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    For Those Of You With Texel Piggies..

    My girl puff is or at least I was told shes a texel. I tried to brush her hair with a comb but she basically cried the entire time like I was hurting her so I only tried to brush her once. I know that she has either lice or mites or both. The treatment stuff will be here tomorrow. So after I treat her and shes all clear of lice/mites how do I go about brushing her hair so that she doesn't look like a big afro puff? Heres a pic of her so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about.
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    Re: For Those Of You With Texel Piggies..

    If you don't like an afro, then you shouldn't have acquired a Texel. (joking, of course). Here is what my girl looked like when I adopted her:

    She was a show piggy with a full Texel coat. Her hair has been much shorter since she came to live with us. It makes it far easier to keep her coat from getting mats and tangles, and with shorter hair, she sheds far less than my Aby.

    If my baby girl (Maya) is any indication, Texels have VERY sensitive skin. One normally doesn't brush or comb them. You just finger-comb their coat. I cut Maya's hair when it's wet with a pair of haircutting shears and she cries and jumps throughout the process. With her hair shorter, I can at least brush her without discomfort and she actually seems to enjoy it. If you are determined to comb her, get a baby comb that has blunt teeth.....and also get a baby brush.

    Some Texels have very coarse hair, some have very fine, and it varies as to whether the coat tends to mat. Maya has very fine hair that doesn't mat, so it's pretty easy to keep her clean and neat.

    I believe that Pinky also has Texels, so perhaps she will have some opinions to offer. Happy to share if you have other questions.
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    Re: For Those Of You With Texel Piggies..

    Have you given any thought to cutting her hair? I've never had a texel but when I had a peruvian I kept her hair short and she was adorable and always seemed to appreciate having the extra "weight" lifted off.

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    Re: For Those Of You With Texel Piggies..

    LOL @spy9doc. My daughter and 2 of my sons have afros so having one isnt an issue. Thank you for the advice. I will give her a trim after shes all better and see how things go. My girls hair looks extremely different than yours. Is that normal with texels that the curls are all different? Like even on her face her hair is curly. She is almost 3 months old now. If that matters.

    @Paula No I had not but once shes all better I will be trimming it to see if that helps. Thank you so much

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    Re: For Those Of You With Texel Piggies..

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilathandra View Post
    LOL @spy9doc. My daughter and 2 of my sons have afros so having one isnt an issue. Thank you for the advice. I will give her a trim after shes all better and see how things go. My girls hair looks extremely different than yours. Is that normal with texels that the curls are all different? Like even on her face her hair is curly. She is almost 3 months old now. If that matters.

    @Paula No I had not but once shes all better I will be trimming it to see if that helps. Thank you so much
    I currently have two texels but had a third. The texture of their fur and curls are all different. The more you brush them, the straighter their fur gets. If you don't groom them, their fur tends to get curlier. I use a plastic tipped brush and a wide toothed comb to groom them. My thick furred one is a bear to groom. It's even hard to trim her fur, it's so thick. My vet said her fur could probably used to make a human wig it's so thick. Once they got used to being groomed, they don't fuss anymore but they did at first. My deceased texel loved to have her fur brushed. Some texels have parts down their backs but not all do. They all have curly fur on their bellies, though.

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    Re: For Those Of You With Texel Piggies..

    Thank you pinky.

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