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  1. ZenexPiggies

    Big soft lump and hair loss

    Hello, i've been gone for a while and had a pet sitter for my pigs, recently when I came home I sae the one of my pigs had a lump the size of a ping pong ball and had lost a lot of hair on her left side and under. Shes eating well and is active, she weighs in at about 950 grams and it really...
  2. theguineahouse2424

    Dry skin & hair loss?

    Hope the title doesn't make it sound so bad but a while ago I saw one of my guinea pigs Tiny, had some dry skin on her foot around her toenail and a little bit of hair loss around that area. I haven't really been keeping track but I noticed recently when I was clipping her nails that it's a long...
  3. L

    Odd hair loss patches

    Hello everyone, it has come to my attention that my guinea pig, Peanut, approximately 2 years old has developed some lack of hair on his back. Due to his fur color, I have only just noticed this today. There seems to be no inflammation, irritation or change of color on his skin where this is...
  4. Suki&Indie

    Guinea pig losing hair down back?

    Hi all! Recently noticed that my older piggy (about 8) has very suddenly lost hair around her head and back. I took her to the vet where she was checked, given a treatment for mites and we also sent off a sample to test for ringworm (no result yet due to Christmas but the vet said it didn’t look...
  5. GaryNibbler_Pigs

    Dry Flakey Skin & Hair Loss on top of foot

    Hi all, I'm new here so please let me know if I've posted in the wrong section etc. I've noticed a small patch of hair loss on my guinea pigs top of foot. The skin looks dry and flakey. Any ideas what might be the cause? Extra info: these are indoor pigs, their cage is fully cleaned and...
  6. C

    Emergency? dying piggie

    Hi just adopted my piggie Cosmo only 2 days ago. Since he got home he’s been scratching and biting himself. I thought it was mites so I treated with ivermectin, small improvement but still itching. Now, he’s given out discharge through his nose, refusing to eat much, very lethargic and laying...
  7. KatherineAlice

    Please be kind as I suffer with generalised anxiety disorder and I know I panic too much but I need advice

    Hi everyone, I hope this post doesn't come across as too stupid and if it does, please be kind. I bought two guinea pig over 2 weeks ago, and I didn't realise that they had ringworm. I took them to the vet because I'm new to keeping guinea pigs as an adult so I'm not too experienced in this...
  8. Abisquartet

    Hair loss inside front left leg!

    Evening all, Yet another post about my hypochondriac baby Toffee! I’ve recently noticed that the bald spot he’s got on the inside left of his leg has grown. I’ve spent an hour looking over all the pictures I’ve got of him dating back to when we got him and he’s always had a bald patch there...
  9. N

    Need Help Identifying Cause of Grooming Leading to Hair Loss/Bald Spot

    Hello! I wanted to get some ideas and advice on how to handle a new development with 2 of our 3 young boars (9 mos and over 1 year old). I've noticed the youngest one, Nugget, grooming the oldest one, Chip, more and more lately, but today I noticed something looked off about Chip's bum... After...
  10. lauryn1289

    Any ideas what causes hair loss around the eyes?

    One of my boys Kip has had a bit of hair loss around his eyes for the past few months. He was taken to the vet a while ago who gave him ivermectin and it didn’t seem to do anything, a couple of years back he was on ivermectin for hair loss elsewhere. It’s been a continuous thing and I really...
  11. BlondiBee

    Hair loss under one eye

    Hello all! I just wanted some help identifying some slight hair loss under my pig Taro's eye in the right bottom corner. The skin/fur in the area is dry and smooth (not crusty or flaky) and there have been no behaviour changes since noticing the problem. I haven't found any further hair loss...
  12. Sazeasy

    Baby pigs with bald patches

    Hi there I rehomed 2 baby sows yesterday afternoon. 8.5 weeks. When I collected the lady said that they were born with cradle cap. She had given to Pets At Home for advice (sigh) and they advised to treat with coconut oil 3 times a day. She said it had cleared considerably since then. I have...
  13. L

    Hair loss after ovarian cyst removal 9 months ago

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has ever experienced hair loss with their piggies after ovarian cyst removal? Our piggie is otherwise well but is gradually losing a large amount of her lovely hair. She had a mammary tumour removed 2 months ago and has recovered really well, the vet did...
  14. PipandOreo

    Senior pig with ovarian cysts & hair loss

    Hi, I’m a bit lost at the moment with my pig Pip. She‘s 6.5 years old and has ovarian cysts. Myself and the vet have decided to not ‘treat’ them (ie. drain, spay or injections) but are rather giving her metacam to control pain. She‘s on a low dose of metcam at the moment as she didn’t react so...
  15. lilpumpkamo

    Mystery hair loss near back legs during persistent UTI

    Hello all, I am stumped so I wanted to crowdsource some info from other guinea pig owners. This is mostly a TLDR I wrote a lot under the images on Imgur. Here is her history: Age: I have had Kaylor for 3.5 years, unsure of her age as I rescued her but let's guess about 5 years old now...
  16. honeydew_eden

    Guinea pig throw up?

    I left on a trip to another state and left my brother to take care of my guinea pigs. Before leaving my guinea was losing her hair at a drastic rate and i thought it was barbering so i set an appointment with the vet for when i come back. I come back around 1:20 am and my guinea pig is laying on...
  17. Sammoo101

    Weird hairloss

    I have a male guinea pig almost 2 years old who has sudden unexplained hair loss right above his testicles. He is on a vitamin C supplement from oxbow and gets daily fresh veggies so I don't think its scurvy. It is also not another guinea pig he is housed alone( he is extremely aggressive with...
  18. M

    URGENT ADVICE NEEDED. 3 year old boar showing multiple signs of illness.

    Hello everyone! My guinea pig has been having multiple issues in the recent 3-4 months. The following health issues have been really concerning me. This is going to be a long post but please please kindly take the time to read the whole post as it could potentially save his life. :( 1) Soft...
  19. YourPigness

    Pig with scab like skin condition getting bigger

    Strange skin condition on pig's hind end. Loss of hair, it feels a bit hard. It dosen't seem to bother him though, no biting or scratching. He otherwise seems like a perfectly fine piggy. He eats fine, his energy level is normal, he poops fine. His brother pig doesn't seem to be interested in it...
  20. H

    Guinea pig crusty hairloss

    Hey all! I'm in desperate need of some advice! My poor Wilma has a big bald patch on her backend, it appeared a day or so after she had given birth (accidental pregnancy which resulted in just one large stillborn boar). She is completely well in herself, eating and drinking, doesn't seem unhappy...
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