Thursday, January 22, 2015

6 Pets with Fabulous Facial Hair Share Their Best Beard Maintenance Tips

There isn't much else cuter than a cat with a milk mustache or a dog with a well-groomed beard. There are even lizards out there who are named after their bearded facial features. While they may not technically have fur, Bearded Dragons get their names from scaly protrusions that resemble beards.

But having a well-maintained beard isn't all fun and games... How do these adorable pets keep their facial hair looking so fabulous? Today, six pets share their best facial hair maintenance tips for keeping a marvelous mustache or brilliant beard in tip top shape. 

Lick your beard clean after a meal.

"Though I utilize my beard to savor delicious morsels of food, it is imperative to lick your beard clean before the food morsels dry up.  If you do not, you will most likely be subjected to a thorough beard cleaning which includes water, soap and a comb.  I won't even discuss the wasting of a yummy late night snack; that is for another post." - Oz the Terrier


Get a friend to help!

"Coccolino loves to eat and some of the time that food gets stuck in the hair of his chinny chin chin. The best maintenance tip from Coccolino is having a best puppy friend that just loves to lick up the leftovers!" - Coccolino the Mini Pig from My Mini Pet Pig


Choose the right shaving cream. 

"Beard Tip: Caution, these two creams look alike. Pick the right one or risk getting your face licked off." - Brian the Cat from Brian's Home


Daily maintenance keeps your beard clean.

"Beard maintenance is a daily affair for me. I have the type of soft fur that loves to tangle, and my beard is always dragging on the ground, in my food, and in my water bowl so it needs regular maintenance. For my lip fold surgery in 2013, my beard was shaved off and as my lips healed, the beard started to grow back, making it the perfect time to start a good routine. I get my beard shampooed every two months or so when I get a bath. Every morning after breakfast, Mom gets my fine comb and combs out my beard. She has to make sure and get the hair underneath and towards the back of my lips, as it is where stuff likes to hide and cause clumps. If we stay on it daily, my beard stays pretty much clean and tangle free." - Emma from My GBGV Life


Get some sunshine.

"Beardies need UVF lighting to maintain strong bones [and good-looking beards!].  Aside from the light in their enclosure, try to get them outside in warmer weather to catch natural sunlight for at least 15-20 minutes a day." - Shirley the Bearded Dragon from Animal Bliss


Look your best to impress the ladies.

"When a tuxie mancat has a beard it tends to be white and is seamlessly incorporated into the main tux body! To maintain a clean and luxurious tuxie beard one must attend assiduously to its cleanliness and make sure it is free from stray bits of food. It is quite embarrassing when one is courting a ladycat to have her falling about laughing over an errant piece of kibble embedded in the hirsuteness - though I remember on one occasion the stray piece of kibble did assuage severe hunger pangs in between lunch and supper.

Once a week ... errr. ..... day run the old sweep-and-clean over entire area and when finished, go into the bedroom and barf the resultant hairball onto the bed! This will ensure maximum effect from all the effort!" - Austin Towers from CATachresis




Do you have a pet with a beard? How do you keep your pet's beard in top condition? Share with us in the comments!

23 comments:

  1. This is really amazing site with fantastically written blogs.... I just not joined this site and read the very first blog... Its amazingly written... Being a dog owner.. now i feel more love for my dog... Thank you for motivating us and wrtting so wonderfully about pets!!
    Dogs are not just an naimal...They are your family!!! :)

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  2. MOL Great tips from so many different pets!! Thank you for including my thoughts there too!! MOL ;)

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    1. Thank YOU Austin for sharing :) I thought your tip was very well put together even if your staff says you were on the nip when you wrote it MOL

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  3. I fortunately have only 4 hairs on my snout, not sure if that counts as a beard :o) butt my mom remembers the foxterrier and the beard-problem, specially when they fed canned food :o)
    Easy Rider

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  4. haha! Cute post! I have taken photos of Koda often when he eats yogurt. I call him Santa afterwards because he always has a white beard from the yogurt! haha!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  5. All very good tips on beard and facial hair maintenance from some of the most distinguished, good-looking pets around! BOL
    Oz

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    1. Haha! Thank you Oz for sharing yours too. Everyone has some wonderful advice!

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  6. MOL ! Great tips from very different species of anipals ! Purrs

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  7. we due knot haz beardz... but dai$y's mane DOEZ get in de way...her wood tell ya how her fixes thiz izzue, but az all wayz, her iz bizee gazin at her self in her 360 degree mirror...


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  8. MOL ..I don't have a beard yet, maybe when I'm getting older :D Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

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  9. Thanks for featuring Shirley, my Bearded Dragon, in this post! She looks pretty cute in her Cowgirl hat, does she not? Bearded Dragons often display their beards when they are angry, scared, or defensive. Luckily we don't see that too often with Shirley. She's a happy-go-lucky Dragon. :)

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    1. You know I had totally forgot that they do that! Shirley does look like a very happy Beardie, so I'm sure she doesn't show hers off too much :)

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  10. So funny! Taffy has a furry chin that's wet all of the time we'll have to take some of your advice! Love Dolly

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  11. Thank you so much for including us, Coccolino is very proud of his often tasty beard! Fun to see other beards and maintenance tips too :-)

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  12. MOL! Those are some great tips. Makes us wish we had beards. ;)

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  13. love it Ann ,some great tips,xx Rachel

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  14. Austin I fur sure like your suggestions but Brian really has the stach cream of the crop with his suggestions. May I come over for a close shave buddy

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    1. MOL - maybe only if he's using the whipped cream!

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  15. Great post and who would have thought of a reptile with a beard! Thank you again for asking me.

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  16. That was so cute and fun! We haven't had any pets with a beard so far!

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  17. HAH! Those tip were great especially Austin! I wonder if TW could use any of these tips on her beard. MOL!

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  18. There are many days when Harley has gotten into something and he needs a beard wash - it's become a normal thing at our house. Cute photos!

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  19. Maxie coulda totally used this advice on Friday post-surgery. He droooooooooled all over his lower lip-furs! MOL!

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