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Old 01-04-2012, 03:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Did you wrap it and apply some pressure to it / dip it in flour?

CALL the on call/after hrs vet near you .....they will advise you over the phone at no cost and tell you what to do and/or let you know if it an emergency.

It's been hours and he is still bleeding....that can NOT be good.

I would not take him back to the store personally...obviously they are idiots.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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if you soaked his will bleed even more as water allows it to continue to flow uninhibited. You have to do something to stop the bleeding like dip it in flour / cornstarch or that bleed-stop stuff ( nail rips bleed a lot and often look worse than they are due to the amount of blood)
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hedgies should NEVER EVER have a wire wheel for this exact reason. I wouldn't go back to the place you got him. If they told you that a wire wheel and treats that lead to kidney failure are good, what are they going to know about this problem?
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Dip his foot in flour or cornstarch and cuddle him in a cloth and hold him still. If he won't stay still while on you, put him back in his cage and turn bright lights on so he will stay in bed and stay still. The bleeding should stop once he is calm and not moving around. As mentioned, do not put him in water because you want the area to clot to stop the bleeding. Foot and toe injuries bleed a lot and there can still be small dots of blood showing an hour or two later. If it's still bleeding heavily, he needs to see a vet.

Having this happen doesn't mean he is unhealthy, just that the people at the store are idiots and don't believe a word they say.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I hope your new little hedgie is alright. I'm sure that must have hurt a lot.

Everyone seems to have covered how to stop the bleeding pretty well. Since you are taking out the wheel, I would take the opportunity to replace it. The only pet store brand wheel that is available is the Comfort Wheel. It's a little noisy, and the grooves collect poo like no other, but your hedgie shouldn't be able to rip is lil nail off. Most people here will recommend a wheel by Larry: ... wheel.html

I actually just ordered mine. I would think the smooth surface would be better for your lil one, with his nail being so fragile as it grows back in. Just make sure you don't use any wire wheels or the Silent Spinner (the crease down the center can catch hedgehog nails).

Here is a link to one of our threads about acceptable treats for hedgehogs:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14383&p=126828&hilit=raisins#p 126828

I'm sorry you got such poor advice from the pet store- that is kind of a recurring theme it seems like. Just make sure to read up on the forums here. There is a ton of reliable information. If you ever have questions, make sure to post them. We would be happy to help you and your hedgie out!
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