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Tea Tree Oil?

Discussion in 'Health & Illness' started by Sunara, Dec 16, 2012.

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    I was curious to know if anyone has ever used tea tree oil on or near their guinea pigs? Tea tree oil is natural, but it is very strong. I would be concerned about the strong smell of tea tree oil upsetting a guinea pigs respiratory. I would not use tea tree oil with my own pigs, but out of curiosity I wondered what information was out there in regards to tea tree oil and guinea pigs? It basically works the same as extra virgin coconut oil.
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    I wouldn't use any neat oils on my piggies, they are far too potent! :o
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking as well! I'll stick with coconut oil until I can get something prescribed by my vet for ringworm.
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    tea tree oil is poisonous to guinea pigs and therefore should never be used on them as it can be fatal.
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    That's what I needed to know, thank you! I wasn't planning to use tea tree oil on them, but I sometimes use it on myself and I didn't want it to harm the pigs. I know it's toxic to cats and dogs as well. Thank you for the confirmation!
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