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    Found something on my guinea pig

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first time own guinea pigs. I have purchase a pair of guinea pigs a couple days ago. They are very scared and timid, so I just let them be to get used the new environment.

    Its been a couple days, and they have gotten a bit better. First time being able to confidently pat them, I have found something that I'm not sure what it is.

    I was hoping someone in the forum can tell me what is it, and what to do.

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    Re: Found something on my guinea pig

    could you get a better photo? it's kinda dark

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    Re: Found something on my guinea pig

    I am concern about the white hard part beside the blonde hair

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    Re: Found something on my guinea pig

    Looks like boar glue. Also known as dried guinea pig semen. Given the location I would assume it was the cage mate who put it there.

    If you want to get it out you will have to cut it out (bathing will be 100% useless, the stuff is like hard rubber), if it is too close to the skin to cut it out without risking cutting him (I'm assuming the one who received the gluing is a boar, if not separate them) then just leave it for a while. If it doesn't bother you, you can just leave it alone and it will come out on it's own eventually.

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    Re: Found something on my guinea pig

    If one is male and the other is female, please separate them immediately. Pregnancy is very hard on guinea pig sows and pups, and the death rate is high. They're susceptible to a number of genetic diseases that can cause lifelong, painful problems. Please do NOT breed your guinea pigs.

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    Re: Found something on my guinea pig

    They are both males, thanks for the heads up

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    Re: Found something on my guinea pig

    Yes that looks like Boar glue. I had the same thing happened to one of my boys when his male buddy humped his face and put some on his nose. I left it there and it came off on it's own, pulling out the hairs. So I'd say you should try to carefully cut it out with scissors or leave it.

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