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Cool bath time!

well, he slept in something (pee, i think) and it's all on his nose and his belly and his hind legs.....what do you all suggest for bath time? soaps,etc?

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ps- this is kindof off the topic of baths, but....what color is their urine supposed to be?

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Use either baby shampoo, or Superpets makes a very nice shampoo for them. I use either or. Be very careful though, he may or may not like it. Jack will sit in the tub all day if you let him, he just likes the soak, but Patrick on the other hand you have to have a hand on him at all times because he wants to jump out of the tub.
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Won't it comb or or wripe off with a soft damp cloth? I'd try that first before bathing him as bathing a piggy is a hassle I always use the proper guinea pig shampoo you can get from pet stores but you can use baby "no tears" shampoo as long as your careful. It is wise to be careful when bathing piggies as some piggies freak out at the sight and feel of water and they wiggle out of your grip easily when wet, i often find its a two person job, one to hold them and another to do the wetting down, shampooing and rinsing also make sure he is fully dry before putting him away so he doesn't get a chill! As for the urine its normally a very pale yellow colour but is darker or lighter depending on the diet as well!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 07:31 AM
 
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I usually put my pigs in the bath tub so they can't get away or jump out of sink and kill themselves. You can always use a little plastic tub inside the big tub filled w/ warm h2o. I do rinse them real good under the big faucet, it goes pretty fast that way. I hold down the ears so no water goes in them. I have a medicate shampoo i use- chlorahexaderm shampoo which is very nice, deodorizes, kills bacteria and fungi.
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and my pigs have yellowish pee.
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hagrid now has "dandruff"...... poor guy... we ALL have dry itchy skin what with winter and the heat being on and all....

anyone know of a soothing shampoo for piggies? or is the "no tears" ok for that?

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An oatmeal bath should help. Look it up on the net it stops the itching, but as for the dry skin it is a winter ailment.
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