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I have a female guinea pig who is very very swollen round her

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I have a female guinea pig who is very very swollen round her genitalia she wont sit unless she is on top of her little house with her bum hanging over the edge not touching anything any idea what this is and how do I help her ? Ive been away apparently its been like this for at least 2 weeks. she is in a cage with 2 other girls and they are both fine
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Anna replied 4 years ago.

I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question. I'm sorry to hear Dakota is having a problem. Because there are a few different possibilities for what this might be, some additional information will be useful.

Check to determine if what you see is swelling or if something is actually protruding from her genitals or anus.

Is the area redder than usual?

Is she passing normal droppings? If you're not sure, place her in a box with white paper towels on the bottom. Within an hour, there should be droppings.

Does she have a good appetite?

Is she spayed? If not has she ever had babies?

Thank you.