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You could always squeeze out about a gram from the 30 G syringe, and push it into a one ml syringe and administer it that way
My pigs took drinking water by spells. Sometimes they drank, sometimes not. I just made sure their veggies were extra wet, and made sure some of the veggies had high water content -- cucumber, tomatoes, etc.
When Lacey became ill, she stopped drinking from her bottle. She would take a swipe at it but not touch it, like it hurt her mouth. I could see she was getting dehydrated and I put a shallow dish of water in her cage and I saw her drink on several occasions. What worked the best, however, was mixing watermelon juice with water in a dish. Since she loved watermelon she would drink this right down.
I think my guinea pig might be going through the exact same thing! She won’t drink water on her own and I have no idea why. She will only drink a TINY bit when eating some pellets. The vet said it was probably a UTI because she did pee blood, but she still isn’t drinking anything after being treated with antibiotics. She was also a bit lethargic at first, but she has gotten better I think.