Grooming is an important activity, particularly for rough- and long-haired cavies to keep their hair clean and untangled. Most of these breeds (including Abyssinian, Peruvian and Sheltie), will need to be groomed daily.

How to BrushEdit

  • If the guinea pig is a boar, remember to cup its testicles to prevent them being nicked by the comb/brush.
  • Remove any tangles with your fingers before grooming to prevent the guinea pig being hurt when the brush snags on tangles.
  • Use a stiff brush that will be able to remove tangles and other things from your guinea pig's coat.
  • Gently brush the underside of the coat, then the top side, in the direction the fur grows.

See AlsoEdit

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