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    I need help identifying an issue

    Hello I'm new to this forum, as well as a relatively new owner to my guinea pig, Charlie. I'm making this post because I need help with a terrifying discovery I found today. When I lifted him today I saw a little patch at the bottom of his stomache. Upon further investigation I found that there was this "worm like" bump on him that had a black head on it. I can give more details if you need it, I also tried taking a picture but it didn't come out clear because he doesn't like being in that position and was fidgeting around. I post this under infection because I have no clue what else it might be. Any hello would be greatly appreciated <3
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    Re: I need help identifying an issue

    Are you sure that it isn't a nipple? Cavies, both boars and sows, have two nipples....one on each side. Check to see if there is another matching on the other side.

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    Re: I need help identifying an issue

    Nipple. Very few male animals don't have them. Horses are one example.

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    Re: I need help identifying an issue

    I agree with you.

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    Re: I need help identifying an issue

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    Are you sure that it isn't a nipple? Cavies, both boars and sows, have two nipples....one on each side. Check to see if there is another matching on the other side.
    Thank you for the reply, I looked more into it and it looks like it is the nipple, but the other nipple is flesh colored while this one looks off. not sure if this is because of his fur patterns, (for ex. How 2 of his nails are black) or it's infected or something. The reason I was alarmed by this is because he LOVES laying in his own.... Mess

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    Re: I need help identifying an issue

    I have had guinea pigs with two different colored nipples before, don't worry unless it looks crusty or there is discharge from it.

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    Re: I need help identifying an issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Soecara View Post
    I have had guinea pigs with two different colored nipples before, don't worry unless it looks crusty or there is discharge from it.
    Then he seems all healthy! I was panicking there for a second. Thank you so much for all your help

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