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Old 11-12-2019, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Evie is almost 7 months old and I have noticed some behaviour changes recently which are getting me worried something might be wrong...

She has been making an odd new noise while exploring. It sounds like a squeaking but coming from her nose. I’m worried it could be a URI but then again, she doesn’t show any other signs such as discharge from the nose or eyes. She only makes the noise when actively exploring on the sofa or in her playpen but never when she’s asleep, eating or just cuddling.

The temperature in her cage is always at or above 24C / 75F degrees. She eats, drinks and poops normally.

We had some issues with her skin and poop a while ago, but it went back to normal after I stopped giving her a new kibble I had been feeding her as part of a mix. I mix flaxseed oil into her mealies once a week to help with the skin problems.

She also does another new thing where she almost jumps out of her wheel, runs off the litter tray onto the fleece liner and she starts digging into the liner with her head as if she is trying to scratch her face and her sides. Her skin is not irritated or anything and it’s not as dry as it used to be now that I’m using the flaxseed oil. I’m just very unsure if these are normal hedgehog behaviours or if something is actually wrong with her. Especially since all of those changes started around the same time (awake/sleep times, funny noises and scratching)...
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hedgehogs who are curious will naturally squeak through their noses when they are exploring, sometimes it is just more noticeable than others.
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