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  1. annachristina_piggies

    Dandruff type skin issue?

    Hi! Piglet’s ‘dandruff’ issue seems to be getting worse. Does anyone know what this issue is and how to treat it? It looks like dead flakes of skin that end up getting attached to the hair shafts. The worst affected area is the crown on his back where the hair goes in different directions. When...
  2. D

    Dry skin, dandruff, or something else

    After an incident about a year ago with guinea pig lice, I regularly check my boys skin/hair for anything wrong. I’ve noticed recently that they both seem to have white flakes around their back ends and I can’t seem to figure out why. I’m thinking it’s just dry skin or maybe dandruff caused by...
  3. C

    Scabs, bleeding and dandruff

    Hello everyone, I have had some problems with my 1 year old guinea pigs. A while ago they started to itch and soon after they has scabs that bleed, and they wheek when touched. One of our guinea pigs with these symptoms passed away a few weeks ago, and these symptoms have started on my other two...
  4. V

    Dandruff, possibly Mites?

    Hi! I was wondering if from this picture it looks like my guinea pig has mites? I called his vet and I’m picking up some Resolution tomorrow. But I am worried about it spreading to my other pig or my kitten who was recently spayed if that is the case.
  5. Kiki_mushu_winry

    Young pig with bad dandruff

    Hello all. I have a 9 month old American roan girl (Winry, photo for cute tax) who’s been having really bad dandruff. She lives with my two other 1.5yo girls who do not have any skin issues at all. I got her from a private breeder in January 2020 at 8 weeks. At first I thought it might be...
  6. R

    Guinea Pig Skin Issue

    A few days ago, we noticed this bald patch appear on our guinea’s back. Upon closer look there appears to be dandruff as well. He has no other symptoms or patches like this. Although he does occasionally try to scratch it. What could this be?
  7. Lilaclemons


    Hello! I have a female guinea pig who has a reoccurring neck abscess that while treatable, is not curable in our situation. When we went to the vet they did not give us any advice, nor tell us how to go about ensuring there is no trapped pus. The vet can not be called for a couple of days, as...
  8. Guineapigfeet

    Dandruff-ey skin

    I notice today whilst grooming BB that she has quite a bit of scurfy skin on her back. She’s never been a super sleek pig (not like her sister Rey who is so shiny) and her fur was never as thick as Chewie’s. It doesn’t look irritated or sore or like she’s been scratching it and I haven’t seen...
  9. MilliePigs


    I have a Texel piggie who I’ve found has some dandruff. I understand that this could be an indicator that he has lice but he’s not particularly itchy and doesn’t have any bald spots or hair loss. I was just wondering if it’s typical of Texels to have dry skin and dandruff being a long haired breed?
  10. W

    Hair loss around eye

    Hi, I noticed a few weeks back that my piggy Nymeria had a watery right eye, she tends to have that some times so I didn't really worry too much though I'd still check to see if she had a URI or something like that every day. Today I picked her up and the skin around her eye had lost a bit of...
  11. Arwen

    Ear Falling Off

    Hi everyone, I'm a relatively new guinea pig owner, and I seem to be having a problem right now. My girl's left ear always had two patches of black skin, and we thought nothing of it, I kind is dismissed it as just the colour of her skin. But Today I can see one of the patches of black is...
  12. Cherrychops100

    What Are These? Mites, Lice, Flees, Dandruff?!

    hi there, I have 8 female Guinea pigs (they live in 2 ground of 4) The big ginger and white American one is 10 months, the big blonde and white Abyssinian is 9 months. They both live with 3 other Guinea pigs who are all the same age, roughly 2.5 months, their bedding is simple newspaper, they...
  13. W

    White Specks On Fur

    Both of my guinea pigs have very soft fur, it has been so for months. They have no bald spots but do scratch themselves some times. My vet told me that it is normal, especially in the summer. Today I was clipping their nails and noticed that Nymeria had white specks on her fur (shes mostly black...
  14. Natwee88

    Possible Fungal Or Mite Infection?

    I've had my two girls since mid-June from a very reputable rescue. From the first week I've had them I noticed that Flick (white & cream, long haired) was scratching herself quite a lot, was molting and had dandruff. Flick also squeals quite loudly when picked up and doesn't seem to like being...
  15. crnyng

    Skin Condition? Help.

    So I have had 2 year old female guinea pig for a few months and ever since I had her she has had dandruff. Exsessive amounts even. I have given her a bath for fungal, for lice, given her 3 doses on seperate occasions for mites of revolution and still time after time it comes back. The excessive...
  16. Z

    Loosing Alot Of Hair + Dandruf

    My guinea pig Mikey who is 3-4 years old started to lose a lot of hair while being on my lap a while ago. My shirt will end up covered in long black hairs.. His hair is also kinda oily and does not feel nice to touch him. Today i noticed dandruff on him.. What am i doing wrong? Its not big dots...