how do you tell if your guinea pig is blind

How Do You Tell If Your Guinea Pig Is Blind? Observing your pig’s behavior in an unfamiliar environment can help determine if your guinea pig is blind. A blind pig will often startle more easily. A light shown into the eye of a blind pig may reflect white rather than the typical red reflected by a normal eye.

How can I tell if my guinea pig is blind? Observing your pig’s behavior in an unfamiliar environment can help determine if your guinea pig is blind. A blind pig will often startle more easily. A light shown into the eye of a blind pig may reflect white rather than the typical red reflected by a normal eye.

How do guinea pigs go blind? Guinea pigs can also develop cataracts, either as a result of diabetes, old age or a genetic tendency toward the disease. Some guinea pigs are born blind, while others can go blind as a result of old age. Blind guinea pigs are usually able to live relatively normal lives.

What do I do if my guinea pig is blind? Please have the eye checked in case it is an ulcer on the eye surface from an eye injury; that is treatable with eye drops and gels. The sooner it is treated, the better as eye injuries can deteriorate quickly. If it is a cataract (in rare cases a guinea pig can be born with them), then there is nothing you can do.

What does guinea pigs vision look like?

Guinea pigs have yet another advantage — they can see 33 images per second. Compared to human vision, which is 22 images per second, this feature prevents blurred vision when a guinea pig turns his head. Guinea pigs can also see color, which allows them to differentiate from red, green and blue.

What is Pea eye in a guinea pig?

Pea eye is a permanent protrusion of the Pink area below the eye, called the mucosa or the conjunctival sac. This sac becomes enlarged and it can make the lower eyelid look droopy. It is pale cream in colour or light pink.

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