What does it mean when a guinea pig stays still?

Hi, Guinea pigs can tend to hold still when they are scared and it can take a while for them to warm up however, I was doing rescue and didn’t realize one of my girls was bitten pretty severely by another pig. She held still like that.

Why do my baby guinea pigs keep dying?

Some common infections that can cause sudden death include: Pneumonia/Upper Respiratory Infection (URI). Respiratory disease is often reported in guinea pigs and is known to occur in immunocompromised animals, mostly affecting the young and old.

Is it normal for guinea pig to staying in one spot?

She is getting used to her surroundings and needs to settle in first. So it is normal for her to at first stay in one spot. Once she gets used to you she will be running around like mad I’m sure. I think cabbage is ok for guinea pigs, not sure about spinach.

Why does my guinea pig have a hard time giving birth?

Dystocia is a clinical condition in which the process of giving birth is slowed or is made difficult for the birthing mother. In sows (pregnant guinea pigs), this is usually caused by the normal stiffening of the tough fibrous cartilage which joins the two pubic bones – medically referred to as the symphysis.

What causes guinea pigs to die in the wild?

Infestation of mice in and around the breeding area of guinea pigs can be one of the major causes of Guinea pig deaths. Some of the symptoms can be lack of movement, seizures, onset of lethargy, convulsions, lack of appetite, stroke, etc. Thus, ensure that the breeding ground for Guinea pigs are free of mice.

Is it normal for a guinea pig to get sick?

While they are usually healthy animals, there are a number of diseases that commonly affect pet guinea pigs. By knowing what the most common illnesses are, you can be better prepared to monitor for signs and symptoms that your guinea pig may be getting sick.

Why is my guinea pig not eating anything?

Things as simple as moving the cage or introducing a new guinea pig, or an upper respiratory infection or ectoparasites like lice can stress your guinea pig out enough so that it doesn’t eat and develops ileus. Monitor food intake and be aware of how any changes may have impacted your pet.