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Q: NOT DRINKING

March 25, 2009 | By Cookieslilmommy | 6 answers | Expired: 1966 days ago

Cookieslilmommy

My guinea pig,her name is cookie,She will NOT drink from a bowl,or even the things you buy at stores that they tap and water comes out....The only way she will drink is if i put water in a medican dropper and hold her and then pour out some water..But im in school all day,And when i come home she is so dehitrated!!!!I dont know what to do !!Do you know why she is doing this??

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Mylima
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Mar 26, 2009

I think she needs to visit a vet to make sure she is ok ... meanwhile ... can someone stay with her or him during the day while you are out?

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Kavykeeper
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Mar 27, 2009

Guinea pigs also get water from vegetables. Do not give head lettuce as it's nearly all water and can cause diarrhea. What type of bottle are you using? Make sure it's a guinea pig bottle and hang it so the tip is a few inches from the bottom of the cage so she can easily reach it and so it's not too low to the ground. Keep it in the cage even if she doesn't drink. Don't offer water in a bowl. Soak romaine lettuce, parsley or any other leafy green vegetable in water and feed it to her so she gets liquids that way. You have to be very careful force feeding liquids. She can get it in her lungs which can be deadly. What type of cage do you have her in? The cage setup might be the problem. Keep us updated on her condition.

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nick
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Mar 25, 2009

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