1. F

    Treatment for mites

    Hi Can anyone tell me if treatment for mites will make the skin look worse before it gets better? My two boys are on a 4 week course of Ivermectin injections at the vets. They had the first one on Thursday but their skin is looking far worse than it did prior to treatment. Is this to be...
  2. 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...
  3. F

    Fungal or mites treatment

    Hi, I am looking for some advice please. I have two boars who have always been quite itchy with frequent scratching/biting. Both my boys are scratching a lot and have dry skin. I have noticed patches of dry/flaky skin in Fred’s back which looks sore, hair was also coming out with flakes of dead...
  4. E

    New Foster Pigs in a Mess!

    Hi guys! I posted a few weeks ago about a Guinea pig I was fostering that I've now kept lol! He's been castrated and now needs to wait 5 more weeks until he can have some friends. Well, two girls came into the rescue and they're in a right old state! I was happy to foster them in the hopes...
  5. 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...
  6. B

    Hay mites please help

    Hi everyone, looking for some advice, ive just found hay mites on my piggy so ive applied spot-on and given him a bath, is there anything else i can do? I hate seeing him upset and itchy :( Thanks!
  7. Z


    Hello! I WANT TO PREFACE THIS BY SAYING I HAVE A VET APPOINTMENT SCHEDULED ASAP. I'm here because I’m stressing and just looking for some answers while I wait for Monday. I think that one of my guinea pigs may possibly have mange mites. He has A v-shaped bald spot that when touched he will...
  8. Lizzieejoyce

    Hair loss. HELP!

    Hi everyone TL;DR - ongoing skin problem and hair loss. Been to the vets 3 times and she’s still not better, any suggestions please?! My guinea pig, Agnes, has had a skin problem since late August. Another guinea pig of mine had a fungal infection when Agnes started to lose hair so I treated...
  9. Hollie85

    Mite shampoo

    Hi everyone What are the best and most effective shampoos for static mites and where to buy them? Any other advice greatly appreciated 🥰 Thanks in advance Hollie
  10. minnie-bonnie

    Ivermectin Treatment and Cleaning

    Hello! So I have been prescribed ivermectin for my 5 guinea pigs (1 who is new and had her first dose at the vet, isolating before being introduced). Advice on how the process goes? Do I apply ivermectin before or after deep cleaning everything? How many doses should I apply to my 4 adult...
  11. Livvysquish

    Scab/cut formed in a week

    Hey, does anybody have any idea what this could be? It has appeared in the past week. At first it was a sore nose/crusty on the tip not notrils and her eyes sore and then it went red. Then a a day after I noticed this on her side. Her eyes are fine but her side is spreading. From when I first...
  12. T

    Guinea Pig Scabs and sores

    We have three guinea pigs two males that were in the same cage together and one female in a cage by herself. We had attempted to have the female with another piggy in the cage with her, but that did not go well and it's the story for a different post. Up until a month ago, the two males were in...
  13. Rolo&Roxy


    Hello all, me again as no vet can get to the bottom of Roxy! They thought it was mites and gave treatment Xeno 450, nothing changed still biting skin/feet and back, I tried gorgeous guinnies lice shampoo twice, nothing has changed. I tried coconut oil on her dry skin(got a little better) I...
  14. S

    Hay mites

    Hi all I’ve just discovered that my pigs have hay mites this morning I have ordered some lice and easy shampoo from gorgeous Guineas but I’m just wondering does anyone know how to keep these from reinfecting as I discovered that obviously ivermectin is not useful for these mites as they are not...
  15. MeganSambrook


    Hello! We are due to treat little Bobby with his second ivermectin treatment on Wednesday. Our vet told us to put all of the treatment onto his neck, but being a big boy he has a lot of treatment and ends up very wet! The packaging says to put the treatment down his spine as well but I am...
  16. MeganSambrook

    Mites? Open Wound

    Hello, I’m new to the forum so I hope I am posting in the correct place. We’ve recently adopted a guineapig who we were told is 8 months old and had been attacked by a female guineapig in his cage. He has a superficial wound on his back which unfortunately he can reach with his back leg. He also...
  17. WheeksforWeeks

    Nursing Pig with Mites and Urine Scald

    Hello, first post here. This is in regards to my newest pig, Faye. We found Faye on Gumtree, she was well into her pregnancy and her other cagemates were picking on her so the owners decided to sell her. I have been keeping piggies for twelve years and have bought in plenty of pregnant pigs so I...
  18. M

    Guinea Pig Mites or Allergy

    Hi! I’ve noticed the past couple months, sometimes when I reach in to get hay, hold my piggies without a long sleeve, or hold them to my chest to trim their nails, I get a small rash that goes away within 15 minutes. They’re showing no signs of being itchy or having any skin irritation. Does...
  19. mochalily2020

    black flecks on rear end of guinea pig

    Hi everyone, My guinea pig has these small black flecks on the lower end of her body that comes off very easily when i run my hand through her and I thought it might just be residue from playing in hay/toys or just some dead skin. She does not seem bothered at all and they are not moving at all...
  20. E

    Help! Piggy Sores? Won’t Stop Itching!

    Hello All! Just a few days ago I noticed on the left side of my pig’s nose the hair was falling out and then saw a small pea sized sore behind his left ear. Then yesterday I found 3 more sores on his chest and near his bottom. He keeps chewing at the sore on his back and is worrying me that...