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Conditions Help! My guinea pig twitches her head!

sieunjlee

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Hi everyone,

I have a guinea pig who was recently treated for URI.
It's been about 3 days since she came back from the vet.
And I'm worried because suddenly she started to twitch her head.
Throughout the morning and afternoon I didn't see this behavior until now at 11 PM.
I'm not sure if it's popcorn or some kind of a problem.
Correct me if I am wrong but when I watched the youtube videos about guinea pigs pocorning, it seems like the guinea pigs simultaneously jump and squirm their body.
But for my guinea pig she does a head twitch and then because of that she jumps.
I have never seen my guinea pig "popcorn" so I'm not sure if this is a serious problem or just a weird version of popcorn.

Thank you!
 
A popcorn can take different forms at different times. Sometimes its a sudden quick jaunt across the cage, sometimes its a hop in place, sometimes it does start with the jerk of the head followed by a jump or a run. If you are seeing the head twitch followed by a run, that sounds like a popcorn to me.
 
Sometimes URIs can "move" into the inner ear and cause an infection there. You may want to call the vet and have her checked out again.
 
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