View Full Version : Rex hocks, carpet and foam flooring!

26-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Obie has the beginnings of sore hocks - he came from the rescue with them last month, just tiny bald patches with little white scabs/hard skin. But as we have carpet they have been looking more sore recently. He is still himself - naughty, into everything, eating and pooing and binkying like there's no tomorrow. :roll: :love:

Now we bought some really good foam/rubber flooring from Maplins and put that down - brilliant stuff, Water proof, comfy etc but then he started to eat it! Like LOADS of it in every mouthful :shock: *facepalm*
So what can I do to stop him? Here is a couple of piccies of the flooring.


A close up of the flooring - Sorry, Pie insisted on getting in the shot!

I really need to stop his hocks getting worse and can't cover the whole flat in lino as Pie hates it and we dont have the money. I am really stuck for ideas now. :?

26-03-2011, 06:08 PM
Could you cover it with a cotton sheet? I found cotton wasn't abrasive and worked well to help Mini's hocks.

26-03-2011, 06:14 PM
Ohh thats might be a thought. Good one. I'll try that. :thumb:
It was mainly to stop him eating the flooring! :roll:

26-03-2011, 06:17 PM
Can you cover it with a cheap fleece blankie from Primark? It would be hardwearing and very easy to wash.

26-03-2011, 06:35 PM
My rexy has fleece blankets, lino and a soft mat:wave: