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Old 10-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Small red bumps near her no no zone.

Just as it says, as I was giving her a foot bath I noticed she had red bumps around her no no area. When I give her footbaths I dont use too much water and my GF made the suggestion that it might be from not getting washed to well down there and it chafing. And if her post worked then sorry for reposting.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Small red bumps near her no no zone.

Also should be noted I just use barely enough water to cover her feet so as not to dry out her skin.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Small red bumps near her no no zone.

I haven't really heard of or seen anything like this on Lily, so I'm not really sure. My best suggestion would be a vet visit, especially if it looks inflamed at all, or if she seems uncomfortable. But you might get some other opinions from more experienced people too.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Update!
After 2 days of washing her "no no area" when giving her the usual foot baths, the bumps have dramatically healed and almost gone away. So if you have a female hedgie check their underneathy bits and make sure when foot baths are given that you wash their naughty areas.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Satin was a bit of a fluffy girl. 680g at her max weight. She was also a liner diver... liked to sleep on bare plastic. Those things, together, caused irritations to the skin surrounding her genital/tail area. How it happened is: urine got trapped in her skin folds. On top of that, since she'd hunker down on plastic, it had no way of drying off.

Like you found with your hedgie - best way to deal with it is make sure you wash and pat dry. Like you, I upped the water level for the foot baths so that it reached her underside.

If you find that it keeps happening, another step you can take (after it's cleaned and dried... and there is no sign of infection), is to apply a thin layer of vaseline to the area. The vaseline will help block the urine from getting in direct contact with her skin and causing further irritation.
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