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FURminator for guinea pigs - really?!

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PacificDogwood · 23/08/2014 21:26

I know this is meant to be the bees' bananas for longhaired dogs/cats etc, but does anybody have any experience on the GP tool?

£25 worth of small animal de-fluffing tool

One of our GP is a Rex and I swear he produces enough loose hair for a whole new GP every day Shock, so I was just wondering whether this was at all useful.

Ta muchly.

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 23/08/2014 22:30

I've seen Furminators on QVC (for cats and dogs) but I've never considered them on the hogs.

Our boar is a Rex and he only sheds a few hairs. When DD has cuddled all 3 on her navy fleece, we find hairs from the sows (smooths) and the odd crinkly Rex hair.

That site is American I think - they have FURminators for ferrets and other small furries especially if they are self groomers, to prevent hairballs. The FURminators strips out the undercoat but I'd worry about GP3s belly - he hasn't got alot of belly fur being a Rex. And he's got his operation site where he had his Gentlemans Vegetables whipped off.

Acually, you need to gather up the loose hair and knit a new guinea-pig (obviously Wink )

PacificDogwood · 23/08/2014 23:38

I sweep the fleece with a brush and pan every day and apart from a shovel full of droppings (every day! I am still so impressed) I get a good handful of hairs - straight ones and curly ones.
May be enough to knit a GP jumper from…

I think do them too - the fulminator, not GP jumpers.

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 23/08/2014 23:51

I think do them too- the furminator not GP jumpers

A quick Google would suggest quite a few sites sell Guinea-Pig jumpers.
Jumpers for guinea-pigs.
Jumpers/ T-Shirts with pictures of guinea-pigs (for their Cavy Slaves)

Thankfully not seen any made of guinea-pigs but I'm sure a more thorough search would throw something out.

PacificDogwood · 24/08/2014 10:25

Oh, a 'Fulminator' would be good too - but I'm not sure where to source that from Blush

I may need to get jumpers for the GP should they carry on casting like they do, but there does not seem to be any sign of their fur getting any less dense Confused

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FernieB · 24/08/2014 21:55

Mine like to deposit plenty of hairy souvenirs on anyone who picks them up - it's their way of saying thank you for the cuddle.

I looked at Furminators for Current Bun to cope with his moulting madness (my carpet is black in places from his fluff no matter how much I Hoover) but I just think they might be too harsh on him. So I just brush several bunnies worth of fluff off him and throw it out for the birds and squirrels to use (it all goes). I could keep it and knit jumpers for the GPs though.

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