... you are not seriously thinking of dressing a guinea pig up, are you? :o
Its horrible for them... they cant move around properly, cant scratch themselves, its uncomfy and stressful for them to get them into one...
I mean with hats and stuff like that I have the opinion that if its just for a quick photo, its alright. It will just take max. 5 minutes.
But I think a coat goes to far, having to get the little paws into the sleeves.. sorry, but I think thats cruel to the poor piggy.
No its not to dress them up for fun, I have had one in thats was very poorly and at times I had a job in warming him up. So you have no worries there! Plus it would be more like what dogs have when they go for a walk.
Thanks Hairdi, I will give it a go. I had such a bad weekend last week and just want to make sure I have every thing in if ever I have to go through this again. My OH said to me tonight 'What is that box doing on the side' ( we where having a good tidy up) I said 'Thats all my gp meds so leave it be' You wouldnt beilive what I have in it! Just hope I dont have to use any of it again!
Hi MAry - how about using a sock if you ever needed to warn one up again? you could cut holes in the relevant places. Also if the guinea were to scratch it wouldn't get its nails caught in a closley woven cotton....just an idea H78
After a bath or if a piggy is just poorly and needs warming up, I just put them in a box where I have put a warm water bottle in, wrapped in plenty of towels so they cant get to it to chew on it. Its really cosy and nice and warm, yet doesnt restrict their movement.
Don't think a coat is a very good idea at all. If he sits in soiled bedding its going to get damp and smelly and also if he then gets too warm he can't get out of it. It will restrict his movement and might chaff his skin. I would do as abnoba says and put a water bottle under his cage so he can sit where its warm, but if he gets too warm he can move away. Or put some cuddly fleece in his cage to sit on. if he is poorly, he really needs to be indoors.
Just had a look at that picture - what exactly is the point of it? Just an excuse to treat animals like little dolls. There's no way that's going to stay on anyway and it's not going to keep much warm. I would be seriously worried that the guinea tried to get it off and ended up with a lot of wool wound round it's teeth. I'd say it was dangerous.