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Old 01-17-2012, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few of you know that I posted a bit ago about my fears of Alaska having a URI, but because of bad weather and the holiday yesterday, I was unable to make a vet appointment.
My fears are just increasing now.

- How old is your hedgehog? 9ish months.
- How long have you owned your hedgehog? Almost 3 weeks.
- Has there been any changes in the 2-3 weeks prior to the symptoms starting, such as, you on vacation, hedgie cared for by someone else, new cage, different cage location etc? Moved in with me - she was with LizardGirl for (2-3?) weeks as a rescue and before that with her original owner.
- What is the temperature of the hedgehogs cage? 74 average, (76 at highest, 72 at lowest.)
- What is the lighting schedule? 6:30am-8pm.

Last night when I went to check on Alaska (At around 5pm) she came out of her igloo and let me pick her up without any balling up which was unusual. I brought her out and she slept on my boyfriend and I (depending on who she decided had a warmer tummy ) until 7:30ish.
I put her back in her cage and turned the light out then went to drop my boyfriend off at home.
When I came home, I checked on her again, and she was in her wheel, just sitting. The wheel wasn't swaying as if she had just stopped running, so I assumed she had just gotten on when I startled her with the light.

I left again, and around 10:30 when I went to bed, I found her on her wheel again. Usually, there's a ton of poop and an active Alaska at this point - but not last night. There was barely any poop on her wheel and she was asleep on the wheel again.
Her food was barely touched all night and there's not anymore poop on the wheel than there was last night.
She's still sneezing quite a bit (but yesterday her nose was mostly dry).
The poop I could look at wasn't extremely abnormal, just very minimal. Seemed a bit long and skinny rather than blobs of it, though.

I know she needs to go to the vet - just any help/warnings would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hudini has been haveing the same problem for the past 3 days. we just moved.

he was constipated. try putting her in a warm bath and rubbing her tummy for a while. i did that with dini and boy did he poop!
i feed him some apple sauce and that seemed to help to. are you switching her foods at all? that can be a culprate. and ive heard pumkin (the unspiced kind) or squash is good for consipation (read it on the fourm). i dont think they can run because its uncomfertable on them when the are constipated. dini was drinking jut fine to but he really didnt want to run around or eat. and try to lay off the mealies. i found that that made it worse. i hope that helps! but she is a baby so maybe a vet trip wouldent be a bad idea!

after i got dini to poop he ran on his wheel all night agian. right as rain. give it a try and see what happens.
hope that helps!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hudini has been haveing the same problem for the past 3 days. we just moved.

he was constipated. try putting her in a warm bath and rubbing her tummy for a while. i did that with dini and boy did he poop!
i feed him some apple sauce and that seemed to help to. are you switching her foods at all? that can be a culprate. and ive heard pumkin (the unspiced kind) or squash is good for consipation (read it on the fourm). i dont think they can run because its uncomfertable on them when the are constipated. dini was drinking jut fine to but he really didnt want to run around or eat. and try to lay off the mealies. i found that that made it worse. i hope that helps! but she is a baby so maybe a vet trip wouldent be a bad idea!

after i got dini to poop he ran on his wheel all night agian. right as rain. give it a try and see what happens.
hope that helps!
Her food has been the same since she moved in, but that may have something to do with it. When I started mixing in the new cat food with what she arrived with, she would only eat the cat food and would hide her previous food. So her diet has changed, but it's been that way the entire time now. I'll try a bath and see if that helps! Thanks!
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She needs to see a vet NOW and should have been there already. It was 5 days ago when you posted you were concerned she might have a URI. In that length of time it could easily turn to pneumonia. Loss of appetite is one of the symptoms that a URI has turned. She needs to see a vet TODAY, I cannot stress this enough.
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if you cant get an appointment with your vet, most areas have a clinic open 24-7. even if they are not very knowledgeable with hedgies they would be able to give you the right dosage of small animal batryl! go asap
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She needs to see a vet NOW and should have been there already. It was 5 days ago when you posted you were concerned she might have a URI. In that length of time it could easily turn to pneumonia. Loss of appetite is one of the symptoms that a URI has turned. She needs to see a vet TODAY, I cannot stress this enough.
There has been snow and very icy roads. Though I love Alaska so much, I cannot put myself in danger driving to the vet in this weather. I realize she needs to go, thank you.
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if you cant get an appointment with your vet, most areas have a clinic open 24-7. even if they are not very knowledgeable with hedgies they would be able to give you the right dosage of small animal batryl! go asap
I'll try to find one and see if it's closer to my house than the other vet because of road conditions. Thanks Mike!
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i just hope she is ok, if she is not active and not eating then it has gotten bad. sooner she gets meds the better. waiting can be fatal
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Jackie, if you or your parents can't drive, please find a friend of some sort with a car that can. I don't want you to lose Alaska within a month of having her.



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Taxis run in all kinds of weather and road conditions, maybe this would be an option?
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