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General How to get bathing into a routine for lice?

Fantaziez

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Shadow And Caramel have had lice for around 6 months now. We keep forgetting to bathe them and then bathe them again with the Lice N Easy. Any ideas how to actually remember to do this? I also have another question, i can never hold them an hour a day each pig, cuz first off: We have puppies. They sleep for an hour or so and get back up. and second off: They will actually kill the guineas out of fright (small toxirn bb barks at everything.) So, what do i do so i can hold them without getting interrupted? :confused::confused:
 

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Why don't you treat them with ivermectin? It requires three treatments, one week apart, and you're done. See https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/111160-How-to-treat-for-mites-and-lice for how to do it?

You don't have a calendar that you can mark? A phone you can set with reminders? You've got some kind of a computer -- most of the email portals (Yahoo, Gmail, etc) have calendars and will send you reminders. How would you like for someone to leave you itching and scratching for six months because they "couldn't remember" to treat you?

You're responsible for these pigs. They depend on you for food, shelter, and medical care. They cannot take care of themselves. If you're not willing to put forth the effort to take care of them, why not rehome them to someone who will?

A dog barking at the guinea pigs isn't going to kill them at all. Put the dog in a kennel or another room and hold the pigs as much as you like.
 

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Ivermectin is off the charts according to Mum, since we have a natural way of treating them. And we don't run on schedules, we dont really use reminders. We don't really check calendars, the phone never sends reminders, and my mum's laptop is broken essentially.
 

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Re: the holding, do you not have any rooms with doors you can close? You could hold them in a bedroom or a bathroom, surely?
 

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You can make all the excuses you want. But you're on some sort of computer posting on this forum. I'm willing to bet it's got a way to remind you of something if you'll take the time to figure it out.

What do you want? You can figure out a way to remind yourself to take care of your pigs, or you can let them suffer. Which is it going to be?
 

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It's not in my hands, bpatters. It's in my mothers. She has to remember to bathe them.
 

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Why can't you remember? And bathe them? You're old enough to do it. One of our kids has been bathing our guinea pigs since she was 10.
 

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Mum might get angry at me for doing it wrong or something. I don't know. I can remember, but she says "i'll do it later" "i'm busy doing bills/etc"
 

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Then why don't you ask her to show you how to do it to her satisfaction, and then take the responsibility for doing it regularly? Your pigs will thank you, and they'll certainly have more comfortable lives if their parasites get treated when needed.
 

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If they have had lice for six months, they have been suffering for six months, and need to be taken to a vet asap. Or is this a preventative measure? Preventative measures are unnecessary. But if you can see things moving in their hair during their weekly checkup, or they are scratching frequently, they need treatment. Treatments prescribed by a vet are generally far more effective, and will give them immediate relief. Frequent bathing will only cause them stress anyway, and can hardly be called "natural".
 

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Just did it today. Mum poured boiling water on herself


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While bathing the guinea pigs?
 
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