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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question My Baby Pig Is Chewing His Toes..

One of the babies that were born Jan 10th has started chewing his claws on his back foot.The first time I thought was an accident but now three claws are missing and the area has dried blood.

Any ideas on why it would do this?
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I have no idea ether. I'd scatter alfalfa hay all over , maybe he'll decide chewing on that is much tastier.
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They have hay and a carrots but now three toes are gone. Anyone know if they make those collar thingies for guinea pigs?
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No collars for pigs.

I am wondering if there is nerve damage and the pup can not feel his/her feet therefore chewing on them is not a problem. I have never had anything like this happen. If it were mine I would be going to the vet to see if there is anything wrong or if they could do anything for it.

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Are you sure he is doing it to himself? maybe there's another culprit, like the other baby.
Sometimes you'll see pigs with missing ears because the others have eaten them off. Or sometimes Mom can get carried away with cleaning up after birth and causing wounds or chewing off something else by mistake.
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Or sometimes Mom can get carried away with cleaning up after birth and causing wounds or chewing off something else by mistake.
I had guinea pigs a couple of years ago and they went through several batches of babies. I remember the mama guinea pig cleaned the babies all of the time. Sometimes she would roll over the top of them or nudge them with her head. Maybe, like linda said, the mom is getting carried away. I can't remember how long it took for the babies to eat "big pig" food, but if they are eating on their own you may want to separate him (the baby) in another home, but keep him near by his mom.
When I separated my boy piggies and girl piggies I used chicken wire that had been clamped so they couldn't get through. You could try chicken wire between the herd and the affected baby with maybe some plastic panel for extra protection. That way they can still talk but you can determine if he is the one causing the damage.

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when we got hagrid he did that...not to that extreme.....but we'd catch him chewing on his toes..almost like they were bothering him-drivin' him crazy! We'd just give him a gentle 'nono' and poke and now he only does it every once in a while , when he cleans... he does have that wonky toe so maybe it DOES bother him...

are yours toenails long maybe? or...were they?

hope you can figure out why he's doing this.

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Do you think that maybe he could be allergic to his bedding or something? As something as simple as that could cause such an adverse reaction and to me it sounds like hes chewing at his claws for some kind of relief!? Or like crzy4piggers said maybe he has nerve damage or something but in both cases it would be best to get him checked out by a vet. Please let us know how you go on with him and hope he's feeling better soon

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I have no idea what might be causing it.I have moved her(I don't know why I was calling her a he) and her sister into another house.She is wearing a collar I made for her and it seems to be working.We will be going to the vet in the morning.
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The vet wasn't sure why she was doing it.She has no skin problems but her injured leg did seem a bit stiffer than the other.She has put her on pain medicine and oral antibiotics to help her out.She has to keep her lil collar on to keep her from chewing on her feet more.

Hopefully she'll feel better soon.

Thanks for all your advice.
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Glad to hear shes ok, please keep us posted on her progress as she sounds like a special little girl

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