Sorry ... another weenie video. Before you watch though I need you to know that THIS IS NOT NORMAL AND DOES NOT HAPPEN TO ALL MALE GUINEA PIGS!!!!
It is crucial to understand this so please please do NOT be put off from adopting a boy guinea pig. This is an extreme case and the only one of its kind I have seen in 15 yrs.
I am sharing this because it is interesting and may help other guinea pigs that are also diagnosed incorrectly.
I also need to make it clear that I am not a veterinary.
This boy came for a nail clip and check up yesterday. His penis had a lot of skin that normally would be on the inside, now stuck on the outside and causing him great discomfort.
His mums took him to a vet who just looked it, said that she was very concerned about it, and did what most vets do when they have no clue what to do and that is prescribe antibiotics.
All he needed was a good clean and that is what he got yesterday.
I will never forget his eyes. They were dull when I picked him up first time and when I was finished helping him, his eyes had light. vibrancy and dare I say even a sparkle to them.
I fell in love with this little boy and he will be visiting again soon so I can see what his bizniz looks like now.
The ear resin (it is not really wax) is always the color of the skin. So this is perfectly demonstrated in this picture. One Qtip is darker and the other one is lighter. I use a few drops of olive oil in the ear first and massaged it in. The take a Q-tip and remove the oil and with it comes the resin. You do not clean the inner ear canal just the folds and creases in a guinea pigs ear.
This handsome dude was here for a nail clip and ear clean this morning. He has some eye issue also that makes him look tired.
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