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I had to run out of the house for a track meeting, but i’ll be home in like an hour and i’ll take a clearer picture. He wasn’t just holding it back though, because he was hopping and running around the cage with that foot up the entire time. The foot is almost backwards too. I’m trying to decide if it’s a birth defect or a bone broken but healed wrong before I bought him
I thought birth defect as well. The foot looks like it’s pointing inwards and bent at the joint. But also like the toes didn’t develop properly...was he like this when you got him? Perhaps take him to the vet just to be checked over.
I hope he can live like it ok, i have a feeling over time, it will have an affect on the whole leg? I'm not sure, bless him☺. I do have more love for pigs like this if you know what i mean, they pull on the heart strings more.
So I went back to petsmart with my dad where I got him and they were so helpful as to do this: What they said was that I would technically “return” him, and they would completely pay for the price of veterinary care, and then we could have him back. They gave me a merchandise card with the exact amount of money needed to buy him. The vet will look at him sometime this week and call me with the update! So i got him into the vet free of cost, so I say it’s a win. I’ll just miss the little dude until then.