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Guinea Pigs

Parasitic skin diseases Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Abigail Edis


Lice and mites are the most common external parasites of guinea pigs. Lice are tiny, wingless, flattened insects that live within the hair coat; both the adults and their eggs are found attached to individual hairs. A mite similar to the scabies mite of people causes serious infestations in pet guinea pig.
 
A severe case of mite infestation
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