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  1. L

    Lice

    Hi there I have 4 piggies and they are on their second round of injections from the vet for lice. The problem is Rosa who had the worse infection I a no better. It’s so frustrating as last year it was mites and I don’t know where I’m going wrong! I like to think I’m a bit of a hay perfectionist...
  2. C

    Weird scab with spur like thing on piggies back

    I was stroking my 6 year old female guinea pig and found a small blackish scab on her back, along with what looks like a spur. It is painful for her if I tap it even lightly. I'm not sure whether it is something like mange or not because she doesn't seem to be itching. She has a cage mate and...
  3. walnutandpeanut

    Lice

    what are signs of lice in guinea pigs
  4. C

    What Are These? Mites, Lice, Flees, Dandruff?!

    hi there, I have 8 female Guinea pigs (they live in 2 ground of 4) The big ginger and white American one is 10 months, the big blonde and white Abyssinian is 9 months. They both live with 3 other Guinea pigs who are all the same age, roughly 2.5 months, their bedding is simple newspaper, they...
  5. Annie Robbins

    Lice! Need Advice Asap!

    Hey everyone, I bought a baby guinea pig last week on Thursday... and today she is covered in lice. I have had her separate from my other guinea pig. Since I have noticed the lice, I have moved her to another room. I have also called they vet, but they won't get back with me until...
  6. TheCavySlave

    Scratching Piggy?

    Hi, haven't posted for a while, so anyway. Duncan had a scratching session! Over a minute of scratching with his leg, his mouth, it was awful to watch. There are tiny white specks in his fur, is that related? I've asked mum to take them to the vet, aaaand... She says she doesn't want it to be a...
  7. kerri Davidson

    Mites Or Lice?!?

    Hi, I bought 2 beautiful little peruvian sisters just over 2 weeks ago so they must be about 8/9 weeks old now. Built a new cage for them to come home too out of wood which gave them plenty room to roam! They both seemed to settle in fine, still a bit nervous but we handle them plenty so...
  8. crnyng

    Skin Condition? Help.

    So I have had 2 year old female guinea pig for a few months and ever since I had her she has had dandruff. Exsessive amounts even. I have given her a bath for fungal, for lice, given her 3 doses on seperate occasions for mites of revolution and still time after time it comes back. The excessive...
  9. Louiseb11

    Both My Boys Have Uri...advice Please :(

    Hi guys, Never posted before as I am a new guinea pig owner. I have 2 boars, Ron who ive had for 3 weeks now and Draco for almost 2 weeks. After only 2 days of having Draco I noticed his eye was completely closed and crusty so I took him straight to the vet who prescribed eye drops. After a few...
  10. Callia

    Scab On The Back Of Guinea Pig

    Hello! Today I took out my guinea pig, Galibi, and as I petted her I noticed something rough in her hair. At first I thought something small was caught in it, but I decided to move back her hair and found that she instead had a scab. She does not share her cage with another pigs and when I...
  11. pabloandscrat

    Help! What Should I Do?

    I have recently got my new pink eyed white sheltie cross Pablo, but we have just found out he has lice. He has long hair so I'm not surprised but theres a problem. We had a dog which had fleas not so long ago, long story short after we had to rehome her because we couldn't be there for her...
  12. crnyng

    Rescue Pig Health Issues

    I posted before about rescueing/adopting a two year old female that had static lice/hay mites. I picked her up today and my god poor girl. Her water bottle had algae growing all over it, her food bowl had mold at the bottom in the crevasses, but my biggest concern is her skin! Her dander is SO...
  13. Renee_kemp

    Tiny Dark Spots In Guinea Pig Fur?

    Hi everyone, I have two girls at nearly a year old now, and I've noticed some little blackish spots in their hair lately. I've used a couple different mite and mange treatments but doesn't seem to be making any difference. Could this be lice? or something else? If this is mites, could someone...
  14. WinnieandBear

    Lice Treatment Working Or... Not?

    Hello! I recently posted about my two girls and discovered that they have lice. They have seen a vet who couldn't find any lice but I was sure I had seen a couple so they both had a shot of ivermectin and he said to return in one week. That was on Saturday and my girls seem to be even more...
  15. WinnieandBear

    Lice Infestation?!?!

    I recently noticed the girls scratching more especially today and so checked Florries fur, I noticed a brown fleck and upon further investigation it was wriggling about and soon found another one. I am so creeped out but even more worried how I am going to make the girls feel better and get rid...
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