Unfortunately Charlotte had her tail removed before I got her (not sure if it was cosmetic or medical) but I feel sad about it and wish she had one. It also makes me uncomfortable in public when people ask why she doesn't have a tail, or why I removed her tail
@Twice I work at the National Aviary, you haven't heard a stupid question until you've worked at a zoo.
If you ever get the urge to see a short curly tail just come back and watch the video.
I agree with everybody, keep that nice long tail! Tank has a longer tail too and I have never had to clean his booty, Bre however had a short pocket type tail and I was constantly having to chase her around and try to get her clean...ick!
Here is a pic of Tank, you can see he has a longer tail, it looks broken in the middle though
http://www.thebca.org/ilstd.html Just scroll down until you get to tails.
Three Hooligans and 1 Angel - Wilson, Sally, Emma & Jack
Jameson has a corkscrew that is fairly tight. It bothers him sometimes. I chose to keep it due to the vets warning about amputating... He said yes they do it for ones with problems. But can lead to problems down the road with going to the bathroom so unless its medically ncessary keep it
Pan has a naturally short nub tail.
When we first got her the vet actually checked to make sure it wasn't cropped.
Every once in awhile we have issues with poo not getting cleaned off properly and have to wipe him. (I say we, but he normally makes me do it.)
But I'm really happy to hear that you have opted to leave that beautiful tail! No reason to cause unneeded pain to our babies.
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Snowy showing off her tail
Cutie pa tootie
Everyone wants to kiss a bullie
Everytime I hear about how the tail is part of the spine, it makes me shiver to think about someone having their dogs tail amputated. Glad you're going to leave your babys tail the way it was meant to be alone. My BabyGirls tail is one of those screwed into the booty types and it's real hard keeping it clean and she lets me know. It would be a blessing to have a tail like your babys tail.
Wilson & BabyGirl