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guineapigcraz27
01-04-15, 11:26 am
I recently spotted two red spots in the cage after spot cleaning. I believe they are blood but could also be from the red pepper they had last night.
71605Theother is under their loft area and I can't seem to get a good picture of it. Just thought I should add that I have not heard any squealing while pooping or peeing.

ETA: Just found another spot definitely blood as they had no bell pepper this morning, now I just have to find out who did it. Any tips on how to find out?

Hazel Hammy
01-04-15, 11:54 am
Same. But I found TONS of it... Whoop Whoop for piggy problems! :D

guineapigcraz27
01-04-15, 12:39 pm
Same. But I found TONS of it... Whoop Whoop for piggy problems! :D
Does your guinea pig have a bladder stone?
ETA: Never mind just read the thread you started.

guineapigcraz27
01-04-15, 04:24 pm
I ruled one of my pigs Iris out, she went pee two times and poop several time and there was no blood or squeals as for Maple my other pigs I think is peeing blood because upon putting her in the playpen I noticed a few new blood spots that I can't be certain were new or not but I think they are new.

Jencat
01-04-15, 11:32 pm
I was able to spot which one of my boys was peeing blood by separating them and putting toilet paper in a laundry basket with them until both of them pee'd. The blood shows up really well on TP.

foggycreekcavy
01-05-15, 02:40 pm
Usually red bell pepper doesn't color the urine.

Sounds like Maple needs a vet visit. You'll want to make sure it's her, though. Try Jencat's method. I once took one of my cats to the vet because I found blood, only to find out that it was the other cat.

If you can afford it, get X-rays to rule out a stone.

guineapigcraz27
01-06-15, 10:37 am
I separated them again, but Maple won't go pee. Is it possible that it hurts her to go pee so she won't do it as often? Iris went pee more and no blood. I going to put them in my old midwest cage and separate them with a play pen and see if anyone goes pee.

bpatters
01-06-15, 10:41 am
It can take them a while to pee, particularly if you want them to. Just put her somewhere that you can tell if she does, and be patient.

guineapigcraz27
01-06-15, 12:37 pm
I took Maple out and she went pee put the pee isn't bloody! And nor is Irises. Is it possible the blood I saw was from a cut one of them got or maybe it was not blood at all? I really confused at the moment.

guineapigcraz27
01-06-15, 02:33 pm
I was just reading something about a guinea pig with a UTI that has somethings that I noticed Maple had but didn't take notice as these symptoms were not listed on guinea lynx. This persons guinea pig had a dirty bottom and stinking pee. I noticed the dirty bum the first night but just gave her a little butt bath not thinking much of it. But after reading that article I sniffed Maples pee, it had a very strong odor (of course all pee stinks but this so very noticeable).
Here is what I read http://www.happycavy.com/guinea-pig-uti/

guineapigcraz27
01-06-15, 02:46 pm
I recently compared Maples and Irises pee. When Maple first went pee it wasn't like the red blood in the cage but after reading more the pee does not have to be that red but can also be light pinkish. Now looking closely at Maples pee it seems to be this pinkish brownish color while Irises pee is clear and there is not pink, red or brown colors in it. I also looked her over more closely and realized that something (my guess urine) had dried around her bottom which if Im correct is a sign of a UTI along with peeing blood.

foggycreekcavy
01-07-15, 11:06 am
So Maple is the one with the stuff on her genitals?

I'd call your vet and make an appointment right away. Keep the girls separated and keep monitoring the urine in the meantime. If you still aren't sure by the time of the vet appointment take both, but it does sound like Maple to me.

guineapigcraz27
01-07-15, 06:49 pm
So Maple is the one with the stuff on her genitals?

I'd call your vet and make an appointment right away. Keep the girls separated and keep monitoring the urine in the meantime. If you still aren't sure by the time of the vet appointment take both, but it does sound like Maple to me.
Are UTIs contagious? And yes it is Maple who has a dirty bottom.

bpatters
01-07-15, 07:18 pm
They're not very contagious. I wouldn't worry about the others getting it.

guineapigcraz27
01-07-15, 07:22 pm
By the way I'm certain it is Maple.

sallyvh
01-07-15, 07:54 pm
You should definitely get her an appointment asap.

When one of my females had a bladder stone the only symptom she had was a wet bottom. There was no blood, no pain squeaks and no straining. For a few days I noticed she was wet with urine and I took her in where an Xray revealed a stone. I would have never expected a stone though, I took her in as her hair was thinning on her sides.

I hope everything goes well with Maple though, keep us updated!