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Old 11-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I placed my hedgie on the couch last night to explore and he was licking the seat of it then he started licking himself and started foaming. Is he ok?


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Old 11-19-2013, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, that's normal. It's called self-anointing and no one exactly knows why they do it, but there are a few theories (some people think they smear something toxic on their quills to harm predators, others think they do it so they smell like their environment - and a third theory says it's because of the scent receptors (vomeronasal organ). It's nothing harmful!
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Ok good! Thanks so much.


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Old 11-21-2013, 04:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Agreed like draenog said. Just watch out if he really foams his mouth or he's already vomiting
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