Yesterdayi got 2 gunieapigs from petland and the one sneeze alot and now the other…

Yesterdayi got 2 gunieapigs from petland and the one sneeze alot and now the other one is starting to too. I use scented bedding and Timothyhay could it be URI ? Going to petsmart vet tomorrow

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Kelly Furgason
6 years ago

Justin,

Definitely use the unscented bedding. They have very sensitive respiratory systems …if you are using care fresh they make unscented. (Never use cedar bedding as it is an irritant and has shown to cause some liver damage in studies.) The hay shouldn’t be causing the issue, unless it is dusty/moldy. Glad you are taking them to the vet tomorrow. Good Luck!!

~kelly

6 years ago

From what I know about Petland, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was an URI, especially if they have nasal discharge.

Timothy hay really shouldn’t be irritating their noses, but scented bedding could. Some kinds that you can buy actually aren’t very safe, such as red wood shavings because it contains oils. What bedding are you using?