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August 10, 2008 | By Minnel | 6 answers | Expired: 2197 days ago

Minnel

help my guinea pig is sleepin alot and biteing her fur out what does it mean and how do i fix it =(

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Michele Z.
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Aug 10, 2008

It sounds like your guinea pig is either under a lot of stress or is experiencing a medical problem (or both). Is your guinea pig's cage large enough and kept clean? Does your guinea pig have fresh water daily and good food to eat? Is the cage kept in a place where your guinea pig can feel safe and secure? Does your guinea pig have toys to play with and things (e.g., flavored wood) to chew on? I'd try correcting for any/all of these deficiencies ASAP to see if there is any improvement. If not, a veterinary exam seems the next step.

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Joanna
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Aug 11, 2008

Sounds to me like she's pregnant. If you have another piggy, or if you got your piggy recently, she may have gotten pregnant. Take her to a vet as soon as possible to rule this out; it may also be a sign of sickness.

Good luck!

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 10, 2008

This sounds like something that you should consult a veterinarian about. Changes in sleeping patterns and chewing are indications that something could be wrong.

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