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Hair Loss Does my guinea pig have mites?

cowthepig

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My guinea pig has been losing hair in clumps lately, they come out looking like this. It’s not excessive but I notice a few whenever I take him out for pets & play time. I’ve also noticed him biting at his back during pets and in his cage. I haven’t noticed any crusty skin or bald patches, but he does have dandruff. Is it normal shedding or something more?
 

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UPDATE: His skin condition worsened, he lost a patch of hair on his nose and we took him to a vet. He was diagnosed with mites, we’ve been treating it since and he seems to be making a full recovery!! :)
 
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