Guinea pig chirps like a bird :D

Dark Storm

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Treacle my piggie does what is apparently rare in guinea pigs... she sings:eek:!!
She's done it nearly every night this week... well she's done it most of her life, but not this intensly:cool:
In the past it's usually been when somethings wrong with another piggie, at the moment I'm not sure whether she's doing it through enjoyment, or because her pal Fudge (the blond one) is a bit poorly at the moment, she's turning 5 this year, and has developed bald patches on her sides, and has lumps underneath... she has now developed heavy breathing, but other wise bright and eating/drinking fine.. it'll be off to the vets I think, beginning to think, that the poor piggie might becoming to the end of the road:(
Treacle has little Liquourice to keep her company, when the time comes, they've all been together for a year and a half (Treacle is 3 this year)..
 
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Hehe Rascal squeals like a piglet - he cant whinny yet!!!!!!!

I never knew they sung will have to look into it - mine was v noisy but wouldnt describe it as singing :p
 

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Aaaw. I hope it isn't the end of the road. I don't know too much about them. I had one (years ago) he lived until he was 7 and then several more who averaged a life of three years. I gave up then, they weren't living long enough and I though I must be doing something wrong.
 

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Aaaw. I hope it isn't the end of the road. I don't know too much about them. I had one (years ago) he lived until he was 7 and then several more who averaged a life of three years. I gave up then, they weren't living long enough and I though I must be doing something wrong.

Most of mine (I've owned guinea pigs for 12 years) have passed away between 3-4.. Fudge has lived the longest..
I've compared piccies from last summer, and she seems to have shrunk:confused: She's still a good weight, I'd have been told its common for older pigs to loose muscle tone, which is probably what has happened..
I've been aware that she has tumours, but at her age, operating is not an option, she probably wouldn't survive, and i don't want to prolong any suffering, it wouldn't be fair..
Whilst she's happy, eating and getting about ok, I'll monitor her health, she might last this summer at least:)
 
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