs to see a vet. I ve never heard of this problem before, or anything similar. It s possibly an allergic reaction. In any case, he should see a vet to have him checked out. I m sorry couldn t be of more help. Good luck! -kkat...

Guinea Pigs: Help with our Guinea Pig, petawawa ontario, guinea pigs
petawawa ontario, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Rob, Lori: I will start by saying that your animal is probably an American (breed), possibly a satin (you can tell by the sheen.) I know that you were told that guinea pigs are very personable, and they are, but for the most part they are skittish animals....

Guinea Pigs: Help! my Guinea pig lost weight, vet asap, animals teeth
vet asap, animals teeth, guinea pigs: Hello Lara and thanks for the question. The grass is ok. It is actually GOOD for GPs as long as there is no pesticdes on it. What you have sounds like a CLASSIC case of malocclusion. Malocclusion is a dental condition in GPs that causes the animals teeth...

Guinea Pigs: Help! My guinea pig will not move his back legs!, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, squeals: Hello Crystal, it could be a few things wrong with your guinea pig, he could have a pinched never or he could have had a stroke that caused him to lose feeling in the back of his legs, but that wouldn t explain why he hurts every time you pick him up. I personally...

Guinea Pigs: Help! I'm worried for my Guinea Pig!, guinea pigs, umbilical cord
guinea pigs, umbilical cord, sacs: Hi Grace, If your guinea pig may have gotten pregnant a few days or even a week over eight months, I would not worry. However, if you really are worried, contact a veterinarian who is experienced in the area of guinea pigs and inform him/her of your...

Guinea Pigs: Help with mites on the Guinea Pig, cavy care, step daughter
cavy care, step daughter, ivermectin: HI Ken, It s worth looking at this link to find out how you can treat mites safely yourself: http://guinealynx.info/mites.htm Be sure to read all the information they have about mites and Ivermectin and other treatments. It should clear the mites...

Guinea Pigs: Help! New guinea pigs are terrified of us!, flight instinct, prey animals
flight instinct, prey animals, guinea pigs: Hi Shawna, What you are experiencing is VERY common. When a GP is in his new enrivoment (your home and his cage) he will be very very nervous for a few days. GPs are prey animals and use their flight instinct often. Since he is 7 weeks old (older than...

Guinea Pigs: Help! New guinea pigs are terrified of us!, guinea pigs, patient interaction
guinea pigs, patient interaction, tasty foods: Hi Shawna, its perfectly normal for them to be a bit nervous at first. After all, they haven t had time to get to know you and your family. Just spending alot of time around the cage will get them used to you. Sit for a while near them and read, or do something...

Guinea Pigs: Help! New guinea pigs are terrified of us!, guinea pigs, new guinea
guinea pigs, new guinea, pet store: Hello Shawna Give them a few days to settle in before handling them, after that start to pick them up adn hold them on your lap, talk in a calm low voice when your around them at all times, dont make sudden movments because to them it seems like somethings...

Guinea Pigs: Help! My new guinea pigs are terrified of us!, cavy care, prey animals
cavy care, prey animals, guinea pigs: Please make sure they are both really males. Pet Stores are known for sexing cavies wrong. www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm A Satin is a variety, not a breed. Breeds include the American, Abyssinian, Texel, Peruvian, Coronet, Silkie, American Crested, Teddy,...

Guinea Pigs: Help Please, sick pig, bumble foot
sick pig, bumble foot, diddly: Hi there, I highly recommend visiting the link below as it tells you step by step how to syringe feed a sick pig. http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Syringe-feeding.htm I hope this helps and good luck at the Vet tomorrow. Take care & kind regards,...

Guinea Pigs: Help with my pig, guinea pigs, sign of pregnancy
guinea pigs, sign of pregnancy, guinea pig: Hi again Suzy The reason I asked about the pig s gender was, and its a long shot, that not wanting to be touched is sometimes a sign of pregnancy. Take a look at the link below to be 100% sure of the genders. If they are both female, please try to make...

Guinea Pigs: Help..piggies are not same sex!!! Atleast I don't think!, peculiar behavior, little piggies
peculiar behavior, little piggies, pet stores: I am so sorry, unfortunately this happens all of the time with pet stores, with what you are describing you have a male and female. Typically males can get females pregnant when they are 8 weeks old, sometimes you can have males that are mature enough to get...

Guinea Pigs: Help please my guinea pig is rapidly loosing hair and i don't know what to do, heather heather, guinea pig
heather heather, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Heather -- Well, there are couple of reasons he could be losing hair. The good news is that the animal probably does not have selnick mites nor ringworm. However, I would still take him to the vet -- quite a few of the things which can cause hair loss...

Guinea Pigs: Help!! I think my piggy is dying :(, guinea pig, sugar spice
guinea pig, sugar spice, ivermectin: You can purchase the medication from a horse supply store. The thing is you still need to talk to a vet and ask them how much you should dilute the ivermectin and which one would be best as the horse Ivermectin is concentrated. I m sure the vet won t charge...

Guinea Pigs: Help I think his sick, vet asap, guinea pigs
vet asap, guinea pigs, upper respatory infection: Kathleen, So sorry for just now getting back to you. Been working overtime at work this last week. You ll need to take Jake to see a vet, Even though he isn t show all the signs it could be URI (Upper Respatory Infection) or Pneumonia from the sound...

Guinea Pigs: Help!, guinea pig, cavy
guinea pig, cavy, daily basis: Why did you drop her off at the vet? Why didn t you stay there incase you had questions or the vet had questions for you? First What kind of bedding do you use? What what kind of cage do you have? What size is the cage? How old is your guinea pig? ...

Guinea Pigs: Hemorrhagic Colon, guinea pig, pocket pets
guinea pig, pocket pets, best bet: Janette - Unfortunately, this is a question for a licensed vet. Since I am not one, I will have to pass on answering this one. Your best bet would be to make an appointment with your local pocket pets veterinarian and have the animal thoroughly checked...

Guinea Pigs: Heqlth Question, upper respiratory infection, bacterial pneumonia
upper respiratory infection, bacterial pneumonia, having trouble breathing: She most likely has either an Upper Respiratory Infection, or bacterial pneumonia. I have the treament on my website, but she will most likely need antibiotics to cure it fully, which you have to get from a vet. This is my website http://woopets.bravehost.com...

Guinea Pigs: Hey Amy...., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, proper nutrients: BreeAnne Thank you for your question! The reason why guinea pigs need a good home and good food available is just the same as we as humans do! A good home provides them with warmth, security, a place to sleep, comfort, and so forth. Good food provides...

Guinea Pigs: Hey i have some questions, guinea pigs for sale, guinea pig
guinea pigs for sale, guinea pig, quality pellet: Hi BreeAnne, congratulations on getting a pig! They are great pets. :) 1. If you can have two, then thats best. They ll bond to you just as well as if you only have one, and its more fun to have several. They are so funny to watch, and talk to each other...

Guinea Pigs: HI. where do guinea pigs come..., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, vegetable scraps: Here you go...hope it helps!! The common guinea pig was first domesticated by the Inca of South America, in what is now Peru. They continue to be an important food source, subsisting off a family s vegetable scraps as a half pet/half future meal. Guinea...

Guinea Pigs: Hi, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, exercie: Having a ramp in the cage may be good for exercie, but the guinea pig really needs exercise outside the cage for full exercise and fun. If you are not used to clipping a guinea pigs nails then it s best to have another person hold the guinea pig while you...

Guinea Pigs: HiI have a 4 yr old GP..., bottom teeth, orange pieces
bottom teeth, orange pieces, hind legs: Hi Janet If the problem is the teeth, which sounds possible, you can buy a file especially for treating the teeth at home. Personally, I would get an expert to do this, but I understand your situation. Based on the other symptoms you describe, it is...

Guinea Pigs: Hi i got BIG problems, guinea pigs, stress hormones
guinea pigs, stress hormones, guinea pig: Hi Brian, I am terribly sorry for the delay with this response. When guinea pigs are pups, it can be very difficult to determine their sex. I think you may have more than one male,e on your hands, and they are suffering from dominance battles. The...

Guinea Pigs: Hi I feed my guinea pigs kaytee..., guinea pig food, carefresh bedding
guinea pig food, carefresh bedding, alfalfa hay: Hello and thanks for the question, The diet sounds good but I would not use cat litter as bedding . GPs can be litter trained but the litter used for defecating should be in a small pan seperate from the bedding. I use pine wood chips and have never had...

Guinea Pigs: Hi,my female guinea pig..., guinealynx, guinea pig
guinealynx, guinea pig, drawing blood: Hi Liz I have got to be honest, I dont know the answer to your question. I agree that its too early to separate the babies but we also dont want them to be hurt. Try looking at the following website. Sorry I couldnt help Andy http://www.guinealynx.info...

Guinea Pigs: Hi! My guinea pig has just..., guinea pig, bald patches
guinea pig, bald patches, abcesses: Hello Susannah and thanks for the question. I am opt to think that the bald spot most likely came from your sow pulling/scratching at the fur near her rear due to birthing the pups. She may have a skin irritation or an infection. Seeing your vet is the...

Guinea Pigs: Hi, my name is Beth, and I..., guinea pigs, jacket pockets
guinea pigs, jacket pockets, guinea pig: Is his water dripping in the cage and keeping the bedding wet? If so, this could be causeing the oder. In which case you can place a bowl under the area where the water bottle hangs for it to catch any water that drips. Then just keep the bowl emptied....

Guinea Pigs: Hi! I have recently obtained..., green stuff, fresh food
green stuff, fresh food, cauliflower: Hi Ramona Some fresh food needs to be limited such as lettuce as this contains very little dietary benefit. My advice would be to give him some pellets and hay each day and then once per day, some carrots, brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc so he gets...

Guinea Pigs: Hi, guinea pigs, crested guinea pig
guinea pigs, crested guinea pig, cowlick: Cindy, Your Guinea Pig sounds like he is a Crested Guinea Pig. The mushroom look on his head is actually a cowlick or what is called a rosette. All Crested Guinea Pigs have that rosette on the top of their heads. He is most likely getting use to you...

Guinea Pigs: Hidey spot for guinea pig?, guinea pigs, hygene
guinea pigs, hygene, poos: Hi Jenn, in my experience houses are good to have for the pigs, but NOT right away. I don t think they get less sociable if they allready are tame and like being part of things, which most pigs do. If you have a place to hide the first few weeks then the...

Guinea Pigs: Holding and cuddling, prey animals, guinea pig
prey animals, guinea pig, piggies: Hi Kelsey To hold your piggy you should have 1 hand supporting her bottom and one under her front legs. She might also be biting you because she is new to the environment. Cats are predators and piggies are prey animals, so yes they are scared and...

Guinea Pigs: Homemade treats, guinea pigs, cube tray
guinea pigs, cube tray, berrys: Hello Dale For homemade treats I mix up some fruit,vegtables, oats, bran, I ll give you a few ideas of what I m talking about; Mix a few pieces of fruit and or vegtables with wet bran stir and serve Pour the same mixture as above into a ice cube cube...

Guinea Pigs: Homes and introducing new buddies, male pig, guinea pigs
male pig, guinea pigs, unidentified problem: This is a really hard case, I usually try to avoid ever placing males in together except when they are babies, but I know that it is possible, although I have only had around 2-3 cases myself. Your male that you have had for a little while feels that he is...

Guinea Pigs: Homes, guinea pig, wind chill
guinea pig, wind chill, gallon tank: Hi again Even just for the night, tanks tend to be very high sided and get very warm and potentially dangerous. When the nights are cold here, I have a very large plastic box that my piggies come into. Even in your cold house your pigs will be warm enough...

Guinea Pigs: Honey my 3yr old guinea pig, sterile saline solution, terramycin ophthalmic ointment
sterile saline solution, terramycin ophthalmic ointment, corneal ulcer: Hello Chantelle, Go to your local feed store and get a medicine called Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment and to a drug store and get Sterile Saline Solution. Flush her eye with the saline solution and then apply a strip of the ointment across her eye. If she...

Guinea Pigs: Hosuing/bathing, guinea pig, 4 pigs
guinea pig, 4 pigs, alfalfa hay: Hello my guinea pig has just had pups! My questions are..... I hope this was accidental and won t happen again. If I keep them can the males live with my male guinea pig? can the females live with there mother? Yes and Yes, provided the...

Guinea Pigs: Hosuing/out of cage time/toys and litter training, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, litter training: That cage should be big enough for ONE guinea pig, Why do you want to breed. But for 2 that would be too small here is a link on breeding (its a good site) http://www.cavyspirit.com/breeding.htm You should let them have 15 min. floor time Those can...

Guinea Pigs: Hot Piggies, celing fan, cold last night
celing fan, cold last night, hot weather: Jen, I know how you feel, I live in an older house with no central air and it gets really hot here in Colorado. Here is a few ways to help in keeping the cool through out the hot weather months. Freeze a couple of plastic bottles and place them around...

Guinea Pigs: Housing, guniea pigs, petsmart
guniea pigs, petsmart, global product: Hello Erin and thanks for the question, That cage s ramps seem a little too steep for GPs. I would go to this site and check out how to make your OWN cage. It is much cheaper and much better for the GPs. http://cavycages.com/ Cubes and Choroplast Cages...

Guinea Pigs: Housing, guinea pigs, outdoor pens
guinea pigs, outdoor pens, guinea pig: This question is difficult. I, personally, advise to never keep (a) guinea pig(s) outside. I m not sure where you re from, but where I live winters can be brutally cold and extremely snowy. Guinea pigs are originally from South America, and they don t get...

Guinea Pigs: Housing, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, whole lot: Hi Chris, You should clean the guinea pigs cage 2-3 times a week. I would suggest the cage be at least 3 ft in width and length, because guinea pigs need a lot of room to run around. Good luck, Christine (Sorry this took so long to get back to you my computer...

Guinea Pigs: Housing, guinea pigs, colder nights
guinea pigs, colder nights, kkat: Hello Sharron, Well....I recommend bringing them in. If that s not possible (which I assume it isn t or you wouldn t be asking this question), there are a few ways you can keep them dry and warm. Tarps work well for for keeping out rain (or snow if that...

Guinea Pigs: Housing, guinea pig, aquarium
guinea pig, aquarium, square feet: Dear Tori, You can definately house a guinea pig in an aquarium as long as it is big enough. It should be at least 2.5 square feet. But remember, the smaller the cage, the more exercise you have to provide for your pig outside of the cage. Hope I helped!...

Guinea Pigs: Gaining mean pigs trust or something, guinea pig, chattering teeth
guinea pig, chattering teeth, many sounds: Sorry for the delay in response. All Experts was having a problem with a time out each time I tried to send my answers. So I had to wait until the problem was fixed in order to get back to you. The best way to do this is to offer him a snack and a gentle...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/bathing, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, size cage: After 2 weeeks remebber to seperate the baby MALES from the mother. I would NOT try putting the baby males with the older male because he can feel thhat his terrotory is invaded and he might try to hurt them. In that size cage you can keep 4-5 guinea pigs...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/bathing, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, baby shampoo: Once a week the cage should be cleaned and whiped with vinigar. Bathing really isnt nessary , unless your guinea pig is stinkey or dirty. Use a mild baby shampoo and makesure that their head does dot go under and that the water is not to cold or tooo...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/bathing, guinea pig, baby shampoo
guinea pig, baby shampoo, cavy: A cage for one cavy should be at least 14 x 42 or a 2x3 C&C Cage ~~ www.cavycages.com. It should be spot cleaned daily and fully changed once a week. Cavies usually never need baths as they are naturally clean animals, but if need be, a mild baby...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/bedding/exercise/diet, pine shavings, alfalfa hay
pine shavings, alfalfa hay, romane lettuce: Sorry for the delay in response. All Experts was having a problem with a time out each time I tried to send my answers. So I had to wait until the problem was fixed in order to get back to you. Unfortunately with more cavies means more cage changes and...

Guinea Pigs: Housing and Fighting, aggression problem, guinea pigs
aggression problem, guinea pigs, cage size: Hi Erin Based on what you tell me I do not think you have an aggression problem. I think you are right, Piggy is telling Uni that it annoys her. If she had really bitten Uni she would draw blood, trust me. Regarding the cage, of course the bigger the...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/feeding/adding another pig, guinea pigs, two pigs
guinea pigs, two pigs, guinea pig: Hi, You would need a very big cage for 4 guinea-pigs to keep them healthy. If they are males they would probably like their own spaces and you would need a pretty big one for them to exercise and play. It would be unfair to keep them in a small one. Experiment...

Guinea Pigs: Housing a Guinea Pig, romain lettuce, guinea pig
romain lettuce, guinea pig, male baby: Jill -- Yes, you can house two males in the same cage. However, you should introduce them both at the same time into a very clean cage (no scent), and don t expect them to get along right away. For the first 24 hours or so they will probably fight a bit,...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/life-span/bedding/cage-cleaning/feeding/breeding/guineapigs and bunies, guinea pig pellets, dwarf rabbit
guinea pig pellets, dwarf rabbit, guinea pigs: I would reccomend checking into c&c cages! They are cheap, and easy to clean. I love them (www.cavycages.com) For 3 gp s (with a c&c) I would say about 2x3 or 2x4 grid cage!! Bedding~ kiln~dried pine, carefresh, or aspen not cedar!!! females should...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/life span/excercise, pine bedding, guinea pigs
pine bedding, guinea pigs, amune system: Dear?, A male cage should have at least room for 2-4 toys, food, water, a bed and still plenty of room to move.A pair must have room for toys{they prefer PVC tunnels which you can purchase at petsmart and they need a bed and A LOT of room to move. A pregnant...

Guinea Pigs: Housing/life span, guinea pigs, life span
guinea pigs, life span, having fun: Dear ?, I suggest at the least a 3ft by 6ft cage would be a very nice cage. Make sure they can excercise and have things to play with amd stuff to keep them having fun. If your guinea pigs are WELL taken care of they lve 4-12 years the average is...

Guinea Pigs: Housing near a radiator, quinea pigs, guinea pigs
quinea pigs, guinea pigs, temperature fluctuations: Michelle - I wouldn t recommend keeping your animals near a radiator because of the temperature fluctuations and heat. While guinea pigs are a semi-tropical animal, they really weren t designed for constant heat. Also, if the radiator works like most...

Guinea Pigs: Housing together., unspayed females, guinea pigs
unspayed females, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hello, It is quite possible to house two male guinea pigs together. As with humans, it depends on the temperament of your guinea pigs. You may want to buy a small cage or a small tote for temporary usage so that you can gradually introduce them to eachother....

Guinea Pigs: Housing/toys/pregnancy, toilet paper roll, piggy girls
toilet paper roll, piggy girls, pig 1: Hello. First off, let me say sorry for not responding sooner. I was on vacation and forgot to let the website know. I m glad to help you now though. Your first question. Cages. I can t remember the exact measurements for the cage on how large it should...

Guinea Pigs: Housing, gallon fish tank, guinea pigs
gallon fish tank, guinea pigs, piggies: Hello. Guinea pigs CANNOT be kept in a fish tank. No matter what size / age the piggies are. Being kept in that atmosphere limits their sight, sounds, smells, and most are WAY too small for guinea pigs to run around in. If it s a matter of money (because...

Guinea Pigs: Human foods, sore lips, baby carrots
sore lips, baby carrots, guinea pig: Hi Nancy Your questions arent silly at all. Apple = You can leave the peel on. Oranges = Yes they are messy but pigs have fun eating them, but dont give too much as the acid in the juice can cause sore lips. Green beans = Because of their stringy...

Guinea Pigs: Hunched over guniea pig, spirits, depression
spirits, depression, toys: Hi Ceale, Itchy is depressed and very much so. Give her extra attention and love, along with a few toys in her cage and some floor time for an hour with toys to play with. That ll pick up her spirits and she ll snap out of the depression in a week or so....

Guinea Pigs: Hungry Piglet, cedar bedding, guinea pig
cedar bedding, guinea pig, liver damage: Hello Samantha, I m sooo sorry it took me so long to check this, I ve been dealing with some sick pigs myself. I hope Piglet doesn t suffer because of the delay. Ok, first, he needs bedding change. Cedar can cause liver damage and the oils in it can cause...

Guinea Pigs: Hurt paw, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, companion animals: Hi Gina, My primary piece of advice to you is to quickly find a vet that does deal with guinea pigs. You will find that many of them consider guinea pigs exotic animals, not companion animals, and outside of their expertise. Other vets will know...

Guinea Pigs: Hurt toe, pododermatitis, injured toe
pododermatitis, injured toe, purple spot: Hi Cori This is one of those times where I wish I could see your pig to give you a better answer. From what you tell me, it sounds like your pig has the early stages of pododermatitis, or bumblefoot. This is where the foot becomes swelled, and although...

Guinea Pigs: Hurt toe, cats and dogs, soap and water
cats and dogs, soap and water, neosporin: Oh wow!! ooo must hurt. Okay well it seems like you did everythin you as supposed to. Keep the wound clean and keep applying neosporin to it. You will probably have to slowly clip the nail until the split is gone so anytime you are able to clip the nail without...

Guinea Pigs: hair falling out, moles, and swollen foot, guinea pig, skin infestation
guinea pig, skin infestation, bumblefoot: Hi Kinsey Your piggy is getting very old now, so you have to take these into account. All 3 conditions you describe really need looking at by a vet but none of them are very serious but do need to be treated. Number 1 & 3 might well be related due to...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, tractor supply store, long periods of time
tractor supply store, long periods of time, ivermectin: What he has are mites, you can t see them because they are microscopic and live under the skin, the only way you can is by a skin scraping under a microscope. Mites are really common now days with guinea pigs, so common that I treat every pig that does through...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, nutritionally balanced diet, guinea pig
nutritionally balanced diet, guinea pig, wire floors: Hi Rachael, Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. We have had some issues with our internet and only now have I been able to access my emails to find some 23 questions waiting for me! I think it s best you take Ellie and your other piggie to your...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, browser address bar, guinea pig
browser address bar, guinea pig, ivermectin: Hi Brenda, Many apologies in the delay in getting back to you. I have had computer and internet problems for the past week so have only now been able to check my email and questions. As you purchased your pig, he was probably sick before you bought him,...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, guinea pigs, pine bedding
guinea pigs, pine bedding, ovarian cysts: Hello Amy, Have you had Marr checked for ovarian cysts? Two of the symptoms are hair loss and sexual aggression. They often show up in sows about her age. The fact that she has suddenly been having a bit of trouble with her cagemate and around the same...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, ivermec, guinea pigs
ivermec, guinea pigs, 2 females: What they have are mites, in guinea pigs they are microscopic and species specific, they are also very common now days. Mites have to be treated with a shot of Ivermectin, either from a Vet or you can do the shot yourself by buying a bottle of Ivermec at a...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, ginny pig, guinea pig
ginny pig, guinea pig, pelvic bones: She is most likely pregnant, if this is her first pregnancy then she could be in trouble, her pelvic bones will be fused. Cyst do not develop like that in the inside of a guinea pig, so if she has had any contact with a male, then she is pregnant. If you do...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, sows: Hello Stu, Alopecia (hair loss) is common in pregnant and lactating sows. If the hair doesn t start coming back soon after the pups are weaned, take her to the vet to check for other causes. It s most likely just from the change in hormones during pregnancy...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, mange mites, guinea pigs
mange mites, guinea pigs, ovarian cysts: Hi Jo You are right, mange mites also shows red sore areas and thick dandruff so I would agree that this isnt the problem and of course you have already administered the correct treatment (ivermectin) if this was the problem. There are a few possibilities...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss on a baby guinea pig, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, exact dosage: Hi Beth. IVOMEC. It is expensive, you want the spray on kind which is even harder to find (We usually mix it up and sell to other breeders - easier to mix your own than find it). But ask around feed stores in your area. I have been told that Revolution...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss/itching, skin mites, guinea pig
skin mites, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Sherri, No, according to my vet mites and lice are species specific. I have three cats and three dogs and three rabbits, none of them have ever gotten the mites in the almost 10 years I ve been raising them. They are a very common problem in guinea...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss and pregnancy, hormone inbalance, guinea pig
hormone inbalance, guinea pig, antibiotic cream: Since she is pregnant it is really hard to tell what is going on unless she has a skin scraping to rule out mites. Her hairloss is either due to mites, or hormone inbalance because she is pregnant. One big difference is that hairloss due to pregnancy usually...

Guinea Pigs: Mites?, pine bedding, guinea pig
pine bedding, guinea pig, pinworm: Mites are usually white/grey and short rather than long. If it was white, kind of sticky feeling and long it may be a tapeworm or pinworm. If you keep seeing them, she needs to go to a vet to get rid of the parasites. Good luck and let me know if there...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss and scratching, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, two pigs: Hi Justine This is a difficult one because it all depends on what is causing the problem. It is probable that your pig needs some sort of medication to get rid of the problem. You might like to consider getting a second opinion as there are far too many...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss/ also teeth seem to be too long, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, apple wood: hello, do you know why your guinea pig has hair loss? has he recently gotten over a sickness? Mange mites causes hair loss and if he was recently treated for mange mites then the best thing to do is to provide a good diet and have patience that the hair will...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss/vet trip, skin fungus, guinea pigs
skin fungus, guinea pigs, clavamox: A bath could help :) Did the vet give you any more medicine or advice or anything? For the bath, I suggest you fill a sink or bathtub with a couple inches of warm water. You can get a shampoo especially formulated for guinea pigs, a baby shampoo, or even an...

Guinea Pigs: hair loss, guinea pigs, bald spot
guinea pigs, bald spot, abyssinians: all piggie have a bald spot behind their ears. she could have just been shedding a lot. do you brush them at all? they need to be brushed as well. that will help cut down of thier shedding and keep their coats rich and healthy. trust me, i have an abasynnian...

Guinea Pigs: hair peeling off!, guinea pig pellets, guinea pigs
guinea pig pellets, guinea pigs, aloha from hawaii: Teri, Greetings from the Mainland! :) It seems to me that your guinea pig is being very well taken care of, so I m ruling out the possibility that the hair loss is caused by any sort of nutritional deficiency. Other than that, the usual cause of hair...

Guinea Pigs: hair thiness, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, bald spots: Ahh,, she was the runt of the litter. It sounds like she was really stressed out from being picked on and she probably didn t get enough nutrition from the mom with all the other piggies fighting over milk. I would personally consider buying some vitamin...

Guinea Pigs: hairloss, rapid weight loss, half years
rapid weight loss, half years, best wishes: Hello, It sounds like your guinea has mange. Mange causes bare patches on the skin and is incredibly itchy. In serious cases guineas can lose all their hair together with rapid weight loss. If mange is not treated, guineas can really suffer and cause themselves...

Guinea Pigs: hairloss around eye, ginea pig, guinea pig
ginea pig, guinea pig, losing hair: Nicole -- Well, you ve given me a stumper. To be honest, I ve never heard of a guinea pig losing hair around their eyes. However, if the eye is becoming reddish and inflamed, I would take the animal to the vet and have her checked for conjunctivitis....

Guinea Pigs: hairloss cyste and strange behavior, signs of nervousness, guinea pigs
signs of nervousness, guinea pigs, cockatail: She most likely has a cyst, they are more common than tumors in pigs. What your vet will have to do is drain the cyst and give her antibiotics to prevent infection, or if it is not bothering her he could just leave it there. The hairloss sounds like mites,...

Guinea Pigs: hairloss in male guinea pig, guinea pig, two females
guinea pig, two females, babboon: Hello Whitney, I would suggest that you put a mite/flea spray on him anyway just incase he has fleas/mites that you cannot see. If his hair grows back it may just be him being depressed but if it gets any worse I suggest you call your vet and see what they...

Guinea Pigs: is my hamster ill?, mange mites, guinea pig
mange mites, guinea pig, ivermectin: It sounds like your hamster may have mange mites. The type of mites that your hamster has live under the skin and cause severe scratching until they scratch their skin raw. They also lose fur and their skin looks scaley looking. You need to take your hamster...

Guinea Pigs: handicapped baby, dropper, adulthood
dropper, adulthood, lettuce: Muffy, With him having no teeth he is going to have a hard time eating sold foods as he can t chew or grind the food down as needed. I would recommend taking him down to see a exotic vet to get all the info you need on hand feeding him, especially...

Guinea Pigs: how to handle a guinea pig, guinea pig, 4 months
guinea pig, 4 months: Hi Simone I normally advise people to be patient and let their pet get used to them. However, now 4 months have passed, it may be time to accept that your pig is one of those that just doesnt want to be handled. Don t give up though, keep gently trying...

Guinea Pigs: Can I handle newborn guinea pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pet store: Hi Mary You can handle the babies but if the mother displays signs that she is stressed by you picking them up (which is quite rare) then make sure you keep them all together. When I change my cage I put my pigs in a large box with hay in or I let them...

Guinea Pigs: handling/behavior, cavy care, outdoor pigs
cavy care, outdoor pigs, guinea pig: Hi Shanta, The best thing is to use your voice. Talk softly all the time - as you enter the room he is in, as you walk to the cage, as you look in at him, as you pick him up, as you hold him and as you put him down. Talking before he sees you gives him...

Guinea Pigs: what happened?, guinea pigs, mother and daughter
guinea pigs, mother and daughter, dominance: a few questions, how big was the cage that they were in because sometimes a small cage can initiate dominance issues and fights when there isn t enough room for each to claim it s own. Also since they were fighting in the beginning they should have been separated...

Guinea Pigs: What happened?, guinea pigs, upper respiratory infection
guinea pigs, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig: Gayle -- First, let me apologise for the extreme delay in my response. I have been seriously ill for over a week now and have been unable to respond to any of my email. I just wanted you to know I was not deliberately ignoring you. Well, its hard to...

Guinea Pigs: What's happening to my Guinea Pig?, guinea pig, sick with something
guinea pig, sick with something, behavioural issues: Hi Based on what you have told me, I would want to rule out a medical cause first. I suggest you get Madeline checked by a vet for any injury, illness, etc. Please then let me know what you are told and we can, if applicable, investigate behavioural...

Guinea Pigs: happy or not, piggies, nips
piggies, nips, nibble: Hi Greg Firstly, thanks for your kind words. In my experience, piggies are not too keen on having their tummy s touched but they are all different. My piggies also like to nibble my fingers when i hand-feed them. I would stop touching her tummy unless...

Guinea Pigs: hard skinty suff on the side of her/him fur, guinea pigs, long haired guinea pig
guinea pigs, long haired guinea pig, accurate diagnosis: Hi Zola, First of all, I am terribly sorry for the delay with this answer. I have honestly never heard of something white and rubbery and skinny coming out of the side of a guinea pig, but it does sound like perhaps Penny and Brownie got...

Guinea Pigs: I am having a hard time to pick my cavies up..., clap your hands, cavies
clap your hands, cavies, foe: Callie, There are several different noises you can make so they know it is you. You can click your tongue against your teeth, or you can snap your figures, or even lightly clap your hands. Just do one of those sounds when around their cage. Then let them...

Guinea Pigs: hay allergy, guinea pig food, pine shavings
guinea pig food, pine shavings, guinea pigs: Hi Jill, As for your guinea pigs food supply, there is nothing wrong with the pet store brand guinea pig food. Also, fresh veggies are an excellent source of nutrition and imperitive in your piggies diets. You may also wish to add vitamin C supplement...

Guinea Pigs: hay v grass, mown grass, dangerous chemicals
mown grass, dangerous chemicals, timothy hay: It is very dangerous to give them grass that is not from a pet store because it may have dangerous chemicals. The only hay that will give them the nutrients they need is timothy hay. Why cant you get it? Any Petco or Petsmart carries it, as well as most wal-mart....

Guinea Pigs: head shaking, ear mites, guinea pig
ear mites, guinea pig, typical symptom: Hi Jessica. I think your pig may have ear mites there, which you ll only be able to treat using prescription only medication from a vet. The most typical symptom is the shaking of the head, of both ears. The spot you can see could be a sore/scab from scratching...

Guinea Pigs: head tilt on guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, head tilt: Hi Nicola The fact that TJ is eating fine is a great sign. However, if this happened to one of my pigs I would be thinking that an ear infection may be present and taking him to get checked by my vet. As you say, there may be nothing wrong at all but...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, water dish: Sean -- Some guinea pigs have seizures unexplainedly. If you ve already taken him to a vet and they ve checked for the illnesses that could cause a seizure, then I wouldn t worry about it. I very much doubt, as well, that this could cause premature death,...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, intestine: Hi Tiffany, I really don t know, unless it is her uterus coming from her vagina (this is called uterine prolapse). It sounds like you should take her to a vet who has experience with guinea pigs. Whatever it is, it doesn t sound normal. I m sorry I...

Guinea Pigs: health, hair folicles, tractor supply store
hair folicles, tractor supply store, guinea pig: Most likely the male has mites, mites are very common in guinea pigs and have to be treated with ivermectin, which can come from a vet or can be purchased at a Tractor Supply Store (TSC) for about $40 a bottle. If you are interested in doing the shot your...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pigs, long periods of time
guinea pigs, long periods of time, guinea pig: I would first inspect her for any thing stuck in one of her pads or a cut somewhere. A lot of guinea pigs act like that when they have mites, mites can lay dormit for long periods of time then come back when the immune system is low. Also maybe her surroundings...

Guinea Pigs: health, miss cleo, guinea pig
miss cleo, guinea pig, spaying: Hello Ashley, How long ago did Miss Cleo give birth? If it was recently, she may be having complications related to that (such as not delivering a placenta or even a pup). She needs to see the vet and be examined. If it s been a while since the pups were...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pig, small quantities
guinea pig, small quantities, friut: Hi Wendy Just like in humans, men can be immature and childish! Some males will never get along and your decision to separate them is a good one if they are actually fighting rather than the dominance-seeking scuffling that usually wears off after a few...

Guinea Pigs: health, guiena pig, thier teeth
guiena pig, thier teeth, swift recovery: Hello Priscilla, No, they do not lose their teeth, but they may have broken off. Actually, that s not right, if he has scurvy, he could lose his teeth. However, it s not something that happens unless something is wrong. If his teeth are loose, it s possible...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pig food, guinea pigs care
guinea pig food, guinea pigs care, guinea pig health: Hello Jeneen, If the wood chippings are pine or cedar, they should be changed. Both of those can make piggies sick. Aspen is a better choice. What you are feeding them sounds just fine. As far as bsic care, I ll paste a copy of my care sheet at the bottom...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pig, seziure
guinea pig, seziure, frutis: First of all is the pig on medication, and what did it affect in his lifestyle. Pgs live only on an average of 3 to 5 years, some 7 years. I have a pig that took a stroke and she walks in circles when I go to get her. Her eyes do fuinny things, but she is...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pig, little jumps
guinea pig, little jumps, lifespan: Now, did he have a seizure, or was he just popcorning? Usually when you have a seizure you are paralyzed and lay on your side shaking and are unable to move. Popcorning is what cavies do when they are happy, they run around the cage like crazy and do little...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, fruit vegetables: Hi Kelsie Ralph problably needs to be looked at by a vet. One of my guinea pigs, graham had the same problem. Piggies sometimes need their teeth looking at and can get sores on their teeth if they have been injured by a sharp bit of hay or something similar....

Guinea Pigs: health, bumble foot, guinea pig
bumble foot, guinea pig, bumblefoot: Sammie -- I m so glad you are concerned for the welfare of your animal. However, I think in this case, bumblefoot is probably not an issue. Bumblefoot is a foot infection -- and it usually makes the foot swell up pretty big. What I think you have here...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pig, sneezing sound
guinea pig, sneezing sound, wrong answer: Hi again The problem is that I am trying to establish what sound your pig is making. Does your friend tell you that it is a sound he didn t make before he came to you? It sounds like it is possible you are describing the wheeking noise that piggies...

Guinea Pigs: health, mange mites, ivomec
mange mites, ivomec, bottom area: Hi Amy. I would take her to a vet. It sounds like some kind of fungus, or maybe mage. If it has casued the weight loss then she really needs to see a vet. If a vet isn t possible, get her on some kind of ivomec and supplement her feed with lots of dark...

Guinea Pigs: health, skin mites, pine shavings
skin mites, pine shavings, dry flaky skin: Hi Stacey! If the hair loss is mostly on the back and not the tummy, it is probably not fungus, which hits the moist area of the belly first. My guess is that the hair loss is caused by skin mites. They are very common in guinea pigs and act up this time...

Guinea Pigs: health care, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, flea spray: Tara Thank you for your question! From what it sound like it could be mites. What you described is almost identical to the problem my guinea pig had. Loosing skin, sores, and mine had dandruff. Check to see if yours has dandruff. What you should do,...

Guinea Pigs: health care, guinea pig, mites
guinea pig, mites, pet store: Hi there Tara! Could he possibly have mites?? My suggestion would be to take him to a vet. If these has been there a while and hasn t cleared on its own chances are it might not without vet attention. If it is mites you should be able to go to a pet store...

Guinea Pigs: health of my guiea pig, cavy care, guinea pig
cavy care, guinea pig, piggie: FollowUp: Jamie, I understand why you rated me incredibly badly (and considerably unfairly considering my explanation and understanding). But how can I answer a question when I have no information? I would appreciate you contacting me about this...

Guinea Pigs: health of mi guineapig, ill health, cataract
ill health, cataract, piggy: Hi Amy It is true that your piggy is quite old so she might be less mobile because of this. If she is still eating and drinking well then she will be perfectly happy. The best thing you can do for her is to change her toilet corner several times per...

Guinea Pigs: health of mi guineapig, vet asap, vets
vet asap, vets, bum: I can not tell you if she is going to die. I am not a vet. However, she does sound very ill and it would be my suggestion to take her to a vet asap. They can tell you what she needs and you can decide at that point if you want to pay for it or take her...

Guinea Pigs: health of new pig, new pig, male pig
new pig, male pig, respiratory problem: I am not a big fan of PetsMart just for this reason, I have been in my local store many times and have seen sick pigs or ones with mites, and of course they are suppose to be vet checked, but the chain has to make money some how so any animals just stay there....

Guinea Pigs: health question on guinea pig has me stumped, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, thick blood: There is not much you can do other than take him to a vet. First you have to find out where the blood is coming from, look all over his body, even under the hair, and in his mouth. If nothing looks like the cause there then it must be internal bleeding. Slimy...

Guinea Pigs: health question, guinea pig, yellow appearance
guinea pig, yellow appearance, milky color: Hi, Normal guinea pig urine is usually of a milky white to yellow appearance, so what you re noticing may not be cause for concern. Although sometimes milky white urine can be indicative that your guinea pig is getting too much calcium in her diet. If...

Guinea Pigs: health questions and life span, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, penicillin family: Hello Shannon. First off, the life span of a guinea pig is generally between 5-7 years of age. Although it can span from 1 year to 10 years old. Guinea pigs can have ailments that takes their lives early on, but they can also be alive and kickin to about...

Guinea Pigs: health and well-being, vit c, blacky
vit c, blacky, little face: Hello Arlene, For the scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency), giving him Vitamin C rich veggies daily should help keep that from happening again. Some piggies need a bit more vitamin c than others, particularly older and younger pigs. My piggies love Kale ad Oranges...

Guinea Pigs: health . whits stuff?, scent glands, guinea pigs
scent glands, guinea pigs, scent gland: Hi again As you have removed the lump it sounds even more like an over-active scent gland. All you need to do is to clean the area perhaps once a week to prevent build up. The other less likely option is that your other piggy might have been humping...

Guinea Pigs: health, guinea pig, life span
guinea pig, life span, piggie: Sean, The seizures may or may not have an effect on your piggie s life span. Ask the vet if they can think of any medication to give your guinea pig. In all honesty, if they can t think of medication and your guinea pig has another seizure, there s not...

Guinea Pigs: healthy piggy?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, central nervous system: Hi Andrea, I think I answered another question of yours. Anyways, I m almost positive that your piggy is popcorning. This prooves that he is very happy. Regarding shaking like a dog. This is completely normal, perhaps he has got a bit of hay on him...

Guinea Pigs: healthy piggy?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, central nervous system: It sounds as if your guinea pig is simply popcorning. Shaking like a dog does is not uncommon. Especially after they have been handled or have just groomed themselves. Not a lot of sneezing is a good thing. If he is sneezeing to much it might be due to...

Guinea Pigs: healthy piggy?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, central nervous system: Andrea. A guinea pig sleep exactly as you described. He will just lay down with his head to the side and close his little eyes. Guinea pigs don t sleep standing up. Sometimes, if they feel more alert, they won t fully lay down, but when they do, they can...

Guinea Pigs: i hear....., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, guineapig: Amy -- Now, I know you re excited about your guinea pig s pregnancy, but I really cannot predict how long it will be before she gives birth. I can tell you this: From the first time you felt or saw kicking, you have about 3-4 weeks. The thing is, guinea...

Guinea Pigs: i hear....., gestation time, guineapig
gestation time, guineapig, pregnacy: I can tell you she is atleast 5 weeks along, because that is when you start to feel the kicks of the babies. They do grind their teeth, so that is probably the chewing noise you are hearing. If you listen really carefully you can hear what sounds like a...

Guinea Pigs: hearbeat, guinea pig, piggies
guinea pig, piggies, hearts: Hi Stacey Piggies hearts do beat very much quicker than ours and she will also be scared at her new environment. I would also assume that the squeaking is due to the same thing. If she is eating well then I am sure everything is ok but if you have any...

Guinea Pigs: heat stroke, guinea pig, heat stroke
guinea pig, heat stroke, piggys: Hello, it does sound like a heat stroke. He needs liquids inside of him and fast. Get some milk and water and see if you have anything to pour it down his throat, like a needle syringe or something. You will need to force feed him the milk and also give him...

Guinea Pigs: heat, 5 months, piggy
5 months, piggy, females: Hi Siaumy I presume you mean when does a female come into season, i.e able to become pregnant? Ideally a female can be bred from the age of 5 months, but she must have given birth for the first time by the age of 12 months or she may not be able to deliver...

Guinea Pigs: the hehavoir of mt male guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, herd animals: Dear Kelsey, Keep Roxy in a cage by herself, try not to handle her too much. Here s some information i got from www.comfycavies.com The Birth After about 70 days the sow will produce her pups (usually when you re not looking and often at night -...

Guinea Pigs: hello, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, puppies: Dear Anna, I am not sure what you mean by your first question. Please write me back with a more clear version of it. But as for the others, guinea pigs are pregnant for an average of 63 days. Guinea pigs usually have two to four babies (puppies). Hope...

Guinea Pigs: hello, guinea pig, caviesgalore
guinea pig, caviesgalore, three colours: Hello olivia! I am jessica Guinea pigs make wonderful pets.Most weigh on average 1-3 lbs...at adult it depends on where you get them...PLEASE DO NOT BUY FROM A PET STORE! They too often come pregnant, or ill....and it is a heartbreaker....go to a rescue...

Guinea Pigs: help!!!!, bladder stones, cranberry juice
bladder stones, cranberry juice, doctor asap: Hello again Siaumy and thanks for the question, No doubt, the best thing for a GP with bladder stones is the attention of a good vet. Having said this, you can give your GP CRANBERRY JUICE to help with he stones, ELIMINATE CALCIUM from th GP s diet and...

Guinea Pigs: help, treatment shampoo, guinea pig
treatment shampoo, guinea pig, tip toes: Hi Amy, the baldness on the rear end may not be a fungal infection - it sounds suspiciously like the start of mange. Mange makes piggies very unhappy and uncomfortable, and this could be putting him off his food, and the weight loss. It would also explain...

Guinea Pigs: help, guinea pig, tip toes
guinea pig, tip toes, walking on tiptoes: when he walks with his hind up in the air squealing it means he is either constipated or he may possibly have a kidney stone that is causing him discomfort, those 2 things would also make him become ill and stop eating. He really needs vet work done, unfortunatly...

Guinea Pigs: help!!, guinea pig, pellets
guinea pig, pellets, oatmeal: As long as she seems to be acting normally, and taking care of the babies you can just leave her be. Do give her plenty of produce, hay and pellets though. They often appreciate vitamins in their water also. The babies will also eat uncooked oatmeal if offered....

Guinea Pigs: help, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pet store: Eva, the task that you want to take on is a very huge task, how long have the babies been alive? If you are really determind to make this happen. I can give you key points as well as an excellent site to help you as well. You are right when saying he is the...

Guinea Pigs: help =(, pine shavings, guinea pigs
pine shavings, guinea pigs, lung diseases: you should take her to a vet because she probably has an infection now because of the pine being up there and irritating her private area. You should also switch to something else like carefresh or soft sorbent immediently. Pine and ceder beddings are not...

Guinea Pigs: help!!!!, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, vet asap: Ok yes something is certainly wrong and not good. The legs not moving could be caused from a few things, one could be because of a pinched nerve in the spine that is causing her to lose use ability of the back legs. Also it could be because of genetic reasons...

Guinea Pigs: help, guiena, peace of mind
guiena, peace of mind, pellets: Hi Megan Although it is unusual for a piggy not to eat carrots etc, it isnt unheard of. As long as the pellets contain added vitamins there is little problem. Are there only 2 nipples on her back? I would be tempted to get a vet to examine her just for...

Guinea Pigs: help, guinea pig food, guinea pig cages
guinea pig food, guinea pig cages, guinea pigs: Hello, for two guinea pigs the cage size would need to be around 30 x 50 . I would personally use carefresh bedding or soft-sorbent bedding for your guinea pig cages as those are really good at absorbing odor. Guinea pigs live an average of 6-8 years and...

Guinea Pigs: help, ginuea pig, guinea pigs
ginuea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Charlotte, It could be a mammary tumor or something along those lines. It isn t uncommon for Guinea Pigs to have tumors, most are noncancerous so survival rate is good. The bold patch could be do to parasites or hormones or even do to the lump. You...

Guinea Pigs: help!, eachother, lorena
eachother, lorena, baby girl: Aimee -- Until your female is old enough to sucessfully deliver a litter of pups, it is not a good idea to put them together. I personally would not do this until she is at least 4 months old. After that, it is perfectly safe to put them together, and...

Guinea Pigs: help!?!?!, mites, lice
mites, lice, hutch: Hi I think you sent me a similar question yesterday where i said mites were the likely problem. Its possible that Lilly has been fighting but this is less likely as females usually get along fine. I still think a trip to the vet is in order. and...

Guinea Pigs: help, vet asap, signs of stress
vet asap, signs of stress, strange odor: hmmmm a strange odor and missing fur. I would call a vet and ask for advice or ask if it was necessary to take her to a vet to get looked at. I think that s the best way to go because I honestly can t think of what could be wrong and the fur loss doesn t seem...

Guinea Pigs: help, vet asap, strange odor
vet asap, strange odor, piggie: Hi Cris To my mind there are two main possibilities as to what is wrong. Firstly, your pig is chewing her own legs due to boredom. This however wouldnt explain the odour. Perhaps you could tell me what it smells like. My other suggestion is some kind...

Guinea Pigs: help me, guinea pigs, guines pigs
guinea pigs, guines pigs, new guinea: Do you have a big enough cage for four guinea pigs?? There is no cage at any pet store large enough for 4 guines pigs. Generally you have to make one or use another type of housing. I would personally not get two more guinea pigs, especially since your mom...

Guinea Pigs: help!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, bad behaviour: Hi I dont think there is such a thing as a guinea pig behaviour course but its a good idea. Why dont you look up a local guinea pig breeder and ask if you can take your pigs to see them for some face to face advice. I m sure you could get some joy that...

Guinea Pigs: How can I help him?, guinea pig, cold flu
guinea pig, cold flu, left eye: Hello Lauren, I m not exactly sure so don t substitute my advice for a vets. It sounds like he has a cold/flu which they get from humans, so if you or anyone in your family have been sick that is possibly it. Call your vet and ask what they prescribe or advise...

Guinea Pigs: How can I help him?, vet asap, guinea pig
vet asap, guinea pig, guinealynx: Hello Lauren, you need to take your guinea pig to a vet asap as it sounds like your guinea pig is very sick. You need to hand feed your guinea pig until you can get him to a vet. You will need a handfeeding syringe and you should mash up the food and add...

Guinea Pigs: How can I help him?, guinea pig, mild injury
guinea pig, mild injury, eye problem: Dear Lauren, I am sorry to hear of your problem. Your guinea pig could have a common eye problem caused by an infection, a mild injury, or the presence of snuffles. The treatment for this would be washing the eye carefully with warm saline available...

Guinea Pigs: help!, eachother, baby girl
eachother, baby girl, little girl: Hi Aimee. It sounds like she is too little be pregnant. Generally waiting until the female is 1.5 pounds is best. That comes at about 4-6 months of age. Since they only come in heat once every 10-14 days, the chance that she was in heat is only 10% to...

Guinea Pigs: How can I help him?, guinea pig, respiratory infection
guinea pig, respiratory infection, left eye: Hi Lauren The only thing you can do is to take him to a vet straight away for treatment. You are right, he will die if you dont act swiftly as he needs to eat. It seems he has some kind of respiratory infection that will need antibiotics. and...

Guinea Pigs: help, wet shampoo, guinea pigs
wet shampoo, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Susan, Guinea Pigs are pretty clean animals normally but they do need a bath now and then. Best way to tell if a Guinea Pig needs a bath is if when holding them you can smell them, if they have white fur and it looks gray or yellow in color, or if they...

Guinea Pigs: help!, guinea pig, dominant male
guinea pig, dominant male, food bowl: Hi Emma Its perfectly normal for two males to go through a process of deciding which pig will be the dominant male. This usually lasts for a week or two. However you do need to separate Bobby and George if any serious fighting develops or if blood is drawn....

Guinea Pigs: help!, guniea pigs, guinea pigs
guniea pigs, guinea pigs, biteing: Hello Bekz, it sounds like your guinea pigs are just figuring out who is the alpha female. It should stop in a little while. You will also notice the guinea pigs following each other and probably nipping each others butts. This will all be normal until the...

Guinea Pigs: help, guinea pig, pvc pipe
guinea pig, pvc pipe, timothy hay: Hello Linda, you should feed your guinea pig unlimited amounts of timothy hay as well. You should also consider getting another guinea pig as one does better with the other only if you have enough room. If you don t have enough room for another guinea pig...

Guinea Pigs: help me, guinea pig, shredded paper
guinea pig, shredded paper, diddly: Hi Kristin To bath I use a small amount of water in a basin and special small animal shampoo. For trimming the nails, take a look at the link below. For bedding I use a mixture of hay and shredded paper. andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Nail-Cutting.ht...

Guinea Pigs: help!!!, guinea pigs, violance
guinea pigs, violance, funny noises: Hi You can ask as many questions as you like. If I can I will answer it. :) It seems that Eddie has accepted that Billy will be the boss. Its a good thing as both pigs teeth chattering usually is a sign of a fight. Keep an eye on everything for a...

Guinea Pigs: help!!, male sexual organ, large testicles
male sexual organ, large testicles, guinea pigs: Hi Rachael, First let me say that I am not at all certain what happened to Fizz, but I do have some suspicions and I’ll outline them here for you to consider. The fact that Fizz is producing milk indicates pregnancy – the hormonal fluctuations of labour...

Guinea Pigs: help, ginea pig, purr
ginea pig, purr, purring: Danielle, Congratulations!! The purring sound is very good! It means that he s happy. When does he purr? Is it when you re petting him? If not, then it s probably a scared purr. By the way a squeaking noise usually means Feed Me, Feed Me or Yay! You...

Guinea Pigs: help!!!!!, information on vet, guinea pig
information on vet, guinea pig, baby shampoo: Crystal - Well, my question for you is this - do you feel that the place where you got this animal is qualified to diagnose and treat the animal? Really, the only place that should be doing that is a veterinary clinic or perhaps a REALLY experienced breeder...

Guinea Pigs: help!, little tike, guinea pig
little tike, guinea pig, winston company: Hi Louise I would always get a 2nd pig to keep winston company. Make sure you get a baby male and there shouldn t be any problems. Regarding him being shy, some pigs just are so don t worry about that. However, the more you handle him the more he will...

Guinea Pigs: help!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, internal organs: Hi Sally, Many newborn guinea pigs just don t make it. You can try to feed it a mixture of 1/2 goat s milk and 1/2 water, every 2 hours around the clock. You can increase the time between feedings when it is a week old. The mother may start to take care...

Guinea Pigs: help, cavy care, guinea pig
cavy care, guinea pig, veterinary treatment: Judith, Does your piggie live with any other guineas, by any chance? If he lives with another boy, it is probable he has boar glue (dried semen) on his face. If he doesn t live with another boy, then I really am at a loss as to what could be so troublesome...

Guinea Pigs: help, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, coatch: Hi Brittany I had a pig, Graham who liked to pee on me also, so I know how you feel. In all my time looking after guinea pigs I have been unable to stop them pooping and peeing while they were out of their cage. Obviously, pooping is no problem as the bits...

Guinea Pigs: help deliever, cuticle scissors, guinea pig
cuticle scissors, guinea pig, placentas: Joenika, You won t really need to help her in the delivery as it will be over from anywhere from 15 to 40 minutes depending on how many young she has. Though there are a few things you can due if you happen to be there, as she will most likely give birth...

Guinea Pigs: help my guinea pig is dieing, guinea pig, acidophilus
guinea pig, acidophilus, critical care: Hello Delfina, I hope this finds your piggy still alive. Crush pellets, mix them with water and use a syringe to force feed him NOW. If you have Oxbow Critical Care, that will be even better. You should also run to the pharmacy and near the vitamins, get...

Guinea Pigs: help guinea pig keeps biting cage, guinea pig, lorena
guinea pig, lorena, good luck: Teaira -- Guinea pigs aren t like humans. Their teeth continuously grow. It may be your guinea pig is needing to wear his teeth down a little more than usual. Unless you notice his mouth bleeding, feel free to allow him to chew the cage, because it won...

Guinea Pigs: help please, guinea pig, bitter apple
guinea pig, bitter apple, small animals: seems like your chinchilla has had a hard life for something so young. Patience is what you must have because the chinchilla is probably jealous and upset because you do pay more attention to the guinea pig. She s also probably afraid that you will abandon...

Guinea Pigs: help me please!, guinea pig, molars
guinea pig, molars, anesthetic: Hello Ashley, I think your piggy may have overgrown teeth or enlongated roots. Overgrown molars and enlongated roots can cause her to have eye issues, weight loss, and drooling. Unfortunantly there is nothing you can do outside of take her to the vet. She...

Guinea Pigs: help please, dominance behavior, guinea pigs
dominance behavior, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Wendy, This is a natural thing, it is actually part of Guinea Pigs dominance behavior. Guinea Pigs are group animals and as such there is always a leader of the group, your boys are just trying to figure that out and so the humping is normal. Don t interfere...

Guinea Pigs: Could you help me please?, romaine lettuce, guinea pigs
romaine lettuce, guinea pigs, apple slice: Normally guinea pigs do not bite, but make sure his water bottle is not leaking and that he has food all of the time, usually a hungry or thirsty pig will bite. He also most likely wants a snack when he is out like a carrot or romaine lettuce or apple slice....

Guinea Pigs: help, dirty animals, guinea pigs
dirty animals, guinea pigs, fruit and vegetables: Hi Rachael. Is it the piggy or the hutch that smells. In my experience, guinea pigs are not dirty animals, so it is more likely that the key is in the cleaning of the hutch. Change bedding every day and clean with disenfectant (the cage not the piggy)(special...

Guinea Pigs: hey its me again..., guinea pigs, males and females
guinea pigs, males and females, petstore: Hi again Ok, try to bend down to their level rather than swooping down inside the hutch with you hands. Then pick the pig up with one hand underneath the mid section then use the other hand to support the back end. You other question is very interesting....

Guinea Pigs: hey Matt I have a question...?, guinea pig, pregnacey
guinea pig, pregnacey, food dishes: Thank you for your question, and don t be sorry, it was not too long. It s good that you asked. I m sorry that I cannot explain why she is stretching while walking, but I do have some concern about the scared cat look. When a guinea pig is huddled...

Guinea Pigs: hey mommy guinea pig died today, baby pigs, guinea pig
baby pigs, guinea pig, inbreeding: Hi Nicole I am not a great expert on baby pigs, but, if you know how to I think it would be best to try to feed the pigs by hand. However, they will be able to eat solid food very shortly anyways. Regarding the dad, if any of the babies are female, I...

Guinea Pigs: hey i have some questions, guinea pigs, fur types
guinea pigs, fur types, exersize ball: Hello again Breeanne I wouldn t use an exersize ball for guinea-pigs, Yuo should let it get used to its new home for at lest a day or two before bothering it, All guinea-pigs have different personalitys but as for fur types and colors theres no one...

Guinea Pigs: hey!!!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, nuetered: Dear Desiree, From expierience I would not put two males together after you have had one for a while, they will defend there territory and they will get into bad fights. I suggest getting a spayed female, or get your male nuetered they get along very...

Guinea Pigs: hi, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, females: Hi, I m sorry to tell you but your going to have to separate them. Some guinea pigs just don t get along and you really can t resolve the problem. If you leave them like this the other guinea pig may possibly kill or harm the other guinea pig. good luck,...

Guinea Pigs: hi, best buds, guinea pig
best buds, guinea pig, new best friend: Hello Tori! Right now i would let him get used to his surroundings! In a couple days start playing with him and cuddling him. Take him everywhere you go in the house and let him set on your lap and talk to him in a calming voice, then soon enough you two...

Guinea Pigs: hi again, friend andy, boredom
friend andy, boredom, pig: Hi In that case the next most obvious cause of the biting is out of boredom. I would advise you spend plenty of time with your pig and see if the behaviour improves. Alternatively, if she is bored, she would benefit from having a piggy friend. And...

Guinea Pigs: hi andy,what are some good..., guniea, firstly
guniea, firstly, mesh: Hi there. Firstly, it is a good idea to give you piggies the odd toy to play with when they are in their cage. A tube to run in and out of is good. You can also get treats that are designed to hang from the mesh in the cage so they will have great fun in...

Guinea Pigs: hi andy!, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, calcium rich foods: Hi Ulysses Personally I wouldnt bath a pregnant piggy. Try dry bathing her with a cloth if she has a particularly dirty area. The jumping you describe is called popcorning and is just the piggies showing they are having a good time. The diet of...

Guinea Pigs: hi again! i'm writting because..., medium length hair, guinea pigs
medium length hair, guinea pigs, name cards: Hello Taylor. Long time no hear! I hope all your piggies are doing great! :) Now, as long as your aware of the responsibilities of starting a rescue, i say CHEERS! to you because it s hard work and a great idea. I really couldn t give you many suggestions...

Guinea Pigs: hi, guniea pigs, guinea pigs
guniea pigs, guinea pigs, pop tarts: Hi Michelle Guinea pigs are essential lazy animals so there is nothing to worry about. They probably are more active at night while you are asleep. I can t think of a way to make them more active short of chasing them round the garden. :) And...

Guinea Pigs: hiccup, guinea pig, liquid substance
guinea pig, liquid substance, hiccup: Hello - is there any possiblity your guinea pig could be pregnant? I ve never heard of a hiccup in a guinea pig, but that is no reason to think it couldn t happen. The white liquid is normal, I usually see it in my sows that are delivering a litter. As...

Guinea Pigs: hiccups?, guinea pigs, upper respiratory infections
guinea pigs, upper respiratory infections, breathing pattern: He should be ok, hiccups are usually a reaction of an upset of the normal breathing pattern, so he might have just gotten too excited or exhausted while chewing on the bars and gotten hiccups, but I would not worry about it unless it becomes a constant problem....

Guinea Pigs: hiding, grocery sacks, squeal
grocery sacks, squeal, purr: She should be just fine, a lot of pigs when you first get them squeal when being picked up, especially ones that were not held a lot when they were little or handfed. If she starts however crying when she pees, or she ever looks fluffed and is sitting in a...

Guinea Pigs: high pitched alarm sound, guinea pig, weather changes
guinea pig, weather changes, hi amy: Hi Amy Usually a high pitched sound is due to something scaring a guinea pig. Please bear in mind that piggies hearing is many times more sensitive than humans so it could have been something you couldnt even hear. The possibilities are endless and...

Guinea Pigs: hiya, guinea pig, ivermectin
guinea pig, ivermectin, skin problem: Hi Timothy You did the right thing separating the animals. Actually rabbits and piggies shouldnt ever be kept together, for future reference. The most likely cause of the skin problem is mites. You will need to take the pig to a vet for 3 injections...

Guinea Pigs: homemade guinea pig treats, household foods, oat meal
household foods, oat meal, guinea pig: Hello Kimber My treat recipes just some household foods mixed together and then given to the guinea pigs but heres a few ideas; Mix some fruit chunks(no pears) and vegtable chunks together add some vitimin drop and serve Mix some bran with water untill...

Guinea Pigs: homo milk 2% and 3%, homo milk, guinea pig
homo milk, guinea pig, pocket pet: That should not affect her health if you were only feeding it to her for a week and a half. Oh, for a vet, do an advanced search on vetlocater.com . For pet type, use Pocket Pet or else they won t have a guinea pig veterinary liscense. To Happy...

Guinea Pigs: hopping/popping guinea pig, hot coals, guinea pig
hot coals, guinea pig, little fellow: Hello Julie, Congrats on your new piggy and a special congratulations on making your new baby so happy. What your piggy is doing is called Popcorning and it is a piggy s expression of pure joy. In my experience young piggies, like yours, popcorn more...

Guinea Pigs: hopping, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs: Natalia, Buddy is doing what is called pop-corning. Guinea Pigs do this when they are really happy. You have a happy and healthy Guinea Pig. This is completely normal behavior and a good sign that says that he is happy in his new home. :) Keep up buddy...

Guinea Pigs: hot or cold, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, heat stroke: The best tempurature to keep a guinea pig at is between 65 and 75 degrees, always try to avoid sitting a guinea pig s cage directly in front of a vent, but as long as the tempurature doesn t get above at least 80 degrees the pig should be fine. All of my guinea...

Guinea Pigs: hot piggy, plastic pop bottle, guinea pigs
plastic pop bottle, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Blake -- Remember, guinea pigs are a tropical animal. That said, I would turn off the fan. He will be just fine without it. In fact, drafts (such as those from a fan) can make a guinea pig sick. If it s super hot (90+ degrees), here s a solution. Use...

Guinea Pigs: house training, guinea pig, gcse course
guinea pig, gcse course, nibble: Hi Toni I agree that him living indoors would be good. However, you will never completely house train Chalie. You can safely let him scamper around a room while you watch him but you cant really give him full reign of the house as he will nibble cables...

Guinea Pigs: housing, new pig, guinea pig
new pig, guinea pig, food bowls: It is typically ok to have one male and two females. However, sometimes the females will fight, so you ll just have to see. Try introducing just the two females to each other in a neutral place (such as the living room floor ... basically any spot except...

Guinea Pigs: housing 2 together, old pig, guinea pig
old pig, guinea pig, lap time: hi there sara. I am guessing that your 2 pigs are males. If so, males can be somewhat temperomental and the older pig might be upset if it can smell the mother s scent on the younger one. Try giving them joint lap time and you might also want to try bathing...

Guinea Pigs: housing, guinea pig cage, guinea pig cages
guinea pig cage, guinea pig cages, guinea pigs: Hello misty. I m glad you decided to ask me, because there are a couple things you should know. FIRSTLY, WOOD CHIPS are a terribly bedding for guinea pigs. It s not comfortable for them to walk on, not good for them to eat (they will always eat a bit of...

Guinea Pigs: housing, guinea pig cage, guinea pigs
guinea pig cage, guinea pigs, x20: Randa -- It sounds as though this cage is plenty large enough. Each guinea pig only needs 1.5 sq. feet. Your guinea pig cage is just a little over 4.5 sq. ft. You should be fine to put two guinea pigs in the cage. Hope this information is helpful....

Guinea Pigs: housing, guinea pigs, tropical animals
guinea pigs, tropical animals, coldest winter: Grace -- I am presuming that you are intending to keep your guinea pigs outside. That is fine, presuming your weather does not get much colder than 60 degrees. Guinea pigs are tropical animals, remember, and so are not equipped to spend cold winters outside....

Guinea Pigs: housing, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, coldest winter: I honestly wouldn t suggest a guinea pig that has been raised in captivity and indoors all of its life being placed in an outside hutch. If one becomes to cold or to hot, it can die. Guinea pigs are more of an indoor animal. I would suggest getting a bunny...

Guinea Pigs: housing, guinea pig, eye sight
guinea pig, eye sight, rabbits: It s a bad idea. They need another member of their own species as a friend. The rabbit can kick and step on the guinea pig rather easily, even by accident. Their eye sight is not the best. If they get startled, the guinea pig can die. Many rabbits are...

Guinea Pigs: housing, male rabbits, guinea pigs
male rabbits, guinea pigs, female babies: Your best bet is to purchase 2 females, preferably young or babies, the best thing you could do is get them from the same place, or if you want one each from different locations only get young babies. Males will fight, there are a few cases in which males...

Guinea Pigs: housing, wood shavings, guinea pig
wood shavings, guinea pig, news paper: Hello Jessica, Yes, newspaper is safe. They do still need hay though as it is an important part of their digestion. You can use newspaper as your bedding as long as they still get hay to eat. Good luck choosing the perfect piggy for you! -kkat http://www.geocities.com/abyssinianguineapig...

Guinea Pigs: housing, pine bedding, upper respiratory infection
pine bedding, upper respiratory infection, fluffy towels: Jackie, I don t see way the large tote won t work for a home, for a day or two. Try to get them a cage pretty soon though as they maybe a little cramped in the tote. Pine bedding is not recommended for small animals, as it has perfumes and chemicals...

Guinea Pigs: housing,bedding, guinea pigs, storage containers
guinea pigs, storage containers, piggie: Hello Glenda www.cavycages.com has great ideas for a cage they dont need to be as big as they say thou since most people dont have room for such large cages, yuo can also put them in large foot tall or a little taller see trough rubbermaid or other brand...

Guinea Pigs: housing boars together, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, piggie: Guinea pigs do like to be housed with other guinea pigs...I would reccomend going for a younger boar...keep him quarantined for 3 weeks...you don t want him getting sick...(unless you know the new one is healthy..like a shelter or rescue guinea pig) good luck...

Guinea Pigs: housing guinea pigs, guinea pigs, wire mesh
guinea pigs, wire mesh, indoor space: Lizzie -- It sounds as though you have this all worked out. To be honest, I don t have a lot of experience with housing cavies in colonies, but I ll tell you what I do know. You ll want to make sure that each animal has about 1 1/2 sq. feet of indoor...

Guinea Pigs: housing and recreation for guinea pig, shower curtain, class pet
shower curtain, class pet, 4 year olds: First, please make sure his cage is big enough for him, and see if it is possible to get him a same sex friend. www.cavycages.com These cages are great and you can use extra grids to make a collapsable playpen. Throwing down a plastic shower curtain from...

Guinea Pigs: housing and scratching, tiny flecks, guinea pigs
tiny flecks, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Misty, The white dandruff-looking flakes you saw may be lice, especially if the pigs are from the pet store. Oftentimes they have parasites after living there. You can buy special guinea pig lice spray. Use this once every other week for at least a month....

Guinea Pigs: housing together, average life span, guinea pig
average life span, guinea pig, safety precaution: Hello -- I would say it s absolutely fine to put them in the same cage, providing two things: 1) Have the new animal checked by a vet before you put her in. If she was housed with an animal that died, it s simply a safety precaution. 2) Make sure the cage...

Guinea Pigs: housing together, 2 females, males and females
2 females, males and females, neutral grounds: Wow...a lot of questions!! a neutered male can live with 2 females.... he should be able to live with other males too!! I don t know about 2 neutered males and females together...you would just have to see if they will get along...the best thing to do...

Guinea Pigs: housing, toys, best food brand, guinea pigs, sex playmate
guinea pigs, sex playmate, hay rack: How big should a cage be for one, two or three guinea pigs At least a 2x4 C&C cage, preferably a 2x5. www.cavycages.com What can I give them to entertain them-selfs? As long as they have a nice big cage and a same sex playmate, they really...

Guinea Pigs: housing, guniea pig, pneamonia
guniea pig, pneamonia, guinea pigs: Guinea Pigs are very sociable creatures. They love company, either human interaction, or another guniea pig. If you place the little out outside where he/she is alone, they can become depressed. If the area is drafty, they can catch colds, and possibly pneamonia...which...

Guinea Pigs: huh confused!?, guinea pigs, guineapig
guinea pigs, guineapig, males and females: In guinea pigs both males and females have nipples, however in rabbits, hamsters and gerbils only females have nipples. So if he has a round dot in that area and if pushed above it, it extends then you have a male. Let me know if you have any more questions....

Guinea Pigs: human interaction, guinea pigs, human interaction
guinea pigs, human interaction, scratches: Hi Robin As a rule guinea pigs do like being handled but, as with everything else, there are exceptions. It just sounds like you have one of those pigs that just wants to be left alone. One thing that might help (it also might not) is to get her a piggy...

Guinea Pigs: hunping, guinea pigs, hump
guinea pigs, hump, dominance: Hi K Humping is basically a sign of dominance where one pig is trying to determine he is boss. However, this behaviour is quite normal and will usually settle down within a few days. No need to worry, but if anything else occurs, please let me know. ...

Guinea Pigs: hurt Giunea Pig, hind legs, guinea pig
hind legs, guinea pig, possibilty: Hi Ronda, It is a very good sign that your piggy is up and about. Im sure he ll be fine. Like I said before, he s probably just pulled some muscles or bruised them, and this is what s causing the injury. Im glad to say it sounds like he ll be better in...

Guinea Pigs: ? hurt guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, rear legs: Hello Missy, what type of flooring do you have? Do you have a wire mesh bottom because guinea pigs can easily get their legs caught on the wire mesh bottom, it truly sounds like your guinea pig has injured his leg somehow. I would certainly rush your guinea...

Guinea Pigs: hurt leg, guinea pigs, soft bedding
guinea pigs, soft bedding, wire bottom: you should provide a soft bedding for her, does her cage have a wire bottom?? Wire bottoms aren t good at all b/c they can break their legs on a wire bottom. The best thing to do is to let her heal on her own if she s broken her legs. The best advice is from...

Guinea Pigs: hurt piggy, pool table, two boys
pool table, two boys, pig: If he is limping and hardly moving around at all, then he is in a lot of pain and there may be a break. In this case he should see a doctor. If he is playing normally and moving around without a limp then he is fine and will be okay. If it broke and not reset,...

Guinea Pigs: husky breathing, guinea pig, respiratory infection
guinea pig, respiratory infection, breathing problems: Hello the wheezing that you are hearing could be a sign of breathing problems like a respiratory infection or something. I would really consider taking your guinea pig to a vet to get looked at for it so maybe the vet could prescribe antibiotics or something...

Guinea Pigs: hutch insulation?, guinea pigs, winter night
guinea pigs, winter night, insulator: Hi Amy I too am in the UK and I know about the product you mention. i have one of their bottle holder things which is good. My opinion is to bring the pigs inside during the night and let them be outside during the day unless it is mega cold. The temperature...

Guinea Pigs: what can Ido, guinea pig food, carrots
guinea pig food, carrots, oranges: Hi Angela, Here s what I d do if I were you. He s probably not use to being picked up. You should give him some toys to play with in his cage and everyday get him out and play with him for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Speak to him very softly for a...

Guinea Pigs: Igloo trouble, poop and pee, guinea pig
poop and pee, guinea pig, boof: Hi Taylor I certainly remember the name Boof Boof and I am sorry to hear about your loss. I dont see any reason why your sister s pig has a medical problem, its just a habit. Perhaps you could get something like a couple of bricks to hold the igloo in...

Guinea Pigs: Ill Guinea Pig, eye dropper, guinea pig
eye dropper, guinea pig, guinea pigs: It sounds like it started out as pneumonia, then spread to infect other parts of the body. I would definately clean out the other pig s cage well with a good disinfectant, it can be contagious if the other pig s immune system is down, but if he doesn t have...

Guinea Pigs: Illness, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, store chains: Hi Mary, I had two guinea-pigs and my vet once told me that If there is ANY discharge from the eye, it is somthing to worry about. So please continue to find a vet, it could be fatal. Don t touch the eye or put any medecines, eyedrops or antibiotic ointments...

Guinea Pigs: Illness, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, beddings: i am afraid guinea pigs do not get colds but sneezing is down to respiratory problems. nevertheless, ome sneezing are allergic reactions that can be caused by soft wood beddings or hay. if your guinea pig sneeze a little and wipes its nose, then she is fine...

Guinea Pigs: Illness, vet visit, guinea pig
vet visit, guinea pig, kkat: Hello Nikki, I reccommend a vet visit. It sounds like you may have caught an early stage URI. The faster they are caught and treated the better chance your piggy will have. Anytime they are making sounds when they are breathing, they should see a vet to...

Guinea Pigs: Illness and a new buddy, banfield vet, guinea pig
banfield vet, guinea pig, cats and dogs: Hi Cindy I am so pleased to hear that the vet gave great advice, it is quite rare these days with piggies. You should get a baby male before Wiggley is 6 months old or so and you can do this now as abcesses dont spread from pig to pig. Neutering is...

Guinea Pigs: Illness & Taming, guinea pigs, pine bedding
guinea pigs, pine bedding, nasty cough: Thanks for your question! When a guinea pig is coughing those are signs of respitory infections. When a guinea pig comes down with any sort of respiratory problem it is essential that you get them to a vet as soon as possible as it may progress into...

Guinea Pigs: Illness, gut motility, guinea pig
gut motility, guinea pig, matted fur: Kim Thank you for your question! Oh my dear I am so sorry...That must be such a heart breaking thing for you. After 3 days without fluids coupled with not eating, a guinea pig s small system will begin to shut down and a fatality will follow not long...

Guinea Pigs: Im afraid my pig is going to die!, strawberry yogurt, guinea pig
strawberry yogurt, guinea pig, crusty eyes: Hi Jessica. The spasm she had could have caused any number of unforeseen problems. I can t really help in that department. However, you should have teeth looked at (if you haven t done so already). Not just the set in front, but have the vet check the...

Guinea Pigs: How do you do it?, pelvis bone, turnip greens
pelvis bone, turnip greens, seedless grapes: You will know it when you feel babies. you will feel and even see her belly jumping in all different directions within two weeks of birth. You can stick two or three fingers from behind her to inbetween her legs. There will be many times you will think Its...

Guinea Pigs: Impacted,Mites, Cavy Not Good:(, coriander cilantro, faulty genes
coriander cilantro, faulty genes, male pig: Hi Teresa, First of all, hold back on the fresh fruit. Fruit is high in acid, water and sugar so should be fed in very limited quantities at the best of times. Instead, feed lots more lettuces (any but iceberg), chard, courgette (zucchini), coriander (cilantro),...

Guinea Pigs: Importance of hay in diet, guinea pig health, guinea pigs
guinea pig health, guinea pigs, oral antibiotics: I think this vet is totally clueless when it comes to exotics. Guinea Pigs are exotics and must ONLY be seen by experienced exotic vets. Dog and cat vets learned nothing about cavies when they went to school. Timothy hay is essential in their diet, they...

Guinea Pigs: Impotent guinea?, pelvic bones, boar
pelvic bones, boar, adn: Hi Jessica First of all please do not let the female get pregnant if she has never had babies before. By now her pelvic bones have fused together and she wont be able to deliver the babies. If she has had babies before please ignore this. Also dont let...

Guinea Pigs: Inbreeding Issues, guinea pig, inbreeding
guinea pig, inbreeding, fur: Dear Tony, Whenever there is a case of inbreeding, there are many more possible dangers. One thing that could happen is that the babies would be born lethals, which means they are born with no fur, teeth, or eyes. However, if you frequently take your...

Guinea Pigs: Infected nipple?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, strange growth: Hello Kelly, If I were you I d be concerned. Guinea Pigs (female AND male) have only 2 nipples, both on their lower tummies, none on their chests. Without seeing it, it s hard for me to tell you what it is with any real degree of accuracy. It could be a...

Guinea Pigs: Information on a guinea pig I have........., guinea pig, vet clinics
guinea pig, vet clinics, vet bill: Kellie, I am sorry to hear about Faygo. It sounds as though he has a serious problem. The things that you have tried were all good ideas but your little friend needs to see a vet immeadiately. If you can see his RIBS then he is suffering terribly. There...

Guinea Pigs: Injury, nasal fracture, guinea pig
nasal fracture, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Justin. I would strongly urge you to get in to see your vet as soon as possible. It sounds very much like your guinea pig has made some serious injuries due to his fall. Going by what you have said, he has obviously gone into some state of shock and...

Guinea Pigs: Insane guinea pigs!, guinea pig noises, guinea pigs
guinea pig noises, guinea pigs, crazy pills: Hi, All guinea pigs have diffrent personalities. I have one guinea pig out of three that does the same thing your guinea pigs do. My other to just love to be loved. They purr in your lap and nibble on your fingure. This is very normal for guinea...

Guinea Pigs: Insane guinea pigs!, guinea pig noises, guinea pigs
guinea pig noises, guinea pigs, sign of happiness: perfectly normal. they run from you because they still need to get used to being handeled, but my 1 and 1/2 girl still does it as a game and yours may be doing the same. when they jump is it straight in the air kind of like a weird spasam? if so then this...

Guinea Pigs: Insane guinea pigs!, guinea pig noises, guinea pigs
guinea pig noises, guinea pigs, crazy pills: Aubry -- Sounds like you have typical, normal, every day guinea pigs. Here are some things you may want to try, though, to help them to settle down. First, when you hold them, only hold one at a time. That will make it easier to keep a good grip on the...

Guinea Pigs: Insane guinea pigs!, guinea pig noises, guinea pigs
guinea pig noises, guinea pigs, recieve notification: Hi Aubry Firstly, apologies for my delay in replying my email has been playing up and I didn t recieve notification of your question when you sent it. This is completely normal behaviour for guinea pigs!! They are naturally wary of people so it is their...

Guinea Pigs: Intense Scratching, mild shampoo, fungal treatments
mild shampoo, fungal treatments, baby shampoo: Hi Kim, I suggest you treat for mites first. You need to go to a feed store and pick up a tube of ivermectin horse wormer paste. Give your piggie a pea size lump of the ivermectin behind its front teeth. It will take several days for this to become effective....

Guinea Pigs: Interaction with dogs, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, small rodents: Dods are meat eaters and can sometimes attack small rodents without warning! I don t have a dog so I cannot tell you what they will try to do. If I were you I would keeo your doggie away from your guinea pig. Smaller dogs were once used to kill the rodents...

Guinea Pigs: Interspecies Mating?, order lagomorpha, order rodentia
order lagomorpha, order rodentia, guinea pigs: Hello Molly, Guinea Pigs and rabbits are not closely related at all, so no, her rabbit could not impregnate her piggy anymore than a dog could a horse. Their scientific classification breaks off at Order. Rabbits are a member of the order Lagomorpha and...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing 2 boars, neutral ground, big noise
neutral ground, big noise, rspca: Hello Karen, Unfortunantly, with one being a year and the other being 3 years, they may never get along. Usually when you add a new boar in with an adult boar, you want the new one to be a baby. Once they become adults, it can often be very difficult to...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing 2 male piggies, guinea pig, male rabbit
guinea pig, male rabbit, different reasons: Hi Pauline Introducing one male to another is simply a matter of trial and error. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn t. Rabbits and piggies will usually get along better, but I would never recommend keeping them together for a whole bunch of different...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing a 2nd female guinea pig, guinea pigs, cavies
guinea pigs, cavies, baby powder: Hello Scott! I would try to let them see each other on the blanket again just to familiarize them with each other. Then to help them get used to each others scent put each guinea pig in the others cage. Then clean out the cage you want both of them in together...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing baby piggie, peruvians, piggies
peruvians, piggies, petshop: Hi Carla The first thing I would say is that it is quite normal for the older male to establish dominance with the baby so I would suggest persisting with this as long as no fighting or aggression is involved. Males can become sexually mature from 4...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing a Female to a Male, guinea pig, neutral ground
guinea pig, neutral ground, male friend: Hi Mel. I would strongly recommend you not consider getting a female guinea pig. The reason i say this is because it would mean serious operations to neuter. It would be your male that would be castrated and should complications arise, which they do, you...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing females?, female pup, female pups
female pup, female pups, females: Hi Usually introducing females doesn t cause a problem, so I would advise you to continue to let them interact, under your supervision, and things should settle down. The other thing you could do is to bath them all so they all smell the same. And...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing another GP, guinea pig, mange mites
guinea pig, mange mites, guinea pigs: Jacqui, Make sure the new piggie is younger then your guy now and that the new piggie s personality matches close to your guy s personality. Otherwise the chances of them getting along is really slim. Here are some tips on introducing new piggies that...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing Guinea Pigs..., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, two pigs: Hi Jennifer It sounds like Penny has got confused by the leaving and re-introducing of Lucy. Can you please tell me how long it has been since you put the two pigs back together. That will give me a better idea of how big a problem Penny s behaviour is...

Guinea Pigs: Introducing Guinea pigs, guinea pigs, leaf cabbage
guinea pigs, leaf cabbage, cucumber melon: Reo, When you bring home new friends for existing guinea pigs, then BEFORE you try putting them together, you need to keep them apart for two to three weeks to make sure the new guinea pigs don t have any medical problems which could be transmitted to...