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Old 10-27-2015, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Sick hedgehog won't eat by any means

Hello and sorry to bother you all but... my hedgehog has been sick for around four days. She is a four year old hedgehog and got pneumonia. She is taking her meds at the right times with her cage being around 24C. She has stopped moving much and eating since she got sick. I'm trying to syringe feed her but she keeps pushing the syringe away with her feet. It's really hard to give her just 1cc and I'm worried about hurting her or choke her for trying too hard to make her eat...

I don't know what I can do... It's hard for me to feed her 1cc each hour because I'm quite busy with college.
Does anyone have a suggestion that can make her want to eat again?
I'm giving her Mazuri with a bit of water but maybe thats not attractive enough?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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See if any of the suggestions in the following link help. It is very possible that the food you are offering isn't appealing and that another may work better. I've used a wide variety of foods when syringe feeding an ailing hedgehog, sometimes it can be a challenge to find the one food that they are willing to try. There are several different food options listed in the link, so should give you some ideas of things to try out.

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Old 10-27-2015, 04:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you so much for the link ;u ; I will try these options indeed! I hope she can recover very soon.
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