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Do you know if Mohawk has been on a Vitamin C supplement?
Do you have her on a Vitamin C supplement now?
Does Mohawk get fresh fruits and veggies besides Hay and pellets?
We have the Vitamin C tablets but she won't eat them. We are going to switch to the liquid Vitamin C to add to her water. We've only had her for 2 weeks. She eats Timothy Hay and a pellet mix that has some other tidbits in it but we haven't fed them any fresh fruit or veggies yet.
Thank-you for the information. One of the issues that may be going on is Mohawk is she may have the onset of Scurvy. This is some information about scurvy in Guinea Pigs: http://www.guinealynx.info/scurvy.html Scurvy is very common in Guinea pigs as they cannot manufacture Vitamin C in the body. This can cause paralysis or partial Paralysis (which could be the walking on her ankles) in Guinea Pigs and if there has not been Vitamin C in the diet. Scurvy can come on quickly. Mohawk needs food that are high in vitamin C to help with this problem we also usually supplement Vitamin C. This is a food chart that offers veggies that have vitamin C. http://www.guinealynx.info/diet_order-c.html and this chart that also gives calcium: http://www.guinealynx.info/diet_vegs.htmlI would consider starting to give 1/4 of a 100 mg chewable vitamin C tablet and crush it in with the pellets and see if you can get it her to eat it . Do not put it in the water, since it can loose potency. If this is the onset of scurvy, the vitamin C will help. I do suggest a Vet visit with a Guinea Pig Vet asap to be checked out to properly diagnose him hands on.This is a link to locate Guinea Pig Vets: This is by State: http://www.aracnet.com/cgi-usr/seagull/vetfinder.cgi
These are Rabbit Vets who will also treat Guinea Pigs: http://www.rabbit.org/vets/vets.html
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