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Old 03-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question regarding baby hedgies opening eyes

I recently had my first litter of hedgie babies. They turned 3 weeks old yesterday. One of the babies, the male, has one eye that is open and one that seems to still be shut but has what looks like boogery type crusties thats keeping it closed. I have an appointment tomorrow to take him to my exotic vet but am wondering if its possible that its just because that one eye hasn't fully opened yet and that maybe its nothing to really worry about? All others eyes are open and besides that everyone is healthy


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Old 03-08-2013, 03:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Before taking him in, try just using a warm washcloth to wipe the goop away from his eye - eye goop and one eye opening faster than the other is totally normal. If he has a significant amount of buildup or it seems noticeably wet around the eye, you may want to bring him in, but most of the time a bit of crust on a still-opening eye isn't much of a concern as long as the eye opens normally in the next day or two.

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