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Usually he eats alot and is active but ever since last week he's been quiet doesn't wheek and doesn't eat

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One possible cause for these symptoms could be dental problems, which are common in guinea pigs. Overgrown teeth can cause pain and make it difficult for your pet to eat. Another potential issue could be gastrointestinal stasis, where the digestive system slows down or stops, which is a serious condition that can lead to further complications.

It's also possible that your guinea pig could be suffering from an infection or other illness that is causing pain or discomfort, leading to a decrease in normal behaviors. Additionally, a lack of vitamin C, which is essential for guinea pigs, can lead to health issues that may present with the symptoms you've observed.

Ensure that your guinea pig has access to fresh water and is offered his favorite foods, including fresh vegetables high in vitamin C, like bell peppers and leafy greens. Sometimes, offering favorite foods can encourage eating.

If you notice any of the following additional symptoms, it would be necessary to seek immediate care for your guinea pig:

- Labored breathing or changes in respiratory rate.
- A distended or bloated abdomen.
- Diarrhea or unusually foul-smelling feces.
- A complete refusal of food and water for more than 24 hours.

If your pet's condition does not improve quickly or if you notice any of the additional symptoms mentioned, it is crucial to seek veterinary assistance as soon as possible.

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