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Fighting My male guinea pig clawed the others eye out.

guineapigfairy

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I’m not sure what to do. It just happens, i’m typing this in the middle of crying cause i don’t know what to do. The one with the damaged eye seems fine, he’s not screaming or anything. I’m not sure if a vet can fix this and to be honest i’m a college student and i don’t think i can afford eye surgery for it. i feel terrible. i’m thinking of taking them to the shelter tomorrow and giving them up. i don’t know what other option i have. Please don’t blame me for this i’m already blaming myself enough thank you
 
It can be scary but best thing is to remain calm and seperate them if they are fighting. Eye issues in pigs are serious. Even if he is acting fine it probably hurts just like if you hurt your eye. I’d make a vet appt or even find an ER. Look into Carecredit or borrow $ from your parents. Carecredit usually gives you instant approval and can be used same day at the vet.
 
I’m not sure what to do. It just happens, i’m typing this in the middle of crying cause i don’t know what to do. The one with the damaged eye seems fine, he’s not screaming or anything. I’m not sure if a vet can fix this and to be honest i’m a college student and i don’t think i can afford eye surgery for it. i feel terrible. i’m thinking of taking them to the shelter tomorrow and giving them up. i don’t know what other option i have. Please don’t blame me for this i’m already blaming myself enough thank you
Hi. I can tell that you are going through a really difficult time. I would suggest getting a divider for the cage to prevent any more fighting. Please take your guinea pig to the vet. If the damaged eye doesn't get treatment, it could get infected.
 
Is the eye just scratched, or is it completely out of the socket?

If it's just scratched, the treatment shouldn't be too expensive. If it's out of the socket, it needs to be removed now, both because it's terribly painful and because of the danger of infection.

Do separate them, as the one with the damaged eye is at a serious disadvantage when defending himself from the other one.
 
I'm sorry to hear about what happened with your guinea pigs. It must be a very stressful and upsetting situation for you.

It's important to first separate the guinea pigs to prevent any further harm from occurring. You should keep the injured guinea pig in a clean and quiet area to allow them to rest and recover.

Regarding veterinary care, I would strongly recommend taking the injured guinea pig to a veterinarian as soon as possible. The vet may be able to prescribe antibiotics and pain medication to prevent infection and manage pain. The vet can also determine if the eye can be saved or if it needs to be removed. Depending on the extent of the injury, surgery may not be necessary. It's worth consulting with the vet to discuss the best course of action for your situation.

In terms of the cost of veterinary care, you can consider reaching out to local animal rescue organizations or charities that may be able to assist with the costs. Some veterinarians may also offer payment plans or financial assistance programs. It's worth asking about these options when you call to make the appointment.

As for surrendering the guinea pigs to a shelter, that is ultimately your decision to make. However, please keep in mind that guinea pigs may have a harder time finding new homes compared to other pets. It's important to consider their well-being and quality of life in any decision you make.

Lastly, I want to remind you that accidents can happen, and it's not your fault. You clearly care about your pets and their well-being, and that's commendable. Please don't be too hard on yourself.
 
I’m not sure what to do. It just happens, i’m typing this in the middle of crying cause i don’t know what to do. The one with the damaged eye seems fine, he’s not screaming or anything. I’m not sure if a vet can fix this and to be honest i’m a college student and i don’t think i can afford eye surgery for it. i feel terrible. i’m thinking of taking them to the shelter tomorrow and giving them up. i don’t know what other option i have. Please don’t blame me for this i’m already blaming myself enough thank you
I had this same thing happen. With my two girls. It was horrible, but my vet gave us meds and eye drops, and her eye healed over. Kiki was injured because Pepe got to her by chewing through zip ties.
As bad as I felt, I must remind you, you are doing your best and its absol not your fault. Im praying for you boi, and will help as much as i can
My girl Kiki had a long happy life with a head tilt and one eye, and I hope you are able to keep him as well.
🙏❤️


Heres Kiki and her buddy Homer
 

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I am so sorry this happened.
I won’t give advice, as you have been given enough. I will give you hugs and love and reassurance that the unexpected can happen to the most loving and devoted of pet parents. It doesn’t make you a bad pig parent.

Do what you need to do to help your injured pig. You might be surprised to find it less expensive than you are expecting. Then get a divider and keep loving your pigs.

Before you surrender them, ask yourself… how many people out there would cry over a guinea pig injury like this.
You love your piggies
 
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