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I noticed that Herisson often sucks/slightly gnaws on his back feet. I just thought I'd check to make sure this wouldn't be hurting him in any way. I think it's normal but I have been wrong before.
 

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Mine does that sometimes too :lol: I don't know why though. I sometimes worry about it because his feet are all poopy from running in his wheel all night.

Are you sure it's his foot, and not his little boy parts?
 

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Mine does that sometimes when I'm trimming her nails. I think it's a self-soothing behavior... like baby humans who suck their thumb.
 

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Some dogs will chew their feet because of nervous energy and/or stress. Some even out of just plain ol' habbit. My mother-in-law's dog 'sucks' her toe because no one stopped her when she was younger (she's now 12 years old).
 

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Jade occasinally chews on her foot for a couple seconds. i see her to it every week or two. How long/often does ur hedgie do it? It is fine if they just do it a bit...

And ya, it especially happens during nail cuttings.
 
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