bum bath necessary?

gerbilord

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hello!
my boy Sam is getting a bit mucky around his greasy area and is catching all kinds of things on his bum - hay, bedding etc. (his surrounding fur is also getting very greasy and yucky!)
I'm fully aware of the cold weather of the moment so just want to know whether it's a good idea to give him a bum bath or just leave it until next year.
Are there ways you can reduce the greasiness and grime without doing a proper bum bath?

Thanks :)
 

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If he's getting mucky and getting things tangled, pop the heating on for a couple of hours and give him a quick bum bath and trim, and make sure you have a snuggly towel warmed on the radiator ready for afterwards :) I thought we'd done Blodwen's last bum bath and trim for the winter a couple of weeks ago, but she suddenly grew some long winter skirts and today she used them to sweep up a load of half chewed broccolli bits...! So probably there will be smelly tangled broccolli dreadlocks needing attention over the school half term week :)
 

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My boars were a bit mucky round the bum area so I used a flannel dipped Iin coconut oil- a small pot from Holland and Barrett was £1 on offer. You only need a little and work it in to loosen the matted bits and comb it through. Worked a treat and the boys smelt lovely, like Bounty bars 😊
 

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I use unscented baby wipes for Priscilla, my long haired girl.
She does need an occasional bum bath but the baby wipes help minimise the need.
 

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thank you for all the advice, I have a coconut cream by Nivea (pictured) would this do? It contains monoi oil so just want to be absolutely sure I'm using stuff that is safe. 1893c4b9df2941bbbfa6ed714d45f911-original.png

I don't have any baby wipes but have a flannel so I could dip that in water if that would do the job rather than a proper bath?
 
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