I've noticed over the past couple weeks that my 4ish (possibly 5, not super sure how old she is) year old guinea pig, Philly, has had some greasy fur. She usually has a really soft coat, but lately it looks a little greasy. I gave her a bath about two/three weeks ago, so I don't really want to bathe her again. She also looks a little thinner than about a month ago (still have to weigh her), but that is probably because it's been a bit stressful lately (lost her old cagemate, got a new guinea pig, exercise change, slight diet change (i.e. changed from spring mix to green leaf lettuce, less fruit, added vitamin C treats). I was wondering if anyone might know why her fur is getting kinda greasy? It's not smelly or SUPER oily, just different from before.
It's also been SUPER humid these last few months, so that might be it? Any thoughts on what I should do (if anything) would be good.
Also, thoughts on helping her to gain a little weight again if her weight is too low when I weigh her today would be helpful.
I think she's just been stressed a bit by all the changes over the past month, but just wanted to see what y'all think.
Also she doesn't have any other concerning symptoms that I've noticed.
- Supporter in 2018
Greasy coat: have no clue except what Lynx posted above.
Good luck with her and do weight daily or at least weekly. Easiest way to help her maintain her weight.