guineas with weird bumps on their heads!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buttercup95, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have four guineas about 12 weeks old and they have been bald which I thought was normal, but now I see that they have bumps on all of their heads. Is this normal or something I can treat? First time guinea owner so any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Niname

    Niname New Egg

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    This is normal...it is their "helmet"! Look at a pic of an adult you will see the red helmet. This is what i call the ugly stage...lots of weirdness
     
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  3. Martine1

    Martine1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of guineas do you have?
    I am in South Africa where guineas are common wild fowl and they do have a bump as you say on top of the head, but it depends what kind they are.
    If it is the genuine African guinea fowl, then a bump is normal.
    Not sure about the other kinds. Martine
     
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  4. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both so much! I was truly worried they had contracted a disease somehow. Also I believe they are African guineas. I'll put a picture up today, but yesterday it was too dark by the time I made it inside
     
  5. Jchantecler

    Jchantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing you have helmeted guineas; they're the most common in the US. In that case, yep! The bump is perfectly normal, all of them have it, some more extreme than others. Have fun with those guys!
     

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