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    Is sneezing normal?

    One of my piggies has been sneezing a bit. Not every single day, but just occasionally. Is it normal or should I take her to the vet?

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    Re: Is sneezing normal?

    Piggies will sneeze from time to time, they snuffle about in hay etc which can get into their noses.

    Are there any other symptoms? How are her eyes? Any runny/crusty nose? Are her nostrils flaring? Any popping/hooting sounds?

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    Re: Is sneezing normal?

    Her eyes and nose are fine. I don't know what the "popping/hooting" sound would sound like, but I don't think I've heard anything out of the ordinary. She's drinking, eating, and pooping well and wheeks a lot. Overall, what I think should be a happy healthy piggie. Only the sneezing was concerning. I'm going to try and find some info on the "popping/hooting" sound though.

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    Re: Is sneezing normal?

    Ok, my pigs sneezed a lot today. I'm actually not sure who it is, but one of them (or both of them) were sneezing.

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    Re: Is sneezing normal?

    My guinea pig has been sneezing a lot lately. I got her two weeks ago, I don't see anything wrong with her weight, eyes, or nose. Ive been worried for her and dont know why shes been sneezing a lot

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    Re: Is sneezing normal?

    She may have an upper respiratory infection, or she may be sneezing from the dust in the hay.

    Are her eyes/nose runny? Is she eating/pooping normally? Does she run around normally, or is she just sitting/laying around? If she's showing any other signs of illness, she needs to see an exotic vet. They can go downhill very quickly.

    Where do you get your hay? If you're buying it in small sacks from a pet store or someplace like Target/Walmart, it's probably dry and dusty. You could try a better quality of hay, and see if that makes any difference.

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    Re: Is sneezing normal?

    She seems healthy, shes been sneezing a lot for a few days now. I also give her floor time, and she still sneezes

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