Guinea Pigs with Hair Loss
Hair loss in guinea pigs can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common is hair loss as a result of either the guinea pig itself or another guinea pig chewing on the hair over a period of time. Older guinea pigs or guinea pigs that are higher in the pecking order will commonly chew on the hair of younger guinea pigs to the point where the hair will start to fall out. This allows them to assert their force over these younger guinea pigs. Another reason for hair loss in female guinea pigs is repeated breading. The more times they have bred, the more hair they will lose. There is very little that you can do to reduce hair loss besides stopping them from breading. Usually this will cause little harm to the guinea pig although they may be at a higher risk of infection due to the lack of protection that their hair gives them. They will also be more susceptible to temperature fluctuations because the hair acts as insulation. Some bacterial infections and diseases can cause hair loss in guinea pigs. Hair loss is far more common in older guinea pigs as it is in younger ones. Ringworm and other parasitic infection have been known to cause hair loss. If you have a younger guinea pig and you notice signs of hair loss a trip to the veternarian is probably in order to pin down the root cause of the hair loss before it is too late.
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Hazelcroft Rescue is a family run guinea pig rescue based in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. We take in unwanted guinea pigs, then rehabilitate and care for them until new loving homes can be found. We usually have a selection available and are on hand to give you lots of good advice and support, especially if you are new to keeping guinea pigs. Hazelcroft Rescue generally rehomes within 25 miles of St Albans but will consider further, especially for really good homes. We check all potential new homes to make sure they meet our minimum requirements – please don’t let this put you off, it is because we care about the continued welfare of the guinea pigs we are re-homing. To help with our running costs a minimum suggested donation will be requested on adoption of any of our guinea pigs. You can find out a bit more about our adoption process here. As the rescue is run from our family home please be aware that visits are by appointment only and may only take place once you have completed our re-homers application form which is the first step in our re-homing process. Hazelcroft Rescue is run on a voluntary basis and we rely entirely on donations to fund the the cost of food, bedding and veterinary costs for the guinea pigs we rescue. All contributions to the rescue are gratefully received.