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Old 07-25-2011, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I treid searching for topis on this but so far haven't found anything. A friend of mine found an abandoned hedgehog among other abandoned animals that didn't make it on the road by his house and he took it in (if you didn't know I live in Florida and its really hot here so this is just so horrible ) now I'm not sure the age (its about half the size of berko, but he's a big boy) but I told them how to tell if its a boy or girl and its a boy.The people he's with right now don't know how to take care of him and have other pets and want to give him to me. I have the time and money and found some space. What is risky about a hedgehog that might have been outside for awhile?
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You will need to quarantine him away from others for 4 weeks. Assume he will have mites so a dose of Revolution should be done. Watch him for illness and make sure he is eating, drinking and pooping normally. He will probably need a good bathing. He is also probably stressed to the max so some quiet gentle handling.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So someone just dumped their pets outside on the side of the road 0.o. How horrible! I am no expert but I would get a vet check up for parasite and other infections. Obviously without knowing how long this domestic animal has been outside and even if its a short time it could have been feeding on junk, trash, dead animals, insects which have pesticide on them and could be harmful overtime and to another hedgehog in the vacinity.

Obviously this poor hedgehog should be kept away from your other hedgies for if I am not mistaken 30 days at least. I would say first and foremost is just vet check because who knows what that hedgehog got into outside to eat and or interacted with.

I am very glad that the hedgehog was found especially when you mention other animal were found to not have made it. Hopefully you can turn things around for this down on his luck guy and give him a wonderful home

I am sorry I don't have any other insight, I am sure one of the more experienced rescue owners/breeders or even a more experienced hedgehog owner will be along to comment in due time.

My heart goes out to you and this poor little hedgehog <3

Nancy was right on the scene to answer it clearly before I could post mine, well any who I do hope all goes well for you ^.^
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Poor baby!!! I'm so glad the found him & you're going to take care of him. Please let us know how he does.



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Wow people can be so cruel! Everyone has it covered I just wanted to say I LOVE your signature! So cute!
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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from what I understand he was abandoned along with a iguana and a chinchilla the hedgehog was hiding underneath the box they were abandoned in so I don't think it was that long (maybe a night) but I'll keep you updated
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh wow... chinchillas dont do well in heat like that either.. the poor things I am glad all the animals were found by people who care!
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So wonderful to hear that this hedgehog has found a good home! I hope all goes well for you.

It makes me sick the things people can do to innocent animals.

I just tried to imagine what I would do if I found a hedgehog on the side of the road. Especially if it happened before I got Milly, and when I had never even touched a hedgehog before! Your friends are brave <3
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well I think I can safely speak for everyone here when I say we're glad your doing what you are to rescue this hedgie and we want pictures of this cutie when you get him ^.^
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