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Old 04-18-2019, 03:34 PM   #1
Charliestar
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Exclamation Injured Toe - What now?!

Hello,

I am quited stressed as noticed my hamster Peaches has injured her toe. She is still her usual self but I know they are good at hiding it. She toe is quite red and see bent differently to the others. It's currently night time in the UK so I can't take her to a vet but I am wondering if she needs to go and what I can do in the meantime to help?

I have tried to attach an image so hopefully it shows Injured hamster toe - Album on Imgur

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Old 04-19-2019, 12:25 AM   #2
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It looks as it it has been caught in something and has had either the nail pulled or the toe broken. It probably won't be able to be fixed back to normal but it should heal OK. I would take him to the vets myself and have it looked at and they may well give you something like a painkiller / anti-inflammatory and if they think there is an infection an antibiotic. Can you check the wheel for any small holes and also toys for anything that could have caught it. The silent spinner wheels do have small gaps in the joins and I have seen similar injuries from these. If it still looks sore I would rest him without a wheel and offer alternative enrichment for a few days. If twisted it will now be prone to reinjury so do watch it closely.
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