Just yesterday my guinea pig was fine. Some conditions like torsion or blockage MUST be treated before feeding. That being said, a skinny pig is at a disadvantage if the DO become ill or need to go under anesthesia down the line, so putting on a few ounces can offer insurance. When they are born, guinea pigs only weigh around 100g. Advertisement. A normal guinea pig poop should be uniform in consistency and oval-shaped. Hey everyone, I just got guinea pig from a friend and he is FAR too skinny. Stomach and digestion problems: A healthy guinea pig eats and poops normally.If they won’t touch their food, or is pooping less than usual or not at all, you need to find out why. Possible causes include an incorrect diet, dental problems, a change of diet that was too abrupt, or a … I can feel his ribs, spine, and hip bones. Cysts and abscesses most often occur on the jaw line, rump and backs of guinea pigs, but can occur anywhere on the guinea pig’s body and be the result of a hay poke, fight or a bacterial infection. Cleaning (grooming) itself This is a behavior one could not miss. My guinea pig got very skinny and about five months later the pig died.Yes I Had 2 female guinea … A traditional food, Guinea pig (called cuy in Peru) has been served whole on special occasions since Inca times. In Peru, it’s estimated that some 65 million guinea pigs are consumed each year. If the only thing you have noticed in your guinea pig is weight loss, this can be caused by many things. A hairless guinea pig, or “skinny pig,” got its head stuck in a toilet paper tube its owner put food in on October 14. They are completely hairless, except for a small amount of fuzz on their nose and paws. Any guinea pig with signs of a urinary tract problem should be seen by a veterinarian right away. I even tried feeding her green pepper her favorite but she isn't eating. Or is it? I hear it all the time, “My Skinny pig is scared of me”, “My Skinny pig doesn’t like me” or “Why doesn’t my Skinny pig like being picked up?” Guinea pigs are prey animals, meaning they are the ones that get eaten in the wild. Check for anal blockage. Skinny Pig Breeding. When I became a new owner, I was completely shocked at the fact that they ate the same stuff used for bedding in a guinea pig cage.But it’s true. When he does have a bowel movement, it’s diarrhea. If you find your guinea pig is shaking after a bath, then it is definitely a shiver out of the cold. Black skinny pig babies and Dalmatian skinny pig babies are particularly common examples you can find when looking for skinny pig breeders. Part of the reason they’re fun to care for is that — unlike some other animals, who should only be fed commercially produced foods — you can supplement your guinea pig’s diet with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.In fact, it is wise to do so, as it’ll help ensure they receive all of the vitamins and minerals they … No skimping on plentiful grass hay, fresh water, and vitamin C. The guinea pig diet is mainly hay; we’re talking about 80% hay. Guinea pigs are hardy, healthy little animals. Guinea Pig Diet of Timothy Hay. At least, if you are using timothy hay for their bedding.There are plenty of other bedding options, and you guinea pig should not be eating most of them. I don't think she's breathing hard. He was fine just a little while ago. A review of these common guinea pig care no-nos helps you avoid them so your guinea pig buddies live the good life. It is in their nature to run, hide and be afraid of getting picked up. Mar 31, 2014 - Explore Amber Renée Nash's board "Skinny Pigs " on Pinterest. Rabbits do the same thing! Visit your veterinarian as soon as possible. See more ideas about skinny pig, hairless guinea pig, guinea pigs. They reach their full weight within about eight months. She was eating like crazy and she always loved to eat. Provide your guinea pig with about 1/4 – 1/8 cup of plain, dye free guinea pig pellets for eating. But now she suddenly stopped? Healthy guinea pig poop color tends to usually be medium to dark brown (somewhere between brown and black). It is recommended to buy pellets formulated with vitamin C. Store pellets in a dry, cool, dark place to preserve the potency of the vitamin C. Kayleigh Scott recorded … But here is a rough guide: Average Weight for a Female Guinea Pig: 700 to 900 grams Average Weight for a Male Guinea Pig: 900 to 1200 grams. However, they also have very sensitive gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. 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