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Is this mites?

Leothepiggy

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I was recently petting my piggy and he had some sort of a scab black thing on his back only I looked and felt to see if there is anymore but no only on his back and before I saw it I was scratching him and I scratched the scab part without knowing it was there and white kinda like dandruff specs where on my finger! Can anyone help I’ll put photos. also I have another piggy that doesn’t have that at all and they sleep next to each other?
 

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I was recently petting my piggy and he had some sort of a scab black thing on his back only I looked and felt to see if there is anymore but no only on his back and before I saw it I was scratching him and I scratched the scab part without knowing it was there and white kinda like dandruff specs where on my finger! Can anyone help I’ll put photos. also I have another piggy that doesn’t have that at all and they sleep next to each other?
Hi!

Please have it vet checked. It could be either fungal or mange mites, which require different treatment; my suspicion is for the first but without a hands-on examination of the area around I can only guess, nor am I qualified to replace a trained vet.

In either case you need to treat all piggies in contact with the affected one. There is a time span between catching it and the acute outbreak. The companion is currently at this stage. Please do not home treat on spec. If your guinea pigs are

Please take the time to read this guide here; it contains important information and links for either issue, including your customer rights over newly bought piggies.
What to check and look out for in new guinea pigs (vet checks, sexing, parasites&illness)
 

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Thank you! I’ve been freaking out I will get them checked out
 

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Recently my male guinea pig has a black and red scab but now I noticed there is a bald spot on his side it wasn’t there the other day help? I’m going to the vet tomorrow but what does the balding spot mean also my other guinea pig that lives with him doesn’t have anything on him?110212
 

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Also that picture is the scab not the balding spot on his side
 

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Recently my male guinea pig has a black and red scab but now I noticed there is a bald spot on his side it wasn’t there the other day help? I’m going to the vet tomorrow but what does the balding spot mean also my other guinea pig that lives with him doesn’t have anything on him?View attachment 110212
Hi!

My answer and opinion have not changed since you posted last as on the same problem.

Please stick to one thread per piggy per same health issue in order to avoid conflicting advice due to us not being able to give you the appropriate advice for your specific situation and any previous steps. You can set your own alert by clicking on the Watch button at the start of the thread.

PLEASE see a vet to have the spot checked for a fungal skin infection (highly infective ringworm) more likely than mange mites. the longer your wait, the more it will spread and the more likely you and the companion are going to come down with it, too. If it is ringworm, you have to carefully follow our tips in our ringworm hygiene guide (which is accessible via the link below) to get rid of the thousands of invisible longlived spores that spread everywhere. The sooner you know what you are up against, the easier it is to get on top top.
Please keep in mind that we cannot diagnose without a hands-on examination and that we can only make educated guesses. We are no replacement for a bvet.
Information on both issues via this link here: What to check and look out for in new guinea pigs (vet checks, sexing, parasites&illness)
 
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