2 bowls one for washing, other for rinsing. Ensure the water is warm and below shoulder level.
I encourage my Guinea Pigs to rest their paws on the bowl rim,it makes them feel more secure.
Shampoo - Any gentle shampoo is ideal you can also buy organic products from `Gorgeous Guinea Pigs` on line shop. They sell a lovely range of products which I use on the Guinea Pigs.I also recommend Johnsons small animal insectidal shampoo which you can buy online or in large pet stores.
Grooming kit - Brush and nail scissors.
Towels for drying, post bath cuddles
Post bath veggie treat.
Shampoo your Guinea Pig also pay attention to dirty paws and gently rub the ears,talk to them and have a little treat available.You can check ears inside and wipe the outer area gently with a cotton bud but DO NOT push into the ear canal.Piggy ears can get a little greasy like ours. Grease spots may need attention,thats the greasy spot at the base of the spine.If it needs cleaning then dab with swarfega,leave on for 10 min then rinse off during bath time.
Transfer your Guinea Pig to the rinse bowl and gently rinse off excess shampoo.
Dry your Guinea Pig gently on your knee,check their coat and give the coat a gentle groom.
Keep you Guinea Pigs in a warm place after a bath an indoor cage overnight is ideal.
In the summer Guinea Pigs can bath on a warm day and let them dry on the lawn with shade if they need it.
Clipping nails is important you keep feet healthy and it gives you a chance to check feet health.Ask you local vets to teach you !
You shouldn't need to bath Guinea Pigs any more than 2 to 4 times a year. I bath mine seasonally and use ivermectin drops to control any mites .
If your Guinea Pig is getting a dirty bottom on a regular basis it's worth considering why ?
Are they moving enough ? Dirty coats could relate to sitting in wet bedding, do they have painful feet or joints ?
Does it smell ? Is the coat wet ? It could be a bladder infection or something similar