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Long-haired guinea pigs should be brushed regularly, especially during the period when they shed more. Shedding is initiated in guinea pigs by various factors such as day length, hormones, temperature and even humidity. guinea pigs shed
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Anti-Myiasis (magenta disease) spray 75 ml beaphar rabbit Beaphar Anti-Myiasis (Ivermectin 0.5 mg / ml), skin spray for rabbits and guinea pigs to prevent and control Myiasis (magenta disease caused by the blue-green bluebottle fly). Myiasis in rabbit ...

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The soothing spray is based on GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid). This is a natural sedative that occurs in the body of all mammals. As soon as the animal experiences stress, the dust (GABA) in the spray causes the animal's brain to be kicked, as it were, a

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Care Gel provides natural, gentle care for rodents and rabbits! Skin irritations unfortunately occur regularly. Anyone who has a pet can probably have a say in this. But what can you do about it? 'Spray everything on it'? No rather not. The new CareGel us

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The coat care glove is suitable for covering hair & undercoat. Because not all rodents appreciate brushing, the glove can help. Most animals like to be stroked. The glove ensures that a pleasant turn turns into a real coat care session!

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For De-felting & Thinning the studs and undercoat.

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DIMETHIcare Environmental Spray physically immobilizes ticks, fleas and other parasites such as mosquitoes, mites and lice in your pet's environment. Ideal for use on carpets, fabric furniture, baskets etc.

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The dry shampoo is a godsend for animals that are afraid of water. Even animals that are not allowed to get wet by health complaints can now get a wash. The shampoo is suitable for dogs, cats and rodents. The shampoo cleans ...

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Gentle cleaning and care of the ears is now even easier thanks to the Trixie ear care. With regular use, it can prevent problems with the ears. Thanks to the handy dripper, the agent is easy to apply. Prevents dirt accumulation ...

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Care wipes for regular ear care. The wipes contain a mild cleansing lotion that easily removes dirt and dust. Also handy for traveling!

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For a mild cleansing of eyes and eye environment. The Trixie Eye Balm is suitable for dogs, cats and rodents. In the summer this balm is good to use against tearing eyes in for example outside rabbits. Through the eye balm regul ...

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Nurturing wipes that easily remove dirt and tear fluid. The wipes contain a mild cleansing lotion that can be used to clean the entire face and area around the eyes. Also handy for traveling!

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The teeth of the comb are rounded for gentle grooming. Thanks to the comb, the coat can be examined for parasites. Lice and fleas are taken along by the comb. Thanks to the plastic handle with anti-slip, the comb lies comfortably in the h ...

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Thanks to the Trixie fur scissors you can easily trim the long coat of your rodent. Thanks to the rubber anti-slip handle, the scissors remain comfortable in the hand. The scissors are made of stainless steel.

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This handy lint brush ensures that upholstery and textile remain clean. The brush quickly removes animal hair and fluff through velor cover.

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Genico Fresh cleaning wipes are made for the daily care of your rodent. The wipes ensure effective washing and odor control. Ideal for rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets. Genico Fresh wipes for rodents are extremely ...

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Vetramil honey ointment contains honey with a high enzyme content. The honey can help to cleanse the skin of rodents and rabbits from bacteria and supports the regeneration of the skin.

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The lint roller is suitable for upholstery and textiles. The adhesive layer quickly removes animal hair and fluff.

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With this zoom aid, young animals can be helped with the feeding of milk. The bottle and teats are suitable for small animals such as: small puppies and kittens, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, but also for raising wild orphans, eg hedgehogs, squirrels. T

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Handy refills for the Lint Roller. The standard lint roller contains 60 adhesive layers. The 2 refill rolls each contain 60 layers. This refill is suitable for the Trixie Lint Roller.

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Ferplast rodent care set gro 5998 Handy coat care set from Ferplast. The set consists of 2 different types of combs and 2 different types of brushes. From now on you can optimally care for the fur of your rodent!

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Thanks to the Trixie heating pad, rodents and rabbits stay nice and warm on cold days. The heating pad is actually a type of pod that can be heated in the microwave. The pod then gives off heat for hours on end. The soft cover provides a comfortable posit

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The rodent nail scissors XL is a larger nail scissors with Soft grip for your rodent. Thanks to the anti-slip handle you can work stably and safely. The scissors are made of stainless steel. With these scissors you can cut the nails of your rodent or rabb

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Trixie Rodent Nail Scissors A nail scissors with soft grip for your rodent. Thanks to the anti-slip handle you can work stably and safely. The scissors are made of stainless steel. With these scissors you can cut the nails of your rodent.

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Thanks to these pleasant Trixie scissors you can safely trim the fur of your rodent's face and legs. The scissors are specially designed for trimming the fur of the legs and face. For this, the scissors finished ...

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guinea pig coat care The guinea pig generally has a fairly simple care. Only the long hair and the skinny types need extra attention. It is a good tip to let the guinea pig get used to the grooming ritual. This can be done, for example, by offering a piece of cucumber while brushing for the animal to nibble on. In addition, it can work well to choose a fixed place and time for the care. This makes it predictable for the guinea pig.

The coat care of long-haired guinea pigs

Long-haired guinea pigs should be brushed regularly, especially during the period when they shed more. Long-haired guinea pigs are less able to groom themselves. Shedding is initiated in guinea pigs by various factors such as day length, hormones, temperature and even humidity. Guinea pigs shed mainly in the spring and autumn, but some hair loss throughout the year is normal.

It is recommended to shorten the coat in the following cases:

  • In the summer when it's hot
  • If the coat is dirty or wet. Guinea pigs live low to the ground, so they drag the fur along the ground. If this causes the coat to become dirty and wet, it is more hygienic to shorten it. Staying in this condition for too long can cause a urinary tract infection.
  • Even if too much dirt remains around the oil gland or the butt, it is wise to shorten this part so that it remains clean.

Guinea pigs take very good care of their fur. For most short-haired guinea pigs a glove removal is sufficient, but the long-haired guinea pigs need more attention when it comes to coat care.

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Do shelters often get long-haired guinea pigs back because they smell? This is because faeces remain in the coat. By keeping the coat short in those places, the coat stays nice and fresh and clean.

For good coat care, we recommend an anti-slip mat and the right brushes. An anti-slip mat can easily be placed on the table or even on your lap. The mat stays in place and the animals have a grip, which they find very pleasant. It's also soft and coats any little joy puddles.

Check the guinea pig weekly for tangles. Try to untangle these with your fingers, which is easier and often softer than with a comb. If that doesn't work, it is advisable to cut it out. Do not brush or comb, that can be too painful. Make sure you keep a proper distance between the burdock and the skin!

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Brushing stimulates blood circulation and the animals get a better blood circulation as a result.

Guinea pig breeds such as the Rex and US-Teddy can be brushed with a fur brush. For long-haired breeds, a comb with rotating teeth is better. Make sure to include all layers of the coat during the brush or comb. Always brush in the direction of the coat during coat care.

Do not brush Step-by-step guinea pig in moult

  1. First feel with your fingers through the fur and also the body.
  2. Brush the coat once a week. In long-haired animals, this is more often dependent on the condition of the coat.
  3. Check with a comb if there are any tangles left behind.

Brush Step-by-step plan Guinea pig in moult

  1. Also here first feel with your fingers through the fur and check the skin for irregularities, scabs or wounds.
  2. Brush the coat several times until most of the loose fur is removed.
  3. Check with a comb if there are any tangles left behind.

The Fat Gland in the Guinea Pig

Both males (boars) and females (sows) have a sebaceous gland. This gland is located on the lower back, just above the tail. The gland is more active in boars than in sows and is more visible in short-haired guinea pigs than in long-haired guinea pigs. A small bald spot can be seen in the short-haired guinea pig. The sebaceous glands contain sebaceous glands that produce a greasy layer under the influence of hormones. This greasy substance is used for territory marking. Because guinea pigs find it difficult to reach this gland, dirt can sometimes remain on it, this can be removed with a damp washcloth.

Wash guinea pig?

If it is really necessary, the guinea pig can be washed. The condition is that a shampoo is used that is especially suitable for rodents and that the guinea pig is not washed too often. Washing always removes a small part of the protective fat layer from the skin. It then takes a few days before it is rebuilt. It is therefore important not to wash the animals too often.

Guinea pig washing step-by-step plan

If the guinea pig has to take a bath, take a suitable rodent shampoo and proceed as follows:

  1. Place the Guinea pig in the sink, bath or tub
  2. For example, pour lukewarm water over the body of the guinea pig with a measuring cup, without getting the head and ears wet.
  3. Then massage the shampoo into the coat
  4. Then rinse all shampoo from the coat
  5. Then dry the guinea pig very well. If the coat remains too wet, the guinea pig can become hypothermic.

Myiasis (maggot disease)

Especially in the summer it is important to be careful with guinea pigs that live outside. If feces stick to the fur, where flies are attracted, problems can arise. The flies will lay eggs in the guinea pig's fur and the maggots that hatch can cause major health problems. Therefore, always make sure that the enclosure and the guinea pig are fresh and clean. There are also special protective devices that keep the flies at bay.

Clipping guinea pig nails

A good nail length is about a quarter of an inch below life. Be careful when cutting the guinea pig nails! The nail is hollow and nerves run at the base of the nail. If the nerve (life) is cut, this is very painful for the guinea pig. With light nails life is clearly visible, but with dark nails much less or not at all. If you do not dare, contact a guinea pig groomer or your vet.

Pay attention! Never use normal scissors to cut the nails. The guinea pig nail should be trimmed with special scissors that are rounded. The guinea pig's nails are round and should be trimmed in a curve. If they were cut with normal scissors, the nail can split or break painfully.

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