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Old 08-28-2017, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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About a week ago my pet African Pygmy hedgehog began lying in random areas of her cage when she usually would lie in her bed. I also noticed she hadn't been eating or drinking AT ALL. A few days went by and she seems very lethargic and isn't walking about her cage at all, as well as still not eating or drinking. I began giving her liquidised food and water through a syringe and she does take it but I don't know if she is going to imrove. I should also mention the last two days her eyes have been quite crusty but I am managing to clean them open with sterilised water.
Extra info- she is albino, only 11/12 months, she does walk when I place her on the floor but not so much in the cage! She is warm(so is her belly)
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What is the temperature in her cage and does she have a light schedule? It sounds like it's time to get her to a vet before it's to late.
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What is the temperature in her cage and does she have a light schedule? It sounds like it's time to get her to a vet before it's to late.
her cage temperature is 26 degrees Celsius and she receives approximately 14 hours natural day light
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She needs to see a vet asap.
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Hi just to let you know, we took her to the vet and she had to get put to sleep. She was just too ill, so heartbroken
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I'm sorry for your loss, did they say what the problem was?
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They said she was "seriously ill" and that her organs were shutting down so I don't actually know what the problem was. Have a feeling it may have been a severe case of metabolic bone disease so the results were undoable sadly
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