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knstrand, Veterinarian
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why has my normally placid guinea pig suddenly become skittish.

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why has my normally placid guinea pig suddenly become skittish. He's still eating normally and looking normal
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  knstrand replied 3 years ago.

knstrand :

Hello, I'm a small animal veterinarian and can try to help answer your question about your guinea pig.

knstrand :

Has there been any new pets added to the household? Any visiting children or new people living in the house?

knstrand :

Does his cage sit near a window where something may have frightened him?

knstrand :

I see he's in an enclosure with his brother. Sometimes when guinea pigs become sexually mature they will try to mate - even males on males. This may be disturbing to him if it's happening when you aren't looking. Do you ever hear them making a lot of noise, or fighting?

knstrand :

Please feel free to respond and I will try to further assist you