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Long haired guines pigs??

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Emmiiee, May 12, 2010.


  1. Emmiiee

    Emmiiee PetForums Senior

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    I'm getting two long haired guinea pigs, was just wondering what they are like, same temerpent as normal pigs? i guess they need extra grooming? same diet and living conditions? Also do they ever need hair cuts? x
     
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    happysaz133 PetForums VIP

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    They do need extra grooming, but I honestly don't find them any more difficult that smoothies. You may need to trim around their bottom, some piggies are a bit dirty and will wee on their long hair! They also need baths, every 2 months is good, but make sure they are fully dry before they go back in their hutch/cage. Boys need more space. Long haired breeds are often bigger than smoothies, so they need a bigger cage. I wouldn't put 2 long haired piggies in anything less that 5ft.

    I also trim mine several times a year. Here's Gizmo after a trim and groom. One of my fave pics...
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    The fullest we let him get...
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  3. Emmiiee

    Emmiiee PetForums Senior

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    I'm getting females hoping to bond with my lonely female(short haired) who i have at the mo, they will all live in this cage, once/if bonded, which i think is the right size for 3 pigs,?? aww guinea pig bath lol! great info! oo and is sawdust and straw still okay to use? x

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    Emmiiee PetForums Senior

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    Aww those pics are sooo cutee, his lil spiky hair aha ! x
     
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    the only thing i found with mine was that they tended to just use the one layer in there DOUBLE hutch. They seemed to preferre a longer hutch on one leveL.
     
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    happysaz133 PetForums VIP

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    That cage doesn't look big enough for 3 IMO, what length is it? Also, a lo of guinea pigs won't/can't use ramps. You will need to train them but some never get it. Also, I'd put walls on the ramp if you do decide to put them in it, to prevent them falling off the edges.

    Are you on any guinea pig forums? I recommend this one...
    The Guinea Pig Forum - Powered by vBulletin
     
  7. Emmiiee

    Emmiiee PetForums Senior

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    the pic dosen't do it justice it has to be atleast 5ft it just looks smaller because its square on, and the other guinea uses the ramp fine so im hoping they will learn off of her, its a perpose made guinea hutch. oo and i'll have a look at them forum :) x
     
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    Emmiiee PetForums Senior

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    the guinea i have in there at the mo used the ramp fine, so im hoping they will learn from her x
     
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