I really clean Drifter's sheath about every 6 months. By really clean I mean check the bean, use soap, scrub good, the whole 9 yards.
However I've noticed that every other month I have to clean the gunk out with water and my hand. For example, I cleaned his sheath and got a bean out in November. Here it is not even quite February and today I noticed he has smegma (spelling?) poking out of his sheath. Gross, right???
Well Drifter is really easy going about his sheath cleaned (he actually loves it.. I feel weird that he loves it..but what can I do? ) so I grabbed a glove and pulled on the smegma I could see poking out. It slid out/peeled off and it was as long as my pointer finger. Granted, I don't have insanely long fingers but that peice was definitely 2-3 inches long. I got another 4 or so pieces of equal length out from right inside. I proceded to clean out the rest of him and it was DISGUSTING . It was like he hadn't been cleaned in years. And the smell.. blech!! He did not have a bean though.
My question is.. is it normal for him to be THAT dirty THAT often? Is he just a pig? He loves to go into mud and water, so does that have something to do with it? It is always overflowing in gunk no matter how often I clean and I just wanted to make sure that isnt a sign of something more serious. Thanks for all the help.