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  1. E

    Grooming long haired guinea pigs

    Hello, I recently got my two long haired boys. They’ve been with me for 5 days. I’ve kept guinea pigs in the past and feel quite confident in most areas of their care but I’ve never had long haired piggies before. I’ve read up on their grooming and know the importance of brushing their hair to...
  2. Peanut&Hazel


    Hello, I was wondering if I needed to groom my guinea pigs. They are American short hairs and I have never groomed them before, but they do shed a lot on the fleece. If I were to groom them, would it be okay to use a clean, unused tooth brush to do it, or would I need to get a special brush? I...
  3. N

    Need Help Identifying Cause of Grooming Leading to Hair Loss/Bald Spot

    Hello! I wanted to get some ideas and advice on how to handle a new development with 2 of our 3 young boars (9 mos and over 1 year old). I've noticed the youngest one, Nugget, grooming the oldest one, Chip, more and more lately, but today I noticed something looked off about Chip's bum... After...
  4. N

    white stuff on eye?

    gelato, my guinea pig, was cleaning herself. after she was done, there was white residue on her eye. i looked it up and it said that it’s what they use to clean themselves. is this true? i’m worried :(
  5. S

    When can I start handling my new guinea pigs?

    Hello! I recently got two new guinea pigs, and they are long haired. I’ve had them for almost a week and think it’s really due time for brushing them. But I do not know if I should wait some more until I start handling them? thanks
  6. Isla&Steve

    Screaming when apart

    Hello, so I don’t know if screaming would be the right word, but basically after the brushing failure yesterday I thought it might be a good idea to give Kuzco a little bum trim just to avoid matting as he’s a very fluffy boy, so after lap time we put Kronk back in the cage so that Steve could...
  7. Sherman and Shaggy's Mom

    When is it time to clean the "pocket"

    So I have two boars about 6-8 months old and I wanted to know when should I start cleaning their pocket and peen. I saw some videos on the how, but I didn't get a good idea on the when. I know you should check at least once a month, or once every two months, but I don't know the rest.
  8. Soggyeggroll

    Adopted a guinea pig yesterday with gnarly nails! Help please

    Hi everyone, so I adopted this boy yesterday and noticed his nails were really long. Today he was comfortable enough for me to actually exam them... I'm beyond shocked. Not only are they long with quicks the length their nails should be but one on the front seems to be blown up, the two next to...
  9. wheek!guinea

    Grooming Wipes, Nail Trims.

    Are these safe for guinea pigs, or just in general? I couldn't find any reviews or information online regarding other peoples experience with guinea pigs. Also how often would you use grooming wipes? I noticed my guinea pig has dirty paws and yellow stains on his face, but thought a luke-warm...
  10. T

    Grooming Fest!

    Hi Hi! We have 7 pigs. 6 girls and 1 recently adopted boy, right now he is kept away from the girls as he wraps up his 6 week post neutered wait. I have done small lap intro's to the girls and boy is he really rowdy lol. Anyways, over the weekend I wanted to give them floor time as I felt bad...
  11. PrincessPig

    My Guinea won’t let me groom him, help!

    Hi everyone, So my guinea pig, ted, is a long haired, and needs grooming regularly but he HATES it. I’ve tried all the tricks, such as favourite foods and letting him chill as I do it, he’s ok with me brushing the top of him but when it comes to brushing his belly he flips out. He’ll bite me...
  12. jerico

    Stubby toe... Pig refuses to let me cut his nails again...

    Some time last month, Pablo broke off his nail while he jumped out. This was before I got him his new C&C cage, so the entire nail came up in one go. It was bleeding a lot but it was fine after I washed it off. That day he let me cut his nails, except for the paw that had it's nail ripped off...
  13. Lil&Widge

    My Sow's Grooming Needs are Hurting our Relationship

    We've owned our coronet/american cross sow since she was just a pup, she is now almost three. She gets plenty of socialization and for the first part of her life, happy purrs during lap time, and wheeks when she heard us come home were a regular thing. But her long hair requires a lot more...
  14. Isabela

    Cuddling Time - Stretching, Yawning And Grooming

    When I cuddle my piggies they are usually calm and lay down and enjoy the petting. They are also very vocal and are talking to me all the time. Todays one was stretching and yawning while being cuddled. She's usually shy. So this surprised me. The other one was also being cuddled after that and...
  15. natalieskeene

    Piggi With Long Hair

    My piggie has long hair especially around her butt and it has started to become matted. She loves to be stroked but hates being picked up and because of this I’m struggling to be able to cut it off! Does anyone have any tips for nervous pigs?!
  16. M

    Matted Fur On Bottom

    Hi, One of my girls is extremely prone to matted fur around her bottom. She ends up with sticky fur on her back legs and hard fur around her bum. I spot clean 2x a day and fully clean them out every 2-3 days so their homes are very clean. She's a short haired guinea and I keep her hair as short...
  17. Lsharples

    Swiss Guinea Pig Care

    Hey! I'm getting two young Swiss Guinea Pigs at the end of the week and I've never owned a long hair Piggie before, obviously they aren't as long haired as say a Peruvian but just a question to those who have Swiss Piggies, what do you recommend as for grooming for them? Just basic daily...
  18. Jennybug89

    My Babies

    Little Rosie and Rachel had a groom while I was cleaning out their cages today. Oh they melt my heart.
  19. TheLottiediarys

    Baby's Getting A Hair Cut And Cuddles! !

    Even though she's not really long haired I've just given baby a haircut! Baby seems to be struggling to groom herself lately She's not been looking her normal shiny, healthy self. She injured her foot a while ago so maybe that's why she's been grooming less, But she's had a hair cut, a brush...
  20. J

    Grooming Long Hair - Tips And Tricks

    Hi! I recently adopted a sweet little lady piggy who has very long hair. She's only four months old (according to previous owner) but her bum hair was long enough to drag behind her like a little train! (I trimmed it so it doesn't drag). I'm wondering, for her comfort during gooming and also for...