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Old 04-17-2019, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Breeder Used Fingernail Polish??

So I contacted my breeder today finally to ask about a way to get the color markings off Pibble’s back (the ones he painted there to differentiate babies). He’s got a great company and is the go-to reputable breeder in my state.
But he just now tells me that it’s standard nail polish ? And to try acetone on a Q-tip?? I’m not a breeder nor expert but I don’t think it sounds right to put nail polish or acetone on my hedgehog ???

I’ve tried to gently scrub with Aveeno baby shampoo but no luck. He suggested Dawn but I don’t think Dawn takes nail polish off.

There’s a big patch of blue on her upper back and gold towards her butt. Does anyone have any advice on this by chance?
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Um from what Ik the only effective way to get nail polish off is with the right remover...
However eventually like on a human its gonna start coming off which I think would be worse than getting a little nail polish remover and wiping it on the quills where the nail polish is and then washing the hedgehog.
Try not to use a very strong smelling one.
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Hey there! Nail polish is actually a pretty common standard for differentiation of hoglets. It’s not hazardous to their health. Christina was painted when I got her and I just let it do it’s thing and fade naturally!
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The best thing is to just leave it alone and wait for it to wear off. The quills will also fall out eventually. It's very common for breeders to use nail polish to mark babies.
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Hey there! Nail polish is actually a pretty common standard for differentiation of hoglets. It’s not hazardous to their health. Christina was painted when I got her and I just let it do it’s thing and fade naturally!
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The best thing is to just leave it alone and wait for it to wear off. The quills will also fall out eventually. It's very common for breeders to use nail polish to mark babies.
Ooo okay! Thanks so much you all! I just couldn’t imagine babies around those fumes when it was first painted, and acetone sounded so concerning! But like I said he’s our best breeder in state and really knows his stuff and the thought he’d do something bad for them was so bizarre. I’m glad to be corrected 🙂
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