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Old 06-03-2019, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! I made a post prior to this worrying about me 11 week old hedgehog. I got her 4 nights ago. She hasn’t been able to walk well, and i just dismissed it to her opening up. She tries to walk and realizing that she can’t well she just gives up. She eats a lot, drinks water, but i have to hand feed her at times. She’s sleeping most of the time, though the first night i found some poop around her cage. I’m just extremely worried because i just spent so much money getting her, and i trusted the breeder enough. She uses her front limbs all the time but she always has trouble with one hind limb and can’t keep herself up. She doesn’t lie on her side, and i keep her cage fairly warm. I wake her up twice a day to socialize with her and sometimes she’s grumpy being woken up but she’s opening up well. I’m just wondering if these are early signs of WHS?? https://youtu.be/lvplf3KbPyo
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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She needs to see a vet, this sounds like a medical emergency! This is not WHS. She may have an injury. Was she moving like this when you got her or did it start after?
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It was before i got her! I realized when i got home. I messaged the breeder about it and he was willing to give me another one of his little girls because he felt bad. She always has her hind limb tucked in and it looks like she doesn’t ever want to take it out unless she has to. 😞 I will take her to the vet.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Your hedgehog is still a larva and the probability of WHS occurring at this stage is very low. You can take it to the vet. Check for muscle, bone, or other problems.
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