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Frostbite

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Frostbite

Frostbite is damage to the skin, and the underlying tissue, which is caused by exposure to freezing temperatures. Although the condition is not common in healthy guinea pigs, unlike rabbits, they cannot tolerate low environmental temperatures and should be protected from the cold temperatures during winter, not only from the risk of frostbite, but also hypothermia.

Temperatures below 15°C/59°F can start to cause guinea pigs heath problems, especially if they are very young, elderly, ill or recovering from surgery

Why are guinea pigs more prone to cold temperature problems than rabbits?

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What cold temperatures affect guinea pigs?

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Why does frostbite happen?

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What are the signs of frostbite?

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When should I take my guinea pig to my vet?

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