Guinea pigs do not need regular baths, but a bath every other month will help to keep a guinea pig clean. When it comes to baths, some guinea pigs behave calmly and enjoy the warm water and gentle massage that comes with a bath. Others will react negatively to the water and try to escape the bath.Continue Reading
It's best to introduce a guinea pig slowly to its first bath and have a towel ready to keep the guinea pig warm.
Step 1: Collect the bath essentials
Guinea pigs react well to mild pet shampoos made for small animals. Gather shampoo, towels, small plastic tub and a soft bristled brush.
Step 2: Place a washcloth on bottom of tub
To prevent the guinea pig from sliding around, place a washcloth on the bottom of the sink or plastic tub. If using a regular kitchen sink, a hand towel may work better than a washcloth.
Step 3: Wash the guinea pig with warm water and shampoo
Using warm water, completely wet the guinea pig, avoiding the eyes and nose areas. Use a dime-sized amount of shampoo and massage it gently into the guinea pig, building up a good lather. Rinse with warm water until the water runs clear.
Step 4: Dry the guinea pig
Use a warmed towel to gently rub the guinea pig until all of the fur is dry. With the soft bristled brush, remove any tangles and groom the guinea pig.Learn more about Pets