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Old 06-24-2016, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So im new to the forum so Hi my hedgi Amethyst shes about a year old now i got her at cregslist (i know bad idea but dident know anywhere else) so shes amazing i love her but something ive noticed is that when i wake her up she has green crusty or sometimes just goo is it eye boogers or an infection im worried for her
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Green goo on her eyes is not normal. I would get her to a vet as soon as possible to get it checked out. In the mean time, what kind of cage are you housing her in, what kind of bedding is she on, what are you feeding her, and how are you heating her cage?
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theres no vets for hedgis near me. she has a large plastic cage with shredded newspaper bedding high quality cat food and she sheds alot
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It doesn't have to be a special vet, any vet can treat an eye infection. If you don't get it treated she could lose her eyes or the infection can spread. Newspaper is horrible bedding, it's cold when wet and dusty when shredded.
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but they dont do hedgehogs im worried for her it happens everyday and i wake her up to clean it and i am planning to change the bedding (could you just use what other animals or humans use to treat eye infections
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No you can't just use something for humans or animals on her eyes. Have you talked to the vets in your area? If you tell us where you are maybe someone knows a vet you can try. You need to change the bedding right away not sometime later.
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im in amesterdam new york why do i need to change her bedding and do you know how to post pictures i want to but it wants a URL
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The hedgehog welfare society has a list of vets that see hedgehogs on their website.
You may need to redefine local to find a vet.
The reason you need to change the bedding has already been answered above. It also isn't helping the situation any.
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the thing i dont understand is could it be eye boogers its when i wake her up she has crusty or goopy green stuff near where tears come out of its been happining for a long time now nothing has changed and shes still the same as usual
by all means i do want to see if its serious but is it, its been moths shes had it it seems like eye boogers since its always when i wake her up and my gaurdian says its irritation and that i should just change her bedding and clean her cage more
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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While those things do need to happen, a vet visit is still important. Once you notice a health issue it's a bad idea to let it go unchecked. It's better to go and find out that it's nothing than to not go and have it become an emergency. Emergency vet visits are always far more expensive than a regular vet visit. Eye boogers in hedgehogs are not normal. Really, anything green coming out of any animal is cause for concern. Hedgehogs hide illness very well, so you can't rely on them showing you they feel bad.
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