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Old 07-28-2010, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sometimes when I hold Pixel, I see that there is skin trying to come off of her feet. This morning, a huge flake was coming off of her foot. Is there anything I can do to help stop her feet from flaking? It looks really uncomfortable.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of wheel does she have? I say this because lately several on here have found that the ridges on the Comfort Wheel are scraping the skin on the pads of their hedgies feet.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, Kashi used to get peely feet because he used to have a comfort wheel, I switched to a CSW now

The only thing I can suggest is keep your hedgie's feet as clean as possible. My hedgie never seemed that bothered by his peely feet, so yer
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I use a Flying Saucer, a 12 in. one. I keep her feet as clean as possible, and she usually doesn't get dirty feet, so I'm lucky I guess.
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well the pee might make it peel more (pee you can't really tell that it's on their feet). If I remember correctly, flying saucers have ridges for grip like the comfort wheel right?
That might be what is causing it.

At any rate, I don't think it's much of a problem Just don't try to peel the rest of the skin off or anything, although, I don't think you'd do something like that
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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In my opinion, I think that the flying saucer wheels are bad for hedgehogs, making them run sideways and joint stress. If you're interested, I would suggest gettinga wheel from Larry. Here is a link to the thread: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4844
I agree with you though, that you are a lucky one having a hedgie who doesn't get poopy feet very often!
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Oh. I thought I read on here that FS wheels are safe. Thanks for the information though, I will see what I can do.
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It has not been proven that the FS will cause joint problems,although alot of us believe they will since the running position is not natural. Also a FS is kinda smallish and does not work well with larger size hedgies.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Pixel is kind of small, actually. Still, I got the biggest FS there. But if FS wheels cause joint problems I might switch to your wheel.
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