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He's always been quite skinny, and he was small - he didn't ever weigh much above 800 grams. But he ate fine, pooped fine, the vet said he was most likely just built that way. There was no weightloss before he died and he seemed absolutely fine apart from being quieter than usual the night before :/
Now my other guinea pig, Mickey, is alone. I'm going to get him another companion of course, but how long should I wait to make sure he hasn't got some disease from Donald? I've given the cage the clean of its life, so I guess I just have to wait and hope Mickey is healthy. I'd love to adopt a guinea pig from ACS, but of course I don't want to expose another pig to a disease if there is one!!
Also, not so much a medical question, but he and Donald sometimes had vicious fights even though they generally got on, so I separated them and they interacted through the divider in the cage and I let them play together while I supervised. Mickey was generally pretty passive, just defending himself against Donald, but I'm concerned about fighting again if I get another male. He isn't neutered though - is it worth the risk of getting him neutered in order to get a female companion for him? :/
Thanks so much for reading guys, any advice is much appreciated!!