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Tell me about mites

What should I look for when I inspect my piggies for mites?
 

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what to do if ur gpig has mites.

When i first bought mocha- she was covered with mites. (she came from bad pet shop). I went out and bought a spray on medicine that will kill mites, fleas, lice, ticks and other pests. It was called- Ultra Care 8 in one pro.

If u are going to buy something for mites I recomend
u get something like this because it killed them the first time. :)

hope i helped,

summer_chick
 
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Mites

When you are looking for mites part your gp's hair so that you can see the skin. Wait for a few seconds and just look directly at the skin. Usually within a couple seconds you'll notice something moving on the serface of te skin.
 
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How to avoid mites

So is it best to not take them outside, so they don't get mites?
 
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Re: How to avoid mites

My little buddies go outside all the time and I have seen no evidence of mites. My one pigger had lice when i first brought him home but after a distressing bath.... all is well again.

Go ahead let em play in the grass. :)
 

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Re: How to avoid mites

You CAN'T SEE mites. They are microscopic. You can only see LICE and FLEAS. MITES must be treated with a drug called ivermectin. It's best to take your guinea pig to a vet to be treated for mites as dosing with ivermectin is tricky.

You can read up here: guinealynx.info/guinealyn...#mangemite

Usually where there are lice, they usually have mites as well. It's best to take your pig to a vet to be treated.
 
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