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Old 12-09-2013, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Help! New Hedgehog Owner and I'm really worried!

So I brought home my hedgehog four days ago and he seemed to be doing fine. He spent his first night exploring and settled into his cage well. However yesterday he didn't really get up or move at all except for about half an hour when he got up to eat. Tonight when he woke up he ran on his wheel for awhile, then was playing in his roll. An hour later he was in the same position in his roll and it looked like he wasn't breathing so I freaked out. I gently slid him intomy hand and he responded but it was like he was limp and lethargic. Then when I put him in his little spot so I could clean out his cage he just lay there and stared at me. I'm really worried he's never been this inactive before and now he's barely moving at all! He also has been just lieing in his roll instead of going into his house like he usually does. Theres no runny nose or discolouration he seems perfectly healthy. What's wrong with my hedgehog?
He's also just over two months old.
Please help
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what is a roll that youre referring to. What is the temperature in hedgies cage, do you have a CHE (ceramic heat emitter). hedgehogs generally need to be kept between 73 and 78 degrees farenheit

thats all i can tell you until someone else comes in

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Old 12-09-2013, 02:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What is the temperature of his cage? Does it fluctuate? How much? Is he in any draft (hot or cold)? Is it at least 74F, and below 85F?

What is his lighting situation? Does he get 12-14 hours light, 10-12 hours dark, every day?

When he is moving, does he seem wobbly on his feet?

Is his tummy warm or cool?

Is he eating? Drinking? How much? What does his poop & pee look like?

Is he quilling? (Shedding quills, new quills poking through his skin)
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