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Old 01-05-2014, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sad story with a happy new beginning

We received a call from a vet regarding a very sick hedgie. Age unknown. The vet, having no idea how to treat this exotic animal, called us because of a prescription we one had filled for our boys for mites. The vet said there was a woman who found an emaciated hedgie in a cardboard box. No wheel. No toys. No food. Only a soiled face cloth. He had barely any quills or under fur from mites and stress, raw skin and sores that were bleeding. We were horrified.

Of course we took him in. Oatmeal baths, vitamin E,
Royal canin food, mealies, and meds and he's slowly recovering.

He is home now. His own 4 ft cage. Storm wheel and the comfiest
Bedding, toys and lodgings. He seems very distrustful
But has reached out in his own way. I even heard him chirping.

Happy New Year to you all and especially him
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The poor guy glad you could take him in! Good luck with everything!
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ohhh,,,Thank god you have him now! Hoping for the best for you [email protected]
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I am so glad that hedgie has found a home with someone who actually loves him!
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What a sad, then happy storey. I hope he has many years of love and good care with you.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you! This little one now has a wonderful new life!
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm so glad you guys took him! He's so lucky he ended up at the right place at the right time. Thank you for rescuing this poor little one.
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