What worries me is his breathing. We got him when he was 4 months old and his breathing shook his entire body. We took him to a vet who claimed to have experience in guinea pigs and she said he was perfectly healthy. Fast forward a few months and Duck had grown and put on some weight and his heavy breathing stopped. It would reappear briefly sometimes but we never worried because that first vet said it was normal. Now that it is back and coupled with hooting do you think he could be sick? He still behaves normally otherwise.
- And got the T-shirt
I'd just watch him for a while. As long as he behaves normally, I wouldn't worry much.
Full disclosure. I have a pig that hoots, a LOT, and not just when she's eating. But she's had x-rays, her heart isn't enlarged, and there's nothing abnormal visible on the x-ray. She's had a trial of heart meds, and a nebulized brochodilator, and nothing helps. She's just as active as she's always been, so I'm not treating it at the moment. I have no idea what's causing it, and neither does the vet.