My guinea pig sleeps a lot

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milka

Post   » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:51 am


My guinea pig is younger than 1 year old. His weight is 760g and he is growing up fast.
He was hyperactive till a few days ago but now he sleeps a lot. He eats,drinks well but he eats too much.His tummy is big but not hard.Should I worry about him? Because he wasn’t like this.My 1 year old guinea pig is more active than the other

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:24 am


Right now I would weigh him daily. Watch how he is when he is awake. Read over www.guinealynx.info/emergency.html

If anything on the emergency page sounds familiar, I would see a vet asap. Since we aren't there, we don't really know what he's like.

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Post   » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:31 pm


Why do you think he eats too much?

Guinea pigs are wired to eat a lot, and frequently. They're not like people/dogs/cats/etc, that can get along on one or two meals a day. Their stomachs continually secrete stomach acid, not when they're hungry, like we do, and that acid can eat holes in the stomach wall if they don't constant access to food.

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