guinea pigs


Question by  sharyl55 (19)

Why is my guinea pig such a spaz?

My other guinea pigs have been rather calm.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Guinea pigs have varied personalities, just like people. Maybe this one just needs some time to get used to you, or he might be a 'spaz'. If there are actual spasms/seizures or particular sensitivity to being stroked, it's a different matter. Mites or neurological problems can cause these symptoms. If present, find a qualified EXOTICS vet for a checkup.


Answer by  Mumma (483)

Guinea pigs have all kinds of personalities. Some of them are shy or antsy around people, others are more comfortable. However, if the spazzes seem like seizures, or if s/he seems sensitive to being touched, then it might be mites and you should take your pig to a qualified exotics vet for an exam.

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