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I have a hedgehog that doesn't ball up when you clip his nails but rather squirms because he wants to run around. So last night I was clipping his toes and I think I may have cut too close and he was bleeding from one of his toes. I know I didn't get his entire toe because there is still nail left. It stopped bleeding in a couple of minutes and he was walking like nothing even happened the whole time. Should I be concerned or will it be okay?
 

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It sounds like you just cut the quick, which happens to everyone at one time or another. As long as it's not bleeding anymore, it will heal up and be fine. :)
 

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It might also be a good idea to take his wheel out for a night or two, just to make sure he doesn't stress the nail too much while it heals.
 

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Thank you sooo much. I didn't sleep well last night because I was worried. I am used to ferrets that you can scruff and not have to worry about that kind of thing.
 

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I've done this on accident once since my hedge is such a squirmer. If it happens again just dampen a bit of flour and smear that over her toe.

One other time I thought I had clipped her toenail WAY too short because there was blood all over her foot. Turns out I had clipped my own finger and was so nervous about cutting her I didn't notice. :roll:
 
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