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noticed my guinea pig was not using his front paw, he’s still eating and drinking and going to the bathroom normally, I can also touch his paw and move it without him squeaking or moving or anything. so I’m not sure if that is just a sore on his foot or not
 

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Refusal to weight bear on a paw would indicate pain, soreness or injury - please have your piggy seen by a vet.
It’s entirely normal for them as prey animals to hide their pain when touched but the fact you’ve seen him not wanting to walk properly means there is likely something wrong
 

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It could be the start of bumble foot, which is an awful and painful infection of the paw. Once it takes a hold it can be very difficult to get rid of. I would get to a guinea savvy vet ASAP. I had an older lady with bumble foot and it was one of the worse things I have dealt with in Guineas.
 

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noticed my guinea pig was not using his front paw, he’s still eating and drinking and going to the bathroom normally, I can also touch his paw and move it without him squeaking or moving or anything. so I’m not sure if that is just a sore on his foot or not
Hi!

Please see a vet; the red patch on the largest pad looks rather sore to me and may develop into an open sore infection (pododermatitis, better known as 'bumblefoot'). The sooner an antibiotic can be given, the easier it is to head off and save yourself a potentially longer running battle.

If a piggy is not putting weight on a foot, then it is because there is a pain problem. The dark brown bits are harmless dead skin spurs.
If you cannot detect anything wrong with the foot, then the problem is usually further up the leg. But in any case, it would be good to book a vet appointment.
 
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