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Can Guinea Pigs Get Fleas?

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EmJC

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My children and I have several bites in the past week since we got our pigs. We don't have any other pets so wondering if something on the piggies could be the cause?
 

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Yes they can but they can also get other pests like mites and lice. I would recommend a vet visit to check for parasites and get the appropriate treatment depending on what it is. X
 

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Yes, but the also gets mites and lice and several other biting pests. I would see the vet to get it diagnosed so you treat the right parasite, and also to make sure you are using a product dosed to their weight, as over-the-counter flea remedies aimed at dogs and cats are going to be too potent for such a small animal.
 

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I'll make them an appointment on Monday. They're not scratching and there's nothing visable in their fur.
 
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