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guineapiglover4ever
09-12-2004, 04:01 PM
help my guinea pig is crying constentley i think she might be sick can you help me please?:confused:

KBlaix
09-12-2004, 06:19 PM
I wish I knew how to help you, but I don't. I'm sorry.
Good luck with her.
Welcome to pet talk, I hope you stick around and enjoy it here.

Aspen and Misty
09-12-2004, 06:28 PM
Yes I do, take her to the vet! If she is crying and you think she is in pain then you need to take her to the vet!

Ashley

wolfie
09-12-2004, 06:48 PM
Is she crying or "wheek"-ing? Guinea pigs make a loud "wheek" noise when they're happy. If she is crying though, get her to the vet. I hope she's okay!

Karen
09-12-2004, 07:04 PM
How long has she been doing this?

Is she eating and pooping normally?

guineapiglover4ever
09-12-2004, 07:08 PM
just today this morning she started but the noise isnt low it is a high bitged noise

guineapiglover4ever
09-12-2004, 07:13 PM
she has ate her apple and food but hasnt touched her oarnges and she loves oranges
i put her with my brothers guinea pig amber and was fighting and trying to mate but thier both girls so thoing will happen but she doesnt ever do that ansd she was poopping diareah

CathyBogart
09-12-2004, 07:16 PM
Sounds like a trip to the vet is in order.

guineapiglover4ever
09-12-2004, 07:21 PM
maybe but i dont have that kind of money and i am only 12 and my parents dont want to wast the money they would probbley buy a new one and i love kalena very much:confused:

wolfie
09-12-2004, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by guineapiglover4ever
maybe but i dont have that kind of money and i am only 12 and my parents dont want to wast the money they would probbley buy a new one and i love kalena very much:confused:

Oh, that's awful that your parents wouldn't take your piggie to the vet. :( Maybe you could call a vet yourself? Look in the phone book for one that treats guinea pigs (they might say 'exotics') Tell them that you're 12 and don't have any money, but you want to know what you can do for your guinea pig.

guineapiglover4ever
09-12-2004, 07:51 PM
okay but my mom loves her too but we r on a tight buget i worked hard to get her and the cvage and food and things that kalena needs we cant afford $90 a visit pluse operations if kalena needs it we might as well just buy a new one for $25 :confused:

wolfie
09-12-2004, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by guineapiglover4ever
we cant afford $90 a visit pluse operations if kalena needs it we might as well just buy a new one for $25 :confused:

Oh, don't say that. :( Couldn't you call a vet? A phone call would be free... She might be able to help your piggie girl.

Jods
09-12-2004, 09:39 PM
I dont think it would be 90$ for small animals isn't it cheaper... It is here... Call your vet and see what they say... ask how much and see if they have any advice... that wont cost money also maybe check on the internet if you see anything related maybe something you could do if You really cant help... Maybe other family members to borrow money or something DOn;t give up on her

wolfie
09-12-2004, 09:46 PM
Here's a quote on diarrhea in guinea pigs from the guinealynx (http://guinealynx.info/) :

"Diarrhea especially if accompanied by the pig looking ill and sitting with its coat puffed up: get to a vet.
A black, foul-smelling watery mess indicates a very serious intestinal problem (bacterial infection, eating spoiled/moldy hay or vegetables).
For diarrhea resulting from antibiotic use (killing off intestinal bacteria), consult your vet, who may switch to a different one and prescribe an intestinal bacterial supplement (a probiotic).
Milder forms of diarrhea (too many fresh fruits or vegetables or a change in feed) are also serious, require immediate treatment (generally replacing fresh vegetables with lots of timothy hay), and with no rapid improvement require a trip to the vet.
Severe diarrhea can also be caused by E. coli and giardia. Your vet will do a fecal culture to identify the problem and prescribe appropriate medications."

Do any of those apply to your piggie girl? I really hope she's okay.

guineapiglover4ever
09-13-2004, 10:13 AM
i think that she is better she will let me hold her i took her out side yesterday and she started to eat the grass and she hasnt cryed this morning:)

Jods
09-13-2004, 12:11 PM
well thats good... did you phone the vet anyways just to be safe.. keep an eye on her... Remember vet calls are free...

guineapiglover4ever
09-13-2004, 12:13 PM
i didnt call the vet i gave her celery this morning and she is happy when i brought her out side yesterday after that she was fine