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#353507 - 08/03/07 04:45 PM OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!!
Lynsie Offline
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I was just taking pics of my sweet little joey Sonja and realized that something just wasn't right with her little hands. Upon further inspection, it looks like she has 2 fused thumbs on each hand with 2 nails. Well, just look for yourself: http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c163/LuckyYouGliders/Allaira%20and%20Bear/Joeys/1%20Sonja%2072207/Sonjas%20thumbs/

She is not inbred in any way. Her father is from Ziggy & Cleo, and her mother is out of Sandman & Sprite, and they are on the HPW diet. I just don't know what to think of this. She uses her hands normally and does not have any trouble gripping. This is just weird!
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#353509 - 08/03/07 04:48 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Lynsie]
JaeLea
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Very strange, but equally adorable! Very special! You're keeping her right? smile

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#353510 - 08/03/07 04:49 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Lynsie]
Jhessail
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Oh how crazy!

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#353511 - 08/03/07 04:50 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
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That is the weirdest thing. I've never seen anything like that. What a cutie though. smile
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#353512 - 08/03/07 04:50 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
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Very interesting like the Hemmingway cats with the extra digits .
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#353513 - 08/03/07 04:51 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
TracyLynn
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Very cute & Unique little girl

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#353515 - 08/03/07 04:52 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Xglider]
Lynsie Offline
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Actually she is available.

And if one person tells me to take her to the vet! I am going to shoot you, LOL. Of course unless there is a real need. But she has full use of her thumbs, there is no discoloring, it looks perfectly healthy.
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#353518 - 08/03/07 04:56 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Lynsie]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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She is adorable and very unique! smile

Some might call it a freak of nature, some special. Things like that just happen sometimes with no rhyme or reason to it. As long as she is healthy, I wouldn't worry about it personally. smile
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#353520 - 08/03/07 04:58 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: SugarBlossoms]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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Just curious, did you check her mom and dad's hands and feet? What about other siblings?
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#353523 - 08/03/07 05:07 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: SugarBlossoms]
Lynsie Offline
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Mom & Dad are normal and this is thier first joey together.
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#353528 - 08/03/07 05:13 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Lynsie]
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what a special baby Lynsie! I knew someone who's big toes were like that!! I kid you not!!
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#353529 - 08/03/07 05:15 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Lynsie]
CD_Hanratty Offline
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I think she's adorable!

"Two thumbs" up for her!
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#353533 - 08/03/07 05:19 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: CD_Hanratty]
Lynsie Offline
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LOL

I had been holding her for about 1/2 hour before I had even realized it. I even took pics just a couple days ago and didn't notice it. But today I was just sitting there admiring how cute she is and how sweet she is, and OMG, what is that?! LOL. I couldn't beleive it. I had to go and check all my other joeys and check her to again and again to get myself to beleive that she actually did have this abnormality. Her new mommy will have extra fun clipping those little toes, LOL. So weird.
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#353538 - 08/03/07 06:45 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Lynsie]
LupusBeau
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That is so cool. Aren't their back feet like that? I mean, the back feet having two thumb nails had to start somewhere, so maybe in the wild every now and then a suggie has the double thumb on the front feet too. That is how we evolve, threw natures freaks.

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#353542 - 08/03/07 06:51 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
Stef_Mo
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LOL how cute!!

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#353555 - 08/03/07 07:11 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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Originally Posted By: LupusBeau
That is so cool. Aren't their back feet like that? I mean, the back feet having two thumb nails had to start somewhere, so maybe in the wild every now and then a suggie has the double thumb on the front feet too. That is how we evolve, threw natures freaks.


Nope smile There are 2 nails that are their groomers on the back foot, not thumbs or thumbnails though.
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#353582 - 08/03/07 08:06 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: SugarBlossoms]
kaylakala
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She's too sweet! Wow LOL what would a good name for her be???

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#353588 - 08/03/07 08:21 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
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thumbalina..

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#353593 - 08/03/07 08:31 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: morksmom]
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Lynsie she is SO cute! How funny is that to see 2 little thumb nails on each hand! She seems precious smile Lol, like Kathy said, Thumbalina!
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#353594 - 08/03/07 08:34 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: morksmom]
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If you aren't keeping her, I would make sure she is not sold as a breeder. Cute glider, but it is a deformity - who knows what inside might be messed up. dunno She is adorable, but she shouldn't be bred. (And if she is healthy - I don't see a reason to go to a vet.)
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#353638 - 08/03/07 09:52 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Mel2mdl]
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#353653 - 08/03/07 10:08 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
Leyna
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I agree with Mel, I know you are selling her, it would probably be best to sell her to a non-breeding home...

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#353662 - 08/03/07 10:27 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
Melanie
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Oh goodness if I could I would take her in a heartbeat! She is beautiful!!

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#354203 - 08/04/07 05:57 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
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So...does she have an extra finger fused to the other or is it just one of her existing fingers fused?? She is adorable! Wish I had the extra $$ and she could come live with me in my retirement colony smile Adorable Lynsie!
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#354237 - 08/04/07 06:50 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: MelindaKay]
Lynsie Offline
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It looks like she has 2 thumbs fused together, so like, an extra thumb fused to her existing thumb. Kinda of looks like her grooming toes.
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#357973 - 08/09/07 01:42 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: Lynsie]
hollysmom
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OMG Lynsie TAKE HER TO THE vet TODAY!!!!!



hahahaha just kidding I just had to say it.......she is beautiful!!!!!

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#357993 - 08/09/07 02:07 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
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Registered: 09/28/06
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Loc: South Florida
Wow how sweet!
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#357996 - 08/09/07 02:10 PM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: kristenfl]
SnuggleBug
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How adorable! What a special little girl!:)

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#359394 - 08/11/07 10:27 AM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
37creekview
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she is cute...as far as the fingers goes, it is just an aberrant development of the "buds" that grow into fingers.....we deal with these in people ALL the time and trust me, they have no other genetic issues. There are a few who have significant developmental delays but they are associated with severe syndromes (heart, brain, genito-urinary) and in the glider world would never have made it OOP. In my humble opinion, she shouldn't be labeled in any way (except adorable) and honestly see no reason she couldn't breed....however, I would defer to Suz on this

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#360676 - 08/13/07 01:13 AM Re: OMG! She has like, 4 thumbs!! [Re: ]
Lynsie Offline
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I am going to leave it up to her new mommy as to whether they want to breed her or not. She is still doing great. I clipped all her little thumbies today, lol. She is the most adorable and sweetest joey ever! I don't care if she had 10 thumbs and 2 heads! LOL
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