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MinaShiner24

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My guinea pig has, as nasty as this sounds, bedding in his bum hole, and I don't know what to do. I don't want to hurt him and pull it out. I changed to paper begging right when I found out, but is he gonna be okay?
 

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Pigs do sometimes get stuff such as hay in their privates, as they are close to the ground, but you should be able to remove it easily enough and it is probably best not to leave it there. Just hold him on his back so you can see his rear clearly and so he doesn't wriggle,(or better still ask someone else to hold him for you), and use your fingertips or tweezers to pull it gently. Usually bits are quite small and come out easily enough, but if they seem to be stuck then I would take him to a vet to sort it out safely. Good luck!
 

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It’s good that you’ve changed to paper bedding. I know you are afraid you will hurt him, but it’s better than letting it get infected
 

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Pigs do sometimes get stuff such as hay in their privates, as they are close to the ground, but you should be able to remove it easily enough and it is probably best not to leave it there. Just hold him on his back so you can see his rear clearly and so he doesn't wriggle,(or better still ask someone else to hold him for you), and use your fingertips or tweezers to pull it gently. Usually bits are quite small and come out easily enough, but if they seem to be stuck then I would take him to a vet to sort it out safely. Good luck!
Thank you so much
 

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