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skin conditions

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. M

    Help Please ! Skin Problem?

    Greetings, I just made this account to seek advice, you see, I just realized one of my sow keep scratching more often than her pal and I am dead worried, so today I just checked her and realized there were scabs on her ears and at her skin at the rear end and I have no idea what it is or how it...
  6. T

    Hair Loss, Flaky Scabby Skin. Help:(

    hi there! I have an elderly Pig at 7 years old and she has been the happiest, healthiest pig ever until recently. I noticed that on her neck and stomach area she has lost a lot of hair over time it hasn't been drastically and I'm wondering why? :( Someone suggested that it could be dental...
  7. N

    Guinea Pig Scratching, Baldness And Crusty Skin Around Eye

    My guinea pig has been scratching the area around her right eye for about 2 weeks and since then I noticed baldness around his eye that's been growing ever since. The bald skin is also very crusty and he can barely open his eye. I went to the vet which gave me a kind of medicine that i should...
  8. Strawb

    Flakey Skin And Bald Patches!

    Hey guys, if in doubt I'm always looking on here for advice but this time I can't find anything like what my pig has so help would be appreciated! His name is Tails, he's a 3 year old Rex and for a good year and a half/2 years he's had hair loss patches on his lower back/hind, his fur will either...
  9. RJade

    Ringworm

    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...
  10. cinn&sugarmybbs

    Guinea Pig Skin Conditions?

    Hi, I have two guniea pigs that are around 8 months old. Both of them have been itching occasionally so I had them checked for mites fleas and lice at the vets. They all came out negative. They had a uri when I took them (3 weeks ago) so the doctor prescribed baytril to kill that and she said...
  11. A

    Guinea Has Mange, Vet No Help :(

    Hello, my guinea Millie (5 years old) has had mange for a while now (about 2 months). She has lost quite a bit of fur now and I'm quite worried about her. Her son Harvey lives with her, but he has no signs of it. She has been treated with Xeno 450 spot on (with ivermectin) from the vets (£75!)...
  12. H

    How To Differentiate Mite Infection And Fungal Infection?

    Hi all, one of our Guinea pigs has a small lump and a small bald patch on her left ear. We also find a large bald red patch behind her left ear. Is this a sign of fungal or mite infection? Or is it something else?
  13. crnyng

    Skin Condition? Help.

    So I have had 2 year old female guinea pig for a few months and ever since I had her she has had dandruff. Exsessive amounts even. I have given her a bath for fungal, for lice, given her 3 doses on seperate occasions for mites of revolution and still time after time it comes back. The excessive...
  14. Celine298

    Skin Problems

    Hey all, I was reading through some of your post and saw that Texels are prone to fungal infections, would Abyssinians be prone as well? When I picked my little guy up from the pet shop, he had a bite mark just over his left ear. The lady in the shop said the other pigs had bullied him because...
  15. Toto18

    New Piggie- Mark On Her Back?

    Hi, On Sunday me and my boyfriend bought a pair of beautiful new guinea pig sows. We were told they were 8 weeks but I'm now starting to wonder if they really are, we weighed them for the first time today (until now we didn't want to disturb them too much) they weigh 271g and 236g. When checking...
  16. N

    Does My Piggy Have Mites?

    Hi there We have two indoor piggys, and one of them is all white. I've noticed on her a few times these little dark brown specks that look like dirt all stuck in her fur, mainly around her rear end. A few weeks ago I noticed she had very flaky skin around her rear end too. I sought advice from...
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