If you are considering getting a guinea pig, one of the first questions you will have is, “Can guinea pigs swim?” If you are thinking about giving your guinea a bath, it is important to note that these animals do not swim very well, so you may want to consider another option, such as an activity center or foraging mat. If you do plan to teach your pig how to swim, you should take note that cavies do have long hair, which means they may need bathing more often.
Most guinea pigs are not water lovers, and they may not want to drink a lot of water. However, they can tolerate some water, which means you can provide them with clean drinking water in small portions. While guinea pigs aren’t necessarily thirsty, you can keep them hydrated by providing a bowl of fresh water every day. Then, every day, take the guinea pig out to a pond.
While guinea pigs do not like deep water, they love shallow water. However, guinea pigs do not like to stay in water for a long time, so try to supervise your guinea pig in a shallow pool or puddle, and make sure they are safe at all times. It’s also important to remember that water removes natural oils from the skin, so they should never be exposed to water without supervision.