How and what are the shampoos that i can use for my guinea pig?
Well i want a guinea pig so i must know how to take them a bath. But everyone tells me to use different ones. Please some one tell me how to take them a bath, When, And what are the shampoos to use..
Asked By: Manisha - 11/19/2009
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Short hair guinea pigs don't generally need baths if their cage is kept clean because they groom themselves like cats and do a good job of staying clean if given half a chance. Long hairs tend to have a bit harder time staying clean, even when trimmed or wrapped and regularly brushed. We raise Peruvians (long hairs... More
Answered By: randc290 - 11/19/2009
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Actually, guinea pigs will never need a bath. As long as you buy a nice pet brush for them (even short haired pigs need their fur brushed!) they don't need a bath. They clean themselves... More
Answered By: Guinea Pig Lover - 11/19/2009
To bath a guinea pig you can either use a sink or washing tub, fill it with about an inch of lukewarm water (test it with your elbow to make sure its not to hot) Put a flannel at the bottom so your guinea doesnt slip around to much, then gently place your pig in, then with a jug scoop up some of the water and pour it... More
Answered By: Charzard03 - 11/19/2009
I am not really a fan of giving guinea pigs a bath as they take such good care of their selfs. If you keep their cage clean there is no need to give one a bath. If one should have a case of diarrhea you can simply use Johnson's baby shampoo or go to a pet store and get shampoos especially for guinea pigs.
Answered By: Carol - 11/19/2009
Scientificly, the best type of shampoo for guinea pigs, is said to be the Jonhsons brand. AKA: Johnson's & Johnson's. P.S: It actually is good for Guinea Pigs to have a bath:) I don't know weather you wanted any info. on bathing, but a good site is http://jackie'sguineapigs.com Hope that I helped you:)
Answered By: Gamer12 - 11/19/2009
Technically Guinea Pigs are not suppose to get baths. Some people do it anyways and don't understand what could happen and the consequences. Guinea pigs can get a Upper Respiratory Infection if wet to long or water gets up there nose. They can suffer death if the slights bit of water gets in there nose or ears... More
Answered By: Cassie - 11/19/2009
I agree with randc290. We have had long and shorthair guinea pigs for 5 years now and while we have never shown them, we do the same things and agree with bathing when needed:)
Answered By: sandra t - 11/19/2009
I bathe my guinea pigs once a month, just to make sure they are clean and that their skin is healthy. I have tried many shampoos and found the head and shoulders is the best and will not irritate their skin! plus it makes their coat really shiny and healthy.
Answered By: teengirl94 - 11/19/2009
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