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Gerbil Nails (URGENT)

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by ElliotTheGerbil, Mar 19, 2021.


  1. ElliotTheGerbil

    ElliotTheGerbil PetForums Newbie

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    My gerbil is just over 2 years old. He lives with one other gerbil, the same age. The other gerbil hasn't had any issues, however, this one has. His nails have some sort of fungus or something attached to it, and it's hard. His nails were bloody a couple days ago, however now they look like this and I'm worried they're infected. Someone please help, I just need to know what's going on. He's been getting skinnier and skinnier over the past month and has trouble eating and drinking. PXL_20210319_002754164.jpg PXL_20210319_002746488.jpg
     
  2. Nicola234

    Nicola234 PetForums Senior

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    Hi not clued up on gerbils but any animal that’s rapidly losing weight needs to see a vet asap
     
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    Vet

    You can manage weight loss with diet changes at home, but the above info with the photo means vet is the only ethical option at this stage. Remember seeking appropriate medical attention is part of the duty of care we have to our pets.
     
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    I agree with the others, he needs to see a vet.
     
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  6. I totally agree, losing weight, loss of appetite and not drinking are all signs that your gerbil is unfortunately ill. The thing with his paws could be unrelated but he still needs to see a vet as soon as possible. I hope he gets better:)
     
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