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matted fur

  1. M

    Matted Fur On Bottom

    Hi, One of my girls is extremely prone to matted fur around her bottom. She ends up with sticky fur on her back legs and hard fur around her bum. I spot clean 2x a day and fully clean them out every 2-3 days so their homes are very clean. She's a short haired guinea and I keep her hair as short...
  2. W

    White Specks On Fur

    Both of my guinea pigs have very soft fur, it has been so for months. They have no bald spots but do scratch themselves some times. My vet told me that it is normal, especially in the summer. Today I was clipping their nails and noticed that Nymeria had white specks on her fur (shes mostly black...
  3. PicklePig207

    Moles On Guinea Pig Rump?

    I noticed some matting on my little pig's fur this afternoon and after a bath and a little haircut I uncovered 3 brown patches on his skin that resemble moles. My piggie is a rescue (we found him abandoned in a parking lot) and he is generally quite skittish, but he really doesn't seem to want...
  4. NoiNoi

    Severely Matted Long-haired Piggie!

    Hello all, hope you're having a lovely day! To the point! Today I adopted Ozzy, a 2 and a half year old Piggie from a work associate who, putting it nicely, didn't much care for him after his first owner passed away. I said I would look after the little fella, having owned piggies (short...
  5. bumbling-bambi

    My Shampoo Sucks!

    So both my boys are very long haired, particularly around their bottoms - as a result they seem to get a lot of matts which is obviously very uncomfortable for them. If i can't brush them out without hurting them I have to just cut them away. This tends to lead to the most horrendous hair cuts...
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