What is the build up around guinea pigs eyes?
Crusty eyes (a sign of a bacterial infection)
Bulging eyes (infection, injury, or tooth root problem)
Sunken eyes (may be a sign of dehydration)
Cloudy eyes (treat eye injuries promptly to prevent eye loss)
NOTE: Some guinea pigs develop a condition called "pea eye" in which the white conjunctiva is visible. Seek treatment if there is tearing, crustiness or redness (inflammation).
yes of course they do! All mammals open and close their eyes! Yes. Guinea pigs will close their eyes if they sleep, (even though they do sleep sometimes with their eyes open) feel the need to shut them, or if they blink. Guinea pigs do not blink as often as other animals, we think this is because guinea pigs need to always look out for predators and their eyes do water more than other animal…
Most cats are okay to have around your guinea pigs. Believe me, I have three cats and three guinea pigs. The guinea pigs are only mildly interested and the cats are actually unnerved by them! Hope this helps! Also, I have a homemade cage with no top and sometimes the cats will sleep IN the cage, the guinea pigs will just ignore them.