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Old 12-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My hedgehog has a mouth infection

Hi, it’s 9:15pm where I live and today I noticed that my hedgehog has what it seems to be a mouth infection. One of her cheeks is super swollen. I don’t know what to do. I am a college student so money is tight but I’m willing to get her to a vet tomorrow if I can find one where I live. In the mean time I’d like to know if there’s anything I can do to help her out? She hasn’t been eating or drinking anything and I’m assuming it’s because of her mouth being swollen.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If her mouth is swollen to the point she cannot eat or drink, you need to seek veterinary attention asap.

You will also need to start to syringe feed and offer her water via a syringe.

Buy a pate style canned food, add a bit of water to it, and try to syringe feed some to her. Hedgehogs who are not eating need to be syringe fed. These little ones are highly prone to fatty liver disease, which comes on quickly when they don't eat.
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