mites

  1. A

    Mites ?

    Hi all, my guinea pig Albie has been scratching incessantly the past few days. Today he has seemed very different: not wanting to be touched, teeth chattering, sleeping a lot etc. I have known something is not right but during floor time I noticed a big bald patch behind his ear, which was red...
  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. cashewandpeppa

    Dry skin on ears

    Hi everyone! Any advice on how to treat dry skin on ears? One of my girl’s very dark ears get a white-ish cast on them, where it comes and goes, and looks like dry skin. She’s been treated for ringworm for 1.5 months, has had Ivomec drop treatments, and topical anti-fungal. She was just...
  4. A

    Can’t get rid of static mites

    Hi, I’m new to the forum and wanted to create a post to seek help regarding my piggie, Ralph. He has had these tiny dots in his fur for almost a year now. I believe they are static mites, as they do not appear to move and are not causing hair loss/skin problems. However, Ralph is constantly...
  5. S

    Guinea pig scab

    Hello! We have just noticed this little scab on my guineas belly. His brother was treated for a fungal infection a couple weeks ago and everything has been disinfected since then. They were also treated for mites over a month ago. Any idea what it may be? Thanks!
  6. Hselsby

    7 mth old ear troubles

    Hi guys, My youngest pig is having an issue with her ear at the moment, and with current events it is difficult to get the the vets to get her checked out. She has a small spot on the inside of her ear that has bled for (as far as we know) the past couple of days on and off. We have cleaned it...
  7. J

    SKINNY PIG ITCHING AND BITING

    Hi, I have a three month old hairless guinea pig. He has been itching and biting himself very frequently and has one major spot where I believe he scratched raw that has now began to heal, but it is dry and flaky. First I thought he had mange mites, but after being given a topical dose of...
  8. C

    Seizures? Or just being weird?

    So my piggie is definitely a weird one, she’s veryyy special 🤣, slow, if you will LOL. So I’ve always thought this thing she does was just another one of her weird quirks with no explanation. Everytime we have her out of her enclosure, like on the floor in a room, or on a bed or couch, she’ll...
  9. S

    Little dry patch

    Hello! I posted on here the other day about my guinea boy who had a crusty ear. This is now clearing up well with daily sea salt cleaning. however I’ve just found this patch. Is it anything to be worried about. They’ve been treated for mites.
  10. R

    Guinea Pig Skin Issue

    A few days ago, we noticed this bald patch appear on our guinea’s back. Upon closer look there appears to be dandruff as well. He has no other symptoms or patches like this. Although he does occasionally try to scratch it. What could this be?
  11. Lizzieejoyce

    Popcorning or irritated?

    Hello lovelies! I have a quick question, is there a way to differentiate whether a small jump was a popcorn or a flinch from an irritation eg a mite bite/itch? For context: - I rescued two sisters (approx 4 years old) 12 days ago. One is very timid, the other a little more confident and both...
  12. A

    Mites

    Disclaimer: I am not familiar with guinea pigs as much but I really do enjoy them and have done as much research as I can online. I have decided to reach out further on this forum for more advice. Hi, I have two guinea pigs and one of them has mites really bad (specifically sarcoptic mange...
  13. M

    Possible mites?

    Hello! I have a soon to be six year old guineapig, I noticed that she does have a little more dandruff for awhile now, and she has been itching herself a lot more. I don’t see any bald spots or scabs, but I’m not sure what it could be. There’s no vet places open due to the coronavirus and my...
  14. 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...
  15. doodlecountry

    Recurring mites?

    I treated all 5 of my girls for mites with Advantage for cats about two months ago. After doing so, I didn’t clean their fleece in the cage until about a day after. I see them scratch still but I’m not sure if they still have mites. If they do, should I treat with ivermectin and change their...
  16. 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...
  17. L

    My piggies have mites, what can I do?

    Hi, My guinea pigs both have mites. I've taken them to the vet and they gave me the treatment. I followed the vet's instructions but the mite eggs are still visible in their fur. I went to the vet a second time but that didn't help and I'm not sure what to do. The guinea pigs seem completely...
  18. doodlecountry

    Mites & Fleece Bedding

    I have just treated all 5 of my guinea pigs with Revolution as the vet has given us for mites. It wasn't a serious case, but I had noticed more itching than usual. Otherwise, no other serious symptoms. However, I put them back in the cage with their original fleece before they were treated...
  19. 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...
  20. L

    Is this mites?

    I was recently petting my piggy and he had some sort of a scab black thing on his back only I looked and felt to see if there is anymore but no only on his back and before I saw it I was scratching him and I scratched the scab part without knowing it was there and white kinda like dandruff specs...
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