Female in Heat

Not sure if I posted this under the right heading, but this seemed the closest. Maya is currently "in heat". As of Friday, it will have been 3 weeks. How long do they stay in heat? We want to have her fixed but I can't remember how long it lasts. So far I've some up with 21 days for most breeds, but I know Basenji's can be different. She's chewed through 2 diapers now and I can't wait for it to be over.

Thanks for your info.

Ruth

30 Days is considered normal for a Basenji…..

Thanks. One more week then : )

As far as diapers go, my breeder recommended this, as basenjis are quick to tear them off and the cost can add up.
Buy the smallest size boy's toddler underpants you can find. Cut a hole for the tail. Put a pantyliner in. I bought a 5 pack last year, and since you can custom cut the hole, it stays on a little better. I got the 2T size & had to safety pin it so it wouldn't fall off of Callie, but it was $3 for 5 & well worth it.

@Andrew:

As far as diapers go, my breeder recommended this, as basenjis are quick to tear them off and the cost can add up.
Buy the smallest size boy's toddler underpants you can find. Cut a hole for the tail. Put a pantyliner in. I bought a 5 pack last year, and since you can custom cut the hole, it stays on a little better. I got the 2T size & had to safety pin it so it wouldn't fall off of Callie, but it was $3 for 5 & well worth it.

Thanks so much. I had another friend recommend this as well. Maya still tried to chew them, but it's much easier on the pocket book : )

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