Do you really need to clean a piggy's penis?

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Sunshine_Kenya

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:02 pm


I have read on here a few times of people cleaning their boars penis. Is this truly necessary? I would think they were meant to clean on their own. Please enlighten me!

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snowflakey
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:09 pm


Oh yes.

Pigs live close to the ground, and boars tend to "scent mark" by dragging their butts in their litter. They pick up shavings, dirt, potentially hair or other material all over their undercarriage, including penis and anus. They also get a lot of smegma, and you need to clean that or they can get infections on their shaft or on the penis. Ouch!

Most male animals need their penis cleaned from time-to-time. Drop in on the horse care thread (in General Chat) for posts on sheath-cleaning!

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:14 pm


You need to check for impactions too.

They are not able to clean themselves really.

Sunshine_Kenya

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:14 pm


Oh wow, I had no clue. I feel bad that I didn't know this! I have a male kitty also and never touch his penis. Yeesh, I wish I had known to clean my piggy there. Is there a place on here that shows exactly how to clean a piggy's penis so I don't harm him?

Sunshine_Kenya

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:24 pm


I just read about cleaning their grease gland, also. I had no clue about these things. Man!

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Hunybee

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:34 pm


I've been wondering about that myself. I watched the vet clean Jasper, but I have to clean nikka and he's not very cooperative. I don't usually have anyone to help me. How do some of you do this?

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:37 pm


Make sure to clean the grease gland too.

I would love to watch someone try to clean a cat's penis. Ha!

Sunshine_Kenya

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:39 pm


sus4rabbitsnpigs Cosmo is very young and seems to poop a crazy amount. This would be done only if he was not pooping much, right?

Sunshine_Kenya

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:40 pm


Ya, that's what I was thinking. I would be a bloody mess after trying that trick on my kitty. lol

So to clean the grease gland, you can use Dawn dishsoap? You just use a wet, soapy cloth and rub it clean? What is the grease gland for anyways?

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:42 pm


I have coconut oil to clean the grease gland. I think here it says Dawn is used by some, but you have to make sure you get all of it off.

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clairey

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:44 pm


Even if Cosmo is pooping fine, he will have collected all sorts of gunk in there. I find clumps of hair, bedding, hay, even little pieces of food.

I have great difficulty in extruding the penis though. I must be pressing the wrong place and making it more difficult than necessary.

Sunshine_Kenya

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:00 pm


Oh ok, so for checking if his bum is clean, do you just kind of push around his anus, to see if anything comes out or what? I know I sound so dumb. Sorry.

Ya, I am not sure how to extract the penis.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:10 pm


I think it's funny that you're not SURE how to extract the penis. Charlie is pretty fond of waving his around when I'm cleaning down there. I don't know if it's how I'm holding him or if he's just, you know, participating, but I certainly don't have to worry about finding it!

That said, I didn't realize I was supposed to be cleaning it either. Is there a link?


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AldenM1
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:57 pm


Ah, there it is. Sorry. I've read the impaction bit (a lot!), but I hadn't finished scrolling down. I must have gotten distracted by the STANK.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:02 pm


Mmm, yes, piggie pr0n. The medical site pretty much has it all.

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:10 pm


Ok, I have cleaned out my boys sacs many times but now I am scared. Where exactly is the anus? I want to make sure I am not digging around there. Where in the pictures is the anus?

Sunshine_Kenya

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:15 pm


I think I am even more confused. lol

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Brimstone
For Rocky

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:30 pm


I think I once promised Lynx a video of sac cleaning. Yeah, really should get to that one of these days. Unless anyone else wants to take over that task?
Where exactly is the anus?
I looked at all the photos again on the impaction page, and I don't actually see the anus in them. When I clean my pigs, the anus is usually easy to see, because that's where the leftover, not-quite-out poop is hanging. It's like a little Pez dispenser!

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codyNpatches
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Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:34 pm


A video would be awesome. I really want to find a total anatomy picture. I have found a few and they aren't very good.

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