dry skin

  1. E

    Dry patch on upper tummy

    I got 2 male guinea pigs 3 weeks ago and have recently found a dry, hairless patch on one of their tummies. Does anyone know what this is and if i should take him to a vet, thanks :)
  2. D

    dry ears and minimal hair loss on nose

    my guinea pig Eddy has had a runny nose for a couple of months now, but there was one day that some snot that dripped from his nose got a little crusty right under his nostril. I got rid of it with a q-tip and some water but after I realized there was no fur under where the crusty bugger was. is...
  3. cashewandpeppa

    Dry skin on ears

    Hi everyone! Any advice on how to treat dry skin on ears? One of my girl’s very dark ears get a white-ish cast on them, where it comes and goes, and looks like dry skin. She’s been treated for ringworm for 1.5 months, has had Ivomec drop treatments, and topical anti-fungal. She was just...
  4. Arwhal

    Dry patch on forehead. Ringworm?

    I’ve had my Mocha for a little over 2 weeks now and noticed a dry bump on her forehead Thursday May 14th that got larger in a few hours. I did some research and it seemed to match up with ringworm. I’ve been using Head & Shoulders on her and Tolnaftate after washing her down. I haven’t had a...
  5. S

    Little dry patch

    Hello! I posted on here the other day about my guinea boy who had a crusty ear. This is now clearing up well with daily sea salt cleaning. however I’ve just found this patch. Is it anything to be worried about. They’ve been treated for mites.
  6. V

    Guinea pig skin irritation?!

    Hi there, one of my guinea pigs developed this around her eye, and now she’s also opened it up so it’s been bleeding a bit. An appointment to the vet has already been made and we will be seeing one tomorrow, however I was just worried and wanted to see if anyone encountered this before... thank...
  7. Tinychels

    Dry Scalp? Possible mites?

    Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing well during this crisis. My piggie Ruby scratches herself every now and then - like any piggie would. She wouldn’t scratch herself to the point where it’s excessive and she would cut herself. I did however checked on her and saw that she seems to have dry...
  8. BobaBabyUwU

    Dry skin around the eye and hair lose

    Hello! I'm relatively new here and I only signed up to ask a question about my Guinea Pig, Boba. I got Boba about a week and a half ago and he is no older then a year. About 5 days ago Boba started losing hair around his right eye and I noticed the skin was very dry. (Sorry if its blurry) I...
  9. 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...
  10. A

    Red skin surrounded by Dry Skin Circle on bottom

    Hi all, I just noticed on my boar's bottom (he's about 5-6 months old) a reddish spot that has dry skin flaking/peeling away from the center of it. There is a picture attached to this post. Can anyone help me identify what this could be?
  11. M

    Does my guinea pig have dry skin?

    Hello. This is my first post here, and really, the only reason I created this account is because I’m slightly worried about my guinea pig. I noticed some specks on his fur and I’m not exactly sure what they are. Dry skin? I honestly don’t know. Does anyone know what the specks are (shown in the...
  12. Isabela

    Ivermectin - Which One To Buy?

    I wanted to buy Ivermectin for a while now for my guinea pigs. I just got a new one and it looks like she has dry skin and therefore mites probably. I want to buy Ivermectin from Ebay. Can somebody send me a link to what I should look for or which one is recommended?
  13. SQU3@KY_P1G

    Sore Piggy Ears

    My 6 week old female piggy has a dry area on her ear and a little rash looking area behind her ear. She lives in a 3 story 100 guinea pig cage with another guinea pig from the same breeder that is 5 weeks old. I got them together a week ago. They have displayed what I would consider normal...
  14. Caitlin Wilson

    Dry Skin

    I noticed that my guinea pig had been itching quite a lot recently, so I took him to the vets where they checked him and told me that he had dry skin and it was nothing to worry about. She also gave me a shampoo to use. I'm going to use that on him tomorrow but I was wondering if anybody had any...
  15. Bella123

    Rose Hip Oil & Neem Oil

    Hi everyone, Just wondering if the following oils can be used on guinea pigs for dry skin? Neem oil Rose hip oil Other then dry skin (if I can use these oils) what other skin issues can the above oils treat? Thanks
  16. Strawb

    Flakey Skin And Bald Patches!

    Hey guys, if in doubt I'm always looking on here for advice but this time I can't find anything like what my pig has so help would be appreciated! His name is Tails, he's a 3 year old Rex and for a good year and a half/2 years he's had hair loss patches on his lower back/hind, his fur will either...
  17. Bella123

    Dry Skin Inside Of Ear

    Hi, I am new owner of two beautiful guinea pigs which I've had for just coming up to 4 weeks now. I was examining one of the guinea pigs and I noticed she has slightly dry skin in her ear, the other ear is fine. There is also what appears to be a very tiny spot inside her ear too which I'm...
  18. Celine298

    Skin Problems

    Hey all, I was reading through some of your post and saw that Texels are prone to fungal infections, would Abyssinians be prone as well? When I picked my little guy up from the pet shop, he had a bite mark just over his left ear. The lady in the shop said the other pigs had bullied him because...
  19. N

    Does My Piggy Have Mites?

    Hi there We have two indoor piggys, and one of them is all white. I've noticed on her a few times these little dark brown specks that look like dirt all stuck in her fur, mainly around her rear end. A few weeks ago I noticed she had very flaky skin around her rear end too. I sought advice from...