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Grooming Cavy bathing/grooming?

sarahdarby17

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Cavy Slave
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I only use spray on shampoo right now. What should my weekley regimen be? I'm scared to clip their nails so right now they get them clipped at the vet. I have to young boars, should I be doing anything regularly? Thankyou! And what is your weekley grooming schedule? Thanks!
 
I only clip nails about twice a month. You don't need to do a full bath very often at all. Some say only a few times per year. Their grease gland may need to be cleaned more regularly. Mine seem to need cleaning out once a month.

This has a lot of information on grooming: https://www.guinealynx.info/grooming.html

I really recommend the coconut oil for the grease gland. As soon as I start rubbing into the waxy deposits I can feel it breaking down. I then finish off with Gorgeous Guineas shampoo.
 
I have two boars and my weekly routine is to wash their grease gland, clean their perineal sac, and clean their ears. They are longhaired so I comb their hair daily, I also clip their nails every two weeks.
 
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