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Sounds Help me! My guinea pig sounds different!

kankrisfaygo

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Just a few minutes ago. I was holding my guinea pig. I know it might be my fault but when I was putting him back into his cage he fell out of my hands and landed on the ground. Instantly I picked him back up to comfort him and see if he was hurt. But then I noticed after I put him back, he began to make different sounds. No longer squeaking or any normal sounds a guinea pig would make. I've had these guys for a little over three years and this is the first time this has happened. He's eating fine and drinking fine and acting fine. I am just scared something happened to him that was bad. :(

Here is a video of the sounds, please help me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoCNmoxhVAU

Thank you so much for your help.
 

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I am no vet, and not experienced in the ways of guinea pigs. But I am experienced in small animal caring (proud mom of a diva rabbit). If something doesn't seem right, out of the normal take him to a vet.
I know that's most likely not the advice you want to hear, but it's the best I can give. I hope someone can give better advice.
 

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Thank you so much!
 

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[MENTION=39564]kankrisfaygo[/MENTION], any update?
 

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@grace&piggies He's all better now. I think he was just scared maybe? Or spooked. I don't know but he is fine and making his little guinea pig sounds. :D
 

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Do keep an eye on him for any sudden changes. Pigs are very good at masking illness or injury until it's almost too late, so monitoring him for a period of time will help determine if he truly is fine.
 

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Glad to hear it, [MENTION=39564]kankrisfaygo[/MENTION]! I do agree that keeping a close eye on him is a very good idea just in case. Being a prey animal, guinea pigs are unfortunately pro at hiding ailments. Don't let this cutie get one over you.
 

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[MENTION=15002]grace&piggies[/MENTION] [MENTION=3221]GuineaPig[/MENTION]papa Since their cage is in my bedroom, do you think that is good enough monitoring since I don't regularly leave it.
 

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If you're with them regularly that's great. Just be mindful to any changes in appetite, behavior, things like that. And especially weight.
 

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[MENTION=3221]GuineaPig[/MENTION]Papa awesome, thank you!
 

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