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Old 01-08-2014, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New hedgehog sneezing?

I got my lil' hedgie yesterday from a pet store (should've found a breeder, but this was easier for my mom, and closer, since it's pretty cold here), and he's been sneezing a bit. Not a lot, but I've noticed it. He also licks his nose. I don't think his nose was runny when I first held him. Is it just stress, or maybe his litter? I'm using a fleece liner, so it cant be the bedding. Should I bring him to the vet? I hope he's okay, he's very nice and rarely balls up. I love him to death already.
Also, one last thing, he's not eating his food out of the bowl, he prefers if I put it on the floor, where he'll gladly eat it up. He uses his water bowl fine! Thanks guys.
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would head to the vet since those are both URI symptoms. URIs need antibiotics to be resolved, they won't go away on their own.

Do you have a heating set up for him? Do you know if the pet store did? Not being warm enough or having a hibernation attempt are both common causes of URIs.

What kind of litter are you using?

How high is his food bowl? Is it possible that it's uncomfortable for him to try to reach in & eat out of it? Maybe a shallower bowl might encourage him to eat out of it.
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