Guinea pigs do not die easily. In fact, they are quite resilient under certain circumstances. They can live up to 8 years if you provide them with food, water, proper care, and a living environment that is right for them. As owners, there are some situations that we can’t control.

What would cause a guinea pig to die suddenly?

Respiratory illnesses, especially pneumonia, strike guinea pigs hard. Adenovirus, an illness that doesn’t always directly cause death, can lead to pneumonia as the guinea pig’s immune system weakens. Guinea pigs also can suffer a stroke or heart attack at any age, often for no apparent reason.

Do guinea pigs die instantly?

One of the worst things a pet owner can experience is the sudden death of their guinea pig. Some will gradually weaken and die within hours or even days of starting an illness.

How long does it take for guinea pig to die?

It can take between one and three days for a guinea pig to die, and though it is important to carefully monitor them during this period, handling is not necessary.

What are the signs of a guinea pig dying?

  • Lack of Appetite. Guinea pigs that are very ill will refuse to eat, and may show signs of weight loss if the appetite loss has persisted for some time. …
  • Bad Urine and Feces. …
  • Fever. …
  • Respiratory Problems. …
  • Eye Condition. …
  • Poor Coat Condition. …
  • Mobility Issues. …
  • Lethargy.
  • What kills a guinea pig?


    Quote from video: Another thing that can kill them is rarely cleaning their cage important for you to always make sure that it is super super clean super tidy make sure there's nothing rotting in their cage.