Junior Guinea Pig
- Nov 28, 2017
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Hi! It looks like guinea pigs have got hay/fur mites (chirodiscoides). They are the least harmful of all skin parasites that guinea pigs can get, but can still cause discomfort, especially in an advanced case like yours. The black specs are the eggs that are fixed to thairs, mostly at the bum end when you look underneath the top layer.
Opinions whether the use of ivermectin/selamectin is harmful during pregnancy or not are divided at the moment. The latest I have seen is that is now considered safe again, but it is not yet from a reputable source.Thank you wiebke. I also feel she is pregnant again. Since she was pregnant previous without our knowledge. On the time of birth she was with the male. She is showing again lot more signs of pregnancy. Could I treat her fur mites when she is pregnant. Are these fur mites contagious to other Guinea pig. Should I keep her separate.
You can use any of these products. Ivermectin can be applied as a spot-on, orally or as an injection. Revolution can also be used (see the link in my first post). I would think that oral ivermectin or revolution is easiest to give for you.Hi,
I Visited two vets. One was clueless and prescribed a cats medicines for ticks and fleas. I immediately took her to another vet. He browsed and said please give her ivermectin/selamectin topically 0.35ml. My guinea pig weighs 700 GMs. He wasnt sure if I could get either of the medicine in medical shops. I went and searched for the medicine. I could find in shops oral tablets with ivermectin, oral syrups or injection. Also the pharmist said he will try and see if he can get Pfizer revolution (selamectin). The vet diagnosed it to be hay mites only. What do I do? Can I use ivermectin oral syrup or injection topically?