Then there’s the normal hairless patch behind their ears that often gets confused with mites. What Mites Look Like. 4 pigs. losing hair.? I have sugar gliders, so I gave her some of my fruit (told her not to give it much) and the guinea pig has completely changed. It's never really been handled and has been on a horrible diet. My Guinea Pig has rubbed off his hair from behind his ear, around his nose, and also has a redish almost bleeding spot behind his right ear. It lets me pet it and LOVES to have his ears scratched. all have the same problem. guinea pig. It’s normal for Guinea pigs to lose hair behind their ears. Thank you. Good Morning I gave my guinea pig ivermectin for mange mites in the topical form in a dose of 2 drops behind each ear then i have repeated the dose for the second time 1 week later but i did not notice any improvement in crusts on skin and hair loss so i decided to increase the third dose to 6 drops and i am waiting for the result. The doctor prescribed me ear drops because they found bacteria in their ears that is known for ear infections. It’s a good idea to always treat with ivermectin first, unless you can tell that the cause is lice or fungus. they are all losing hair behind the ear. Hair loss in older females can also be caused by a hormonal imbalance due to ovarian cysts. This is what it looks like: I wanted your eyes second opinion on it. If you take your guinea pig to a vet, the vet will want to do a skin scrape, but 90% of the time it comes up false negative. In both cases, the affected skin appears smooth and healthy. The hairless area is larger in albino pigs. Lumps; Scabs behind the ear. My boy Albi has a spot of hair missing behind his ear, but it is not right up to the ear and only on one side, which leads me to think it is not simply the natural bare patch all pigs have. its a glossy white color with no red. In both of these areas, hairlessness is quite common, and so if the skin is in good condition then there’s no need to be alarmed. I am very concerned. 1. View attachment 52152 View attachment 52153 Hello all, just curious if anyone else has seen this before. The most common reason for hair loss in guinea pigs is usually mites. If the hair loss was anywhere but behind the ears then it could have been a number of things and they would have needed to see the vet. Is there anything I can do for him, or is this normal. Hi guys, I recently took my guinea pigs to the vet because they are both losing hair behind their ears and itching all over. Because that is typically normal. Hello again, Sometimes it is normal for guinea pigs to have no or less hair in that area but if there is any degree of itching then sarcoptic mange could be a possibility. Normally as a rule, no hairs grow in this region, though sometimes a few scattered hairs may be present. any one else have this problem what did you use? Owner should treat mites as soon as possible.) My neighbor was given a guinea pig for her daughters birthday about two weeks ago. Excessive hair loss (possible in patches, or general hair loss): Combined with excessive itching could indicate guinea pig mites (parasites which are extremely common and very painful, but treatment is easy. only behind the ear it has not spread. But when they lose hair on other parts of their bodies, you need to have them examined right away. First off, do you think he could have always had hair loss behind his ears and this is the first you've noticed? there are no bumps or scratches. The only place where guinea pig hairlessness shouldn’t be alarming is behind the ears, and on the rump around the scent gland. 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