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Old 09-05-2012, 04:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Albino Hedgehog's Eye changing

I have a male albino, a little over 3 years old. Tonight when I was bathing him I noticed that his right eye looked almost white on the inner-most section. This was not the case 2 nights ago, and last night he slept the whole time I had him out of the cage- so I'm not sure how long it has been like this.

I have seen this happen in dogs, or other animals, when they begin to go blind. But my Bedford still seems young and healthy for that. Any thoughts?? I plan to take him to the vet, but although he an exotic pet Dr. He has little experience with hedgehogs.

Thanks for any insight or advice!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's probably a cataract and is quite common at his age. His other eye may or may not develop one also but he will be fine with limited sight or blind.
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Litchi ha them at the end of her life and it didn't affected her a bit.

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