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Old 04-25-2015, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fat Rolls for Hedgehogs? He looks odd.

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you know if hedgehogs can have fat rolls on their backs? I took my 11 month old hedgehog to the vet and was told he is overweight. I have him on diet food now, but his back looks like it has a raised part on his back. I'm not sure what this is and was wondering what you guys think. I felt it last night. It is just squishy.. nothing hard like a cyst, but I can't say I know for sure what cysts feel like on hedgehogs. I'm taking him in for a check up in two weeks. Maybe I should move it up to a closer time?

I have attached some photos. There is one of him standing in his wheel and the other two are him laying down. You can definately tell where the quills are pushing together.

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Old 04-25-2015, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It just looks like squishy skin from the way he is sitting and laying. Because he isn't stretched out, his skin is just moving to accommodate. I wouldn't worry yet and just bring it up at his vet appt.
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