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  1. M

    Flaking skin

    My long haired guinea pig Rick has a lot of dry flaking skin all over the back half of his body and it seems to hurt him when I bend the hair back to look at his skin, ahead of taking him to the vet I wanted to check if this looks more like a fungal skin infection or mites? One of my other...
  2. princessnico

    Dry, bald patch?

    Hello! I’ve recently adopted a young guinea pig. She is 1 or 2 months old. She eats well, and plays. When I first got her though, I noticed a darker looking patch of fur underneath her right ear. Now, a week later. The spot has no hair, and it looks rather dry/flaky. It is about the size of a...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    Dry skin, dandruff, or something else

    After an incident about a year ago with guinea pig lice, I regularly check my boys skin/hair for anything wrong. I’ve noticed recently that they both seem to have white flakes around their back ends and I can’t seem to figure out why. I’m thinking it’s just dry skin or maybe dandruff caused by...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. S

    Found this greasy stuff

    Hi there I’ve just done a health check on my piggy and found this stuff on her backside I’m thinking it’s something to do with grease gland but I’ve never seen it like that before so any help would be appreciated thanks in advance , she is about 14 months old
  8. 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...
  9. D

    Guniea pig dry skin

    So my Guinea Pig has a small area around his lower stomach that is loosing hair making it bald. I'm not sure what it is but it is flakey so I'm assuming its dry skin.
  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. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. V

    urgent help! scab not healing even months after surgery

    Hi all, This is going to be a long one, but I'll try to keep it as short as possible. A few months ago, our guinea pig had a suspected abscess on her bum. Since it was too big to be drained, the vet decided to perform surgery. Keeping in mind that our vet works specifically with exotics, we...
  15. Rennac

    Help ,i'm scared about my guinea pig's fur

    So ,my girlfriend gave me this guinea pig on November 2017 and since then i've been taking good care of him since he's my first pet. I always researched on the internet before doing anything to him ,from food to actions. And then today i looked at him and he had this brownish stain where his...
  16. MilliePigs


    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. Siikibam

    Behind The Ear

    Today was weigh-in day and overall check for the boys. I noticed that Toffee had an area behind the ear that was a little bare. The skin looked kind of dry, but I haven’t noticed him scratching himself a lot there or anything. He didn’t like me moving his hair to look at it, and shook himself a...
  18. T

    What Is This On His Back?

    Hello, I've noticed two dry bumps when I was petting Pika. It looks like a slit, width is about 4-5mm. Here's a picture. There is no reason for a cut. No blood traces. I'd appreciate any clues. There are not any Guinea pig specialized vets around me. Thanks very much.
  19. L

    Help! Lump On Guinea Pig :(

    Hi, I have noticed this rather large lump on my guinea pigs stomach. He also looks like his coat is greasy and full of white specs. Anyone have any ideas ? :( taking him to the vet tomorrow
  20. Celine298

    Itchy Pig

    Hi guys! A while ago I posted a thread here about my boy Sunny. He had a fungal infection in his skin but has since been treated and given the all clear by the vet. He was also checked for mange mites and given the all clear. This was a few months ago and he's still quite itchy. He's and Abby...