Public Group active 5 days, 19 hours ago. However, i'm not convinced thats the problem as its sudden weight loss, she's been eating up until yesterday. Re: Guinea Pig Losing Weight but Still Eating i appreciate that you all care for his passing as we grieve over his loss. Since last saturday she has lost 74g and is losing about 10-15g a day. I have a guinea pig who we have had since spring of last year (we think his b-day is around v-day, so about a year and 4 months old) we recently went on vacation to las vegas and he stayed at a friends house for a week and a half.. he wasn't acting any different at first, but then we noticed that he was losing weight, not drinking as much water, and not eating as much food. Is Your Guinea Pig Losing Weight? Guinea Pig Eating But Losing Weight? Guinea pigs should always be eating and defecating. [4] X Research source If your guinea pig is not eating much because he feels sick, he may not be getting enough vitamin C, which could make him feel even worse. Also, it is a known behavior for a new guinea pig not to eat in front of you because of being nervous and shy. It sure is an oxymoron because it is an obese condition that later leads to weight loss. When somebody sticks to these methods, they do work, however it is a difficult task and requires enormous will power. Not Eating, Weight Loss And The Importance Of Syringe Feeding Fibre Complete Syringe Feeding Guide Please also be aware that there are other health issues like a fungal candida mouth infection which can cause very similar symptoms because the mouth is painful and swallowing is difficult. A lack of vitamin C is one possible cause of respiratory problems in guinea pigs. How to Identify Ketosis? With a reduced appetite, your guinea pig will lose weight. Hi Everyone, our guinea pig (female 2 years old, and lives with her 2 sisters) is eating, urinating and pooping as normal (after having a few days of wet poos), however she is losing weight. My final post in this thread will be recent picture of when he was healthy, to remember him fondly by, and as I haven't posted any pictures of him yet I wanted to share him with you all. One of my females Maisy is losing weight rapidly. Health & Illness After Antibiotics - Appetite/weight Loss? In addition, a pet that is losing weight (or if young, failing to gain) is also at great risk. Take your guinea pig to the veterinarian for a blood test to find out if your guinea pig is suffering from ketosis. She is currently at the vets who are looking for teeth problems. Guinea Pig Care. She is eating, and pooing, but still losing weight. Joined Jan 6, 2014 Messages 81 Reaction score 25 Points 195 Location Liverpool. In the case of a pregnant guinea pig, the doctor can identify the condition just by observing uterus. You’ve strategies like dieting, exercising, and many others. The Spruce 2019 Ileus . Thread ... Have been weighing her daily (twice today, 1005 this morning and 992 this evening). Weight loss or gain can be an indication of a health problem, and it can be one of only a few symptoms. Vet looked … Melissa Ling ©.   If you see your guinea pig hasn't touched its food and you are seeing fewer and smaller stools being passed, your guinea pig may have ileus. She isn't dribbling etc. It might be because they are already suffering from an illness and anorexia is one of the symptoms. Guinea Pig Weight Loss. If no feces or urine are being passed and your guinea pig is not eating, you must seek veterinary care immediately! Thread starter Fizzbomb290; Start date Sep 21, 2015; Status Not open for further replies. On the other hand, older guinea pigs tend to lose appetite due to their age. 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