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Old 05-01-2013, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone!
I'm new to the forum, I just got my first hedgie about two months ago her name is Ollie Bacon and I had no idea that I was about to fall madly in love with my little ball of quills! ANYWAY...
Last weekend Ollie gave me quite the scare, I was bathing her as per normal and as I was drying her off I noticed her little tongue was sticking out of her mouth! I flipped out and called every vet in the Alberta area thinking her tongue was swollen out of her mouth , however, upon a closer look I noticed a little flap of skin on the under side of her tongue was hooking and catching on her bottom teeth...she couldn't eat or drink unless I unhooked the little flap of skin which she managed to re-hook within five minutes of everytime i unhooked it. I had and appointment in the am with a vet, but after spending the night tending to Ollie she seemed to be completely fine once the morning rolled around! I've been monitoring her for a few days, post incident, and she seems to have had a perfect recovery! I was just curious if this has happened to anyone else !!!??? What a bizarre incident!
Ernie and Ollie's momma <3
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well that's a first! If it's just a flap of skin that's getting in the way, perhaps it could be surgically removed? Although the recovery would be tricky since it's on her tongue...

I've never heard of that happening and I don't know if it's serious, so hopefully someone here can offer better advice.
Hedgie Mommy to little Piglet
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