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My guinea pig started,well it's hard to explain, sort of like retching, but not quite. She looks like she's trying to bring something up and is moving her mouth open wide in attempt to get something out of her mouth.

I've looked inside her mouth but I can't see anything, she does it about every 5 minutes or so.. I'm really worried about her.

How do you suggest I help her?

I can't take her to the vet right now because it's almost midnight..

She's really alert still and wants to have a run around on the floor, I don't want to go to bed and leave her like it incase the worst happens.. :(

Hopefully you are available now to answer this question.

Thank you so much.


sorry that this has taken so long to answer, i have been at work

hopefully this is finding you with your guinea pig fine and well,

all i can suggest is the contact an emergency vet, most places in the uk have them, if your pet is still alive then i would recommnd if you havn't already booking an appointment today with your current one.

sorry i hadn't got back to you sooner

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Sam Amison


I can answer most questions on breeding rearing and housing, though I would like to stress now that unless someone is wishing to keep all the offspring produced I do not support breeding. I have reasonable experience with illnesses and can offer a few remedies. I have a high level of knowledge on handling, social habits, herding and dietry requirements, as well as being able to deliver a crash course in their natural habitat if people wish to know.


I have owned guinea pigs for several years and was formerly a fosterer for a rescue home and as such have experience with common illnesses, pairing, constructing and managing housing and of course handling (also having just moved I am going to resume a rescue role shortly) and have in the past bred them.

I am a member of the Cavy Club website.

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I do not possess any credentials in this area other than charitable work, but I have worked with what must be hundreds of guinea pigs in the past and as such have learned a lot about the little blighters!

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