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baby guinea pigs excessive itching

hodunkong

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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 itching?)
I am assuming it is lice, but I am not quite sure

thank you in advance!
 

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Running and jumping around is most likely the excitement of youngsters! The jumping and squeaking on the spot is called popcorning and it means happy piggies!

Piggies do scratch but if it is excessive then they require a vet check and if they are found to have mites, lice or fungal infections then they require a vet prescribed treatment. It’s always wise to have new piggies vet checked in any event.

Please also check the sex of your piggies to ensure no missexing has occurred which is common in pet shop or breeder piggies.

Ive attached links to guide below which will be helpful to you.
New guinea pigs: Sexing, vet checks&customer rights, URI, ringworm and parasites
'Popcorning' and 'zooming' - joy and exuberance (videos)

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