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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2008, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Bathing?

Okay,I know normally you shouldn't have to bathe GP's.
However both of my fosters are abit dirty.I had newspaper lining part of their cage and obviously they were lying on it.Now the white fur on them is a little grey stained.


I need to clean them,but have never had to bathe a GP before.
How will I go about it? I don't wanna stress them out too much.Would I bathe them like I do my rats?


Also do GP's groom themselves?
That is probably a really stupid question...but now that I think of it,I have NEVER seen my current fosters or my previous piggy or any other GP for that matter groom themselves.




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Anyone? Jennicat??




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maybe you can use pet wipes

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My sister suggested them.
I never tried them on anything before...do you think they would work???




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Hey, sorry I didn't post earlier, I was dealing with several ill animals.

Wash pigs basically like you would a rat, but be very careful not to get water in their eyes and ears. I typically use a plain kitten or puppy shampoo (no flea killer, or anything like that), use warm water (not too hot), and lather and rinse as quickly as possible.

Most pigs hate it, but it's not an overly traumatizing experience.

Pigs do "groom" themselves, but it's not very effective. They'll sit and lick their paws and behind their ears, etc, but it seems to be more of a calming type ritual than an actual attempt at cleaning.

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Thanks! I am sorry your dealing with some ill animals,hopefully they get better soon!!!!!!


I have a mild kitten/puppy shampoo (NOT flea stuff) which I use for my rats,so tommorrow sometime I am gonna attempt to give Stan and Stuart a bath.I have never ever seen them groom or lick eachother or themselves,so if they do it...they must do it when I am not around and your right,it is not very effective!


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When i bathed mine, he actually didn't seem to mind too much. i used unscented baby shampoo. i was surprised that he didn't freak out like i expected. He stayed calm for the most part. I thought it was so cute when he was wet though, he looked funny.
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at hobbylobby or another art store they sell pads of paper called newsprint, it is the same paper as newspaper but doesn't have anything on it, its like 100 pages for $5

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