• Discussions taking place within this forum are intended for the purpose of assisting you in discussing options with your vet. Any other use of advice given here is done so at your risk, is solely your responsibility and not that of this forum or its owner. Before posting it is your responsibility you abide by this Statement

Tumor/ cyst on lip?

LiannaS

New Born Pup
Joined
Mar 5, 2019
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Points
20
Screenshot_2019-03-04-23-21-38.pngMy 6 month male baby guinea pig named Loco recently formed this hard, puss-like blotch under his bottom lip. I thought I was food at first so I wiped with with a warm face clothes but it would rip his fur off because of how stuck it is. What is this and how can I help him? He lives with another male guinea pig a little older but could that affect it?
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
67,895
Reaction score
35,496
Points
3,466
Location
Coventry UK
View attachment 108175My 6 month male baby guinea pig named Loco recently formed this hard, puss-like blotch under his bottom lip. I thought I was food at first so I wiped with with a warm face clothes but it would rip his fur off because of how stuck it is. What is this and how can I help him? He lives with another male guinea pig a little older but could that affect it?
Hi and welcome!

Have you considered that it could be very likely 'boar glue' (i.e. dried semen fluid)? Boars do stick their noses 'down there' to rummage around and not rarely end up with it on their nose or the face.
Boar Care: Bits, Bums & Baths
 

Lady Kelly

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
12,209
Reaction score
13,884
Points
2,115
Location
Leicester
I think you need a vet to diagnose. It could be chellitius but I don't think that usually appears under the chin first. Ringworm is another possibility though usually the scabs are bloody from scratching. At the same time there is no visible hole for an abscess or cyst
 

Lady Kelly

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 11, 2011
Messages
12,209
Reaction score
13,884
Points
2,115
Location
Leicester
Hi and welcome!

Have you considered that it could be very likely 'boar glue' (i.e. dried semen fluid)? Boars do stick their noses 'down there' to rummage around and not rarely end up with it on their nose or the face.
Boar Care: Bits, Bums & Baths
Hahaha yes the only thing I didn't consider when posting. It doesn't look sore so perhaps boar glue is the answer :yikes:
 
Top