1. H

    baby guinea pigs excessive itching

    recently i have adopted 2 baby guinea pigs (around 6 weeks old) and i have noticed they tend to itch quite alot. Their coats are soft and nice, with no dry patches, oily/greasy patches, etc. they also jump and run around the cage sometimes with a high pitched wheeking. (is this related to the...
  2. zoe.sterns

    New Baby Guinea with Issues? please help

    ok so today i picked up my two 5 week old silkie board from a breeder. one of them has me a little worried. he has a weird scar on his eye and what seemed to be a pimple or scab on his neck? both small. he also is pretty slobbery and has a lot of saliva in his mouth? the next off thing is that...
  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. D

    Guineapig lice

    Help I’ve just found lice in my guineapigs fur ( I adopted them Monday) any help and advice please. They live in fleece bedding too ! X
  5. S


    Hi there, I am new to this forum. My name is Ana and I am (or better my children are) a proud owner of two guinae pigs, Sky (9 weeks old) and Chip (11 weeks old). Today we realised that Chip has lice, white worms running around his head 😱. I am hoping you can help me with this. What should I...
  6. Posie&Coco

    Concerned about piggy fur

    Hello 👋 I’m a new Guinea Pig owner so I’m not sure if I’m worrying unnecessarily but today I spotted black specks on my Dutch piggy, Coco’s white fur. They brushed off easily and I checked the rest of her fur and found what looked like nits attached to the black hairs of her hind legs (these...
  7. P

    Lice or mites?

    Recently I've noticed tiny grayish specks on my guniea pig. Most of them seem to be on her behind. Some of them appear to move but none of them are attached to her skin it's all on her fur. Shes also not experiencing any hair loss as of now but she does bite her side an awful lot. Can anyone...
  8. C

    Guinea Pigs Have Lice?

    I noticed today that my 2 male guinea pigs seem to be very irritable and itching themselves much more than usual. When I tried to pick them up they chittered angrily and did not want to be picked up. After I wrangled one, I looked at his fur an noticed there were moving parasites on his back...
  9. ollieandwinston


    My piggy has mites and we did research as to what to get to treat him,and most people said to get mite treatment at our local pet store and when we looked they didn’t have any and have never heard of it which,so we came back and did more research and found neem oil.So we were able to get some...
  10. 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...
  11. I

    Lice in guinea pigs

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had a problem with their guinea pigs having lice. I have 2 boys who are now a year old and 3 months ago noticed that the darker pig had a couple of little white lice-like creatures in his fur. They both were scratching too. Took them to the vet who said she had...
  12. L


    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...
  13. 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...
  14. walnutandpeanut


    what are signs of lice in guinea pigs
  15. Cherrychops100

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...