About 5 months ago I only had two guinea pigs, Kyre and Moe, and they were doing pretty good together (even with the occasional argument). I think it was April 10th when the first *ACTUAL* fight broke out between them, and they've had to be separated ever since.
Earlier that day I fed them both before I went to school, and they seemed to be pretty nice to each other at the time; but then when I came back home I noticed that Kyre was sitting curled up in the corner of the cage, and he never really did that, so I picked him up and saw that his ear was split in half, his nose had a massive gash on it, and had multiple bites on his back, but Moe only had a few scratches. I took Kyre to the vet as soon as I possibly could and they gave him medications and advice for me, and all of the wounds have been healed by now.
But when I first took him out of the cage I noticed that he had a clump of hair kind of popping out of his side where he got bit, so I gently tugged on it to see what was up, and it just came out with some skin and (what I think was) puss. And as stupid as I am, I took tweezers to try and pull some of the puss out, and then I cleaned his wound.
Ever since he got bit he has had this lump on his left side that is the size of a small bouncy ball, and I don't really know what it is. I thought it was a cyst at first, but over the past few months it has gotten bigger and hardened. I thought that maybe it would go away, but it clearly hasn't.
But lately every time I touch anywhere near the lump at all he freaks out and bites either my clothes or my hand, and he is usually very calm. He's obviously in a lot of pain when I touch it, but not when I don't.
I don't want him to go through surgery because he is 8 years old and I don't want his wound to get infected or something afterwards, so does anyone know what's on him and what I can do about it?
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You'll have to keep it open after it's drained so it will heal from the inside out. The vet should give you some saline solution and a syringe for flushing it, which you'll need to do twice a day.
Good luck with him, and let us know how you get along.