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Dirty matted bum

Gem789

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My fuzzy is a white Rex and for as long as I can remember she’s had a dirty bum.Ive tried a bum bath a few times with gorgeous Guineas shampoo but the dirty colour doesn’t wash out.I noticed yesterday she’s matted as well so I wondered if I should give her a trim down there, it would be difficult to do as she’s short haired and also is there anything I can do to prevent her getting dirty?
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Eriathwen

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Bless her! Is she one of the more submissive/lower ranked piggies? My two with white bums (Ivory and Misty) always have a bit of a stain towards the back, ive actually witnessed them shooting urine at the others and even though they're short haired they somehow manage to shoot the jet through their hair! I wipe both their bottoms down with waterwipes once a day which seems to help a little, like you I tried bathing Ivory with gorgeous guineas shampoo and it did very little, other than scare her half to death..that was the day I learned Ivory does not like water :soz:

Sorry thats not much of an answer, hopefully someone knows a good way of cleaning it off!
 

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Bless her! Is she one of the more submissive/lower ranked piggies? My two with white bums (Ivory and Misty) always have a bit of a stain towards the back, ive actually witnessed them shooting urine at the others and even though they're short haired they somehow manage to shoot the jet through their hair! I wipe both their bottoms down with waterwipes once a day which seems to help a little, like you I tried bathing Ivory with gorgeous guineas shampoo and it did very little, other than scare her half to death..that was the day I learned Ivory does not like water :soz:

Sorry thats not much of an answer, hopefully someone knows a good way of cleaning it off!
Thanks for your reply, Devi’s actually the top pig lol.Maybe I should give wipes a go.
 

HeatherW

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My Jasmine is a white piggy (Himalayan/Swiss cross) and has the same issue as yours. As long as she's clean, I don't think the staining matters; I've trimmed around her bum and back legs to avoid matting. I think the problem is that she's white, so any marks just show more easily! )
 

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I would try clipping all the bum/legs and belly area for cleanliness. I do this with my long haired piggies throughout the year.
 

Kindness

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What do you mean a dirty bum? Is the hair all yellow from urine or all brown from poo? Does she sit in her wee and poo or does she move around a lot?
 

Kindness

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I have 3 white piggies and only one used to get yellow down below, she was very inactive, found out in he end she had an ear infection which caused her to be inactive and constantly stain yellow, but she was long haired.
 

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I have 3 white piggies and only one used to get yellow down below, she was very inactive, found out in he end she had an ear infection which caused her to be inactive and constantly stain yellow, but she was long haired.
Fuzz is quite an active pig luckily, loves running around.
 

PigglePuggle

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Maybe a change of bedding/flooring might help? Or it might not, my fatty piggy adoptees love sitting in their own pee and poo and its embarassing to take them to the vets and say yes I do use expensive flooring and bedding changed at least twice a week and they do have a huge cage but... they just have wee pants :)
 

Gem789

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Maybe a change of bedding/flooring might help? Or it might not, my fatty piggy adoptees love sitting in their own pee and poo and its embarassing to take them to the vets and say yes I do use expensive flooring and bedding changed at least twice a week and they do have a huge cage but... they just have wee pants :)
They’re on fleece and vet bed and have a full cage clean every 3 days.I guess she’ll always have a dirty bum lol.
 
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