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I'm not totally sure what might be wrong with your pig so I hope some more
people reply to your question.
I have a boy guinea pig and I notice that every once in a while he has a gooey,
oily, yuck spot on his rear, kind of near his tailbone. I've been reading at
the guinea pig digest that this is a scent gland. his doesn't smell but it is
kind of gross. I sometimes give him a bath when he gets like this, sometimes I
just leave it alone and it goes away in a few days. some people at the digest
say to use a cotton ball with some mineral oil on it to clean the fur. but I
haven't tried to clean Fluffy George that way.
I hope it's just the scent gland and not something more serious.
>Hi all. I hope someone here can help me
>out. We got a new Guinea pig a week ago.
>He's very sweet and loves to cuddle. Last
>night he was snuggled up under my chin and I
>felt something on his lower back. I tried to
>see what it is, but his hair is long and it's
>hard to see his skin through it. It feels
>like hard, scabby skin, kind of lumpy and
>only in one raised patch about the size of a
>Any ideas what this could be? Please let me
>know if it's something that needs treated
>right away. The boys would be devastated if
>something happens to this little guy.
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