Since guinea pigs usually clean themselves, you rarely have to give them a bath. Do NOT bath your guinea pig unless he or she is extremely dirty. Unnecessary baths will result in dry fur coats and skin. Also be sure to wash every guinea pig sharing a cage on the same day or they may fight if one of them smells different from their usual scent.
Here are some of the things you will need to give your guinea pig a bath:
- Guinea pig shampoo
Here are the steps to follow to give your guinea pig a bath:
- Check to see if it is a day with good weather so that guinea pig can dry off fast after the bath.
- Make sure to calm your guinea pig, baths are very stressful for them. Be patient.
- Fill the sink with 2-3 cm of warm water. Let the guinea pig get used to the water by dipping their toes into it first.
- Gently scoop water up from the sink and pour it over their body. Make sure you do not get water directly onto their ears or face.
- Lather the guinea pig shampoo all over their body.
- Rinse the guinea pig two to three times to make sure all the shampoo is gone.
- Wrap them in a towel and then blow dry them on the cold setting.
- Now you have a clean fur baby!