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    Question White Discharge?

    So I was watching Bella, my female cavy while in her cage. I've recently switched from CareFresh bedding to a purple fleece. Well I noticed that she was backing up into a corner, normal I'm-going-to-pee behavior, but when she left, I noticed some thick, creamy white discharge. Hmm. I just washed the fleece about 4 hours ago, so I know what I saw was new. As far as the people at the pet store could tell me she's about 4-5 mths old.

    Is this normal for female piggies? Could she have a yeast infection?

    She doesn't seem to be acting any different. I've only had her for about a month, if anything she's warmed up to the family now and doesn't hide in her igloo all the time. But other then that, I don't really notice any difference in her behaviour.

    Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

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    Re: White Discharge?

    Where was the discharge coming from? Her eyes, nose, genital area?

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    Re: White Discharge?

    Her genital area. I was watching her explore and then noticed her back up in the corner closest to me, and then when she walked away, that's where the white discharge was.

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    Re: White Discharge?

    Are you sure it wasn't urine? It's commonly a cloudy white/cream color.

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    Re: White Discharge?

    This sounds disgusting, but of course you can wash your hands after, but feel if it's gritty. It sounds like she did go pee, but she may have too much calcium in her diet.

    http://www.guinealynx.info/normal.html

    Check that site out. If you scroll down that page a little you'll see a section on urine. See if that helps you.

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    Re: White Discharge?

    Thank You! That site did help! I was worried because I have seen my piggie pee on the kitchen floor and it was alway a cloudy yellow, so this white color threw me for a loop! Thanks!

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    Re: White Discharge?

    No problem :)
    I thought it was a little weird and that something was wrong when I first saw my piggie pee cloudy white too. lol

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    Re: White Discharge?

    She could be coming into heat. Normally the mucus plus dissolves but not always and what was left of it could have expelled. Nothing to worry about.

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