Guinea Pig Bathtime

Poor Guinea Pig…  Mary, CW’s guinea pig, managed to make a huge mess in her cage and got poop and pee all in her fur.  The only solution was a Guinea Pig Bathtime.

I did a lot of research online, seeing as we’ve never given her a bath before, and came across a great UK website for people who show guinea pigs.  Luckily, baby shampoo is one of the recommended soaps, and with the new baby coming, we have plenty!  I did the bathing (CW and Otto were cleaning the cage), even though I’m allergic to Mary.

Rubbing dry after bathtime in the big tub.

Using the hairdryer – she didn’t freak at all.

She didn’t freak out as much as I thought she might.  It wasn’t hard at all – not easy, per say – but not like bathing a cat!  We also gave her a pedicure while we were at it.  (I’ve never been so grateful to have a husband who works with rodents for a living!)

She wanted her little face under my arm, but in general sat still for the drying process.

A much happier (and fresher smelling) Mary returned to her clean cage about 45 minutes later.  Still, I hope we don’t have to do this again soon!

Such a sweet girl!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

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