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dry skin

  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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