can guinea pigs wear clothes

Can Guinea Pigs Wear Clothes?

With temperatures still quite cold, a question that may come up is can guinea pigs can wear clothes either to keep them warm or for decorative purposes.

You may often see on Pinterest or Instagram pictures of guinea pigs in some kind of clothing to make them look cute and adorable.

This type of thing is quite commonplace and pictures like this are popular to share like here

Can guinea pigs wear clothes?

There is no need for guinea pigs to wear clothes at all.

There are several reasons for this.

Firstly, they won’t like it at all. They are just used to it and much prefer being in their own skin without anything covering them. This goes for hairless guinea pigs as well. They will find it irritating and try to chew them off.

Secondly, Guinea pigs with fur have it for a reason and that is to protect them from the cold. They use it along with their fat supplies to keep them warm if they are in cold environments.

So it really isn’t worth putting anything on them, they are perfectly fine without them.

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