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Old 06-12-2012, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I caught my Cookie licking/suckling her feet. No wonder she always has clean feetsies. PLEASE tell me this is normal and healthy even if gross and unsanitary!
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Some are just meticulous at cleaning their own feet. I have had several over the years that kept their feet perfectly clean. Tula is my latest. I think Tula does it because she despises water and it keeps her from having to go in it.

I've never had any problems, health-wise, that we would have contributed from them cleaning their feet.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've caught Miss Satin with a front footsie in her mouth from time to time... cleaner than the other feet, but still with poops. Unlike Miss Tula, Satin still ended up getting footbaths.
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Whew! That's a relief. I was beginning to wonder if I wasn't feeding her enough.
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Heehee... silly little hedgies

Poop aside, I did find it adorable whenever I found Satin sucking her "thumb."

I'd be more worried about your other four hedgies... Snow, Patch, Thumper, and Prince seem to have lost all their quills. Worse yet, it looks like the last two have some sort of ear-gigantism issue going on
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Too funny SM! Zoey's feet were always clean. She took great pride in them. :P



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I caught my Cookie licking/suckling her feet. No wonder she always has clean feetsies. PLEASE tell me this is normal and healthy even if gross and unsanitary!
Holly cleans her feet from time-to-time. I wish she'd do it more frequently to get rid of the poo!
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Norman occasionally does this as well. He just shoves the whole foot in his mouth, chomps away, then moves on to another foot... or back to the same one depending on his current quirkiness level.
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