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Do we need to wash them with animal shampoo?

Guineapiggirl6

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I was about to give my guinea pig a bath and I wanted to know if I have to use a special shampoo. Is it ok if I just use normal human soap?
 

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You need to use a guinea pig shampoo. Human shampoos are too harsh. Gorgeous Guineas do lovely shampoos. Sorry can't link in on this device.
 

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Guinea pigs only need baths for hygiene or medical reasons, either on the advice of a vet, or if their bottom is noticeably wet and smelly or caked with poo. If they are dirty its probably still worth a vet check as healtjy piggies usually keep their bottoms and fur very clean! A bum bath just gently washing the bum area while they sit in an inch of water in a bucket is usually enough, and you should use a special small animal shampoo like @Betsy recommends above.
 
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