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    Hey everyone! A while back I mentioned my dilemma with my boys and finding them a home. You can read the story here. Luckily my friend offered to foster my piggies for a year (since I will be able to take them back afterwards). My friend also lives in town so I can regularly visit and care for my pigs! However, I have one concern. She has two rabbits. They are sweeties but I know they are a risk to guinea pigs. THEY WILL NOT BE HOUSED TOGETHER. Let me make that clear; but they will be staying in the same home. My guinea pigs have an elevated CC cage and will NOT come in physical contact with the rabbits. What I am most concerned with is the bacteria rabbits can carry; specifically pasterella. I know it is not airborne but it still concerns me. I have lost a piggie to a URI and it was absolutely devastating. I love my boys but I'm not selfish enough to risk their lives just so I can keep them. Please let me know if this is too risky? Or if it would be ok so long as they are separated?

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    Re: Advice. Guineas and Rabbits

    I'm pretty sure it's bordetella you're worried about, not pasturella.

    lots of people keep rabbits & pigs. I have 4 rabbits & 5 pigs. If the rabbits are healthy & clean, i see no issue with it.

    If you can afford it & want to, you can test the rabbits to see what they carry

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    Re: Advice. Guineas and Rabbits

    I kept both for years with no problem. It is a slight risk, but as long as they're not in direct contact the pigs should be fine.

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    @Einstein Thanks! I thought it was pasterella I was worried about, thanks for clearing that up! And that's great, I'm relieved from the responses. I was worried I'd have to give up my boys; now I don't have to to. Thanks again.

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    Re: Advice. Guineas and Rabbits

    We have both and keep the separate. The risk is very low when housed properly.
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    Re: Advice. Guineas and Rabbits

    Ditto ThePigAlchemist.

    I had rabbits and pigs in the same room for years. Pigs were in cages on stands, rabbits had free range on the floor below.

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