guinea pigs


Question by  Doubter (12)

What is a help for a guinea pig with constipation?

My guinea pig has constipation.


Answer by  nekoinu (7)

Constipation can be caused by various things. You could have chosen the wrong food. In Case your guinea pig has long hair it could also be the cause. You should give your pet alot of water and water containing food like cucumber. But what you should do in every case is that you go and see a vet.


Answer by  cindy2366 (224)

To help with constipation in your guinea pig give it fresh water, hay and fresh greens daily. Try adding a small amount of olive oil to his food also.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

It is likely impaction if it is a boar, or bloat. This is serious. Take your pig to an exotics vet for an exam. You'll likely have to change the diet (they should be getting mostly hay, a small amount of timothy-based pellets and about 1 cup veg - leaf/romaine lettuce, endive, some parsley, bell peppers, the occasional blueberry/tomato/carrot/apple/orange slice).


Answer by  dooney (222)

Make sure your constipated Guinea pig has plenty of water to drink, to loosen the stool, and can run around to help with the waste ejection. Stop feeding until clear.


Answer by  Startwearinggreen (340)

I have owned a few gunea pigs and I have noticed that when they get constipated, you need to feed them more green vegetables. It has always helped me, that and I use to give them a belly rub. The rubbing helped with they discomfort assosicatied with the constipation. They were then cured.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Take your pig to a vet immediately: if there is no feces then there is likely an intestinal blockage and/or a dangerous buildup of gas - can be fatal if untreated. Make sure your pig has plenty of space for exercise and that you are feeding proper vegetables.


Answer by  starrgazerlily (119)

If your guinea pig is constipated it usually means it's dehydrated. First and foremost you need to insure that it's taking in enough water. You can do this by hand feeding it water through a syringe. Second guinea pigs can not digest hair properly the way other animals can, so you need to be giving it food high in fiber.


Answer by  Sarah5482 (120)

It's a serious condition. Contact vet and make an appointment. You can put drops of olive oil on a piece of lettuce and give it to your guinea pig.


Answer by  Rachel23 (6)

I would make sure you guinea pig had plenty of fresh water and veggies to eat. The combination of fiber and water should help your pet stay healthy and regular.

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