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    Young guinea pig approximately 2 month bald spot on head.

    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchase a young guinea pig from a pet store, and I have found a bald spot on his head. I'm not sure if it is a medication concern, and I should bring him back to the pet store for medical attention.

    I have attached a couple links of the bald spot and the rest of his body. It is my first time purchasing a young guinea from the store, as I always been adopting adults. I'm not sure if it is normal or not.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4...1VSNE1vekFTSWM

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4s...ew?usp=sharing

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4s...ew?usp=sharing

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    Re: Young guinea pig approximately 2 month bald spot on head.

    Hi, I'm pretty sure that's normal by the looks of the rest of the fur but What type is s/he? Ik that there is a breed that has spots where their fur pushes out. If your piggy is not that breed then maybe you should go back to the store for help.

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    Re: Young guinea pig approximately 2 month bald spot on head.

    The spot on the head doesn't look bald, it looks like a natural rosette that is more noticeable due to the pigment of the skin underneath. He is an abyssinian guinea pig, a breed known for having multiple rosette located on various locations the body. Another breed that has a rosette on the head are crested guinea pigs who have just the one rosette on the top of their heads.
    Last edited by Soecara; 08-17-16 at 06:22 am.

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    Re: Young guinea pig approximately 2 month bald spot on head.

    Thanks Natasha and soecara for the info

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