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Old 02-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went to give my hedgie a bath last week and I found these little red dots on him and I went to wash his feet today and check if they're still there and they are. I took some picture's today let me know if you have any ideas or have seen this before. sorry about the fleece fluffs in him lol i can't seem to find blankets that won't shed! also they're not all over his body just closer to the top.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i havnt had hedgehogs that long but that looks like puss or fungus maybe? id be taking them to the vet. id like to know what it is thats crazy.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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His skin looks yellowy around the quills too. Is that flaxseed oil or is his skin just like that? If it's just his skin then yeah, I would say pus.

I've heard Nancy mention a staph infection when someone asked about blood around their quills I think? I don't know for sure though. Hopefully our health experts see this soon!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i'm not exactly what this is, but it looks like some sort of infection maybe? I'd make a vet appt to be sure
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That is a sign that you need to schedule a veterinary appointment to have a veterinarian examine the spots and determine their nature.

What type of bedding are you using or do you have a hedgehog who tubes excessively? I ask because it looks like there is a bit of "gunk" build up on the piece of ear I can see in the one image. Often we see that when a hedgehog is living in substrate bedding or if you have a hedgehog that loves their tube. A little vaseline or bag balm will help soften the gunk and clear it off.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That is a sign that you need to schedule a veterinary appointment to have a veterinarian examine the spots and determine their nature.

What type of bedding are you using or do you have a hedgehog who tubes excessively? I ask because it looks like there is a bit of "gunk" build up on the piece of ear I can see in the one image. Often we see that when a hedgehog is living in substrate bedding or if you have a hedgehog that loves their tube. A little vaseline or bag balm will help soften the gunk and clear it off.
I thought that was his nose? In the top left corner of the second image?
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you may be right. Was hard to tell on the monitor I was looking at before, but now that you mention it, it does look nose like. I've just seen that darker edge on so many ears lately...

So the other reason for the question, was that I have seen a hedgehog or two that used a TP tube that had been cut down the middle cause some irritation in the quills. The edge of the cut was rubbing the same spot in the quills. Doubt it is common, and was likely just a freak thing, but it was the other reason I was asking
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I would say go to the vet just in case. Could be some sort of infection.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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the yellow stuff is just fleece blanket thats come loose and onto his skin. im constantly pulling fluffs off his skin from it. all he has in his cage is carefresh for litter in his litter box and a piece of fleece blanket upstairs in his bed to sleep with. The rest of his cage is made of chloroplast. Also, in the pictures he was getting a bath so the fluffs are wet.

i made a vet appointment for tomorrow
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let us know how things go, hope he feels better soon.
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