I noticed a milky yellowish liquid in our guinea pig's cage. What is that and is it normal ? He is eating, pooping, urinating and drinking normally.
My name is XX. XX and I would be happy to help you with your question about Gerlad and the milky yellowish liquid.
Guinea pig urine is often very milky - even chalky. I would be very suspicious that is what you are seeing, and - yes - it's normal. I wouldn't be so cavalier about saying that if he weren't otherwise eating and acting normally. That's what is most likely.
Additionally, guinea pig tears are not clear and can be absolutely milky white. This is also normal.
It's also normal for the appearance of the urine to vary. It may be more clear at times and more milky at others.
You are correct, however, to worry about Gerlad. All too often owners will fail to notice subtle changes with these smaller pets and by the time they notice they are sick and bring them into the vet, it's too late for us to help. By noticing this early, you'll be able to keep a close eye on his eating, drinking, and elimination habits. Also make sure he doesn't look like his mouth is getting all slobbery, and check often to be sure he isn't getting skinny. Then you'll be able to take early action if something is getting worse.
In the meantime, as long as everything else seems okay, there's no need to worry about the milky fluid.
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Thank you so much. I'm very in-tune with Gerald. He is the love of my 9 year old daughter's life. She lost her hamster two years ago and was devastated. We did all we could to save him, which included a $400.00 vet bill. He ended up passing from pseudomonas. We hope to have Gerald around for MANY years!
I got into guinea pigs when I was a vet student. Owning a dog didn't work out well for my student lifestyle, and I LOVED my guinea pigs. I even neutered the male and had him as a pet for ten years. They are delightful!
Good luck with Gerlad; I'm glad to know he is loved.