Mites in cage

Honey-Claw

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I have seven guinea pigs, and in two of my piggies living world XL cages (with two pigs each) I’m getting these sort of mite bugs, at first I thought they were baby flies but I think they’re mites. They’re tiny black little dots that just move up in the cage and for some reason they’re only in the corner of the cages where my piggies poop in. I spot clean the cages almost daily now and clean them in less then a week, I use soap and eco friendly disinfectant. What am I doing wrong?
 

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Are you sure it’s mites? Do you regularly clean out their hay tray as well? Any veg that you leave in there? Otherwise I’m not too sure.
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Mange mites are invisible. Hay/fur mites are also not easy to see, you mostly notice the egg casings in the piggies fur. Lice are pale coloured.
You say you spot clean ‘almost daily’ - perhaps try spot cleaning twice a day and see if things improve.
Go to the vet if you think your piggies may have something in their fur
 

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If these are in the cage rather than on the piggies they are unlikely to be mites, just insects attracted to the piggy poops. More frequent cage cleans and using a good veterinary grade disinfectant like F10 may help.
 

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If these are in the cage rather than on the piggies they are unlikely to be mites, just insects attracted to the piggy poops. More frequent cage cleans and using a good veterinary grade disinfectant like F10 may help.
Yeah. Thankfully the problem seemed to solve itself :) I’ve been cleaning their cages every five days now strictly and spot cleaning the one specific spot they go in everyday (they poop everywhere but only really go in one particular spot which is by the water bottle and hay) I see sometimes one or two bugs occasionally but I’m glad it’s not thousands like the way it was before lol
 
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