Licking

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  1. Sep 11, 2019 #1

    RossB

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    Hey everyone! I’m new I have to beautiful buns called Marnie and Declan :)

    Marnie loves to lick everything bless her!!
    But I’ve got some paranoia that I would like to ask you guys about,
    I know buns lick to clean themselves, but can they get ill from what they lick?
    Mainly human food, or more to the point the greasy remains, like if I eat sweet or crisps etc and forget to wash my hands or touch something else that she might lick will it hurt them? Or if I drink or eat something and then give them kisses on there head / back could that hurt them?

    They are both vaccinated up to date and all that, sorry it might be a bit paranoid, but I’m in the middle of a vicious circle of self doubt atm

    Thanks everyone! :)
     
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    She will be just fine just make sure you are not giving her any of that food. One of my rabbits snuck a drink of my sweet tea he was fine but I won't give it to him intentionally. A lick is not going to hurt.
     
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    RossB

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    Thank you for replying :D

    So I don’t need to wash my hands and face after everything I eat anymore? I get so worried I have the food oils/grease is going to hurt them and then I worry I’ve spread it on to other things in the house...

    I know it’s silly but I’m very OCD about the bums health :)
     
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    I would still wash your hands if you think about it, but if you forget every once in a while it won't hurt
     
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    Thank you :) do u think a baby wipe would be good enough for my face? I have bad skin sometimes and washing my face a fair amount hurts my skin lol
     

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