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    Floor time and baths?

    Hi! Please answer if you can. So I have two male guinea pigs and I was wondering about play time. Should I take them out of there c&c cage and let them run around the room? Should I keep them in there cages and just pet them? I would like to add that my pigs are not tamed and usually don't like being touched. Is there an easier way i can pick them up and put them on my lap without me having to chase them around there cage, grab them, and make them think I'm murdering them? If I do give them floor time do I put toys around the room?

    Also quick side note, when should I give my pigs a bath, how often, and what kind of shampoo should I use? Thanks

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    Re: Floor time and baths?

    If you're able to, you should try to give your guinea pigs floor time, since it gives them a chance to run around and explore. To make it easier to pick them up, you can herd one into a closed-bottom tube or hidey and then pick that up.

    When I let mine out for floor time I block off a section of the room with spare grids so that they can't go under anything. I also made my cage so that one grid can swing out and I made a ramp to go over the coroplast so they can go in and out of the cage themselves. I also scatter veggies around the room to give them something to find.

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    Re: Floor time and baths?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinandLacey View Post
    If you're able to, you should try to give your guinea pigs floor time, since it gives them a chance to run around and explore. To make it easier to pick them up, you can herd one into a closed-bottom tube or hidey and then pick that up.

    When I let mine out for floor time I block off a section of the room with spare grids so that they can't go under anything. I also made my cage so that one grid can swing out and I made a ramp to go over the coroplast so they can go in and out of the cage themselves. I also scatter veggies around the room to give them something to find.
    Thanks

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    Re: Floor time and baths?

    Guinea pigs don’t need regular baths and many are never bathed. Here is a link to a care guide with good info.

    http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html

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    Re: Floor time and baths?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZoo View Post
    Guinea pigs donít need regular baths and many are never bathed. Here is a link to a care guide with good info.

    http://www.guinealynx.info/healthycavy.html
    Thanks

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    Re: Floor time and baths?

    This is one topic I tend to disagree with people on, but Guinea Pigs need baths. I suggest 2-4 times a year. I suggest watching this video.



    if my link doesnít work, you search the ultimate guinea pig bathing by saskia that should be it

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