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Is it fungal?

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HairlessWillow7

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A some of my teddy guinea pigs have recently started losing some patches of hair. I was examining Bellatrix, since she had this problem, and a clump of hair with skin attached came off. Her skin looked dry and flaky, like dandruff. I took a few pictures of it.

Here's the clump of hair
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And here's a bald patch with the dry, flaky skin
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Another one of my teddy sows had a bald patch too, but no clumps of hair came out
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Is it fungal? Only the teddy's are affected. Willow and Woog (my only non-teddy's) are not at all.
 
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Hiya
Mine suffer from fungal, I'm not an expert and couldnt say for certain but it does look like what my buttercup gets. i use canesten cream 1% its the dual action one for athletes foot, with a picture of a foot on the box, costs about £4.50 from chemist/supermarket. I had to take one of my pigs to the vets this week as she had scratched her face so bad fron the fungal there was almost a hole in her face, she advised me to carry on using the canesten cream xx
 

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Thank you :) I have no experience with fungal issues. It was like there was a giant outbreak in most of my teddy's. They are more itchy than usual, but nothing extreme, thank goodness. I'll try the canesten cream, thankfully they have it in the US :)
 

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I would say possibly mites too. If you read on the guinealynx site it says that loosing hair with a clump of skin attached can be a sign of mite infestations. The itchiness is a good sign of mites too. I'm treating all mine with Xeno 450 at the moment as this was happening to Lexi and she was getting really irritated when I stroked her back. If you can't get this in the US then any ivermectin will do I think. Maybe check here http://www.guinealynx.info/mites.html. Hopefully they will disappear soon. Good luck with yours :). X
 
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I would say possibly mites too. If you read on the guinealynx site it says that loosing hair with a clump of skin attached can be a sign of mite infestations. The itchiness is a good sign of mites too. I'm treating all mine with Xeno 450 at the moment as this was happening to Lexi and she was getting really irritated when I stroked her back. If you can't get this in the US then any ivermectin will do I think. Maybe check here http://www.guinealynx.info/mites.html. Hopefully they will disappear soon. Good luck with yours :). X

Thank you :). I have a question though. Are mites contagious? Only the teddy's are affected by this. My skinny pig and crested piggy have no problems at all, so I'm a bit puzzled ?/
 

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Does anyone know if mites or anything fungal is contagious? Both Willow and Woog live with teddy sows that shows hair loss, but do not show signs of mites or anything fungal
 
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Hmmm, strange. You'd think Willow would be showing signs of this, because she's hairless :{ Skinny pigs are more prone to mites and fungal infections. But it's only the teddy's :{
 
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