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Is it okay to wash a Guinea pig?

Updated: 8/11/2023
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โˆ™ 6y ago

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you can wash your guinea pig(s), when ever you feel that their coat is looking dull, and dirty, once you give them a bath their coat should look and feel a little bit or lot bit softer, it all depends on your guinea pig(s). go to the website the guineapigsclub.com for more really helpful tips!

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โˆ™ 6y ago

Yes because they know how to swim but make sure its not to deep or they will drown make sure that it only is in up to your anckle and I prefer with my bown and white crested Guinea pig Chester to go in a sink and not a bath
Yes:)!!You could give your guinea pig a bath but should wait a month or 6-7 days.You should do it in some place small like your bathroom sink.Then should feel the sink to about an inch and let the water run.You should also make sureit doesn't get into its eye.Then get some shampoo or guinea pig shampoo and rub it down its back.Don't get inside ear or nose or mouth.Then wash off throughly but remember don't get water in its eye!Then take a dry towel and throughly dry it off but don't hurt it.Don't use hair dryer !You can easyly burn your guinea pig.make sure you dry it off good if you don't it could get a cold.I hope this helped you:)

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โˆ™ 6y ago

You don't have to bathe a guinea pig, But if you want a healthy, clean and very happy guinea pig, bathe it once per week... with a maximum of 3 times per week. Make sure you have special shampoo, that you can get from the vets or pet stores, other wise a rash may break out. If this happens cut back on the bathing.

Be sure that you only put the piggy in shallow water. They can swim but it can be very stressful as the animal may feel it's in danger.
It all depends on the guinea pig and its surroundings.

If the guinea pig has long hair (drapes on the ground) then it should be washed once a week and if the cage is really exeptionally clean then once every two weeks could be okay.

A short haired male guinea pig should be washed a maximum of once a month and a shorthaired female should be slightly less often because they don't have a grease gland like the males.

The less often you clean your guinea pigs' cage, the more often you will need to clean your guinea pig, simple!

If it is really stressfull for your guinea pig and it really hates being bathed, then try and get away with bathing it as occasionally as possible, but NOT never!
You ant supposed to bath a guinea pig much unless they get soiled or smelly but i normally give my guinea pig squeak a bath every week as he loves it !

Jacinta Farrell age 11

PS: you can use soap and shampoo so long as you rinse them well .
They do need to be bathed. Do not do it more than once a month as it will dry out his skin and make him itchy scratch/pull out his fur. Using a shampoo made specifically for guinea pigs or ferrets is best or you can use baby shampoo.

You can do it once a month....i use baby shampoo for them...

Also be sure that you only put your piggy in shallow water. Some people try to let them swim, but it can be very tiring and stressful.
Guinea Pigs tend to get very stinky! But a long-haired needs more.

  • Long-haired: every 2 weeks
  • Short-Haired: every month

Be very careful that the bath water isn't too deep. Guinea pigs aren't comfortable swimming, and the location of their mouth and nostrils mean they can easily get water in their lungs.
Guinea pigs can be bathed with baby shampoo once every 2months.
A guinea pig needs bathing no less than once a month. If you think your guinea pig is not two dirty, then it is okay to give it a bath anytime up to six months.

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โˆ™ 12y ago

it is completely your choice. if you think they need a bath... give it

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โˆ™ 13y ago

guinea pigs are fairly clean animals. u only need to give your guinea pigs a bath every 1 month. u can also use squeaky clean spray on guinea pigs.

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โˆ™ 14y ago

You don't neccesarily NEED to give your Guinea Pig a bath.

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โˆ™ 11y ago

Yes, but not with real hand soap or dish soap, you can by guinea pig shampoo at Pet Smart or any other pet place, but only wash our Guinea pig once a month. :)

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โˆ™ 13y ago

Your guinea pig does not have to be washed unless they

  • Are going to a show
  • Dirty
  • Have mites
  • Really hot (Don't wash them put them in water)
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โˆ™ 12y ago

I washed mine about twice a month. If you are diligent about keeping their cage clean, you won't have to wash them as often.

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