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Curly toes

Mynsii

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From the day we brought him home, one of my boars has had toes that curl inwards towards each other, rather that straight. He doesn't seem to have any pain/walking issues, and the rest of his feet are fine, but I do find it makes toenail trimming a little more difficult (but not impossible).

I've been a rodent/rabbit/cavy mum for nearly 20 years, but he's the only animal that I've owned with this issue. I used to work at veterinary clinic, and saw lots of older piggies develop this with age, but he's only 2, and this has been an issue since we brought him home.

Has anyone else got/had younger piggies with curly toes?

(id post a picture but I swear he knows when I get a camera out, and makes it his life's mission to run away before I can nab any pictures of him)
 

sport_billy

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I see he has the usual piggy sense of cameras! One of our girls had a curly toe also, it caused her no problems we just had to make sure the nail wasn't digging in her foot pad
 

Darcey15

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Yes, one of my girls has 1 curled toe, the nail is more brittle but it hasn't caused any problems for her and it isn't an issue to trim (age is around 13 months).
 
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