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Lumps On Tummy

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Gingeypig

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I feel so stupid but I've noticed two lumps on rhino. They're both on his stomach right at the crease of his hip one each side. They're black, not painful and not particularly crusty or dry. Are these bizarre boy nipples? He also has dry skin on his feet, can I just put a little bit of Vaseline on his feet to help this? He doesn't seem bothered by anything and is still happily giving cuddles and wheeling, eating and drinking etc. I can't get a decent pic of the lumps but will try again tomorrow.
 

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It sounds like nipples, both genders have them. The colour of them depends on the skin colour.

You may find this thread here helpful in getting to know your guinea pigs: https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/guinea-pig-body-quirks.58854/

I would recommend gorgeous guineas happy soles cream. If you use vaseline, please only apply it very thinly; a thick layer can help fungal or bacteria get into tiny cracks.
 
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