Rodent Nugget

Nugget, my female rodent mixed with american guinea pig, has rash and hair loss around the eyes

Why does my guinea pig have a scabby type rash in a bald spot under her eye? It looks painful, with dried blood crusted in it, but when I touch it she doesn't squeak. How should I treat it?

almost 3 years ago
Information about Nugget
  • Species: Rodent
  • Breed: Mixed with American Guinea Pig
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 3 weeks and 1 day
  • Symptoms: Hair loss around the eyes and Rash
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Veterinarian Barkibu Vets
Barkibu Vets


You should to take your guinea pig to a vet, a specialist in exotic animals, who will assess her and perform the appropriate diagnostic tests to identify the cause and an appropriate treatment.

In the meantime, you can wipe her eyes with warm chamomile using a clean gauze.

All the best,

almost 3 years ago