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Good Morning I was hoping someone could help me out. I just got my third Guinea female Hershey a month ago. She just had a spot on her face show up and it’s raised! Anyone seen this before? Thank you in advance!
Also I have her separated from my other two s’mores and brownie.
 

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Please don’t separate them, it causes unnecessary stress. your other piggies have already been exposed to whatever it is so there is no benefit in separating them at all.

please have your piggy seen by a vet, only your vet can diagnose and prescribe treatment
 

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Ok they have never been together as she is a baby and I have been working with them to place them together ... Thank you I’ll get an appointment
 

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Ok they have never been together as she is a baby and I have been working with them to place them together ... Thank you I’ll get an appointment
babies under four months of age should be properly bonded and live in the same cage with other piggies immediately as they should never kept alone, their social needs are too great.
it’s not possible to work with them to be able to place them together, it’s not how bonding works. its a one time thing - you put them in a neutral bonding pen for a few hours and see it through to conclusion which if successful means they move into the same cage together on the same day. If you put them together for a little while over many days, they don’t get chance to form a A relationship as their processes are constantly interrupted meaning they start again at every meeting. This is stressful for them.
 

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Good Morning I was hoping someone could help me out. I just got my third Guinea female Hershey a month ago. She just had a spot on her face show up and it’s raised! Anyone seen this before? Thank you in advance!
Also I have her separated from my other two s’mores and brownie.
Hi!

Hi and welcome

Your picture is unfortunately extremely fuzzy and badly lit, so we can at the very best only guess what you are up against.

Please have her vet checked for ringworm, which is highly contagious and is one of the few things that can be passed between different species pets and humans. You will have to also treat her companions once you have a diagnosis and protect yourself because exposure has already happened. The time between contracting ringworm and the actual outbreak of an acute spot is 10-14 days. Please also note that the affected area is much larger than visible and that you have an acute spot, it has to run its due course and it will get worse before it gets better. You can find pictures of how an acute infection runs at the end of the ringworm guide. Please don't home treat on spec because this is only a guess and NOT a diagnosis.

Please follow the advice in our very practical step-by-step ringworm hygiene guide; do not underestimate ringworm!
Ringworm spores are invisible, shed in their thousands and can stay live for around 2 years, so the risk of re-infections and new outbreaks is very high unless you consistently cut off all transmission angles and invest in a vet grade anti-fungal disinfectant (shop products are generally just antibacterial). It is worth throwing the kitchen sink at it so you can get over it once and for all. Our guide is based on nearly 15 years of practical experiences. If you follow it correctly, it does really work; even for larger groups.
New guinea pigs: Sexing, vet checks&customer rights, URI, ringworm and parasites
Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures


As to the bonding process, I fully agree with @Piggies&buns . Babies are desperate for company. You cannot bond piggies in tiny instalments and 'play dates'. for guinea pigs each meeting is a full-on aborted bonding session, which is hugely upsetting for them as they have to restart the whole process every time and take much longer to get through it.
Please take the time to carefully read our comprehensive illustrated step-by-step bonding guide and follow it.
Bonding and Interaction: Illustrated social behaviours and bonding dynamics
Sows: Behaviour and female health problems (including ovarian cysts)
 
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