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Old 07-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,
I was cleaning my hedgie's cage today and I noticed these markings on two spots of the coroplast:

Any ideas what it's from/if it's bad? Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like blood. Does he have bloody paws and maybe was digging at the walls?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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His paws look fine, but it did sound like he was digging last night. What should I do?
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Is it red like blood? Or brown like poop? I can't really tell from the pic. I know when I had to remove Xenas wheel for the upcoming babies she would smear poop all over the coroplast walls.
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Is it red like blood? Or brown like poop? I can't really tell from the pic. I know when I had to remove Xenas wheel for the upcoming babies she would smear poop all over the coroplast walls.
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It's almost in between poop and blood color, but it's not the same color as his poop, which is pretty healthy looking.
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Blood gets darker as it dries so it sounds to me like its possibly blood, but you said you didnt see any blood on your hedgie?
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Nope, he looks clean and his feet look fine. And there doesn't seem to be any blood in his stool, either.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well maybe its just some smeared poo.. i would just keep an eye and see if you cant figure out how it got there if it happens again. if not maybe it was just a messy night
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Let's hope it was just a messy night. I am taking him to the vet tomorrow for a check-up, and I am planning on asking there, as well.
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