Guinea pigs are sensitive to drastic temperature changes and are most comfortable when the temperature is between 18-22℃ (60- 70 ℉). Anything warmer than 30℃ will put your guinea pigs health at great risk so it’s important to understand the signs and causes of heat stroke to help prevent it.
An Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) is a fast moving bacterial infection of the respiratory system which begins in the sinus, and quickly migrates to the lungs. If left untreated, URIs are almost always fatal.
There are many causes of diarrhea in guinea pigs and identifying why your guinea pig is unwell is crucial in their recovery. Diarrhea may be caused by diseases or infections in the gastrointestinal tract, by lack of a healthy diet or by a secondary illness that is yet to be discovered. Do not ignore signs …
You might notice that one, or both of your guinea pigs eyes droop or have a bulge underneath their eye which is pink in colour. This is a harmless condition known as ‘Pea’ or ‘Fatty’ eye and is quite common in guinea pigs.