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Old 01-13-2019, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got my hedgehog.. he is six months old. When he walks he shakes a lot. Its like theres a earthquake going on. Im very worried. His eyes are very watery as well..
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Do you have a heat set up for him? Is he cold to the touch? Are there any vets open on sundays there? It sounds like he needs to see one as soon as possible. Little ones can deteriate very quickly.
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If hes cold the best way to warm him up is with your body warmth. His pen deeds to be in the 75 -80 F range with an automatic controler and a seperate thermometer for monitering. The watery eyes could be an indication of a cold and the shakeing may be from fever. A vet visit is very much needed. They can check his temp and give him some antibiotics if thats what he needs.
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He doesn’t feel cold honestly.. I have a heating lamp. I took the bedding out and put a blanket in there today.. he doesn’t shake until he starts walking.. I can’t afford a vet rn..
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I know someone who had a the same problem, they said it was something to do with the nerves, the vet gave them something and eventually he got better. But he had a few seizures before it happened.
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Ok lets start eliminateing things that might be causing this. What type of bedding do you use? Some types of wood shaving can be toxic to some animals, red cedar for example can cause nuerological issues and fur loss. I've had it happen in puppies. If you use fleece it could be the detergent brand. What are you feeding and how much? Actual pen temperature? Wire sided pen or plastic bin? Drafts could be a cause. Is he on a 12 hour light schedule? There can be many outside factors that effect them and can contribute to the cause of this. A vet visit is really needed though. Maybe call your vet and explain your situation and see what they can help you with. Some vets are realy helpful and do try to put the animal first.
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Have you contacted the person you got him from to see if the other babies are doing this?
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You may have to find the money for a vet visit even if it means borrowing it. If it's not from being cold then it very well could be something serious that needs treatment. If it is serious he won't get better on his own and could very well die.
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