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New Baby Guinea with Issues? please help

zoe.sterns

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ok so today i picked up my two 5 week old silkie board from a breeder. one of them has me a little worried. he has a weird scar on his eye and what seemed to be a pimple or scab on his neck? both small. he also is pretty slobbery and has a lot of saliva in his mouth? the next off thing is that their are little white/yellow dots on his ears and hind feet. i believe they are eggs? but idk. his poop has been a little odd and he has sticky discharge that was around his anus. his behavior has been really normal i’m just worried. i have seen him eat a little bit of hay and drink a small amount of water
 

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I would take your guinea pig to the vets if youve any health concerns with them, they will be able treat them.
 

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He sounds like he has a few health issues, which sadly is not uncommon with piggies from breeders.
As you just bought then please take both of them to a vet asap so any potential problems can be diagnosed and treated promptly.
Technically if the breeder sold you ill piggies they should also foot the cost of the vets bills, but if the breeder was not very ethical in the first place then this might not be easy to do.
 

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ok so today i picked up my two 5 week old silkie board from a breeder. one of them has me a little worried. he has a weird scar on his eye and what seemed to be a pimple or scab on his neck? both small. he also is pretty slobbery and has a lot of saliva in his mouth? the next off thing is that their are little white/yellow dots on his ears and hind feet. i believe they are eggs? but idk. his poop has been a little odd and he has sticky discharge that was around his anus. his behavior has been really normal i’m just worried. i have seen him eat a little bit of hay and drink a small amount of water

Hi!

Please have your piggy seen by a vet promptly, ideally today - saliva is very worrying; it means that could be an issue with swallowing (overgrown back teeth, fungal oral thrush or a blockage of some sort somewhere in the digestive tract).
Skin parasites like hay mites and potentially a fungal skin infection could be secondary to a weakened immune system.
Please accept that we cannot (nor are we allowed or qualified to) diagnose without a hands-on examination. We can only tell you whether and how soon to see a vet going by your report based on our experience.
Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
New guinea pigs: Sexing, vet checks&customer rights, URI, ringworm and parasites

Unfortunately, anybody can call themselves a breeder or a rescue without licensing or strict welfare supervision in the English speaking world. For sale breeders are generally not interested in investing lots of money on animals they see as a cheap source of income. We have got a rescue locator on the top bar for those good welfare standard rescues we can guarantee that you are in safe hands but as we are a strictly non-breeding forum, we don't cover breeders. Beware of the ones that won't let you see their premises and even the ones with clean cages - you can still end up with parasites or an unplanned pregnancy as we see repeatedly from members who swear they have a 'good breeder' just around the corner... :(

The guide links above are part of our comprehensive and very useful New Owner guide collection which specifically addresses all the most often asked questions, concerns and pitfalls that new owners can come across. You may want to bookmark it and use it as resource. The guides format allows us to update and extend our information at need.
 

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this is the best picture i could get of the egg looking things?
ok so today i picked up my two 5 week old silkie board from a breeder. one of them has me a little worried. he has a weird scar on his eye and what seemed to be a pimple or scab on his neck? both small. he also is pretty slobbery and has a lot of saliva in his mouth? the next off thing is that their are little white/yellow dots on his ears and hind feet. i believe they are eggs? but idk. his poop has been a little odd and he has sticky discharge that was around his anus. his behavior has been really normal i’m just worried. i have seen him eat a little bit of hay and drink a small amount of water
Hi!

Please have your piggy seen by a vet promptly, ideally today - saliva is very worrying; it means that could be an issue with swallowing (overgrown back teeth, fungal oral thrush or a blockage of some sort somewhere in the digestive tract).
Skin parasites like hay mites and potentially a fungal skin infection could be secondary to a weakened immune system.
Please accept that we cannot (nor are we allowed or qualified to) diagnose without a hands-on examination. We can only tell you whether and how soon to see a vet going by your report based on our experience.
Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
New guinea pigs: Sexing, vet checks&customer rights, URI, ringworm and parasites

Unfortunately, anybody can call themselves a breeder or a rescue without licensing or strict welfare supervision in the English speaking world. For sale breeders are generally not interested in investing lots of money on animals they see as a cheap source of income. We have got a rescue locator on the top bar for those good welfare standard rescues we can guarantee that you are in safe hands but as we are a strictly non-breeding forum, we don't cover breeders. Beware of the ones that won't let you see their premises and even the ones with clean cages - you can still end up with parasites or an unplanned pregnancy as we see repeatedly from members who swear they have a 'good breeder' just around the corner... :(

The guide links above are part of our comprehensive and very useful New Owner guide collection which specifically addresses all the most often asked questions, concerns and pitfalls that new owners can come across. You may want to bookmark it and use it as resource. The guides format allows us to update and extend our information at need.
I am definitely scheduling an appointment! the only problem is in my area it’s tricky to find a small animal vet that is knowledgeable with guinea pigs. this morning he did look a lot better, still behaving normal. the saliva went away so i’m not sure what that’s about? and they are both eating and drinking
 

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I am definitely scheduling an appointment! the only problem is in my area it’s tricky to find a small animal vet that is knowledgeable with guinea pigs. this morning he did look a lot better, still behaving normal. the saliva went away so i’m not sure what that’s about? and they are both eating and drinking

We have got a vet locator with recommended vets in several countries either on the top bar or included in the emergency care link. See whether you can get there.

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Welcome to the forum.
So sorry that you’ve been landed with a sick piggy.
Hope you can get a vet appointment quickly.
I would also go back to the breeder who should never have sold a sick piggy and claim all vet costs. Or at least try.
Keep us posted
 
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