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Old 07-23-2009, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a brand new hedgehog owner.. I just got her two weeks ago, and she's been great, but today there were a couple of things that concern me.

First, she was awake and agitated when I woke up (she has always been asleep by the time I wake up).. I tried to pick her up and she hissed and bristled at me, even after she smelled me. She has never acted in this fashion before.

Secondly, there were some pink spots where she normally goes to the bathroom. Here are some pictures

I'm not sure what to think about it, but I'm a bit concerned. Sorry the pictures are a bit hard to see... I tried to take the best ones I could. Also, for more information, I think the spots show up when she pooped, but I can't say for sure because I woke up to seeing these. Help, please!
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks like it could be blood.
Have you checked her feet and toes? If not you should.
If there all fine you might want to take her to the vet to check for blood in her urine or her stool if itís when she poops. If it is blood in her urine it could be a urinary tract infection or the worst it could be a tumor or cancer in her uterus. If itís a UTI they should be able to treat it with antibiotics if itís uterine she would more then likely need to be spayed.
If itís a toe or foot as long as itís not real bad give her a footbath and put some original polysporin or Neosporin (must be regular strength not extra strength or pain relief) and keep an eye on her. If itís a toe or foot and it looks to bad or as a precaution you could take her to the vet for some antibiotic to make sure she doesnít get an infection.

With it just being spotted like that to me it looks like it could be a toe or foot.
I hope it's nothing serious.

*EDIT* Edit Has she been constipated or anything?
I know with dog's if their constipated it can make their little bums sore and sometimes bleed a little when they poop.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help. I gave her a foot bath and cleaned up her cage to get rid of all the stuff that could give her an infection... everything was fine when I woke up this morning, and she was friendly, so let's hope it stays that way!
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