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Old 05-03-2018, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I use coffee husks as bedding for my hedgehogs and sometimes bits of things gets mixed in when they bag it all up. This morning I went to feed my hedgehogs and noticed that my hedgehog, Ginger, had a string like thing wrapped around her back two legs. We got it all off, but one of her feet are very swollen. Should I leave her alone or do something to bring the swelling down?
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are we talking entire half shells here? That seems dangerous and unhealthy for the hedgehog for both her eyes and feet. Wouldn't the smell be strong too? Their noses are very sensitive. Maybe I'm picturing something different here. Also if some strings get mixed in, I would definitely change to a different kind of bedding.

As for the foot, I would keep an eye on it for a day and if it doesn't appear to be getting better or gets worse, I would take her to a vet.
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I don't think it's what your thinking of. I live in Uganda, so the hedgehogs are just wild here. I have used coffee husks for three years and its totally fine. Also, there isn't another type of bedding here. The only problem is the vets here don't know anything about hedgehogs, so I was hoping that there would be something that I could do to help it if I needed to. Thanks.
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