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    How fast does hair grow back?

    When I adopted my pigs the long haired one (I think she's a shelty because her hair grows back on her head) had a really bad hair cut! It's all uneven and jagged and pretty short in a few spots.
    I was just wondering how fast the hair grows? I will probably keep it trimmed so it doesn't drag but would like it to be even at least.
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    Re: How fast does hair grow back?

    It grows about the same as a humans. I have a long haired as well and I would say his hair grows .5-1 inch a month. I trim my boys belly and sides with a 3/8th blade on a human hair trimmer and 3/4 of an inch on the top and sides. He looks like my american short haired when I'm done except for the lion mane around his head as I dont want to get the clippers to close to his ears or whiskers. It has definately helped with the smell his hair picks up from him sleeping in the dirtiest corner in the cage... I would invest in a good quality self sharpening Wahl hair trimmer with lots of attatchments, a good pair of hair sissors, a few cheap combs and brushes. Hope this helps...

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    Re: How fast does hair grow back?

    Thanks for the info!

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    Re: How fast does hair grow back?

    I keep my peruvian's hair long and I feel like her hair grows incredibly fast I cut it once every 3-4 months. I just trim her rear shorter by hand with scissors so that it doesn't get too dirty. I also wash her butt too every few days by taking some water on a towel and wipe her butt. This is more because she is white and her butt will show any urine discoloration at all. She stays pretty clean actually and its more important to keep the cage clean than to keep her hair super short. I just trim the sides of her body so that the hair is floor length. She lives on fleece and has a care fresh kitchen area, so maybe her bedding helps her hair to keep looking gorgeous. I also brush her hair every day which can help keep her shedding from being too ridiculous. HTH

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    Re: How fast does hair grow back?

    Are you sure her hair was cut, and not barbered? Biting at mites can also cause a real crazy hair style.

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    Re: How fast does hair grow back?

    Quote Originally Posted by foggycreekcavy View Post
    Are you sure her hair was cut, and not barbered? Biting at mites can also cause a real crazy hair style.
    There hasn't been any scratching for either one so I don't think it's mites. They'd be scratching a lot wouldn't they?

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