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    What happened to my guinea pig's nose? HELP

    I got Simon 2 weeks ago. This morning when I came to my guinea pig to bring him his lettuce, I noticed these all over his nose! Yesterday, I was in a rush to go to work so I did not even notice these scabs and white bumps when I put his lettuce in his cage. But the day before yesterday, Simon was fine! I am very very worried, but there is no close by exotic animal veterinarian... What I looked up online was that it could be high amounts of acid in his diet? I recently started giving him oranges. But I really doubt that this is what caused this. Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: What happened to my guinea pig's nose? HELP

    That looks like fungal infection. Be careful when handling him. It's contagious.

    See this page, you can treat him yourself.
    http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html

    See this page for vet list.
    http://www.guinealynx.info/cabinet/i.../Veterinarians

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    Re: What happened to my guinea pig's nose? HELP

    Poor little baby! Please keep us informed!

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    Re: What happened to my guinea pig's nose? HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by lissie View Post
    Tuhat looks like fungal infection. Be careful when handling him. It's contagious.

    See this page, you can treat him yourself.
    http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html

    See this page for vet list.
    http://www.guinealynx.info/cabinet/i.../Veterinarians
    I suspected fungal infection but I wasn't too sure. I guess I just needed a second opinion. Thanks so much! Heading over to Walgreens for some Miconazole right now! (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee_E View Post
    Poor little baby! Please keep us informed!
    Will do!

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