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Old 05-19-2018, 03:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone! I have not yet introduced myself as I'm kind of in a panic but will do so later!

I adopted Truffles (female) about 2-3 months ago. Owner reported no previous health issues. She turns 5 at the end of May.

It's 4am and I woke up for some water and heard her making a racket in her cage. Just sounded like her quills rubbing on the fabric on her stairs. I went in to check on her and she was hiding under her stairs, which is not unusual for her.

However I was startled to see blood in her wheel. I always put paper towel fastened with tape along the inside of her wheel for easier cleanup each day. From looking her over, I can't find anything. It seemed she had some clear colored urine on the towel as well, which I was relieved about. The blood was dry and in one long even streak that went all the way around the wheel. I left the room for a minute and then heard her crunching away on her food. I checked this cloth she was sitting on under the stairs and no blood was left behind, and I don't see blood anywhere else.

I use soft fluffy bedding. It's like recycled paper kind of. Any advice would be so appreciated, and ideas on anything I could be missing/where to look etc.

Thank yo
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, well I had a better look at her this morning and didn't see anything on her at all. She had a very tiny red dot on her back paw. The blood in the wheel looked kind of flecked and dotted, and it looked like it could have been from a tiny wound over and over. However it's still quite a bit of blood :/ She seems normal today.. but I changed everything in her cage and will see if it happens again tonight. If so, vet for sure.
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