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weird "bug" on my guinea pig

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siracer14

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weird "bug" on my guinea pig

yesterday while playing with my guinea pig, these little red/brown bugs were crawling over her skin.

at first i thought it was mites-but from what ive read about them-these dont fit the description.

we cleaned her cage-and found none of those bugs in her cage. so we cleaned the guinea pig as well.

upon killing these bugs-they would literally burst and blood would squirt out.

ive owned guinea pigs before and have never encountered such a thing before.

the only thing that i can think of-is that lately rats have been sited in our garage where our guinea resides most of the time. is it possible that rats carry these bugs and it may have transfered onto my guinea pig?
 
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Briana D

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Re: weird "bug" on my guinea pig

Please register and post here: www.guinealynx.info/forums/

I've never heard of pigs with the kinds of bugs you are describing. Someone on Guinea Lynx should be able to help you determine what kind of bugs your pig is living with.
 

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