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megziepoo
01-11-15, 10:00 pm
one of my piggies has lost about 4 of these scabs with hair attached today... I can feel some little scabs on him but he won't stay still long enough let me touch them.
anyone know what this could be? possibly mites?

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bpatters
01-11-15, 10:25 pm
Is he a solo pig, or does he have a cage mate? Is he scratching a lot?

It could be that another pig is pulling these tufts of hair out, or he could have a fungus infection.

megziepoo
01-11-15, 10:34 pm
Is he a solo pig, or does he have a cage mate? Is he scratching a lot?

It could be that another pig is pulling these tufts of hair out, or he could have a fungus infection.

He hasnt been scratching alot no, altho I do find that he has beeb wiggling his but an awful lot!!

bpatters
01-11-15, 10:36 pm
So does he have a cage mate or not?

megziepoo
01-12-15, 02:23 pm
So does he have a cage mate or not?

sorry yes he does

bpatters
01-12-15, 05:51 pm
So the other pig could be responsible. I'd watch to see if there's any barbering going on.