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Old 07-06-2015, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Might Have Eaten an Earring Back?

Tiffany was chilling on my shoulder, as he likes to do, and suddenly decided to start annointing with my earring. He got a little too into it and bit the earring back off before I could stop him. Since he was on my shoulder, I couldn't see if he spit or swallowed it and we were in my bed so, although I've torn it apart trying to find it, it easily could have fallen between the headboard or lodged itself in a sheet....

The only emergency vet I could reach won't have their exotics specialist in till tomorrow. Can this issue wait? Tiffany's acting completely normal. Eating and running on his wheel....


The earring back is 24 k gold, if that makes a difference
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just Found an Earring Back on the floor. Not sure if it's the same one i was wearing. Do hedgehogs typically eat weird stuff like this? Tiffany normally won't even touch his vegetables....
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Was it a pretzel looking back or more of the cone one (if that makes sense)? Depending on its size, I would think that the cone one would be the safer of the two because of lacks sharp edges and is at a lower risk of getting caught up somewhere. However, if it was me, I would take him to the vet just in case. In the meantime, pay key attention to any bleeding in stool. Because of their small size, the time it takes to pass through their digestive system is fairly short. If you can't get into the vet until tomorrow, I'd suggest collecting his poop (gross, but necessary) and seeing if he passes the earring. If at any point you see blood, it's an emergency get him to the vet ASAP. If by morning you still haven't found the earring, go ahead and take him him JIC. If you find the earring in his poop, and there is no blood, you may be able to get by without going to the vet, but like I said, if it were me I'd probably go in or at least call my vet. Make sure he drinks plenty of water, some pumpkin may help too.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just read your second post! What a relief!!! Hope it is the right back!!! Still keep a close eye on him though for the next 24 hours. And hedgehogs like shiny things sometimes, so it may not be too strange. Plus they like odd human smells, and your earrings can sometimes get a little funky, if you know what I mean. Lol.
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It was a pretzel-ey one. Thanks for the advice, I wouldn't have thought to collect the poo! I'll keep a close eye on him, and I'll probably take him to the vet tomorrow (just in case)
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