Brushing Ornina4 March 31, 2023 08:31 3 comments Comments 3 comments Sort by Date Votes Ornina4 March 31, 2023 08:34 Hiiii ..I have a lovely sheba piggy but she doesn’t allow me to get her hair brushed .. any advice? Thanks a lot 0 Paula Kelly April 04, 2023 20:01 Hi! Yes, guinea pigs can be quite sensitive about their grooming, especially if they are not used to being handled or brushed. Here are a few tips to help make the grooming process easier for both you and your guinea pig: Start Slowly: Try to introduce the brush to your guinea pig in a gentle and non-threatening way. Start by showing her the brush and letting her sniff it. Then, gently brush her back for just a few seconds at a time. Gradually increase the length of the brushing sessions as your guinea pig becomes more comfortable with the process. Use Positive Reinforcement: Guinea pigs respond well to positive reinforcement. Consider offering your guinea pig a small treat after each grooming session. This can help to make the experience more enjoyable for her. Be Gentle: Guinea pigs have sensitive skin, so be sure to use a soft-bristled brush when grooming your pet. Avoid pulling or tugging at your guinea pig's hair, as this can cause pain and discomfort. Make it a Routine: Try to establish a regular grooming routine for your guinea pig. This can help to make the process more predictable and less stressful for your pet. Consider Professional Grooming: If your guinea pig continues to resist brushing, consider taking her to a professional groomer who specializes in guinea pigs. They can help to ensure that your pet's coat is properly groomed without causing any unnecessary stress or discomfort. Remember, patience and consistency are key when it comes to grooming your guinea pig. With time and practice, your pet will become more comfortable with the process and may even begin to enjoy it! Hope this helps! 1 Ornina4 April 05, 2023 17:19 Thanks a looooooooot 0 Please sign in to leave a comment.