bald patch

  1. J

    bald spot on nose?

    a few weeks ago my guinea pig had a little crusty part on his nose so i wiped it off and now i noticed he has a tiny little spot without hair on his nose and i’m worried. i don’t know what the crusty thing was that i wiped off but i do know that i did it really gently so it wouldn’t get...
  2. J

    Balding Under chin

    Hello, I was feeding my Guinea pig just earlier today and realized there was a bald spot under his chin. I’m not sure when this started since I just found it out today, but does anyone know what it is and how I can help treat it?
  3. EJ Fairweather

    Strange rash/ bald spot on boar’s back, could be mites...?

    Last night when I went to hold all my boars (I have four) Floyd had a strange scabby patch on his back with missing hair. I haven’t noticed it before now and I hold them all often. I got him and his cage mate pretty recently from a private owner, and while they will sometimes chase each other...
  4. D

    Self Barbering?

    Hi everyone. Today I found out that my half a year old piggie has serious bald spots on three of its legs. He does quite a lot of self cleaning but he didnt have these spots before and the bald spots just suddenly appeared this week. Some parts of the bald area looks brown and we are not sure if...
  5. Lizzieejoyce

    Itching: What should I do?

    Hello again you helpful bunch! Hope you’re all doing well. I rescued two females (sisters, approx 4 years old) last week and one in particular is itching quite a bit and has a patch of torn hair/a bald patch on her back. The itching seems more frequent now. I have an appointment on Monday...
  6. amber89

    Self-barbering / bald spot

    Hey all, I was doing today a health check on my piggies and noticed on Pufu a bald spot on his front paws. I know that that's he is constantly chewing on the hair on his front paws whenever he is unhappy with us handling him. It might be that he has such a patch also on his other front paw, but...
  7. K

    Bald spot on Guinea Pigs back

    Hi, so about less than a week ago my girlfriend and I noticed a bald line spot on my guinea pig Biscuits’ back. It doesn’t look like it has any irritation but it is still worrisome. I checked online about bald spots on backs and all I could find was that she could have mites? However, her cage...
  8. Babyfrida920

    Mites or not?

    My guinea pig Frida has been scratching a lot lately and she had a small bald spot on her back. I was sure that she had mites but It seems to be getting better especially every time I bathe her and I’m not sure if it’s mites anymore. Also her bald spot seems to be going away although she...
  9. GeorgiaHarris

    Bald spot?!

    I’ve noticed my 5 year old boar has got a bald spot on his bum. We’ve previously had problems with lice so I immediately thought he had got them again or maybe had mites so he’s been through a treatment of ivermectin and I’ve washed him with georgeous guineas lice shampoo but it’s still there...
  10. S

    Irritated bald spot from pulling hair out

    My year old guinea Simon had some issues not too long ago. We assumed it was initially a bite from the other pig but it continued after we separated them. The vet did tests for mites and came out negative. We spent a lot of money on tests and they could not tell us what was wrong. They said it...
  11. Lucy1202

    HELP! Found a spot near my piggies leg

    I found this on his underside. He doesn’t seem to be in pain but it’s the first time I’ve seen this. I have no idea what this is or what I should do. Please help out a worried owner!
  12. Siikibam

    Bald patch under mouth

    Our Fudge has a bald patch under his bottom lip. I noticed it the other day as he was drinking water. I’ve touched the area and he doesn’t squeak or show any signs of pain. It literally looks like a bald patch, no dry skin or scabs or anything like that. Here’s a photo but I couldn’t get a good...
  13. Salt and Pepper

    Bald spots ? Mites ? Advice please

    Hello, my piggy pepper has recently developed a bald patch with raised red bumps on her lower back : We are calling first thing tomorrow morning to book her in. Just wondering if anyone has any advice on what this could be. She is not scratching it and doesn't seem agitated when I touch it. I...
  14. H

    Bald Spot Above Bum, Any Ideas?

    Hi so over the last week I've been noticing one of my guinea pigs shedding more than usual, I thought nothing of it at first but today I noticed this flaky bald patch above his bum, I was reading online for things it could be and saw a few different answers so wasn't sure how to help it, so I...
  15. Megannah

    Bald Patch On Nose

    Hello, last week I found on my Piggie Marshall I noticed a small patch of hair above his nose was dry and stuck together, I looked it up on line and i couldn't find anything , but today as I picked him up the dried hair was hanging of his nose and fell off and underneath was a tiny red sore? His...