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Fungal Infection or Mites

Carla1231

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Hey guys,

So this is Brownie,
He is a 4 week old boy. His been living with me for around 2-3 days now. I adopted him from a lady that thought she had boys. From all the learning and reading i been doing from the past weeks, i see that there is something off about brownie. I thought the the little “spots” in his skin was “swirls” until i saw a dry spot on his ear.


I have attached a few videos
On the 49 sec video. On second 28 i zoom in to the “swirls”

My other piggie curls, brownie’s older step brother is 6 weeks. He does not seem to be having this issues as brownies. Should i do the same “treatment” to him?

Please help concern mommy!
 

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The two videos (:27) & (:49) did not upload
 

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The two videos (:27) & (:49) did not upload
The forum can’t support direct video upload. You’ll need to upload to a third party such as YouTube and share the link.

I can’t tell from your photos. But we don’t recommend home treating, so if you are concerned please take him to see a vet for diagnosis and treatment.
 

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Hey guys,

So this is Brownie,
He is a 4 week old boy. His been living with me for around 2-3 days now. I adopted him from a lady that thought she had boys. From all the learning and reading i been doing from the past weeks, i see that there is something off about brownie. I thought the the little “spots” in his skin was “swirls” until i saw a dry spot on his ear.


I have attached a few videos
On the 49 sec video. On second 28 i zoom in to the “swirls”

My other piggie curls, brownie’s older step brother is 6 weeks. He does not seem to be having this issues as brownies. Should i do the same “treatment” to him?

Please help concern mommy!
I am very sorry, but your piggies need a hands-on examination. I can certainly not tell from your pictures.
Please do not treat on spec; you can so easily get it wrong and end up prolonging the suffering. Please see a vet and do it right first time round. It is cheaper overall!

You will find more information and pictures via this link here: What to check and look out for in new guinea pigs (vet checks, sexing, parasites&illness)
 

Lucyscavies

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To me just from the pictures it looks like ringworm or mites. If so then yes you will need to treat the other piggie for it. Because nobody is sure exactly what it is then i would go to a vet as soon as possible. If I knew for sure then I’d give you some home remedies but in this case the vet is best. Keep us updated and good luck! X
 

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To me just from the pictures it looks like ringworm or mites. If so then yes you will need to treat the other piggie for it. Because nobody is sure exactly what it is then i would go to a vet as soon as possible. If I knew for sure then I’d give you some home remedies but in this case the vet is best. Keep us updated and good luck! X
We don’t advocate home remedies here. It’s best to go to a vet and get the correct dosage and concentration of medicine, than use something ineffective.

A vet visit is best to find out what’s wrong.
 

Lucyscavies

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I understand, obviously a vet is always best, I just mentioned that as I know people who have used home remedies in the past but like you said it is safer to go to a vet x
 

Carla1231

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To me just from the pictures it looks like ringworm or mites. If so then yes you will need to treat the other piggie for it. Because nobody is sure exactly what it is then i would go to a vet as soon as possible. If I knew for sure then I’d give you some home remedies but in this case the vet is best. Keep us updated and good luck! X

Thank you so much lucy
 
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