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Vision Eye Scab Thing

kinny

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Hi I’m new here!

I just got home from work and noticed my guinea pig had this on his eye. It’s a hardened, scab like bump.
I don’t know what it is and I just went to the vet for my other piggie just for them to tell me “keep an eye on it” so I thought I would try to get some explanation here first.

Him and his brother just started bonding and they’re improving, but they get into little scuffles sometimes. There’s no other wounds or marks on their bodies.

Don’t worry, I’m not choking him out in the image! I just had to hold him still.
 

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He’s acting completely normal by the way! But I don’t want him to decline.

He also seems to have some wheezy breath.
 
I'm not sure what that is. It looks maybe like a wart.

He does need to be seen by a vet for it, but make sure you find an exotic vet. Small animal vets treat dogs and cats, not pocket pets, and they have very little training in how to treat them. An exotic vet may cost a little more, but you'll save money by not wasting it on vets who don't know anything about guinea pigs.
 
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Going along with bpatters, it looks like it could be a wart. Do you think you could take a picture from a different angle? Just getting a little closer. 😀
 
Here it is closer and with better lighting.
It got bigger over night.
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[GuineaPigCages.com] Eye Scab Thing
 
Here it is closer and with better lighting.
It got bigger over night.
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OK, if it got bigger overnight, I would go to the vet! If it is growing, then it is likely a cancer or something of that sort. I don’t think he would need to go to emergency vet, just book an appointment for today or tomorrow. although good luck trying to find a vet on the weekend… (especially because of the holidays)
 
I would try to find a vet before Monday though (or Monday because of the weekend)
 
OK, if it got bigger overnight, I would go to the vet! If it is growing, then it is likely a cancer or something of that sort. I don’t think he would need to go to emergency vet, just book an appointment for today or tomorrow. although good luck trying to find a vet on the weekend… (especially because of the holidays)
I have an exotic vet that we go to but the timing for my family is very complicated (I’m a minor and can’t go on my own). I’ll try to get one as soon as I can. Thank you!
 
I have an exotic vet that we go to but the timing for my family is very complicated (I’m a minor and can’t go on my own). I’ll try to get one as soon as I can. Thank you!
oh ok, I just really recommend to go in the next couple of days.
 
The fact that it's growing rapidly does NOT necessarily mean that it's cancer. It's far more likely to be an infection that's filling up with pus than a cancer that grows enough in one day that you can tell the difference.

Please do NOT bother going to an emergency vet this weekend unless it breaks open or starts bothering his eye. Emergency vets are almost always dog and cat vets, and many emergency clinics refuse to even see guinea pigs. This is not an emergency at this point, and doesn't look likely to become one.
 
If you have a vet in mind that sees exotics, check with their office and see if you could forward a picture before your appointment. It’s possible that it’s a fungus, infection, or something similar and they may have advice you can follow before your visit.
 

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