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    Red at bottom of eye?

    I noticed one of my guinea pigs has something red at the bottom of her eye? I'm not exactly sure how to describe it so here are some pictures.
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    Does anyone know what this could be? Is this something I should be concerned about & take her to a vet for?
    Thank you for any help, I appreciate it.

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    Re: Red at bottom of eye?

    Looks like allergies to me.
    Who needs children when you have fuzzy babies? :)

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    Re: Red at bottom of eye?

    I can't tell from the picture but it sort of looks like a bit of the tissue around her eye is swollen, like maybe something got between her eye and eyelid and poked? Or maybe an infection? It's big enough that I would think if it were just a piece of fabric or something that she would have blinked it out by now. My instinct on this would be to go to the vet, if it's a poking injury or something stuck in there they would probably be able to flush it out, and if it's an infection it's always better to get it handled sooner rather than later. That said I'm a new piggie owner so I could be over reacting. Hope she gets well soon!

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    Re: Red at bottom of eye?

    It looks like a condition called "pea eye" to me. Now, Im not sure how true my book is but it says you dont have to take them to the vet, but I would just in case. You may need an ointment to heal it.

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    Re: Red at bottom of eye?

    Possibly a small pea eye lesion. No treatment is usually needed. See http://www.guinealynx.info/eyes.html#pea.

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    Re: Red at bottom of eye?

    Thank you everyone for the replies. :)

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