• Dying, terminal illness and euthanasia: New sensitive support guide for guinea pig owners Please Click Here


  1. R

    White scabs on my guinea pig cookie

    Hi everyone, I hope you can help as I am a bit stuck over what to do with my guinea pig cookie. I can post some bettter photos this week if that helps. I took cookie to the vet just over 2 weeks ago as she had some scabs on her sides and back in various places, mainly in the roset middles. They...
  2. ashimay

    Crust and sore on the nose!

    On Friday I noticed that one of my guinea pig’s fur on the nose had gone slightly yellow and a little crusty (as can be seen in the first two photos). His breathing sounded just fine and his eyes showed no signs of cloudiness, discharge, watering etc, he has been eating and behaving as normal...
  3. ashimay

    Separating two bonded boars whilst treating one for ringworm

    Whilst carrying out the daily health checks on my two boars last night I noticed that Otis had what I suspected to be a fungal infection on one of his ears, a quick trip to the vet this evening confirmed that it was indeed ringworm (in the early stages) and checked over my other boar and...
  4. G


    I dont know what to do! My sweet baby has these spots on him and theyre getting worse! I cant afford a vet, I need some home remedy help, please.
  5. NightingaleTear

    Fungal infection on my pig's inner thighs/belly?

    I have been watching two spots on my pig, Sundae, for the past 3-4 months. they are located on his inner thighs almost on his belly, and they're symmetrical to each other. They almost look like nipples, but he is a male, not a female, and he hasn't had them there before, so i was able to rule...
  6. P

    Do Not Use “Nu-Stock” ointment!

    About a month and a half ago, one of my three piggies (Buffy) got ringworm. A family member of mine told me she used a product called “Nu-Stock” animal ointment on her dog when she had ringworm and it went away. I did a lot of research on it, but found no information about it specifically...
  7. DizzyD95

    Surolan - bruised appearance on ringworm patch?

    One of my piggies came to us with ringworm. The vet prescribed Surolan to put on the patches and we've been giving them both Imaverol baths. We're off to see a guinea pig specialist this weekend to get some itrafungol and a second opinion because I haven't seen any improvement (I know we should...
  8. W

    Hair loss around eye

    Hi, I noticed a few weeks back that my piggy Nymeria had a watery right eye, she tends to have that some times so I didn't really worry too much though I'd still check to see if she had a URI or something like that every day. Today I picked her up and the skin around her eye had lost a bit of...
  9. Sophiiiaac

    I think my piggy has a fungus! PLZ HELP

    My guinea pig has a bumpy white fungus looking thing behind her ear. There is some blood but I watched her for a while and she hasn’t been scratching excessively. I googled it and it said that it could be ringworm or mites? I’m not sure how to treat her and there aren’t any vets near me that are...
  10. K

    Ringworm Treatment

    my boys have been on the treatment for ringworm. We have just started the second cycle of intrafungol. The oldest boys seem fine, no scabs now or open sores but the baby has pretty much a bald nose again and the start of open sore bits. Is this normal?
  11. catcrunchies

    Persistant Ringworm

    We've had a niggling case of ringworm with a couple of our piggies that doesn't seem to be going away! It keeps hitting the same two pigs - both in separate pairs. Their buddies are both fine and our other pair seem alright too (they're in the top of a double hutch with an infected pair). We've...
  12. C

    Sad Guinea Pig (lonely And With Ring Worm) - Advice

    Hello all... I posted a little while ago about having bought 3 male guinea pigs (Sammy, Blaze and Iggle-Piggle) 2 of which were having horrendous fights. I have separated the two conflicting guinea pigs (Sammy and Blaze) and have them living beside each other in the cages... I've kept the...
  13. B

    Itrafungol Use

    Hi all, I’m new to the forum and was hoping to get some advice. My 4 year old boar Smudge has suffered from ringworm about a year ago. Over the weekend he has started exhibiting a few symptoms that make us think it may have returned (trying to groom/bite at the area & sensitive to touch) there’s...
  14. Jennybug89

    Ringworm Update

    So Rosie seems to really be on the mend! I'm treating her with the stuff the vet gave everyday but the hair is already starting to grow back, after just a week! So either I caught it super early or it wasn't ring worm at all. She's back in two weeks for a check and a mange injection but I'm so...
  15. fourcavies

    Where Do I Start

    Our old boar died in March and so I decided in the school holidays to get some new babies as we had lots of equipment! I now have 4 small boars, unfortunately, we came down to a bloody nose which needed antibiotics so we bought a new 2 story cage to separate out the little ones until we could...
  16. Potatoandwombat

    Help! Odd Wound On Genitals?

    I recently bought a guinea pig infested with ringworms, this was on purpose because his owner were going to throw him away. I have been treating the fungus with Conzol 1% and started treatment two days ago. However a couple hours ago I found an odd mark on Charlie's testacies. It looks red and...
  17. M

    I Think My Guinea Pig Has A Fungal Infection, Balding Scab On Head

    hello, I am new here. I have a long story about my new little guinea pig but I will try to keep it short, I apologize in advance lol. I got my guinea pig Leila from petco on july 3rd. (I know getting from petstores are bad, but I loved her and there are no guinea pigs anywhere near me available...
  18. RJade


    2 of my guinea pigs seem to just have a reoccurring case of ringworm. Overall, to get them sorted I've payed £400. They seem to have been free of it since Jan, but I think it may have come back. I really don't think it's anything I'm doing as I clean them out regularly, everything is...
  19. cinn&sugarmybbs

    Help With Ringworm!

    Hi guys, I'm new to the site and I have a question about my two Guinea pigs:)) I took them to the vet 2 days ago, I knew they have a URI so I was given baytril and probiotics to stop it. I noticed they have been scratching a lot. So I asked if it was mites or fleas. Both tests came back...
  20. Kamisnowla

    Please Help Asap!

    2 weeks ago I bought this guniea pig today as I was giving her food I noticed this patch. I'm sure it's ringworm and I don't know what to do, I can't go to the vets tomorrow and no chats are open right now. Please help what should I do? I washed my hands and my wrists to make sure I don't get...