Thread: Guinea Pigs
07-08-2014, 06:47 PM #21
It is looking like we won't have to take her in for surgery. The lump is almost completely gone now and we are only half way through the antibiotics. This makes me very happy because the surgery would be risky since she only weighs one pound.
07-09-2014, 12:37 PM #22
Good! What do they think it is, or what is it caused by?55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
07-10-2014, 03:57 PM #23
My vet isn't the best with exotic pets so they aren't exactly sure what caused it. Reading around about guinea pigs it seems pretty common though and that antibiotics are a good treatment. Still have a few days worth left.
07-10-2014, 09:13 PM #24
lol, guinea pigs! I used to have one when I was around 5, too. Cookie was her name and we had her since she was a babe. A friend of mine had GPs that had babies and we inherited her. She was very cute, but very noisy. I'll never forget the noise. lol
I, like Rue's children, got over the GP back then. Cookie turned into my mom's pet, which I don't believe she wanted, either. My dad was our vet and he pretty much just winged it with her. You shouldn't have any problems. They're very easy to take care of and pretty easy to handle.
Congrats on the little guys, though. They're very cute. Not sure I'd own any again (unless my son or daughter really wanted one and convinced me it was a good idea, again), but I still check them out, along with the rabbits and other cuddly things at the pet stores. ;P