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HoodedPotato
12-24-16, 07:47 pm
Hi, I have a female guinea pig (6 1/2 months) who lately has been having slight crust in the corner of her eye. It doesn't look serious; kind of like what's in the corner of our eyes when we wake up. She acts normally, eats fine, poops fine, pees fine, nothing seems off. It's a slight yellowish/skin color. Should I be worried?

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jaycriae
12-24-16, 08:01 pm
I can't see anything there, but I think I know what you mean. Sometimes guinea pigs get a little bit of sleep in their eye, or "dried rheum" as it's scientifically called. If you can gently wipe it out and she doesn't seem to be squinting or otherwise in pain at all, and is acting normal, she's probably fine and just didn't wipe her face very thoroughly.

HoodedPotato
12-24-16, 08:05 pm
I can't see anything there, but I think I know what you mean. Sometimes guinea pigs get a little bit of sleep in their eye, or "dried rheum" as it's scientifically called. If you can gently wipe it out and she doesn't seem to be squinting or otherwise in pain at all, and is acting normal, she's probably fine and just didn't wipe her face very thoroughly.
Thanks for the answer! I know, it's really hard to see, but it's sort of "above" the corner of her eye. Slightly yellow and sand-like. It's good to know that it's probably nothing bad though! I was panicking because I know one of the most important things to look out for is crusty eyes! I don't want anything to happen to my beloved Lexi!

jaycriae
12-24-16, 08:17 pm
Ooh, I kinda see what you mean now. Yeah, it's still probably nothing, just a little bit of grooming fluid dried in the fur. Keep an eye out to make sure she's acting normal, esp. her eating, energy, and breathing, but as long as that's all good, so is she :) (Also, Lexi is a great name for her, super cute.) Good luck with everything!

HoodedPotato
12-24-16, 08:36 pm
Ooh, I kinda see what you mean now. Yeah, it's still probably nothing, just a little bit of grooming fluid dried in the fur. Keep an eye out to make sure she's acting normal, esp. her eating, energy, and breathing, but as long as that's all good, so is she :) (Also, Lexi is a great name for her, super cute.) Good luck with everything!
Aww thanks. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to name her, and I thought Lexi was fitting. It's cute and girly and just what I wanted. On the other hand, if I ever get a male, I'm naming him Sebastian. I think it's very "big" and royal, and totally not fit for a tiny little rodent =). Which is exactly why I think that's adorable lol.

Also here are some more pictures of her since you seem to be interested =). I have no idea why they are sideways, since my phone was not sideways when I took these. Oh well! I don't think it interferes with much.

jaycriae
12-24-16, 08:42 pm
She's lovely... I adore her white spots and her curious, pointy little face. And Sebastian is a good name too :)

HoodedPotato
12-24-16, 08:46 pm
Thanks =). I adore her white spots as well. She's quite a plump piggy, and she has such a quirky nature. I think that's what makes her so lovable!