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jssmith95
03-27-16, 01:45 pm
Hi, I noticed about 3 or 4 days ago, that one of my piggies, Pepper (4 months old), has some hair loss under his right eye. I checked other areas of his body to see is he had any other patches of hair missing, but I didn't find any. Earlier, I checked on him and my other two (they seem to be fine - no patches) when I fed them, and I noticed that the patch under Pepper's eye is slightly larger. Does anyone know a probable cause for this? The area of his skin where the hair is missing is white and has a small blood spot where I believe he may have scratched it. I didn't touch the area to see how his skin felt because I didn't want to upset him. His temperament is normal, and he's been eating and drinking fine. There haven't been any significant changes in their environment, other than being moved to a slightly bigger cage, but I'm still using the same bedding (fleece). Any help would be appreciated since this is the first time I've ever had this problem with any of them.

bpatters
03-27-16, 05:00 pm
Fungus, almost certainly. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html.