Guinea Pigs are excellent self groomers, but regular grooming by you will help strengthen the bond that you have with your pet, and also highlight any skin or health problems that may develop.
Groom your Guinea Pig daily if they have long hair, or weekly if they have short hair using a grooming glove or a soft brush.
Hutches & Habitat
Clean out your Guinea Pigs hutch on a weekly basis with a pet safe disinfectant. Food bowls and water bottles should be cleaned daily, and soiled bedding removed.
Neutering and Spaying
Through neutering (males) or spaying (females), you can help your guinea pig live a happier, healthier, and longer life.
Both neutering (males) and spaying (females) are surgical procedures done under anesthetic; therefore there is minimal pain for the guinea pig. You can neuter your male guinea when it reaches sexual maturity which is after five months.
Neutering a guinea pig does not change their behavior they will still show sexual signs towards females, but it will prevent reproduction.
Benefits of Neutering or Spaying
- Female guinea pigs when spayed have a less likelihood of becoming overweight.
- Reduces the risk of cancer and tumors developing
- Prevents unwanted reproduction
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