As far as penis cleaning, I've had our exotics veterinarian do it. We should probably learn how to do it ourselves but I'm really afraid of hurting him. Seeing how bad James can freak out when we're trying to clean an impaction and with his redundant prepuce, I'm really afraid to try.
AldenM1, so far I've only seen cecal pellets impacted in James, no hay (amazingly) and they're on anti pill fleece so I haven't seen bedding stuck up there. But I will post what we clear out when I can get the video; it should be later today. I hate talking on camera (usually not good with words because I get nervous, hah) but I'm willing to give dialogue instructions to go along with the video in case it might help.
I clipped his nails and then tried again to see his penis. There is NO way I can get it to come out. NO WAY!!! I guess I will leave it alone for now. Does it make a difference in how young he is, with how hard it is to see it?
Oh and I pressed beside his testicles to see in his sac but that didn't do anything. I had to lightly press his testicles to see in the sac. What am I doing wrong? It was clean by the way.
Sorry to be a broken record. I really wanna understand this all.
I would observe the crotchal region and if there's any noticable debris, try and work it out gently. For example, even if there is no impaction some shavings or hair is bound to get stuck up there every once in a while. If you see no impaction, then that's good!
My fiance says he'll help me when he comes back (should be around Monday or Tuesday of next week) he'll help me with the cameras to see if we can get them to work.