View Full Version : Dirty Ears

07-11-08, 08:09 pm
I bought some small animal ear cleaner at the pet store the other day and used it on my piggies today, and I was shocked by how dirty their ears were! Could this be normal since I have had them for so long and didn't realize I was supposed to clean their ears, or do you think something is wrong? Also just a quick update, all three pigs are getting along wonderfully now in their new C&C cage! Although I wouldn't say that Hope and Jesper are the best of friends quite yet, all three of them always seem to be hanging out right next to each other. Also, it has been a little over a week since their first Revolution treatment, and when I brushed them today I noticed there was hardly any dandruff and a lot less shedding!

07-11-08, 08:13 pm
Have you read
Guinea Lynx :: Ear Mites (http://www.guinealynx.info/earmites.html)
Guinea Lynx :: What's Normal? (http://www.guinealynx.info/normal.html#ears)

07-11-08, 09:27 pm
Yes I already read everything on the GuineaLynx site. I know the dirty ears aren't "normal", but could it be normal in this situation where they are at least five years old and have never had their ears cleaned? If they do have ear mites, will the treatments with Revolution treat those too, or do I have to do something else?

07-11-08, 10:18 pm
It's my opinion that if they've never had an ear cleaning, then yes, that's probably the cause of the dirty ears. However, I'd wait for more people to reply.