Symptoms of Scurvy include lethargy, weakness, difficulty moving, painful or stiff joints, anorexia and weight loss, diarrhea, discharge from the eyes and/or nose, cough, or poor skin and fur condition. Vitamin C is water-soluble, so any excess will be excreted into the urine, so it is very hard to give your pig too much Vitamin C. We do NOT recommend using the Vitamin C drops the pet stores sell to put in the water, as Vitamin C degrades quickly in the light. Instead, we recommend supplementing Vitamin C with fruits and vegetables. Go to this website to determine which fruits and vegetables are the best to feed your pig: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4952750.
As always, if you have any questions about your guinea pig, please call us, and we can help!