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Old 02-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had my hedgehog for about a month, I got her at 6 weeks old... Since I have had her, her poop stench has increased to a diarrhea like smell. It is very different for her because I haven't changed her food from the breeder or given her anything new. I have a Vet appointment in a few days and wondering if it is a problem I need to ask about? Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Alright. Before anyone is going to be able to help they are going to want more information.

What kind of food are using to feed your hedgehog? What kind of treats or supplements do you give her outside the cage? Does her activity seem otherwise normal? What kind of bedding do you use? Fleece, wood shavings, Carefresh, etc. Where does your hedgie go to the bathroom, and what do you use in that area? Pine shavings, paper towels, etc. How often do you clean out the cage/wheel/potty area?
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The food is Purina One Chicken and Rice. I haven't tried anything new yet and haven't started weaning her on to a different food type. I have fleece bedding and she doesn't really use the bathroom anywhere except her wheel. She doesn't seem as adventurous as the first few weeks I had her. She would run around all the time and now she just sleeps in my lap. I clean her cage/wheel out everyday.
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Thanks for your help! I took my hedgie to the vet and they said she had a parasitic and bacterial infection but it was not caught from my household and she has been put on meds!
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Glad you found out what was wrong...keep any eye on her appetite the next few days and make sure she is eating and maybe cut out her treats till she is better. Make sure to clean all her bedding / cage and items in her cage daily to decrease the risk of re-infection too. Keep us updated on how she does!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, my hedgehog Vana is doing better! Only one day on the medication and her attitude and poop have improved!

I have not been able to talk to the breeder though about her other hedgehogs maybe having it!
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