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Old 09-05-2017, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgehog less active and behaving oddly

Hi all, I've had my hedgie Dawn for nearly 2 years now and we suspect he's around 2 and a half to 3 years old (the breeder we got him from wasn't sure of his age). From the first day I got him he had been gentle and kind,he would play with me and fall asleep on my lap and was an overall happy hedgie.
But over the last few months he had been having some problems, he's been on antibiotics and pain killers a lot to deal with these problems and seems to have changed his behaviour. He's now more scared than he used to be and isn't as willing to socialise with me. He also refuses to run around but has no trouble moving.
Though my main concern is how he acts during the night. When I check his cage I sometimes find him 'splatting' and since his cage isn't too hot I assume he's just comfortable but then upon checking him a few minutes later he is tightly curled up, rolling around and hissing and squeaking as if he's in pain, this last around 30 seconds each time unless I pick him up and put him on my lap to calm down. After he stops curling and hissing he goes on about his cage like it never happened, as if he's completely fine but it happens nearly every night and I can't seem to find the problem.
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