?Sore red area under his armpit - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
Default ?Sore red area under his armpit

My hedgehog Tybalt has a sore under his armpt. I first noticed it about a week and a half ago. It was not bloody but it was red and sore, and it was aout the size of a dime. I put aquaphor on it and it healed, but today the scab fell off. Under the scab it is bloody and sore looking, smaller in size but worse than before. Perhaps the scab just fell off too soon but I am concerned for him. He is about 4 months old and I have only had him for about one month. He sleeps in carefresh bedding which is also what his precious owner used. He has tried some new snacks, but nothing I hadn't researched. I cannot tell what could be causing this or if I should be concerned. It sort of feels like there is a bump or the area is raised, but it's very likely it's just a little swollen and tender. He hardly lets me touch the area so I can't be sure. here are some pictures for reference.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/72/img0215ze.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/img0219xf.jpg/
please help- i am very very concerned.


By the way, I'm Amy, and this is my first post. I want to get some information on Tybalt, but I will be back to introduce us later
amyck is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-02-2011, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
ThePliny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 524
Default Re: ?Sore red area under his armpit

Hi Amy and Tybalt!
My hedgehog, Pliny, has suffered from similar wounds. Unfortunately in his case they are self inflicted. They appear on the same part of the body as Tybalt's sore, and at first I thought it was caused by chafing when running on his wheel (Pliny had gotten a little chubby). Turns out he had been chewing on himself. He has done it a few times since then; his vet and I can only connect it to the weather (nothing else in his environment has changed).
I would take your little guy into a vet, at least to see about getting an antibiotic to prevent infection.
Poor little hog.
__________________
Pliny- Destroyer of Grubs
ThePliny is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2011, 05:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Sar-uh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 553
Default Re: ?Sore red area under his armpit

Have you noticed him scratching a lot? Petunia scratched her armpits raw when she had mites.
__________________
Sar-uh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Hooked on Hogs
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 8,950
Default Re: ?Sore red area under his armpit

Sometimes when boys get sores in the chest and armpit area, it is because of their boy time. They get it on their fur and it dries and then can start tugging on the individual strands of fur. So, to stop it, they chew and often chew to the point of a sore. Once there is a sore, as it starts to heal and form a scab, it gets itchy so, they chew some more. It can be very difficult to get some of these sore healed up because they continue to as soon as it starts to heal.
__________________
* * * Nancy * * *

Retired from breeding

Rescue contact for both the Hedgehog Welfare Society and the IHA
Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home


http://freewebs.com/thehedgieden/
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-02-2011, 07:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
Default Re: ?Sore red area under his armpit

Thanks for the responses everyone! Hopefully it is something minor. I am keeping an eye on it and will take him to the vet if things get worse.
I haven't noticed him scratching his armpits, but I have noticed him scratching alot. I assumed this was because he was quilling, and have been on the lookout for mites or something like that, but haven't noticed anything.
amyck is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange bump on nose, sore on armpit...one grouchy hedgie. verucacherry Skin 21 07-12-2013 11:47 AM
Hedgie dark red skin patch under armpit? spiderpancakes Skin 8 03-08-2013 08:31 AM
Does anybody know what this mouth sore is?? HappyHedgies Health 4 05-11-2012 12:30 AM
Fall & sore leg silvercat Health 3 01-23-2012 07:01 AM
Patch of infected skin under armpit with pus? mcgeek326 Health 3 11-26-2011 08:24 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:37 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum