Table of Contents
- 1 Why is there blood in my guinea pigs cage?
- 2 What are signs of guinea pigs dying?
- 3 What happens when guinea pigs pee red?
- 4 How do you tell if your guinea pig has a urinary tract infection?
- 5 Can guinea pigs play dead?
- 6 How do I know if my guinea pig is in pain?
- 7 How do I know if my guinea pig has a UTI?
- 8 What color is healthy guinea pig urine?
- 9 Why does my guinea pig itch all the time?
- 10 How can you tell if your guinea pig has respiratory problems?
Why is there blood in my guinea pigs cage?
It can be sterile inflammation, or caused by a bacterial infection (a UTI). Inflammation or infection can occur due to dirty surroundings, a blood-borne infection, kidney disease, uroliths (stones – see above) and more. Cystitis is more common in females due to their shorter urethra.
What are signs of guinea pigs dying?
- Lack of Appetite. Guinea pigs that are very ill will refuse to eat, and may show signs of weight loss if the appetite loss has persisted for some time.
- Bad Urine and Feces.
- Respiratory Problems.
- Eye Condition.
- Poor Coat Condition.
- Mobility Issues.
Do guinea pigs bleed on their period?
Female guinea pigs have a uterus, like every other female mammal, that hasn’t been surgically altered. Although they may have the same body parts as humans, dogs, and other species that bleed during their estrus cycles, bleeding during heat is not normal for guinea pigs.
What happens when guinea pigs pee red?
Red urine is observed in guinea pigs, and although it can be caused by plant pigments and does not affect the animal’s health, it can also be caused by a urinary tract problem. Vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and dandelions will often result in the excretion of red urine.
How do you tell if your guinea pig has a urinary tract infection?
Urinary Tract: Bladder infections or stones can occur in your guinea pig. Signs include blood in the urine, straining or crying when urinating, weight loss, lethargy, or lack of appetite. An x-ray and urine collection by your veterinarian may be necessary to diagnose this problem.
How much does it cost to take a guinea pig to the vet?
Each time you take your guinea pig to the veterinarian, and please do, it’s going to cost about $50. Guinea pigs are considered exotic pets, and taking one to the vet if they have health problems will cost more than taking a cat or dog to the vet. Not all veterinarians will take care of them.
Can guinea pigs play dead?
Playing Dead In the wild, cavies lie motionless on their backs to make predators think they are already dead. Domestic guinea pigs sometimes use this tactic if they become very frightened.
How do I know if my guinea pig is in pain?
How do guinea pigs show that they are in pain?
- Grinding teeth.
- Reluctance to move.
- Shivers or quivers.
- Sits hunched, with hair spiky.
- Squealing or excessive noise.
- Not eating or drinking.
- Shallow, rapid breathing.
Why is my guinea pigs pee pink?
Guinea pigs can have dark orange urine normally due to pigments they ingest from their food. True blood in the urine can occur commonly as well and cause pink to red urine. Blood in the urine may be due to an infection or urinary stones in the bladder or kidneys.
How do I know if my guinea pig has a UTI?
What color is healthy guinea pig urine?
Guinea pig urine is normally thick, cloudy and white in color due to the presence of calcium carbonate and ammonium phosphate crystals.
Why does my guinea pig poop like a tear?
If the poop is tear-shaped, it could be an indicator of a gut problem. Guinea pigs should be eating as much hay as their own body. The fiber found in hay is an essential part of their diet so that guinea pig’s digestive system are functioning properly.
Why does my guinea pig itch all the time?
If your guinea pig has hair loss and is itching or scratching a lot, it may have lice or mites. The thought of having these things in your house—much less on the guinea pig—may make you itch all over. Lice or mites can be easy to avoid and treat.
How can you tell if your guinea pig has respiratory problems?
You may notice your guinea pig eating less, or not eating anything at all. Determine if your guinea pig is less active than usual. Guinea pigs are usually very active and playful. Respiratory problems can make your guinea pig feel tired. He may move around more slowly in his cage.
Why does my guinea pig have a lump under the skin?
Abscesses under the skin are very common in guinea pigs. They are the body’s attempt to ‘wall off’ an infection and keep it from spreading. Abscesses can form either after a bite from another guinea pig, or if something rough and sharp (e.g., straw) goes through the skin.