View allSome of the more common symptoms of illness in guinea pigs include:
- Loss of appetite.
- Audible breathing problems.
- Lack of urination/defecation.
- Hair loss.
- Persistent scratching.
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What are the signs of a guinea pig dying?
Guinea Pig Illness Warning Signs
- Refusal to eat or drink.
- Labored breathing, wheezing.
- Crusty eyes, sneezing.
- Rough or puffed-up coat.
- Dull and/or receding eyes.
- Lethargy, hunched posture.
- Watery diarrhea.
Can you get sick from a guinea pig?
Guinea pigs and hamsters.These pets can carry salmonella; lymphocytic choriomeningitis; Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, which causes an infection that mimics appendicitis; Campylobacter; Trichophyton mentagrophytes; Hymenolepis nana; and Trixacarus caviae, a parasitic skin infection found particularly in guinea pigs.
What is the most common cause of death in guinea pigs?
How do you know if your guinea pig has pneumonia?
Loss of appetite and weight loss. Respiratory distress (dyspnea) Crackling sound when breathing due to congestion (rales) Nasal discharge.