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    I don't know what to do!!!! I checked on Finnley this morning because he recently had a bad shed (I'm trying to remedy it, but I can only do a little bit at a time becuase he's squirmy) and.... There's a hair sticking out of his butt. One of mine. I'm super worried because my hair is really long.... And he hasn't been eating recently. I don't know if it's becuase he has been stressed out because of me trying to fix his stuck shed.... Or something worse. What do I do?? Do I just leave him alone??? I have to admit I pulled it a little at first becuase I thought it was sticking to him.... And not out of him

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    Do you have an exotics vet you could take him to? It's possible the hair got entangled in his intestines. If the hair didn't move when you pulled it, don't keep pulling. If it's passing along, you'll notice it coming out more. If not, it would be worth having a vet check it out. If it IS passing along, you can cut it as it comes out, so it doesn't get caught on things.
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    Update - Finn is OK I went to check on him after work, and not only the hair was gone, but there was lick marks in the food I left for him. I looked around the cage to see if I could find anymore hair, but the only thing I found was long pieces of coconut fiber. I'm starting to think that's what it was instead of hair...... But I still have the problem with his stuck shed. It doesn't really effect him much it looks like, he's active as ever, but I'm still worried after looking up all the dangers of it. He's super squirmy when I try to help him, and I'm not really comfortable going at pieces of skin with tweezers when he just won't stay still. Any suggestions???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worriedpetnoob View Post
    Update - Finn is OK I went to check on him after work, and not only the hair was gone, but there was lick marks in the food I left for him. I looked around the cage to see if I could find anymore hair, but the only thing I found was long pieces of coconut fiber. I'm starting to think that's what it was instead of hair...... But I still have the problem with his stuck shed. It doesn't really effect him much it looks like, he's active as ever, but I'm still worried after looking up all the dangers of it. He's super squirmy when I try to help him, and I'm not really comfortable going at pieces of skin with tweezers when he just won't stay still. Any suggestions???


    It sounds like Finn inadvertently ate a string-like section of coco fiber. Please share a photo of your setup.

    How often do you spray his enclosure?

    Where is Finn's stuck shed located?
    • Place Finn in a plastic container that's ventilated.
    • Have wet paper towels in it.
    • Additionally spray that container.
    • Snap on the lid.
    • For about 1 hour place the container in some warm place so the humidity will increase.
    • Afterwards help Finn at those spots with a dry or wet q-tip.
    • Monitor Finn frequently while you do this.

    Here's a link with humidity box fixes.
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