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Old 05-28-2014, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an African Pygmy, he is about 7 months old. I fed him around 8pm (I usually feed him about 7 but I got home late) and he was still asleep so I didn't think much about it but then at midnight I wanted to play with him before bed and he still hasn't touched his food or his water. I though he was dead. He is laying on his side, mostly unresponsive. He cannot walk or move or support himself in any way. He is laying on his side with his eyes open (I haven't seen him blink in a long time) and his mouth is open and he's breathing heavily and not very often. He is producing lots of some kind of liquid from his mouth, and I can't get him to eat or drink and he's making weird sounds. He tried to go into hibernation last week because we had a cold snap and the house got down to 69 degrees F but it hasn't dropped below 75 F since then and he's been fine until now. I've been trying to heat him up for about 30 minutes but it doesn't seem to be helping. Last night we played for a while and he ran around and ate and drank and ran on his wheel and everything was fine. It's too late to call a vet but I'm calling one first thing in the morning. What can I do until then? Please help, I don't know what to do.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like he may have had a stroke or something. There isn't really anything we can do for you. He needs a vet as soon as possible. If there's still no regular vets open right now, I'd start calling emergency vets right away or calling regular vet offices to see if they have emergency numbers listed in their answering message.
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