• Issues with online booking at The Cat & Rabbit Clinic in Northampton. Read more here
  • You can find lots of information on how to settle in, understand your new guinea pigs in our New Owners Guide Collection but please ask any questions you have in Wannabe and New Owners' section.

Just Gave The Boys Their First Bath.

Status
Not open for further replies.

helloitsbecca

Forum Donator 2017/18
Joined
Aug 27, 2016
Messages
380
Likes
408
Points
405
Location
Scotland
#1
I'm pretty sure they might try to kill me in my sleep now.

They were actually not too bad in the bath. They sat quite well. You could just tell that they didn't like it though lol!

I tried to explain that if they hadn't peed on each other they wouldn't have to have a bath but you just can't reason with piggies haha.

Will have to offer some cucumber and coriander as a peace offering.
 

sport_billy

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 10, 2009
Messages
43,867
Likes
25,558
Points
2,850
Location
Wolverhampton
#2
Baff time! I hate it, we only baff if really needed it is that stressful lol

Hope they are all clean now!
 

violetgirl

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jun 16, 2016
Messages
44
Likes
14
Points
95
Location
Lakewood,CO,US
#3
My pig needs a bath but as I'm a newer pet owner, I have no idea how to go about it. I keep her cage and room very clean and she's not too slobby but shes just a little dirty. Any tips for bathing them?
 

helloitsbecca

Forum Donator 2017/18
Joined
Aug 27, 2016
Messages
380
Likes
408
Points
405
Location
Scotland
#4
Baff time! I hate it, we only baff if really needed it is that stressful lol

Hope they are all clean now!
I don't think it will be a regular thing lol, they are still giving me the stink eye this morning!

My pig needs a bath but as I'm a newer pet owner, I have no idea how to go about it. I keep her cage and room very clean and she's not too slobby but shes just a little dirty. Any tips for bathing them?
The only advice I can give you is to be confident - the first bath is quite daunting so believing that you can do it definitely helps. I was nervous but i just kept telling myself that it needed to be done and it would be fine. Oh and keep a firm grip - they get a bit slippery especially when all soaped up! I think there is an info thread for bathing piggies on here somewhere. Good luck!
 

Cavy Kung-Fu

Forum Donator 2017/18
Joined
Nov 9, 2015
Messages
4,399
Likes
4,468
Points
1,175
Location
Brighton, UK
#5
I've only bathed 2 of my 4 piggies, that was only because they needed special shampooing for hay lice and they're a year old now. They were actually very well behaved, Bella would only face me though. She refused to turn her bum to me for a wash XD

I don't bother bathing them as they don't need it, they wash themselves :) I think it's too stressful for them, maybe if they get dirty use a piggy safe pet wipe to remove said dirt after a brush maybe :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top