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Old 01-13-2018, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Antibiotics?

Hi there! This is my first post on the forum. I'm very happy something like this exists, it has already been so helpful!

I just got my little boy Charlie a week ago. He is 8 weeks old. When I first got him he was sneezing and licking his nose a lot, also having green poops. I assumed it was just adjusting to his new environment but when it lasted a few days I contacted the breeder I got him from and asked her opinion. She said he probably had a respiratory infection and even if not to give him antibiotics anyway just in case. I was already hesitant because I personally would never take antibiotics if I didn't need them because of how they mess with your natural system, so why would I give them to my hedgie if it was unnecessary? She ended up sending me some in the mail that she had on hand (amoxicillin). However, only the day after I talked to her he appeared to stop sneezing and I have not noticed any more since then. His pooping has also normalized and it appears to me like he is adjusting well. Good appetite, drinking water, active at nighttime.

My question is this: do I give him the antibiotics still? I would have thought the breeder would have good advice but I'm inclined to think she was wrong here and that he was just going through a sneezy adjustment period.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have a local exotic vet? It is always a good idea to develop a relationship from the start in case something happens. Plus, a regular checkup gives you a baseline. The vet can tell you about antibiotics, etc.
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