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hair loss

  1. Prasiddha

    Drastic Hair loss

    Hi friends, All my guinea pigs are shedding hair now. Most problem as the vet suggested it is due to the very hot and humid climate here. I am doing my level best to maintain the temperature and keep my piggies in a cool atmosphere. But fluffy my lovely girl who had under went a tough life with...
  2. C

    Hair Loss

    My piggie Zeus is losing hair on his bum. He lives with Apollo, who is fine (no hair loss) and Zeus is not scratching often, so I don’t think it’s mites. What could it be? Please help!
  3. Pigsneedlovetoo

    Why Does His Face Look Like This?!

    I rescued a very young sick pig from a countrywide pet store. When I first got him he just had crusty fur around his nose but the fur and crust fell off and now looks like this! Look familiar to anyone?
  4. Siikibam

    Behind The Ear

    Today was weigh-in day and overall check for the boys. I noticed that Toffee had an area behind the ear that was a little bare. The skin looked kind of dry, but I haven’t noticed him scratching himself a lot there or anything. He didn’t like me moving his hair to look at it, and shook himself a...
  5. RJade

    Skin Trouble Again

    I can honestly not tell you how much trouble I've had with two of my guinea pigs and their skin. I'm. It exactly sure what it is this time because it's occurred in 2 guinea pigs that don't live together, but they have the same symptoms. Dry, irritated skin and thinning hair. These two pigs must...
  6. Leah&Penelope

    Shedding Hair

    Hey Guys, My guinea Leah who is about two months old has started to shed hair. She is a short haired, smooth coat Harlequin (i think!). Anyway, we live in Australia where it is just about to be summer and I am wondering if it is just that she is losing her winter coat (similar to how dogs do)...
  7. Annie Robbins

    Hair Chunks

    Hey Piggy People, I have a found two small chunks of fur from one of my guinea pigs. I only have two guinea pigs and they are both 6 months old females. I have inspected the guinea pig with the matching fur, and there are no bald spots on her. Also, her activity level is normal...
  8. T

    Hair Loss, Flaky Scabby Skin. Help:(

    hi there! I have an elderly Pig at 7 years old and she has been the happiest, healthiest pig ever until recently. I noticed that on her neck and stomach area she has lost a lot of hair over time it hasn't been drastically and I'm wondering why? :( Someone suggested that it could be dental...
  9. court29x

    Piggy Losing Hair

    My auntie's guinea pig bubble is losing her fur on both of her sides and she's confused on why? Any thoughts?
  10. K

    What Is It?

    Does anyone know what this looks like? only noticed it today and so so worried it looks sore. He does seem to a bit moody and making some annoyed noises, not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. Thanks :bye:
  11. Celine298

    Barbering

    Hello all! Just a quick query for those with boars and sows together. Is it common for a board to nibble a sows hair more if she's in heat? Lols has two bald patches on her back. The skin is perfect and there's no evidence of extra hair being shed in the cage. She got them about a month ago as...
  12. cinn&sugarmybbs

    Guinea Pig Skin Conditions?

    Hi, I have two guniea pigs that are around 8 months old. Both of them have been itching occasionally so I had them checked for mites fleas and lice at the vets. They all came out negative. They had a uri when I took them (3 weeks ago) so the doctor prescribed baytril to kill that and she said...
  13. Celine298

    Little Sow With Bald Patches....

    Hey all! I noticed my young sow Lola has two matching bald patches on her back, just above her hips. The skin is fine, no irritation or scaling, and she doesn't mind me touching it so I know it's not sensitive. I only noticed this week as she's an Abyssinian and some of her tufts and rosettes...
  14. Shadow3

    Hair And Weight Loss

    hello My 3 year old girl has fairly significant hair loss and seems to have lost weight. She also has one dry and swollen nipple. I have read that hair loss can be related to stress but potentially ovarian problems also. She has always been anxious. Her skin is healthy and her sister is...
  15. Piggiekisses

    Odd Symptoms

    Hi, My skinny pig has developed these odd dark spots around his nose area. It seems there's less hair in some spots; it's very patchy and shorter than usual. I'll try and attach pics. Otherwise, he's eating , pooping, and acting good. Any idea what this is or what I should do? This is him...
  16. Cittycat

    Bald Patch

    Hello everyone Worried first time guinea pig owner here. :no: I have two piggies - Primrose and Hazel - who I've had since last October. I've been following the advice on these forums for new owners and things have been going along pretty well. Or so I thought. I went away on holiday for a...
  17. chloegabrielle_

    Hair Loss

    I have two piggys, one called mimbles and the other called pips- both girls. We rescued mimbles as she was let out and found by an old lady and when no one claimed her we kept her and bough pip to keep her company. She is a very nervous piggy despite being the dominant one of the two. They were...
  18. LaylaAndSaffy

    Elderly Pig With Hair Loss And Flaky Skin

    Hello all, Well my girl Saff is now 8 years 1 month (and 4 days... But who's counting?!). She is my world and I love her to bits. I've seen her age slowly over the years and can see the things she is now starting to struggle with (getting her legs moving after a nap, general grooming and still...
  19. Beans&Toast

    Beans Is Shedding More Than Normal

    For the past week I've noticed Beans is shedding far more than normal. It's not all over though it's only in one area, at the back near her bum. If I stroke her from head to bottom, once I get to her bottom her hair is coming out almost in clumps (there are no bald spots). I've had a look at...
  20. Beans&Toast

    Toast's Hair Starting To Grow Back

    After a stressful and painful couple of weeks Toast was barbaring quite badly. She pulled the fur from her chin out and was left with a bald patch. :( Now she's pain free and happy she's stopped barbaring and her little beard is growing back nicely :D:love:
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