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Pebbles23

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just been feeding my guineapigs and found what I think was a single maggot on a piece of carrot, I have checked them both and they appear normal and healthy no signs of any maggots or skin irritation on them and they are both lively and eating. What are the signs I should be looking for to make sure they are both okay? Any help would be appreciated!
 

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Check especially the area around the genitals, if necessary give them a bum bath (but make sure that they are dry when they go back out) and please deep clean the hutch!

Blood and stale excrement are a magnet for those flies that lay their eggs into living flesh. More information via the yellow bar at the top.
 

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thank you! the area around their genitals and their huch are clean, going to keep a very close eye on them but hopefully it was more to do with where the carrot had been
 
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