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  1. P

    guinea pig excessive hair loss/shedding

    hi. does anyone know what could be the cause of my guinea pig suddenly starting to excessively shed? she's always shed a bit but for a few days i've noticed huge patches of hair on the floor where she lays and today I lightly tugged at some of her back hair and it came out with little to no...
  2. K

    hair loss on nose?

    Hi all. Only had my biggies 2 weeks- noticed one had a slight bump on her nose- now there seems to be hair loss. Its nose sore or red etc..any ideas?
  3. Hanniespiggies

    Lice / hairloss / stress advice please!

    Hi all I have 2 boy guineapigs, both around 8 months old now. They moved into their new cage setup downstairs last week so I could make their enclosure bigger, I have noticed since then one of my piggies moo, has started to loose some hair around the front of one of his eyes, his other is fine...
  4. X

    Guineapig suddenly lost a patch of fur

    First of all, my 4 guineapigs have hay mites or *static lice* these do not cause any harm or hair loss and most guineapigs carry these. I bathe them with medicated shampoo and give them ivermectin behind the ear to help keep numbers of lice down. One of my girls (juno) has suddenly got a bold...
  5. S

    Hair loss and runny eyes

    Hello, We adopted a guinea from Petsmart where my daughter works. This female guinea (Nova) had health problems when she was little with runny eyes and some other issues that I can't remember now. Petsmart put her in quarantine and had a vet looking in on her for a couple of months. She was...
  6. 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...
  7. WillowCL

    Regular Hormonal Injections? Ovarian cysts

    Hello, One of my guinea pigs, Lucy, has small ovarian cysts (the kind that stays small, but can be aggressive). She's almost 6 and our vet is reluctant to perform a surgery (she's a guinea pig specialist that we found on this forum). We gave her a course of Chorulon (1500iu) injections...
  8. M

    Scab like and hair loss

    Hello, me and my sister recently noticed a scab like thing on the back of my piggy i didn’t realise he was having hair loss in that area until i took the photos, should i be worried and is there anything i should do?
  9. T

    Sneezing for weeks?

    Good evening everyone! My name is Kris. I've got 3 beautiful female piggies, but my baby Oreo (I'm not quite sure of her age, but my guess would be about 3 months old) has been sneezing for exactly 22 days now. The minute I'd first noticed, I took her straight to the vet, who put her on 2 weeks...
  10. beautifulcat83

    Patch of hair loss

    Hi I’ve had guinea pigs in the past but it’s been at least 10 years since my last piggies passed. We have since adopted three girls who are three years old. Fuzzy my teddy piggie has lost a patch of fur - I haven’t noticed any scratching etc ... any ideas? :( Thank you x
  11. ellie208

    Guinea pig hair loss

    Hi, I have a 3 year old female guinea pig, Recently we've noticed she seems to be loosing hair around her neck. She isn't completely bald there but the hair does seem to be thinning. Any ideas on why this is happening? I don't think it is a fungal infection as it doesn't look like pictures I...
  12. Isabela

    Ill piggy?

    I have a piggie and she started losing some hair around her nose in the past couple of days and today I noticed she has a scab (I don't really know the word for it) on the nose. What could it be? I really hope it's not a fungal infection. The piggies have been having some ''dominance vocal...
  13. S

    Hair Loss and Itching

    Hi- I am new to this fourm and I hope you all can help me. This morning I noticed my pig had lost a patch of hair just above her right front foot (not too big but noticeable). I have also noticed she has been itching (or gnawing, she I guess chews on it then pulls, my previous pigs did the same...
  14. T

    What could this be

    Found this on guniea pig today,his brother died this morning so want to know if should get this one checked too .
  15. GeorgiaHarris

    Bald spot?!

    I’ve noticed my 5 year old boar has got a bald spot on his bum. We’ve previously had problems with lice so I immediately thought he had got them again or maybe had mites so he’s been through a treatment of ivermectin and I’ve washed him with georgeous guineas lice shampoo but it’s still there...
  16. Stewybus


    Older sows can be prone to ovarian cysts & also bladder stones stuck in their urethra. Please check your girls regularly especially if they are making any unusual noises. It usually affects over 4 year olds more but isn’t unknown in 3 year olds. For ovarian cysts there are 2 things to look...
  17. S

    2yr old female guinea pig rapid weight loss

    Hi, my 2 year old guinea pig, Lily, has suddenly lost a LOT of weight. I don't know how much she weighed originally, but I do know guinea pigs usually weigh 800g and Lily now weighs 500g. She is very skeletal and I can feel all of her bones. I took her to the vet yesterday and the vet checked...
  18. Celine298

    Hair loss in sows - insight?

    Hi all! I was browsing through the forum there and I'm seeing a lot of posts come up about sow's losing hair on their backs periodically. My Lola loses the hair on her back (just above her hips) randomly from time to time. She has been treated for mange mites, twice, and aside from the bald...
  19. 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...
  20. 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!