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    Question Bathing

    At what age should I bath my piggies and why?

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    Re: Bathing

    You shouldn't really need to bathe your pigs unless they have mites or something.

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    Re: Bathing

    They smell and I know that many ppl here bath their piggies. I just need to know the right age

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    Re: Bathing

    Definitely do not bathe until they're 3-6 months old. Most piggies don't need routine baths, although you can bathe them every 3-6 months if you want, but if they get dirty for some reason then you can also bathe them. Buddy baths also happen often when doing introductions, or when bonded groups are acting out. Appropriate shampoos are labelled as kitten-, rabbit-, or guinea pig-safe, no shampoos for humans, babies, or dogs.

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    Re: Bathing

    I have never heard of bathing them cause they smell. If they smell, its probably their cage. But if I did bath my piggy, I would make sure they are at least six months. But I think it is just going to cause unnecessary stress.

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    Re: Bathing

    I have a herd of girls, and on occasion one of them will be drenched in pee because she got on the wrong end of some tiff so then the wet pig gets a bath. Also I've recently adopted a fluffy white Peruvian, and she tends to get gross butt hairs. She's been getting butt baths before haircuts because I've been having a hard time figuring out how short to get the butt hairs so they stay clean. I pretty much otherwise limit baths to buddy baths, because yes if they smell it's because their cage is gross, they otherwise pretty much don't smell.

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    Re: Bathing

    I clean the cage every two to three days. So its not that cage. Thank you @PandaPiggle for the response. I know they don't need routine baths but sometimes they smell. I just needed to know at what age can this happen.

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    Re: Bathing

    Quote Originally Posted by GiuneaPigLover View Post
    I clean the cage every two to three days. So its not that cage. Thank you @PandaPiggle for the response. I know they don't need routine baths but sometimes they smell. I just needed to know at what age can this happen.
    I was wondering this as well. I give mine baths every 3 months or so.. all 3 of mine like the water.

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    Re: Bathing

    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon4EverEver View Post
    all 3 of mine like the water.

    Lucky!

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