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Feet What's wrong with her feet? And should I take her to the vet for it?

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While taking Lucy out of her cage, I noticed something I never noticed before. Her feet look really strange. Like they are split into multiple sections. She doesnt seem in pain at all (I would have noticed that in the weeks I've had her) Im not sure what her housing situation was before I got her, so i dont know if that could have caused whatever this is.

I took a picture, although it's sort of a bad quality, cause she squirms.
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Looks like a normal foot to me. Heres my James' foot, they are normally broken up into sections like this.IMG_1639.jpg
 

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Hmm. I just caught izzy and hers look similair. I dont think the front paw is supposed to be smooth like the back paw.

As long as she isn't in pain, she's walking fine, there are no scabs or swelling etc, you should be okay.
 

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My pig looks there are parts of the foot that are like....litterally broken up into secrtions. Like...there's space between one part and the other, with like....crust in between. Sorry for the bad picture.

Maybe im just paranoid?
 

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Hmm. I just caught izzy and hers look similair. I dont think the front paw is supposed to be smooth like the back paw.

As long as she isn't in pain, she's walking fine, there are no scabs or swelling etc, you should be okay.

Alright! Thanks xD I get so worried over the littlest of things.
 

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If there is crust, your pig may have dry feet. Try rubbing some pure aloe vera gel onto the paws to moisten them if they feel dry. Dry paws can lead to bumble foot, if they start to crack.
 

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Also, your nails look a little long from the picture.
 

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Also, your nails look a little long from the picture.

Thanks :D I'll try the gel thing!

And I know their nails are long xD I have to pick up nail clippers (which somehow get lost) so that's on my to-do list for tomorrow.
 

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Okay :) If the nails get too far overgrown that can cause pain and foot problems too, it's easier to just trim often :)

Whenever izzy or felix get a case of "The Flakies" I just put a little on the paws and rub it in really well, then I cuddle them until it dries.
 

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With the crust could it be the beginning of Bumblefoot?
 

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With the crust could it be the beginning of Bumblefoot?
Crust is usually just food and poo they've stepped in, bumble foot is more redness and swelling and gets crusty when there is an open sore involved(which is really noticeable).
 
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