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!