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Old 11-08-2011, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just noticed purple dots on/under Gizmos legs. Just a color pigment or a sign of something? Also, he seems to be SUPER crabby when in his cage - is that normal? -Ben
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what it could be, hopefully someone with more knowledge will post. Pictures are always helpful!
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you just get him? Could it possibly be a marker that the breeder left to tell whos hedgie is whos?
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Are they purpleish-brown and sort of splotches? It could just be skin mottling. What's your little dude's colouring like?
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah - getting a picture of that is like trying to get a GF or trying to get a job in elkhart - **** near next to impossible these days x_X. It doesnt look irritated or infected at all, maybe just skin pigment difference in the armpits? he's a little pinto (5 monthes old) and has energy out the whazoo!
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Does it look like this?
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes! Exactly like that! Thank you! Is that serious or.... ?
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't worry, everything is just fine! They're just pigment spots, like freckles or birthmarks on people. My Bos is a pinto and he has them on his legs and feet and tummy. As for crabby in his cage, like you mentioned, it's probably just being a bit territorial or surprised. I guess it depends what kind of behaviour he's showing.
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