Extra toenails

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BZoo

Post   » Tue May 07, 2019 8:23 am


Josie, my beautiful black and orange Abby has little extra toenails that grow on the pads of her feet. Doesn't bother her in the slightest, I just trim 'em w/the others, but anyone else ever had a piggie like this? Maybe she's making up for the fact my little toes have no nails! :)

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Sef
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Post   » Tue May 07, 2019 8:53 am


Are they just spurs or actual toenails?
http://www.guinealynx.info/feet.html

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue May 07, 2019 11:08 am


If you have a crisp, clear photo, you can email it to me and I can add it to your topic.

Include your board name and a link to this topic.

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BZoo

Post   » Wed May 08, 2019 12:52 am


They sure look like real nails to me, but thin. I will try and get a photo on Thursday (will be really busy tomorrow), thanks.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed May 08, 2019 10:20 am


You have us all very curious now! Looking forward to receiving your photo.

BZoo

Post   » Thu May 09, 2019 7:08 pm


Just sent, hope you receive it ok.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu May 09, 2019 8:28 pm


Your picture is great (nice and clear).

It looks like this is a spur (thick, horny skin growing from the foot pad). You can carefully clip off part of it, clipping off more so long as you see no bleeding.
http://www.guinealynx.info/feet.html#spurs



BZoo

Post   » Thu May 09, 2019 8:46 pm


Thanks.

DonkeyBrainz

Post   » Fri May 10, 2019 12:19 am


My piggy, Poppins, has that on his left front paw. It looks like a whole extra nail. I just clip it off the same way I clip regular spurs. It doesn't hurt him (to clip it), but I think it is a little uncomfortable to walk on because every time after I trim it down he starts popcorning and doing zoomies like crazy! :)




AFTER:



Creepy Side View:


DonkeyBrainz

Post   » Fri May 10, 2019 1:29 am


*I know Poppins' is a spur and not true polydactyly, I just found it really interesting that the spur/corn/callus looks so much like a claw

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri May 10, 2019 11:05 pm


DonkeyBrainz, those are great pictures! Let me know if I can add them permanently to this topic and perhaps one or two to the feet page (if I remember), with credit.

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Sef
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Post   » Fri May 10, 2019 11:07 pm


Oh nice! They'd be a great addition to the "Feet" page.

DonkeyBrainz

Post   » Mon May 13, 2019 3:48 pm


Definitely! Feel free to use them wherever you want :)
Poppins would be honored

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon May 13, 2019 10:27 pm


Super! I added them to this topic for future readers.

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