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Guinea Pig Lip Twitch

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marblemoo

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Hi,

I've been a little bit concerned about my six month old female guinea - she has recently started twitching the left side of her face and I was wondering if anyone had any idea why she is doing it? inbreeding

It's only recently started - about a week or two - not sure if it had anything to do with her knocking her lip around two weeks ago (although she knocked the right not left). It only lasts a few seconds but I've never noticed it before.

I'd love to hear people's thoughts. And I thank you in advance for anyone that can help.

:)p
 

ILoveGilbertTheGuineaPig

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That's weird. I haven't heard of this before. It sounds like it may be related to her lip-knocking incident. If anything else changes (i.e. lethargy, etc.) then you should check with your vet. It doesn't sound like a very big problem though (as long as it doesn't affect her well-being). Good luck. xx
 

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Hi marblemoo. This may sound an odd question, but the first thing I would do is have a look at her ear on that side of her face. Lift the flap and have a feel and look at the visible folds of ear. Can you tell if it is clean, or if it is dirty e.g. any waxy, "sugary" substance in the ear folds or just underneath the ear flap?
 

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Thank you ... we've had a little feel of both her ears (so we can feel the difference) and they feel fine. I'm not sure what to do now!

Maybe just keep an eye? She doesn't twitch all the time!
 

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If it is not causing her any discomfort, I'd just say keep a close eye on her, but if you ever feel she isn't well or have worries about it, I'd take her to the vet right away!
 
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