Swollen Toe

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Swollen Toe

Postby iJoker » Thu May 26, 2011 3:54 pm

My 'female' Irian Jaya has a swollen toe and I'm just wondering if I should be really concerned or if it's nothing to big. She shed a couple days before this, but I made sure all of the skin was off of her toes. If you have any ideas, let me know.

Sorry for the large size, I was too lazy to resize it. You can see the swollen toe on the far right.
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Postby Katrina » Thu May 26, 2011 6:27 pm

I have a bit of info on toes / toe loss up in the medical advice thread - have a look at that and see if there is anything there that you could change up to prevent this. Losing toes isn't uncommon - I'd switch to paper towel for substrate until it heals up and keep it clean. A very shallow (just over the feet) bath of lukewarm water with epsom salts in there will help keep it clean and infection free.

I have a bunch of info and pics of toe loss to put up, I might have to do a thread on it tonight...
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Postby iJoker » Fri May 27, 2011 3:02 am

Thank you! I read it and I guess I'm going to have to try soaking her toes in epsom salt. I really hope it helps; I don't like when my babies are in pain :(

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