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Old 10-23-2018, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I’m currently caring for a hedgehog but am struggling.

My main issue today: he has a huge chunk of poop stuck on his back foot. I’ve read all the forums, I’ve tried everything I can but it won’t come off. I’m not able to touch him for more than 10 seconds without him balling up, so I can’t get a good shot at cleaning it off. I don’t know what to do! I’ve tried foot baths, letting him walk on a damp cloth, etc. and it’s not budging. What more can I do?

Also - I’m located in Ontario, Canada. I want to find a new home for him - but there isn’t much of a well-known community around here that I’m aware of so I’m not sure how to proceed with that. Any tips?

He’s a sweet guy, almost 3 years old. He’s well behaved and happy in his routine, but I don’t think he’s had a great deal of human connection in his life. I just want him to have a home where he’s appreciated and given the attention he deserves.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of poop doesn't come off during a lightly warm foot bath omg
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The kind of poo thats stubborn haha.
Try dipping in warm water then with a warm damp cloth just rub a little obviously gently and it should come off eventually. If its in the nails use a toothbrush to get it out.
Also if the damp cloth doesnt work, try brushing it off with a wet toothbrush.
Another way is distract with favourite food and then with the damp cloth rub gently and it shuld come off.

Holly gets this a fair bit (no idea how) so I learnt the ways to get it off. Though shes more difficult because she hates baths so I have to do it without being able to dip it into warm water. Which sure makes it easier.

Good luck !!
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