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Old 04-08-2015, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! I have a hedgehog named sheldon that was given to me by a friend 3 months ago. He's roughly 24 months old. I went on vacation last week and he was fine before I left. I took him to his previous owners house to watch him. When I got him back (two days ago) he wasn't acting right. He seems to struggle walking with one of his back legs. He'll take a few steps then just rest on his stomach. I have noticed that he hasn't been drinking or eating that much so I've been tube feeding him. Does WHS appear this quickly? Should I take him to the vet?
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WHS doesn't usually come on that quickly. He needs a vet visit as soon as possible to rule out illness or injury.
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I hate to be posting this so soon but, sadly sheldon passed away in my hands about an hour ago. I have no idea what happened or the reasoning behind his death
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If I had to guess I would think that he was injured somehow, possibly dropped. With that said I'm not accusing your friend of hurting him it could also be something like a tumour that caused his problems.

I'm so sorry you lost him.
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If I had to guess I would think that he was injured somehow, possibly dropped. With that said I'm not accusing your friend of hurting him it could also be something like a tumour that caused his problems.

I'm so sorry you lost him.
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