What does it mean when your guinea pigs eyes water?

If they are crusty, watery, dull, cloudy or bulging, or if they look different in any other way, you should take your guinea pig to the vet. Such changes are caused by conditions that require treatment, such as (bacterial) infections, dental problems, diabetes or injuries to the eye → Go to the vet!

What happens when a guinea pig does not eat or drink?

Guinea pigs have a good appetite and are always in a good mood. A healthy animal always chews something, happily rushes to the offered treat and the hands of its beloved owner. If the guinea pig does not eat or drink, it becomes drowsy and lethargic, and finally becomes sick.

When to take a guinea pig to the vet?

Going without food and water is extremely dangerous for a guinea pig. As few as 12 hours without food runs the risk of inducing gut stasis, which can be fatal unless treated promptly. As a rule, if a guinea pig doesn’t eat for 12 – 24 hours, then see a vet immediately.

What foods do guinea pigs like to eat and drink?

Some guinea pigs will readily drink fruit-flavored electrolyte replacement solutions, such as PediaLyte or Gatorade, from a syringe. Offer your guinea pig a balanced diet including a large selection of fresh greens such as cilantro, romaine lettuce, parsley, carrot tops, dandelion greens, spinach, collard greens and good-quality grass hay.

What happens when a guinea pig is sick?

Guinea pigs are a prey species, which means they try to hide when they feel unwell or sick. A dying guinea pig is likely to hide away, not eat or drink, and not pass pellets. Thanks!

Guinea pig watery eyes are often caused by injury, soreness, upper respiratory illness, dental issues, lack of hydration, diabetes, and waterfalls. It’s typically caused by Mycoplasma pulmonis in rodents and mice, and Bordetella bronchiseptica in guinea pigs. The animal may wheeze, have a runny or nasty nose.