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I was at a pet store and saw an entire display of outfits for guinea pigs, and was wondering if it was safe? I liked the Santa hats and wanted to dress up my own piggies, but wasn't sure. The outfits dont look like they would come off easily, and I was wondering what if it got stuck? Or caught on something? I also don't want my piggies eating something they shouldn't?
 

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I was at a pet store and saw an entire display of outfits for guinea pigs, and was wondering if it was safe? I liked the Santa hats and wanted to dress up my own piggies, but wasn't sure. The outfits dont look like they would come off easily, and I was wondering what if it got stuck? Or caught on something? I also don't want my piggies eating something they shouldn't?
In a nutshell, no. Never dress up a piggy - maybe a small hat that just sits on the head, but never any more than that, and never anything that needs tied or "fixed" on.
 

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Well done for doing your research. Clothes are so dangerous for piggies because the have delicate spines that are easily damaged. No harm in popping a hat on their head for a quick photo but it should only rest there as said above
 

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:agr: I use a lot of props in my sets when I'm photographing the piggies but I don't us anything that has to go over their body, be tied on or put any kind of weight onto them. I also make sure that whatever I am using (hats,tiny sunglasses etc) is only used on my pigs that I know are happy with the handling and posing and don't get stressed with it. That's why I don't do many shoots with the skinnies, especially Ronnie as the whole routine is too much for her.
 
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