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Should I give our Girl Guineas a Bath?

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by LisaC, May 14, 2010.


  1. LisaC

    LisaC PetForums Newbie

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    I have reposted this as no-one replied to my other post! :(

    Do you bath guinea's? My girls look very clean but they have some little bits of dark scurf in their fur.

    Just wondered if we should give them a bath and if so, how do you go about it?

    Thanks, replies gratefully received!

    Lisa
     
  2. God

    God PetForums Junior

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    You bath them I think every couple of months if they're long haired or maybe like twice a year with a normal one (although I'm not really sure as I've never owned them). There's some tutorials on youtube or just google how to bathe a guinea pig, that should help:thumbup:
     
  3. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Ive only ever bathed my piggies when they have a skin problem or mites.

    Grooming them with a soft brush or mini slicker should get rid of any scurf and debris.
     
  4. happysaz133

    happysaz133 PetForums VIP

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    Are they long haired? Mine get a bath every 2 months or so, smoothies need less, maybe one or two a year :)
     
  5. CreativeLC

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    My girls are 6 months old and have never had a bath, simply because i don't see the need for it at the moment.
     
  6. Wigglewoo

    Wigglewoo PetForums Junior

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    I used to bath my once or twice a year, I've no idea why though, I guess just out of habit of bathing pets!!!

    xXx
     
  7. Sarah+Hammies

    Sarah+Hammies PetForums VIP

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    I used to do it 1-2 times a year, best way to do it is to pop a towel on the bottom of the bath for the guineas to stand on and only put a little water in the bath. xx
     
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