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Katie

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_Sagwa_My_Piggy said:
Instead of putting up a new thread every time I need help, I put this up. I have a question now: Every time I touch or scratch my pig on his right side of his body, he snaps at me. Somethimes when I touch his left side he does it. What might be wrong?
Has your cavy been treated for mites?
 

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I agree, it could be mites, or it could just be that your cavy is sensitive to touch there. Each cavy is different, and you need to learn where each likes to be petted. Just look for other signs (hair loss, scabs, etc.) that could signal something else.
 

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it sounds like your piggie just doesnt like to be touched there. just like most piggies dont like to be touched on the rump.
 
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Are you sure he doesn't have mites? I'd say keep an eye on him. They usually start with cavies being sensitive to the touch, and then progress.
 
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You can't see mites. You just treat for them if they are suspected. What is the name of the hamster stuff?
Cavies rarely get fleas. Fleas are species specific and a dog flea will not stay on a cavy.
 
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