Why is my guinea pig’s nose crusty?

Re: Crusty nose

Crusty Ear. Looks like ear mites. Ear mites, unlike mange mites, they can be seen with the naked eye. These mites chew and pierce the skin causing a flaky crust in and around the ear.

Subsequently, question is, how can you tell your guinea pig is dying? See a vet immediately if your cavy shows any of these signs:

  1. Refusal to eat or drink.
  2. Labored breathing, wheezing.
  3. Crusty eyes, sneezing.
  4. Rough or puffed-up coat.
  5. Dull and/or receding eyes.
  6. Lethargy, hunched posture.
  7. Drooling.
  8. Watery diarrhea.

Considering this, why does my guinea pig have boogers?

Guinea pigs don’t produce boogers so dried discharge around the nose is likely to indicate a respiratory infection.

Should a guinea pigs nose be wet?

From what you have described it sounds fine, a slightly moist nose is not uncommon, especially if the pig suffers allergies and a bit of sneezing. If the nose has got a discharge or is getting more moist, then that would be a more significant cause for concern. Monitor him to see if it dries up over the next day or so.

Can you clean a guinea pig’s ears?

DO NOT stick the tip inside your guinea pig’s ears! If you suspect that your guinea pig has a large build-up of earwax, schedule a vet appointment where a deep ear cleaning can be safely performed. After cleaning each ear, another swab is used to remove any additional wax, grime, or dirt.

How do you get rid of crusty ears?

A gentle way to do this is to soak a cotton ball in one of the following: hydrogen peroxide. mineral oil. baby oil. sterile saline. an over-the-counter solution designed to clean your ears.

Is guinea pig ringworm contagious?

Ringworm infection will usually resolve on its own if you are taking good care of your guinea pig and keeping its cage or tank clean and sanitary. However, ringworm is highly contagious to humans and other animals. Therefore, caution is essential while handling an infected guinea pig.

How do you treat fungal infections in guinea pigs?

Treat for dry skin with Nizarol shampoo from the chemist. Bath regularly. Dispose of any old wooden hutches or toys as they may harbour fungal spores. Do not keep the guinea pig outside in damp conditions.

Can guinea pigs get yeast infections?

Candida albicans Candida albicans are part of normal enteric flora in guinea pigs in small numbers. Overgrowth can occur most commonly due to antibiotic usage that disrupts the normal gut flora.

How much ivermectin can I give my guinea pig?

Re: Ivermectin Dosage No need to dilute it. The dosage is quite simple as they need a dosage of 0.5mg per 1kg, so the dosage for a 1kg guinea pig is 0.1mL.

Can I use antifungal cream on my guinea pig?

Yes and no. If they are not showing signs of the fungus then there are obviously no spots to put a cream. However, you do want to shampoo them with the anti dandruff medicated shampoo to make sure they stay healthy. You should only do that once or twice in the three weeks it take to treat an infected guinea pig.

Can guinea pigs get fleas?

Guinea Pig Parasites. Unfortunately, guinea pigs can get quite a lot of different parasites, such as mites, lice, fleas and ticks.

How do I know if my guinea pig has a respiratory infection?

Signs to look out for include: Fever. Dull or depressed appearance. Loss of appetite and weight loss. Respiratory distress (dyspnea) Nasal discharge. Infertility (in females) Miscarriages. Calcium deficiency (in pregnant and nursing guinea pigs)

Can guinea pigs get boogers?

Guinea pigs are obligate nasal breathers, meaning that they cannot breathe effectively through the mouth. If the nasal passages become blocked with mucus and pus, or severely swollen, they cannot breathe. This can become life threatening.

Can guinea pigs eat oranges?

Yes, guinea pigs can eat oranges. This fruit is very beneficial for guinea pigs because oranges contain high amounts of vitamin C, which is crucial for their survival and health.

How do you clean a guinea pig’s eyes?

If your guinea pig has a lot of discharge from the eye and it is crusting shut, you can use a warm, damp cloth to gently clean it until you can see your vet. Sometimes just cleaning out the eye makes a world of difference to your guinea pig.

Is it normal for guinea pigs to sneeze?

Guinea pigs can sometimes expel air from their nose and sneeze as we do. This will sound very high-pitched, but is unmistakably a sneeze. If your guinea pig is sneezing a lot, then it may be cause for concern, as it could be indicative of an infection or an allergy.