Hi. hope you can help. only had guinea pigs for about 2 months. noticed last night a circular scab on one of her rosettes and now today a large scaly sore area on her bottom. Any ideas? what should I do?
Mites tends to be on the rump and the hairs can 'snap' Fungal infections can give a scabby, scurfy look Could be self barbering or the other pig chewing her fur
Could be a combination things are never simple.
Most guineas can carry a mite load which causes no trouble unless they are stressed then like alot of skin related problems, stress aggrevates it.
Have a look at the Gorgeous Guineas Website - there are some really good photos. They sell various treatment shampoos and melts . You can email for advice but it might take them a while to get back to you. For the health and comfort of your piggie, take them both to the vet and have them checked. Good Luck.