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    Fungal or something else? Crusty and hair loss around eye

    Hey, my boyfriend and I got beautiful two girls

    Today after cage change we notice one of our girls eye looked wrong.
    We are both new to having guinea pigs, so we are worried.
    Our girl is named Daisy and she is an albino with skinny gene
    She is really shy and skittish about us, but slowly getting more and more used to us
    She is born at 28th of April, so she is really young.

    Here is a picture of her eye:
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    After some research I think it might be a fungal, since we had been using a wrong bedding, but I will like to know what you guys think?

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    Re: Fungal or something else? Crusty and hair loss around eye

    It does look like fungus, but it probably has nothing at all to do with bedding. You'll need to see a vet since it's so close to the eye -- there's nothing sold over-the-counter that's suitable for treating that area of the face.

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    Re: Fungal or something else? Crusty and hair loss around eye

    Okay, thanks :)

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    Re: Fungal or something else? Crusty and hair loss around eye

    Hopefully she feels better! Let us know how she does.

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    Re: Fungal or something else? Crusty and hair loss around eye

    She had scratch it before we came to a vet.
    He gave her a look and decided to give us creme for her eye. We have to use it twice a day and he will take a look at her again in 10 days :)
    Just gave her the second time today, and it already looks better than when it started, so I am hopeful :D

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