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Old 07-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently discovered our hedgehog Prickles having 3 bumps on his nose. I have taken a picture a week ago to prove that they weren't there before.

What do you think is wrong?
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How big are they, and what do they look like?
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wait a sec. Let me take a picture of it
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's a picture of it a week ago.

Here's a picture of its bump


I'm really worried :<
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Guys, I really need your help? What do you think is wrong with it?

It's being really active right now so at least it's not lethargic.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's hard to tell from the picture but it could be anything from ingrown hair to an injury from rooting around in the cage. Hedgies move things with their noses a lot of times so it could be from that. These are all just possibilities though because no way to tell from picture, the picture almost looks like there is a tiny head under the skin. If it looks questionable to you at all I'd personally bring him in to see a vet.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. I'll try to take another picture of it when it stops squirming around.
Also, he only eats superworms and won't touch her catfood
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How long ago did you get her? Reason I ask is sometimes when they are new to a place they will be too scared to come out of their houses to eat. Also what kinda food is she eatting? Its recommended to have a mix of 2 to 3 premium cat foods, there is a great recommended list to work from. You may already know this but just putting it out there in case it helps get down to why he isn't eatting. With superworms you want to make sure you cut the head off before giving them because they can be aggressive and bite a hedgehog even after they eat it. It's important that they don't stop eatting but also important that they start eatting their kibble too so one trick you can try is to put some of his food into his bed with him to see if he's just not eatting cause he's scared. Count the kibbles before feeding that way you know exactly how much he is or isn't eatting. I hope everything works out and that she starts eatting
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi. I got her from a pet store 2-3 weeks ago. She was quite plump then. But now, it's obvious to us that she lost weight.

She was fed Friskies catfood and superworms by the breeder and the petshop. So we did the same thing. However, we find it odd that she won't eat the same catfood anymore.

She's 4 months old. We count the kibbles every night. She usually eats 1-3 kibbles, sometimes she eats 5. She has been this way for about 2 weeks now. Yesterday, she didn't eat any kibble. Only 3 super worms. That's why we're worried.

We tried feeding her boiled chicken too. She eats only little.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's a closer look. Waaah why's it bleeding T-T
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