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Old 04-14-2016, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. So I have a little girl names Nessa. When she was a baby her mom ate her back feet off and I did not think she was going to make it. I brought her home from the breading facility because I figured if she was going to die, she was going to die in a warm blanket being held by someone who cared about her and not just left in the tub with the mother to finish off. Anyway she turned out to be a real fighter and she is very independent. She has been to the vet a few times to get check ups on her feet but she is starting to get her big girl quills and she is scratching a lot. Because she has no padded feet her quills keep stabbing her and she is getting sores on her leg near were her leg meets her body. I really want to help her with the itching so she won't keep poking herself. She does not get a bath often since that causes dry skin. And I put olive oil on her but it still does not help much. Does anyone have any tips for little Nissa. pictures are of her when she was a baby right after she came home and the others are from a few days ago. She is such a wiggle butt that I can't get a picture of the sores
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately I don't have any tips for you, but I would just like to say she is absolutely adorable and I am so happy for you that she is a little fighter and has made it this far! Good luck
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Hmmm...maybe try making a pair of socks from fleece for her back feet? The hard part would be securing the socks so they wouldn't fall off. Perhaps tiny piece of string? I wouldn't tie it too tight, however.

By the way, you're an awesome hedgehog mom. Not many people would take the extra effort to take care of a disabled, infant animal!
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Or, stemming off of the string idea, you could use velcro pieces on the outside to keep them secure
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I wouldn't suggest tying or securing anything to her feet. The risk of something going wrong is too high for my comfort. We've had some pretty bad stories on this board just from a loose string or hair getting wrapped around a foot.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for everyone's help. I have tried putting healing honey on her but we are having a hard time with trust since when she was a baby I was constantly messing with her back feet trying to keep them clean and everything. If you all would like to see a video of Nissa! She is a super cutie pie.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ALaqcfxPqLY
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Hmm... In medicine there is a self adherent dressing, doesn't stick to skin, only to itself, looks like a tensor bandage. It's stretchy, with no strings. It could also be cut down to size, but that'd be a bit tricky. I use it at work all the time, with human adults, I'm sure your vet might have something similar? Or at a medical supply store? If it gets really bad maybe your vet could cast her legs while she's quilling?

I'm glad you have her! She's lovely!
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You could try and use Bag balm on her soars. I know that stuff has a scent though that she might try to bite it off. but you could try to make little back leg booties for her She's absoutley adorable by the way. She's so lucky to have you!
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I can't help but think that something attached to her feet would make matters worse, like a cat that's stepped on tape.
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That video is adorable!! Nessa is such a little cutie.
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