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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shedding?

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i noe its prolly a dum question, but are guinea pigs suppose to shed ALL the time? when i take my guinea pig out, she leaves fur all over my clothes and everywhere she goes, there is fur left by her. is this normal? and do they always shed this much? im just curious. i notice she sheds ALOT

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 11:36 PM
 
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I think its pretty normal, mine do it all the time. Just as long as there are no bald patches, which could be a sign of mites.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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nope no bald patches. just constant shedding =]
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 07:21 AM
 
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Long haired guinea pigs tend to shed more than short haired ones. While this may be normal and some guinea pigs seem to shed excessively, it is important to note that shedding may be one of the early signs of a parasite or fungal infection. Watch for general thinning of the coat, excessive scratching, sores, dandruff (more visible in darker colored guinea pigs) or other indications your pig may need treatment.
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she has sooo much hair and she leaves it on our clothing as well. Dont worry, no bald patches, thinning, sores or mites.

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=] lol shes cute

i dont see any of those signs on furball so i htik shes ok =]
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