skin conditions

  1. H

    Vet update!

    my boy just had his first appointment with the vets, and unfortunately a few issues did come up :( 1. I have been clipping his nails and I thought his coat seemed clean and healthy. However, because he's never been groomed by his humans, he needs a bath with a mild shampoo, which I think I...
  2. C

    Bites or skin condition (skinny pig)

    Our skinny pig has some sortve bite or skin thingy on it. Does occasionally show agression towards other pigs but only dominance. Not sure if its a bite or something else. Also has dry skin patches. Anyone seen anything like this before? On her neck and bum seen in the link. The dry patches come...
  3. E

    Dry patch behind guinea pig’s ears?

    I'm not sure if it’s a fungal infection or not but my 1 year old female guinea pig has a small patch of dry scaly skin behind each ear. She has had it for a long time but I always thought it was normal. She also gets flaky ears sometimes and often has a small (but not abnormal) amount of crust...
  4. 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...
  5. T

    Ringworm

    Hi all, I got a guinea pig from what I thought was a reputable source, but she turned out to have quite a severe case of ringworm. I've taken her to the vet (prescribed oral antifungal meds) and have nearly finished the treatment course. I've also given her 2 baths. The ringworm is looking much...
  6. 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?
  7. V

    Guinea pig skin irritation?!

    Hi there, one of my guinea pigs developed this around her eye, and now she’s also opened it up so it’s been bleeding a bit. An appointment to the vet has already been made and we will be seeing one tomorrow, however I was just worried and wanted to see if anyone encountered this before... thank...
  8. MollyB

    Fungal treatment help if possible!

    So I'm having a mild panic about my guinea pig's skin problem because I can't really get to a vets, but after some research on here and the internet generally (he has flaky skin and fur with flakes attached) it seems he has a fungal infection. Here's the plan, please tell me if I'm incorrect or...
  9. Bebimbars

    Ringworm ? On lockdown, need help

    Hi everyone, I really need help as we are in a sticky situation. I live in France and the whole country is under lockdown, we can only get out of the house to go to the supermarket, pharmacy and emergency doctor appointments. Our young sow (7 weeks old) has come up with a white crusty patch...
  10. C

    Growth on nose

    Hey, I’ve recently noticed some kind of growth or something appear on one of my guinea pigs nose. I’ve attached a photo. Can anybody explain what it is and if there is anything I need to do to treat it? Many thanks
  11. K

    Guinea pig cleaning same spot

    My guinea pig Mochi keeps cleaning the same same spot, one of her back legs. I’m not sure if she is also biting it but when I was cleaning her cage her whole leg and foot was very wet from her cleaning it. I am worried that something on her skin is bothering her? Her skin on that leg doesn’t...
  12. T

    Sneezing for weeks?

    Good evening everyone! My name is Kris. I've got 3 beautiful female piggies, but my baby Oreo (I'm not quite sure of her age, but my guess would be about 3 months old) has been sneezing for exactly 22 days now. The minute I'd first noticed, I took her straight to the vet, who put her on 2 weeks...
  13. honeybee<3

    Brown spots on skin and fur loss on my piggy

    I was checking my two piggies health and one of my girls appears to have lost some fur loss around her ear (she has always had small bald patches behind her ears but now it's a bit bigger) She also has dark brown patches on the skin around her ears. I've never seen this in my piggies and I'm...
  14. A

    Red skin surrounded by Dry Skin Circle on bottom

    Hi all, I just noticed on my boar's bottom (he's about 5-6 months old) a reddish spot that has dry skin flaking/peeling away from the center of it. There is a picture attached to this post. Can anyone help me identify what this could be?
  15. coco&chanel

    Skinny pig skin condition?

    My skinny pig Penelope has developed dry skin with white patches. I gave her a bath and messaged her with coconut oil which seemed to help the top of her (her skin went back to normal) but she's got white patches all over her tummy which I am not sure what they are. I will post pictures as its...
  16. MilliePigs

    Dandruff

    I have a Texel piggie who I’ve found has some dandruff. I understand that this could be an indicator that he has lice but he’s not particularly itchy and doesn’t have any bald spots or hair loss. I was just wondering if it’s typical of Texels to have dry skin and dandruff being a long haired breed?
  17. E

    Not Mite Or Fungal Help!

    Hi everyone! I need your help! I recently got two guinea pigs from a breeder, have had them about a week. Since getting the piggies one of them has developed dry scabby skin (not red or oozing) and hair loss on her rump which she doesnt like to have touched. i have Taken her to vet and she has...
  18. K

    Scabby Skin

    the 4 week old piggie I picked up last week is covered in scans around the neck and ears.. the ears are scabby and dry and seems to be an open wound which has come up since yesterday, originally thought it was just dry skin... Any ideas? Very worried and our vets doesn’t appear to be open on a...
  19. BiggiesMom

    Red Bald Patch; Fungal Or From Stress?

    Hi! I've had my guinea pig Biggie for a month now. I was looking into adopting another guinea pig so he could have a friend when i noticed he has a patch of hair missing/thinning and the skin is red in some spots, white in others and bleeding from when i think he scratches at it. He also has a...
  20. Catdawg

    Haven't A Clue What This

    Just noticed this on canelos back end this evening :/ I haven't had them long so I can't say I've noticed any changed behaviour but he is quite shy and likes to hide and curl up in corners a lot but I haven't noticed any change I want to try and avoid further investigation as I don't want to...
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