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Extra toe?

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kellyandpiggies

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You may remember that my darling Jin had an extra toe on his left back foot.. They are a genetic fault that are in some breeds..

It never bothered him and he never got it caught.

Anyone else got a piggy with an extra toe?


xx Mrs Player xx
 

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one of my girls quincee has only one toe on the back of one foot, does'nt ever seem to have bothered her
 
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None for me but a lot of owners confused spurs with extra toes.
 

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Yeah, I see why.. Ton had a big spur on his foot that looked like a nail (I knew it wasn't)! After a little trim, it doesn't anymore..

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My Self Blacks throw the occasional youngster with an extra toe on both of the hind feet but it's not a problem and doesn't cause the pig any trouble. The extra toe isn't joined by bone but it does have a blood vessel so if the pig has potential for showing I usually remove the extra toe when they are a week or so old by tying cotton tightly around it and then it just drops off with no discomfort to the pig.

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Pristine Pigs

This is also common in abyssianin cavies. Some believe that is also genetic so it is best not to use these animals to breed from.

I have had Abbys with extra toes in the past. Some have been the type which look like they are daggling, just attached by a bit of skin, these I have removed whilst the babies were very young. I have also had others where there is actually bone/blood flow to the toe, these I have left.
 

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:'(Yes bit concerned my new Abby of 7 wks has an extra toe on back but must have caught it as it is nearly off.Any ideas?
 

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My new baby has an extra toe but I havent taken him from his mummy yet.
Seemingly I have to wait until he is older then have it removed?
 
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i have a two year old male (basil) with an extra toe, its very wobbly but hasnt caused him any probs ;)
 

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My young Abby with a dangling extra toe has now had it tied off she didn't flinch so hope she will be ok?
 
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