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Swarfega Still Recommended For Grease Gland Cleaning?

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biscandmatt

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is this still recommended or is something else better? remember using it with ches years ago.

benjie needs his cleaning. i can see a little build up of grease on it, and there was a rather unpleasant smell from the cage last night after he was scenting! :vom:
 

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another question - do i just rinse it with warm water afterwards? :)
 

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I usually clean the grease glands with swarfega on little cotton pads.

Luckily my neutered boy Little-pig does not get greasy at all!
 

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I usually clean the grease glands with swarfega on little cotton pads.

Luckily my neutered boy Little-pig does not get greasy at all!
thanks :)

i only ever remember having to clean ches once, and eddie never needed to be. but benjie is by far our smelliest and messiest piggy :))
 

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thanks :)

i only ever remember having to clean ches once, and eddie never needed to be. but benjie is by far our smelliest and messiest piggy :))
I usually follow it up with a quick bum bath. Both of my boys can get a little smelly around that area every now and then. A swarfega and a soft toothbrush for the grease gland then a quick dip in the sink (or litter tray filled with warm water) and a good wash with piggy shampoo. They hate it but always look (and smell) a lot better after :)
 

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I've tried swarfega and washing up liquid with minimal success but then I tried cooking oil and it was like a miracle! I gently massaged it into the area and in seconds and with a gentle fine tooth comb it all fell off as I gently combed and Mr.Biggles loved having it done. No pain, no pulling just gentle grooming, fun and comfortable for us both. You don't need to wash it out either it just soaks in and disappears after a few hours and also must help his skin.
Hope this helps someone else.
 
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