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    I can feel my Guinea Pigs spine?

    I can feel my Guinea Pigs spine when I pet him but I don't feel any other bones, like he isn't super boney he does eat a lot cucumbers, lettuce, tons of timothy hay, ect... Is that normal?

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    Re: I can feel my Guinea Pigs spine?

    It sounds like he is normal. If you have just gotten him he might be underweight in which case you could feed him some critical care but honestly if you don't feel any other bones I wouldn't worry about it. In fact he might be overweight if you can't feel any other bones.

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    Re: I can feel my Guinea Pigs spine?

    Guinea pigs carry their weight in different ways. The best, and most accurate, way to determine if a pig is over/underweight is to weigh them weekly. This will give you baseline for "normal" weight for your pig and to notice any major fluctuations in weight that might indicate illness. Don't rely on just what the pig looks like or feels like.

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