Swiss Guinea Pig Care

Lsharples

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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 brushing or would they need trims?
 

eileen

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i brush my swiss guinea pig twice a week,bath every 3 to 4 months.trim under genital area and back end as it can get very bushy.Toby looks like mr tribal !
 

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I don't have a Swiss, but I have a Peruvian. I comb her hair once a day and trim the hair around her back legs/bum as it's gets quite long and can get matted when she pees etc. I don't really wash guinea pigs unless there's a medical need for it. If they get a bit dirty around their back end I just give a shallow bum bath. I imagine it would be the same for any breed of guinea pig with longer hair...
 

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Our Peruvian girl we used to keep her bum fur trimmed very short to avoid matts, we only needed to brush once a week then especially as she hated it.
I would only bath a pig if medically needed it is not fun for you or them and most pigs find it quite traumatic
 
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