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    I noticed earlier my rats right hind foot was quite bloody; I examined it further and it seemed to be just a broken nail- what worries me is that the skin above her nail is darker. My mom thought it was a bruise; but it sticks out from her a bit making her think it was bone.She doesn't seem to be in much pain, but I want to make sure it's nothing serious in case I have to bring her to the vet.Photos attached.
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    This is probably a case of "looks worse than it is". Keep an eye on it the next few days to be sure it doesn't become infected. Clean the cage surfaces well to reduce contact of bacteria to the wound until it heals over.

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