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Old 10-10-2014, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone,
I recently (yesterday) got a hedgehog off craigslist from someone who didn't want him anymore. I've had hedgehogs in the past and so I felt like I could give the little guy a good home. When I got him, his cage was disgusting. I cleaned that out and put him in the tub and noticed he had a significant amount of poop stuck on his feet. Which, I figured no big deal because my hedgehogs in the past went through the whole poop boots thing. I cleaned him all up and today I go to trim his nails and they were so soft, they felt like sponges when i trimmed them. Is this something I should be concerned about? He also has what looks like a broken toe, its swollen and the nail is pointing up but it doesn't seem to be affecting his movement at all. Is there something I can do for that or should I be taking him to see a vet about it or is it something that will heal on its own? Thank you for any and all advice!
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfourtunetly I have so experiance with this but I do want to wish you good luck with your new hedgie! Such a shame he was in bad condition.

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Old 10-10-2014, 06:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would take him to the vet for a check up to see if everything is okay since he was living in such poor conditions best of luck to you, xoxo
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Could the soft nails be caused from the poop boots? Maybe the previous owner didn't clean him up at all and they've been there a while?
Good luck with everything I'm unsure about the toe, but I'm glad the little guy now has a caring home!
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would think a vet to check the one toe and good clean living conditions and regular foot baths to get the nails in order. They may actually fall off instead of harden and allow fresh new growth there, assuming he doesn't have a fungal infection in the nails from just being dirty.
The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. ~ Archilochus

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