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Old 10-04-2017, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog is 10 months old and for the past 2 weeks I have noticed that he is straining to get poop out and when he does it is a very little amount and/or green and mushy. He also was having mucus in his pee, but i was treating him with some Albon liquid medication that he was prescribed for an upper respiratory infection back in March and the mucus seems to have gone away.

I read that canned pumpkin can do the trick, but he is not interested in eating any of what I am giving him, even when I mix his kibble with it. Besides that, he is eating, drinking, and playing normally.

Basically I am wondering if this is a serious enough issue to bring him to the vet, since I would like to avoid a $150 charge for a visit and stool sample if I can. But of course I want him to be healthy and comfortable so please let me know if you have any feedback!
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can also try to rub his tummy when he's taking a bath in warm water and see if that works. If canned unseasoned pumpkin and rubbing the tummy doesn't work, I would take him to the vet.
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Unfortunately, he hates being on his back and refuses to let me touch his belly. He also hates baths.

He is an extremely picky eater and will really only eat cat food kibble. I'm not sure if an unbalanced diet has anything to do with it but I can say his diet has not changed over the past 7 months.
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You don't need him to be on his back. You can rub his tummy from underneath when he's in water.
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He is very pesky in the bath and claws at my hands to climb out so it is difficult to rub his belly. I can try that again, but is that going to fix the problem or just alleviate symptoms temporarily?
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Hopefully, it'll alleviate the constipation, but if it continues to happen you need to take him to the vet.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^I agree I had my hedgie plugged and a warm bath with tummy rubs helped and pumpkin helped as well. If he?s not interested in the pumpkin try heating it up a little bit. Not hot but warmer then room temperature.
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