Junior Guinea Pig
- Nov 28, 2017
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Hi!My darling fluffy has a very tiny small white bump on her right eye. She is bothered about it but I am really worried now. She is 3 years old. Photos for your reference. I took the best of photos I could since she is super active she never stays in one place.View attachment 150187View attachment 150188View attachment 150189View attachment 150190
That’s fine. Eyes can be seen by a vet who’s not experienced with guinea pigs as treatment is almost the same across all animals. Hope you can get your piggy seen soon.@Siikibam I am in tamilnadu a state in India. Getting a vet who knows what a guinea pig is itself is a big task here. My first guinea pig had ear infection when I adopted him. Inexperienced vet spoke to me like he knows everything about guinea pigs and gave him medicines that killed my baby. I was a new mom who trusted the vet blindly. From then on I trust you all more than these vets. This vet of mine is the only one who really has some knowledge on guinea pigs. I can't trust anyone else. Even the medicines this vet of mine prescribes I usually cross check with the experts here in this forum if it is really safe for piggies.
If it is on top, then it is either the start of a ulceration (infection resulting from an injury/perforation of the cornea, which will require antibiotic eye drops) or something else like a fatty or calcium deposit on to of the eye, in which case nothing can be done about it. But it takes a hands-on examination to decide that, which is exactly what we cannot do for you, unfortunately.
Surgery is not an option in guinea pigs. She will lose a small degree of sight but not devastatingly so. Keep in mind that unlike in humans where sight is the strongest sense, it is actually the weakest in guinea pigs. I have had a number of piggies losing sight from cataracts but they have still been able to live a perfectly normal, enriched life.