I use Quick Clean Waterless Shampoo on my Skinnies when they start to get dirty...Usually once a week works good for them.I buy it Online or at the pet store..I use a soft towel and spray the soap on them avoiding their eyes...And then I dry them like you would a baby...And the best thing about a Skinny Pig is that they dry so quickly!!Some breeders dont use lotion but I use Aveeno Fragrance Free Lotion on them when they get too dry..Just a little goes along way.Too much makes them greasy and uncomfortable.I clean out their ears and eyes often as well...Ears with their weekly bath.And i check their eyes daily for hay that can get stuck in them.
Skinnies really dont have anymore health issues then regular guinea pigs when they are bred properly...However Skinnies are more prone to certain things because of not having any hair...They are more prone to hay pokes and infection because of their bare skin..But if you check your piggie everyday during playtime you can avoid infection from cuts by applying plain neosporin.Although its safe on the skin they should not be allowed to ingest it by licking it off.it could cause irreversible diarrhea...Because of the Bacitracin in it which can be fatal to all guinea pigs if taken internally..Make sure you have a vet that knows about guinea pigs and what antibiotics they can and cant have....but remember some antibiotics that cant be taken internally are fine for the eyes,skin and ears...The other thing Skinnies can be prone to is Ringworm and other fungal infections because of not having any hair..All hairless breeds of animals are just as much at risk as Skinny Pigs are.Hairless Cats..Dogs...etc...If your Skinny develops Ringworm Use Fungi Cure Body Wash And Lamisil Cream..Both found at a Pharmacy..Wash your Piggie once a day in the Fungi Cure and apply Lamisil once a day for 7 days..But dont forget to wash your piggies cage out completely and let air dry before putting your Skinny back in it...You shouldnt need a vet for this..But if you notice your skinny not improving then it could be something else so you should take your piggy to your vet..If your Skinny has any Eye or nose discharge,isnt eating or acting listless take him or her to the vet immediately..Your Skinny may have a upper respiratory infection which will require antibiotics.You may also call me anytime with any questions or concerns.Im not a vet but i can still help you decide what you need to do.
I switched over to Fleece about Three months ago and it is amazing! Saves so much money and my pigs are way happier!
I buy all my Food from Wexford Feed and Grain in Gibsonia,Pa..I spend alot less buying in Bulk because I have so many Skinnies...:)Check around where you live for a feed mill that sells animal foods in bulk.I buy my Timothy Hay in 40-50 pound bales.I get about 40 bales delivered from a local farmer and its very soft and smells wonderful! It lasts a little less then a year.