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Is it normal for a guinea pig to wheeze?
If your guinea pig has a respiratory infection, he may have trouble breathing. Sounds of troubled breathing include wheezing and clicking noises. Normal breathing in a guinea pig should be easy and quiet. If your guinea pig has allergies, he may breathe more loudly, but probably won’t have trouble breathing.
Why is my guinea pig making whistling noises?
Whistling: Guinea pigs will often let out a high pitched squeal or whistle, and this noise means your furry friend is excited, perhaps about feeding time or playtime. A deep, relaxed one means your guinea pig is content, while a higher pitched one is more likely a sound of annoyance.
How do I know if my guinea pig is having trouble breathing?
Increased respiratory rate or effort (notable, bellowing movements can be seen) Respiratory noise, crackling, wheezing or hooting. Lethargy, reduced movement. Cyanotic (blue) mucous membranes (gums).
Do guinea pigs sneeze a lot?
Guinea pigs can sometimes expel air from their nose and sneeze as we do. This will sound very high-pitched, but is unmistakably a sneeze. If your guinea pig is sneezing a lot, then it may be cause for concern, as it could be indicative of an infection or an allergy.
What do you do when your guinea pig sounds congested?
If your guinea pig shows any signs of a cold, such as a runny nose or sneezing, keep him warm and provide plenty of water. If the symptoms don’t clear within a couple of days, get him along to your local vet to rule out a more serious condition, such as pneumonia.
How do I know if my guinea pig has pneumonia?
Signs of pneumonia include oozing or discharge from the nose, sneezing, and difficulty breathing. In addition, guinea pigs with pneumonia may have conjunctivitis (pink eye), fever, weight loss, depression, or loss of appetite.
Why is my guinea pig making a wheezing sound?
Fast or labored breathing can be a signal your guinea pig has an upper respiratory infection, a common ailment among guinea pigs. A clicking or crackling sound from the lungs often accompanies dyspnea, as well as sneezing, wheezing and discharge from the nose and/or eyes.
What to do if Guniea pig sneezes?
Treating guinea pig respiratory infections. If your guinea pig is sneezing and has one or more of the signs above, then get them to the veterinarian as soon as possible. With antibiotics your guinea pig has a fighting chance of making it through this infection. Without them, pneumonia can quickly develop and it can be fatal.
Why is my guinea pig breathing heavy?
Heavy breathing is not normal in guinea pigs. Guinea pigs are prone to pneumonia–this is a likely cause of your guinea pig’s problems. Pain, discomfort, anxiety, respiratory disease, or cardiac diseases may also cause heavy breathing. Have your guinea pig examined by a veterinarian if the heavy breathing has continued.
What are signs that your guinea pig is dying?
Infestation of mice in and around the breeding area of guinea pigs can be one of the major causes of Guinea pig deaths. Some of the symptoms can be lack of movement, seizures, onset of lethargy, convulsions, lack of appetite, stroke, etc.