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I have a guinea pig who is not mself today. He is usually

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I have a guinea pig who is not himself today. He is usually perky, makes "week" noises when people come into his room at feeding time, and runs around a bit. Now he is listless, hiding under his hut, not coming out for his hay. He is making occasional
noises which sound like a soft owl hoot. He has a cage mate who is clearly concerned for him. Our usual vet is closed until Monday. Any suggestions on what to do ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He is now eating his pellets and hay when they are put close to him, but not coming out of his hut.
Expert:  Joan replied 2 years ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in Small animals and exotics.

How old is you Guinea Pig?




Any breathing problems?

Any problems eating?

Is he urinating and passing stool?

Walking ok?


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
We did manage to find a vet who was open today. Issue related to bladder / urinary tract and we are treating for infection and dehydration. Thanks for replying
Expert:  Joan replied 2 years ago.


That was my suspicion. Glad you go some help. TY come again if you need help.