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    Can anyone tell what this might be? Fungus or Mites?

    Hi, got a new baby from a friend who got him for her kids, but she doesn't think they can take good care of them so I took him in. I have him separated from my other boars atm b/c of this spot on his right hip. I didn't see any other spots on him anywhere, nothing on his face or paws.
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    Re: Can anyone tell what this might be? Fungus or Mites?

    Probably fungus. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html. Get one of the creams at te drugstore and apply sparingly twice a day with a Q-tip.

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    Re: Can anyone tell what this might be? Fungus or Mites?

    Ok, I will start that right away. I see on the page it says not to have wood chips b/c of the spores and that's what I have in the separate housing. What should I put in there for the time being until he is better? Anyone know?

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    Re: Can anyone tell what this might be? Fungus or Mites?

    I wouldn't worry much about it if I could change the bedding every day. If you can't, and if you have fleece, you could use that, but you'll also have to wash it daily.

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