Bathing – part 1
Bathing guinea pigs is just another part of responsible pet ownership. It sits naturally alongside providing us with a good diet, clean living quarters and plenty of exercise. It ensures that our coat is clean and free from lice/mites, improves the condition of the coat and removes the grease, dust and natural skin debris that builds up. It is also an excellent opportunity to prevent skin problems from occurring and for you to spend time pampering us. Giving us a bath is not difficult and if handled with care we tolerate it well and very often really enjoy it. You will see the benefits for yourself very quickly, we will look shiny and feel totally gorgeous. It only takes about half an hour and we like to be bathed about two or three times per year. But, remember to keep us safe. (It might be helpful if you have someone else to help you the first few times you bathe us.)
Our step by step guide is given on another page – Part Two.
- Plastic washing up bowl in the kitchen sink or in the bath
- Two large jugs/plastic bottles (filled with warm water)
- Gorgeous Guineas shampoo (specific instructions accompany each individual shampoo)
- small plastic cup
- cotton face cloth or cotton wool
- 3 small absorbent towels
- one large cardboard box/pet carrier
- fresh clean hay
- fresh fruit/veggie treat
- warm room
PLEASE GET EVERYTHING SET UP AND READY BEFORE STARTING TO BATHE US.
NEVER LEAVE US ALONE AND UNSUPPORTED.