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Guinea Pigs: skittish, guinea pigs, piggie
guinea pigs, piggie, new friend: Hello Tom, it s normal for guinea pigs to be very skittish with people. Generally I have to constantly hold guinea pigs everyday and give them special treats, just to become comfortable with me. A lot of times as well guinea pigs will remain shy and timid...

Guinea Pigs: skittish, shy, bugs, not drinkin' water pigs, guinea pigs, hay rack
guinea pigs, hay rack, living quarters: Naomi, It is to be expected that they are so shy and skittish. Give them lots of attention, love and handling. That ll get them to feel more comfortable with you and their new surroundings. They ll settle in soon, give them about a month to 2 months to...

Guinea Pigs: sleeping with belly up, sleeping styles, guinea pig
sleeping styles, guinea pig, c shape: Pearl, I ve never seen a Guinea Pig sleep fully on the back. Though I have seen them sleep in a C shape and almost on their back, these is one of their sleeping styles and is know as C . Just keep an eye on him and if nothing else is out of the...

Guinea Pigs: sleeping, guinea pig
guinea pig: If the guinea pig is indoors, then you shouldn t need to put a towel over the cage. However, if the cage is against a wall with a window on it, it may be recommended that you do. Sometimes when the cage is on an exterior wall, it makes it colder and gives...

Guinea Pigs: slow piggie, dandelion greens, polly prissy pants
dandelion greens, polly prissy pants, lastnight: Hey, First try not giving her the dandeloins, what you are doing is fine by washing them and such, but they could be upsettting her. Is she eating normally other than that? Does she go to the bathroom well? I am not sure what else it could be, you might need...

Guinea Pigs: small gnats flying around cages, fly spray, local department
fly spray, local department, gnats: Hello Darla! Yes you can buy some type of gnat bomb or fly spray and bomb the room or spray it! Look at your local department store or hardware store. I would call your vet to see which kind of fly spray they recommend to use around pets! But when you spray...

Guinea Pigs: small sores, i dont think it's mites, bald patches, lasair
bald patches, lasair, guineapig: Lasair, It sounds like Pippin may just have scratched up against something and received a sore as a result. Try treating the sores with a mild antiseptic such as Benzalkonium Chloride a common brand is Bactine. If the sores doesn t look like they are healing...

Guinea Pigs: smell, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, baby shampoo: Hi, I have two guinea pigs too and they smell bad.Is their cage clean?It could be that the cage is dirty.Make sure you clean the cage every week. Is it the guinea pigs? Give them a warm bath and use a special kind of shampoo for guinea pigs or for...

Guinea Pigs: smelly cage?, natural deodorizer, signs of dehydration
natural deodorizer, signs of dehydration, antibacterial agent: Hi Rachael, If you use news paper to line the bottom of the cage that could be the problem as news paper tends to stink. It also could be do to early signs of dehydration which can cause their pee and poop to smell stronger then normal. Also dehydration...

Guinea Pigs: smelly guinea pig, perplexing mystery, abysinnian
perplexing mystery, abysinnian, piggies: Hi Harriet I cant remember many details of your piggies because I get so many questions. However, if you have had your piggies since a young age it would seem that as she is maturing, her hormones are kicking into gear. Many animals give off a smell...

Guinea Pigs: smore, temporary paralysis, food dish
temporary paralysis, food dish, heat stroke: Hi Karen I am glad to hear Smore is a bit better. Please can you send me an email to jesusguitarking@hotmail.com and I will give you some advice regarding paralysis as I said earlier. I am sad to hear the vet gave your pig a shot as usually this does...

Guinea Pigs: sneeze, guinea pigs, runny eyes
guinea pigs, runny eyes, watery eyes: hiya lily, usually guinea pigs who sneeze, have runny eyes and nose have breathing problems or bateria infections. listen to see if her breathing is normal. if she sneezes a little then that is normal but if she sneezes a lot, then take her to the vet. i hope...

Guinea Pigs: sneezer, carefresh bedding, guinea pig
carefresh bedding, guinea pig, guinea pigs: In all honesty I am just now hearing about sulpham and am unable to find any information on the drug. I would call a vet and ask them about the drug since they can probably give you better information. I would still keep the guinea pig isolated and I would...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing, wood shavings, small animals
wood shavings, small animals, best bet: Hello, if your babies are sneezing I suggest you take them to a small animals vet to get looked at. Small animals can be allergic to bedding usually. and it s normally wood shavings like ceder and pine that they are allergic to. have you done anything different...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing etc., pine shavings, pine bedding
pine shavings, pine bedding, guinea pigs: Hello Andrea, The best best is taking them to your vet immeadiately. It sounds as though htye both have a cold . More likely they have one of the many eyes/nose/ears infections that GPs are prone to that we can call a cold. If not aggressively treated...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing guinea pig, guinea pig, sneezes
guinea pig, sneezes, something in the air: How long has he been sneezing a lot? It s normal for them to sneeze but if they are sneezing and also having other problems I would take your guinea pig to a vet to get checked out. There may be something in the air that is causing him to sneeze more though....

Guinea Pigs: sneezing guinea pig, guinea pig, upper respiratory infection
guinea pig, upper respiratory infection, guinea pigs: Hi Megan, While it is probable that your guinea pig is just suffering from a minor cold, an upper respiratory infection (URI) must not be ruled out. Symptoms of URI include lack of appetite, lethargy, sneezing, and labored breathing. If not treated...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing pig, crusty eyes, respitory infection
crusty eyes, respitory infection, typical signs: Hi Lynn Most piggies sneeze a bit due to dust in hay etc. Let s face it, us humans sneeze when there is nothing wrong with us also. My advice is to have a listen to his chest each day, if you heard any wheezing whilst he is breathing, let me know. ...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing piggy!, pine shavings, pine bedding
pine shavings, pine bedding, guinea pigs: Hello Sarah, Pine bedding tends to cause sinus problems in alot of piggies. Changing the bedding would be my first course of action. Things should clear up within a day or 2 after the change. Keep a VERY close eye on her (especially for eye or nasal discharge,...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing and a runny nose, egg cartoons, guinea pig
egg cartoons, guinea pig, good toys: Hi Jessica It sounds like Sadie Rose might be a little sick when you bought her. I would say its a very good idea to get her checked by a vet. Its not totally surprising that she doesnt eat the first day of bringing her home because she will be a little...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing and a type of clucking noise, bacteria in the stomach, health food stores
bacteria in the stomach, health food stores, guinea pig: Hi Stacey, Some sneezing is completely normal, just as with humans. However, if your guinea pig is sneezing all the time, or is sneezing a lot in combination with other symptoms, he may have a bacterial infection or other illness. Sniffling, wheezing,...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing/wheezing guinea pig, vaporizer, benadryl
vaporizer, benadryl, acidophilus: Hello Lori, The bedding is probably fine, but go ahead and switch it just in case. It sounds like a URI. Keep her eating and keep up her antibiotics. Also, watch the other, URIs are contagious. URIs tend to get alot worse before they get better even with...

Guinea Pigs: sneezing, alfalfa hay, pine bedding
alfalfa hay, pine bedding, guinea pig: Your guinea pig sounds like he has URI, he needs to see the vet. Get him OFF of the PINE. Pine bedding contains harmful phenols that cause URI and liver damage in cavies. He need TIMOTHY HAY because Alfalfa hay can cause bladder stones. He needs other vegetables...

Guinea Pigs: sniffles, cloudy urin, vet asap
cloudy urin, vet asap, upper respertory infection: Hi Brenda. Congrats on the new piggy. I would give him about a week to clear up. If it does not or if he gets worse, I would take him to a vet. As you don t want him taking an upper respertory infection. I would seperate him from the other piggies to...

Guinea Pigs: sniffles, cloudy urin, guinea pig
cloudy urin, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Brenda - Any time a guinea pig has discharge from its nose or sniffles, its time to visit the vet. A respiratory infection can quickly become something very serious in a guinea pig, so I would recommend visiting a vet soon. As for your other question,...

Guinea Pigs: sniffles, cloudy urin, bronchittis
cloudy urin, bronchittis, quick reply: Hi Brenda The cloudy urine is perfectly normal. Hold the piggy with the cold close to your ear and make sure his breathing isn t laboured. If it is, the cold might have turned to a case of bronchittis which may need vet attention. If breathing is fine,...

Guinea Pigs: snow, guinea pigs, snow dogs
guinea pigs, snow dogs, hind legs: You can not give guinea pigs snow, because it could be contaminated, but some guinea pigs will eat an ice cube out of the freezer, just take it out of the cage before all of it melts. Some guinea pigs are sensitive around their back and hind legs because they...

Guinea Pigs: not a very sociable piggy., food dish, food bowl
food dish, food bowl, initial advice: Hi Jap Regarding the lice, a visit to the vet and some medication will sort that out. Regarding the ther matter, the one pig is trying to establish dominance over the 2nd by not letting it near the food bowl. This is normal but in this case dangerous...

Guinea Pigs: social behavior, guinea pig, best buddies
guinea pig, best buddies, social behavior: Hello Christina, Go ahead and handle her. The more she is handled the more friendly she will become especially since she is so young. Young pups tend to be a bit jumpy by nature but it usually doesn t take much to win them over, however, it can take a few...

Guinea Pigs: social life, squeeks, gurgles
squeeks, gurgles, melody: Hi Melody Introtucing one female to another doesn t usually cause any problems as it does do with males. All I would say is that you just keep an eye on them to make sure there are no injuries caused by this behaviour. Things should settle down in time....

Guinea Pigs: socialization, diddly, litters
diddly, litters, fsnet: Hi Pam A little nip here and there is relatively normal and full blown fighting between females is rare. Please check out the link below which is great step-by-step guide to introducing 1 pig to an existing herd. Andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/The%20New%20Arrival-existing.ht...

Guinea Pigs: somethings not right, vet asap, pink urine
vet asap, pink urine, modd: Hello Becky and thanks for the question, What makes you think that it is a hurt leg? Is she showing signs of favoring her other limbs and avoiding the use of one leg? If she is lethargic or has changed her mood as of late, she may be sick. Laziness and...

Guinea Pigs: somethings wrong, guinea pig, seizures
guinea pig, seizures, vet: Hello Patrick, I m not sure there is much you can do without a vet other than keep him comfortable. It sounds like he may have had a stroke that is now causing seizures. He may get through this with special care and if the seizures stop. Just try to make...

Guinea Pigs: My son guinea pig has had 3 babies, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, brisbane australia: Hello Rebecca, since the guinea pigs are all girls you don t have to seperate them unless there s not enough room to keep them all in. At 4 weeks of age you can seperate them if you want to. Personally, I would seperate the pregnant until after she gives...

Guinea Pigs: my son just got his guinea pig yesturday., guinea pig, guinealynx
guinea pig, guinealynx, heat stroke: Congrads. Here is a sexing guide: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm The room should have a stable temperature range of 65 to 75 degrees F (18 to 24 degrees C). 85 degrees and over and your guinea pig is likely to die from heat stroke. If the piggie...

Guinea Pigs: sore and biting unusaully, guine pigs, many different reasons
guine pigs, many different reasons, guinea pig: Hi Aly Sorry about the delay in my response, I have had some computer problems. The soreness could be many different reasons, for example parasitic infection, mites etc. You really need it checking out by a vet experienced with guinea pigs. The biting...

Guinea Pigs: sore on legs, skinny pig, skinny pigs
skinny pig, skinny pigs, pocket pets: Hello Crystal, I ll need a bit more information before I can adequately help. Are these growths like lumps or are they more external like sores? Where, exactly, on his legs are they located (hips, ankles, etc.)? If they are lumps: Are they hard or soft...

Guinea Pigs: sores and hair loss, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, upper respiratory infections: Hi Theresa, It sounds to me like your guinea pigs are suffering from fungal infections, which may initially appear as sores on the back. The fact that they were once cleared up by neosporin also leads me to believe this. You could continue using...

Guinea Pigs: sorry another question...sneezing, bacteria in the stomach, health food stores
bacteria in the stomach, health food stores, warm bedding: Hello Jo, Some sneezing is completely normal, just as with humans. However, if your guinea pig is sneezing all the time, or is sneezing a lot in combination with other symptoms, she may then have a bacterial infection or other illness. If she is sniffling,...

Guinea Pigs: sound, guinea pig, being a baby
guinea pig, being a baby, pitched sound: Hi Barbara With your pig being a baby, its most likely it is a little scared of you and its new surroundings. You will be able to tell if it is scared by the high pitched sound. As it gets used to you, it will settle down so don t worry. And...

Guinea Pigs: sounds, cat purring, guinea pigs
cat purring, guinea pigs, dominance: Hi Tammy Yes they do. Piggies have 2 slightly different vibrations . The louder one often comes when another pig is in sight so to establish dominance. The quieter one though is very much like a cat purring and typically occurs when you are petting the...

Guinea Pigs: What sounds mean and peeing n pooping, pig sounds, small bladder
pig sounds, small bladder, ear pearcing: Hello Lauren and thanks for the questions, Guinea Pig sounds are cool aren t they? There are many differing schools of thought as to what they all mean but I will give you my opinion on yours... Keeping in mind that you have to interpret the sound...

Guinea Pigs: no sounds, cavy care, guinea pig
cavy care, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Stu, It is very normal for piggies to not make sounds for the first few weeks it s in it s new home. It s a major life change, going to a new home, as everything is very different - the people, the sounds, the scenery, the routine, the cage, the food......

Guinea Pigs: my sow just had a 4 pups, sows, females
sows, females, pig: Hi Cicilee, Boys need to be taken away from females at the age of 3 weeks. If you need help sexing them, check out www.cavyspirit.com/sexing.htm or ask your vet to check them before they reach 3 weeks of age. Sows can also be taken away from mum at 3...

Guinea Pigs: My sow is Prego, guinea pig, abdomin
guinea pig, abdomin, foetuses: Hi,There is a way to guess when Dora might have them. As she gets further into pregnancy she should be taking on a shape like a football. The average gestion period is 68 days.You should start feeling foetuses and she should start gaining more and more weight,...

Guinea Pigs: sow s behavior, dominance behavior, guinea pig
dominance behavior, guinea pig, lunges: Paula, Maisy and Toffee would be better off being separated. Each Guinea Pig is different in personality so sometimes they don t get along with each other. Which is the case with your two. It isn t normal dominance behavior (deciding who is to be the...

Guinea Pigs: My sow is super lathargic!, upper respiratory infection, timothy hay
upper respiratory infection, timothy hay, alpha alpha: Micheil, It sounds like she needs to see a vet. As it sounds like she is constipated and may have URI (Upper Respiratory Infection) or something along those lines. You ll need to get Marla to a vet soon. For the time being try giving her timothy hay or...

Guinea Pigs: It's my space, no mine, no mine grrrrr, wallis and grommit, social creatures
wallis and grommit, social creatures, cold at night: Hello Jane, Unfortunantly, as boars become full grown they sometimes they decide they do not want to live together anymore. If they can be near each other (cages next door) and still talk to and sniff each other, their need for friends will be met. Getting...

Guinea Pigs: how much space should my "zoo" have, cavy cage, new babies
cavy cage, new babies, building a bridge: I have three piggies which stay in a 5 foot by 2 foot cage with a ramp that goes up to a 3 ft by 1 foot 2nd floor. Your size is suitable for 5 piggies but if you plan to rebuild a cage, I would make it a little bigger. It is recomended that you have at least...

Guinea Pigs: spayed guinea pigs, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, spayed: Minka, It ll be fine to have a spayed sow in with an un-neutered male. When keeping two of oppisite sex together without wants for pups (babies) then only one needs to be spayed or neutered. See if you can t find a spayed sow that is a little younger...

Guinea Pigs: spaying, guinea pigs, ovarian cyst
guinea pigs, ovarian cyst, ovarian cysts: They get along OK in their cage now but they are very territorial and bicker with each other alot. How big is their cage? They should have at least a 2x4 C&C cage. www.cavycages.com 2 years ago my vet said he recommends that all his female...

Guinea Pigs: spaying and neutering, guniea pigs, male rabbit
guniea pigs, male rabbit, guniea pig: If you are worried about pet stores and breeders, I urge you to go adopt a cavy from a shelter or rescue. Check with your local dog/cat shelters as they often get in small animals. www.cavyrescue.com www.petfinder.com You should also learn how to sex...

Guinea Pigs: spaying, small rodents, current health
small rodents, current health, health risks: it does help reduce health risks on most animals, but in the cases of small rodents, not always. if you have 2 geneders and intend on keeping them together, then fix the males. never fix females unless the vet says it should be done due to current health problems...

Guinea Pigs: special items, guinea pig, hormonal imbalance
guinea pig, hormonal imbalance, cavy: Kassie, That would be a nest. Guinea Pig s nest are nothing special as to look at as in the wild they normally burrow under ground and nest are normally just a bunch of grass to make a soft warm spot to have pups (babies) and sleep. Take Care Now,...

Guinea Pigs: species, genus cavia, guinea pigs
genus cavia, guinea pigs, kkat: Hello Casey, As pets, there is one species, Cavia porcellus, however the other species in the genus Cavia are: Cavia aperea Cavia tchudii Cavia guianae Cavia anolaimae Cavia nana Cavia fulgida Cavia magna Cavia intermedia If you are talking about...

Guinea Pigs: spluttery piggy, vicks vapor rub, upper respiratory infection
vicks vapor rub, upper respiratory infection, guinea pigs: It is most likely the start of an upper respiratory infection. She probably has a lot drainage in her lungs and is very congested. Try giving her 1/4 tsp Robutussin DM once a day for any congestion, and put a dab of vicks vapor rub on her nose up to 4 times...

Guinea Pigs: spraying (again!), guinea pig, delievery
guinea pig, delievery, monthes: Hello Natalie, It sounds like it s normal for her, especially if she does it while she s in heat too. She just doesn t want to be touched by the other piggies. Keep an eye out for any other signs of illness or pain, but she s most likely fine. They need...

Guinea Pigs: spueaking like crazy!, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, squeak: Maria, I am so sorry I am just now getting back to you with an answer. I am so so sorry. It is normal for Guinea Pigs to squeak when being picked up. As Guinea Pig get older their squeaks change some get louder and others get softer. If she is still...

Guinea Pigs: sqeaking pig, mean streak, excitment
mean streak, excitment, tunnel vision: Hello. HE is squeaking? It is usually the other way around. The female who is close to term on her pregnancy will annoy the male and seperating them IS usually the thing to do. When you say ANNOYING her, what is he doing exactly? I high pitched squeal can...

Guinea Pigs: sqeaking pig, guinea pig, pregnant female
guinea pig, pregnant female, hiding place: When ever you have a pregnant female that is areally big and the babies are bigger, never let a male in her cage because he can try to muont her and he can put a lot of stress on her and also hurt the babies. He problary wants to run and plar with the other...

Guinea Pigs: sqeaking pig, triggs, hiding place
triggs, hiding place, habit: Dear ?, The male is just communicating ith the female because before they were together and didn t have to be so loud. Put the two cages next to each other so they have acces to still communicat. WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT LET THE MALE GET TO THE YOUNG...

Guinea Pigs: sqeaking pig, guinea pigs, squeaks
guinea pigs, squeaks, warning sign: Hi, Below there are two type of squeaks that could be what you are hearing and their meanings. VERY HIGH PITCHED SQUEAL...This is a warning sign of danger or a cry of pain from your pig. CONTINUOUS HIGH SQUEAKS....This most of you will have heard...

Guinea Pigs: sqeaking and purring, happy hi, piggies
happy hi, piggies, guinea: Hi Allie Squeaking and purring is almost always a sign of contenment in piggies. You will know when this is a scared noise because the pig sounds scared with a much more shrill noise. If you want any further advice on specific noises, please let me know....

Guinea Pigs: sqeaking, guinea pig squeaks, rare instances
guinea pig squeaks, rare instances, war dance: Hi Josh, Below there will be a VERY long list of squeaks and meanings. COO... A gentle cooing sound is made from Mum to babies. It is an indication all is well. A similar sound is made by a happy content pig, maybe when you are cuddling or grooming him...

Guinea Pigs: squeaking guinea pig, gin gin, cage mate
gin gin, cage mate, guinea pigs: Hi Peter. Is Jelly Bean sitting in the same spot in the corner all day, and not eating at all? If so, i would get her to the vet as this isn t a good sign. Her noises and this behaviour says to me that something is causing her discomfort, even pain. It...

Guinea Pigs: squealing guinea pig, guinea pigs, squeals
guinea pigs, squeals, piggy: Ginger, If your piggy has been near a male piggy recently, she might be pregnant. Has she been growing plump? If she squeals for a long time then she may be in pain. I suggest that you take your piggy to the vet for a check up. If it turns out that she...

Guinea Pigs: squealing, piggie, squeals
piggie, squeals, squeal: Hi Ali, Thats so funny! Sorry that I didn t e-mail you in so long it s just i got a new puppy and i have been busy. your piggie might want something like a carrot or a strawberry. My alino female named rose squeals a lot that usually means she wants...

Guinea Pigs: squeeking and personality, guinea pigs, squeaks
guinea pigs, squeaks, new guinea: Hi Emma Most squeaks are positive with guinea pigs but much of what you describe can be explained by your two new pigs settling into their new home. In terms of personality, I am sure it just depends on when you take them out. For example, if they need...

Guinea Pigs: sterelizing a male guinea pig, abyssinian guinea pigs, general anaesthetic
abyssinian guinea pigs, general anaesthetic, local anesthesia: Hi Jorida Can I just check something with you. Do you need to get your male neutered as you also have a female? If not, neutering is a procedure that doesnt male much difference to the character and behaviour of a male piggy. I am not a vet so unfortunately...

Guinea Pigs: sth strange on my guinea pig's neck, guinea pig breeders, fatty lumps
guinea pig breeders, fatty lumps, guinea pigs: Hello Lee, I think you need to take your little guinea pig to a vet to be checked, particularly since this tumor is worrying you. Obviously, it is virtually impossible to diagnose a condition such as this over the Internet and a vet will need to physically...

Guinea Pigs: stiilborn, guinea pig, unfortunely
guinea pig, unfortunely, stillborn: Kathleen, It is hard to say why the baby would have been born stillborn, might have been injured in the birthing process which seems the most likely as the stillborn was full size like Penny. Mom could have moved a certain way before they where born that...

Guinea Pigs: still confused., boy babies, guinea pigs
boy babies, guinea pigs, one of the boys: Chloe, Even if Bunny and Ruby got pregnant at the same time it doesn t mean they ll give birth at the same time. So it is better to split them. If you can separate the two sides of the cage so that they can t see each other and stuff, at least till one...

Guinea Pigs: stink, ammonia smell, guinea pigs
ammonia smell, guinea pigs, lorena: Liz -- The answer to that question is simple ... clean, clean, clean. If you have two guinea pigs you should be cleaning their cage out about every other day or so. If what you re smelling is that ammonia smell, this should take care of the problem. ...

Guinea Pigs: stomach blockage, stomach blockage, guinea pig
stomach blockage, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Carol, I would give it a two or two and half weeks to resolve itself. Also you may want to try feeding her a little baby food. It has extra fiber in it and so may help in the blockage resolving itself sooner and make it easier on her. And keep up with...

Guinea Pigs: stones in the bladder, bladder stones, guinea pigs
bladder stones, guinea pigs, small stones: Hello Barbara, Sometimes they can pass them, but too often surgery is required. Typically, surgery goes well, though you would need a vet who knows piggies well to do the surgery. I ll send you a link about bladder stones that may be useful. http://www.guinealynx.info/stones.html...

Guinea Pigs: stones in my guinea pig, guinea pig, unsweetened cranberry juice
guinea pig, unsweetened cranberry juice, kidney stone: Hello Anthony, I ve seen chanca piedra listed as an ingredient in some Guinea Pig treats and supplements that are safe so I assume it would be safe. I m sorry, I am not sure about dosage though. It sounds like you are doing what you can for her and I really...

Guinea Pigs: stool and overall well being, guinea pig, grape tomatoes
guinea pig, grape tomatoes, little girls: Hi Heidi 1) As you say the poo should be firm bean-like pieces, but not neccesarily hard, just firm. Nothing on the list particularly strikes me as something that would make the poo hard, but there is no need to worry unless it really is HARD. 2) You...

Guinea Pigs: Having stool problems, guinea pig, stool problems
guinea pig, stool problems, grand kids: Hello, you could try a laxative or a piece of strawberry to help loosen stools. Do you give your guinea pig fresh veggies. A lot of times a half of cup or less of veggies a day is really beneficial and can help with constipation. What are you feeding him right...

Guinea Pigs: How do I stop my guinea pig from biting?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, sign of affection: Hi there again Perhaps your pig is of a nervous disposition. Also, when you are petting her, she will tell you if you are doing something wrong because she will throw her head up in the air. Also, it depends on how she bites you. Does she draw blood...

Guinea Pigs: stopped eating, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, guines: Hi Lesley. When you say your pigs have stopped eating completely, have they both literally stopped eating anything from their bowls, fresh foods or hay? It s worth remembering that rarely will a guinea pig finish what is in their dry food bowl because often...

Guinea Pigs: Our stork Arrived by Suprise!, time mommy, guinea pigs
time mommy, guinea pigs, baby girls: Congrats! Make sure you take daddy out (If you have the daddy). Mama guinea pigs can get pregnant almost immediately after giving birth. Mother should be away from daddy for at least a few weeks before re-mating. It is not healthy for a piggy to stay in a...

Guinea Pigs: strange actions, guinea pig food, guinea pigs
guinea pig food, guinea pigs, hamster food: Mikki -- Sounds as though your guinea pig has an ear infection. That is what most commonly causes a guinea pig to walk with their head tilted. You vet should notice this and prescribe ear drops for you. Also, I noticed in your email that you are feeding...

Guinea Pigs: strange behavior, fresh fruit and vegetables, female pig
fresh fruit and vegetables, female pig, guinea pigs: Janet, You girl isn t really showing signs of strange behavior, it is pretty normal for a young Guinea Pig to act that way. It is going to take time and a little training to get her to calm down. She is just nervous around you still and being young she...

Guinea Pigs: strange behavior?, lice infestation, glass aquarium
lice infestation, glass aquarium, small bugs: Hello Loches Mummy and thanks for the question, I would almost gaurentee that your GP is ranting do to a mite/lice infestation. Check his fur for small bugs and/or scabs and abcesses. You can check you archived answers for the home treatment of this...

Guinea Pigs: strange behaviour, guinea pig, strange behaviour
guinea pig, strange behaviour, inner ear: Hi Andi The dragging of the back legs may well be leaving her scent by rubbing the glands on her butt. This is perfectly normal. The shaking of the head is more likely to be unrelated as this could be a problem in the inner ear. You should really have...

Guinea Pigs: strange growth, tumor on a guinea pig, guinea pig, strange growth
guinea pig, strange growth, skin answer: Hello Robert, It sounds most like an abscess or a tumor. If you have pictures that would be great. You can contact me through the address on my website (site address under my name). I would take him to the vet right away. The faster abscesses or tumors...

Guinea Pigs: strange odor, cris cris, vet asap
cris cris, vet asap, strange odor: Cris, I am not sure what would cause the hair to be gone and there to be a strong smell. It could be many things like a fungus, or bacterial infection or something totally different and with so many possibilities it is good idea to get take her to the...

Guinea Pigs: strange sounds, guinea pigs, eating apples
guinea pigs, eating apples, guinea pig: Amy, The strange sound you are hearing is normal. He isn t choking he is actually clearing his throat, humans cough or something like that to clear their throats, will that is what your boy is doing. Don t be afraid to feed him those certain things,...

Guinea Pigs: strokes, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, hot weather: Guinea pigs, like humans, can have strokes. Usually it is something genetic, or it occurs when they are left outside in the hot weather for too long. There s usually not much to prevent them (except make sure they are kept in a well ventilated area that s...

Guinea Pigs: stuffy, sneezing guinea pig, vicks vapour rub, guinea pig
vicks vapour rub, guinea pig, chest cold: Hi Raichelle It sounds like your local store doesnt do a very good job in looking after their animals. You can give a small dab of vicks vapour rub on each nostril to clear up any minor chest cold, but it must be a very small dab. Also give Mo plenty...

Guinea Pigs: sudden aggression, guinea pigs, piggies
guinea pigs, piggies, piggie: Hello Sue, it sounds like the other shy piggie is wanting to be dominant now and is challanging the other one. Whenever one of the piggies back down it should be fairly normal again, but this is pretty common with piggies. There s many reasons why she could...

Guinea Pigs: sudden death, guinea pigs, petstores
guinea pigs, petstores, yesterday evening: Well, Guinea Pigs can get sick really fast and its not your fault if they die. They hide there sickness for months and then they can unexpectantly die. It also depends on where you get them. Some petstores carry sick Gp s that have been bred with eachother...

Guinea Pigs: sudden death in guinea pigs, frequent convulsions, guinea pigs
frequent convulsions, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Was the garage air conditioned? Guinea Pigs can easily die from heat strokes in which they will become lethargic and have convulsions, any tempurature above 80 degrees puts a guinea pig at risk for seizures. Other than that they could have died from Scurvy,...

Guinea Pigs: sudden death of guinea pigs, cavy care, paint fumes
cavy care, paint fumes, guinea pig: Hi Marnie, Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I have had some internet problems and only now have been able to log on to check my mail and questions! Many paint fumes are toxic to piggies, and it appears to be the only explanation in this case....

Guinea Pigs: sudden death?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, prolonged period: Susie - Unfortunately, without having been there, I cannot tell you why your guinea pig died. See, there may have been some symptoms, or it may have simply been something sudden. Guinea pigs are a lot like humans in that way. Sometimes they just die...

Guinea Pigs: sudden illness, vet asap, cavy care
vet asap, cavy care, upper respiratory infection: Hi Anthony, You need to get your piggie to a vet. Labored breathing is a serious symptom of an Upper Respiratory Infection or pneumonia, both of which are fatal if prompt treatment is not sought. What medicine did you give him? Countless medicines are...

Guinea Pigs: sudden lump, groin area, fatty tumor
groin area, fatty tumor, needle aspiration: Hi, So sorry for just now getting back to you. Been working overtime at work this last week. It sounds like either a harmless fatty tumor or a lymphatic tumor. As in humans, lumps under the chin, behind the legs or in the groin area are always worrisome....

Guinea Pigs: sudden neck fat, guinea pig, insulin shots
guinea pig, insulin shots, vet check: Hello again Donna. It sounds like diabetes to me, can you have the vet check for that? I ve given cats insulin shots before so I would think you could do the same for a guinea pig. It really sounds like diabetes. Sorry I can t offer you more, but it seems...

Guinea Pigs: sugar, sister and brother, diddly
sister and brother, diddly, fsnet: Hi Jacinda The only thing I can really advise you to do is to get your vet s help. However, please find below a link that tells you how to syringe feed sugar to see if that helps too. andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Syringe-feeding.ht...

Guinea Pigs: sugar..., guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, graham crackers: Hi Leah, Congratulations on your new addition (=. Sugar is not recommended for guinea pigs, even in small amounts as in pieces of graham crackers. Also, if you plan on breeding, I highly suggest that you invest in a book that goes into detail on...

Guinea Pigs: Would we suit Guinea Pigs?, guinea pigs, weather proof
guinea pigs, weather proof, british climate: Hi Emily It does sound like you have put a great deal of thought into the keeping of these lovely animals. I keep my pigs outside in a large complex like the one you mention and it suits them fine in the mild british climate, so I can add my name to...

Guinea Pigs: Are we suitable for Guinea Pigs?, guinea pigs, weather proof
guinea pigs, weather proof, short periods: Hello Emily, true there are several opinions about whether or not to keep an animal inside. Me personally, I think it depends on the situation and what s best for the piggies. If you are able to create a large space for the guinea pigs outside in a cool...

Guinea Pigs: Are we suitable for Guinea Pigs?, guinea pig owners, guinea pigs
guinea pig owners, guinea pigs, weather proof: Emily, Two Guinea Pigs only need a cage that is a 10.5 square feet (or a 2x4 grid cage) most panels (or cubes or grids) are 14 inches square. You can make your own out of cubes and Coroplasts easily and inexpensively, the benefits of this is also that...

Guinea Pigs: Are we suitable for Guinea Pigs?, guinea pigs, weather proof
guinea pigs, weather proof, males and females: YES!!! There are many people who can t do anywhere near that much for their piggies who are perfectly suited. If everyone who owned piggies had that kind of cage, there would be no need to have teams go in to investigate bad piggy treatment. All I want to...

Guinea Pigs: sulpham, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, piggies: I have never heard of sulppham before. So I can honestly say I do not know if it s safe or not and personally, I wouldn t try it because it s better to take a guinea pig to a vet for the right type of medical treatment as buying something off the shelf can...

Guinea Pigs: sulpham, guinea pig, bob bob
guinea pig, bob bob, pet store: Bob, From what I can find there is nothing to say that Sulpham is dangerous to your Guinea Pig. But I m not a vet so I can t be a 100% sure, from what I have read though there is nothing that says it is dangerous to her, and I can t find it on the...

Guinea Pigs: suspicious lump?!, suspicious lump, lipomas
suspicious lump, lipomas, abscess: Hello Hillary, Grassy is a lovely name. It sounds like an infection, possibly an abscess. It could be from an injury near her eye or it could even indicate a problem with her teeth. Because of her age, I would advise seeing a vet soon. Infections can quickly...

Guinea Pigs: swelling in guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, mammary glands: Well she is on up there in age, therfore problems like tumors are a great possiblities. But don t panic, guinea pigs can get less serious problems like cysts. I am glade you are going to the vet, that unfortunatly is the only way to know for sure. Good luck...

Guinea Pigs: swollen eye?, swollen eye, uris
swollen eye, uris, salt water: if he has got any other symptons (see http://www.guinealynx.com/uri.html) he has probably this. in this case, he needs to go to the vet straight away and to be safe, seperate him from Bruno. if he has only got this one sympton, he may not have it so bath his...

Guinea Pigs: swollen eye, swollen eye lid, hello steph
swollen eye lid, hello steph, guinea pig: Hello Steph. Poor girl, i wonder what happened. It s possible that another piggy gave her a little nip, it s possible that she poked her eye on some hay or something in the cage, or it s possible that she has an eye infection. If not treated, it WILL start...

Guinea Pigs: swollen face, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, swollen face: Melanie, You have an older Guinea Pig so it wouldn t be uncommon for him to have had a stroke. Guinea Pigs live anywhere from 5 to 8 years normally though the longest living Guinea Pig on record was 14 years and 10 months old. So they can live a long time,...

Guinea Pigs: swollen foot, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, swollen foot: If there s one thing i ve learned about guinea pigs it s, you really don t want to try over the counter stuff, the vet is always the best way to go with guinea pigs. There aren t a lot of over the counter things to give guinea pigs and with your piggie having...

Guinea Pigs: swollen guinea pig paw, hydrogen peroxide, guinea pig
hydrogen peroxide, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hmmm. Are you using a wire cage bottom designed for a rabbit? It sounds like he has bumblefoot but if he s being kept on just bedding with no wire bottom, it couldn t be. Could he have cut his paw on something while roaming around? I suggest you keep washing...

Guinea Pigs: swollen nipple, guinea pig, teat
guinea pig, teat, nipples: Hi Monica. I can t possibly imagine what he has done to injure his teat like that. Is there no other indication besides the swelling that he is injured? Like redness, maybe a bite mark (not sure he d bite himself, but you never know), or anything like that?...

Guinea Pigs: swollen front paws, guinea pigs, vet visit
guinea pigs, vet visit, guinea pig: The foot pads are infected, he most likely got a piece of bedding or other material stuck in the pad and an abscess formed. The abscess will need to be drained if any fluid is contained in them, and antibiotics will have to be given, so a vet visit is a must....

Guinea Pigs: symtoms, sick pig, guinealynx
sick pig, guinealynx, quite some time: Hi - it sounds like you need to get her to a cavy savy/exotics vet. Itchy/ doesn t want to be held sounds like mites, which are common, painful and easily treatable. It can cause her to go off her food, but she may also have something else going on. ...

Guinea Pigs: syringe feeding a guinea pig, guinea pig, diddly
guinea pig, diddly, fungal infection: Hi Lesley Some antibiotics affect appetite, specifically baytrill so this may explain it if thats what your vet gave honey. Take a look at the link below for some details about syringe feeding. Andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/Syringe-feeding.ht...

Guinea Pigs: Taking care of a male guniea pig, guniea pig, cage bars
guniea pig, cage bars, male cat: Hello Clarissa Maybe he just doesnt like people perhaps hes had some bad experances with people and just plain likes being left alone, if this is the case there isnt much you can do as he will not be very trusting and may never trust you. But you can try...

Guinea Pigs: Taking care of my new guinea pig., guinea pig food, guinea pig 4
guinea pig food, guinea pig 4, calcum: Hello! One NO-NO judging that you problary got your guinea pig from the pet shop, he is problary 3-6 weeks and he dosn t need the HIGH AMOUNT of calcum that Alfafa has... feed him timothy hay and DON t Use string. You can buy a ball that you can put...

Guinea Pigs: Taking my guinea pigs to travel or not, guinea pigs, health point
guinea pigs, health point, south yorkshire: Hi Nara Obviously if it was possible to leave your piggies with someone you trust this would be best. I live in south yorkshire so if I lived closer I would look after your piggies for you:) I dont see a reason from the piggies health point of view...

Guinea Pigs: Tame, guinea pig rescue, guinea pigs
guinea pig rescue, guinea pigs, shocking cases: Hi Natasha, Firstly, well done for rescuing the pigs great effort. Its a big commitment to take on an abused/abandoned pig because often they have a range of physical and mental problems that will need constant attention throughout their lives. I help...

Guinea Pigs: Tame?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, weks: Hello Lesly. How long have you had him? There could be quite a few reasons. With your son being so young and having a guinea pig, do you ALWAYS monitor him when he s holding the pig. Does he play with the guinea pig when your not watching him. Is the...

Guinea Pigs: Taming, guinea pigs, prey animals
guinea pigs, prey animals, two females: they have no reason to be scared of me That is were you are wrong. Cavies are prey animals, and to them, we are their predators. They do not know that we are not going to hurt them and some cavies never gain human trust. The clicking noise is probably...

Guinea Pigs: Taming Billy, little jump, nothing works
little jump, nothing works, weird thing: Hi Dont apologise for the questions, I want to help. I am not saying Billy likes your dad more than you but sometimes something as simple as the smell on your hands might put a pig off. Keep being persistent. Billy is probably trying to protect him...

Guinea Pigs: Taming and care, guinea pig, piggies
guinea pig, piggies, piggie: Hello Tamara Just be sure that your female isnt over 6 months of age and isnt under 5 months of age when you breed, it is ok to breed her when she is over 7 months if this isnt her first litter. Start by handling the pups daily and offering treats to both...

Guinea Pigs: Taming Guinea Pigs, guinea pigs, prey animals
guinea pigs, prey animals, thanks a bunch: Kiara -- First, let me apologise for the delay in my response. I was seriously ill for about a week and was unable to respond to any email. I just wanted you to know I wasn t deliberately trying to ignore you. Guinea pigs are naturally jumpy animals....

Guinea Pigs: Taming my guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, few days: Hi Sara. Try offering them their favorite treat at the front of the cage (if they grab it and take it to the back of the cage that s fine). Leave the cage door open, keep an eye on them, but don t scare them. Let them eat up. Do this for a few days, then...

Guinea Pigs: Taming piggies!!!, guinea pigs, thay
guinea pigs, thay, ginger: Hello, it s not too late to tame them it s just going to take a longer time to tame them. Patience, speaking softly to them and eventually handling them is good. It s going to take a while though. Also it s best to keep them seperated since they got into a...

Guinea Pigs: Taming My "Sweetie", mild shampoo, guinea pigs
mild shampoo, guinea pigs, guinea pig: OKay 1st she needs help huh? Okay to pick her up without her biting you, you need to take an old t-shirt or blanket and put it over her head so she cannot bite you and then you can pick her up. Or hold her firmly without getting near her mouth. To train her...

Guinea Pigs: Taming and toilets, small baby, loo
small baby, loo, hamster: Hi Kim Pigs are basically individuals, so some are more tame than others. My 3 boys differ in this regard too. The only way to solve this is really to keep handling horrace and gradually she will trust you more. In terms of a toilet, I have never had...

Guinea Pigs: Taming, guinie pig, household noises
guinie pig, household noises, compantion: Hello Michael Start by offering treats by hand dont move your hand, allow her to come over to you and take the food, talk in a calm low voice when your near her. By housing her inside she will be tamer then if she were kept outside because she will get...

Guinea Pigs: TEETH, vet asap, plastic syringe
vet asap, plastic syringe, freind: Hi Deb Whenever a pig is not eating and losing weight he is in danger. Take him to a vet asap and they will take a look at the teeth, and probably give you a plastic syringe so that you can feed him yourself until the problem is fixed. The teeth will...

Guinea Pigs: TEETH, guniea pig, guinea pig
guniea pig, guinea pig, front teeth: You haven t done anything wrong that caused his teeth to break. He may have broken them on his cage bars. If he can t eat normally, give him water soaked pellets twice a day (make sure they are fresh as the water increased bacterial growth). Since guinea...

Guinea Pigs: Teaching Guinea Pigs tricks, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, correct response: Lauren -- While I have heard of people teaching their guinea pigs tricks, I have never attempted this myself, so the best advice I can give is to make sure that you select something a guinea pig can do, such as jumping or sitting up, and repeat it over...

Guinea Pigs: Teaching a guinea-pig cool tricks and jow to keep a guinea-pig alive., healthy balanced diet, guinea pig
healthy balanced diet, guinea pig, long and happy life: Hi Tate You will give Jeff a long and happy life by providing a healthy, balanced diet, giving plenty of cuddles and fresh water. Teaching a piggy cool tricks is quite another thing. Piggies only do what they want to do, so you will really struggle to...

Guinea Pigs: Teeth, old pig, front teeth
old pig, front teeth, bottom front: Thanks for that Shauna His back teeth are unlikely to be a problem because its the front ones that do most of the chewing. The problem is that without seeing your pig I cant tell you whether the teeth are crooked enough to be a problem to him. Your safest...

Guinea Pigs: Teeth, vets, vet
vets, vet, good luck: Hello Helen, No, this is not normal at all. Something is very wrong. Either their teeth are not growing properly, they ve broken them off severely, or they ve lost them because of a defiency. In any case, they need to see a vet as soon as possible. Piggies...

Guinea Pigs: Teeth, front teeth, piggie
front teeth, piggie, spurs: Hi Jacqui As long as he is eating and not drooling at all I am sure he is fine. To be absolutely sure I would need to see the teeth but generally as long as they are straight and there are no signs of sores or spurs in his mouth then all is well. ...

Guinea Pigs: Teeth problem | Re: Andy, teeth problem, muscular contractions
teeth problem, muscular contractions, skin fungus: Hi Nuno I am so sorry to hear your news. His companion may get sad at the loss of his friend but only time will tell. If he does get depressed then there are really two options. To get him a new friend which he may not accept another male, or just to...

Guinea Pigs: Teeth, guinea pig, bottom teeth
guinea pig, bottom teeth, broken tooth: Susan -- Have you looked at the teeth? If they do not seem to be excessively overgrown, I would not worry about it. If they do, I would take her to a vet and have them trimmed. The vet will use a tool a lot like a pair of fingernail clippers and cut...

Guinea Pigs: Texel, guinea pig, baby pig
guinea pig, baby pig, texels: If the hair is straight, and not curly or wavy, but it is long, then you most likely have a silkie. Texels when they are babies so have very curly hair. If your baby pig has areas where the hair separates around into a circle, then you most likely have a Peruvian,...

Guinea Pigs: Texel ?, curry comb, slicker brush
curry comb, slicker brush, guinea pigs: Colleen -- I am presuming you live in England, as the Rex is not yet a recognised breed here in the US. However, I understand from a few friends of mine that it is much like the American Teddy breed. In that case, it s my specialty. What you will want...

Guinea Pigs: THANK YOU!, cucumber leaf, romaine lettuce
cucumber leaf, romaine lettuce, guinea pigs: Sprouting beans are not too good for them, most guinea pigs will not eat beans any way, they are good for birds however. They do however like green benas either fresh, frozen or from a can. They also like parsely, just try not to give them parsely until the...

Guinea Pigs: Theodore, calcium pills, vitamin c deficiency
calcium pills, vitamin c deficiency, calcium with vitamin d: Hi again I doubt the problem lies with a vitamin c deficiency as the symptoms are different than the ones you described. I suggest you continue with the calcium therapy and if there is no improvement in his condition within 48 hours then consult your...

Guinea Pigs: Thick Pee? EWWW!, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, bladder infection: Jessica -- First, let me apologise for the delay in my response. AllExperts was having some technical difficulties and I couldn t send any responses. The problems are fixed now, so I should be answering questions much more quickly. As for your question,...

Guinea Pigs: Think about get a pig, care of guinea pigs, how to take care of guinea pigs
care of guinea pigs, how to take care of guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi, Guinea pigs and Iguanas are two very good choices. Guinea pigs can be left alone for one day. I wouldn t say a weekend. A good idea would be to have someone drop in to see if they have food and water. That would be the best thing I could think...

Guinea Pigs: Thinking of getting piggers, piggies, excersize
piggies, excersize, time out: Hi Firstly, if you get 3 piggies, they need to be female as males work best in pairs, and moreover, pairs that have lived together since young ideally. Piggies housed together will not need much attention as they will entertain each other, but I would...

Guinea Pigs: Tilted heads, inner ear problem, guinea pig
inner ear problem, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Maura - 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. Now, about your question....

Guinea Pigs: Timothy hay - molasses?, guinea pigs, timothy hay
guinea pigs, timothy hay, horse feed: Hi Jaclyn I have to admit, I do not know if mollasses are ok for piggies, but because timothy hay as a brand is widely fed to piggies, my hunch is that this is ok. Please can you send me an email to jesusguitarking@hotmail.com and when I get home from...

Guinea Pigs: Tiny's about to have the babies, guinea pig, pelvic bones
guinea pig, pelvic bones, second pregnancy: Hi Sheila Basically, if a female gives birth for the first time at 6-7 months old she should be ok, if she is 10 months there may well be complications. If it is tiny s second pregnancy at 10 months the pelvic bones will not be fused. I am not sure about...

Guinea Pigs: Tiny baby pig ques..., alfalfa hay, guinea pigs
alfalfa hay, guinea pigs, baby pig: Julie, So sorry for just now getting back to you. Been working overtime at work this last week. Fluffy, is going to need to eat Alfalfa Hay until she is about a year old, along with an alfalfa based food pellet diet (which is any kind of pellet food...

Guinea Pigs: Tipping over Pigloo, guinea pigs, behaivor
guinea pigs, behaivor, pigloo: Hi Tracey It was long ago that I tried stopping my pigs from tippig up their pigloo or doing other similar things. Pigs will do what they want to do and there is little we humans can do to stop them. My advice would be to try to keep the pigloo in one...

Guinea Pigs: Tips Over Food Bowl, guinea pig, cage bottom
guinea pig, cage bottom, food bowl: Hello Branden, That s just what some piggies do. I have several who refuse to eat from a bowl. The second it s filled, they pick it up and dump it out then start eating off the cage bottom. There s not alot you can do to keep him from tipping that bowl....

Guinea Pigs: Toenails, guinea pigs, foot pad
guinea pigs, foot pad, christy: Hello Yvonne. No, that is NOT a sign of illness. My oldest sow has toenails that curve to the side as well. When pigs get older, for some reason the nails tend to curve, or not become straight. It s just an old age thing. Just make sure to keep an eye...

Guinea Pigs: Two Together, baby pig, guinea pigs
baby pig, guinea pigs, young baby: Hello Leanna. Have you tried often to let her/him play with other pigs? If you have tried often, and your pig is always really aggressive, then i wouldn t suggest getting another pig. Some pigs are just a little more cranky than others, and want to be...

Guinea Pigs: Two Together, male pig, guinea pig
male pig, guinea pig, neutral ground: First, get a YOUNG male...4 weeks or so....keep him quarantined for at least 3 weeks...introduce them on NEUTRAL GROUND....such as the floor, bed, couch...anywhere but the cage! They will fight some, and it should take some time...if the cage is big enough,...

Guinea Pigs: Toilet Issues for New Guineas, guineas, substantial weight
guineas, substantial weight, daily basis: Hi Melanie Usually piggies do use one corner as a toilet but this mightly only happen after they have got fully used to their cage. Don t worry at all about this. From what you say your other piggy is pregnant but the only way to be sure is to weigh...

Guinea Pigs: Toothless Piggy, brown paper bags, cardboard boxes
brown paper bags, cardboard boxes, vet check: Hi Michiru, This can be a problem, if he has a habit of excessive bar chewing and he has lost his teeth. The main concern when he does loose his teeth is that his bottom incisors will overgrow, and that he will have trouble eating. There can be a few...

Guinea Pigs: Toys?, wooden building blocks, guinea pigs
wooden building blocks, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hello Katie. Sure, i have a few suggestions for you. Here are some of the things you can do for fun for you piggy. 1. PVC pipe. It can be used as a tunnel, or also a sleeping area for your pig. This pipe can be bought at any hardware store pretty cheap....

Guinea Pigs: Toys, toys, toys, toys toys toys, toilet paper roll
toys toys toys, toilet paper roll, guinea pigs: some of the best toys are things laying around the house. They love to run through things so I use cardboard boxes from cereal and other foods, and PVC pipe (as long as it is wide enough that there is not chance they can get stuck). Other fun things are sticking...

Guinea Pigs: Toys and training, guinea pigs, cat nip
guinea pigs, cat nip, piggies: Hello Emma! My pigs all love jingle balls sold for cats and pet safe stuffed animals. Make sure the jingle balls don t have feather or string appendages and that they don t have cat nip. Here is a picture of some of the toys my piggies have: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/kaos_kat/piggytoys3.jpg...

Guinea Pigs: Toys, hidey holes, guniea pig
hidey holes, guniea pig, exit holes: Hello Timothy. Here is a list of toys that you can give to your pig. 1. Another guinea pig is the greatest toy. They really do thrive on the company of other pigs. 2. PVC pipe. This can be bought at any hardware store for a pretty cheap price. ...

Guinea Pigs: Training, guinea pig, piggy
guinea pig, piggy, good luck: Hello Kylie, Food is the secret to teaching piggies anything. To teach a piggy to come. Sit him a few inches away from you and let him see a veggie treat and call him to you when he comes running over to get the veggie, give it to him and tell him he s...

Guinea Pigs: Training, guinea pig, mom
guinea pig, mom: The earlier you start training, the better. Like I said before, just make sure that the guinea pig is doing okay. It really shouldn t be away from its mom yet. If it isn t, wait to train it until it is about 4-6 weeks old. If you already have the guinea...

Guinea Pigs: Training, exersize ball, guinea pigs
exersize ball, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Tricia -- If you are referring to the freemoving type that rolls around on the floor -- DON T! The ventilation slats cut into one of these balls is too large for the guinea pigs toes. She will end up getting one of her toes caught and possibly breaking...

Guinea Pigs: Travel, ford explorer sport, guinea pig
ford explorer sport, guinea pig, old rag: I m terribly sorry that I ve taken so long to respond--I hope I m not too late! It would probably be best to leave him, with the neighbor checking up. Leave an old rag, sock or cloth with him so he can cuddle up in it. Hope this helps you. ~~Arielle...

Guinea Pigs: Traveling with our beloved Pig, place towels, footing
place towels, footing, good luck: Melissa, The towels are a great idea, change out the litter and place towels on the bottom of the cage that will provide her more secure footing and will be less likely to slide around and hurt herself. Roll up some towels to lay them around the bottom...

Guinea Pigs: Traveling with my guinea pig, place towels, guinea pig
place towels, guinea pig, sudden shift: Randi, Sorry for just now getting back to you. There have been some serious storms where I live and that has caused problems with the internet all over town. The only things to watch out for on your trip is making sure the cage is secure so that way...

Guinea Pigs: Travelling with a piggy, dry pellets, guinea pig
dry pellets, guinea pig, jurney: 1500 miles is a lot..... in a plane but he or she will be better in a car. I have never traveled that far only about 10 miles so.... Just make sure that he has water and food and stop his fruits and veggies 2 days before you start on your long...

Guinea Pigs: Treats?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, home thanks: Hi, For your first question, you should not feed your guinea pig that many grains, in fact i would recommend that you feed her carrots, and oranges. Foods that are rich in Vitamin C. *do not feed her any greens* they are hard on the little guys. And now...

Guinea Pigs: Treats, fresh fruits and vegetables, household foods
fresh fruits and vegetables, household foods, guinea pigs: Hi there T Penny Primarily I agree with your comments. The following 2 ideas are ok to give to piggies OCCASIONALLY....... Mix some fruit chunks(no pears) and vegtable chunks together add some vitimin drop and serve Mix some bran with water untill...

Guinea Pigs: Tricks and Toys, sewing pillows, jingle balls
sewing pillows, jingle balls, toy ideas: Hello Alexandra, There are many tricks you can teach your piggy. I ll give you instructions for one and a link to instructions for another (the method for pick up the basket can be used to teach her tons of other tricks as well). The main thing to remember...

Guinea Pigs: Trouble pooping, smelly, sometimes bloody, liquid parafin, blood in the stools
liquid parafin, blood in the stools, guinea pigs: Hi David I hope what I am about to say doesnt sound too harsh but I have to give my answers honestly. When you own a pet you have to be prepared for the associated costs such as vetinary treatment. The fact that guinea pigs dont cost a lot to buy makes...

Guinea Pigs: Tumor burst?, triple antibiotic ointment, vet appointment
triple antibiotic ointment, vet appointment, guinea pig: Hi Ginger! Well, what your guinea pig has is either an abscess or a cyst. An abscess is an infection and needs treatment. A cyst is not and needs maybe occational draining, but no other treatment. Cysts are not painful, so I don t think that you re dealing...

Guinea Pigs: Tumor on Guinea's Lower Jaw, guinea pig, lower jaw
guinea pig, lower jaw, warm milk: You will need to take her to a vet to get looked at to see if it can be removed or if not what you can do to help her out. You will need to hand feed your guinea pig since she s not eating much. You will need to buy a syringe and mash the food up with warm...

Guinea Pigs: Tumor?, good appetite, abscess
good appetite, abscess, good chance: Hello Mary, Take him to the vet. It could be an abscess that needs to be lanced and drained and he could be given antibiotics and get well. Even if it is a tumor, it could be benign and he may be fine if it is simply removed. You are right, it could be...

Guinea Pigs: TWINS AND CARE?, toe nails, chocolate brown
toe nails, chocolate brown, identical twins: Hi there! Yes, just about any animal can deliver twins. So it is possible but not real likely. It s very possible that they just look alike. One thing you can do to tell them apart is to paint one of their toe nails. Or cut a patch of hair on one of them....

Guinea Pigs: TWINS?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, 2 females: Hether - Guinea pigs can have twins, but its pretty unusual, because the average cavy litter is pretty small to begin with. There s also just a pretty good chance they could simply be of the same color. Guinea pig colors are pretty standard, and if they...

Guinea Pigs: Tweek's ready to BURST!, pig info, guinea pigs
pig info, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Seeing as how you didn t see the actual breeding take place, it would be quiet hard for me to tell you when she will be due. It is very hard to tell when they go into labor as well as they have pretty quiet deliveries. Normally they will deliver at night...

Guinea Pigs: Type of Bedding, guinea pig, baby ducks
guinea pig, baby ducks, aspen shavings: I don t think its a good idea for you to use aspen or pine shaving for your guinea pig, it s bad for their lung.You might want to use the kind that are especially design for guinea pig like the one that are made form recycle material will be more healthy...

Guinea Pigs: I can't afford to take my guinea pig to the vet., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, upper respiratory infection: Hi Stefanie, What you are describing are most likely the symptoms of an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI), from which a few of my guinea pigs died before I knew what was wrong with them. It is usually fatal, but can be treated by a vet with antibiotics...

Guinea Pigs: Can't get pellets!, guinea pig supplies, guinea pig pellets
guinea pig supplies, guinea pig pellets, bald patches: Hi Katie Wow, what a question. In the mix I use is wheatfeed, peas, lucerne, wheat, oats, grass, carrot, sunflower extract, maize, carob, vitamins and minerals. Hay/grass is absolutely essential for fibre and to help your piggies teeth. Can you order...

Guinea Pigs: taking the guinea pig on a car vacation, guinea pig, special toys
guinea pig, special toys, long trip: Take lots of goodies....be sure the crate isn t too big, if could cause him to get injured! The closed up car is a duh, but you would NOT believe how many ppl do that!! Are you taking his regular cage for while you are at grandma s?? Does he/or she have...

Guinea Pigs: taking in a sow with two established boars, boars and sows, six months
boars and sows, six months: Hello Helen, All of my boars and sows live in the same room and I ve never had any trouble even with the males who share cages. If your males shared a cage, it s possible it could cause bickering, but since they are in separate cages, there shouldn t be...

Guinea Pigs: taming 2 baby guinea pigs, baby guinea pigs, diddly
baby guinea pigs, diddly, squeek: Hi Amanda and merry christmas to you too! Take a look at the link below for some help in getting your two new boys to settle in. As a regular rule though, I suggest you handle both pigs as often as possible now they have been with you for a few days....

Guinea Pigs: taming a guinea pig, guinea pig, trial and error
guinea pig, trial and error, pigs: Hi Kelly Well done. to be honest, I should have thought about that myself! I guess its just trial and error. When you think Billy is comfortable, try him without after a while. Let me know how you get on. Between us, we may be able to help other piggy...

Guinea Pigs: taming a guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, time and patience: Kathy, Most guinea pigs will run around their cage when you try to pick them up. In order to tame your pig, it will take a lot of time and patience. First of all, when you put your hand in to pick it up, go very slow and do not make any sudden movements....

Guinea Pigs: taming, guinea pig, loud noises
guinea pig, loud noises, trys: Hello katlyn You should try offering her treats from your hand when shes in her cage, it may take a few trys before she ll take it from your hand, taek her out of her cage (if she trys to bite pick her up with a towel) and place her on your lap offer her...

Guinea Pigs: How can you teach guinea pigs tricks, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, dangerous experience: Hi again Clarissa Sometimes, 2 piggies are just not compatible so it may be that Babysham isnt an acceptable partner to Crystal. In terms of the mites I am afraid it will need a vets visit as the only real treatment for this is ivermectin. Spot treatments...

Guinea Pigs: teeith guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, front teeth: Hi, Aww im quite sad to hear about your guinea pig. I am afraid i do not know that much on teeth but if i was you i would check her teeth out for yourself! getting your son or somebody else to hold her whilst you lift her lip up to check her front teeth...

Guinea Pigs: teeth, guinea pigs teeth, buckteeth
guinea pigs teeth, buckteeth, loss of appetite: i would clean your cavy s teeth as that food can rot. Does he have any wooden treats to keep his teeth clean. His treats should keep his teeth clean as well as crunchy veggies like carrots and other veggies. Wood treats are great at keeping teeth clean and...

Guinea Pigs: teeth, lips and weight, guinea pigs teeth, swiss chard
guinea pigs teeth, swiss chard, hole in the roof: Hi Harshita 1. Guinea pigs teeth are naturally more yellow than ours but there is nothing to stop you giving them a brush. 2. In regard to the lips, do you keep him inside and you mean you are letting him run round the garden, or do you keep in outside...

Guinea Pigs: teeth, guinea pigs teeth, eye dropper
guinea pigs teeth, eye dropper, front teeth: Hello Karen, Unfortunantly I can t. His teeth need to be filed by a vet. If his front teeth are overgrown, his molars likely are too and you really can t get to those without the instruments to do so and possibly anesthesia. If he doesn t get them treated,...

Guinea Pigs: How to tell?, guinea pigs, 2 females
guinea pigs, 2 females, child birth: You could always take her to the vet if you are unsure. But as time passes there will be signs. She will start to round out and become bigger. If the cage is large enough you can leave them together for now, but when the babies are born they will need their...

Guinea Pigs: how to tell, animal vet, guinea pig
animal vet, guinea pig, piglets: You can tell that she may be pregnant by a larger belly and difference in eating habits. If she is over the age of 6 months please consult a small animal vet , because they can have problems after 7 months . If she is younger still take her to the vet for...

Guinea Pigs: can i tell..., guineapig, gaining weight
guineapig, gaining weight, bulges: Hi Amy. I am going to assume you mean 3wks into the pregnancy and not that the sow is only 3wks old. You can sometimes tell that she s gaining weight and eating more, etc. To get an exact number as to how many babies she has you could take her to a vet...

Guinea Pigs: How can you tell, guinea pig, appitite
guinea pig, appitite, abdomen: Hi Jennifer I don t know a lot about pregnancy, but I gather there is some physical change around her abdomen to get ready for labour. I also think she will choose herself where to have the babies, but like I said I don t specialise in this subject. ...

Guinea Pigs: How to tell age of a abby from a petshop?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, males and females: Trevor, Pet stores are notorious for sending home two same sex Guinea Pigs that are anything but, so check yourself or have a vet check your pigs for you. Here is a link to a site http://www.guinealynx.com/sexing.html this site will show you how to easily...

Guinea Pigs: how to tell aggression from a guinea pig, cavy care, guinea pig
cavy care, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Becca, It sounds like normal behaviour. It s probably rumblestrutting, where they rumble a little and swagger rather than walk, and they sway their butt from side to side. It s a guinea pigs way of telling other piggies who is boss. More dominance...

Guinea Pigs: can you tell me if it's bad, vet asap, mange mites
vet asap, mange mites, guinea pigs: Anna, It sounds like Gracy has Mange Mites and she has it bad. You ll need to take her to a small animal vet or a vet with lots of experience in Guinea Pigs as she is going to need to be treated with ivermectin by injection, orally, or topically (usually...

Guinea Pigs: How do I tell if it's a boy or girl?, guinea pigs, donut shape
guinea pigs, donut shape, guinea pig: This is the best website with pictures that can help. It s hard to describe what a female and male look like without pictures. Here are a few tips from the website on how to tell them apart. Females (sows): The sows usually have a smooth swelling over their...

Guinea Pigs: How can you tell if your Guinnea pig is pregnat., ginnea pig, guinnea pig
ginnea pig, guinnea pig, guinea pig: Veronica -- If your guinea pig did get pregnant, she wouldn t be showing yet. So, unfortunately, if she s looking fat, you might be over-feeding. Here s how to tell if she s pregnant (although I wouldn t try this for at least another week or so.) Put...

Guinea Pigs: How do i tell if my guinea-pig is having babies????, guinea pig, having babies
guinea pig, having babies, hi thanks: Alyssa, It sounds like she is pregnant. Keep an eye on her and see if you notice anymore of the signs I named off earlier. It is still to early to tell for sure if she is pregnant or not, but keep an eye on her and if she keep on getting heavier for the...

Guinea Pigs: How to tell if my guinea pig is going to have babies, guinea pig, lower abdomen
guinea pig, lower abdomen, sign of pregnancy: Bunnyness - The easiest way to tell if your guinea pig is pregnant is to take her to the vet and ask. :) However, if you want to check on your own, you will need to palpate her. This means that you will feel her stomach for a tell-tale sign of pregnancy....

Guinea Pigs: how can i tell that my guinea pig is getting older, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, supreme science: Hi Mark. I recognize the symptom of severe weight loss (defined by the emphasis of his prominent bones) and it usually suggests one of two typical illnesses. The first being an internal parasitic infestation similar to worms, the second is malocclusion,...

Guinea Pigs: How to tell if the guinea pig is pregnant?, guinea pig, female pig
guinea pig, female pig, new pig: Laura -- It sounds as though your guinea pig may be pregnant. At this stage, there s only one way to tell for sure -- you ll have to watch carefully, and if you notice kickers (which is just what it sounds like -- the babies kicking from inside), then...

Guinea Pigs: How can i tell if my guinea pig pregnant?, gunea pig, guinea pigs
gunea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig: I wouldn t let them play together unless you neuter the male. Please do not put them together anymore. If your sows happen to not be pregnant, they will be if you keep putting them together. If your sows give birth while in the run with the male, he will impregnate...

Guinea Pigs: How do I tell if my guinea pig is pregnant, cindy cindy, guinea pig
cindy cindy, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hello Grace, Cindy and Dash should not be living together unless Dash is neutered. Intact male and female Guinea Pigs should never be housed together. They should only be placed together if breeding is the intent and then seperated after breeding takes...

Guinea Pigs: how to tell if a guinea pig is pregnant, guinea pig 1, pig boy
guinea pig 1, pig boy, teats: Kenzie, It is difficult to tell for sure, as the female comes into season approximately every 16 days for a period of about 12 hours. So most breeders leave the male and female together for five weeks to 6 weeks. Once pregnant (or in-pig as it is referred...

Guinea Pigs: how to tell if my guinea pig is pregnant, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, signs of pregnancy: Julie Thank you for your question! When guinea pigs are pregnant their nipples don t start to enlarge until the last few days and labour, so you shouldn t have to worry about her being pregnant. It would have been careless for the petstore to keep males...

Guinea Pigs: how can you tell if a guinea..., pig noise, guinea pig
pig noise, guinea pig, pellets: Hi there If a guinea pig s appetite is good and the poop is firm pellets, its a good indication that the animal is healthy. The ultimate happy pig noise is called wheeking which they make particularly when they sense they are about to be given some...

Guinea Pigs: how to tell if happy, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, piggy: Hi Melody The first thing I would say is that you need to give dreamer time to settle in and get used to you. She is probably a little scared in her new surroundings. Keep talking to her and handling her gently and she will be fine I am sure. Guinea...

Guinea Pigs: how to tell male/female, guinea pigs, new guinea
guinea pigs, new guinea, nephews: Hi Bren, I am sorry for not answering quickly! It is a bit hard to tell you how to distinguish a male from female, but I ll try! The male would have a little bump at the opening and the female won t. It a bit hard to tell, sorry! I hope this helps,...

Guinea Pigs: how can I tell how old is my new guinea pig, guinea pig, little penis
guinea pig, little penis, diddly: Hi Tiffany There isnt really a way of telling how old your new piggy is but I can help you with finding out if its a boy or girl. If you gently press the tummy, a little penis will pop out if its a boy. Also, take a look at the link below. Andy ...

Guinea Pigs: How to tell if your piggy is going to have babies, guinea pigs, yakko
guinea pigs, yakko, piggy: For starters, she has to have been with a male. Secondly, the first thing you ll notice is weight gain. You can send me a picture at astrathm@purdue.edu. Stand abover her with her on the ground for the pic. Make sure you put guinea pigs in subj or it may...

Guinea Pigs: How can you tell?, guinea pig, pellets
guinea pig, pellets, babies: Hi, You should breed you guinea pig befor 5-6 months so her age is perfect for her to have babies. You should be feeding her a cup of pellets a day. She my be pregnat you will know if shes pregnat if she starts to eat and drink more and become very...

Guinea Pigs: telling that my guinea pig is pregnent, signs of pregnancy, guinea pig
signs of pregnancy, guinea pig, hi amy: Hi again Amy You can t tell for sure, but the lumps are a good indication. If you weigh her week by week and there is weight gain, this is also a good indication. Also if she drinks a lot more water. Otherwise, its just a matter of wait and see. And...

Guinea Pigs: temp. of house, guinea pig, rule of thumb
guinea pig, rule of thumb, 80f: Hello Melanie, I m sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you, I just lost a piggy. Yes, it can get too cold for a piggy. They should be kept at temperatures around 65-80F. If they get too cold, they will sit in a corner, shivering, with their hair...

Guinea Pigs: What temperature should it..., guinea pigs, piggys
guinea pigs, piggys, hot sun: Hmmmm Generally once the temperatures warm enough for us then it is for piggys as well :) so around this time of year until autumn is good as long as the ground idsnt wet/damp. Make sure that they re shaded in the hot sun though and that they dont get rained...

Guinea Pigs: term paper, guinea pigs, research animals
guinea pigs, research animals, science class: Brittney -- Okay, I m going on a few presumptions here - they are that you are a) in high school, b) writing this for english class, c) wanting to write about guinea pigs but not sure how to narrow it down. I m fairly sure the easiest topic to find information...

Guinea Pigs: thank you, guinea pigs, still birth
guinea pigs, still birth, screech: Joann - Well, I m going to level with you, the chances of something negative happening (a still birth, a problem with the delivery) are about one in four. Now, I m not a professional with odds or anything, but that s just in my experience. If you do notice...

Guinea Pigs: thank you, guinea pigs, vet visit
guinea pigs, vet visit, aspen shavings: Hello, how did the vet visit go? Sorry I couldn t reply earlier I was working. Well it could have taken a toll very fast because they are so small and her immune system may have been weak. Guinea pigs can develop allergies to aspen and then become ill and...

Guinea Pigs: thank you, guniea pigs, guniea pig
guniea pigs, guniea pig, guinea pig: Alexis - I m not sure I would do that with guinea pigs, as being wet can make them sick. This is one of the few instances where the human cure may not be right for the guinea pig. If it worked, then great. I m not sure I would do it again, though, because...

Guinea Pigs: thanks, guinea pig, gurl
guinea pig, gurl, ribs: I really don t know I don weigh mine often. But you can tell if they are overweight by feeling her rigs and if you have a hard time feeling the ribs then maby she a litter overweight your welcome if you have anymore questions just ask! Samantha...

Guinea Pigs: thicker coat and very low grunting, guinea pig, scabs
guinea pig, scabs, dandruff: Hi Kara The thickness of his coat on its own would cause me no concern at all but now that he has developed a dislike of being touched, this leads me to conculde something on his fur is possibly bothering him. Have a close look at his fur. Does he appear...

Guinea Pigs: I thin my guinea pig is pregnant!, alfalfa hay, guinea pig
alfalfa hay, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Maddison, Your right, she is pregnant. Now Guinea Pigs are pregnant for 63 to 70 days. The easiest way to tell when your Guinea Pig is going to have the babies is this. Around 42 days (six weeks) into the pregnancy you should be able to see and feel the...

Guinea Pigs: very thin guinea, guinea pigs, urine infection
guinea pigs, urine infection, xray: Hi Weight loss indicates there is still a considerable problem somewhere. It might be something related to the previous infection or it might not. I realise you have had to visit the vet with your pig a lot recently but a problem like this can only be...

Guinea Pigs: thin piggy, guinea pigs, teath
guinea pigs, teath, antibiotics: Hi Daniel Thanks for the extra information. Baytrill itself can affect the appetite so you might like to ask the vet for an alternative. Your piggy obviously needs food straight away so perhaps the vet could show you how to syringe feed. Good luck...

Guinea Pigs: thin piggy, many different reasons, vet
many different reasons, vet, appetite: Hi I think you sent me a question earlier and I asked for you to tell me what treatment the vet gave. With this information, I may be able to help you but I need to understand what the vet thought was wrong as a pig can lose his appetite for many different...

Guinea Pigs: i think she is bored, guinea pigs, timothy hay
guinea pigs, timothy hay, nana: Hello Tori! Getting her a friend would be a really good idea, as guinea pigs live in packs and usually need a friend! Also you said she was three weeks old and that is very young to be away from her mom so she may be a little frightened, just remember to...

Guinea Pigs: I think he is bored., guinea pig, ceramic bowl
guinea pig, ceramic bowl, food bowl: Jen, He is chewing through his bowls not because he is bored but because he needs something to chew on. Try getting him a ceramic bowl and some chew toys and see if that helps. With a ceramic bowl he can t chew it up and with chew toys he ll have something...

Guinea Pigs: I think my daughter's guinea pig has a cold because he sneezes a lot. Is there a home remedy or do I need to take him to a vet?, guinea pig, home remedy
guinea pig, home remedy, bad weather: Hi Michele, I suggest you take your guinea-pig to the vet straight away. In the meantime though, keep it warm (maybe inside the house, IF you keep it outside) and away from water and bad weather. Hope this helps and if you have anymore questions, don t...

Guinea Pigs: think she is dying, piggy, pig
piggy, pig, vet: Hi Corey I am sorry to hear about your piggy. You need to take her to a vet immediately as what you describe could be due to a large number of different problems and its impossible for me to tell you what might be wrong without examining her. Good luck...

Guinea Pigs: I think she is dying, sulfatrim, enrofloxacin
sulfatrim, enrofloxacin, play with toys: Hello Lisa, She sounds like she may have an advanced URI and if that s the case she NEEDS an antibiotic and the only way to get it is from the vet. Even if it isn t a URI, she is very sick and just eating won t save her. She needs to see a doctor. If you...

Guinea Pigs: I think my GP is pregnant!, baby guinea pigs, guinea pig
baby guinea pigs, guinea pig, alfalfa hay: Mikaela, Fay is pregnant, all those that you just named are signs of a pregnant Guinea Pig. You should soon be able to see and feel the babies move that will put her at about 43 days along and almost ready to have them. As Guinea Pigs are pregnant for...

Guinea Pigs: I think my guinea pig had a heart attack...but i dont know., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, respiratory problem: Hi Emma Its really hard to say what might be wrong, if anything with your pig. The behaviour you describe is something I have never heard of before. It certainly sounds like he might have some respiratory problem, but I am only guessing there. I would...

Guinea Pigs: think my guinea pig is pregnant???/, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, sign of pregnancy: She is most likely pregnant, also if she has a round belly and is drinking and eating a lot, those are also signs. Her nipples sticking out my be a sign that she has had a litter of babies before. There is some more information on my website about piggy pregnancy,...

Guinea Pigs: i think my guinea pig is sick, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, grass hay: Hi Michelle, I m so sorry about your guinea pig s death. It sounds like he may have had a respiratory infection or if he seemed to have a bloody nose it could have been heat stroke. Each guinea pig is an individual and reacts differently to heat, stress,...

Guinea Pigs: I think my guinea pig is over weight, guinea pig, food bowl
guinea pig, food bowl, tubby: Hello, Make sure your guinea pig isn t pregnant because although she may live with girls she could have been pregnant when you bought her. Do they eat all that you put into their food bowl, because I think that you should cut down on their food a bit. Maybe...

Guinea Pigs: i think my guinea pig is to young to be pregnant., guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, life thanks: Dear Anya, Don t worry! You timed it perfectly. Your sow is at the perfect age to have her first litter. Just make sure that you take good care of her while she s pregnant and give her everything she needs and you should be fine.Also make sure you take her...

Guinea Pigs: think my guinnea pig is dying!, guinnea pig, rabbit cage
guinnea pig, rabbit cage, heating pad: Hello Kelly, Taking him to the vet may help but it s very likely there will be little they can do. A 7 1/2 year old piggy is very old and it is likely just his time. There aren t enough symptoms for me to suggest any certain illness, but that doesn t mean...

Guinea Pigs: i think my pet has hay mites, guine pigs, guinea pig
guine pigs, guinea pig, piggies: Hey Charlotte, Most mites cant be seen with the naked eye, though I do believe that what you describe is most likely to be lice. Normally these sorts of parasites cant pass onto humans but to be safe, it may be an idea to not handle them till you can...

Guinea Pigs: I think my pig is in labor I am not sure, piggy, pig
piggy, pig, tiffany: Hi Tiffany This is not a particular area of knowledge for me, but it certainly sounds like your piggy is pregnant. If this is the case, there is not much you can do apart from wait until the birth, at which time the mother will know what to do. Sorry...

Guinea Pigs: tigerlille, guniea pig, vet surgery
guniea pig, vet surgery, sawdust: Hi Caroline I am so glad to hear tigerlillie is doing better with her eating. Regarding the bleeding, if it is coming from inside, it does need swift vetinary treatment. Have you examined her to check if she has any cuts or scrapes on her, or have you...

Guinea Pigs: tips on my guinea pig, guinea pig food, pine shavings
guinea pig food, pine shavings, head lettuce: Sherry - Well, I ve never heard of anyone putting baby powder in a guinea pig s cage before. It might not be such a great idea. Yes, you can bathe a guinea pig, but you probably won t need to do it very often. What I would do is use baby shampoo to wash...

Guinea Pigs: Any tips?for a new comer, vitimin c, weeks of pregnancy
vitimin c, weeks of pregnancy, days of birth: Hello, -Do not breed guineas that are over 8 months. -They are preganat for 2 months. -Feed extra vitimin c while pregnant. -20% of the time guineas may have problems. -You can feel the young at 4 weeks of pregnancy. -The young can eat within about 2...

Guinea Pigs: tips, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, pig pet: Pet store guinea pigs can sometimes carry dieses and it is not goood to buy them frome there. Yorr friend s guinea pigs sound better I like that name Bailey For training I can only tell you that treats and kindness are the trick! When you pick them...

Guinea Pigs: toe, staphylococcus aureus, guinea pigs
staphylococcus aureus, guinea pigs, toe nail: Hello Christopher, It does sound like it is infected. He should see a vet to have it lanced and get antibiotics. Injuries and infections on their feet can lead to very serious infections and even death. He is at risk for illnesses like Staphylococcus aureus,...

Guinea Pigs: tooth loss, guinea pigs, vet visit
guinea pigs, vet visit, loose teeth: Hello Steve, Yes and no... A healthy Guinea Pig does not loose his teeth at any point in his life. However, there are some health issues that can cause tooth loss. Defiencies (such as scurvy) can cause loose teeth and tooth loss if not taken care of. An...

Guinea Pigs: toothless baby, guinea pig, human baby
guinea pig, human baby, little water: Hi The best thing to do is to liquidise the pellets and or veggies with a little water and use a syringe feeder to feed. If there are no teeth coming through then that is why your vet recommends putting her to sleep, but if you gently look inside her...

Guinea Pigs: toys, toilet paper roll, guinea pigs
toilet paper roll, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hello Kelsey. Here s a list of some toys / objects for your guinea pig to explore. 1. Bricks. I lay two in the cage side by side and my piggies will climb, or lay upon them. 2. Empty toilet paper roll filled with timothy hay. This is most pig s favorite....

Guinea Pigs: toys, guinea pigs, wooden building blocks
guinea pigs, wooden building blocks, exit holes: Hello Sammie. Let me first say that i m sorry i responded so late. I was on vacation. Here s a list of somethings you can put in your piggies cage to spice things up a bit. :) 1. PVC pipe. This can act as a tunnel / sleeping area. It can be bought...

Guinea Pigs: toys, toy ideas, piggies
toy ideas, piggies, furry friends: Hi Melissa Sorry it took me a while to respond but the website has been out of service. As a general rule, piggies don t need toys as such. Give them some tubes to run in and out of and things to nibble like children s building blocks etc. I have...

Guinea Pigs: toys, guinea pig, tip toes
guinea pig, tip toes, fancy foods: Hi Harshita I hope you are well. I always give mine those treat sticks to eat and hang them from somewhere so they have to get on their tip-toes to reach them. Mine also love tubes, piggy igloos, twigs to chew. I hope that helps. If you need to...

Guinea Pigs: toys, guinea pig, fancy foods
guinea pig, fancy foods, ample amounts: and he didn t like the any of the ones with nuts in them? Those are usually a hot item for small animals. The vitakraft popcorn stick and the fruit stick are generally a favorite and it s aroung $4. I know the munchables shred-a-bowl and the shred-a-box are...

Guinea Pigs: toys, hidey hole, guinea pig
hidey hole, guinea pig, binder clips: Chase, Here are some good toys that she may like. Towel Tents Cut up or fold larger bath size towels. Be sure to cut off any hanging threads. Towel tents in the corner make a great hidey hole that can be washed and don t take up too much room. You...

Guinea Pigs: toys, housing and food, guinea pigs, glass tanks
guinea pigs, glass tanks, human baby: Hello and thanks for the question, A cgae should be 2 square feet per GP and be as open as it can be (ie. cages are good, glass tanks are not). GPs love, cardboard and wood to chew on and tear up. They are also fond of human baby toys that are hard plastic...

Guinea Pigs: toys and treats, guinea pigs, green pepper
guinea pigs, green pepper, guineas: The biggest thing that guinea pigs love is produce, leaf and romaine lettuce, apple, carrot, green pepper and cucumber. They also like uncooked oatmeal, and pieces of cereal (not chocolate) can be given as treats. Some guinea pigs also like bread. I have some...

Guinea Pigs: toys, guinea pigs, drainpipe
guinea pigs, drainpipe, piggies: Hello there. What I do is to put one or two tubes (such as drainpipe) in the cage or run so they can run in and out of the tubes. They like this. Also, get them some of those treats that you can hang about their cage to nibble on. It is good to get into...

Guinea Pigs: how to train my guinea pig[first time owner], guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, hind legs: Hi Zoe Someone else asked me this recently. I guess it all depends on what you have in mind, because I have never thought of guinea pigs as being tricks animals. I have never managed to teach my boys anything apart from getting them to stand on hind...

Guinea Pigs: training, guinea pig, command word
guinea pig, command word, couple inches: Hello Tegan, Come What you need: an enclosed, piggy-safe area, veggie treats, a piggy What to do: 1. Place your piggy in an enclosed piggy-safe area so that if he does wander instead of come he won t be hurt. 2. Sit a couple inches from your...

Guinea Pigs: training my 4 guinea pigs to do tricks, guinea pig owners, guinea pigs
guinea pig owners, guinea pigs, 5 months: Hey Kayla, You can teach a Guinea Pig to lay on its back in the crock of your arm, which is handy when bathing and also it looks so cute. You can teach them to dance which is a fairly easy one to teach them. There is also teaching them to come to their...

Guinea Pigs: training and care, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, command word: Hello Justine, I m very sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have been very ill the last few days. Again, I am terribly sorry for the delay. Most Guinea Pigs do not like being picked up even if they like being held. Being picked up is very frightening...

Guinea Pigs: training, litter tray, hardcover book
litter tray, hardcover book, incase: Hello Harshita, Potty Training: Well, you can t really teach him when to poo and when not too, they just kinda do that, whenever and where ever. You can keep him from peeing on you though by learning to communicate with him. Watch him when he is going...

Guinea Pigs: traveling with my guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, minute car: I m so happy you re not going to leave her behind! First, if you can, try getting her used to car rides. I suggest you take her on maybe a fifteen minute car ride, and try to increase it. If you re going to get gas, bring her along. Running a quick errand,...

Guinea Pigs: travvelling piggy, nans, nan
nans, nan, pig: Hi Jadi I doubt it will cause your pig a problem but it may not be worth the bother of taking him when you will only be gone for a few hours. Unless of course you are taking him specifically to show your nan in which case I dont see a problem. And...

Guinea Pigs: how to treat blinded (in one eye) guinea pigs, sterile saline solution, guinea pigs
sterile saline solution, guinea pigs, pig lover: Hello KP If it s a cataract, there is little you will be able to do (to my knowledge a vet wouldn t be able to treat it either). Cataracts are sometimes a genetic defect that quickly appear in young piggies. However, it may just be an injury. If that s...

Guinea Pigs: How to treat guinea pigs, guinea pigs, siringe
guinea pigs, siringe, unrelated questions: 1) it depends on how bads it is and how strong the medicationn is. When you got this off the vet you should have been told what to do, with instructions on the back of the bottle. 2)Yes, but it must be stale and only in small amounts daily. please...

Guinea Pigs: treats / guinea pigs, guinea pigs, pet stores
guinea pigs, pet stores, hotmail: Hi Cann Obviously piggies will love most fruit and veggies but this is more part of their daily diet than treats. I personally get the ones from pet stores, I wouldnt recommend sunflower seeds. Send me and email and I will give you a link to a site...

Guinea Pigs: treats and toys, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, wrok: Hi Chelsea I m not a good cook in human terms! However, I m reliably informed that mixing bran with water is a real treat for our furry friends. You could do the same thing with cornflakes. However, the most tasty thing for piggies are fresh vegetables....

Guinea Pigs: treats, guinea pig, fruit and vegetables
guinea pig, fruit and vegetables, diddly: Hi Alex Actually I dont know the character Nibbler off futurama but its a great name for your piggy. Please take a look at the link below for some good information on feeding. As a rule though, everything in moderation is fine but only small amounts...

Guinea Pigs: tricks, guinea pig, piggies
guinea pig, piggies, carrots: Hi Joshfire I have never really had succes in getting my piggies to do tricks. However, if you make sure you feed your pig her carrots the same time each day she will learn to expert it. Just dangle the carrot above her head and eventually she should...

Guinea Pigs: trimming nails, pet store, flashlight
pet store, flashlight, nails: You need to trim their nails about once a month. If their nails are clear, you trim to the quick. I usually just clip the edges. If their nails are dark, you can shine a flashlight under to see the quick. This page will probably have more info: http://www.guinealynx.info/nails.htm...

Guinea Pigs: Is it true?, time and patience, differance
time and patience, differance, human contact: Hello Amy and thanks for the question. In my experience there is no differance between the two genders and their responsiveness to human contact and affection. There IS more likely a chance that this GP in particular does not trust/like humans. Some GPs,...

Guinea Pigs: tumor in the anus?, cotton swab, crusty layer
cotton swab, crusty layer, guinea pig: Hello KC, I m very sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have been very ill the last few days. Again, I am terribly sorry for the delay. He may have an impaction. Sit him in your lap on his back. Gently open his sack and clean it out with a bit of...

Guinea Pigs: tumor on guinea pig, guinea pig, cist
guinea pig, cist, abscess: Hello Louise, Did the vet run any tests or do a biopsy or was the exam pretty much just a visual exam? If it was just visual and no tests were run, I d take her to a different vet for a second opinion. It very well could be a cyst or an abscess. Sometimes...

Guinea Pigs: tumor ruptured, cage mate, antibiotic cream
cage mate, antibiotic cream, abcess: Hi again Betadine sounds fine to use to clean the wound but I couldnt advise on what solution to use. Due to the pig s age, if you can keep her comfortable and she is eating and acting fine then she should be ok. Try to keep the wound as clean as...

Guinea Pigs: tumors, guinea pigs, odd place
guinea pigs, odd place, astounding rate: Hello Cindy, If it s a tumor, it can probably be safely removed. I suggest taking her in soon so that it doesn t get too advanced or large to be removed. It could possibly be an abscess and if that s the case, a vet can lance it, drain it, and give her...

Guinea Pigs: tumors, guinea pig diseases, guinea pigs
guinea pig diseases, guinea pigs, classroom pet: Hi Jill. As long as Oreo isn t changing his behaviors he s probably not in pain, although I imagine it would hurt if he touches it. No, they are not prone to tumors at all. It could possibly be a hernia? To be honest I would probably call a vet and have...

Guinea Pigs: tunnels and such, guinea pig, two pigs
guinea pig, two pigs, drain pipes: Hi again A 2nd pig is great news as they will entertain themselves. Apart from tubes, you can get cool piggy igloos made of plastic which mine love. You can also get food treats which hang and provide hours of entertainment. As I say, human interaction...

Guinea Pigs: twitching, excessive ear wax, frequent seizures
excessive ear wax, frequent seizures, ear mites: Twitching can be a sign of mites, if she has hairloss. I can t exactly remember your last email, sorry I have bad memory, but mites can lead to seizures and twitching even if there is no sign of scratching. Also check to make sure her ears are clean, excessive...

Guinea Pigs: What is this twitching?, ivermectin, mites
ivermectin, mites, medecine: Hi Sophie Mites is more than likely the problem based on what you tell me. You will need to visit your vet to get it treated as the treatment is Ivermectin which is a prescription medecine. If you can get him to run into a corner you should be able to...

Guinea Pigs: twitching, dandelion greens, male pig
dandelion greens, male pig, ear infection: Hi Betsy Its not unusual for some of the piggies urine to be a milky colour. Regarding the convulsions, I think you should consult a vet as my guess would be that he has an ear infection but it is hard to tell without seeing your pig. Sorry I cant...

Guinea Pigs: twitchy/jumpy guinea pig, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, exact age: Hi Maya I m not a vet but I do have some ideas as to what might be wrong. I know that vets with piggy knowledge are rare but to mistake a guinea pig for a hamster is quite remarkable. Anyhow I think the weezing is probably signs of a chest infection...

Guinea Pigs: types of guinea pigs, hairless guinea pigs, types of guinea pigs
hairless guinea pigs, types of guinea pigs, happy years: Marilyn, Hairless GPs are very uncommon if bred from normal parents. The gene that makes them go hairless is a recessive and I am not sure if it is gender biased (i.e. the female ONLY can carry it or the male). This particular mutation has been around...

Guinea Pigs: Uh Oh Lice?, guinea pigs, little peach
guinea pigs, little peach, guinealynx: Angela - This is probably a lice infection, as you have guessed. I would immediately isolate this animal completely and begin treatment. You can treat with advantage, just be careful that you treat by weight of the animal, as too much can be harmful....

Guinea Pigs: Un-known pregnancy (no male), female pig, fee bee
female pig, fee bee, guinea pig: Hi Rachael It is possible for a female pig to become pregnant at a much earlier age than 5 months, even as young as 4-5 weeks. To tell if the baby is a boy or girl gently press on the bottom of its tummy and if a little penis pops out you know its a...

Guinea Pigs: Unexpected death, definate reply, prey animals
definate reply, prey animals, guinea pigs: Hi Mike Firstly, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is almost impossible to tell what might have been the problem. As guinea pigs are prey animals they hide illness very well. Diarrhea is a dangerous condition in some cases but if you were...

Guinea Pigs: Unexpected pregancy of guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, guinealynx: Hi Tracey I think it best if I direct you to a couple of links for this one so you have all the information you need, but, essentially, the mother should know what to do when the birth occurs. Andy http://www.diddly-di.fsnet.co.uk/breeding.htm http://www.guinealynx.com/reproduction.html...

Guinea Pigs: Unfriendly pigs, dowel rod, female pigs
dowel rod, female pigs, guinea pigs: Jo - Well, first, in regards to your one animal being quite aggressive to the other one, may I ask you this -- are you 100% positive that both animals are female? If so, then great. If you are not, then I would have them checked by a reputable breeder...

Guinea Pigs: Unidentified Substance in Cage!!! HELP!!!, unidentified substance, squeeks
unidentified substance, squeeks, urinary infection: Hi Siaumy If you notice that you GP squeeks whilst peeing, it is quite likely that she has a urinary infection, which will need vetinatry treatment. GP urine can be milky white but shouldn t be the colour you describe. I am sorry to hear that you...

Guinea Pigs: Unknown Change, guinea pig, eye water
guinea pig, eye water, tooo: I have no idea what this could be when ever mine get this way I end up loosing them .... but I only had two that were like this. Get an eye droper , empty the eye-water out and fill it with fresh bottled water . But the tip of the dropper behind her teeth...

Guinea Pigs: Unwell newborn, guinea pig, step dad
guinea pig, step dad, mortality rate: Hi Nicola Unfortunately, mortality rate in piggy births is high and there are occasions where, for whatever reason, there is a runt that just doesnt prosper. I suggest as a last resort you syringe feed her. You can get some tips from the link below. ...

Guinea Pigs: Upper Respiratory Infection, guinea pig, upper respiratory infection
guinea pig, upper respiratory infection, new companion: The other pig should be fine, just make sure to add vitamins to her water and give her extra veggies and fruits for more vitamins also. URI s are often caused by a lowering of the immune system which then becomes sensitive to tempurature changes and human...

Guinea Pigs: URGENT!!!!!!!!!--health, vet asap, guinea pig
vet asap, guinea pig, conjuctivitis: Chelsea, It sounds like conjuctivitis. It is common and not a serious health risk. It iS painful for the GP though. The only thing you can do is get your little friend to the vet asap. A vet can give you a good diagnosis and antibiotic drops. Good...

Guinea Pigs: URGENT, guinea pig, celcious
guinea pig, celcious, foot cage: Nicole, They are most comfortable in the same temperature ranges (ideally between 18-22C) and types of humidity that we humans like to have. When the temperature drops below 10C its time to get them into the warm. Have the hide boxes and put a blanket...

Guinea Pigs: URI?, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig
upper respiratory infection, guinea pig, carefresh: It sounds like she may have an upper respiratory infection, especially if you ve already tried switching bedding (aspen or carefresh is best). She will not get better on her own so you ll need to take her to the vet and get an antibiotic. Good luck and...

Guinea Pigs: URI, guinea pig, crusty eyes
guinea pig, crusty eyes, pedialite: Shari, Here are a few signs of URI to help you better determine if it is or not. Refusal to eat or drink No feces (as a result of not eating) Labored breathing, wheezing Sneezing, coughing Crusty eyes, eyes that are almost sealed shut Discharge...

Guinea Pigs: URI in guinea pig, guinea pig, vet school
guinea pig, vet school, acidopholus: Hello Angie, I m so sorry for your loss. It s terrible to lose them that way. Keep an eye on Ginger. Weighing them weekly is recommended as a regular practice anyway so yes, that would be a good idea. She will likely be ok but monitor her eating closely...

Guinea Pigs: URI infection, vicks vapor rub, cough syrup
vicks vapor rub, cough syrup, guinea pig: Her recovery should only take about a week with all treatments, you should however include 1/8 tsp of Robutussin cough syrup twice a day, and you can also put Vicks Vapor rub on her nose up to 4 times a day. She is on the right antibiotic, but the cough syrup...

Guinea Pigs: URI treatment, vicks vapor rub, guinea pigs
vicks vapor rub, guinea pigs, guinea pig: She is on as much treatment as she can get with the medication, so if she is not getting better at all, which she should have by now, it may just be better to let her run it out or euthanize her if it just seems cruel to let her suffer if she is. She might...

Guinea Pigs: URI, guinea pig food, rabbit pellets
guinea pig food, rabbit pellets, guinea pigs: Hello Jenna, My pigs have had URIs treated with Bactrim and Baytril (not together though, on different occassions) with good results. The dosage depends on the pig s weight. I ll send you a link for the different antibiotics that are usually used for piggies...

Guinea Pigs: Urgent! About my guinea pig (followup), guinea pigs, bladder stones
guinea pigs, bladder stones, emergency vet: Hi again Wenzhuo, If you continue to force feed him and make sure he is getting enough water, in fact extra water will make him more comfortable because it can help dilute the urine, he should be fine until Monday morning. You are there and should use...

Guinea Pigs: Urine Infection, guinea pig, urine infection
guinea pig, urine infection, blood in urine: I can t be 100% sure that your guinea pig doesn t have a UTI. Only a vet could rule it out by doing test, but if you are not seeing the most common signs like blood in urine or squeaking while peeing she probably doesn t have one. If you are truly worried...

Guinea Pigs: Urine infection, guinea pig, urine infection
guinea pig, urine infection, kathleen kathleen: Kathleen, Ally May doesn t have UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), as she isn t squeaking when she pees and there is no blood in the urine. I think she may just not be getting enough to drink and that is causing the yellow stuff. Try giving her some water...

Guinea Pigs: Using foodbowl as litter box, potiental, litter boxes
potiental, litter boxes, litter training: Hello Hollie, It sounds as if you are very lucky and have one of the few piggies who can be litter box trained. Yes, getting a litter box may work wonders, if you can get her to use it. Although get a rabbit or ferret sized one as a hamster one will be...

Guinea Pigs: UTI, diagnosises, good bacteria
diagnosises, good bacteria, baytril: Hello Michelle, I wouldn t recommend mixing it with anything because he needs to be sure to get all of his meds. Try having someone help you hold him down and give him the meds. UTIs can be difficult to get rid of and may take several rounds of antibiotics...

Guinea Pigs: can u help me ?, guinea pigs care, guinea pig food
guinea pigs care, guinea pig food, aspen shavings: Hello Vicki, I can attach a copy of the RGP Care Guide for you. It will give you the basics. If you have anymore questions I ll be happy to answer them. ---------------------------------------- Rainbow Guinea Pigs Care Sheet Guinea Pigs (Cavies) are...

Guinea Pigs: can u help me, guinne pig, guinea pigs
guinne pig, guinea pigs, digestive system: it s not okay to give guinea pigs fruit loops. It has too much sugar for one and it could mess up their digestive system. Also what she is doing at night time is probably normal for her since she s always doing it and it s only at night. Guinea pigs do live...

Guinea Pigs: what do u do if u think ur pig is dying?!?!?!?!, grape festival, bannana
grape festival, bannana, grandpas: Hi Colleen The blood in the pee indicates either a bladder stone or perhaps cystitis. It all depends what medicine the vet gave you for her. I am not at all sure what the white gooey stuff is. From what you describe, the problem could be lots of different...

Guinea Pigs: uhhh, guinea pigs, golden hamster
guinea pigs, golden hamster, guinea pig: Do not put hamsters in with guinea pigs, or hamsters in with other hamsters ever. I have hamsters myself and even the calmest hamsters can bite without warning, I recently had that happen to me, my friendliest hamster just turned around and tore up my entire...

Guinea Pigs: umm, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, dominant personality: You could take her outside in a secure enclosure, you just have to make sure that no predators can get to her, and always supervise her when she is out, guinea pigs can get heat stroke if it is too hot outside. I would recommend getting some small animal flea...

Guinea Pigs: ummm, guinea pigs, aggresive
guinea pigs, aggresive, foy: Mine never did and I have read that they mignt if they feel thretened.I would doubt it. They would abandon them first or kill them but I highly doubt that. Pleas andwer these questions and e mail the answers to mooosicbody@netzero.com Is it a...

Guinea Pigs: un-known pregnancy, brother cosmo, fee bee
brother cosmo, fee bee, guinea pig: Sorry it s taken me so long to answer. Long story short, a stray cat my boyfriend and I found had a huge nasty infected tumor on her neck. It was a serious operation, that has required us to wait on the cat hand and foot. She has finally pulled through I am...

Guinea Pigs: un neutered male, neutered, azumi
neutered, azumi, adult male: Hi Michelle A neutered female would be fine but it may be that Azumi still tried to mate with her as he wont know she is neutered. Your other option is to get a baby male to be his friend. An adult male almost always will accept a baby male without any...

Guinea Pigs: unexpectadly pregnant 2 year old guinea pig, guinea pig, risk case
guinea pig, risk case, csection: Hello Amila, Well, I have one, but it can be risky and will be alot of work in order to be successful. You can feel the pups move 3-4 weeks before delievery. Wait 2 weeks after you begin feeling them move, then have a combination c-section/spay done. The...

Guinea Pigs: unhappy guinea pigs, male sibling, guinea pigs
male sibling, guinea pigs, lots of fish: Hi Sue I think a lot of what you describe can be put down to the change in environemtn, including the teeth chattering. Ideally, handling the pigs on a daily basis will make the pigs more tame over time. I had a pig that was very skittish and regular...

Guinea Pigs: unsure about burst lump on back, cavy care, guinea pigs
cavy care, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi Kezia, 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: unusual actions, guinea pig, head tilt
guinea pig, head tilt, high pitch: Hi Kristyn. I think it would be very wise to take your guinea pig to the vet. Usually a head tilt suggests an ear infection and to treat it you ll need strong prescription only medication. Your piggy does sound to be in some discomfort and pain which would...

Guinea Pigs: unwell guinea pig, giunea pigs, poor coordination
giunea pigs, poor coordination, exotic pets: Hi Katie Firstly, You probably need to start syringe feeding your pig so that he doesnt starve. Its very hard to say for sure, but I would say that an ear infection is probably the cause of the seizures, so it might be wise to get a 2nd vetinary opinion...

Guinea Pigs: update on coughing piggy, guinea pig, respiratory infection
guinea pig, respiratory infection, sniffle: Hi again Courtney There is no reason to think that your pig is sneezing because of anything you have done. A practical thing you can do is to hold your piggy close to your ear so you can hear her breathing. If you can hear a clicking sound between inhaling...

Guinea Pigs: upset piggy, broken bones, piggys
broken bones, piggys, defintely: Hi again I am so sorry to hear your news. However, I see no reason why anti-biotics shouldnt solve the problem if the vet has examined the pig. Please please please do not give the medecine if it contains penicilin as this is poisenous to piggies. Some...

Guinea Pigs: urgent!! help, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, lack of calcium: Rebecca - Well, I m going to level with you - unless you know the name of the antibiotic, there s not a whole lot I can do to help you. Also, as far as I know, its pretty rare for guinea pigs to catch flu , so if that s what the vet told you, I would...

Guinea Pigs: urgent!!, lack of calcium, guinea pig
lack of calcium, guinea pig, calcium tablets: Hi again If the calcium doesn t work, then the paralysis must be due to a more serious underlying problem. Unfortunately, after doing some research, I can t find any particular reason why paralysis happens. Sadly, your vet might just advise you to...

Guinea Pigs: uri, guinea pigs, contrary to popular belief
guinea pigs, contrary to popular belief, guinea pig: Hi there, Some sneezing is actually normal for guinea pigs, though excessive sneezing could be the sign of a respiratory complaint. Certainly, any time you see discharges from the nose, or the guinea pig regularly wiping its nose, it is most likely related...

Guinea Pigs: urinary tract infection, guinea pig, hi jill
guinea pig, hi jill, piggie: Hi Jill, Any time you suspect something as serious as UTI that must be treated with antibiotics, always consult a veterinarian for proper dosage amounts and techniques. Vets can be expensive, but the results will most likely be better than attempting...

Guinea Pigs: urine, acidy foods, male pig
acidy foods, male pig, bladder infection: One of my older females that I have has the same problem, it is most likely a kidney or bladder infection or both, it is often called Cystitis, but stones are more common in boars so that could be the problem too. I would have your Vet X-Ray around the kidney/bladder...

Guinea Pigs: What to use for litter?, guinea pigs, urinary tract infections
guinea pigs, urinary tract infections, litter boxes: Hi Blaine, Guinea Pigs are not very adept at using litter boxes. They can be trained to pee in one, but not poop. As far as the bedding for the litter box, I would recommend carefresh. It is old recycles newspaper pulp, and is the best as far as absorbancy...

Guinea Pigs: what can i use, pine shavings, alfalfa hay
pine shavings, alfalfa hay, guinea pig: Hello Abigail! Make sure you are giving your sow plenty of fresh Vitamin rich C fresh vegetables! And good pellets and alfalfa hay! If you put your male in 4 months ago, and he bred her then, she should already have had her baby! Anyways, You can use pine...

Guinea Pigs: getting used to me, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, sudden moves: You really have to scoop him up and hold him for several minutes at a time everyday. It takes patience and lots of time. Guinea Pigs are naturally very afraid of people and so it will take a while for him to get used to you. You just need lots of patience....

Guinea Pigs: V-shaped balding, guinea pig pellets, pine shavings
guinea pig pellets, pine shavings, chewable vitamin c: Hello Marianne and thanks for your question. I have been a GP lover for some time now and consider myself pretty knowledgable. Your situation stumps me. Your detailed description of all the usual questions I would ask you helps further stump me. ...

Guinea Pigs: Vacation coming soon, guinea pig, animals cats
guinea pig, animals cats, cats and dogs: Hi Bobbi Well if someone is already coming to your house for the fish cats and dogs then I would say you might as well leave the piggies home too. Travelling with piggies can be quite a hassel for them especially...its much nicer if they could stay home!...

Guinea Pigs: Veggies and Fruit?, guinea pig 1, news guinea
guinea pig 1, news guinea, eye dropper: Katie, Good news, guinea pigs dietary needs are very easy. Once they have been weened from their mother s milk, their needs will always be the same. Mother s milk isn t too awful important either. If a mother dies in birth, you can give the young milk through...

Guinea Pigs: Veggies, celery tops, new little girl
celery tops, new little girl, guinea pig: Hi Erin As long as your new piggy is eating hay and some dried food then we should just put this down to needing more time to adjust to her new home. Some piggies are more nervous than others. Please let me know if this continues to be a problem, but...

Guinea Pigs: VIBRATING, e mail address, guinea pigs
e mail address, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hello Samantha, I never see your email addresses, I only receive the question. As far as your guinea pig vibrating, he s happy and it sounds like he s purring and he loves you a lot. They will sometimes make a low purring noise and other times it will be...

Guinea Pigs: Vitamin C, mandarin orange, guinea pigs
mandarin orange, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Carrots do have vitamin C. Not having enough vitamin C in their diet causes scurvy. Their teeth look horrible and green and just messed up. yuckie!! If you are afraid your guinea isn t getting enough vitamin C try some vitamin drops for guinea pigs. Oasis...

Guinea Pigs: Vitamin C, guinea pig pellets, guinea pigs
guinea pig pellets, guinea pigs, food consumption: As long as you see him drink at least once a day, then he is drinking however much he needs, if you are feeding him a lot of veggies and fruits, that may be the reason. I also noticed during the growing seasons for produce when my pigs get more fruits and...

Guinea Pigs: Vitamin C, guinea pigs, leaf lettuce
guinea pigs, leaf lettuce, timothy hay: Hi Chole, It sounds as if you are doing an amazing job keeping up with the nutritious needs of your piggies. Also, vitamin supplemental drops could be purchased from a local pet store to add daily to their food and water. Thank you for your...

Guinea Pigs: Vitamin C Intake, vitamin c intake, vitamin c supplement
vitamin c intake, vitamin c supplement, guinea pigs: Hi kim The first thing you can do is to use a dry pellet food with added vitamin c. Most brands have it in already so this will supply the neccesary vit c for your two piggies. Common thought says that you cant feed too many carrots, although some say...

Guinea Pigs: Vitamin C, dandelion greens, vitamin c supplements
dandelion greens, vitamin c supplements, guinea pig: Hello Matt. Yes, there is such thing as too much vitamin c. It can affect their kidneys and liver. My advice to you would be to just feed her veggies that are high in vitamin c and don t give her the supplements. Otherwise, you could overload her with...

Guinea Pigs: v-shaped balding, guinea pig pellets, pine shavings
guinea pig pellets, pine shavings, chewable vitamin c: Aside from what your vet thinks it might be, it could also possibly be that the others are eating each others hair. This is very common. Are they pregnant? If so, they could be pulling their own hair out to make a bed. Have you recently been putting them...

Guinea Pigs: v-shaped balding, guinea pig pellets, pine shavings
guinea pig pellets, pine shavings, chewable vitamin c: Marianne, Sometimes the guinea pigs turn albino because of a recessive gene. We also have satin guinea pigs that are the same way. Basically, when the recessive genes dominate like that, there are often health problems associated, and the pigs don t live...

Guinea Pigs: v-shaped balding, guinea pig pellets, pine shavings
guinea pig pellets, pine shavings, chewable vitamin c: Hello Marianne. Sound like your quite the mother of these babies! You sure have your hands full as well. 9 babies. Wow. I thought my hands were full with four! :) A lack of vitamin c will not cause baldness in pigs. It causes their vital organs to...

Guinea Pigs: v-shaped balding, guinea pig pellets, pine shavings
guinea pig pellets, pine shavings, chewable vitamin c: Marianne -- First, sorry about the delayed response. I am having a hard time recieving AllExperts emails. Second, it sounds to me like your animals have mites. A v-shaped bald patch is typical of mites, so here s what you can do -- go to the local pet...

Guinea Pigs: v-shaped balding, guinea pig pellets, pine shavings
guinea pig pellets, pine shavings, chewable vitamin c: The aunt is an albino who is about 1 year 9 months old. Your sow is a Pink Eyed White, a common variety of cavy. There is no known Albino gene in Cavies. Just this week there is a faint indentation where 3 of the daughters look like their fur may...

Guinea Pigs: v-shaped balding, guinea pig pellets, pine shavings
guinea pig pellets, pine shavings, chewable vitamin c: Hello Marianne I do not know what this could be but I do know that pine bedding is dusty and the smell harms the piggies it causes breathing problems and may cause skin irration, aspen doesnt have much of a smell but may also be dusty whitch can cause breathing...

Guinea Pigs: v shy piggie, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, happy halloween: Zoe, It can be hard to become friends with your guinea pig. If you re have a shy piggy, these are some helpful hints: when you walk in the room, sing calmly and softly. Guinea pigs can see in color, so you can make your piggy s home colorful (pastels, NO...

Guinea Pigs: varieties, color variation, solid group
color variation, solid group, cavies: Leah -- I am glad you are participating in 4H. That is originally how I got started breeding. What information were you needing on the varieties? General information, color variation, acceptable breed standards ... ?? I will need a little more specific...

Guinea Pigs: how much veg a day?, dry food, piggies
dry food, piggies, romaine: Hi again debbie I have got 2 piggies. For one, I would give him one meal of dry food in the morning and one meal of veggies at night. Both times, you only need to give 1/2 bowl. Or 1 carrot and a stick of celery. Hope that helps as a guideline. And...

Guinea Pigs: which veggies to feed?, mustard spinach, beta carotine
mustard spinach, beta carotine, collards: Hi Chip Any veggies are ok in moderation. Too much watery veg such as lettuce or cucumber causes diorreah. Too much cabbage causes constipation, and it is true that too many carrots can overload the pig with beta carotine. The simplest and best advice...

Guinea Pigs: veggies, upper respiratory infection, guinea pig
upper respiratory infection, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Susan, Guinea pigs may seem simple, but they actually have unique personalities and tastes. I don t think there is anything wrong with your guinea pig, he most likely just prefers pellets, hay, and pet store-bought treats such as yogurt drops....

Guinea Pigs: the disease is tyzeers disease..., blind pig, younger ones
blind pig, younger ones, gaynor: Hi again Gaynor It will be quite natural for one pig to chase and even hump another. This is basically the procedure they go through to decide which pig is the boss. As long as they is no scracthing or biting all should be fine. I recommend you spend...

Guinea Pigs: vet says its not ringworm or mange mites but.., aloe vera gel, amish neighbors
aloe vera gel, amish neighbors, mange mites: Hi there From the symptoms you describe, I am almost certain that your pigs are suffering from a fungal infection, as this always has lesions. You can apply aloe vera gel to give the pigs more comfort. When you see the vet, ask them to prescribe Griseofulvin....

Guinea Pigs: vet, financial commitment, vets
financial commitment, vets, vet: Hi Does RI stand for rhode island? If so I do not know because I am in uk. Can you tell me what the problem is please? I might be able to help. When you take on a pet you need to remember that owning one can be a financial commitment also, but if I can...

Guinea Pigs: violence!, stomach area, reputable breeder
stomach area, reputable breeder, lumps: Kim - My apologies for the delay in response. AllExperts was down over the weekend (at least the expert part). :) Actually, the behavior you are witnessing is common. The reason for the teeth baring is that she has probably come into heat. When he...

Guinea Pigs: vitamin C, good sources of vitamin c, sources of vitamin c
good sources of vitamin c, sources of vitamin c, c andy: Hi again Oranges can be given in small amounts very infrequently. Tomatoes the same but some piggies tend not to like them. Carrots are the perfect one as piggies love them but also brocolli, cauliflower, apple, grape all have good sources of vitamin...

Guinea Pigs: vitamin c, guinea pig pellets, jenny jenny
guinea pig pellets, jenny jenny, guinea pigs: Jenny -- I m so glad you chose guinea pigs for a pet -- they are so much fun to have around. You are right that guinea pigs need vitamin c. However, orange juice is not a good idea -- it spoils too quickly. A better choice would be to go to the pet store....

Guinea Pigs: Walking a piggy, guinea pigs, leashes
guinea pigs, leashes, ferrets: Hi Susan, If you check in a local pet store, you may see leashes available for some animals such as ferrets and large rabbits. You may find one that can fit a guinea pig if you really want one, but one is not necessary because guinea pigs are most...

Guinea Pigs: Washing G Pigs, baby shampoo, human baby
baby shampoo, human baby, hapiness: Hello Lauren and thanks for the question, Some people say there is no need to wash a GP, that they take care if there own cleaning. I disagree. Washing your GP will provide him with better resistance to infection and sickness (as well as hapiness). ...

Guinea Pigs: No Water, cavy care, fresh veggies
cavy care, fresh veggies, guinea pigs: Hi Laura, 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. If he is in good health and eats fine, and gets...

Guinea Pigs: Water, guinea pigs, piggies
guinea pigs, piggies, five months: it s probably because she may be more active than the others. I really don t think it s a problem of her drinking water. As long as she is active and healthy and eating she sounds fine just more thirsty than the others. I ll tell you this much. When animals...

Guinea Pigs: Water bottle. and more., guinea pig, grass hay
guinea pig, grass hay, air bubbles: Hey Alex I will answer your questions in the order you ask them. Some pigs simply don t ever understand how a water bottle works, so it is probably a good idea to give him a dish of water also. Sleeping outside means nothing, just that he wants more...

Guinea Pigs: Water for newborn guinea pigs, guinea pigs, milk mixture
guinea pigs, milk mixture, piece of bread: Jennifer, Since they are eating as they learned from mom they are most likely drinking also. It is just that at such a young age they don t drink a lot so it is hardly noticeable. You can hand-feed them yourself a mixture that is used for orphaned or rejected...

Guinea Pigs: Water Problems, guinea pig owner, fruits veggies
guinea pig owner, fruits veggies, kkat: Hello Em, Often in cooler weather piggies will eat and drink less. The cold puts them into a hibernative state. They ll sleep a bit more and won t eat or drink as much. It s likely that is all that is going on. Keep a close eye on her though just to be...

Guinea Pigs: Water problems, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, hay company: Hello Max, You will probably have to put water in her mouth through a dropper or you can also give her a little gatorade. My best suggestion is to call Oxbow Hay company and purchase Oxbow Critical Care. http://www.oxbowhay.com/link.sp?page=CriticalCare ...

Guinea Pigs: Water, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, days thanks: Hi Andi and thanks for the question, No, your GP cannot drink too much water. The only thing this behavior will commonly mean is that your GP is hot OR that the air where the GP is is stale or dry. Give your GP some fresh air (but not a draft) and make...

Guinea Pigs: Weaning guinea pigs, guinea pigs, weaning
guinea pigs, weaning, little ones: Hello Margot, 3 weeks. The little boys especially need to be seperated from the females at 3 weeks. The girls can stay with Mom and she will wean them on her own or you may seperate them at 3 weeks as well. Hope this helps and congratulations on your new...

Guinea Pigs: Weeks, guinea pigs, sariah
guinea pigs, sariah, hard as a rock: Sariah -- Without seeing your animal, I can t even begin to guess how many days there are until your pups will be born. Guinea pigs are highly unpredictable animals, and it could be a while or it could be tomorrow ... you won t know until it happens. ...

Guinea Pigs: Weening guinea pig babies, guinea pig, bratty
guinea pig, bratty, hammy: Hello, it seems like the baby hammy is just a little bratty. The noise of him constantly screaming depends. He may slowly stop the constant screaming but it all depends on the hamster he should slowly stop the daily screams and will probably only squeak and...

Guinea Pigs: Weening, guinea pigs, kkat
guinea pigs, kkat, solid food: Hello Claudia, Just seperate them at 3 weeks that s all. If you leave the girls with mom (the boys should always be removed at 3 weeks because the start becoming sexually mature at that age), she will wean them herself. I always removed all pups from mom...

Guinea Pigs: Weight, cavey, gaining weight
cavey, gaining weight, different stages: Hi Sharon There isnt really a set weight for different stages. The key is that the pig is gaining weight as time passes so please weigh her weekly and monitor this. When she is fully grown at 15 months she should weigh between 700 and 1300 grams. ...

Guinea Pigs: Weight Loss, cedar bedding, guinea pigs
cedar bedding, guinea pigs, vet check: Hello Amy, First and foremost, don t use ANY cedar. The oils in it (not the dust) are the problem. They can cause liver damge among other things. You didn t mention her age, but I m assuming she was young when you got her. Based on the rapid appearance...

Guinea Pigs: Weight, ali ali, female adult
ali ali, female adult, kitchen scale: Ali~ It s not pounds that we measure piggies in, it s most commonly measured in grams. The best way to weigh a pig is with a kitchen scale (used for measuring food). A female adult is between 700-900g and an adult male is between 900-1200g. HOpe...

Guinea Pigs: Weird behavior, worst case scenario, vet asap
worst case scenario, vet asap, guinea pig: Billy, Ring your vet ASAP. Anything could be wrong with her, maybe a dental problem, a respiratory problem...no-one knows until you get her to a vet. Just putting food into the cage isn t helping her; if she doesn t eat or drink for more than a day,...

Guinea Pigs: Weird Guinea, guinea pig, environemnt
guinea pig, environemnt, christmas present: Hi A cold is possible if he isnt eating at all and isnt displaying any other signs of illness. I know you have to handle him initially, but try spending extended period of time with cujo on your lap whilst watching tv perhaps. A week isnt very long...

Guinea Pigs: Wet tail, guinea pig, wet tail
guinea pig, wet tail, urinary infection: Hi Polly. If your guinea pig seems to be permanently wet around her bottom she could well have a urinary infection. I would get it checked out as sometimes these infections can also be linked to problems with the reproductive system. Some pigs can just...

Guinea Pigs: WHITE SPAY, guinea pig, pregent
guinea pig, pregent, bottem: Hello, to be honest I don t know the answer to this question. I didn t know off-hand, so I tried to find the answer online, but I couldn t find it. I m sorry that I couldn t be of any help. If I had to guess, I would say that it is urine. Guinea pig...

Guinea Pigs: Whats Wrong With My Guniea Pig?, guniea pig, lettece
guniea pig, lettece, intestines: This is bad. There is one of two possibilities. Either the upset in her diet has upset her stomach and intestines, or she is sick for some other reason. She needs to see a vet NOW! It only takes a couple days without food and water to kill a pig. GO TO THE...

Guinea Pigs: Wheezing and coughing, upper respiratory infection, baytril
upper respiratory infection, baytril, skittles: Hello Marilyn, It sounds like Skittles has a URI (Upper Respiratory Infection). She needs to see the vet right away and be put on a course of antibiotics (most likely Baytril). URIs can quickly be deadly, so she should go as soon as you can get her there....

Guinea Pigs: Wheezing, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, piggies: Hi Joe, If I understand what you are telling me correctly, then I think I had a guinea pig named Panda with the same problem. While my other piggies would let out shrill whistles, Panda s noises would sound more like dry whistles that sounded just...

Guinea Pigs: Whining Piggie, cage mate, mental weakness
cage mate, mental weakness, piggies: Hi Karen, Without your friends telling you everything they did, it is hard to figure it out. The contact with you calms your little piggie so I don t imagine she had a bad experience with any humans while you were away. I am thinking that perhaps your...

Guinea Pigs: Whinning guinea pig, guinea pig, sad sounds
guinea pig, sad sounds, whinning: Hi I think she probably is just happy and likes being held. Its hard to put into words the difference between happy and sad sounds, I just think you can tell if a pig is upset about something. The most typical noise is a wheeek which is the sound of...

Guinea Pigs: White discharge from eyes, white discharge, cuddler
white discharge, cuddler, behavior change: Hi Maggie Yes the white discharge is perfectly normal providing it disappears quickly. also, the crustiness needs to be removed as you are correctly doing. I think the change in your pigs behaviour is simply because she has grown to enjoy your company...

Guinea Pigs: White discharge from a guineapigs eye., milky white discharge, guinea pigs
milky white discharge, guinea pigs, guineapig: Hello, a milky white discharge from his eye isn t really good. I know that if there is any type of colored discharge from their eyes they should seek a vets help because it could be an eye infection. Guinea pigs seem to be prone to eye infections. I ve seen...

Guinea Pigs: White fecal matter, guinea pig, julie julie
guinea pig, julie julie, help take care: Julie, I can t find anything on it, the best advice I can give you is to watch Speedy and make sure there is no more smelling white pasty stuff then there is now, that he keeps pooping normal, and that he keeps acting normal. Once that changes take him...

Guinea Pigs: White urine, vitamin c content, orchard grass
vitamin c content, orchard grass, guinea pigs: Hello Anne, If your guinea pigs urine is a milky white, then that is indicating that she has too MUCH calcium, and may get a bladder stone! In case your pig does have too much calcium in the diet, here are a few tips to reducing the calcium intake:...

Guinea Pigs: Whos the boss, oigs, moisturiser
oigs, moisturiser, purring: Hi Julie You are exactly right, the purring noise is just one pig telling the other he is boss. The back of a piggies ears is normally dryish so a bit of moisturiser is ok but if you notice it turn into heavy dandruff/red blotchiness then let me know....

Guinea Pigs: Wilbur, oatmeal baths, guinea pigs
oatmeal baths, guinea pigs, eye symptoms: Have you treated him for mites with Ivermectin? Mites live under the skin and are not visible to the necked eye. Symptoms include scratching, biting, hairloss, weight loss and in severe cases, seizures. If he has been treated correctly for mites, has...

Guinea Pigs: Winter and other things..?, piggy xxx, guinea pig
piggy xxx, guinea pig, new companion: Your piggy IS probably going to need to be moved into your house if the temperature gets to be lower than 50 degrees. Your piggy would most likely want a new friend. It would probably be best to ADOPT either a very young male (4-8 weeks) or a SPAYED female...

Guinea Pigs: Winterizing outdoor cage/hutch, allergy problem, outdoor cage
allergy problem, outdoor cage, hutch: Have you read http://www.cavyspirit.com/allergies.htm ? Are you allergic to the hay or bedding? Playing around with different types may help. Also air filters. I don t house any of my pets outside, so I can t help you there, but you could try an insulated...

Guinea Pigs: Wobbly head, guinea pigs, heat problem
guinea pigs, heat problem, wobbles: Hello, I think you should let your vet know your worries but for now I will give you my advice. I think you should keep your guinea and maybe let your friend but a new pet because you have a cooler and better enviroment for your guinea. Compare Sid to your...

Guinea Pigs: Wondering, skinny pigs, skinny pig
skinny pigs, skinny pig, pig face: Hi C Firstly, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. It is very difficult for me to say what might have been the problem as the obvious answer would be food intake related. My initial thought however was that he was suffering from a diet deficieny,...

Guinea Pigs: Wondering about my baby piggy, cavy care, guinea pig
cavy care, guinea pig, pigy: Hi Becca, It s all normal dominance stuff. I have a one year old sow who is never the boss of the group of four she belongs in, and she still squeals like it s the end of the world when she gets nipped by her buddies. Yet they all get on great at other...

Guinea Pigs: Wondering, tractor supply co, excessive hair loss
tractor supply co, excessive hair loss, mange mites: You should put the vitamin drops in the water everyday and make sure they have plenty of vitamin C daily. Here are a few different types of good foods that I think are good for older guinea pigs and you can find them at Petsmart: Nutriphase, Nutriphase Gold...

Guinea Pigs: Wont drink or eat, guniea pig, food dish
guniea pig, food dish, breast feed: Companionship is a good idea. Not only will it make the piggy happier, he will see the other pig eat pellets, so he will try. Make sure to get the same sex, to avoid pregnancy, and one that is around the same size, to avoid fights. Good luck- keep me posted...

Guinea Pigs: Wood, guinea pig cage, poisionous plants
guinea pig cage, poisionous plants, poisonous asp: This is a website containing poisionous plants, and trees, the best thing to do is stick with hardwood from a lumber store with out any chemical coating, and wood sticks from the grocery stores, also any wood sticks made for birds. Let me know if you have...

Guinea Pigs: Wood, guinea pig cage, pet section
guinea pig cage, pet section, poisons: Hello Alisa, If you are talking about bedding, Aspen is the safe wood (pine and cedar are NOT safe). If you are talking about as chew toys, stick to the prepackaged wood chews for rodents or birds that you find in the pet section of most stores. They are...

Guinea Pigs: Wood, guinea pig cage, pear trees
guinea pig cage, pear trees, piggies: Hey Alisa, If you mean for feeding them, you can obviously get wood from pet shops for piggies, which is often flavoured. However, the best wood to give piggies to chew on (if you mean feeding,) are branches from fruit trees.Apple and pear trees are...

Guinea Pigs: Worming, sheep wormer, long haired guinea pig
sheep wormer, long haired guinea pig, ring worm: Generally, cavies do not need to be wormed, and usually never get worms. Ringworm is a fungal infection and not an actual worm. Are you sure your daughter didn t just see a piece of hair? Does your cavy still act okay? Does she get hay, pellets and vegetables...

Guinea Pigs: Worried new mom - eating habits, guinea pigs, cabbage family
guinea pigs, cabbage family, sunflower seeds: Sherrie -- Well, I will say this -- I m glad you ve done some research on guinea pigs before purchase. However, there is one thing I think you may have missed. Please be sure in the future not to feed your guinea pig any members of the cabbage family...

Guinea Pigs: Worried new mom, proud mom, hay rack
proud mom, hay rack, responsible owner: Hi Sherrie. It might be because they are still young. If you had an older pet that already liked the veggies they would be more inclined to try it if the older one was eating it. Although lettuce has no nutritional value, other than water, you may try...

Guinea Pigs: Worried about piggie, piggie, piggies
piggie, piggies, scurvy: Hi again I can t remember the details of what the problem was because I get so many questions. (I am only piggy expert on this site) Did you check that the vet you used what experienced in piggies? However, I understand you cant take him back to the...

Guinea Pigs: Worried sick about my Piggie, guinea pigs, piggie
guinea pigs, piggie, retching: Hi Nathan Guinea pigs cant actually vomit so it sounds like Milkshakes is actually regurgatating his food because of a failure to be able to digest it. Medecine can be given to help the digestive system regain its normal working but I dont know the name...

Guinea Pigs: Worst Case Scenario, worst case scenario, mange mites
worst case scenario, mange mites, guinea pig: Hi Bre Not really, due to the number of symptoms, I really advise a vets trip. On one hand it sounds like a severe case of mange mites but there are other things so a qualified vet needs to examine him closely. For future reference, whenever you notice...

Guinea Pigs: Something Wrong With His Eye, guinea pig, abcess
guinea pig, abcess, mucus: George -- I would take this animal to a veterinarian. This may be an abcess, in which case I would want to have the vet take care of it. If not, it is probably mucus and the vet can remove it and then tell you how to prevent things like this happening...

Guinea Pigs: Not walking right, no injury, help please., mild stroke, iceberg lettuce
mild stroke, iceberg lettuce, carrots: Hello Kelly, If he has not improved, he should see a vet. Insect bites, certain infections, lack of a certain vitamin, injury, as well as issues with the brain (such as a mild stroke) could cause issues with how they walk. Most problems are easily treatable...

Guinea Pigs: i want to breed, guniea pig, lorena
guniea pig, lorena, babies: Lexi -- It is certainly acceptable to buy a female to breed with your male, provided you have the space and ability to take care of the extra animals that will come from breeding (because remember, the babies have to stay with their mother for several weeks...

Guinea Pigs: want a buddy for current guinea pig, guinea pig, companionship
guinea pig, companionship, introductions: Thanks for adopting! It isn t too late to add a buddy. I recommend having a large enclosure (www.guineapigcages.com) and adding a younger male if yours is an adult or vice versa. http://www.guinealynx.info/companionship.html http://www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm#Introductions...

Guinea Pigs: want to feed pregnet guinea pigs, guinea pig food, guinea pig pellets
guinea pig food, guinea pig pellets, pregneancy: Hi Kathleen! Sorry for my slow response, my guinea pig just had babies and its been hectic! :) You need to feed them grain, you cant just cut them off completely they need the nutrients. Pregnant sows should be fed however much they want. They really need...

Guinea Pigs: want to make sure my piggy is healthy, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, central nervous system: Hello Andrea Pop corning involes running,jumping and twisting all around and they do shake there heads when they do this. Guniea pigs offen make a rumble noise when petted if they are scared. And when hes walking around and grunting he is probly sniffing...

Guinea Pigs: is it warm enough for them to go outside?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, 15c: Hi Catherine, Guinea Pigs are comfortable at temperatures of 15c - 22.5c (59f - 72f) on 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: too warm?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, tempertures: Hello Gary, Guinea Pigs are best kept at stable temperatures, between 65 and 75 F is ideal. If the temperature downstairs is too much hotter than this or will be fluctuating often, it s best if they stay upstairs and vice versa if it s too cold upstairs....

Guinea Pigs: washing guinea pigs and thier play pens, cat shampoos, guinea pigs
cat shampoos, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hello Dante, Bathing piggies is generally only necessary if they get dirty. Many give their pigs baths around once every 6 months just to give the skin a good massage and clean and to give the coat a little more shine. You just need a sink, a pair of...

Guinea Pigs: wat do they eat?wat do they..., miracle grow fertilizer, pellet food
miracle grow fertilizer, pellet food, timothy hay: Dear Tessa, I recommend carrots, apples,celery, and cucumbers, and definetly find a good pellet food. YOU MUST get them some source of Vitamin C without it they could die!I highly recommend Timothy hay they are about $3 a bag it is the best stuff to...

Guinea Pigs: wat do they lyk?, exercise balls, guinea pigs
exercise balls, guinea pigs, rodent: Hello Tenniel, Guinea Pigs love toys. Some of my piggies favorite things are cat jingle balls and pet safe stuffies. Rodent safe wooden chew toys are also excellent. There are also alot of toys made just for piggies. Check the rodent department of your...

Guinea Pigs: wat shampoo, baby shampoo, guinea pig
baby shampoo, guinea pig, drys: Maddie, Dog shampoo is a little to strong to use on a Guinea Pig. It can dry out the skin of a Guinea Pig, which in turn drys out the hair and so it isn t really good to use for Guinea Pigs. A small animal shampoo is good or even baby shampoo works great....

Guinea Pigs: water, guinea pig, fresh water
guinea pig, fresh water, drinking water: Hi Perhaps it is more that your pig doesn t like the container in which it is kept. Try swapping to a bowl or bottle depending what you have at the moment. Also, guinea pigs don t drink great amounts of water, so don t be worried if you only have to...

Guinea Pigs: how much water?, guinea pigs, piggies
guinea pigs, piggies, water intake: Hi Lesley As long as the water bottle is working correctly, the piggies will drink as much water as they need. Your piggies are quite young so their water intake will increase as they get older. You also need to take into account the water they receive...

Guinea Pigs: water bottle, guinea pig, soap and water
guinea pig, soap and water, new guinea: Hi again Joanne I doubt the soap will do any harm at all. Just wash it again with just water to make certain. My piggy, graham died about 6 months ago, he was 1 year old. I think he died because he got a sore in his mouth that prevented him from eating....

Guinea Pigs: water bottle!, metal balls, q tip
metal balls, q tip, cavies: Try squeezing the bottle, and then pushing the ball at the end of the spout. Water will come out, but when you release it, it creates a vacuum. This may help. Also, take a Q-Tip and clean out the spout. Sometimes gunk gets in there, and it gets in the...

Guinea Pigs: water consumption, guinea pigs, water consumption
guinea pigs, water consumption, relevant info: Hi Della It is a possibility that your piggies drinking indicates an underlying problem. I would consult a vet qualified to deal with piggies to do an examination to be on the safe side. Any problem might be relatively minor but its best to get it checked....

Guinea Pigs: water/ drinking, guinea pigs, pedialite
guinea pigs, pedialite, watter: Catherine, If they have diarrhea then they are dehydrated and will need some treatment. Good news though if they have diarrhea you can treat them fine. Make sure she has plenty of hay and that she is eating it, give her a little Pedialite or Dioralyte...

Guinea Pigs: water drinking, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, sign of diabetes: Different guinea pigs drink different amounts. If your guinea pig is older or over weight it could be a sign of diabetes, which in guinea pigs there is nothing you can do, but do not worry about it. Often younger guinea pigs will drink less, then progressively...

Guinea Pigs: water for guineas, vitamin c supplements, baby carrots
vitamin c supplements, baby carrots, guinea pigs: Hey Brooke, You are taking wonderful care of your piggies. 2-3 baby carrots isn t too many. But try out some other things with them as well. Most guineas love lettuce. But only feed them the romaine lettuce. It has more nutrients than the other types. Also...

Guinea Pigs: water, water intake per day, leaf lettuce
water intake per day, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce: Water intake per day really depends on the cavies. Each cavy is different. She needs a constant supply of vitamin C, you should have piles in the cage at all time. Hay is a vital part of a cavies diet as it aids in digestion and keeps the teeth down. ...

Guinea Pigs: waterbirth for guinea pigs?, guinea pigs, pregnant females
guinea pigs, pregnant females, baby kit: There are some ways to help if you need to, I just hope you are not afraid of blood, everytime I have come out of a difficult birth with a rescued pig I am usually covered with it. First of all set up a baby kit, I do this with all of my pregnant females....

Guinea Pigs: watering eyes, guinea pig, eye discharge
guinea pig, eye discharge, watering eyes: Rauesha -- First, I m glad you are seeking advice on your guinea pig. It is actually normal for a guinea pig to have multicolored toes. Believe it or not, their skin color is typically the same as their hair color. For example, a white guinea pig will...

Guinea Pigs: watery/tired eyes, pine bedding, loose stools
pine bedding, loose stools, types of bacteria: Hello Jim, Your daughter s piggy should see a vet. The watery eyes could be caused by the pine bedding (some pigs develop allergies to pine) changing the bedding may help that (though cedar is always bad and causes liver damage so a paper or aspen bedding...

Guinea Pigs: weak babies, guinea pigs, bonking
guinea pigs, bonking, piggies: Hello Natalie, Getting a bit squished is what happens to baby piggies. Rarely does a mother kill her pups through clumsyness. The pups are equipped to handle a bit of bonking around and squishing. I m going to give you some links to a few helpful forums...

Guinea Pigs: Putting weaned baby with daddy, piggies, boars
piggies, boars, boar: Whether you can put the dad and baby together depends on the dad s personality. If the father is calm and really laid back they might get along, the only thing you can do is try it. Most of the time if a boar has been in with a female he won t get along with...

Guinea Pigs: weaning hand-reared guinea-pigs, baby guinea pigs, prolapsed uterus
baby guinea pigs, prolapsed uterus, guinea pig: Catherine, Nicola: This is a tough one, but also one that is relatively easy to solve. What you want to do is start feeding them their milk (slightly watered down at this point, to make it easier to get through the tube) from a water bottle, just like...

Guinea Pigs: one-week-old guinea pig, guinea pig, alfalfa hay
guinea pig, alfalfa hay, petstore: Hello Jen, do you want general care for his whole care or just care for now until he s old enough for general care? I m assuming you just want to know what you need to do to take care of the baby until he s old enough to eat solid foods. Well in that case...

Guinea Pigs: weepy eye, general anaesthetic, guinea pig
general anaesthetic, guinea pig, free ranger: Hi Karen You are absolutely right! Any vet that tells you that its a good idea to put a guinea pig under general anaesthetic unless it is life-saving surgery must be insane. I think your idea that the tear ducts might be blocked sounds right. The...

Guinea Pigs: weight loss, lettuce leaf, leaf lettuce
lettuce leaf, leaf lettuce, baby carrots: Pat -- Unfortunately, the only advice I have is to take this animal to a vet. There are quite a few diseases associated with weight loss and loss of appetite (at his age, I would guess that kidney problems are the most likely, but I m not a vet and cannot...

Guinea Pigs: weight problem, fruits and vegtables, dandelion greens
fruits and vegtables, dandelion greens, baby carrot: Hello Ana. Let me ask this Ana. How old is your piggie? If he is young (about 4 months old) then maybe it s just the diet you feed him and a mix between him getting older and filling out his body that could be making him gain weight. You may be feeding...

Guinea Pigs: weight, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, leafy greens: Hi Sabrina Ok...first of all nuts are completely unsuitable for guinea pigs, I know other rodents are ok with them but not guinea pigs, so please, dont feed him them anymore, they are way too high in fat, the same with most treats. What he does need is...

Guinea Pigs: weird Guinea, mange mites, guinea pig
mange mites, guinea pig, guinea pigs: okay, do you have wood treats for him for him to chew on? It sounds like he s more nervous than anything. He s afraid of his new home and just give him some time. Hold him a lot and pet him, don t make any sudden moves while holding him or loud noises because...

Guinea Pigs: weird noises, pig sounds, guinea pig
pig sounds, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Hi Megan From what you tell me it sounds like Mitzi is very scared of your barking dog and I m not surprised. Of course, take her to a vet if you are concerned for her health but I would say just make sure Mitzi is in a place where the dog cant harrass...

Guinea Pigs: a weird sound, cavy care, helacopter
cavy care, helacopter, guinea pigs: Hi Becca, This is called rumblestrutting, and is very normal. It s just the piggies sorting out who s the boss - sometimes they just rumble past the other pig and then carry on as normal, or sometimes they ll rumble at each other and circle each other a...

Guinea Pigs: guinea pig in bedding again, pee poop, guinea pig
pee poop, guinea pig, toilet training: Matt -- Ahh. The real reason emerges. :) The easiest way to make her stop going in her igloo is to take it away. However, if that s not something you want to do, you can always try training her. I ve never tried it, but I have been asked about it before,...

Guinea Pigs: well being of new pig, new pig, male pig
new pig, male pig, animal charities: Hi Stephie I didnt know we didnt recommend pet stores actually. I bought one of my pigs from a store. The key is being able to identify if the animal is healthy or not. I understand PetSmart is an american shop, is that right? If so, I am in UK so I...

Guinea Pigs: well being, guinea pig owner, guinea pigs
guinea pig owner, guinea pigs, grinding teeth: Hi Cristi, I am not so sure about the grunting, but here are some other sounds that it MAY be related too. Persistent Squeaking means begging for food. Faint Squeaks means lonelyiness. Your guinea pig wants attention. Grinding teeth. Mad, feels...

Guinea Pigs: wet bottom, wet bottom, emily
wet bottom, emily, fuss: Hi Lynn & Emily Two things are happening here. Firstly, Emo is probably sitting in a part of his house that he has peed. Secondly, you might be picking him up at a moment he needs to have a pee. Either way, there is no evidence he is anything other...

Guinea Pigs: whats best for my guineas, hot water bottles, guinea pigs
hot water bottles, guinea pigs, guinea pig: Hi mig, I am rally sorry to hear about your problem. This is going to be a tough one to solve for you. I would not recomend anyone keep their guinea pigs outside. They are more prone to illness cold and becomeing prey for any animals in the area. However,...

Guinea Pigs: whats wrong??, guinea pig, asap thanks
guinea pig, asap thanks, labored breathing: I would take your guinea pig to the vet, especially if he s not eating and drinking, that s a sure sign of sickness. With his labored breathing it also sounds like he s very stressed as well and the vet is the best place to go, I hope he gets better. Keep...

Guinea Pigs: whats wrong why wont she let him breed?, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, female cycles: Ash, The male is probably still fertile, and he sounds interested. The four month old female is a little on the young side and you might think about waiting for a couple more months. She should be at least 22 oz in weight before you breed her, and bigger...

Guinea Pigs: whats wrong, guinea pig pellets, fruits and veggies
guinea pig pellets, fruits and veggies, diet supplements: Siaumy -- I wouldn t worry about this unless it becomes a regular habit. However, I would cut back on the fruits and veggies and give her more pellets. Guinea pig pellets are really optimal nutrition for a guinea pig, full of the nutrients that they need...

Guinea Pigs: whining noises, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, squeaky noises: Hello Emma, Dog-like whining is not a sound a Guinea Pig normally makes. It could be a sound of her infection. Mine do make whiney, squeaky noises if they get URIs. It doesn t neccessarily mean it is getting worse though. If she is still acting better,...

Guinea Pigs: white stuff out of backside, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, white stuff: Hello, what they are doing is normal dominance issies. You shouldn t seperate them unless blood is drawn or they are in a full blown battle. The dominance issues should settle down.here is a link about companionship and introducing. http://www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm#Introductions...

Guinea Pigs: white stuff, acid stains, vinegar and water
acid stains, vinegar and water, acid crystals: It is most likely from the acid crystals in her urine, guinea pigs do have acidy urine, not as bad as rabbit urine but almost. It will come off with some bleach or vinegar and water. Once you use a cage or a toy for a while it will get urine acid stains on...

Guinea Pigs: wht tie do their noannly give..., guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, lorena: Daniel -- Guinea pigs can give birth any time. They are a lot like people -- completely unpredictable. You never know when a pregnant guinea pig will give birth, and that s part of the fun - the waiting! Hope this answers your questions. Feel free...

Guinea Pigs: widowed pig, male pigs, intestinal infection
male pigs, intestinal infection, lap times: Hi Ronnie The steps you have taken to keep Max from being lonely are all excellent. The main thing is to make sure he gets as many cuddles and lap times as possible. Other than that, you are doing the right thing, apart from convincing your husband...

Guinea Pigs: wieght and other things!!!, big hutch, apple seeds
big hutch, apple seeds, guinea pig: Your guinea pig is at a fine weight. :) Also, when it comes to apple seeds I am not sure if they are good for guinea pigs. I know they are toxic to dogs, but I m not sure about guinea pigs. Generally you can feed nuts and peas. Also about keeping your cage...

Guinea Pigs: She won't drink her water, guinea pig, water intake
guinea pig, water intake, lot of water: Hi Hannah It may be that she is just getting old, as you say. It may, however be that she is getting a lot of water from her veggies and needs less water. She might have developed diabetes which can affect water intake. However, unfortunately, it is...

Guinea Pigs: won't eat, lethargic, muslce spasms, pig knowledge, guinea pigs
pig knowledge, guinea pigs, emergency vet: Hi Monique From what you tell me, I tend to think the problem is more complicated than scurvy, renal failure is a possibility though. I also tend to agree that he is very sick and may not last much longer although I really hope I m wrong. A bowel problem...

Guinea Pigs: Why won't they eat it???, guinea pigs, little honey
guinea pigs, little honey, pedialyte: If you aren t seeing that one drinking any water try putting some fresh fruit/veggies in like oranges or lettuce. Those have a high moisture content so she ll at least be getting some fluids. If she hasn t drunk anything in 2 days start syringe feeding her...

Guinea Pigs: Why won't our piggy's let us pick them up?, command word, piggies
command word, piggies, couple inches: Hello Donna, Very few piggies will let you pick them up. Being picked up is a frightening sensation for them those few moments they are dangling in the air with their feet above ground. We know we won t drop them but they generally aren t too sure. So even...

Guinea Pigs: just wondering, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, hay seed: Hi I am delighted to hear about your male guinea pig.6 years is a very good age for a guinea pig.The usual life span is up to around 5 years old (average). However i have had many a guinea pig which has lived till 9 years old. Your guinea pig sounds very...

Guinea Pigs: just wondering, peanut butter chicken, piggies
peanut butter chicken, piggies, bannanas: Hello Taylor and piggies! No, the piggies cannot eat peanut butter, chicken, or eggs. lol. They only needs LOTS of timothy hay, pellets, most veggies, and some fruits. For a wonderful list of veggies / fruits, go to this website. www.guinealynx.com...

Guinea Pigs: wonky eye, guinea pig, vitmain c
guinea pig, vitmain c, bad eye: Hi again Steph You could try putting soluble vitamins in his water to ensure he is getting all his vitamins seeing as he leaves some of the bits in the dry mix. However, from what you say, it sounds like its more likely that its an eye infection that...

Guinea Pigs: wonky eye, guinea lynx, guinea pig
guinea lynx, guinea pig, guinealynx: Hi Steph, The only advice I can give you is to look over at Guinea Lynx - www.guinealynx.info If you post on the forum they might be able to help you further. Your pig Needs a vet; without a diagnosis and treatment I m afraid she could lose her sight....

Guinea Pigs: wont drink water, eye dropper, guinea pig
eye dropper, guinea pig, water bottle: Have you checked to make sure the water bottle is working properly. Sometimes the water bottle can get stopped up. Your guinea pig may also just be acting very silly as well. At work there was a chinchilla that would always lay on top of his water bottle....

Guinea Pigs: wont drink her water today, guinea pig, green veggies
guinea pig, green veggies, anesthetic: Hello Angel, Not pooping is not good. Watch her carefully and give her lots of hay, fresh grass, and leafy green veggies. Make sure she poops. If she s getting alot of veggies she won t drink as much, the veggies will be giving her the water she needs....

Guinea Pigs: wont drink water, leaf lettuce, guinea pig
leaf lettuce, guinea pig, drink water: Make sure the water bottle is very close to the bottom of the cage and somewhere that she likes to lay, that way she can easily get to it. She possibly could have another problem other than just the injured leg, and not drinking is a symptom. Make sure you...

Guinea Pigs: he just wont eat, guinea pig food, apples and strawberries
guinea pig food, apples and strawberries, green apples: Hi Amber Am I right in thinking that your piggy ate his regular dry food before? You need to supply plenty of hay and then you can give lots of different fresh foods. Try carrots, broccoli, apples, grapes, cauliflower, banana, cabbage, lettuce, celery,...

Guinea Pigs: wont move, heat exaustion, guinea pigs
heat exaustion, guinea pigs, wont move: Hi Wanda My first thought is that you should probably consult an experienced vet. The fact that both pigs doing the same thing would indicate that heat exaustion is a possibility, however, the problem could be a lot different so you are best to consult...

Guinea Pigs: woodlouse invasion of hutch!!, guinea pigs, woodlice
guinea pigs, woodlice, piggies: Hi Lisa Woodlice near a plastic hutch is something I have never come across before. One idea would be to raise the hutch off, or further off the ground. I am not sure about the risk to your piggies but I feel sure that it is likely that they will have...

Guinea Pigs: I work in a grade school and..., brain trauma, guinea pig
brain trauma, guinea pig, guinea pigs: Barb - There are many reasons why a guinea pig may tilt its head to the side. The number one reaon, and what your vet is treating, is an ear infection. What is does is affect their sense of balance, and so they will hold their head funny. I m not so...

Guinea Pigs: worms?, vet asap, guinea pig
vet asap, guinea pig, watery eyes: David, You had better get your Guinea Pig to the vet. With him not eating or drinking he is becoming to dehydrated and could end up getting diarrhea or worse die from the dehydration. The watery eyes are a sign of dehydration and most likely illness. So...

Guinea Pigs: worms, guinea pigs, foot fungus
guinea pigs, foot fungus, pet store: Mary, It is very possible for guinea pigs to get ringworms, but before you treat it, make sure that it s actually ringworm. If at all possible, take your pig to a reputable vet. If not, go to the pet store and see if they sell special ringworm cream made...

Guinea Pigs: very worried, guinea pig, liquid parafin
guinea pig, liquid parafin, exotic animals: Hi Kelly Not eating or drinking is a sign of general ill health. Surely your local vet can help even if they are no exotic experts. For the constipation you can give 0.5ml of liquid parafin. A second dose can be given on the second day but never give...

Guinea Pigs: worried about my guinea pig, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, ivomectin: Hi Donna Firstly, well done for rescuing the 2 pigs. In terms of the skin, it does take 3 doses sometimes before the skin shows signs of improvement, but a stronger anti-mites dose/drug may be needed if things dont improve. Take a look at the link...

Guinea Pigs: Very worried about new piggie, vet appointment, pine bedding
vet appointment, pine bedding, guinea pigs: Hello Becca, If he was housed on pine bedding, it could be a reaction to his bedding and he may be ok soon. However, he sounds like he may have a URI. He needs to see a vet as soon as possible if this is the case for antibiotics. They are easily treated...

Guinea Pigs: worried for my new piggy, guinea pigs, quiet sort
guinea pigs, quiet sort, well thanks: Nicky -- I wouldn t worry about Bubbles. He is still adjusting to his new environment. If you notice that this quiet sort of behavior lasts longer than two weeks or so, I would check with a vet to make sure he s 100% healthy. Otherwise, I wouldn t be...

Guinea Pigs: worried, guinea pig, babies
guinea pig, babies: Hi Georgia, I m very sorry but I can t understand what you are concerned about from the information you gave me. In order for me to determine if anything is wrong or not, I am going to need more information. I will then be more than happy to help...

Guinea Pigs: something to worry about.....or not?, neosporin, pet store
neosporin, pet store, lorena: Jessica - For now, I wouldn t worry about this. He may have gotten scratched or bitten at the pet store. Keep your eye on the spot and treat it with neosporin. If it seems to be getting worse or if you notice any other symptoms, I would take the little...

Guinea Pigs: something to worry about??, guinea pigs, 2 females
guinea pigs, 2 females, seperatly: Hi Jessica. I would worry about them fighting later on, esp. when the female comes in heat. Once they smell the pheromones from the female both males will try to mount them and that will cause problems. Perhaps if they were neutered, but I have not heard...

Guinea Pigs: a worry, eye dropper, guinea pig
eye dropper, guinea pig, new cage: Hi Amy. Get her water! Use an eye dropper, something, get some water in that piggie. A week without water can kill a human, much less a pig. Add a little sugar (1 part sugar to 10 parts water) to entice her to take from a dropper. Do so very slowly, you...

Guinea Pigs: Is something wrong?, outdoor climate, reasons for hair loss
outdoor climate, reasons for hair loss, powdered vitamin c: Hi Rachael, I need to sort of bombard you with questions so I can answer your questions. How old is the female? I seldom breed my females more than twice, although I have occasionally. What is the weather like where you live? How hot does it get?...

Guinea Pigs: What's wrong with my pig?, pet bedding, balanced diet
pet bedding, balanced diet, medical reason: Hello Korey Ellen, She sounds like she may be malnourished. Crackers really aren t good for them and she probably shouldn t be given those but the real problem lies in her not liking her pellets. They are an important part of her diet because they contain...

Guinea Pigs: what is wrong with her?, guinea pig, big belly
guinea pig, big belly, dalmation: Hi Nicole I am not a great expert when it comes to pregnancy, so if I were you I would take a trip to the vet who can give her a proper examination. It can be very difficult to give advice without me being able to see the animal. All the best And...

Guinea Pigs: wrote email yesterday, brown shades, cavy breeds
brown shades, cavy breeds, color variety: Ok, here is a copy of the other email: Hello Joanne, I m very sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I have been very ill the last few days. Again, I am terribly sorry for the delay. I can give you a link to a page that has pictures of all the breeds...

Guinea Pigs: wry neck, inner ear infections, small animal medicine
inner ear infections, small animal medicine, baby pig: Hi Bonnie, A tilted head and off-balance are caused by bacterial inner ear infections and can be fixed with prompt treatment with antibiotics. I have done some research and found that this type of ear infection is indeed caused by respiratory...

Guinea Pigs: WHY???, guinea pig, guinea pigs
guinea pig, guinea pigs, stalk of celery: My first question is when your guinea pig checks his penis, is he sticking his head between his legs? Does it look like he is doubling over to do it? If he is, it may likely be coprophagia. This is the act of eating one feces (poop). A lot of times, you don...

Guinea Pigs: What!!, male babies, thier fathers
male babies, thier fathers, pees: well, you can give him baths and cut out any hair by his butt that is tangled but i m not sure what else. that s what i do with my male. you should try to look it up on the internet. some male babies get along with their fathers but mine don t. females...

Guinea Pigs: how about two?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, campanion: Hi Shannon In an idea world, guinea pigs would like with other guinea pigs. However, if you give yours plenty of attention then this isnt as neccesary. It is best for him to live in a part of the house where there is plenty of activity though. And...

Guinea Pigs: What to do, guinea pig, couple of days
guinea pig, couple of days, good luck: Dear Ashanti, First of all, you should give your pig a couple of days to get used to its surrondings before you start to handle it. It is normal. When the time comes to handle it, slowly start petting it and slowly move your hand under its stomach. THen...

Guinea Pigs: what should I do?, grass hay, piggie
grass hay, piggie, digestive system: Oh no. Just keep an eye on him and make sure he can still poop. As long as he is eating and doesn t appear to be blocked then he should be fine. What do you usually feed him? Your piggie needs grass hay and a cup of veggies a day on top of his pellets....

Guinea Pigs: what should i do?, guinea pig, having babies
guinea pig, having babies, antibiotic ointment: Use the antibiotic ointment and skin cream at least once a day, it will not hurt the mother or babies. Also try giving her a quick bath in baby oil to sooth the skin, also increase her vitamins, if you have any vitamin E capsules or oil you can put it in her...

Guinea Pigs: GETTING ONE, guinea pig rescue, guinie pig
guinea pig rescue, guinie pig, cat proof: You can keep the cats away, or just make sure the cage is cat proof, and they cannot get at the pigs or knock it over. It depends on the cats prey drive. I wouldn t recommend just getting one guinea pig though. They do best in pairs: http://www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm...

Guinea Pigs: ?, pelvic bones, finger widths
pelvic bones, finger widths, parsely: Just keep her in a quiet place and give her vitamins in her diet to help her gain more energy. Gestation period is 68 days and the babies move 4 weeks before they are due so she still might have a week or so. I know with some females it seems like they couldn...

Guinea Pigs: can we?, guinea pig food, guinea pigs
guinea pig food, guinea pigs, open cage: Hello Grace, Yes, your boys can have apple. Make sure you wash them good, of course, and they shouldn t have more than a slice or 2 each and just as a treat. They can have the peels too but don t let them have the core with the seeds. -kkat www.geocities.com/abyssinianguineapig...

Guinea Pigs: what to get!!, guinea pigs, two females
guinea pigs, two females, opsite: Dear Kesha, I personally like two females because they get a long much better that males two males get very aggressive. Or a male and a female which doesn t always work out , but if you get them spayed and neutered hopefully it will work out the...

Guinea Pigs: ?, guinea pig, pelvic bones
guinea pig, pelvic bones, green pepper: You can start holding the babies immediately. Just make sure she gets lots of food and water, it is also a good idea to place uncooked oatmeal in the cage for the babies and mom. The babies can start to eat right after they are born, so keep extra pellets...

Guinea Pigs: ????, ovarian cysts, guinea pig
ovarian cysts, guinea pig, swelling of the abdomen: Hello Starr, It may very well be bloat. Could she have gotten something she shouldn t have (such as a plastic bag)? Has she eaten alot of cabbage or cabbage related veggies? Those are both common causes of bloat. Bloat can also be caused by an injury, possibly...

Guinea Pigs: What should i do?, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, feeder: Try moving the bowl around to different areas of the cage. Also make sure you have a heavy and tall enough bowl, I have some more info on my website http://woopets.bravehost.com . Feeders are also good to use for guinea pigs that like to ruin their food, mainly...

Guinea Pigs: Getting one, guinea pigs today, herd animals
guinea pigs today, herd animals, begal: Hello Kat, First off, piggies should always live in groups of 2 or more because they are social herd animals who need companionship of their own kind. That would help keep him from getting lonely too, especially when noone s home. Different people caring...

Guinea Pigs: What to do?, guinea pig, best toys
guinea pig, best toys, piggie: Hi Debbie I hope you had a great christmas. The best way to ensure your pig isnt bored, short of getting her a friend, is to spend plenty of time with her yourself. In terms of toys etc, anything that can be chewed or hidden in/run through will be...

Guinea Pigs: how can i, guinea pigs, guinea pig
guinea pigs, guinea pig, handy tricks: Kathleen, My own guinea pigs know only a few tricks but they are very handy tricks. First one is coming when called, this is the easiest one for guinea pigs to learn. Start by putting them on the floor one at a time and in an area where you can easily...

Guinea Pigs: when should i, guinea pigs, kathleen kathleen
guinea pigs, kathleen kathleen, hame: Kathleen, Because he is a boy, he is territorial, so he won t get along with other males. The only thing you can do is give him a good home where he will get the attention and love that he needs. Ask your friends if they would like a Guinea Pig for...