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Grooming is part of the normal health care routine for guinea pigs and rabbits.
Checking their weight, eyes, teeth, ears, skin, fur for signs/symptoms of parasites, mites, lice,etc.
Fur brushing and removal of any dirt, clumps or tangled fur
Checking their bottom side and cleaning it, if need it. (this can also prevent flystrike)
Rabbits constantly groom/clean themselves, so they will always have some hair in their system, but regular brushing, especially during a heavy shedding period, will help reduce the amount of hair that can be swallowed and will also make them feel great in the warmer weather.
Guinea pigs also groom themselves. Generally they do keep themselves clean and don’t need to have baths regularly (only when necessary)
Because they are quite low to the ground, long hair can easy become dirty and wet and this is one of the reasons that they may need their bottom clean or a bath.
Tip to prevent this:
keeping an eye on these areas and have their bedding clean and dry.
Trimming their backside (butt hairs) and regular brushing, especially with long haired guinea pigs to prevent tangled/matted hair.
In the summer, trimming the hair will help them stay cooler.
Our weekly check routine also includes fur brushing if you like your pet to be groomed while boarding with us you can bring their own brush and we are more than happy to do it, or just let us know and we can use different types of small animal brushes and combs (sterilized for each pet) to remove excess top coat.
For undercoat Desheding, we offer a grooming service where we use different types of grooming tools.
Pampering & Grooming Service available for our Guinea pig & Rabbit boarding guests
Nail clipping service also available for our guests