guinea pigs grooming

Brushing and Grooming

It's nice to Groom your pet cavy while you handel it. By running a slightly damp hand over the coat, you will find that a considerable number of hairs can be removed. These are the coarse guard hairs and you will find that, afterwards, the coat will feel much smoother and will have a nice sheen. A piece of velvet or silk material will also impart a lovely gloss to the coat. You can also use a bristle brush to groom the cavy. The brush needs to have a fairly stifT bristle so that it can go through the hair and clean the coat properly.

Always work in the direction that the hair naturally lies to avoid making the cavy feel uncomfortable. Most cavies have a coat that lies smooth from head to rump but some are different.