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Hanwombat

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Ive just brought a new guinea pig today. I went to a place which specialises in Aquatics but also has reptiles, rodents, birds etc.

Anyway I got this male rex - he is about 5 months old, quite big and I felt a bit sorry for him as nobody may of not wanted to buy him as hes quite big compared to the little piggies next door to him.

Anyways, I brought him home and his ears have got a big build up of wax in both of them and the inside is also very crusty.

I'm going to have to take him to the vets on monday night (only time I can as I work) and the aquatics centre will be getting a phone call tomorrow asking whether they will be paying my vets bill as I dont see why I should pay for it when they should of been giving him regular health checks. The amount of wax he has got in them doesnt just build up over a couple of days that would of taken a while.

If he went back they'd have to take him to the vets so either way I think they should pay.

Is there anything I can do to help soften the wax that doesnt involve me prodding too much as he really doesn't like it.

Poor chap


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Ive just been looking at guinea lynx forum and it says that rexes can be pront to a build up of wax so I may try and see how much I can get out. Neither ear smells so I dont think its an infection and he doesnt have a head tilt and he isnt scratching so i dont think he has mites.

Maybe he just has a bad build up of wax?
 

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Could well be. I don't think it hurts giving him ivermectin for mites anyway. I am sure that your vet can give you eardrops that help soften the wax and any gunk (not that he will like them any better from my own experience!)
 

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a lot of people have mentioned mineral oil (liquid paraffin) i may see if i can get that from a pharmacy on monday
 
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