If I'm clear, you are asking if you can bathe your guinea pig. The answer is yes but you need to keep several things in mind. First, guinea pigs are extremely succeptible to respiratory infections. So make sure your water temperature is warm enough so they don't get chilled but not so warm that it burns or overheats them. I bought one of those water thermometers that they sell for bathing babies. It has a little strip that tells when water is too hot, too cold, or just right. Also, be sure to use wash that is approved for use on guinea pigs. Finally, make sure you thoroughly dry them off. This can sometimes take a while but the guinea pigs actually seem to enjoy this part. I usually start by towel drying them as much as I can. I then use the hair dryer on the lowest setting and dry their fur. Just make sure you don't dry in the same spot for very long at all as you risk burning them. I bought a baby comb and usually comb them while I dry them and they really enjoy it!
Second, they don't really like the bath itself (at least mind don't). But what they really don't like is getting water on their faces. I would be really careful not to get water in their ears either while you are bathing them. I usually don't even get their faces wet at all, I just concentrate on their body. When I'm done with their body, I just use a damp washcloth and wipe their faces off if it needs it.
It's fun to bathe them because they really do enjoy the drying and combing and when it's all done their fur is very puffy and cute! Enjoy but be careful. I also wouldn't do it very often. We usually bathe or piggies about once every 2 months. Hope this helps!!
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