Is cheilitis in guinea pigs contagious?
Guinea pig cheilitis has been suggested to be contagious.
Can mites cause seizures in guinea pigs?
Trixacarus caviae mites (sarcoptic mange mite) can cause extreme clinical signs because they cause extreme itchiness. These mites cause such itchiness that your guinea pig may even go into seizures and die.
How can you tell if your guinea pig is sick?
Since guinea pigs are able to hide the symptoms so well, we have to use the little clues they leave us. Unlike dogs and cats, guinea pigs don’t vomit, which is usually a tale-tell sign that a pet is sick.
Why do guinea pigs need cecal pellets?
The cecal pellets are an essential part of maintaining guinea pigs health because of the nutrients found in it. The pellets contain double the protein and half the fiber of normal poops, and also have the beneficial bacterias that help to maintain normal flora.
Why does my guinea pig poop in the booties?
Small and dry poop (even immediately after coming out of their booties) could be a sign of dehydration. Guinea pigs should drink 10% of their body weight in water, and can only last 24 hours without any water (time is dependent on climate). When guinea pigs are dehydrated they may start having low energy and become clumsy.
Is it too late for a guinea pig?
Guinea pigs tend to hide their illnesses very well, so oftentimes it may go unnoticed. By the time you start seeing disease symptoms, it may already be too late for the little one. As responsible guinea pig parents and owners, we need to observe our guinea pigs closely for any signs and treat the signs seriously.
Why does my guinea pig have a crusty mouth?
Guinea pigs can present with crusty sores around the mouth and lip area and up towards the nose. This type of problem is often fungal in origin, so treatment with antibiotics – either orally and/or in the form of a cream or gel – may not work.