I bought my 7yr old daughter a guinea pig for her birthday several weeks ago. Everything went off without a hitch, and Rosie has been a very special addition to our family. Today I noticed that she wasn't using her right rear leg, and so we took a trip to the vet. (well my work) Luckily One of the doctors I work with does exotics. Rosie was sedated and had some x-rays taken.... sure enough it looks like she may have been accidentally dropped. Which happens, as with all accidents lol. She has a tape splint on and with luck will not chew it off for the next two weeks. For her sake she is still a baby and so healing will be fast and without little trouble. She got some metacam to bring home to help with pain as well. I'll let her rest tonight and post pictures of the pitiful baby tomorrow.