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Old 03-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my hedgehog has been constipated for 3 days and is straining to poo. he pooped a tiny bit 2day and it was hard. i bathed him to try to get him to go but he didnt, what should i do?
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you feed him? He might need more fiber in his diet. Now you can give him a little bit of unseasoned plain pumpkin or unseasoned plain squash, and see if that helps. If he still doesn't poop then he might need to see a vet. Is there anything in the cage that he could have eaten and is causing a blockage? What kind of bedding/litter do you use?
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Give him the pumpkin! If he continues to be constipated, he could end up with a prolapsed rectum, which he could die from.
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