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I have had 3 rats before and from the time they were 6 months old they had all developed infections. They were treated on and off with various antibiotics, steam therapy etc. and sadly two were euthanased at about 12 months old. The third little darling lived til she was 2 and a half but always had a minor respiratory tract infection with sneezing and sniffles etc. It was heartbreaking and distressing to see them sick, especially the two I had put down, they seemed to go down hill very rapidly and the antibiotics didn't help them.
Towards the end of my third rats life, we were even using an asthma puffer in a specially designed chamber (suggested by my vet) to try and keep her airways open
Anyway, to cut a long post short, are cavies prone to this sort of thing as well? I know in rats its virtually epidemic.