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Old 07-03-2010, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome?

Hello, I haven't been active on this forum for awhile but my hedgehog Numo, seems to be exhibiting signs of WHS. I was wondering if there is a way I can verify is this is the case or not. His back legs don't seem to be working properly and he has a difficult time standing still. He usually stands with his back legs on the ground as if he's sitting.
He hasn't used his wheel for awhile and he isn't eating properly and is dropping weight.
He also has a small cut on his bottom lip, could this be the reason he isn't eating properly? Is there anything I can do to speed the healing process? And is there any kind of food I can give him that will make it easier on his mouth? What if I soften his kibble?
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You may get some good ideas from other members,my advice is to seek a vet ASAP.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A vet can rule out other things and give you an educated guess that's it's WHS but they can't tell for certain until after death through a necropsy.

Usually WHS hogs have a good appetite but despite a good appetite they do loose weight. You can try softening his kibble and see if that enables him to eat easier.

One of the telling signs of WHS is that they will walk along and then just randomly tip over on their side. Once tipped over, initially they get right back up again but as it progresses getting up becomes increasingly difficult and they do sort of a paddle motion to try and get to their feet.

A vet visit will help rule out something curable.
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