My guinea pig died this weekend. It was a very special guinea pig as she became 8 years 1 month old. Internet says they normally live 4 to 8 years but mine all died between 2 and 3 years of age, except this one.
In September she got a bladder infection which we treated with antibiotics, she survived but was still very weak. Yet last week she started eating and drinking better and could walk better, too.
Saturday before we left for the camping, I gave her a piece of an apple, a kiwi peel and a slice of cucumber and she ate it all and was happy. Yesterday, when we came home in the evening, she lay dead in her cage.
We had to take the car and drive to the forest and dig a grave and we buried her by the road in perfect darkness with the rain pouring down all the time.
She had a good life and I hope she can rest now as she was really getting very old and frail...