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Bumblefoot

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Bumblefoot

Bumblefoot is the common term used to describe a condition called pododermatitis. This is where the soles of the feet of the guinea pig become red, ulcerated and infected, usually by a bacteria called staphylococcus. The condition commonly happens with many species including caged parrots, rabbits and other rodent species such as rats and chinchillas.

Bumblefoot - swollen and ulcerated footpad
©Sarah Pellett

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