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Old 12-15-2017, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My 5 year old heggie Ellie has been sick the last couple of days. She has been no longer wanting to eat her dry kibble which has stayed the same since she was a baby. She will still eat her dried meal worms. She will drink small amounts of water by herself, however she has become VERY unstable and wobbly on her feet. When I support her she will drink larger amounts of water. With the decrease in food intake I have started syringe feeding a ground up mixture of her kibble, meal worms, baby food and water. She's always been on the smaller side but she's had major weight loss. Tonight when I weighed her she was 177g before feeding. She also has three small red/ white sores that look ulcer like on the right side of her mouth which I assume are painful and would cause her to go off feed. However over the last couple nights the sores appear to be decreasing in size and redness.

Has anyone experienced symptoms like this before? I love my baby dearly but I feel like she's slowing declining but they say it always gets worse before getting better. I am a vet tech however our vet doesn't have much experience with heggies so I don't feel confident taking her there.

What are your thoughts, opinions and input?
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She has gained a little bit since last night. Now she weighs 180g.
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The best recommendation is always to find an exotic vet and bring your hedgie in ASAP - especially when she is losing weight.
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