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Guinea pig has something strange on his backside

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One of my guinea pigs has a long bit of chunky skin hanging from his Anus. He isn't eating well but will eat a little bit of hay and is drinking a lot, also it looks like he cannot poo properly. I origionally thought it has his penis but it looks too big to be it.
I am a new guinea pig owner and I honestly have no idea what it is...we got him in august with another guinea pig and they have been fine since now.
(i can put a picture up on here aswell if that can help)
thanks :)
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Hi there, yes i think a pic would be really helpful.

It could be just skin you know, there is a thread on here about this i will try and find it for you.

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thanks :)
It isnt like the one on the picture, it is more longer and hanging out more.
But I will get a picture up tomorrow unfortunatly i have college all day and i will have to do it when I get back but i will definatly put it up tomorrow
 

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ok, there are a few pics on here i just couldnt find the others as my laptop was taking ages for some reason, anyway, we will see by the pics.

have a good day at college x
 

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oh ok, i cant make it out properly, I'm not sure it is the cauliflower thing, maybe someone who has more knowledge will come along.

How old is your piggy?
 

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Hmm, that's odd. Could it be some sort of growth? I can't really see well enough from the picture to really say.
 

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its really hard to see but it looks like his penis is sticking out but it also looks like he has a band of hay stuck around it stopping it from going back in, how long has it been like this ? as its poss infection has set in!

i think you should take him to the vets to get checked out!
 
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I'm not too sure we got him in august from a pet shop so i reckon a few months old. It does look a bit like his penis but its only been like that for a few days. I'm going to give him a wash tomorrow see if that helps anything, my housemate says it looks like a collapsed rectum but i dont know if guinea pigs get that :s but when i took the picture it was a bit red
 

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i still think you should have a look round the forum, specially at the health bit and look at anything related to bums and willys!

Hope hes ok xx
 

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I would advise you take your piggie to the vet - once you know more we will be able to help with his on going care. Hopefully it's nothing serious.

Suzy x
 

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Please take him to the vet tomorrow - it looks like the penis cannot retract.....and it will get infected and could prevent him from peeing. Please also get them to check him for mites/fungal judging from the lack of fur on his right hind leg....

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