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charles 10-15-2017 04:36 PM

Red pimple sores
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Hi all,

My hedgehog, Beau, has just had a bath and I've noticed that he has red bumps on his bum they look almost like boils or pimples. Can anyone inform me what they are and what I should do?

He is just over a year and has recently gone through quilling. Which I've read up isn't too unusual for his age.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

SquirtleSquirt 10-15-2017 06:59 PM

I think you should get that checked out by the vet.

Lilysmommy 10-15-2017 07:03 PM

Head to the vet. They look like possibly abscesses or something, but you'll need a vet to take a look at them & diagnose what they are in order to treat them.

charles 10-16-2017 08:33 AM

Thank you I will be taking him to the vet today. I'm just worried as most vets here have no experience with hedgies

Lilysmommy 10-16-2017 07:32 PM

It should be okay for them to treat this - it's not a health issue that's specific to hedgehogs & would likely come up in other animals too. Hedgehogs are just more prone to skin-related infections because their quills create so many openings to the body when they grow in. Good luck with the vet!

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