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    Unhappy Guinea Pig won't drink water

    My guinea pig has not been drinking water ever since I changed her small cage to a huge cage, it’s been a week or so since she refused to drink water in the new cage.

    She used to drink approximate 1 bottle of water every 3 day in her old cage. Is this normal after changing the environment? I'm getting concerned about her health. she eats healthy, regular food and lots of vegetables.


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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    You need to get some water in that pig fast. You could use a syringe and force feed her water. Are you sure she hasent been drinking. I would take her to a vet ass soon as possible. You could also put a bunch of water on her veggies.

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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    Get her to a vet ASAP. When my pig stopped drinking, it was followed by stopping eating, and then it was too late. i tried to save him, I force fed him water and food, but he died from scurvy a week after taking him to the vet.

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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    Quote Originally Posted by tashagurl
    You need to get some water in that pig fast. You could use a syringe and force feed her water. Are you sure she hasent been drinking. I would take her to a vet ass soon as possible. You could also put a bunch of water on her veggies.
    I check the newspapers under the bedding and it was wet, and i also forced water fed her with a syringe like you said but I will take her to the vet tomorrow just incase.

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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    The only time my pigs stoped drinking was when one of them had pregnancy toxemia and when Salem broke his tooth. I think his gums were too sore. I gave him water from a syringe for a while and he loved the extra attention. Please take your pig to the vet before it becomes anymore serious.

    Im sorry about your pig Doc.

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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    Thanks for the condolenses(however you spell it.), Tashagurl

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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    =O Oh dear Im sorry! I hope Your Baby is alright!

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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    Its hard to lose a pig. Tess died three days after I rescued her from my *friends* house. She had lost intrest and was completly neglecting her pregnant pig. She died from pregnancy toxemia before I could take her to the vets.

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    Re: Guinea Pig won't drink water

    Mine didn't appear to drink after I put them in their big cage, so I just wet their veggies at breakfast and dinner. I was also concerned that there was a problem, but there wasn't. I would moniter him/her closely, and see what happens. If anything else changes, then off to the vet ASAP!!

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