How To Reduce Guinea Pig Shedding


Guinea pigs usually have a lot of hair, and this sheds and regrows just as human hair does. During the springtime, you may notice that your guinea pig is shedding a lot more than usual. This is normal, as your guinea pig is getting rid of spare fur in order to remain nice and cool in the summer. If you notice that your guinea pig is shedding excessively, then this could be the result of a skin problem or parasite. Check over your guinea pig to make sure they’re healthy and not unwell or infested with some form of parasite. Have a look at our Guinea Pig Health sections for help and advice with this.


Guinea pig shedding can be a problem
Guinea pigs shed a little more in the spring

If you brush your guinea pigs outside each morning, then it’s less likely that they’ll shed in their hutch the rest of the day. If someone within the household is allergic to guinea pigs, this may be a good habit to get into. Also, it’s probably not a good idea for someone with allergies to handle the guinea pigs in the springtime when they’re shedding more hair than usual.

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Raymond, 1 December 2019

Our guinea pig is shedding alot,and it is November,is this normal?or should we take him to the vet to get checked out,he is 6 years old and is a male,he is eating and eating normal amounts.


Katelyn, 29 August 2019

My guinea pig is shedding a lot of hair and it’s late summer is it normal for them to shed this time of year?!

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