Guinea pigs are very cute and sociable animals. They can be a wonderful gift for almost anyone who loves animals. It is very interesting to observe these curious babies, and in order for the pig not to yearn and be active and cheerful, it is better to keep a couple of individuals at once (if you do not want to get offspring, buy same-sex guinea pigs) or give your single pet enough attention. keeping guinea pigs is the regular trimming of marigolds.
How to trim the nails of a guinea pig, because they are so small, and it is very difficult to keep a rodent in order to carry out such a procedure? First of all, in order to cut your nails more conveniently, it is better to purchase special tongs at the pet store. It is very inconvenient to carry out this procedure with ordinary scissors, since the claws of guinea pigs are quite thick and strong.
When trimming your pet's nails, be very careful not to damage the blood vessels at the base of your pet's nail.
So, in order to trim the marigolds of a guinea pig, take it in one hand so that the foot that you are going to process is between your index and middle finger, and grab the body of the guinea pig with your palm and the rest of your fingers. Then look at the light of the guinea pig's nail, and you will see a thin red tube - this is exactly the same blood vessel, and you need to trim the nails before it starts. If you do damage this vessel, then apply a cotton swab with chlorhexidine to stop the bleeding.
In general, it is much more convenient to cut the nails of a guinea pig together, so that one person firmly holds the pig in an upright position, pressing it with its back to itself, and the second cut off the marigolds.
After processing the nails of the guinea pig, be sure to place it in a cage with a clean bedding, and change it again the next day so that various contaminants do not get on the trimmed marigolds and cause illness in your pet.