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I seriously don't know!

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Cinnamon

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Oh gosh, I am such a bad owner,
So i had to go on camp for 3 days, and Cinnamon and Chocy have been with Sweetpea,
Ever since that I have been finding little line black things (like 0.2mm long) on strands of their fur!?
I do not know what this is, I really need help and I am extremely worried..
") I will try and take pictures!
 

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Can you see them moving around? Maybe lice . . . you're not a bad owner though, whatever it is, I'm sure it's not a huge deal and will be fine :)
 

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Hi there

From your description I would say that it is most likely to be 'static lice' which are actually hay mites. A new source of hay will be a good idea once the piggies and their cage have been cleared of them.

There's more info here at Gorgeous Guineas
http://www.gorgeousguineas.com/parasitic.html

I can't advise on which treatment to use as I'm not familar with products available in Australia but know that GG's products are highly recommended.

Suzy x
 

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Thanks!
Oh gosh, where else do we get hay!? lol.
We'll try and figure something out..
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According to my vets, you can try freeze/thawing a small bag of hay in a domestic freezer (24 hours freeze, 24 hours thaw x 2) to reduce the possibility of mite infection.

Johnsons small animal insecticidal shamppo if you can get it is good. Otherwise try Xeno450 spot on treatment.

However be advised that if a piggie developes a lice or mite infection it means they are "below par" so you need to be aware they may be other symptoms and other issues to watch out for.

HTH
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There is no other problems I have seen with them..
Ok so we haven't wormed them (OMG) so we got the worming stuff today its this:
media.nl

it does not say what to do with it, put it in water, or feed it in their mouth!
:)>>>
We also got a Mite and Mange SPRAY:
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With that do I just spray it on the guinea pigs and their cages?

Thank you :D
 
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