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    Question Help with boar cleaning!

    I just wanted to ask, are there any other things like water that you can use in a boar cleaning instade of baby and mineral oil?

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    I could be totally wrong, but thought I read one time that coconut oil was ok. Please verify that because I'm no expert! In fact it's about time to do boar cleaning here and I'm not sure I have anything on hand to use.

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Yeah i read that too, only that we don't have coconut oil where i live. Thank you anyways

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Where do you live (country or state), you might be surprised.

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    I live in israel

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greysanatomy View Post
    I live in israel
    Pardon my random comment, but I want to visit Israel so badly! One day

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    Quote Originally Posted by blessedmom View Post
    Pardon my random comment, but I want to visit Israel so badly! One day
    it's okay, you really should come! its beautiful in here and i promise you will have a nice time here!

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greysanatomy View Post
    I just wanted to ask, are there any other things like water that you can use in a boar cleaning instade of baby and mineral oil?
    No, you can't use water because you really need a lubricant. Yes, there are products other than baby oil, mineral oil, or coconut oil. I have used jojoba and emu oil as well, and in a pinch, also avocado or almond oil. Probably something else that is widely available would be a sterile lubricant found in a drugstore or pharmacy if you can find one without alcohol. It will probably not be the type found among the sexual products. Whatever type you choose, be sure to read the ingredients.

    As an aside, please don't use tea tree oil.........you will burn the little guys "man parts".

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Thank you from me and from Derek and Mark, my little piggies

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    How frequently do you do the boar cleaning? Do you do so even if no signs of problems just to be sure? I've only done mine once and it's been probably a year since then so I really should do again, right?

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    I have actually never done this, i only have my piggies for about a month but its importent for me to keep them clean and i saw online that you need to do it about once a month, depending on how dirty it is it just makes them more comfortable and without cleaning it, the piggies could have infection.

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Coconut oil is certainly available in Israel, though I am having a more difficult time tracking it down (probably due to not understanding the language at all). From what little I can find online using only english I have found several international places that will ship to israel. I also found a forum thread with someone asking about coconut oil and other health food products where some people list places in Israel you can get them (though it seems coconut oil is somewhat expensive there?). Just keep in mind the coconut oil you want is cold pressed as other processing methods remove the aspects that are beneficial to the skin and hair.

    Here is the forum thread I found: http://www.imamother.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=125642

    And two of the international sellers who will ship to Israel (note the second link does have other brands of coconut oil available I just liked to one of the cheaper ones that is cold-pressed coconut oil):
    http://il.evitamins.com/efagold-coco...tures-way-8675
    http://il.iherb.com/Nutiva-Organic-S...z-414-ml/47359

    ETA: As for boar cleaning, you should be checking weekly but only doing it as necessary. If you check their sacs and there isn't any hair, hay or bedding stuck up there it is fine to leave it alone. You should expect to find a some creamy gunk in there as that is the natural lubricant of the sack, you should avoid removing all of this when you clean. If you clean them out too often you risk stretching the sac which can lead to impaction issues later.
    Last edited by Soecara; 01-07-16 at 08:32 am.

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    I need to read up on this again. I remember that I didn't need to do so until they were a little older. When I first heard about it and researched it, I was advised not to do it because mine were so young then but now my Brownie is much older now (my Spaz passed away very young and unexpectedly, so devastating) so I need to see how often to be doing this.

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Thank you so much you really helped me

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Im so sorry to hear that and from what ive seen, what soecara told me to do is the best thing to do.

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    You should check a male's private parts at least once a week, but only clean if necessary. They don't need regular cleaning unless they've gotten debris inside the sheath of the penis or in the anal sac, or are impacted.

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    Re: Help with boar cleaning!

    Thank you all for the great input!

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