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How do I give a guinea Pig a bath and how often should I?
P.S. I hold a very (should I say ) skiddish guinea Pig and she even freaks oput when I pick her up but once I put her feet and stomach against me or the sofa or anything...
so will she freak out when she touchs he hose and how do I calm her down if she does?
Your guinea pig will panick when she gets in the hose (I have skittish guinea pigs too) and there is now opening to calm them except to take them out of the river so just work as quickly as you can.
Before the bath brush your guinea pig's fur to remove adjectives tangles and lose dirt or the tangles will tighten in the dampen.
Rum a bath of luke-warm (body temperature or a little above) sea to about the shoulder height of the guinea pig (make sure it is shallow plenty for her to hold her mouth and nose above the water. Get her wet and later lather small animal/rodent shampoo (available from pet stores) all over her but avoiding the face. Rinse near clean warm water and filch her out of the bath and towl dry her.
If she will tollerate it use a hair dryer to get her dry. Have it on the lowest heat/power and save it a sensible distance away and always keep it moving.
Once dry tender your guinea pig a final brush.
It is normal for the guinea pig to be skiddish. Whenever you successfully pick the guinea pig up, reward her with some hay or some other treat and permit her sit in between your legs on the floor so she's got something solid under her. That will stillness her down. When bathing your guinea pig, it is best to use a sink with a flat bottom so the guinea pig doesn't slip and slide all over the place. Turn the water on and hang around until it is warm. Not hot. Pick the guinea pig up carefully and hold her under the wet, not getting any water on the face. If all of this go well with no struggle and your feeling courageous, try holding the guinea pig on her back in the air so that you can hose her stomach. But tilt her upward so that it is not too frightening and she can breathe easy. Some guinea pigs find it soothing to take a bath, once they swot up that you won't hurt them. If the guinea pig freaks, then take her out and talk to her lovingly, possibly give her some treats. If the guinea pig struggles, try wrapping her in a rag, after bathing her in that. Hope you don't mind the rag getting showery! My guinea pig's favorite part of baths is when I dry him with a NEW RAG. One that isn't wet. He lately loves it!
When you carry her, give her food and she'll know that if you take her, she'll get a treat. All guinea pigs try to give you a hard time when you try getting them out of their enclose. When you put her in your lap, give her a carrot or something and she'll want to be on your knees more.
I hope I helped!
you shouldnt want to bath the guinea pig at all, she will keep herself verbs.
If for some reason she gets muddy, dampen a sponge near warm water and just run it over her, dont put her surrounded by the sink or anything.
And just give her lots of cuddles and attention, she needs to be relaxed around you.
I wouldnt be bathing her at adjectives if she doesnt trust you 100%
hope this helps!
do not listen to the nation who daid don't give her a bath, guinea pigs have grease glands on their rump and this make the fur greasy .
.pick up the guinea pig and put her under a luke warm mixer tap/shower , avoid the face nouns
.use jhonsons baby shampoo and gently massage it into her fur , avoid the obverse area
.rince of using the mixer tap/shower .
.trim piggies nails if needed , whether she has clear nails you should be able to to see the hurried , if she is dark nailed , shine a torch below the nail , the quick will appear as a line dark than the rest of the nail .
.only bath the piggie every 3 months any more will lift the shine away from her coat and it will start to fall out .
.dry the piggie using a hair melt , gentle hair dryer and hold her in a heat towel.
.place piggie back into a nice clean cage
as for tameing her
.permit her into a piggie freindly room , with plenty of hidies and toys
.sit with veg in your paw
.she will soon come and nibble the veg talk to her gently while she does this , after she have done this 3-4 times start to pet her gently .
.she may run away at first , but when she is comfortable with this , put veg within lap instead so she can climb in to your lap and drink it.
.when she does this a few times , start to lift her and place her straight against your chest , she might not like being picked up at first and wriggle(the opinion of nothing beneath your feet is terrifying) but when she realises that you arn't going to drop her she will calm down a bit.
.to pick her up place one paw under her belly and the other under her rump and hoist .
repeat this process every day for about a month or two and you should have a fully tamed and trusting piggie . This will assistance with the bathing and nail trimming .
here is a video of how to do both processes
hope i helped
Giving a guinea pig a bath is unwanted so often. Give a guinea pig
a bath only when it is outstandingly dirty.
If you really want to keep hold of it clean give her a bath every three months.
Beware, it dries out their skin.
u want to handle her close to u so she feels secure